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Small plane makes emergency landing on Chicago expressway

(Reuters) - A pilot of a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing early on Sunday on a busy Chicago expressway that skirts Lake Michigan after waiting for a gap in the traffic, authorities said. The single-engine plane landed in the northbound lane of a stretch of Lake Shore Drive, just a few blocks east of the skyscrapers of the Loop.

At least eight dead in China expressway bridge collapse

A bridge on a major expressway in central China collapsed Friday, leaving the twisted remains of cars and trucks scattered among the rubble as state media reported at least eight fatalities. There was confusion over the toll, with the official news agency Xinhua saying eight people were dead and 13 injured after a fireworks-laden truck exploded, sending a long section of the viaduct crashing to the ground.

26 dead as China bridge collapses: media

A fireworks-laden truck exploded as it crossed a bridge in central China on Friday, killing 26 people as the structure collapsed and vehicles plummeted to the ground, state-run media reported. The lorry "suddenly exploded" on the expressway bridge in Henan province, China National Radio said, putting the number of deaths at 26. An 80-metre long part of the bridge collapsed and six vehicles had been retrieved from the debris, China's official news agency Xinhua said, adding that at least four people died and rescue efforts were underway.

URGENT ¥¥¥ 26 dead as China bridge collapses: report

At least 26 people were killed as a bridge collapsed in central China on Friday after a truck carrying fireworks exploded, state-run media reported. The lorry "suddenly exploded" as it crossed the expressway bridge in the central province of Henan, China National Radio said, causing sections of it to collapse and sending other vehicles plunging to the ground. tjh/slb/ac
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