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.
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