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lice say a minibus crowded
with youths collided with
two other vehicles on a rural
road, killing three high
school students and injuring
more than 20.
Police say witnesses re-
ported the minibus driver
was racing with another bus.
Taxi and minibus drivers in
Jamaica often drive at high
speeds and swerve from lane
Police say the students
were heading to school
Wednesday morning in the
central parish of Manches-
ter when the accident hap-
Opposition leader Andrew
Holness called on the gov-
ernment to fast track es-
tablishment of a rural bus
system for school children,
saying there have been far
too many youngsters killed
by reckless drivers.
Two years ago, four Man-
chester girls heading to
school were killed when the
minibus they were travel-
ing in slammed into a wall.
A global hunt for Samantha
Lewthwaite has been launched
when Interpol issued an interna-
tional "red notice" for her arrest
because of the danger she poses
The alert came amid intense
speculation that Lewthwaite, the
widow of 7/7 bomber Germaine
Lindsay, was linked to the Islamist
attack on Nairobi s Westgate shop-
ping centre that left 67 victims---
including five Britons---dead.
The move, requested by the
Kenyan authorities, calls on Inter-
pol s 190 member countries to
watch for the 29-year-old soldier s
daughter from Aylesbury and arrest
her if she is found.
"By requesting the red notice,
Kenya has activated a global trip-
wire for this fugitive," said Ronald
Noble, Interpol s secretary gener-
"Through the Interpol red notice,
Kenyan authorities have ensured
that all member countries are aware
of the danger posed by this woman,
not just across the region but also
Both the Kenyan and British
authorities have been unable to rule
out whether Lewthwaite, who con-
verted to Islam aged 15, was
involved in the terror atrocity but
the red notice will fuel fears the
manhunt has been launched amid
fears she may have fled the West-
gate mall and gone on the run.
Survivors who fled the siege in
its first hours reported seeing a
"pale skinned woman" among the
ten to 15 attackers who held the
upscale mall for four days from last
A Kenyan arrest warrant had
already been issued for Lewthwaite,
known as the White Widow, for
charges of possessing explosives
and planning bombs in tourist spots
She escaped from police and is
believed to have fled to Somalia
where she is said to be with al-
Shabaab, the country s Islamist
militants who said their forces car-
ried out the Westgate terror attack.
(Reuters) See page 41
DALBADI---Survivors built makeshift
shelters with sticks and bedsheets
after their mud houses were flattened
in an earthquake that killed 355 people
in southwestern Pakistan and pushed
a new island up out of the Arabian
While waiting for help to reach
remote villages, hungry people dug
through the rubble to find food. And
the country s poorest province struggled
with a dearth of medical supplies, hos-
pitals and other aid.
Tuesday s quake flattened wide
swathes of Awaran district, where it
was centred, leaving much of the pop-
Almost all of the 300 mud-brick
homes in the village of Dalbadi were
destroyed. Noor Ahmad said he was
working when the quake struck and
rushed home to find his house levelled
and his wife and son dead.
The spokesman for the Baluchistan
provincial government, Jan Mohammad
Bulaidi, said yesterday that the death
toll had climbed to 355 and that another
552 people had been injured.
Doctors in the village treated some
of the injured, but due to a scarcity of
medicine and staff, they were mostly
seen comforting residents.
The remoteness of the area and the
lack of infrastructure hampered relief
efforts. Awaran district is one of the
poorest in the country s most impov-
Just getting to victims was challeng-
ing in a region with almost no roads
where many people use four-wheel-
drive vehicles and camels to traverse
the rough terrain.
Associated Press images from the
village of Kaich showed the devastation.
Houses made mostly of mud and hand-
made bricks had collapsed.
Walls and roofs caved in, and people s
possessions were scattered on the
ground. A few goats roamed through
Local officials said they were sending
doctors, food and 1,000 tents for people
who had nowhere to sleep. The efforts
were complicated by strong aftershocks.
Baluchistan is Pakistan s largest
province but also the least populated.
Medical facilities are few and often
poorly stocked with supplies and qual-
ified personnel. Awaran district has
about 300,000 residents spread out
over 11,197 square miles.
The local economy consists mostly
of smuggling fuel from Iran or har-
vesting dates. (AP)
Minibus crash in central Jamaica kills 3 students
Pakistani villagers sit under a tree near rubble of destroyed homes following an earthquake in the remote
district of Awaran, Baluchistan province, Pakistan, Wednesday. AP PHOTO
355 dead after quake
...Pakistanis struggle for food, shelter
Interpol issues warrant
for 'White Widow'
The different faces of Samantha Lewthwaite.
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