The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 28, 2001 · Page 4
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 4

Salina, Kansas
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Saturday, April 28, 2001
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A4 SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2001 WORLD THE SALINA JOURNAL TTOUR CRASH The Associated Press Investigators examine the bus carrying sclioolchildren from Newton, IViass., tliat crashied in Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada, Friday. Four youths died in the crash. Bus crash kills four kids students on the way to tour in Canada on bus wheii it sl<idded By J.M. HIRSCH The Associated Press SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick — A bus filled with Massachusetts students on an overnight trip to Canada skidded off a highway exit and flipped several times, killing four children and injuring dozens early Friday Two girls and two boys — among 42 middle school stu-. dents on trip from Newton, Mass. — were killed, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. Thirty-six others were hurt, most of whom were treated at a hospital for bumps and bruises and released, officials said. Three students and one adult remained hospitalized Friday but their, .injuries were not life-threatening. Many parents flew on charter flights to Nova Scotia to reunite with their children. who had gathered at a hospital in Saint John. It wasn't immediately clear what made the bus go out of control, flip several times and skid to a halt on its side in Sussex, about 40 miles northeast of Saint John, investigators said. Police said the bus appeared to have taken the wrong exit off the Trans- Canada Highway The bus was en route to Halifax, six hours away, but instead exited toward Fredericton. Weather did not appear to be a factor Police do not yet know how fast the bus was going, and there was no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved, RCMP Staff Sgt. Dave Brown said. The children, 10- to 13-year- olds from Oak Hill Middle School, were on their way to Gaetz Brook Junior High School outside Halifax to participate in a band concert and competition. They were accompanied by five adult chaperones and two bus drivers. The children were sleeping at the time of the accident. Ruth Roach, who has a farm overlooking the scene, said she was awakened by a loud bang early Friday and assumed a truck had gone off the road. She said the exit ramp has a hair-pin turn. "We're used to hearing this because this happens very frequently," Roach said. "Cars and transports come around that turn, and if they don't make it, they flip over." Tigger Steeves, a truck driver who was on the scene moments after the accident, said the children were in "bad shape, every one of them." Bus windows were blown out, cargo compartments thrown open and luggage and musical instruments strewn about the area. "There was yelling and screaming going on," Steeves said. The students killed were identified as Melissa Leung, 14; Greg Chan, 13; Kayla Rosenberg, 13; and Stephen Glidden, 12. Melissa's mother was a chaperone on the trip, Newton Mayor David Cohen said. T RED CROSS IN CONGO Ambush ends in six deaths Attackers shoot and hack to death Red Cross workers By The Associated Press KINSHASA, Congo — Attackers with guns and machetes shot and slashed to death six Red Cross workers on a remote road in eastern Congo, leaving their bodies to be discovered in their burned vehicles, aid workers said Friday. The ambush Thursday marked the deadliest single attack on the International Committee of the Red Cross in five years. The victims were a Swiss nurse, a Colombian relief worker and four Congolese. Some were shot, others were both shot and cut with machetes, said Boni Mbaka, a U.N. official who saw some of the bodies. "It's very horrible," Mbaka said. "There were no survivors (so) it's difficult to say what happened." The Red Cross immediately suspended operations in eastern Congo, the region hardest hit by a nearly 22-year war that has involved six nations. International relief officials met late Friday in the border town of Goma to decide whether to cease operations entirely in the region, where more than a million people — mostly civilians — have died in fighting, disease and hunger related to the conflict. Congo's war started in 1998 when Rwanda, Uganda and their rebel allies took up arms ^^ix Red Cross workers murdered Buni I CONGO\ Kinshasa ANGOLA mam: 0 300km SOURCE: ESRI AP against President Laurent Ka­ bila, accusing him of sheltering militias that threatened regional security Zimbabwe, Angola and Namibia entered the war on Congo's side. The aid workers were attacked while taking medicine to a health center in rebel- and Ugandan-held northeast Congo, traveling without armed escort in two Red Cross-marked vehicles. Colleagues became worried when they lost radio contact with the team, and alerted authorities, said Antoine Atawamba, Red Cross spokesman in Kirtshasa, the Congolese capital. A Ugandan military patrol found the bodies and the vehicles about 40 miles north of the border town of Bunia. The two vehicles were set on fire, Red Cross officials said. That they were left behind was unusual, distinguishing the attack from robberies by bandits or typical attacks by Congolese Mayi-Mayi warriors and Rwan­ dan Hutu Interahamwe militiamen. "We're not blaming anyone, because we don't know who to blame," said - Paul Castella, head of the Red Cross delegation in Kinshasa. The Red Cross identified the foreign victims as Rita Fox, a 36-year-old Swiss nurse, and Julio Delgado, a 54-year-old Colombian relief worker. The four Congolese staff were nurse Veronique Saro, 33; Unen Ufoirworth, 29, a staff member in charge of reuniting families separated by the fighting; and drivers Aduwe Boboli, 39, and Jean Molokabonge, 56. In New York, U.N. Secretary- General Kofi Annan was "greatly distressed to learn of the brutal murders," spokeswoman Marie Okabe said. Annan appealed to all Congo's combatants to allow safe access to civilians in need, she said. The killings took place in Ituri Province, which is under the control of Uganda and a Uganda-backed rebel group led by Jean-Pierre Bemba. Bemba caUed the killings an "inexcusable assassination" and said an inquiry by his movement was under way Earlier this month, Bemba agreed to pull his forces back from two front-line positions after the United Nations promised to establish relief operations in the areas. Bemba has been claiming credit for the work of international organizations operating in his territory, where public services are scarcely running. Violence persists during meeting By The Associated Press JERUSALEM — Israeli troops fired grenade launchers .and machine guns Friday to repel Palestinian gunmen in the West Bank, close to where top security officials from both sides had met just hours earlier to try to reduce the violence. Seven Palestinians, including two police officers, were wounded in the battle on the outskirts of the West Bank town of Ramallah. Two build­ ings were damaged. In the Gaza Strip, nine Palestinians were injured, one critically when Israeli soldiers fired at youths throwing stones at an Israeli post near the Kami crossing, doctors said. Two Palestinians were wounded by Israel fire elsewhere in Gaza. The violence persisted after Israeli and Palestinian field comnianders in Ramallah and in the Gaza Strip held talks Friday morning. One Time Only Yamaha Clavinova Truckload Sale! Limited Time - Stop By Today Digital Pianos Starting at $1,595 6 months same as cashWA.C. Free delivery/50 mile radius Well Drilling Services V'Residential Supply ';-«LaW|i* Garden r^cf=ir^r •Uvestock UfcMWl •Pump Sales & Installation •Geothermal Heat Pump Wells •Professional Geological Services 785-826-1616 Saiina, KS BEHIND CLOSED DOORS ADULT NOVELTIES RECLINING SOFAS SHOCKEY& LANDES ^QFURNITUREANDGIFTS))! 324 N. 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