Toddler crushed to death by school bus in the UAE

A UAE school bus ran over an 18-month old toddler on Sunday. (Shutterstock)
Updated 19 March 2018
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Toddler crushed to death by school bus in the UAE

DUBAI: A toddler was crushed to death by a school bus in the UAE on Sunday, Gulf daily Gulf News reported.
The 18-months old was waiting with his family’s house maid for his brother to return from school when the horrific incident happened at about 3 pm.
It is thought the driver of the school bus had not seen child, the report added. The toddler was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
An investigation has been launched into the incident.


‘French Spiderman’ climbs Paris skyscraper harness-free

Updated 25 March 2019
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‘French Spiderman’ climbs Paris skyscraper harness-free

  • Climb was done to help to raise funds for the renovation of Notre-Dame cathedral
  • Robert has climbed more than 100 structures including the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and Burj al Khalifa in Dubai

PARIS: Dubbed the “French Spiderman,” Alain Robert scaled a skyscraper in Paris on Friday without a harness to raise funds for the renovation of Notre-Dame cathedral.
Television images showed the 56-year-old using horizontal struts running up the Engie headquarters’ curved facade and a protruding structure going top-to-bottom of the 185-meter glass-fronted building in La Defense business district
Robert halted regularly to chalk his hands.
He was arrested shortly after completing the climb.
“Because there’s no money left in the government coffers, the cathedral is falling into disrepair,” he said ahead of the climb. His sponsors were writing a cheque of €5,000 ($5,650) to help finance the renovations, he added.
During the stunt, bystanders at the bottom pointed smartphones toward clear blue skies as wispy clouds raced overheard in blustery winds.
Robert has climbed more than 100 structures including the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and Burj al Khalifa in Dubai, as well as the same tower in Paris in 2016.
The Archbishop of Paris is on a drive to raise more than €100 million to save Notre-Dame’s crumbling gargoyles and gothic arches.