Nail-clipping driver busted

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  • Friday, 16 Aug 2013

A BUS driver in Singapore was subjected to disciplinary action after he was found clipping his fingernails while driving the bus, Sin Chew Daily reported.

The irresponsible act was captured by a passenger who uploaded the video on the Internet.

The video showed the driver of the SMRT bus driving along the highway towards Woodlands.

While driving, he suddenly looked at his fingernails, then took out a nail clipper with his right hand and spent some 20 seconds clipping his fingernails.

The video was shared over 700 times and netizens blasted the driver for his rash act that could have caused a road accident.

> Nanyang Siang Pau reported that 10 people in Beijing, China, consumed pesticide along a busy road in a mass suicide attempt.

Police, who were tipped off, rushed to the scene and managed to send the group to the hospital in time.

A witness said the 10 consumed the pesticide simultaneously and one by one staggered and fell to the ground.

It is not known why they had attempted to take their own lives.

While at the hospital, the group refused to speak to reporters. Policemen were placed on standby there.

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