Chaos, horror as fuel tanker explodes after collision
Chaos, horror as fuel tanker explodes after collision Many injured, houses, shops, vehicles guttedBURI RAM: A tanker carrying 40,000 litres of fuel crashed into the rear of an 18-wheel trailer truck and exploded in flames, setting fire to nearby buildings and vehicles and injuring many people, in Nong Ki district about 12.30am on Thursday.The collision happened at an intersection on Highway 24 (Chokchai-Det Udom). Both vehicles were engulfed in flames.Part of the tanker’s fuel load spilled out onto the road surface and into the sewerThe burning fuel flowed into about 10 nearby shops and houses...
The Bangkok Post
‘The People Captured Power Themselves’: Kyrgyzstan Cleans Up After Night of Chaos
BISHKEK — Store owners in Kyrgyzstan's capital spent Monday emptying their premises of stock and boarding up the facades. The day after disputed parliamentary elections triggered widespread protests, they wanted to avoid the looting they’d seen in previous revolutions in 2005 and 2010.By Tuesday the Central Asian nation’s Central Electoral Commission had canceled the result of the vote after a tumultuous night that saw protesters storm government headquarters and clash with riot police, leaving 686 injured and at least one dead.Activists freed several jailed politicians, including incumbent Pr...
The Moscow Times
Chaos as anti-government protesters remove police barriers
There was chaos in front of Samran Rat police station in Bangkok on Friday morning as anti-government activists arrived to acknowledge charges stemming from a rally on July 18.Their supporters removed police barriers and during the ruckus one threw a container of paint that splattered over some officers.Jatupat “Pai Dao Din” Boonpattarasaksa and 14 other activists were summonsed by police to answer charges against them.They had stayed overnight at the October 14 Memorial at Khok Wua intersection on Ratchadamnoen Klang Avenue, “Sleeping in camp, not sleeping in prison”.On Friday morning, they w...
The Bangkok Post
Chaos, disregard for Covid rules mar youth elections
National Youth elections in the various parts of the country have been marred by chaos, attracting the intervention of police to restore calm despite the Electoral Commission saying the exercise was largely successful.Electoral Commission (EC) announced elections would be held scientifically and emphasised observance of Covid-19 guidelines, but this directive was flouted by the rowdy youth who were also divided along party lines.In Mbale City, for instance, some of the polling stations that Daily Monitor visited such as Nabweya, Link, Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) Cell, and Doko A, among...
Chaos? Irrelevant? Pandemic shifts Affordable Care Act legal fight
AUSTIN, Texas — A lot has happened since March 2, when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear Texas’ bid to strike down the Affordable Care Act.Two days later, Texas discovered its first case of COVID-19, and Gov. Greg Abbott declared a statewide emergency over the pandemic nine days after that.As the coronavirus spread over the next five months — cutting short more than 161,000 lives nationwide — the toll has changed the tenor of the case before the country’s highest court.Supporters of the wide-ranging law have flooded the court with pleas to preserve the Affordable Care Act, arguing that it ...
Chaos outside liquor stores as India eases virus lockdown
New Delhi (AFP) - Police swung batons on Monday to beat back thirsty Indians jostling to buy alcohol for the first time in 40 days as the government eased further the world's biggest coronavirus lockdown.Some state leaders had pushed for liquor stores to be reopened earlier, saying the money from alcohol sales was a major source of tax revenue.The Delhi government said late Monday that it would slap a 70 percent "special corona fee" on liquor sales from Tuesday to boost revenue badly hit by the pandemic, local media reported.The government credits its strict shutdown of almost all activity sin...
Chaos in the oil markets explained
Whitney Tilson’s email to investorsdiscussing his colleague Berna Barshay on the chaos in the oil markets.Q1 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreThe Chaos In The Oil MarketAfter more than 25 years since my first day on the trading floor, it's not often that I see something that I've never seen before – and never thought I'd see!But yesterday was one of those days, when the price for the May WTI crude oil future sank to zero... and then kept going lower. The contract – which closed at $18.27 on Friday – continued to crash throughout the trading session, shocking traders at each new lev...
Chaos at US airports as medical screenings jam up returning Americans
Chaos gripped major US airports Sunday as Americans returning from coronavirus-hit European countries overwhelmed authorities attempting to process the surge.Frustrated passengers complained of hours-long lines, crowded and unsanitary conditions and general disarray in the system for screening people for symptoms of the virus."Very close quarters," Ann Lewis Schmidt told CNN, describing conditions at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD). "So if we didn't have the virus before, we have a great chance of getting it now!" Schmidt said.US airports have been hit with a flood of Americans, m...
Chaos as Hong Kong protesters take over parliament
Hong Kong (AFP) - It started with an attempt Monday by hundreds of protesters to force a street vendor's trolley through the glass frontage of Hong Kong's parliament building.In the locked interior of the lobby, dozens of police officers in full riot gear held the line for hours -- their colleagues occasionally dousing the protesters from above with pepper spray.Time after time, the protesters attempted to ram the trolley through the entrance. It would give just a bit, the glass showing spider-web cracks.The scene played out all day on television and social media -- on the 22nd anniversary of ...
Chaos as machines fail, patients die, in Venezuela blackout
Caracas (AFP) - Venezuela's nationwide blackout left large areas of the country in chaos on Friday, crippling day-to-day functioning of hospitals and other public services.Witnesses described scenes of chaos at several hospitals as relatives tried to move patients in the dark to clinics with better emergency power facilities. Marielsi Aray, a patient at the University Hospital suffering from an aggravated infection, died at dawn on Friday after her respirator stopped working, her uncle Jose Lugo said."The doctors tried to help her by pumping manually, they did everything they could, but with n...