Briefly World: 35 injured in Prague blast

A powerful explosion badly damaged an office building in the center of the Czech capital Monday,injuring at least 35 people

Published: April 30, 2013 1:14:20 am

35 injured in Prague blast

PRAGUE: A powerful explosion badly damaged an office building in the center of the Czech capital Monday,injuring at least 35 people. It was not certain what caused the blast in Divadelni Street,in Prague’s Old Town,but it was likely a natural gas explosion,police spokesman Tomas Hulan said. AP

2 missing as balloon falls in Pacific

LIMA: A hot-air tourist balloon carrying seven people in Peru fell into the Pacific Ocean after strong winds pushed the balloon off its planned route. Authorities said they rescued five women while the craft’s pilot and another tourist remain missing. AP

24-yr-old stabs 4 in US church

Albuquerque: A 24-year-old man jumped over several pews at the St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church in New Mexico and stabbed several members in the choir area during the Mass on Sunday,police said. The man,Lawrence Capener,faces felony charges,police said. AP

Student shoots self in Ohio classroom

Cincinnati: A student at the La Salle High School in Cincinnati was hospitalised after he pulled out a gun in classroom Monday morning and shot himself,police said. “A student produced a gun inside one of the classrooms and shot himself,and we’re dealing with that now,” Police Chief Bart West said. PTI

Ricin letters case hearing on Thursday

Oxford: James Everett Dutschke,who was charged with sending poison-laced letters to US President Barack Obama, made a brief appearance Monday and was ordered to be held in prison without bond until a hearing on Thursday. PTI

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