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Two injured as plane skids off runway in Bulgaria

Two passengers were injured when their plane skidded off the runway while landing at Bulgaria's Black Sea airport of Varna on Friday morning, aviation and hospital officials said. "One of our planes rolled slightly off the runway at landing. A Bulgarian woman was hospitalised with an injury, reportedly a broken leg, the rest of the people are alright," a representative for private charter airline Air Via, who operated the aircraft, told AFP by telephone from Varna.

Bulgarian who set himself on fire new symbol of protests

A hundred flickering candles and mountains of flowers block the entrance to Varna's city hall, surrounding a picture of a smiling young man with long hair who has become a symbol of anti-corruption protests that have swept Bulgaria. Plamen Goranov, a 36-year-old amateur photographer and avid rock climber whose name came from the Bulgarian word for "flame", died Sunday after setting himself on fire in the country's first self-immolation in decades.

Bulgarian dies of self-immolation, protests intensify

* Goranov becomes symbol for Bulgarian protesters * Third man to set himself alight this year, second to die * Protests force government to quit; election due in May By Tsvetelia Tsolova and Angel Krasimirov SOFIA, March 4 (Reuters) - A Bulgarian protester who set himself on fire last month has died, the second fatality in nationwide rallies against high power bills and graft that have toppled a government and fuelled demands for political change.
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