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Truck mows down 9 in Chennai
CHENNAI, Sept 26 (UNI) — Nine persons, including three women and a baby, were mowed down by an out-of-control truck while they were asleep on a platform in the suburban Ashok Nagar here in the wee hours today. Seven of the victims died on the spot whereas two succumbed to injuries in the hospital. The police has arrested the truck driver, 25-year-old Subramani, who is stated to have fallen asleep while driving.

10 killed in fire
PATNA, Sept 26 (PTI) — At least 10 persons were killed and six were seriously injured when a fire in a cracker manufacturing shop destroyed a two-storeyed building in a village of Siwan district today, the police said. The fire broke out in the licensed cracker shop located in the building at Mohidipur village setting off a big explosion killing two persons on the spot.

20 killed in Lanka
COLOMBO, Sept 26 (PTI) — Suspected Tamil Tiger guerrillas exploded a bomb inside a bus in central Sri Lanka today, killing one passenger and wounding nearly 30, as the Defence Ministry reported killing of 17 rebels and two soldiers in fresh fighting. The bomb ripped through a private bus in the town of Badulla, 23 km east of the capital, the police said, adding that they believed the attack was the work of the LTTE.

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Crowd blocks road
LUCKNOW, Sept 26 (UNI) — Several people were injured when a crowd blocking a road in the Mohanlalganj constituency to protest against alleged kidnapping of a candidate clashed with the police today. All-India Muslim Forum leader Salauddin said the party candidate from Mohanlalganj, has been missing since yesterday. He alleged that the Congress and the BJP candidates were pressing Mr Sukh Lal to withdraw and it was suspected that one of them had kidnapped him.

West Bengal floods
MIDNAPORE, Sept 26 (UNI) — The toll in the recent wave of floods in West Bengal’s Midnapore district rose to five today with all major rivers still in spate. District Magistrate M.V. Rao said the Kangsabati, the Keleghai, the Kapaleswari, the Subarnarekha and the Rupnarayan were flowing above the danger mark. The Kangsabati breached embankments in Debra, Panskura and Ghatal areas affecting four lakh people.

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