World Briefs: 3 fined for ignoring unconscious man

3 fined for ignoring unconscious man

BERLIN • A German court has fined three people for failing to help an 83-year-old pensioner lying unconscious on the floor of a bank, and instead walking around and even stepping over him.

Two defendants testified that they thought the man was homeless and asleep. It was found later that he had fallen and struck his head.

He never regained consciousness and died a week later.


Icelanders to vote again after govt falls

REYJAVIK • Iceland is preparing for its second election in a year after its government collapsed over a letter of recommendation written by the Prime Minister's father on behalf of a convicted paedophile and accusations that he had attempted to cover it up.

Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson asked on Monday for Parliament to be dissolved, clearing the way for elections on Oct 28.


Grenfell Tower fire a manslaughter case?

LONDON • The criminal investigation into the Grenfell Tower fire that killed about 80 people in London in June could result in manslaughter charges, but police said yesterday any prosecutions could be months away due to the complexity of the forensic work.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 20, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Subscribe