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Russian cargo plane spills gold bars, platinum onto Yakutsk runway

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More than 170 gold bars and platinums fell out of a Russian cargo plane during takeoff on March 15 in the far-eastern city of Yakutsk, state media reported.

According to Russian news agency TASS, an An-12 cargo plane operated by the airline Nimbus carrying about nine tonnes of precious metals lost at least third of its cargo during takeoff from the Yakutsk airport, local investigators said in a statement.

Damage to a door handle caused it to fly open and spill some of the metal, the statement said.

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Authorities, however, have recovered 172 gold bars weighing 3.4 tons, the state-run TASS quoted Interior Ministry officials as saying. No one was hurt in the incident.

The plane, a Soviet-designed An-12, had been heading to the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk with the cargo from a local mining company.

The aircraft, operated by the transport company Nimbus, conducted an emergency landing in the town of Magan about 12 kilometers from Yakutsk.

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Nigerian man buries his father in £66,000 BMW instead of a coffin

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A Nigerian man has buried his father in a brand new luxurious BMW that costs £66,000 instead of a coffin in order to see him off in style in the local village graveyard, it has been reported.

The wealthy son, identified only as Azubuike, lost his father to old age but according to local reports had always promised him one day he would have a flash car.

Azubuike recently promised his father to buy him a flash car one day but he couldn’t do it when he was alive so he decided to see off his father in a brand new BMW and get him buried in it, instead of a coffin, in a local graveyard,The Sun reports.

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The incident happened in the remote village of Ihiala, Nigeria.A photo from the funeral has gone viral on the internet which shows the car being lowered into a huge six-feet grave dug by hand.

While the local villagers, had their opinions, many on Facebook were angered at the waste of money and said it could have been put to better use.

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