A jet aircraft ploughed into several cars on a busy road near an airshow in southern England on Saturday, killing at least seven people, police said.
The vintage Hawker Hunter fighter jet crashed onto the A27 road, close to an airport in Shoreham where the airshow was taking place, near the south coast city of Brighton.
All those who died were on the road at the time of the crash, police said, adding that it was possible more bodies might be found overnight and on Sunday. The pilot is in a serious condition in hospital.
The ambulance service said 14 people were treated at the scene, with four taken to hospital.
Video footage posted online showed the plane in the process of executing an acrobatic loop before it hit the ground, causing an explosion which appeared to engulf some cars.
“He`d gone up into a loop and as he was coming out of the loop I just thought, you`re too low, you`re too low, pull up,” the BBC quoted an eyewitness, Stephen Jones, as saying.
“And he flew straight into the ground either on or very close to the A27, which runs past the airport.”
Media reports said the pilot of the plane was pulled from burning wreckage.
The crash happened at around 1:20 pm (1220 GMT). Shoreham Airshow cancelled its event, which was due to run into Sunday.
The Hawker Hunter is a single-seater jet which was developed by Britain in the 1950s.
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Passenger bus falls from bridge, leaving 12 dead, injuring 46 in India’s Sitamadhi
PATNA — At least 12 people were killed and 46 others injured on Saturday after a passenger bus carrying them fell from a bridge in India’s eastern state of Bihar, officials said.
A bus carrying over 60 passengers fell off a bridge in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district, about 130 kilometres north of state capital Patna, killing 12 persons on the spot on Saturday evening, local media reported.
The accident took place at around 6 pm on the National Highway 77 near Bhanaspatti village under Runnisaidpur area of the district. Police said the bus was heading to Aurai via Runnisaidpur from Muzaffarpur.
Reports said following the accident, some of the witnesses informed police who rushed to the spot along with health teams to carry out rescue operation.
Of the injured, 34 were admitted to the primary health centre (PHC) at Runnisaidpur while 12 were rushed to the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur.Follow @gorkhapost