ESSEX MEDICAL CONTROVERSY: Investigation opened into death of child discharged from local hospital

  Basildon, United Kingdom VIJAY SHAH via YASMIN HARISHA & JOE DAVIES/EssexLive   An official investigation has been launched into the sudden death of a nine-year-old boy from the town of Basildon, Essex county, in England just days after he … Continue reading ESSEX MEDICAL CONTROVERSY: Investigation opened into death of child discharged from local hospital

FLACQ CAR ACCIDENT: Child dies after collision

Bon Accueil – VIJAY SHAH via LOVINA SOPHIE and L’Express   A 12-year-old boy from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius has died after being struck by a car in the Flacq district of the island’s east, according to local newspaper L’Express. The child, named in the report as Krish Khunkhun, a resident of the town of Bon Accueil – around 15 kilometres from Mauritius’ capital, Port Louis – was admitted to hospital after being struck by a pick-up truck yesterday. The vehicle had been reversing at the time, L’Express noted. Khunkhun was admitted to the district hospital in intensive care … Continue reading FLACQ CAR ACCIDENT: Child dies after collision

FANFAN: Pioneering Mauritian musician passes away

Pamplemousses – VIJAY SHAH via Mo Ti News Louis Gabriel Joseph, one of the pioneers of the national music of Mauritius, has passed away aged 88 yesterday, local news site Mo Ti News reports. Known among his peers and generations of listeners as ‘Fanfan’, Joseph passed on from age-related issues at the Hospice Saint Jean de Dieu in the town of Pamplemousses, in the island’s north.   Fanfan was widely revered as one of the signature personalities behind the development of sega music as a popular genre from the 1940s until fairly recently. Sega is a musical style peculiar to Mauritius, … Continue reading FANFAN: Pioneering Mauritian musician passes away

LUIGI: Has the green brother of Super Mario been killed off?

Tokyo – VIJAY SHAH via WIL JONES and Joe Super Mario, the games franchise featuring an Italian plumber who rides dinosaurs and has a penchant for golden rings, has been an icon of the video games circuit since its explosion in popularity. As anyone who has played the games knows, Mario has a taller, greener brother named Luigi. While not as regarded as his shorter sibling, Luigi is the quintessential sidekick, always supporting his brother in his endless quests to liberate royalty from towers guarded by baddies. But, according to online magazine Joe, Luigi has now passed away. Killed off … Continue reading LUIGI: Has the green brother of Super Mario been killed off?

SRIDEVI: Bollywood film icon passes on

Dubai – VIJAY SHAH via Filmfare, sources The Indian film star Sridevi Kapoor, popularly known as simply Sridevi, has died at the age of 54 after suffering a cardiac arrest while attending a nephew’s wedding in Dubai, UAE.  The actor, known for her screen siren roles in the Mumbai-based film industry during the 1980s and 1990s, was once one of the Indian film industry’s most highly paid. Famed for her good looks and superb acting, her death yesterday was greeted with shock by India’s film fraternity and her worldwide army of fans.   According to the Indian Express, many current … Continue reading SRIDEVI: Bollywood film icon passes on

WATERFALL PHOTO DEATH: Tourist dies in fall while posing for photo

Koh Samui – VIJAY SHAH via GEORGIA DIEBELIUS and Metro A tourist has died after falling a hundred feet while posing for a holiday snap at a waterfall, reports the newspaper Metro today. Jiri Barta, a man aged 32 from the Czech Republic, was visiting the tourist spot on the popular holiday island of Koh Samui, Thailand with a group of eight fellow travellers. They had reached the Khun Sri waterfall, where Barta and another group member decided to sit at a cliff edge to take pictures. However, Barta lost his footing and tumbled off the cliff, falling 100 feet … Continue reading WATERFALL PHOTO DEATH: Tourist dies in fall while posing for photo