Fiancée ‘pulled plug’ on kayak
A Saudi Red Crescent spokesman says a road accident involving a bus and a truck killed 15 people and left 60 injured. Abdullah Al Moreibedh says the horrific accident took place on the road between the capital, Riyadh, and Al Qassim. The crash also set off a fire on the bus. He says two helicopter ambulances took part in the evacuation of the injured, five of whom are in critical condition in hospital. Al Moreibedh said he didn’t know what caused the accident and did not give the nationalities of the victims. The Saudi Health Ministry says traffic accidents are the leading cause of death among young people in the kingdom. The ministry says 17 people are killed in road accidents each day in Saudi Arabia. A New York State Police investigator says a woman accused of fatally sabotaging her fiancé’s kayak on the Hudson River told an investigator she removed a plug on his kayak and manipulated his paddle. Authorities say Angelika Graswald removed a drain plug from Vincent Viafore’s kayak in April 2015 and pushed a floating paddle away from him after his kayak capsized. A police officer testified that Graswald appeared calm and emotionless after she was rescued. State police senior investigator Aniello Moscato also testified that Graswald told another investigator she had pulled a plug on the kayak and manipulated the ring on Viafore’s paddle. Neither prosecutors nor the defence can comment due to a gag order. The defence maintains Viafore’s death was accidental, and Graswald has denied murder and manslaughter charges.