Truck with radioactive material stolen in Mexico: IAEA

VIENNA (AFP) - A truck carrying potentially "extremely dangerous" radioactive material intended for medical use has been stolen in Mexico, the UN atomic watchdog said on Wednesday.

"At the time the truck was stolen, the source was properly shielded.

However, the source could be extremely dangerous to a person if removed from the shielding, or if it was damaged," the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said.