6 schoolchildren, bus driver die in road accident in India

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A victim of a bus accident is rushed to a hospital at Nahan, India, 05 January 2019.
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Remains of a wrecked school bus are pictured after falling into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district on January 5, 2019. (AFP)
Updated 06 January 2019
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6 schoolchildren, bus driver die in road accident in India

  • Around 150,000 people die every year on India’s roads, often because of reckless driving, badly maintained roads and vehicles overcrowded with passengers

NEW DELHI: Six schoolchildren and their bus driver were killed as the vehicle rolled down a gorge on a hilly road in northern India, police said.
Another 12 children were hospitalized with injuries after the school bus skidded off the road in Himachal Pradesh state on Saturday, said police officer Rohit Malpani.
Malpani said three students aged 5 to 14 and the driver died on the spot. Three students died later in a hospital.
The cause of the accident is being investigated.
Around 150,000 people die every year on India’s roads, often because of reckless driving, badly maintained roads and vehicles overcrowded with passengers.
In September, 55 people were killed when a bus carrying pilgrims from a Hindu temple in the hills of south India plunged off a road.


Accused Christchurch mosque shooter also charged with terrorist act

Updated 21 May 2019
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Accused Christchurch mosque shooter also charged with terrorist act

  • Brenton Tarrant, a suspected white supremacist, faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder
  • He is next due to appear in court in June

WELLINGTON: New Zealand police said on Tuesday they were charging the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act.
The charge, which came under the country’s terrorism suppression legislation, was filed against Brenton Tarrant, police said in a statement.
The man, a suspected white supremacist, faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder. He is next due to appear in court in June.