X Close

World

Published: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 6:36:42 AM
Updated: Thursday December 5, 2013 MYT 6:37:28 AM

Mexico finds stolen truck that carried radioactive material - official

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican police have found a truck they suspect was stolen by common thieves and carried a dangerous radioactive medical material the United Nations said could provide an ingredient for a "dirty bomb," a government official said on Wednesday.

The truck was found close to where it was stolen outside Mexico City, said the official, who asked not to be identified in line with policy. He could not confirm whether the cargo was aboard.

The truck was stolen on Monday while it was taking cobalt-60 from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a radioactive waste-storage center, Mexican officials and a U.N. agency said earlier.

(Reporting by Liz Diaz; Writing by Simon Gardner; Editing by Eric Beech)

advertisement

  1. Police: Karpal died on the spot from impact of crash
  2. Karpal dies: Highly emotional family members arrive at Kampar hospital mortuary
  3. Shocked Malaysians pay Twitter tribute to Karpal Singh
  4. Karpal Singh dies in car accident
  5. Four more sea turtles found killed
  6. Johor man first person in Asia to succumb to MERS
  7. High time for the leaders to act
  8. India's highest court recognises transgenders as 'third gender'
  9. MH370 search: Remark on solving mystery in one second illogical, says Najib
  10. Crane falls off 11-storey building, killing operator

advertisement

advertisement