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Traffic accidents down in March

Traffic accidents in the month of March decreased by 13.1 percent compared to the same period last year, according to data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), but the number of the people that died on the streets of the country rose by 18.8 percent.

Fighter jet… congests Autobahn

The Autobahn suffered some delays lately. Yet it wasn’t because of an accident or delays in traffic, but because of a… fighter jet.

 

According to reports, a Eurofighter Typhoon being transferred by truck between Berlin and Munich caused the whole traffic jam.

 

The impressive photos show off the peculiar sight and the line of cars that follow.

 

100 Bosnians Still Homeless One Year After Floods

A foreign diplomat who is familiar with the recovery effort told BIRN on condition of anonymity that at least 100 people who were displaced by massive floods and landslides in May last year are still living in public shelters.

Over 100 more are also dependent on non-residential help, the diplomat estimated.

"This does not, however, mean that this is the final number," he said.

Man dies at Acropolis metro station after jumping in front of train

A 35-year-old man died at Acropolis metro station on Friday after apparently jumping in front of a train heading in the direction of Anthoupoli.

Authorities said the train driver was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the unnamed man.

The fire service was called to recover his body.

Nine-Storey Block Collapses in SW China

An unknown number of residents have been trapped beneath the rubble of a residential building which unexpectedly collapsed in Southwestern China.

Firefighters and medical staff are working hard to find survivors after the incident which took place in the city of Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province, according to the South China Morning Post.

Four Die in Hostel Fire Near Tokyo

A fire at two adjacent hostels in Kawasaki, southwest of Tokyo, claimed the lives of at least four people on Sunday. Their identities were not immediately known.

Nineteen others were injured and sent to hospital. About 60 people are believed to have been staying at the two wooden hostels when the fire broke in one of them.

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