India, The Netherlands, Europe, Thailand

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 4:57pm

AROUND THE WORLD (FOX44) – India, a bus carrying a wedding party plunged into a lake after a bridge collapsed underneath it. The bride was not on the bus but her fiancé, his father, two sisters, and his best man were. Officials say the bus fell 15-feet into the water and then sank but 10-people did manage to escape.

Also in India, a massive fire at a cotton mill does tens of thousands of dollars in damage. Fifteen tons of finished cotton and 80-tons of raw cotton were destroyed along with machinery. It’s believed a short circuit sparked the blaze but bad news for a textile industry that's struggling.

The Netherlands – Small explosions plaguing IKEA, the world's biggest chain of furniture stores. Booby-trapped packages went off at three stores in Holland, Belgium and France. No one has claimed responsibility and police haven't announced any leads.

Europe – Consumers are scared to buy fruits and veggies. Two more E. coli related deaths have been reported today. That brings the total from this outbreak to 16. Officials have pointed the finger at Spanish cucumbers as the cause. Products from that country have been removed from many shelves.

Thailand – A man from Peru was arrested after officials found more than 2-pounds of cocaine concealed in his stomach. They say the man did this by swallowing over a hundred plastic capsules full of the drugs. Customs officers at the airport say they had a hunch that he was up to no good.

Tune in every night at 9:00 p.m. on FOX44 News Baton Rouge for more Around the World.


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