March 13, 1995 in Nation/World

3-Vehicle Crash In India Kills 110

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A oil truck trying to overtake a tractor-trailer collided with a bus and all three vehicles burst into flames in southern India on Sunday, killing at least 110 people.

The Press Trust of India news agency said 23 people were hospitalized following the accident 30 miles south of Madras. The tractor-trailer was carrying a wedding party.

The accident blocked the national highway, stranding about 1,500 vehicles.

At least five killed by snipers, shelling Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina At least five people were killed by shelling or sniper fire this weekend in what one U.N. official on Sunday called the worst violence in the capital since a cease-fire took effect this year.

The city was placed on general alert after gunfire struck a plane carrying Yasushi Akashi, the top U.N. official in former Yugoslavia, Sunday morning.

Akashi, arriving in Sarajevo to seek renewed commitment to the Jan. 1 truce, appeared unperturbed. “Nobody can intimidate me with this kind of thing,” he said.

But he admitted he was not optimistic about extending the cease-fire beyond its May 1 expiration date.

“The parties have not excluded the military option (after May 1) and for that reason they are testing each other,” Akashi said.


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