10 injured as car flies into Las Vegas restaurant

Man who drove the Lexus into the restaurant under arrest 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) Many diners were injured after a car suddenly came flying into their restaurant during the busy lunch period, according to eyewitnesses in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ten people were seriously injured, some of them critically, when a car crashed into the busy restaurant in Las Vegas during the lunch rush Monday, authorities said.

The car, which was traveling east on Sahara Avenue a few blocks west of the Strip, swerved into the median, spun, hit two other cars and then barreled into the restaurant, witnesses told a local television news station.

It was unclear what caused the vehicle to careen out of control, but the two people in the car jumped out and tried to flee, but other restaurant patrons were able to tackle and hold them until police arrived.

The restaurant, The Egg & I, was full of attendees at lunch when the car came through at 12:30 pm. Ten people were taken to University Medical Center and Sunrise Hospital with serious injuries, firefighters said.

Four people, one of them a boy of about 12 or 13-years-old, who were having lunch at the restaurant were trapped under the black Lexus sedan.

"The only reason that the car did not fall on a woman was because there was a chair that acted like a little jack holding it up,” an eyewitness said.

“People were running and children were crying after the car hit the restaurant. It was total chaos,” a woman at the scene told YourJewishNews.com.

The driver, who was not immediately identified, could be charged with up to 10 counts of reckless driving, police said. The car passenger was not arrested.

"As serious as it was, surprisingly there were no casualties," Tim Szymanski, a spokesperson for the Fire Department in Las Vegas, said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view

14 children burned to death inside mosque

Mosque fire in Yangon, Myanmar 
By: Moses Gold

More than a dozen children were burned to death inside a mosque, according to press reports in Myanmar.

The fire engulfed the mosque housing orphans in Myanmar's largest city Tuesday morning, killing at least 14 children in the fire that police blamed on an electrical short.

Riot police were deployed as some Muslims gathered outside the charred building after claiming that the fire was related to the sectarian violence that has rocked the nation.

Police officer Thet Lwin said the fire was caused by an overheated converter and not because of any criminal activity.
Myanmar has been on edge after sectarian violence erupted between Buddhists and Muslims in the central city of Meikhtila in March, killing dozens of people and displaced more than 10,000.

The violence has has spread to several other cities where Buddhist extremist mobs have torched or looted mosques and Muslim-owned property.
The mosque is in the east of Yangon.

Thet Lwin said that about 75 orphans were living in the mosque at the time when the fire broke out. They escaped to safety when police broke the door open. It was not immediately clear how the 14 victims were trapped.

“This is the worst tragedy I can remember involving poor children in this country,” Matthew Clark, 67, a resident of Myanmar told YourJewishNews.com.

Firefighters extinguished the flames, and the two-story building was burned but intact.
At least three trucks of riot police were deployed near the mosque. About 150 Muslims had gathered outside.


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