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Oil tanker fire overshadows Eid celebration in Pak, death toll rises to 157

Oil tanker fire overshadows Eid celebration in Pak, death toll rises to 157

Oil tanker fire overshadows Eid celebration in Pak, death toll rises to 157

LAHORE: Eid celebrations in Pakistan are now overshadowed by the terrible explosion of a tanker, while the death toll in the devastating fire rises to 157 families in a hurry to hospitals to demand the bodies of their relatives, most Of which were carbonized beyond recognition.

The sullen tragedy struck yesterday Pakistan’s Punjab province just a day before the Eid celebration when a cistern carrying 40,000 liters of gas overturned and exploded when hundreds of villagers had gathered to collect fuel on the freeway in Ahmedpur Sharqia, Of Bahawalpur District, about 400 km from Lahore.

Instead of celebrating the Eid, many relatives of the victims waited for the district hospitals to claim the bodies, most of which were burned beyond recognition and will only be identified by DNA testing.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was in London to celebrate the Eid with his family, interrupted his visit and arrived this morning to visit the victims.
The tanker was heading from Karachi to Lahore when its tire burst and the driver lost control, breaking the truck on the road.

Hundreds of people from a nearby village ignored warnings to stay away from the overturned cistern and went to the place to retrieve the spilled fuel.
Minutes later, the tank truck exploded, encompassing the crowd, as well as dozens of other vehicles in a huge fireball.

It is believed to be a spark from the many cars and motorcycles that have run into the active fuel scene, Dawn reported.

The death toll in the blast has reached 157. A doctor at Victoria Hospital in Bahawalpur in southern Punjab said the latest deaths occurred at the Multan hospital where some 50 seriously injured were taken, many suffered burns Heavy.
A high-level rescue official in the area said the death toll could rise as dozens remain critically ill.

The charred wreck motorcycles and cars could be scattered view of the road, with cooking utensils, pots, water coolers, jarrettes and buckets that the victims had taken to collect gasoline.

Firefighters arrived at the scene shortly after fire and rescue operations began.

Firefighters fought the flames for more than two hours to extinguish the fire.
The army chief, General Javed Qamar Bajwa, ordered the army to assist the civilian administration in the rescue efforts.

Army helicopters were used to transport the wounded to the hospital from Bahawalpur Nishtar in Multan.

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The PM’s office said the Punjab province government was ordered to provide medical care.

“Prime Minister Sharif expressed his deep sorrow over the loss of human lives in the unfortunate accident of oil tanker Ahmad Pur Sharqia, Bahawalpur,” the statement said.

Punjab’s chief minister, Shehbaz Sharif, announced Rs 2 million for the death and Rs 1 million for the wounded.

The oil tragedy comes about two years after 62 people, including women and children, were killed in a fire after a trainer collided with a tanker traveling on the wrong side of the road, just outside Karachi.

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MONGOLIANS VOTE IN ELECTION MARRED BY CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS

MONGOLIANS VOTE IN ELECTION MARRED BY CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS

MONGOLIANS VOTE IN ELECTION MARRED BY CORRUPTION ALLEGATIONS

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – Mongolians vote for a new president on Monday in a race that faces a horse salesman against a former judo star and an anxious nationalist to tap the country’s mineral wealth with no outlet to the sea.

The three candidates seeking to succeed Tsakhia Elbegdorj, Democratic Party that has served for a maximum of two four-year terms. Although 3 million to the nation was a democratic oasis of stability since the end of the communist regime there almost three decades, politics has increasingly spread in an economic crisis and accusations of corruption among the class leader.

Parliament Speaker and Horse Dealer Miyegombo Enkhbold represents the Mongolian People’s Party, which won a landslide victory in last year’s parliamentary elections.

Judo champion and business magnate Khaltmaa Batulgaa faces the Democratic Party, with the Mongolian People’s Revolutionary Party Sainkhuu Ganbaatar completing the field.

It is not known whether Ganbaatar will be eligible to run behind a video was published by him accepting a campaign donation from a South Korean citizen.
Between Russia and China, Mongolia is rich in resources it has faced the financial turmoil and the growing momentum of China’s economic and political influence competing with its ties to the democratic West, particularly the United States.

“This election seems orchestrated from the outset, with the nomination of the candidates in a very strange way,” said Sumati Luvsandendev, director of the Mongolian liberal ideas laboratory at the Sant Maral Foundation. “I’ve never seen an election that way.”

Enkhbold, campaigning under the motto “National Unity; Pride of Mongolia” is widely regarded as the representation of stability at a time in Mongolia shows tentative signs of recovery from the economic crisis caused by a dramatic decline in world prices of products.

That was tarnished by allegations of corruption, however. Last month, a soundtrack was released to the public, allegedly a 90-minute conversation between Enkhbold’s 2014 and two party officials who discussed the amount of $ 25 million to redesign government seats.

Batulgaa campaign on a “first Mongolia” policy, borrowing the language of US President Donald Trump. His promises manifested “a patriotic president” seeking “equal cooperation” with neighbors such as China, who has criticized in the past.

His company, “Genco” is one of the largest in Mongolia, with companies such as hotels, media, banks, liquors, horse meat and complex theme of Genghis Khan. He was also Minister of Agriculture from 2012 to 2014 and former deputy and president of the Judo Association of Mongolia.

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Kochi Metro’s transgender employees are quitting: Social stigma remains the overarching problem

Kochi Metro's transgender employees are quitting: Social stigma remains the overarching problem

Kochi Metro’s transgender employees are quitting: Social stigma remains the overarching problem

The appointment of 23 transsexuals gave Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) advertising worldwide. Although various agencies and international media have described as an innovative initiative, advertising confuses ironically miseries of the sexual minority.

While some transgender people who lived in the state hiding their true sexual identity, they had to leave their homes and are struggling to find a housing alternative in the city.

Many of those involved also work hard to continue with the service due to lack of accommodation.

Amruta, who was appointed to the KMRL cleaning service at Aluva station, took an extended leave three days after she joined the service because she could not find a place to sleep near Aluva. She left in a box in Ernakulam del Sur, which is 19 km from Aluva, paying Rs 400 per day.
“I can not afford it because the KMRL gives us only Rs 9400 per month as a salary. I am not able to take a part-time job to supplement my income while my shift always changes every week,” says Amruta, who lived with her mother in a Rented house in a village on the outskirts of town, hiding his true identity before he was appointed to the KMRL.

Amruta wore a shirt and pants when he was at home because he did not want his sick mother suffering humiliation. But working on KMRL changed his life for the worse. She was forced to leave the house after the premises recognized her true identity of media reports and advertising KMRL.

It is not only the destiny of Amruta. So far, 11 of the 23 transgender designated by the KMRL left office. While two were not seals, nine left after working for a few days.

The first subway section for Aluva Palarivattom was commissioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 17

The transgenderers were delighted when they received the designation. But their joy lasted little, after finding that they could not find a place to sleep in the city. Faizu, who tried to continue his work, said that he is still in charge of Rs600 a field day.

“I tried to rent a house with some of my friends since I had an appointment. But we were rejected everywhere.

Everyone we dealt with was apologized saying that neighbors would create problems. Most think we are looking for room for prostitution, “Faizu said.

She said that most Firstpost people in service are also facing a problem. Some of them stay in country houses that pay 400 rupees to Rs.600 daily. “It brought us to the attention of the KMRL authorities but pleaded impotence,” he added.

KMRL CEO Elias George was not available for comment. However, CR Reshmi, a spokeswoman for the KMRL, said the company was not able to provide accommodation for transsexuals as they were named under a contract awarded to Kudumbasree a mission to fight against poverty for women.

“We have 628 Kudumbasree members working on different wings of KMRL.If we pay special attention to TG, these women also claim that they are going.It will not be possible to provide accommodation for everyone. They are not an employer, but a facilitator,” Reshmi said at Firstpost.

 

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Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years

Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years

Mosul celebrates first Eid without Islamic State in years

The inhabitants of Mosul Iraqi city held its first Muslim Eid festival without the Islamic state in the year after Sunday militants were expelled from most of the city and relied on that battle to recover the rest of the area Would end soon.

The children gathered in the square on the east side of the city. Some were playing on old swings and others with guns and toy weapons, which were among the toys licensed by militants in the Islamic state after taking control of the city in June 2014.

The activists established an extreme version of Islam, which combines toys with a face like dolls, with idolatry.

Young people are encouraged to train in weapons and change the text to reflect their military ideology. Children were invited to add bombs or bullets in math exercises.

Eid’s prayers were allowed under the Islamic state, but the feasts were not.
But for many, Eid Sunday’s celebration is overshadowed by the destruction of its historic minaret backed by activists Wednesday and the fear of thousands of civilians trapped in the old town in western Mosul, always under control of the Islamic state.

“It’s not going to be a real Eid before going home,” said a 60-year-old man, moved from the west side of town, across the Tigris where the fighting continues.
Some expressed their grief over the destruction of the mosque of Nuri al-Grand, at the age of 850 years, and its minaret tilted 150 feet (45 meters).

“Eid is not the same,” said a man who refused to give his name out of fear is still present even if Iraqi forces evicted insurgents from the eastern part of the city months ago.

Iraqi forces seized the eastern side of the Islamic state in January, after 100 days of fighting, and began attacking the west side in February. Activists are besieged in the ancient city of Mosul.

The Islamic State has responded with a series of suicide bombings in Hay al-Tanak, a poor neighborhood in the west of the old city.

“Security forces blocked a violent attack by the belts of explosives (people wearing explosive belts, from Hay to Tanak,” a military statement said, showing black smoke images saying they are from house fires and militant cars.

The Iraqi army has not confirmed the statements of the Islamic State under which the insurgents took control of Hay al-Tanak and began attacking the neighborhood of Hay Yarmuk. Witnesses said they saw residents fleeing.

“While our heroic forces are the closest to declaring the final victory over the Daesh (Islamic State) band, I offer my sincere congratulations to the Eid al-Fitr,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a statement.

An international coalition led by the United States offers ground and air support for the eight-month offensive to expel militants from their de facto capital in Iraq.

About 350 Islamist fighters, most of whom are not Iraqi defend their fortress in the densely populated ancient city of Mosul, an Iraqi general said on Sunday. It is expected that the battle for the city ends in day ….

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Diaspora optimistic about Indo-US ties under Modi and Trump

Diaspora optimistic about Indo-US ties under Modi and Trump

Diaspora optimistic about Indo-US ties under Modi and Trump

WASHINGTON: The enthusiastic Indian diaspora met in Virginia to hear Prime Minister Narendra’s speech. Modi expressed optimism about the future of India-US ties under the leadership of Modi and President Donald Trump.

Dressed in their traditional garb, the nearly 600 American Indians said they believe the Indian diaspora of millions of people in the United States can make a big difference in bilateral ties.

Although the event was attended by more than 600 members of the community, it was much less compared to the reception of Modi 2014 at Madison Square Garden, which was attended by more than 18,000 people.

The prime minister spoke for almost 50 minutes at the Hindi event and explained to the audience the welfare programs his government has launched in the past three years.

Sudhir Parikh, a doctor and community leader for a long time, told the PTI that India is moving forward under Modi’s leadership. Modi “rightly believes that the Indian diaspora can make a big difference between US-Indian relations.”

At Modi’s first bilateral meeting with Trump, Parikh said he expects the two leaders to discuss bilateral defense agreements, the H1B visa and other immigration issues and the Paris climate deal.

“Modi is an excellent politician and he is almost like a businessman, he knows how to handle other entrepreneurs, Trump is a businessman, I am sure they will connect with each other and the result of the meeting will be very positive and will prepare the Scenario for Strengthening bilateral relations, “he said.

Anil Sharma, of the Overseas Volunteer for Better India organization, said there are high expectations of the Modi-Trump meeting, especially in the context of the uncertainty arising from the Trump administration’s H1B visa policies and racist attacks against Members of the Indian community.

“We really expect our concerns on these issues to be addressed at the highest level,” Sharma said.

Pragya Chisti of New Jersey said the meeting between Trump and Modi will be “historic.” He said that cultural exchanges between the two nations have played a role in strengthening bilateral relations.

“There is a lot of positive energy and enthusiasm about India’s relations with the US. I expect only a positive result from the Trump-Modi meeting and for the future of the two countries,” he said.

Attorney Ravi Batra said that Modi promises American Indians that India will be a global force for good because India’s 800 million youth dreams are “young dreams.”

“The long-standing partnership between the United States and India is driven by people,” he said.
His Chicago supporter Nirav Patel said that Modi is an inspiration to second-generation young Americans.

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Six dead, 31 missing after tourist boat in Colombia sinks

Six dead, 31 missing after tourist boat in Colombia sinks

Six dead, 31 missing after tourist boat in Colombia sinks

Guatape: At least six people were killed and 31 missing after a tourist boat sank in a warehouse in northwest Colombia, the president said on Sunday.

Authorities do not tell what led the Admirals four floors further down the reservoir of El Peñol in the tourist town of Guatapé, where domestic and foreign tourists spend pleasure cruises.

There are “six dead so far and 31 people missing,” Santos told reporters in Guatape, after the regional government has already given at least nine deaths.

An official of the national risk management unit, Carlos Ivan Marquez, confirmed the number of six separate AFPs. He said they were “all Colombians, no less.”
Regional officials said the ship carried 170 people, most of whom were rescued by other ships or escaped on their own.

“It sank very quickly,” he said. “It all happened in a matter of minutes,” said a fire department captain involved in the rescue efforts, Luis Bernardo Morales.

An army air force helicopter and two were aided in rescue operations, the army said.
The deposit is 68 kilometers (40 miles) from the city of Medellín and is one of the main tourist attractions of the department of Antioquia.

One woman who survived Laura Baquero said on television that the two lower decks were “too full” and that passengers were not wearing life jackets.
“We started to feel like the overturning of the ship,” he said.

She said there were “many children” on board.
Santos said he had been informed that “the ship had a capacity greater than the number of people on board, so it was not due to an overload” that sank.
He said naval experts had come to investigate the cause and divers continued to search for people throughout the night.

The regional government of Antioquia said on Twitter that 24 people trapped among the remains were treated at the hospital.
The video that circulates on social networks showed that the ship sank, and other dozens of ships approached to try to save people.

“What we have seen in the videos is that the ship was very close to the port … and we do not know if it was a mechanical failure, overload or something to do with the currents of the has been written,” said Morales, the captain of firefighters.

He said that the rescue teams were struggling to reach the road deposit due to heavy traffic on the Medellin-Bogota highway.

Guatape meets tourists during long weekends like this, because Monday is a British festival.
Visitors come for one or two hour cruises at the depot for fishing and water skiing.
The National Fire Service said it would send firefighters from six cities to help.
The mayor of Medellín, Federico Gutierrez, said he was sending a team led by a crew captain and five divers.

The mayor of Guatapé declared three days of mourning.

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100 days of Yogi: Adityanath establishes writ as Modi keeps watch on Uttar Pradesh

100 days of Yogi: Adityanath establishes writ as Modi keeps watch on Uttar Pradesh

100 days of Yogi: Adityanath establishes writ as Modi keeps watch on Uttar Pradesh

Shortly after assuming the chief minister’s office, Yogi Adityanath noticed something wrong. His CM vice-president and state party chairman, Keshav Prasad Maurya, occupied the CM office on the fifth floor – Pancham As it is known in the UP corridors of power – to Bhawan Lal Bahadur Shastri (annex) and got his Name in fixed.

This is where Akhilesh Yadav had worked during his stay at the state’s first station.

Maurya may have had the impression that the new CM was sitting in another office, Lok Bhawan, the newly built secretariat. But Yogi was not one to leave space.

He kindly sent to the office had to leave Maurya Shastri Bhawan pass Vidhan Bhawan. Yogi plate was placed Pancham Tal, and CM was quick to re-occupy the space.
It was a minor incident, but it sent a clear signal. Contrary to the regime of the Samajwadi Party, often mocked by having 4-1000 prime ministers, there would be a single head of UP Yogi Adityanath.

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The CM’s authority thus establishes, Yogi has to work. 100 days later, there are initial signs of government UP: CM is a detail man, who wants to micro manage, but still has to evolve from that bureaucracy.

While the boss is under strict control – for the Center and the BJP they are closely monitoring the governance of Lucknow.

Yogi focus

Yogi style of government is based on two key elements: land contact and attention to detail policy in all departments.

A massive contact program was instituted, where citizens have complaints. Ministers and officials should listen and notes are sent to relevant ministries. A district official said, “Take it seriously.

I have also received the Office of the Chief Minister of Message Tracking (CMO) if action has been taken. ”

But while serving the optics, Yogi’s main goal in the early weeks was coming out through the government, as he was perhaps an adjunct to five months, but lacked administrative experience.

“The first time I had all the departments make their presentations in the early days, and had an idea of their operation and their programs. Then they held divisional meetings and visited 17 of the 18 divisions,” he said a The CMO.

This period also saw the delivery of certain pledges manifest BJP, anti-Romeo team repression of slaughterhouses, agricultural credit waiver to increase electricity supply.

In all of this, however, the Yogi equation with the bureaucracy does not entirely resolve. He is attentive, carefully examines the files, he wants to even micro handle, but paradoxically for a CM involved, he was not able to create a solid OCM.

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UK PM Theresa May secures majority by striking deal with DUP

UK PM Theresa May secures majority by striking deal with DUP

UK PM Theresa May secures majority by striking deal with DUP

“Today we have reached an agreement with the Conservative Party to support the government in parliament,” said DUP leader Arlene Foster on Downing Street.

The Party of the Irish Democratic Union of Ireland (DUP) said on Monday it would support the government of Prime Minister Theresa May on legislation relating to Britain’s liberation in the European Union, which gained a slight majority in parliament.

Ms. May has reached an agreement with the DUP on Monday to support her administration after failing to win an absolute victory in the current June 8 election.

Conservatives have 317 seats in parliament to 650 seats after the elections and need the support of the 10 DUP members to govern.

“The DUP agrees … to support the government on legislation relating to the departure of the UK from the European Union and national security legislation,” said a document published by Ms. May’s office.

The agreement was signed in the office of Ms. Downing Street May after two weeks of negotiations. Under the agreement, Northern Ireland will receive more than £ 1.0 billion from the state over two years, in exchange for DUP support to the Conservatives.

The agreement with the DUP will prove controversial because of the party’s opposition to gay marriage and abortion and feared that an agreement could alter the delicate balance of the peace process in Northern Ireland.

The agreement is a “trust and supply agreement”, which means that the DUP does not guarantee that the trust and budget conservative votes.

For other measures, support would vote by vote, according to the text of the agreement.

“I am happy with this agreement that will allow us to work together in the interest of the United Kingdom as a whole,” he said in a May statement.

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Mrs Foster said: “This agreement will work to provide a stable government in the UK’s national interest at this vital moment.”

The DUP has supported Brexit but stressed the need to keep the border open Republic of Ireland, and Ms. Foster said the agreement would support a Brexit process “supporting all parts of the UK.”

Foster said the extra money would be invested in infrastructure, health and education, to benefit the whole of Northern Ireland after concerns expressed by the Republican party Sinn Fein, DUP rivals.

The agreement will face its first test in Parliament with a vote of confidence expected Thursday.

The main Labor opposition party said it would support other general elections.

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron immediately closed the deal as a “casualty case.”

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10 things we know about Indrani Mukerjea

10 things we know about Indrani Mukerjea

10 things we know about Indrani Mukerjea

The old fat man of the media Indrani Mukerjea, accused of murdering his daughter Sheena Bora, are once again on the news. This time, she and some 200 other prisoners from the Mumbai Byculla jail were reserved for riots after the death of a convicted killer after the prison body is attacked. Ten things we know about Indrani:

Indrani Mukerjea reserved for “inciting riots” at Byculla jail in Mumbai
1. On April 24, 2012, former INX Media Director Indrani Mukerjea, ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyamwar Rai would have killed their daughter, Sheena Bora. They burned and threw the corpse into Raigad.

The murder came after Rai confessed three years later, in August 2015, when he was arrested in connection with a case of the Weapons Act. Khanna Indrani and were subsequently arrested.

All three are in custody. The trial begins on July 4. The Central Bureau of Investigations also arrested Indrani’s husband, Peter Mukerjea, as part of the case.

2. Sheena was the daughter of his first marriage Indrani. Indrani had a son, Mikhail, who was accused of trying to poison him during a visit to Mumbai, which the CBI has added a charge of attempted murder against him.

3. Indrani is the daughter of a well-known businessman in Guwahati. His 2002 marriage to Peter was his third. She was previously married to Sanjeev Khanna and before Siddharth Das, who is from Tripura. It is said that the DAS is the biological father of Sheena and Mikhail.
Police trial for murder Sheena Bora sit between Indrani Peter to prevent the fight

Sheena Bora murder was arrested to file a case, said the police
4. In January of this year, a special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has accused Indrani, Peter and Sanjeev Khanna murder, conspiracy, kidnapping, destruction of evidence and false information.

5. The court also charged Indrani, 45, for providing falsified documents. However, he withdrew charges of fraud, forgery of documents to deceive and cause injuries with a poison against the accused.

6. Rai offered to witness the continuation and was appointed responsible for approval. In his confession, which was recorded in Hindi, Rai told Indrani to contact him through his personal assistant, Kajal Sharma, the last week of March 2012. Said Indrani spoke to him on Skype and revealed his intention to kill Sheena and Mikhail.

7. Police found bone remains in a Raigad jungle. A DNA test confirmed that it was Sheena. Police seized an Indrani Worli residence bag, which they said was to be used to transport Mikhail’s body after being killed. The bag was sent for forensic analysis
Pedro and Indrani Mukerjea. (Photo Archive HT)
8. ICC officials said that Pedro and Indrani were equal participants in the conspiracy plotted to eliminate Sheena. Both were against their relationship with the son of Peter, Rahul.

The agency said that Peter and Indrani were constantly in touch by telephone, though Peter went to London. After they had disposed of Sheena’s body 25 August 2012 Indrani spoke to Peter for 15 minutes.

Call records (CDRs) obtained by the CBI show that Pedro and Indrani spoke for four minutes at 1:00 p.m., hours before the murder. They also exchanged messages. The IWC has identified up to 52 witnesses; Declarations on 38 are part of the additional charge sheet.

9. The IWC has also called Indrani and Peter in a criminal conspiracy case, the deception and bribery involving the son of former finance minister of the Union, Karti P Chidambaram.

In May this year, he said he knew Idrani Karti and his father, but denied the allegations. Karti would have facilitated the approval of the Council to promote foreign investment in the media when INX Mukerjeas were directors of the company.

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Ghoulish online game urges young people to end their lives

Ghoulish online game urges young people to end their lives

Ghoulish online game urges young people to end their lives

The family of a Texas teenager who hung up said his son was involved in a macabre online game that invites participants to complete a number of tasks before taking their own lives, and some schools warn the parents of the call Blue Whale Challenge.

Jorge Gonzalez to the TV station in San Antonio WOAI (http://bit.ly/2ufDDhG) who wanted to warn others after his son, Isaiah, was found hanging in his bedroom closet Saturday at the family home With his compatible cell phone in a shoe to record his death.

A report on the death of the child from the San Antonio Police Department does not mention the challenge. But the Gonzalez family said that in the days following the teen’s death, they gathered their media and communication with friends to participate in the game.

His sister, Alexis, told the television station that a person behind the challenge had collected personal information from Isaiah and threatened to harm the family.

Police did not leave a message left by The Associated Press asked if the authorities were investigating the game as a factor in the case. Many parents and other authorities are skeptical that the game actually exists, citing the lack of suicide directly assigned.

Agent Michelle Lee of the FBI’s San Antonio office said the agency would not assist in the investigation, but urged parents to monitor their children’s online activities.

“It’s a reminder of one of the many dangers and vulnerabilities that children are facing using different social media and online applications every day,” Lee said. “Parents need to be vigilant and monitor the use of their children through the Internet.”

Gonzalez is the second parent this week to say about a child who died of suicide as a result of gambling. A Georgia woman spoke with CNN about her 16-year-old daughter who committed suicide on Monday but asked that her name not be used.

Educators, law enforcement officials and parents across the country have reported rumors about the challenge for months. But until this week, no allegations have been made in the US. Around death directly related to the game.

Suicides in Russia, Brazil and a half dozen other countries have been linked to the challenge of cases usually involving teenagers or young adults.

Notes were posted on social media pages and the school district sent to parents in school districts across the country, including Vacaville, California; Baldwin County, Alabama; Warwick, Rhode Island; And Denver.

In Connecticut, the Superintendent of Public Schools in Danbury, Sal Pascarella, sent a note to parents about the month of May, after the principals of 19 schools in the district have begun hearing about children’s challenge from elementary schools .

“Primary school principals began to listen to their kids about this thing. Then the high school principals started talking about the same thing,” he said. “We found that the content of our school system that the challenge had been seen on YouTube … I decided that I would rather you send me the information side with the parents.”

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