Source Pravda.Ru

Transport crash kills 11 in India

A taxi carrying wedding guests crashed into an oncoming truck Friday in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing 11 people.

The dead included two children, police spokesman Surendra Srivastava said, after the collision in Amethi town, 140 kilometers (80 miles) southeast of Lucknow, the state capital, according to the AP.

Eight people died instantly and three others succumbed to their injuries later at a hospital, he said.

The driver of the truck fled and police were looking for him, Srivastava said.

Hundreds of people are killed every year in road accidents in India from reckless driving, bad roads and aging vehicles.

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Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
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