¤25k for M50 crash survivor

A JUDGE has awarded €25,000 damages to a 14-year-old schoolgirl who was injured in a car accident on the M50.

Judge Terence O'Sullivan said Wiktoria Wlochowicz, of Caragh Court, Naas, Co Kildare, had been left "frightened and anxious" as a result of the accident.

In May 2009, the teen was a backseat passenger in a friend's car which collided with a lorry as the car changed lanes on the motorway.

Barrister John Nolan said liability had been conceded by Magdalena Krzyszkowska, of Millfield Manor, Newbridge, Co Kildare, and asked the judge to assess damages.

Teens charged on garda attack

THREE teenagers have been charged with violent disorder after a female garda was injured in an incident in Dublin city centre.

A 17-year-old girl, a boy aged 16 and an 18-year-old youth appeared at the Children's Court yesterday accused of engaging in a violent disorder at Meath Street, Dublin 8.

Judge Patrick Clyne heard that three more juveniles are to appear in the Children's Court today and six adults are due before Dublin District Court tomorrow in connection with the incident.

Gas leak traps 40 miners

A GAS leak has trapped more than 40 coal miners underground in China.

It comes less than a week after dozens of miners were pulled out safely from a cave-in at another Chinese coal mine.

The accident was at the Sizhuang Coal Mine in Yunnan province's city of Qujing.

The Yunnan emergency response office said a rescue operation was under way.

The exact number of miners underground is still being verified. China's coal mines are the deadliest in the world, although the industry's safety record has improved in recent years .