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Operator of train ‘dozed off’ before crash at O’Hare

Woman admits waking up when the train jumped off the tracks and climbed an escalator, a federal official says

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Seven-vehicle pile-up near Tate’s Cairn Tunnel injures 19

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Nineteen people were injured in a seven-vehicle collision near an entrance to Tate’s Cairn Tunnel in Ma On Shan on Monday morning. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Spanish train driver ‘talking on phone’ at time of crash

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The driver of the train that derailed in northern Spain last week, killing 79 people, was talking on the phone with state train operator Renfe at the time of the accident, a court said after analysing the train’s data recording device. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Manslaughter probe launched after Italy coach plunge kills 38

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A coach carrying pilgrims plunged off a motorway flyover in southern Italy, killing at least 38 people in one of the worst such accidents in Europe in recent years. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Driver of derailed Spanish train charged with 79 counts of homicide

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The driver of a Spanish high-speed train that derailed and killed 79 people was released pending trial on charges of reckless homicide, a judge ruled on Sunday night. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Wenzhou train crash victims struggle to find closure

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Two years on, families of those killed in the high-speed train crash in Wenzhou say they are still struggling to find closure. There were no authorised memorials yesterday to mark the second anniversary of the crash that left 40 people dead and nearly 200 injured. The mainland media were largely silent on the occasion. Instead, people marked the crash by posting red candles on their Sina Weibo accounts and airing sadness on social media. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Rescuers in Seoul battle to save six workers trapped in underground reservoir

<!– google_ad_section_start –> South Korean rescuers on Tuesday were trying to save six workers – three of whom are Chinese citizens – trapped in a flooded underground reservoir in Seoul. The six had been working in the water distribution reservoir in Noryangjin when it became flooded following heavy rains, the Yonhap News Agency reported. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Asiana crash victim was run over by firetruck

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A third girl– reportedly another Chinese student – died on Friday, of injuries sustained in the Asiana jet crash in San Francisco last weekend, as authorities confirmed one of the two other victims was run over by a firetruck. Two teenage Chinese girls died on Saturday when Asiana Airlines flight 214 crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport, with the accident leaving more than 180 others injured. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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At least six killed, dozens injured in France train crash

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A train carrying hundreds of passengers derailed and crashed into a station outside Paris on Friday on the eve of a major holiday weekend. At least six people were killed and dozens were injured, including nine in critical condition, the Interior Ministry said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Asiana passengers initially told not to evacuate after crash

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Passengers aboard the Asiana Airlines plane that crashed in San Francisco were initially told not to evacuate the aircraft after it skidded to a halt on the runway, a federal safety official said on Wednesday. But a flight attendant saw fire outside the plane, and the call to exit was made, 90 seconds after the crash, said National Transportation Safety Board chairwoman Deborah Hersman at a San Francisco press conference. The first emergency response vehicles arrived 30 seconds later. The Saturday crash of the Boeing 777 killed two and injured more than 180. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Infographic: A historical look at aviation accidents

<!– google_ad_section_start –> On July 6, an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport. This accident injured more than 180 people and killed two. This was the Boeing 777′s first crash involving fatalities since it began commercial service in 1995. Here we look at the history of aviation accidents and what causes them. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Shandong hit-and-run driver discovers victim is his own father

<!– google_ad_section_start –> No one probably regrets their actions more than a Shandong hit-and-run driver, who was overwhelmed when he found out that the victim he had abandoned at the scene of a traffic accident was his own father. The driver, identified by his surname, Li, was arrested on a hit-and-run charge over the traffic accident but was released by police so he could go home to take care of his injured father, according to Shandong’s Qilu Evening News. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Crash course for Chinese planes in Indonesia and Myanmar

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Chinese-made Xian MA60 twin turboprop planes were involved in two landing mishaps yesterday. There were no deaths or serious injuries in either crash. The plane is badly damaged, I don’t think it can be used anymore MERPATI AIRLINES SPOKESMAN HERRY SAPTANTO A state-run Merpati Nusantara Airlines plane carrying 50 people landed hard at an airport in eastern Indonesia, slamming both engines onto the runway, while a domestic Myanma Airways flight swerved off the runway on landing in Myanmar. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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City bus inferno kills 42 in China

<!– google_ad_section_start –> At least 42 people died and 33 were injured when a bus “burst into flames” in southeast China, state media reported, the country’s latest deadly road accident. Images on China’s Internet news portals showed a heavily burnt-out shell was all that remained of the bus, which caught fire in the city of Xiamen, in China’s southeast Fujian province at about 6.30pm, Xinhua said, citing local officials. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Philippines probe Cebu Pacific emergency landing after plane overshoots runway

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Philippine aviation authorities said on Tuesday they were investigating Cebu Pacific pilots and crew who left passengers waiting some 15 minutes before deploying emergency slides on a plane that overshot the runway and landed on its nose. None of the 165 passengers was injured, but several complained about the slow response. The rough landing in stormy weather on Sunday evening forced the closure of the Davao International Airport in the southern Philippines while the Airbus A320-200 remained stuck on the runway. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Shortages hamper Tung Chung hospital

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Tung Chung is due to have its own hospital this year, but 24-hour accident and emergency services will not be available until the third quarter of next year due to a shortage of medical staff. North Lantau Hospital, under the Kowloon West Cluster, will open in late September, but operations will be launched in phases, with the accident and emergency department in service eight hours a day, from 9am to 5pm for the first stage. The hospital – near Yat Tung Estate – is a seven-storey, crescent-shaped block. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Radiation leak reported at Japan lab

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A nuclear research laboratory in northern Japan has reported a radiation leak that may have affected 55 people, though none were hospitalised and no impact was expected outside the facility. The Japan Atomic Energy Agency said on Saturday that the accident occurred on Thursday at a nuclear physics lab in Tokaimura, the site of at least two previous radiation accidents. Four researchers were tested afterward, with the highest radiation dose found to be 2 millisieverts. Nuclear workers generally are limited to 100 millisieverts of exposure over five years. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Dozens hurt in Hong Kong train derailment

<!– google_ad_section_start –> HONG KONG (AP) — A light rail train has derailed in Hong Kong’s northern suburbs, injuring dozens of passengers. Police say 62 people were hurt, four seriously, in Friday’s accident. They were all sent to hospitals. There was no word on the cause. Passengers told local media that the train was moving quite fast and going around a bend at the time of the accident. The incident occurred on a public holiday, when there were likely more passengers than usual. After the accident, one carriage leaned off the tracks and a set of wheels appeared to be torn off. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Hong Kong train derails in Tin Shui Wai, injuring 62

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Sixty-two people were injured after a Light Rail Transit train derailed in Tin Shui Wai on Friday afternoon. At least three received serious injuries and were rushed to Tuen Mun Hospital. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Families of ferry disaster victims blast ‘bureaucratic’ chief executive

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Families of the victims in last October’s Lamma ferry tragedy made public a letter criticising Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and other officials for not taking their concerns seriously. The families said they did so because Leung had been “bureaucratic” in his reply to questions over government responsibility in the accident that killed 39 people on National Day. They had written to Leung and his justice minister Rimsky Yuen on May 8 asking them to give a “sincere, responsible and just” answer to calls for further action on the fatal accident. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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