Three relatives of Pope killed in car crash

August 20, 2014 - 12:00:00 am

BUENOS AIRES: Two infant grandnephews of Pope Francis and their mother were killed early yesterday when their car slammed into the back of a truck in Argentina, authorities said. The pope’s nephew, Emanuel Horacio Bergoglio, who was behind the wheel at the time of the crash, was in serious condition, they said.

His children — aged eight months and two years — were killed in the crash along with their mother, Cordoba police commissioner Carina Ferreyra told AFP.

The family was travelling on a highway in the central province of Cordoba when their vehicle slammed into the back of a truck and burst into flames, police said.

The circumstances surrounding the crash were under investigation.

AFP

Nigeria unveils aircraft to fight crime at sea

LAGOS: Nigeria’s military yesterday took the wraps off a new aircraft to tackle high-seas pirates off the country’s coast, as well as maritime hijackers and oil thieves.

The high-tech plane is one of seven to be operated by the state-run Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Air Force.

It includes sensors, radar and Electro-Optic Surveillance and Tracking (EOST) equipment, which houses three cameras to monitor ships in Nigerian waters, said Sergeant Sunday Olalekan Omotosho.

“When fully operational, no vessel can escape our coverage,” he told reporters before a demonstration flight from Lagos to Escravos in the Niger Delta and over offshore platforms in the oil-producing southeast. 

AFP

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