News in pics aug 5

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News in pics aug 5

  1. 1. News in Pictures Derailed Onlookers stand at the site of a train accident at Sainthia in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal on July 19. A speeding passenger train crashed into another waiting at a station, killing more than 60 people. Crashing the party A couple on a yacht outing off the coast of South Africa get a giant shock when a 40-ton southern right whale jumps out of the ocean and slams into their boat on July 21. The whale destroyed the boat's mast and then returned to the water. The couple were not injured. Making the most of it A boy plays on the flooded banks of the Yangtze River in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, on July 27. Heavy rains have pounded large swaths of central and southern China, flooding riverside towns, causing landslides and raising key rivers to dangerous levels, according to the Xinhua News Agency.
  2. 2. Major mess Workers take part in an oil spill cleanup operation in China's Dalian region on July 26. The Chinese government says a blast on July 17 hit two oil pipelines and spread an estimated 462,000 gallons of oil into the Yellow Sea.

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