CAIRO (Reuters) – Seventeen people have died and 32 have been injured in an explosion outside Egypt’s National Cancer Institute in central Cairo, Egypt’s health ministry said early on Monday. A car driving against traffic on Cairo’s corniche collided with three other cars, causing the explosion, Egypt’s interior ministry said in a statement. Egypt’s public prosecutor is investigating the cause of the incident, sources told Reuters, but there was no official statement indicating that the explosion was an attack. (Reporting by Haitham Ahmed, Alaa Swilam and Mahmoud Reda Mourad, Writing by Nafisa Eltahir; editing by Grant McCool) … [Read more...] about Seventeen dead in car explosion in central Cairo
Springdale Care Home in Brundall. One of the care homes which could be sold for £1. Photo: Steve Adams Seventeen care homes look likely to be sold by Norfolk County Council - for just £1 each. The council owns the homes, which are in locations across the county.County Hall currently lets the homes to its own arms-length company Norse Care, which provides social care to people living in the residential homes.Those leases were due to last for 25 years, but council officers say it makes sense to simply transfer the freehold for the homes to Norse Care.Members of the council’s business and property committee will be asked at a meeting tomorrow to agree to sell the freehold for each of the homes to Norse Care for £1 each.Officers say that, the £1 fee is the book value of the homes, given the terms of the lease give Norse Care the option for a transfer of the freehold.Norse Care would continue to run the homes following the transfer.A spokesman for Norfolk County … [Read more...] about Seventeen care homes in Norfolk likely to be sold
News / World by Press Association 12/02/2019, 6:24 am Updated: 12/02/2019, 6:26 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Seventeen people have died in a fire at a hotel in western New Delhi, police said. The fire at the Arpit Palace Hotel has been extinguished, but authorities are still investigating the cause of the blaze, deputy police commissioner Mandeep Singh Randhawa said. “We have to check the stability of the structure, check every room,” Mr Randhawa said. The hotel is located in Karol Bagh, an area in India’s capital city full of shops and budget hotels that is popular with tourists. Twenty-five fire engines responded to the blaze, which had engulfed all but the ground floor of the five-story hotel, fire officer Vijay Paul said. About three dozen people were rescued from the hotel, Mr Paul said. Among those rescued was Sivanand Chand, 43, a hotel guest who was jolted awake around 4am struggling to breathe. “When I got … [Read more...] about Seventeen killed in fire at New Delhi hotel
TWO members of band Seventeen have been confirmed dead along with more than 200 people in yesterday's tsunami in Indonesia. Here is everything you need to know about the devastation suffered by the band and the region. Who are Seventeen's members? Indonesian band Seventeen were playing at a beach resort on the western tip of Java, moments before the wave hit yesterday evening. Bani, the bass player is believed to have died, along with another member. Two members of their crew were also killed after the huge wave struck the stage mid performance. The lead singer of the band Riefian Fajarsyah confirmed his wife and the band's drummer were still missing. In a video posted to their official Instagram, wearing a green shirt embossed with the band's logo, Fajarsyah said: "We lost our bassist and our road manager Oki. “Andi [their drummer] and Herman [guitarist] and Ujang [crew] have not been found. Please pray so that my wife Dylan [Dylan Sahara] will be found soon. “The … [Read more...] about Who are Seventeen’s members, what happened in the Indonesia tsunami and who was killed?
World Footage posted online shows the moment a tsunami wave struck the tent where top Indonesian pop group Seventeen were performing, sweeping members off-stage. Lead vocalist Riefian Fajarsyah, in an emotional video posted on Instagram, has said that the band’s road manager and bassist have been killed, and three other band members—along with his wife—were missing. The group was performing in a packed marquee in the Tanjung Lesung beach resort on the western tip of Java when the tsunami hit. The video shows them performing in the tent, when a wall of water crashed over the back of the stage, sweeping away band members and crashing into people dancing in front. “We lost our bassist Bani and our road manager Oki,” said Fajarsyah in the video, reported AFP news agency. “Andi [drummer] and Herman [guitar] and Ujang [crew] have not been found. Please pray so that my wife Dylan [Dylan Sahara] will be found soon. The … [Read more...] about Who is Seventeen? Top Indonesian Rock Band Swept Off Stage by Tsunami, Members Killed and Missing