`Human error causing many accidents involving chopper, planes`

A trainer aircraft crashed in Rae Bareli`s IGRUA three years ago as the trainee pilot was busy taking pictures, an inquiry has shown with officials saying a large number of accidents involving helicopters and small planes were caused by human error.

Sleep inducing drugs may do more harm than good

Drugs that shift workers use to stay awake or go to sleep are not of much benefit and may do more harm than good, new research has warned.

China plans to shut down 2,000 coal mines by next year

China plans to shut down over 2,000 small-scale coal mines by next year in an effort to eliminate outdated capacity and improve work safety and address pollution concerns.

New car system detects pedestrians to prevent accidents

Scientists have developed a new system that helps car drivers detect pedestrians and cyclists even when they are hidden from view.

New `panic-free` steering device could help avoid accidents

A new type of steering device has been developed that could help prevent hazards like rear-end collisions and rollovers caused by panic oversteering.

Five killed, 18 injured in two road mishaps

Five persons, including a child, were killed and 18 others injured in two road accidents in Tirunelveli and Karur districts on Thursday.

Cashless treatment for accident victims on Gurgaon-Jaipur highway

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and insurance provider ICICI Lombard will offer cashless treatment to accident victims on the Gurgaon-Jaipur highway, said an official statement on Wednesday.

School van accident in China, 11 children killed

At least 11 children were killed and four others injured when a school van plunged into a pond in eastern China, state media reported Monday.

12 killed in two separate accidents in UP

As many as 12 people were killed in two separate road accidents in Uttar Pradesh late Tuesday, police said on Wednesday.

Eight killed, 20 injured in separate accidents in HP

Eight persons were killed while 20 others were injured in separate accidents in several areas of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, police said.

Retd IAF man, two others killed in separate accidents

A retired Air Force personnel was among three persons killed in separate accidents in the state, police said on Wednesday.

Twin road accidents kill 25 in north Nigeria

An official says two road accidents that took place an hour apart have claimed 25 lives on a northern Nigerian road.

Panel set up to monitor road safety programme implementation

The Maharashtra govt has constituted a co-ordination committee to monitor the implementation of road safety programmes and policies.

Series of accidents on Yamuna Expressway raises concerns

A series of road accidents ever since the much-awaited Yamuna Expressway was thrown open last month has raised concern among authorities, who are planning for steps to check over-speeding and penalise the offenders.

Rajasthan: 25 killed, 61 injured in road mishaps

Twenty-five people were killed and 61 others injured in three road mishaps in different parts of Rajasthan, police said.

23 hurt in two accidents in Delhi

Twenty-three people were injured after a Metro Feeder bus and an RTV van overturned here within a gap of 12 hours, police said Tuesday.

Shimla: Two buses roll down into gorge, 7 dead

Two buses plunged into gorge in separate accidents in Himachal Pradesh`s Mandi district on Wednesday, killing seven passengers and injuring over 50.

Three dead, four injured in separate accidents

Three persons, including two
brothers, were killed and four others injured in separate
accidents in this district, police said on Thursday.

Delhi: Accidents down in first 2 months in 2012

Accidents and deaths due to road mishaps in the capital have come down in the first quarter of 2012.

21 killed, 25 injured in four accidents in Uttarak

At least 21 people, including 11 members of two marriage parties, were killed and 25 injured in 4 road accidents in Uttarakhand.