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2 U.S. soldiers die, 2 injured in crash of Humvee, truck

By TIMES WIRES
Published February 24, 2007


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PANAMA CITY, PANAMA

Two U.S. soldiers died and two were injured in a traffic accident in northwestern Panama, emergency personnel reported Friday. The U.S. Embassy identified the dead as Christopher Conn of California and Brad Svoboda of Maine. Details on their hometowns or units were not released. The Army reservists were traveling in a Humvee on Thursday when it was struck by a truck near the town of Miramar, about 300 miles west of the capital.

LAMBRIGG, ENGLAND

1 dead, 5 seriously hurt as train derails

A high-speed train traveling from London to Scotland derailed Friday night and sent carriages slipping down an embankment, killing at least one person and injuring dozens, officials said. The Glasgow-bound Virgin train derailed in the northwest county of Cumbria, near the Scottish border, after reportedly hitting an obstruction.

A Royal Lancaster Infirmary spokeswoman confirmed early today that one person had died of injuries sustained in the crash.

Cumbria Ambulance Service spokeswoman Claudine Shacklock said that at least 77 people were injured. Five of the injured were in serious condition, according to Cumbria Police Detective Superintendent Jon Rush.

[Last modified February 24, 2007, 00:53:26]


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