Truck falls into South Cotabato ravine; 20 dead John Unson (The Philippine Star) - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am COTABATO CITY, Philippines — At least 20 people were killed while 14 others were injured when a light truck fell into a 30-foot ravine at around 9:30 a.m. yesterday in Barangay Lam Salome, T’boli, South Cotabato. T’boli Mayor Dibu Tuan said the passengers in an Isuzu six-wheeler truck came from a family reunion at a resort in General Santos City when the accident happened. There were reports that the driver lost control of the vehicle while cruising downhill on a curved road in Barangay Lam Salome. Police probers said the ill-fated truck was en route to T’boli town proper when the vehicle wiggled uncontrollably before it plunged into the ravine along the road traversing the mountain range. Police said 15 of the victims, including children, died on the spot while five others were declared dead … [Read more...] about Truck falls into South Cotabato ravine; 20 dead
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The site of a collision between a Keikyu Line train and a truck in Yokohama on Thursday that killed a man and left more than 30 passengers injured. (Kyodo photo) YOKOHAMA, Japan: A man died and more than 30 people were injured after an express train collided with a truck and derailed Thursday in Yokohama, police and rescuers from the city near Tokyo said.The accident occurred at around 11.40am at a crossing on the Keikyu Line between Kanagawa-Shimmachi and Nakakido stations. The first three carriages of the eight-car passenger train derailed and the truck caught fire, they said. The man killed in the accident is suspected to be the 67-year-old truck driver who the police said was likely trapped underneath the train. Among those hurt, a female passenger in her 20s sustained serious injuries, police said. Train operator Keikyu Corp. said the train, running from Aoto in Tokyo to Misakiguchi in Kanagawa Prefecture, could have been travelling at 120km/h when it hit the train. … [Read more...] about Man dead as train hits truck in Yokohama
YOKOHAMA: One person was killed and around 30 people injured on Thursday, authorities said, when an express train and a truck collided on a busy line connecting Tokyo and Yokohama. The accident derailed the front carriage of the train and badly damaged the truck, which burst into flames and spewed its cargo of hundreds of oranges and lemons alongside the tracks. The train’s front window was completely smashed and the truck appeared to be pinned to a wall just beyond the crossing where the collision took place. “Emergency crews took 30 injured people into care. Of those, two had sustained serious injuries. Of those severely injured, the hospital has confirmed the death of one person,“ a fire department official told reporters at the scene. According to the Keikyu train company operating the service, the driver said he had applied the emergency brake but too late to prevent the collision. The company said it had launched an investigation into the accident that took … [Read more...] about One dead, 30 hurt as train, truck collide near Tokyo
MANILA: Thirteen people including a bride-to-be and two children were killed when the truck they were riding on after attending a traditional pre-wedding ceremony rolled over on a mountain road, police said Sunday. The dump truck was carrying 53 passengers in eastern Camarines Sur province on Saturday and was going down the highway when it lost control, injuring dozens of other people, said San Fernando town police investigator Victor Quinao. The group had come from participating in a Filipino tradition where a man and his family visit the home of a woman to formally ask for her hand in marriage, Quinao said, adding the bride was among those killed. “The truck lost control and rolled over, throwing off some of the passengers while others were crushed,“ Quinao told AFP, adding it was unclear why the bride-to-be was on the vehicle. “It was a dump truck used to transport soil and sand and was owned by the local government. It appears it was borrowed for the event. The … [Read more...] about Bride among 13 killed in Philippines truck accident: Police
By Audra D. S. Burch The New York Times Tues., April 30, 2019 ATLANTA—On the fifth floor of the Atlanta Police Department headquarters, more than a dozen investigative files of dead children are neatly spread across three tables. A handwritten list, scribbled in red ink, provides the names of some of the children who were killed. The years of each killing — 1979, 1980 and 1981 — are taped on three walls, along with grainy photos of the children, almost all of them smiling. Old homicide logs are stacked on another table. Inside the pages, among the details is the story of the Atlanta child killings, one of the most vexing cases in the city’s history. Forty years ago, Atlanta was terrorized by a serial killer who snatched and killed two dozen children, aged 7 to 17. They vanished with spine-chilling regularity, only to have their bodies discovered weeks or months later. In rivers. Under a bridge. Behind dumpsters. The menacing drumbeat of child … [Read more...] about Who killed Atlanta’s children?