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15 killed after landslide collapses wall at wedding in Peru

15 killed after landslide collapses wall at wedding in Peru

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Jan. 27 (UPI) -- At least 15 people were killed when a landslide caused a wall to collapse at a wedding in Peru on Sunday, officials said. Peru's National Institute of Civil Defense, or INDECI, confirmed that 15 people were killed and 29 were injured when the wall collapsed at the Alhambra Hotel in the city of Abancay. Head of INDECI, Jorge Chávez, said about 100 guests were present at the hotel at the time of the landslide on Sunday and about 50 people were close to one of the walls that collapsed, the BBC reported. Abancay Mayor Guido Chahuaylla said efforts were made to ensure that rescuers were able to reach those trapped and the injured were transported to a local hospital. INDECI also announced Sunday that crews had removed the wreckage of a bus crash that killed 10 people on...
Six children killed after bus rolls down gorge

Six children killed after bus rolls down gorge

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Six schoolchildren have been killed and 12 others hurt in a bus crash in northern India. The driver also died when the vehicle skidded off a hilly road and rolled down a gorge in Himachal Pradesh state on Saturday.Three of the children, aged between five and 14, died at the scene, as did the driver.The three other victims lost their lives later in hospital. An investigation is under way into what caused the accident.The children were students at a school in a remote area of the mountainous state. More from India 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.Around 150,000 people die every year on India's roads, often because of reckless driving, badly maintained roads and...
Six killed in train accident on Denmark bridge

Six killed in train accident on Denmark bridge

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Six people have been killed and several others injured in a train accident on a bridge connecting two main islands in Denmark. A passenger train was hit by cargo or tarpaulin from a freight train travelling in the opposite direction.Police said 16 people were injured, out of a total of 131 passengers and three crew on board.A police spokesman said the passenger train had been "hit an unknown object" but did not comment further.Brewing company Carslberg confirmed the freight train was transporting their goods between its Fredericia brewery and Copenhagen. Image: The scene of the accident on the Storebaelt bridge Image: Sixteen people were also injured The passenge...
Karachi attack: Four killed as gunmen try to storm China consulate

Karachi attack: Four killed as gunmen try to storm China consulate

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Gunmen have killed at least four people in an attack on the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi.Gunshots were heard at about 09:30 local time (04:30 GMT) outside the consulate in the upmarket Clifton area. Police shot dead three attackers.Separatist militants who oppose Chinese investment projects in western Pakistan say they carried out the attack.In another incident on Friday, at least 20 people were killed in a bomb attack in north-west Pakistan.The blast occurred in a mostly Shia neighbourhood in Orakzai district. Police say a suicide bomber on a motorbike drove into a crowded marketplace.Pakistan's Shia minority has often been targeted by Sunni extremists. What happened in Karachi?Three gunmen tried to en...
One killed in Melbourne knife rampage terror attack

One killed in Melbourne knife rampage terror attack

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A man has killed one person and wounded two in a knife rampage in Melbourne that police are treating as a terror attack. Speaking at a news conference, Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said that the suspect had "family associations that were well known" to police and that he had been known to Australia's security agency."We don't believe there is an ongoing threat at this stage, but certainly we are treating it as a terrorism incident".The attacker, who has not been identified, was originally from Somalia but lived in Melbourne's northwest.He was shot by police and died shortly after arriving at hospital under police guard. Image: The vehicle was alight when police arrived on the scene Witnesses said the man had parked...