Dubcek worse

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The Independent Online
PRAGUE (AP) - The condition of Alexander Dubcek, leader of Czechoslovakia's 1968 Prague Spring reforms, worsened yesterday, two weeks after he suffered serious injuries in a car accident. Milan Rocen, chief surgeon at Prague's Na Homolce hospital, said he had had to be placed on a respirator; his condition was 'serious but not critical'.

Mr Dubcek, 70, suffered chest and spine injuries his chauffeur-driven car crashed about 50 miles from Prague and came to rest in a gorge.