UPDATE – Mass casualty


Over 20 people were hurt, five of them seriously, in a mid-afternoon accident at Dukes Bottom, St Thomas, causing a frightful scene and prompting a mass casualty emergency. The three-vehicle smash-up, which occurred around 3:15 p.m. and involved a minibus carrying 18 passengers, a motorcar and a motor-van, left 21 people nursing injuries. Up until […]

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Vaccinations underway as meningitis kills hundreds in Nigeria

ABUJA – A meningitis outbreak has killed 489 people in Nigeria this year, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The country’s Centre for Disease Control reported 4,637 suspected cases. Meningitis is a serious infection of the thin lining that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, which can cause brain damage. […]