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18 hurt as burning van slams into Shanghai pedestrians

SHANGHAI: A van packed with pressurised gas tanks and bottles full of petrol caught fire and ploughed into pedestrians in front of a Starbucks in Shanghai on Friday, leaving at least 18 people injured, authorities and witnesses said. The incident occurred at People's Park in the heart of the Chinese financial hub during morning rush hour, when crowds of people were on their way to work. A Shanghai police statement said the incident has been ruled a "traffic accident" saying it occurred when flammable materials inside…

VIDEO: Man enters burning bus to save passenger and here’s what happened next

A video of a man risking his own life to save passenger has touched many in the online space and is being widely shared on social media channels. The video is said to have been recorded in China’s Yibing City, where a crowd went out of their way to rescue a passenger stuck inside a bus caught ablaze. Although the reason for the fire is yet to be identified, the bus caught fire in the middle of the road on January 3 as several bystanders broke the windows to save the passengers aboard the bus. Towards the end, a shop…

Three more held over lynching of Christian couple

KASUR: The law enforcement agencies on Thursday nabbed three more suspects in connection to the killing of Christian couple who were burned to death in Kot Radha Krishan on allegations of desecrating pages of the Holy Quran, ARY News reported.