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Kathmandu (AFP) Sept 28, 2012
Seven Britons and five Chinese are among the dead in a plane crash Friday on the outskirts of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu which killed all 19 on board, according to a revised police toll.
"The plane crash in the capital has caused the death of 12 foreigners, including seven British and five Chinese tourists. The remaining seven, including three crew members, are Nepalese, said Nepal Police spokesman Binod Singh.
Police had initially said five Japanese, two Italians and a Briton were killed in the crash but later corrected the information, which had been given in error by an officer at the crash site.
Tulasha Pokharel, a 26-year-old housewife living near the Manohara river, told AFP she was among the first on the scene after the crash.
"We could hear people inside the aircraft screaming, but we couldn't throw water at the plane to put out the fire because we were scared that the engines were about to explode."
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Chinese crew rescued as boat burns in Japan
Tokyo (AFP) Sept 28, 2012
A dozen Chinese crew members were rescued by Japan's coastguard when their Panama-registered boat caught fire in a Japanese bay, an official said Friday. Television footage showed thick smoke pouring from the Hao Han, a 1,999-tonne cargo vessel, as the ship listed badly in waters off Osaka, in Western Japan. Japan's coastguard, which has recently been heavily involved in a standoff with ... read more
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