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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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World Cup: Belgium defeats Tunisia 5-2

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MOSCOW — Belgium have defeated Tunisia 5-2 to move one step closer to the next round of the World Cup on Saturday.

Two goals each from Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku eased Belgium to a 5-2 win over Tunisia at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium.

Michy Batshuayi, on loan at Dortmund from Chelsea, added the fifth in the game’s dying minutes, only for Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri to claim a consolation goal in added time.

Eden Hazard opened the scoring for Belgium with a goal from the penalty spot before Lukaku extended the Belgium lead, Tunisia pulled a goal back to make it 2-1 before Lukaku restored the two goal cushion with a deftly chipped finish over the goalkeeper.

Second half goals from Hazard and Batshuayi finished the game as a contest before a consolation from Khazri with the last kick of the game.

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