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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, Aug. 3

03 Aug 2020, 20:51 GMT+10

MOSCOW -- A man has been killed in a fire at a thermal power plant in Russia's Arctic city of Norilsk, local media reported Monday, quoting the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

According to a ministry statement, the fire broke out in an electric shop of the plant that was under repair, during which heating oil caught fire. (Russia-Norilsk-Fire)

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JALALABAD, Afghanistan -- Up to 24 people including three attackers were killed as fighting for the control of Jalalabad prison in the eastern Nangarhar province has been continuing since Sunday evening, a provincial government spokesman said Monday.

The victims, according to the official, include three assailants and 21 others including civilians, jail guards and security personnel. (Afghanistan-Prison-Fighting)

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CAIRO -- At least eight people were killed and seven others injured late Sunday when a minibus crashed into a canal in Egypt's province of Giza, south of the capital Cairo, a medical source in Giza hospital told Xinhua on Monday.

"The driver lost control of the vehicle's steering before it fell in Al-Mariotia canal in Giza," state-run Ahram newspaper quoted an official security source as saying. (Egypt-Bus Accident)

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JALALABAD, Afghanistan -- At least 13 civilians and three attackers were killed and 42 others wounded in a car bomb attack and gunfight in a prison in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar provincial capital Jalalabad, provincial government spokesman Attaullah Khogiani confirmed Monday.

"Sporadic fighting between the security forces and gunmen continued throughout the night. The fighting is still ongoing inside the prison and a nearby building where gunmen took position," Khogiani said, adding that 13 civilians and three attackers have been killed and 42 wounded persons have been taken to hospital. (Afghanistan-Fighting)

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NEW DELHI -- The death toll in alleged spurious liquor consumption in northern Indian state of Punjab has risen to 104, officials said Monday.

The deaths have taken place in Tarn Taran, Batala and Amritsar Rural. (India-Hooch)

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