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Lightning Sparks Chinese Train Crash, 11 Dead

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A lightning strike knocked out power to a high-speed train, sparking a crash and derailment that has killed at least 11 people in China and injured almost 90. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency said an older generation bullet train was hit by lightning late Saturday while traveling between the provincial capital of Hangzhou to the […]

High Speed Train Derails in China

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Two cars from one of China’s new, high-speed bullet trains have derailed, falling off a bridge. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency said the train derailed late Saturday in China eastern Zhejiang province. Officials said rescue crews were on their way to the scene but they had no immediate information about possible casualties. The train had […]

High Speed Train Derails in China

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Two cars from one of China’s new, high-speed bullet trains have derailed, falling off a bridge. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency said the train derailed late Saturday in China eastern Zhejiang province. Officials said rescue crews are on their way to the scene but they had no immediate information about possible casualties. The train had […]

Putin Blames ‘Irresponsibility’ and ‘Greed’ for Deadly Riverboat Accident

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is blaming “irresponsibility” and “greed” for the recent sinking of an aging riverboat that killed at least 113 people. Prime Minister Putin made an unannounced visit Thursday to Kazan, the central Russian city from which the ill-fated Bulgaria had departed and was sailing back to on Sunday when it listed […]

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Bangladesh Mourns Children Killed in Bus Crash

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Schools across southeastern Bangladesh were closed Tuesday as people mourned 42 schoolchildren killed this week in a tragic bus accident. The country will hold its official day of mourning Wednesday, with the education ministry asking students, teachers and officials to say a special prayer and wear black badges as a symbol of their loss. The […]

Gas Explosion on Pakistan Bus Kills 10

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Pakistan say at least 10 people were killed after a bus exploded on a busy highway near the capital, Islamabad. Officials say Tuesday’s blast was caused by a faulty gas cylinder. Several people were also injured in the explosion. Pakistan has a large number of buses and other vehicles which use compressed natural […]

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Dozens of Bangladeshi Children Killed in Crash

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladeshi police say at least 42 school children were killed Monday, when the vehicle they were riding in plunged into a canal. The children, between the ages of 8 and 12, were returning from a football match when the accident happened outside the southeastern city of Chittagong. At least 60 students were said to be […]

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40 Bangladeshi Students Killed in Crash

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh police say at least 40 school children were killed when their bus plunged off a road Monday. Officials say the students were returning from a football match when the accident happened outside the southeastern city of Chittagong. Police say at least 50 children were on the bus.

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11 Bangladeshi Students Killed in Crash

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh police say at least 11 school children were killed and dozens more are feared dead after their bus crashed into a roadside ditch Monday. Officials say the students were returning from a football match when the accident happened outside the southeastern city of Chittagong.

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At Least 31 Dead in Indian Train Accident

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers in northern India are sorting through the wreckage of an express train that derailed, killing at least 31 people and injuring 100 more. Authorities say the Kalka Mail train was travelling from Howrah to New Delhi Sunday when at least 12 coaches jumped the tracks near Fatehpur in Uttar Pradesh state. The cause of […]

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