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Woman killed as light aircraft crashes into car on California highway

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A woman has been killed after a stationary car she was sitting in was struck by a light plane on a highway in California.

The 38-year-old woman was announced dead at the spot.

The single-motor plane landed in the slow lane of Interstate 15 near San Diego just after 9:15am local time on Saturday, then slid to the shoulder before hitting the vehicle.

Other five people, including the pilot and his passenger, were injured in the crash on a stretch of Interstate 15 that has been the scene of several plane landings.

The 60-year-old pilot sustained life-threatening injuries to his head, and his passenger along with three passengers in the car — two men and a woman — were taken to hospital for treatment with less serious injuries, according to local news reports.

Witnesses said the single-engine plane appeared to be having problems before it banked west and came down.

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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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