» 07/30/2012, 00.00
Fire on train in Andhra Pradesh, at least 47 dead
The fire probably caused by an electrical fault. Immediate intervention of rescue teams, but the toll of victims could rise. About 28 seriously injured, transferred to neighboring hospitals. Indian Railways has already announced compensation for family members and survivors. Over the past five years, 1,220 have people died in train accidents.
Tamil Nadu: eight cars belonging to Protestant Church set on fire, Hindu extremists suspected
Hosur police arrested extremists in connection with violence during a Pentecostal convention. Police opens a file against person or persons unknown.
Hindu nationalists attack Anglicans in Tamil Nadu, one dead
Violence comes to Sasthancode and Nadaikavu, Kanyakumari District. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) militants attack Christians at the start of a prayer service, and then try to destroy a shop. Fearing more violence, police deploys an additional 1,000 agents in the area.
People united by the hand of God despite the tragedy
The Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) is launching a campaign to raise money for the Nirmala Hospital in Karinkal (one of the hardest hit areas in Tamil Nadu), a health facility run by the Missionaries of the Immaculata. A nun confirms that "people feel lost and are afraid", but compassion and empathy amongst the faithful of different religions are "the starting point for rebuilding the country".
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Seven-metre statue unveiled to honour John Paul II
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This morning a woman was killed in Rafah and an elderly man in Khan Younes. Overnight, Israeli aircraft carried out 25 raids. 25% of the deaths in Gaza are children. This morning the Netanyahu government decided to accept the truce. Hamas has rejected it demanding an end of the blockade of the Gaza Strip, the opening of the Rafah crossing and the release of some prisoners.
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