Over 40 injured after Delta jet dumps fuel on LA schools during midair emergency

A Delta flight injured more than 40 people after dumping fuel on a Los Angeles schoolyard and school buildings when it declared an emergency shortly after departing for China from the Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday. At least 17 children and nine adults at Park Avenue Elementary were treated for minor injuries after being exposed to the jet fuel, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Another 16 people were treated from two schools, Jordan High School and 93rd Elementa


A Delta flight injured more than 40 people after dumping fuel on a Los Angeles schoolyard and school buildings when it declared an emergency shortly after departing for China from the Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday.
At least 17 children and nine adults at Park Avenue Elementary were treated for minor injuries after being exposed to the jet fuel, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Another 16 people were treated from two schools, Jordan High School and 93rd Elementa
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Over 40 injured after Delta jet dumps fuel on LA schools during midair emergency

A Delta flight injured more than 40 people after dumping fuel on a Los Angeles schoolyard and school buildings when it declared an emergency shortly after departing for China from the Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday.

At least 17 children and nine adults at Park Avenue Elementary were treated for minor injuries after being exposed to the jet fuel, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Another 16 people were treated from two schools, Jordan High School and 93rd Elementary, which were also exposed to jet fuel, the Los Angeles City Fire Department said.

No one was transported from the schools to hospitals and there were no evacuation orders in place. Officials say 44 people were treated at the three schools and all were released at the scene.

The school district also confirmed that students and staff were being treated for skin irritation or breathing problems after being exposed to the fuel.

“Students and staff were on the playground at the time and may have been sprayed by fuel or inhaled fumes,” the Los Angeles Unified School District said.


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Plane crashes after takeoff in Kazakhstan, 12 dead, dozens injured

A photo shows the wreckage of a passenger plane after it crashed on December 27, 2019 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. A passenger plane carrying nearly 100 people crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday after take off, slamming into a house in an accident that killed 12 people and injured dozens. It lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence before hitting the two-storey building, Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee said. The plane had been carrying 93 passengers an


A photo shows the wreckage of a passenger plane after it crashed on December 27, 2019 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
A passenger plane carrying nearly 100 people crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday after take off, slamming into a house in an accident that killed 12 people and injured dozens.
It lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence before hitting the two-storey building, Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee said.
The plane had been carrying 93 passengers an
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Plane crashes after takeoff in Kazakhstan, 12 dead, dozens injured

A photo shows the wreckage of a passenger plane after it crashed on December 27, 2019 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

A passenger plane carrying nearly 100 people crashed near the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan on Friday after take off, slamming into a house in an accident that killed 12 people and injured dozens.

The Fokker 100 aircraft, operated by Bek Air, got into trouble shortly after departing from Almaty, the Central Asian country’s commercial center, on a pre-dawn flight en route to the capital Nur-Sultan.

It lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence before hitting the two-storey building, Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee said. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash.

“Before crashing, the aircraft touched the runway with its tail twice, the gear was retracted,” Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar told reporters.

“A commission… will establish whether this was pilot error or technical issues. The runway was in an ideal condition.”

A Reuters reporter saw the battered remains of the front of the plane and other separate parts of the fuselage scattered around the wreckage of what was left of the house.

A survivor told news website Tengrinews she heard a “terrifying sound” before the plane started losing altitude.

“The plane was flying at a tilt. Everything was like in a movie: screaming, shouting, people crying,” she said.

Almaty healthcare authorities initially put the death toll from the crash at 15 or more but later revised the figure down to 12. They said 66 people were taken to hospital, some of them in a serious condition.

The plane had been carrying 93 passengers and five crew, and Kazakhstan’s interior ministry said the captain was among those killed.

The ministry said it was investigating a possible breach of flight operation and safety rules, a standard legal procedure. There was thick fog in the area at the time of the crash.

Kazakhstan’s aviation committee said it was suspending all flights by carrier Bek Air and those of Fokker 100 aircraft pending the results of the investigation.


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2 Carnival Cruise ships collide in Cozumel, Mexico; at least 6 people injured

Two Carnival Cruise ships collided at the port of Cozumel, Mexico, on Friday morning, causing damage to at least one of the ships and at least six reported injuries, according to the company. “Carnival Glory was maneuvering to dock when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already alongside,” a spokesperson for the company wrote in an emailed statement. She said that as the Carnival Glory approached, she could hear passengers screaming as they prepared for the impact. Morris also recal


Two Carnival Cruise ships collided at the port of Cozumel, Mexico, on Friday morning, causing damage to at least one of the ships and at least six reported injuries, according to the company.
“Carnival Glory was maneuvering to dock when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already alongside,” a spokesperson for the company wrote in an emailed statement.
She said that as the Carnival Glory approached, she could hear passengers screaming as they prepared for the impact.
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2 Carnival Cruise ships collide in Cozumel, Mexico; at least 6 people injured

Two Carnival Cruise ships collided at the port of Cozumel, Mexico, on Friday morning, causing damage to at least one of the ships and at least six reported injuries, according to the company.

“Carnival Glory was maneuvering to dock when it made contact with Carnival Legend which was already alongside,” a spokesperson for the company wrote in an emailed statement. “We are assessing the damage but there are no issues that impact the seaworthiness of either ship.”

Initially, there was only one reported minor injury of a Carnival Glory guest that occurred when a group was being evacuated from the dining room of one ship’s decks 3 and 4. But the cruise line said that since its preliminary evaluation, six guests with minor injuries “have presented themselves to the Carnival Glory medical center for evaluation.”

Makenna Morris, 21, from Salt Lake City, Utah, said that she was on the fourth deck of the Carnival Legend taking pictures when she noticed the Carnival Glory moving toward her ship. She said that as the Carnival Glory approached, she could hear passengers screaming as they prepared for the impact.

“I started hearing people yelling and screaming on the Royal Caribbean,” Morris told NBC News. “That’s when I heard sounds of cracking and glass breaking.”

Morris also recalled hearing what sounded like scraping as the Carnival Glory made impact with the Carnival Legend.

“They ran into us and I was like ‘holy crap’,” Morris said. “The whole dining hall caved in and shattered.”

Carnival Cruise Line is an international cruise line and the largest one globally, according to the trade publication Cruise Market Watch.

Eight ships from various cruise lines were scheduled to dock at the Port of Cozumel on Friday. The Carnival Glory, which left its home port in New Orleans on Sunday, was scheduled to dock in the port at 10 a.m Friday, while the Carnival Legend was scheduled to dock at 8 a.m.

The ships’ passengers have been advised to spend their day ashore in Cozumel.


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London Bridge attacker had previous conviction for terrorism offenses

A forensic investigator takes photographs by London Bridge after a number of people are believed to have been injured after a stabbing, police have said, on November 29, 2019 in London, England. Video shared on social media after the incident showed armed officers opening fire on a man who had been pinned down on the bridge walkway. The London Bridge attacker who killed two people on Friday has been named as 28-year-old Usman Khan who was known to authorities and had been convicted in 2012 for t


A forensic investigator takes photographs by London Bridge after a number of people are believed to have been injured after a stabbing, police have said, on November 29, 2019 in London, England.
Video shared on social media after the incident showed armed officers opening fire on a man who had been pinned down on the bridge walkway.
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London Bridge attacker had previous conviction for terrorism offenses

A forensic investigator takes photographs by London Bridge after a number of people are believed to have been injured after a stabbing, police have said, on November 29, 2019 in London, England. Police said they were called to the stabbing around 2:00 pm local time. Video shared on social media after the incident showed armed officers opening fire on a man who had been pinned down on the bridge walkway. Metropolitan Police said they believed there were several injuries and that a man had been detained.

The London Bridge attacker who killed two people on Friday has been named as 28-year-old Usman Khan who was known to authorities and had been convicted in 2012 for terrorism offenses.

In a statement overnight, the U.K.’s Met Police said the individual was released from prison in December 2018 on license, adding that a key line of the enquiry was now to establish how he came to carry out this attack.

The attacker had attended a prisoner rehabilitation event called “Learning Together” on Friday afternoon at Fishmonger’s Hall on the north side of the bridge. The Met believes the knife attack began inside before he left the building and proceeded onto the bridge, where he was detained and subsequently shot dead by armed officers.

The suspect was initially restrained by members of the public and he appeared to be wearing a bomb vest which was later said to be “a hoax explosive device.”

One man and one woman were killed during the attack. Three others, a man and two women, were also injured and remain in hospital. Health officials have said one of the injured is in a critical but stable condition.

The police said it was not actively seeking anyone else in relation to the attack, but were carrying out searches at an address in Staffordshire, in the West Midlands of England, where Khan is believed to have lived.

“Public safety is our top priority and we are enhancing police patrols in the City and across London,” Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu for the Met Police said in a statement. Earlier this month, the country downgraded its terrorism threat level from “severe” to “substantial.”


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Two hurt in blast at TPC’s Port Neches, Texas chemical plant

At least two employees were injured in a fire raging at TPC Group’s chemical plant in Port Neches, Texas, early on Wednesday morning following a massive explosion felt 30 miles (48 kms) away from the plant. There were several explosions at the plant, with fires now blazing. Firefighters were battling to contain the fires and the initial explosion was followed by secondary blasts, said five sources. The Port Neches plant can produce more than 900 million pounds (408,233 metric tons) of chemicals,


At least two employees were injured in a fire raging at TPC Group’s chemical plant in Port Neches, Texas, early on Wednesday morning following a massive explosion felt 30 miles (48 kms) away from the plant.
There were several explosions at the plant, with fires now blazing.
Firefighters were battling to contain the fires and the initial explosion was followed by secondary blasts, said five sources.
The Port Neches plant can produce more than 900 million pounds (408,233 metric tons) of chemicals,
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Two hurt in blast at TPC's Port Neches, Texas chemical plant

At least two employees were injured in a fire raging at TPC Group’s chemical plant in Port Neches, Texas, early on Wednesday morning following a massive explosion felt 30 miles (48 kms) away from the plant.

There were several explosions at the plant, with fires now blazing. Crystal Holmes, Captain at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office said they were “able to pull two injured employees out” and take them to local hospitals for assistance, adding there could be more injuries.

A half-a-mile radius evacuation has been ordered, Holmes said.

“There is search and rescue inside the plant but there is also damage to nearby homes so we’ll be going door-to-door checking on these people and their homes.”

Firefighters were battling to contain the fires and the initial explosion was followed by secondary blasts, said five sources.

A company spokesman was not immediately available to discuss the blaze.

The Port Neches plant can produce more than 900 million pounds (408,233 metric tons) of chemicals, according to the company’s website.

The first explosion occurred at the 1 a.m. local time (0700 GMT) the sources said.

The force of the blast shattered windows and blew locked doors off their hinges, the sources said.


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Trump praises Conan, hero dog injured in al-Baghdadi raid, at the White House

Trump praised Conan, a Belgian Malinois, who was injured while chasing al-Baghdadi down a dead-end tunnel in Syria. It was a dog day afternoon at the White House on Monday, when President Donald Trump celebrated the heroic pup who took part in last month’s military raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump present Conan, the military working dog injured in the successful operation targeting Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, be


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It was a dog day afternoon at the White House on Monday, when President Donald Trump celebrated the heroic pup who took part in last month’s military raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
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Trump praises Conan, hero dog injured in al-Baghdadi raid, at the White House

Trump praised Conan, a Belgian Malinois, who was injured while chasing al-Baghdadi down a dead-end tunnel in Syria. The ISIS leader detonated a suicide vest, killing himself and three of his children.

It was a dog day afternoon at the White House on Monday, when President Donald Trump celebrated the heroic pup who took part in last month’s military raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump present Conan, the military working dog injured in the successful operation targeting Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, before the media in the Rose Garden at the White House, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019 in Washington.

“The dog is incredible, actually incredible,” said Trump, who stood beside Conan in the colonnade of the Rose Garden. “So brilliant. So smart.”

“We were going to put a muzzle on the dog, and I thought that was a good idea but then it gets even more violent,” Trump joked.

The president was accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who stood petting Conan’s head for much of the brief press event. Trump did not pet Conan during the presser.

Even at the apolitical event, the House impeachment inquiry which has captivated Capitol Hill for months reared its head. As the group began to walk back inside the White House, Trump was asked if he still had confidence in his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, who has become a central character in the House impeachment inquiry.

“Yes I do, yes. Of course,” Trump responded.

The dog, whose name and breed were originally classified, is a four-year veteran of the canine Special Operations Command program and has served 50 combat missions.


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Russian soldier has nervous breakdown, shoots eight dead

Russian flag flies with the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin in the background in Moscow, Russia, February 27, 2019. A Russian conscript serving in the far east of the country shot dead eight other soldiers and badly injured two others on Friday after having a nervous breakdown, the Defense Ministry said, the Interfax news agency reported. The conscript has been detained, the ministry said, and the two injured troops are being treated in a military hospital. The incident occurred at a military fac


Russian flag flies with the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin in the background in Moscow, Russia, February 27, 2019.
A Russian conscript serving in the far east of the country shot dead eight other soldiers and badly injured two others on Friday after having a nervous breakdown, the Defense Ministry said, the Interfax news agency reported.
The conscript has been detained, the ministry said, and the two injured troops are being treated in a military hospital.
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Russian soldier has nervous breakdown, shoots eight dead

Russian flag flies with the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin in the background in Moscow, Russia, February 27, 2019.

A Russian conscript serving in the far east of the country shot dead eight other soldiers and badly injured two others on Friday after having a nervous breakdown, the Defense Ministry said, the Interfax news agency reported.

The conscript has been detained, the ministry said, and the two injured troops are being treated in a military hospital. Their lives are not in danger.

The incident occurred at a military facility in the far east of the country in the Zabaikalsk region.

The Defense Ministry statement reported by Interfax did not say why the conscript had suffered a nervous breakdown, but said the shooting had occurred at a time when the guard was being changed at the base.


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One California police officer killed, two injured in Riverside gun battle

China fixes its yuan midpoint at 7.0326 per dollar, stronger than…Analysts were predicting the midpoint to be set at 7.0421 per dollar after the yuan last traded at 7.0578 in Monday’s session, according to Reuters estimates. China Economyread more


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One California police officer killed, two injured in Riverside gun battle

China fixes its yuan midpoint at 7.0326 per dollar, stronger than…

Analysts were predicting the midpoint to be set at 7.0421 per dollar after the yuan last traded at 7.0578 in Monday’s session, according to Reuters estimates.

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5 injured in Venice as cruise ship slams into tourist boat

A damaged tourist river boat can be seen docked next to a cruise liner after they collided on June 02, 2019 in Venice, Italy. A towering, out-of-control cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist riverboat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning, injuring five people, officials said. “There were 111 people on the river cruise boat that the big ship crashed into. She said the cruise ship could have plowed through the concrete embankment and “hit houses, monuments and crowds of people.” “The go


A damaged tourist river boat can be seen docked next to a cruise liner after they collided on June 02, 2019 in Venice, Italy. A towering, out-of-control cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist riverboat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning, injuring five people, officials said. “There were 111 people on the river cruise boat that the big ship crashed into. She said the cruise ship could have plowed through the concrete embankment and “hit houses, monuments and crowds of people.” “The go
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5 injured in Venice as cruise ship slams into tourist boat

A damaged tourist river boat can be seen docked next to a cruise liner after they collided on June 02, 2019 in Venice, Italy.

A towering, out-of-control cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist riverboat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning, injuring five people, officials said. The collision sparked new calls for placing restrictions on cruise ships in the famed city.

The crash happened about 8:30 a.m. (0630 GMT) on the Giudecca Canal, a major thoroughfare that leads to St. Mark’s Square in the northeastern Italian city.

The MSC Opera cruise ship, apparently unable to stop, blared its horn as it slammed into the much smaller River Countess boat and the dock as dozens of people ran away in panic. In videos of the crash, people were seen rushing to disembark from the moored riverboat over a short gangplank, and at least two people were left caught on the walkway as the vessel was dislodged from the pier.

Elisabetta Pasqualin was watering plants on her terrace when she heard warning sirens and stepped out to see the crash.

“There was this huge ship in a diagonal position in the Giudecca Canal, with a tugboat near which seemed like it couldn’t do anything,” she said.

She described the ship “advancing slowly but inevitably towards the dock.” She said “the bow of the ship crashed hard into the bank with its massive weight crushing a big piece of it. Sirens were wailing loudly; it was a very dramatic scene.”

When the cruise ship rammed the riverboat, she said the smaller vessel looked like it was “made of plastic or paper” rather than steel.

Local officials said five women aboard the riverboat were injured. They said one was released immediately from a hospital, while four others were advised to remain under medical care for a few days.

Earlier, medical authorities said four of the women — an American, a New Zealander and two Australians between the ages of 67 and 72 — were injured falling or trying to run away when the cruise ship rammed into the River Countess.

Venice is a tremendously popular site for both tourists and cruise ships, especially during the summer tourist season.

The cruise ship’s owner, MSC Cruises, said the vessel was about to dock at a passenger terminal in Venice when it had a mechanical problem. Two tugboats guiding the cruise ship into Venice tried to stop the MSC Opera, but they were unable to prevent it from ramming into the riverboat.

“The two tugboats tried to stop the giant and then a tow cable broke, cut by the collision with the riverboat,” Davide Calderan, president of a tugboat association in Venice, told the Italian news agency ANSA.

Calderan said the cruise ship’s engine was locked when the captain called for help.

Italian media posted an audio clip of the MSC Opera’s pilot telling emergency officials that the ship experienced a loss of controls and “activated all the procedures to avoid what in the end happened, which was an impact.”

On an audio clip, the pilot said anchors were dropped and that tugboats connected to the ship’s bow and stern took maneuvers to stop the ship. “Here on the bridge, we don’t understand what happened,” the pilot is heard saying. An investigation was launched.

The collision froze boat traffic in the busy canal, and forced another MSC cruise ship to drop anchors in front of the historic city as it waited for the damaged vessels to be removed. Coincidentally, this famous maritime city on Sunday was celebrating an ancient tradition called the “Marriage of the Sea,” which features processions of boats. But the crash forced parts of the celebration to be canceled, Italian media reported.

Following the collision, calls for banning cruise ships in Venice, long a source of contention in the over-extended tourist city, were renewed.

For many, the crash served as a wake-up call. Opponents say cruise ships are out-of-scale for Venice, cause pollution, endanger the lagoon’s ecosystem and a danger.

“Obviously, we’ve seen today that our worst fears have come true,” said Jane Da Mosto, an environmental scientist and executive director of We Are Here Venice. Her group backs efforts to ban cruise ships from Venice.

“There were 111 people on the river cruise boat that the big ship crashed into. They could have all died,” she said. She said the cruise ship could have plowed through the concrete embankment and “hit houses, monuments and crowds of people.”

“The port authority, the government ministers, the other institutions have often tried to ridicule the resistance movement against the cruise ships, saying that an accident like this could never occur,” she added. “The government shouldn’t be so weak in giving in to the pressure of the lobby groups, like the cruise ship companies.”

The collision came four days after a river cruise ship collided with a sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists in Hungary’s capital, killing seven and leaving 21 others missing.

Not everyone in Venice is opposed to the cruise ships. Pasqualin, the woman who witnessed the collision, counted herself among those prior to Sunday’s crash.

“I’ve always been positive about the ships, but I have to admit I’ve started to change my mind now, because this was a tragic, terrible and dramatic scene,” she said.

Italian officials said the collision underscored the need to ban cruise ships from using the busy Giudecca Canal, but they stopped short of calling for a ban on cruise ships.

“Today’s accident in the port of Venice proves that cruise ships shouldn’t be allowed to pass down the Giudecca anymore,” said Danilo Toninelli, Italy’s transport minister. “After many years of inertia, we are finally close to a solution to protect both the lagoon and tourism.”

The MSC Opera was built in 2004. It can carry over 2,675 passengers in 1,071 cabins. According to its sailing schedule, it left Venice on May 26 and traveled to Kotor, Montenegro, and Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu in Greece before returning Sunday to Venice.


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Prince Philip, 97, gives up driver’s license after crash

Buckingham Palace says 97-year-old Prince Philip has decided to stop driving, less than a month after he was involved in a collision that left two women injured. The palace said Saturday that “after careful consideration,” Queen Elizabeth II’s husband “has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving license.” Philip had to be helped out of his overturned vehicle but wasn’t injured. Two women in the other car were injured, though not seriously, and a 9-month-old baby boy was unhurt. P


Buckingham Palace says 97-year-old Prince Philip has decided to stop driving, less than a month after he was involved in a collision that left two women injured. The palace said Saturday that “after careful consideration,” Queen Elizabeth II’s husband “has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving license.” Philip had to be helped out of his overturned vehicle but wasn’t injured. Two women in the other car were injured, though not seriously, and a 9-month-old baby boy was unhurt. P
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Prince Philip, 97, gives up driver's license after crash

Buckingham Palace says 97-year-old Prince Philip has decided to stop driving, less than a month after he was involved in a collision that left two women injured.

The palace said Saturday that “after careful consideration,” Queen Elizabeth II’s husband “has taken the decision to voluntarily surrender his driving license.”

Philip was behind the wheel of a Land Rover near the royal family’s Sandringham estate in eastern England when he smashed into another car on Jan. 17. Philip had to be helped out of his overturned vehicle but wasn’t injured. Two women in the other car were injured, though not seriously, and a 9-month-old baby boy was unhurt.

Philip was photographed driving again two days later but without a seatbelt. Police said they offered him “suitable words of advice” after that.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-02-09  Authors: mark cuthbert, uk press, getty images
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