By Agence France-Presse LONDON – London police Sunday released images taken within Grenfell Tower following its devastating fire, as a police chief said conditions inside verged on the “indescribable” and warned the death toll would rise further. Photos and videos published by the Metropolitan Police show the gutted wreckage of apartments within the 24-storey tower block afterWednesday’s fire. With blackened rubble strewn across the floor and exposed pipes, one room is unrecognisable as a home until a bath and sink come into view — the dividing wall destroyed completely by the fire. The remnants of an exercise bike, an oven and washing machine point to the lives of residents now shattered by the blaze. “The conditions due to the fire damage verge on indescribable,” said police commander Stuart Cundy, explaining that a full search of the building will take weeks. “We must also prepare people for the terrible reality that some people may … [Read more...] about New images inside London fire tower show ‘indescribable’ scenes
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By Agence France-Presse Eighteen people were killed Monday in one of the deadliest road accidents in Germany’s recent history when a tour bus carrying mostly pensioners smashed into a trailer truck and burst into flames. Emergency workers have retrieved bodies of the victims who are aged 66 to 81, police said in a statement. The driver of the bus was among those killed while the truck driver escaped unhurt. The blaze was so powerful “that only steel parts are still recognisable on the bus, and from that you can understand what it means for the people on this bus,” Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said. Thirty people were hospitalised, two of them with life-threatening injuries, the minister told reporters at the site of the accident. The bus was carrying 46 passengers and two drivers — mostly from the east German state of Saxony, when it rammed into the truck in a traffic jam on the A9 motorway, police said. The group was heading for Nuremberg when the … [Read more...] about Germany bus accident leaves 18 dead
NEW DELHI: Rescuers battled to pull survivors Sunday from the wreckage of a train crash which killed at least 27 passengers in southern India, the latest in a series of disasters on the country’s creaking rail network. Eight coaches and the engine of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar express derailed at around 11:00 pm (1730 GMT) on Saturday night near Kuneru railway station in the remote district of Vizianagram in Andhra Pradesh state. “We can confirm the death toll has gone up to 27 and 50 people have been injured,” J. P. Mishra, a spokesman for East Coast Railways, told AFP. “There is a possibility that the toll may go up. Rescue efforts are on.” The accident comes only two months after nearly 150 people were killed in a similar disaster, highlighting the malaise on a network which is one of the largest in the world. Mishra said that the injured have been shifted to two nearby hospitals. National railway spokesman Anil Saxena said government officials as well … [Read more...] about Train accident in southern India kills 27
MUNICH, Germany: Up to 18 people were feared killed Monday in one of Germany’s worst road accidents after a tour bus carrying pensioners burst into flames in a collision with a trailer truck, police said. “Thirty passengers were taken to hospitals, some with serious injuries. The others are believed to have died in the burning tour bus,” which had been carrying 48 people, police said in a statement. The bus carrying 46 passengers and two drivers rammed into the trailer in a traffic jam on the motorway A9 close to the Bavarian town of Stammbach. The crash shortly after 7 a.m. (0500 GMT) sent the bus up in flames, with television images showing only the charred skeleton of the vehicle remaining. The bus was carrying a tour group from eastern Germany’s Saxony state, police said, and it was bound for Nuremberg, according to Bild newspaper. Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced “great dismay” over the crash, with her spokesman saying: “Our thoughts and … [Read more...] about Germany bus accident leaves up to 18 feared dead
Contrary to what some people may be thinking, things don’t come easy to Pancho Magno just because his mom, Redgie Magno, happens to be a well-connected TV executive (VP for Drama Productions of GMA). “I have to work hard for every role that I get,” said Pancho who is a Registered Nurse (R.N.). “If I want a role, talagang pinaghihirapan ko para makuha. If I have to audition, I show up fully prepared. Once I get the part, I attend workshops; I do everything that the director tells me to do. I don’t want to put my mom in an embarrassing situation, and that’s the challenge that I have to constantly hurdle.” In the few years that Pancho has been in the industry, he has appeared in Kapuso shows (cast in the remake-sequel, “requel,” of Encantadia as Gitano, played by Polo Ravales in the original series), paraded onstage as part of Cosmo magazine’s annual hot-men showcase, and starred in three indies — Gatas ng Ina (as the man … [Read more...] about •Pancho hurdles the challenge •Derrick gets solo movie as gift
Sanjeevan says he is thinking of a natural death for MyWatch R. Sri Sanjeevan is a pale shadow of his former self. He has lost 15kg, shaved his head and wears a brace on his chest, hiding horrific surgical scars – no thanks to his close brush with death when a motorcycle pillion rider fired a shot at him in Bahau in July. And he’s also a beaten man. The MyWatch chairman is leaving his advocacy days behind, saying that continuing his work was “not worth another bullet or his family’s safety”. “I am thinking of a natural death for MyWatch. As a patriotic Malaysian, I’ve done my part and have been beaten and shot at for it”. “Since I woke up, I’ve been told the police have locked up my informers and friends, like Ramesh Balakrishnan who was with me when I was shot. They accused him of being involved with drugs when he has been clean for three years,” he said. For now, Sanjeevan will be focusing on recovering and hopes to … [Read more...] about [VIDEO] MyWatch Update: After Shooting, Sanjeevan Giving Up On MyWatch?
About couple of weeks ago, a report stated that actor Dwayne Johnson 'The Rock' died while filming a movie in New Zealand. The report said: "Actor Dwayne Johnson died while filming a movie in New Zealand early this morning. Preliminary reports from New Zealand Police officials indicate that the actor fell more than 60 feet to his death on the Kauri Cliffs while on-set. Specific details are not yet available. The accident occurred at approximately 4:30 a.m. (UTC/GMT +12)." Even a Facebook page title "R.I.P. Dwayne Johnson" was created which posted a message, saying: "At about 11 am ET on Wednesday (9 April 2014), our beloved actor Dwayne Johnson passed away. Dwayne Johnson was born on 2 May 1972 in Hayward. He will be missed, but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page," according to mediamass.com. Meanwhile, according to one another message currently going viral on Facebook, 'The Rock' died during filming for the movie "Fast and … [Read more...] about [FACT OR FAKE #51] Is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Dead?
Search For Missing MH370 Expands With No Clue About Where To Look Next Investigators hunting for missing Flight MH370 have widened their ocean floor search to a larger zone and don't know where else to focus if the jet can't be found there, authorities announced Wednesday. Both Australia and Malaysia are leading the search for the missing plane, which was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Three specialist ships involved in the ocean floor search — GO Phoenix, Fugro Discovery and Fugro Equator - were all bound for, or returning from, the Australian supply port of Fremantle. MH370 Families To Camp Outside MAS Office Until They Are Given Some Answers Several Chinese family members of passengers on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370 have threatened to gather outside the airlines' headquarters over the decision to declare the plane's disappearance as an accident. Dressed in red shirts printed with the words "Pray for MH370", they have not forgotten even as … [Read more...] about MH370: Today’s Latest Verified Updates Of Search And Rescue Ops
'Russian missile parts' found at the MAS MH17 crash site in Ukraine, investigators say Prosecutors in the Netherlands revealed on Tuesday that they had found what could be pieces of a Russian-made surface-to-air missile system in eastern Ukraine, in the area of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. But the prosecutors warned that no conclusion could yet be drawn that the discovered parts have a causal connection to the MH17 crash. The revelation is significant as the first from Dutch investigators to link physical evidence with a specific type of missile system, a Buk surface-to-air system. Fred Westerbeke, a spokesman for the Dutch Prosecutor's Office, said that seven fragments had been found which were definitely not part of the aircraft, and further investigations had shown that they were probably from a missile system.The crucial question remains who fired the weapon - Russian-backed separatists or even the Russian military itself? The Ukrainians also operate a variant of the … [Read more...] about MH17: Timeline And Latest Verified Updates On The Plane Crash In Ukraine
Aviation experts disagree on what caused a Russian jetliner to suddenly plummet from a high altitude and crash into the Egyptian desert on Saturday, killing all 224 people aboard. On Monday, the airline ruled out pilot error or a technical fault, but Russian aviation officials dismissed those comments as premature. Robert Galan, a French aviation expert, said Metrojet’s claim of an “external impact” pointed to two possibilities: a bomb or sabotage. “Either a bomb was placed during the stopover and programmed to explode after takeoff, or a mechanic sabotaged the plane,” he said. “These are the two most probable hypotheses.” Sabotage would require familiarity with the electrical or fuel systems of the A321-200, but hiding a bomb would need less knowledge, he added. Galan said an analysis of the plane’s data and voice recorders – the “black boxes” – would not confirm a bomb or sabotage, as it … [Read more...] about Aviation experts think there’s a strong possibility a Russian passenger jet was deliberately blown up over Egypt