Friday, June 5, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Driver 'dozes off' on India train
A passenger train in the Indian state of Bihar zoomed past two railway stations - apparently after the driver fell asleep at the controls.
Those on board say the driver stopped only after some of the panic-stricken passengers managed to wake him up.
Following protests by angry passengers, he then reversed the train to return to the stations he had missed.
The driver and the guard of the train have been suspended and an inquiry has been ordered, a railway official said.
'Out of proportion'
The incident is alleged to have occurred after the Jogbani-Katihar express left Forbesganj railway station in Bihar on Monday.
It zoomed past its first scheduled halt at Dholbazza, railway officials said.
Passengers then panicked when the train also missed its next stop of Pothia railway station in Kishanganj.
When some of the passengers managed to reach the engine, they apparently found the driver snoring away.
Corpses among 'Frozen Assets’
Nine frozen corpses are among the gruesome assets listed by a bankrupt US company.
Massachusetts medical device maker, Innovative Spinal Technologies, has listed nine human bodies, including "eight previously used" cadavers, among its property in a federal bankruptcy filing.
Federal bankruptcy trustee Warren Agin said that the bodies are frozen in the company's former headquarters and do not pose a public health threat.
He said arrangements for proper disposal are being made.
The Mansfield-based company made tools for minimally invasive back surgery, and the bodies were kept in an area where doctors were trained to use the devices.
The company shut down in February and filed for bankruptcy last month.

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