(Updated on 05/10/2013)


ACCIDENTS:

  • Road accidents biggest global killer of teenagers - 16 May 2017
    "Road traffic injuries are the biggest killer of teenagers globally, international data released by the World Health Organization reveals.
    In 2015, more than 1.2 million adolescents died. Road injuries were to blame for about one in 10 of these deaths."

    + The top five killers of teens (aged 10-19)
    (BBC)

  • Stunned France probes deadly Argentina helicopter crash - Article + Video - 10 March 2015
    "Prosecutors in France have opened a manslaughter investigation after two helicopters crashed in Argentina, killing eight French nationals...
    Both helicopters were involved in the filming of TV survival show Dropped, which airs on French channel TF1...
    Yachtswoman Florence Arthaud, Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine were the show's celebrities on board at the time of the crash. They all died..."
    + Profiles of sports stars killed
    (BBC)

 

 


 

  • CRASHES :

    • Turkish plane crashes in Holland
      "A Turkish Airlines plane has crashed on landing at Amsterdam's Schiphol international airport, reports say.
      The plane, with 135 passengers on board, is said to be in three pieces on the runway."

      (BBC)

    • Woman killed by husband's coffin
      "A Brazilian woman has died after being struck by her husband's coffin when the hearse they were travelling in was involved in a car crash."
      (BBC)




    • Lorry carrying 12m bees overturns
      "Motorists on Canada's biggest highway ended up with a bee in their bonnet after a truck transporting 12m of the insects overturned.
      The lorry was carrying 330 crates of honey bees when it tipped over on a ramp in St Leonard, New Brunswick..."

      Vocabulary :
      - honey bee / bee experts / pollinate / beekeepers / protective suits / hive / sting / be angered
      - highway / motorists / bonnet / ramp / lorry / truck / overturn / tip over / seriously injured

      (BBC)

 

 

 

 

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