Woman pushes man to death under train

Updated 28 December 2012
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Woman pushes man to death under train

NEW YORK: Police in New York City yesterday were hunting for a woman in her 20s suspected of pushing a man to his death under an oncoming subway train, the second such incident in less than a month.
The incident happened Thursday evening at about 8 p.m. (0100 GMT Friday) at a station on the number 7 line in the Queens borough.
The suspect — who was speaking to herself as she paced along the platform, according to witnesses — pushed the man as the train was pulling into the station. He apparently had his back to the woman and did not see her.
Police released surveillance camera video footage via Twitter showing a woman running from the scene. The victim was not immediately identified. His death was eerily similar to that of a 58-year-old man killed on Dec. 3 when he was pushed onto the tracks during a fight with a deranged man in a Manhattan subway station. The assailant has been charged with murder.
Several million people use the New York City subway system every day, but incidents of this kind are extremely rare.


Five Iranian migrants found drifting off French coast

Updated 26 May 2018
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Five Iranian migrants found drifting off French coast

  • They were treated by emergency services when brought back to land in Boulogne-sur-Mer

CALAIS: Five Iranian migrants attempting to reach Britain aboard a makeshift boat were rescued Saturday morning off the northern coast of France, officials said.
They were found around at 8:00 am (0600 GMT) in a state of hypothermia and were treated by emergency services when brought back to land in Boulogne-sur-Mer, according to the maritime authorities.
“These crossings are extremely risky and dangerous, despite the apparent proximity of the English coast from the French coast,” the prefecture of the Channel and the North Sea said in statement.
The five Iranians set off in a non-powered inflatable boat and lost their oars in calm seas but with poor visibility due to the haze.
They were found after five hours of searching by a Navy aircraft 8.5 nautical miles (16 km) north of Cape Gris-Nez, halfway to England, and then rescued by the National Society of Sea Rescue (SNSM).
On May 19, a Colombian national was found suffering from hypothermia by sea rescuers in the same area while trying to reach England illegally.