Source AP ©

Egypt: 13 teen-age school girls among 16 killed in crash

Sixteen people and 13-age girls were killed and 8 wounded when the truck carrying them crashed into another truck south of Cairo, officials said Wednesday.

It is not uncommon for people to ride at the back of trucks in Egypt, where police estimate that at least 6,000 are killed every year in car accidents primarily caused by bad roads, lax enforcement of traffic laws and reckless driving.

The eight wounded in Wednesday's crash, who included five more teen-age school girls, were taken to hospital, said the police officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.

When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan

Kuril Islands dispute between Russia and Japan: The impossible is impossible
Comments
Russians ready to endure anything for a life without war
Russia's Prokopchuk loses Interpol election
Russia's Prokopchuk loses Interpol election
Russia's Prokopchuk loses Interpol election
Argentina hides the truth about the death of San Juan submarine
Russia's Prokopchuk loses Interpol election
Russia's Prokopchuk loses Interpol election
Russia close to recognising Donetsk and Luhansk republics after Donbass elections
Unemployment in Russia hits record high of 15 percent
Third Rome and geopolitics of Orthodox schism
Putin wants Russian army rearmed almost completely by 2021
Japan ratifies agreement to supply weapons and ammo to warring states
Argentina hides the truth about the death of San Juan submarine
Argentina hides the truth about the death of San Juan submarine
Putin and Erdogan launch first section of TurkStream pipeline in Istanbul
Why Trump tries to re-industrialize America
Why Trump tries to re-industrialize America
Unemployment in Russia hits record high of 15 percent
Kuril Islands dispute between Russia and Japan: The impossible is impossible
Russia to ban capture of killer whales and belugas in 2019
North Korea destroys security points in demilitarised zone