Wikinews Shorts: May 26, 2008

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A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, May 26, 2008.

23 die as bus and truck collide in Hamedan, Iran

23 people have died after a bus and a truck collided in Iran's Hamedan province on a road to Tehran yesterday. The crash comes two months after 22 students died when their bus had a fiery crash with a fuel tanker in Southwest Iran. Iran's roads have one of the world's worst safety records due to poor maintenance, reckless driving and inadequate police attention.


Myanmar embassy in Thailand hit by fire

No-one was injured after a fire broke out in Myanmar's embassy in Thailand, but the second floor was completely destroyed, as were sections of the roof, leaving the building unable to supply the visas many aid workers are still waiting for after Cyclone Nargis hit the country. The fire is said to have been caused by an electrical fault.


Harry Potter actor stabbed to death

18-year old actor Rob Knox, who will appear as Marcus Belby in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, to be released in the US and UK in November, was stabbed to death trying to protect his 16-year old brother from two men in a bar in Sidcup, London, England.