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14 dead as bus falls into ravine in Philippines

Two foreigners were among 14 people killed when a tourist bus fell into a deep ravine in the mountainous northern Philippines on Friday, authorities said. The bus plunged about 120 metres (nearly 400 feet) while travelling on a narrow road heading to an area famous for its "hanging coffins", said a report from the civil defence office. A Canadian man and a Dutch woman were among the 14 passengers killed, it added. Police said 32 other people on board were injured including another Dutch woman and the bus driver.

Mysterious double coffin found at King Richard III car park site

LONDON (Reuters) - Archaeologists have discovered a mysterious coffin-within-a-coffin from the same Leicester car park where England's King Richard III was famously buried for 500 years. Experts returned to the site of the former Grey Friars Church at the beginning of July to learn more about the area, only to find a full intact stone casket with a lead coffin inside.

No rest for the dead with surround-sound coffin

STOCKHOLM, Jan 11 (Reuters) - A Swedish man has designed a coffin with built-in speakers linked to a music playlist that can be updated by the living. Music and video equipment store owner Fredrik Hjelmquist said his hi-fi coffin would entertain the dead and provide solace for grieving friends and relatives by making it possible for them to alter the deceased's playlist online.
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