Monster truck plows into crowd at Mexican air show, at least eight dead

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A monster truck rams into spectators during an air show on the outskirts of Chihuahua.

 The driver appeared to lose control of the truck after leaping over a pile of cars it was crushing during a demonstration at the ‘Extreme Aeroshow’ in Chihuahua on Saturday.

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Published: Sunday, October 6, 2013, 7:52 AM
CHIHUAHUA, Mexico – An out-of-control monster truck shot into a crowd of spectators at a Mexican air show, killing at least eight people and hurting 80 others, dozens seriously, officials said.

Carlos Gonzalez, spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutors’ office, said the driver appeared to have lost control of the truck after leaping over a pile of cars it was crushing during a demonstration at the “Extreme Aeroshow” on Saturday.

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Truck slams into packed minivans in northeast India, killing 28, including 13 children

(Fox) GAUHATI, India –  A cargo truck crashed into two minivans packed with laborers headed to work early Thursday in northeast India, killing 28 people, including 13 children, police said.

Another 20 people were injured, some critically, when the 10-wheeler truck slammed into the oncoming minivans on a highway about 160 kilometers (100 miles) west of Gauhati, the capital of Assam state, according to the Barpata district police station.

The minivans, which had been carrying workers to a local brick kiln, were smashed into mangled metal masses and pushed into a roadside ditch. Among the dead were five women. Some had been taking their children to work to be looked after during the day.

The truck was on its way to the neighboring state of West Bengal. Police said they have yet to account for the truck driver, though one of two people who were in the truck is believed to be among the dead.

Area villagers arrived first at the scene. Local TV broadcasts showed a huge crowd surrounding 28 bodies covered in white sheets and lined up on green grass.

Fire in Norwegian road tunnel sends 55 to hospital

Emergency medical staff personnel are pictured outside a tunnel in Gudvangen, western Norway, August 5, 2013. According to local media, more than 20 people were trapped in a tunnel on Monday when a truck caught fire within the tunnel. REUTERS/Arne Veum/NTB Scanpix

Emergency medical staff personnel are pictured outside a tunnel in Gudvangen, western Norway, August 5, 2013. According to local media, more than 20 people were trapped in a tunnel on Monday when a truck caught fire within the tunnel. REUTERS/Arne Veum/NTB Scanpix

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OSLO (Reuters) – More than 50 people were sent to hospital after a lorry caught fire in a tunnel in western Norway on Monday, police said.

The 11.4-km (7-mile) Gudvanga tunnel, Norway’s second longest, carries traffic close to the Naeroey fjord, considered one of its most beautiful and a draw for tourists from around the world during the summer season.

“Fifty-five people have been taken to hospital for checks. That’s every single person that’s been evacuated,” police spokesman Joern Lasse Refsnes said. The cause of the fire was as yet unknown, he added.

(Reporting by Victoria Klesty and Terje Solsvik; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)