Valhalla train crash

Valhalla train crash

On the evening of February Three, 2015, a commuter train on Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem Line struck a passenger car at a grade crossing near Valhalla, Fresh York, United States, inbetween the Valhalla and Climb on Pleasant stations, killing six people and injuring fifteen others, including seven in “very serious condition.” The crash was the deadliest in Metro-North’s history, as well as the deadliest such crash in the United States since the June two thousand nine Washington Metro train collision, which killed eight passengers and injured eighty. (more…)

United Nations News Centre – In Central African Republic, UN peacekeeping chief underscores political solution to end violence

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                    • Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, (right) visits the UN Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), here pictured with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Mission chief, Parfait Onanga-Anyanga. (more…)

                      UNHCR – UNHCR – Worries deepen as CAR violence escalates

                      UNHCR – Worries deepen as CAR violence escalates

                      This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

                      A displaced boy stands in the mud after a rainy season downpour at a makeshift camp in Bria, Central African Republic, on May 26th 2017. © UNHCR/Cassandra Vinograd