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22nd June, 2017

Death-truck trial begins

A trial began in Kecskemet court on Wednesday after 71 people died in a truck two years ago.

The Bacs county prosecution general pressed charges against one Afghan, nine Bulgarians and a dual Bulgarian-Lebanese citizen in early May for people-smuggling and other crimes. Ten of the defendants are in detention and one person is on the run.

The group transported 1,200 people illegally on 31 occasions between February and August 2015 to West Europe, cramming them into congested, airless trucks.

Fifty-nine men, eight women and four children died amid horrendous circumstances in the truck bound from Kecskemet to the border. (klubradio.hu; hvg.hu; magyarhirlap.hu; magyaridok.hu; hirado.hu; 24.hu; KR)
22nd June, 2017

Beer bikes banned in 7th District

Fidesz mayor of the 7th District Zsolt Vattamany issued a decree banning beer bikes in the district.

It is not clear what will happen if the vehicles enter the streets from other districts or what the rules are for Kiraly utca, which lies on the boundary of the 6th and 7th Districts, news website 444 writes. (444.hu)
22nd June, 2017

Hosszu contra FINA

Olympic swimming champion Katinka Hosszu has asked the swimmers of the world to join forces against the International Swimming Federation FINA.

In an open letter Hosszu said she feels that by changing the schedule of short course swimming world cups and limiting the number of events the best swimmers are restricted.

Hosszu wrote that Fina is only guided by business interests and not the future of the sport.

FINA recently changed the regulation that one competitor may race in only four individual events. (atv.hu; blikk.hu; nepszava.hu; 168ora.hu; napi.hu; origo.hu)

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