Three hundred tons of explosives and detonators have gone missing after they were dispatched by more than sixty trucks from an explosives factory in India. The factory manager disclaims all responsibility for what happened to the explosives, since they were consigned to an approved trucking company when they left the factory. A frantic search is underway for the missing trucks.
In other news, thousands of patient records from four Massachusetts hospitals ended up in a public dump. The records included sensitive personal data, such as names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and diagnoses. Such a method of disposal is illegal, and hospital authorities are at a loss to explain how it happened. Perhaps some hospital administrator remarked casually to a subordinate: “Who will rid me of these troublesome medical records?”
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