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February 15, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
At least 15 people were killed and more than 160 injured when a train derailed in eastern India, an official said. Sixteen cars of a train on its way from Kolkata to Chennai left the tracks in Orissa state near the town of Jajpur, said J.P. Mishra, a spokesman for the East Coast Railway. Forty people were hospitalized in serious condition, but their injuries were not life-threatening, he said. Accidents are common on India's sprawling rail network, one of the world's largest, with most accidents blamed on poor maintenance.
February 13, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
A Utah woman listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for her long fingernails has lost them in a car crash. Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries in the accident Tuesday. Redmond's nails, which hadn't been cut since 1979, were broken in the crash. According to the Guinness website, her nails measured a total of more than 28 feet long in 2008, with the longest nail on her right thumb at 2 feet, 11 inches.
February 10, 2009 | Maria De Cristofaro and Sebastian Rotella
A comatose 37-year-old woman at the center of a right-to-die case dividing Italy passed away Monday night amid an uproar over the government's last-ditch bid to keep her alive against the wishes of her family. The death of Eluana Englaro, who suffered massive brain damage in a car accident 17 years ago, occurred as the case was being discussed by the Senate in Rome.
December 26, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
A 7-year-old girl died after falling out of the window of her family's fifth-floor apartment in the Bronx, police said. Chelsea Maldonado was blind in one eye, autistic and used a wheelchair. Police told the New York Daily News that the lower half of the window had a child-protection guard and that it wasn't clear how she fell out. Neighbors heard the family screaming for help.
December 22, 2008 | Jason Song
A vehicle driven by a Los Angeles Fire Department inspector struck a car on the Harbor Freeway early Sunday, injuring him and three other people. The inspector was traveling south to an assignment about 3 a.m. when he hit the car near the 105 Freeway interchange, said Ron Myers, a Fire Department spokesman. The inspector and the three people in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries. They were treated and released from a hospital, Myers said. Officials declined to release the inspector's name.
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