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Malaysia bus crash kills 8, wounds 33 factory workers

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GEORGE TOWN — At least eight people were killed and 33 others suataine injuries in a bus collision along the expressway in the Malaysian northern state of Penang on Tuesday morning, local newspaper New Straits Times reported.

The accident took place at around 5:30 am local time.

A bus ferrying Nepalese and Indonesian workers, had stopped on the left side of the road after an engine problem, while another bus, carrying 15 workers, failed to brake in time and rammed into the first bus pushing it to the right side of the road, NST quoted a police officer as saying.

It was reported that the stationary bus was carrying Indonesian and Nepalese workers from a Sony factory while the other bus was carrying workers from a Plexus factory.

Meanwhile, Nepali Embassy in Malaysia has informed that no Nepalis were hurt in the incident. The embassy said that the details of incident is yet to be ascertained.

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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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