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Brazilian passenger plane engine bursts into flames, no injuries

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SAO PAULO — The Brazilian airline Gol says an engine on one of its jetliners caught fire as it prepared for takeoff from the Brasilia airport, but no one was injured.

The carrier says the plane was being pushed back from the airport gate Sunday when its right turbine had a technical failure that caused the fire.

Gol said flames were contained in the fuselage next to the engine. It says the 145 passengers on their way to Sao Paulo were evacuated safely and put on other flights.

Brasilia airport press officer Camila Stivelberg says the turbine caught fire around 3:20 p.m. and four fire trucks were sent to put out the blaze.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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