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Mexico Volcano Spitting Ash Half Mile Up
2011-08-31 11:06:39

  A volcano just south of Mexico City has started shooting ash out of its crater, reports the Associated Press. The Popocatepetl volcano spewed ash over a half mile into the sky four times on Tuesday, according to Mexico's national disaster prevention agency. The agency is asking people to stay at least 7 miles away from the crater of this volcano. The 17,886-foot volcano is about 40 miles south of Mexico City. --- Image Caption: Popocatepetl sends a plume of volcanic...

2006-04-17 17:52:53

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An overloaded tour bus veered off a mountain road, crashed through the metal barrier and tumbled hundreds of feet down a ravine in eastern Mexico on Monday, killing at least 63 people. The accident, on a steep stretch of highway linking the capital with the Gulf of Mexico port city of Veracruz, was one of the worst traffic crashes in Mexico in recent years. Television pictures showed ambulance workers carrying bloodied bodies away from the bus, which was...

2006-04-17 15:21:31

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A tour bus veered off a mountain road, crashed through the metal barrier and plummeted hundreds of feet down a ravine in eastern Mexico on Monday, killing 63 people, police said. The accident, on a steep stretch of highway linking the capital with the Gulf of Mexico port city of Veracruz, was one of the worst traffic crashes in Mexico in recent years. At least 10 children were among the dead. "It broke the barrier and went down a ravine," civil protection...

2006-04-17 14:31:41

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A tour bus veered off a mountain road, crashed through the metal barrier and dropped hundreds of feet down a ravine in eastern Mexico on Monday, killing 57 people, police said. At least five children were among the dead in the accident on a steep stretch of highway linking the capital with the Gulf of Mexico port city of Veracruz. "It broke the barrier and went down a ravine," civil protection official Ranulfo Marquez said. He said the dead were all Mexicans...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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