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Paul Walker, Star of the “Fast and Furious” Movies Dies in a Car Crash.


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Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj

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Paul Walker
Paul Walker

I love the action-packed “Fast and Furious” series of movie films and the lead characters Paul Walker and Vin Diesel of “XXX” fame. Yesterday (December 1, 2013), I was shocked when I heard the news that Paul Walker, who played the role of the undercover agent Brian O’Connor in the “Fast and Furious” movies, died in a violent, blazing car crash in Valencia, Santa Clarita, California.

When massive earthquakes devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, Paul Walker saw the need for skilled personnel and resources in post-disaster situations. After that trip, he contacted his friends to help him in forming “Reach Out Worldwide” (ROWW) – a non-profit registered organization.

Roger Rodas 38, had met Paul Walker 40, at a race track and became his financial advisor in 2007. He helped Walker to set up ROWW, a network of committed
professionals with first responder skill-set. ROWW operates on the philosophy that “by making a difference in just one person’s life, the world has been changed for the
better.

Paul Walker, the star of the 'Fast & Furious movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person outside of Los Angeles. He was 40. (Source: Deccan Chronicle)
Paul Walker, the star of the ‘Fast & Furious movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person outside of Los Angeles. He was 40. (Source: Deccan Chronicle)

On November 30, 2013, around 3:30 pm PST, Paul Walker and Roger Rodas left in Rodas’ red 2005 Porsche Carrera GT after an event to raise money for “Reach Out Worldwide” to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Rodas was driving the car. Shortly after leaving, Rodas lost control and the car crashed into a light pole and a tree. Within seconds, the vehicle burst into flames. The Sheriff’s Department of Los Angeles County declared the two dead at the scene of the accident.

The local Santa Clarita Valley Signal newspaper reported that witnesses recognized Walker and one person even tried to extract him from the wreckage.

Walker had described himself on Twitter as an ‘outdoorsman, ocean addict‘, and ‘adrenaline junkie‘. He raced cars and he fearlessly executed many stunts in his own films.

The late Paul Walker is survived by his 15-year-old daughter Meadow.

Fans pay tribute to actor Paul Walker at crash site in Valencia, California on December 1 - AFP
Fans paid tribute to actor Paul Walker at crash site in Valencia, California on December 1, 2013 (Photo: AFP)

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NEWS: Collapse of Road Tunnel Leading to Mt. Fuji. Nine Dead.


Japan Road Tunnel Collapse

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Rescue teams in central Japan are still trying to reach several missing people after the collapse of a major road tunnel.

Police say five people were killed and a number of cars remain trapped in the nearly five-kilometre long Sasago tunnel.

The structure was built into hills leading to Mount Fuji, about 80 kilometres west of Tokyo.

CCTV images showed the collapse of several ceiling panels along a roughly 60 metre stretch of the road.

Drivers described narrow escapes from falling debris, and a long walk through the darkness after abandoning their cars.

“At one point I realised that my car was in split in two and there weren’t any other vehicles behind me,” said one woman.

Smoke was seen billowing from the tunnel, thought to have been caused by at least one car catching fire.

There has been no word yet on why the structure, which opened in 1977, suddenly collapsed.

Officials say there was no earthquake in the area this morning.

Source: euronews

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