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Tesla top-of-range car caught fire while owner was driving, lawyer says

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BERKELEY, California, July 1 (Reuters) – A Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Model S Plaid electric vehicle burst into flames on Tuesday while the owner was driving, just three days after the $129,900, top-of-the-range car was delivered following its June launch, an attorney for the driver told Reuters. The driver, identified as......

Nine children, one adult killed in Alabama highway crash

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June 20 (Reuters) – Nine children and a young father were killed when a van and other vehicles slammed together on a rain-drenched Alabama highway during Tropical Storm Claudette, authorities said on Sunday. A nine-month-old girl and her 29-year-old father died in the Saturday afternoon pileup of about 18 vehicles,......

One dead after driver crashes into crowd at Pride Parade in Florida

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June 19 (Reuters) – One person died and another was injured after a pickup truck ran into a crowd of spectators at a Pride parade in south Florida on Saturday, local authorities said. Police have apprehended the truck driver responsible for the crash at the festival in Fort Lauderdale, Mayor......

Pakistani train smashes into derailed carriages; 36 killed

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A train in Pakistan smashed into derailed carriages of another train on Monday, killing at least 36 people, government officials said, in the latest accident to highlight the perilous state of a more-than-165 year old railway system. The death toll was likely to rise as rescuers struggled to reach people......

Italy judge releases three held in jail over cable car disaster, one under house arrest

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An Italian judge ruled late on Saturday that three men detained over a cable car crash that killed 14 people in northern Italy could leave prison, with one being placed under house arrest, Italian media reported. The chief prosecutor of the city of Verbania, Olimpia Bossi, confirmed the judge’s ruling......

At least eight dead in Italian cable car accident

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At least eight people have died and two are seriously injured after a cable car connecting Italy’s Maggiore lake with a mountain close by plunged on Sunday, the national alpine rescue service said. The Stresa-Mottarone cable car takes tourists and locals from the famous town of Stresa, on lake Maggiore,......

Train in Iowa hauling hazardous materials derails, catches fire

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A Union Pacific train hauling hazardous materials derailed and then caught fire in the city of Sibley, Iowa, authorities said on Sunday, leading to the evacuation of dozens of people although there were no reports of injuries or fatalities. The derailment, involving 47 rail cars, took place in the afternoon......

Mexico City metro overpass, train cars collapse on road below

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An overpass for Mexico City’s metro partially collapsed with train cars on it on Monday night, videos on Mexican television and social media showed, although it was not immediately clear if there were injuries or any fatalities. Mexico City mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said on Twitter she was headed towards the......

At least 27 dead in fire at Baghdad hospital for COVID patients- medical sources

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At least 27 people were killed and 46 injured in a fire on Saturday at a hospital in southeastern Baghdad that had been equipped to house COVID-19 patients, medical sources at three nearby hospitals said. The fire at the Ibn Khatib hospital in the Diyala Bridge area of the Iraqi......

Argentine transport minister dies in traffic accident

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Argentine Transport Minister Mario Meoni died late on Friday in a traffic accident about 110 kilometers (70 miles) west of Buenos Aires, the government said in a statement. The accident occurred when Meoni was driving alone during a storm to Junin, his home city. Local radio station FM VALL posted......

Texas police to demand Tesla crash data as Musk denies Autopilot use

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The remains of a Tesla vehicle are seen after it crashed in The Woodlands, Texas, April 17, 2021, in this still image from video obtained via social media. Video taken April 17, 2021. SCOTT J. ENGLE via REUTERS Texas police will serve search warrants on Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Tuesday......

Two dead in Tesla crash in Texas that was believed to be driverless

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Two men died after a Tesla (TSLA.O) vehicle, which was believed to be operating without anyone in the driver’s seat, crashed into a tree on Saturday night north of Houston, authorities said. “There was no one in the driver’s seat,” Sgt. Cinthya Umanzor of the Harris County Constable Precinct 4......

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