Saturday, March 18, 2006


Seven killed in Uruguay TV stunt

`A runaway train killed seven people and injured at least 11, severing some of their limbs, during the filming of a TV show in Uruguay, police said. [..]

Participants in the programme, called A Challenge to the Heart, raise funds for local charities by completing difficult tasks set by the network – in this case manoeuvring a train a certain distance down railway tracks.

The Associated Press news agency quoted Ana Portela as telling local radio station El Espectador that the train was moving when “somebody slipped and fell under the locomotive, and others were falling alongside it.

“There were shouts and somebody said ‘my arm!'” Ms Portela said.’

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