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Breaking: Many feared dead as train derails in Agege, Lagos

Breaking: Many feared dead as train derails in Agege, Lagos

Law
Several persons are feared dead at Abattoir area of Agege outskirts of Lagos when a train derailed this morning. Lagos State police spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole who confirmed the incident noted that the train also rammed into a Trailer, injuring many and leaving unconfirmed number of victims feared dead. According to Famou- Cole who confirmed the incident in a telephone call, “We just got the information. Our policemen and those attached to the railway command are in control of the situation. I cannot confirm any death, but i can tell you that some persons were injured. ” We shall be able to furnish you with details later please.”
124 Broken Ships Dumped on South Asia’s Beaches in Q3 – NGO Report

124 Broken Ships Dumped on South Asia’s Beaches in Q3 – NGO Report

Education, Law
Some 124 ships out of 227 ships broken in the third quarter of 2017 ended up on beaches in South Asia for dirty and dangerous breaking, the latest report from NGO Shipbreaking Platform shows. A total of 42 ships were sent for demolition to Turkey, 35 to China, and 26 were scrapped in the rest of the world. Shipowners continue to sell their tonnage to infamous beaching yards in South Asia as it brings in more money. As explained by the Platform, there is little or no investments in proper infrastructure to contain pollutants and ensure safe working conditions, the proper disposal of hazardous wastes is overlooked, and migrant workers are exploited. Moreover, the prices offered for ships this third quarter have been high in South Asia, especially when compared to the figures of the firs...