Southwest Airlines plane’s engine breaks apart midflight

A Southwest Airlines jet bound for Orlando, Fla., was forced to make an emergency landing in Pensacola after one of its engines fell apart over the Gulf of Mexico. Startled passengers on board Flight 3472 from New Orleans heard a frightening blast to the aircraft’s left at an altitude of 30,700 feet. Outside their windows, they saw smoke fuming from the exposed turbine blades at around 9:20 a.m. Saturday.

Chunks of the engine’s cowling had fallen off, according to photos taken from the aircraft’s window midflight. 

The pilots managed to stabilize the aircraft and made the quick-thinking decision to divert the flight to Pensacola with only one working engine. 

Southwest Airlines blamed an unspecified mechanical issue with the engine and said the National Transportation Safety Board would be investigating what it described as an “uncontained engine failure,” officials said in a statement. 

None of the passengers or five crewmembers was hurt during the incident.

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Indian man carries dead wife’s body for 12km

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An Indian man was forced to carry the body of his wife for 12 KM as he did not have money for transport , the man’s teenage daughter can be seen crying by his side. The man was taking the body of his wife back home which is 60 KM from the hospital where she passed away. After walking 12 KM an ambulance was sent to assist the man. According to officials the man did not wait for an ambulance at the hospital.

 

American University of Afghanistan under attack in Kabul

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Gunmen attacked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul Wednesday night, with explosions and gunfire reported inside the campus, the media reported.
According to initial reports, a suicide bomber rocked the Darul Aman area of the central capital Kabul in the jurisdiction of the 6th police district.
Dozens of students and staff including foreigners are believed to be trapped inside the university building.

2 bombs explode in Thai coastal town of Pattani

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One killed and 30 injured two weeks after a series of explosions hit three of Thailand’s most popular tourist spots . The first blast in a parking lot behind the Southern Hotel caused no casualties, Police Lieutenant Colonel Winyu Tiamraj told Reuters on Wednesday. All the casualties were Thais. The second explosion came from a truck parked at the hotel entrance, opposite a karaoke bar and a massage parlour, resulting in one death and 30 injuries,” he said. A staff member at the town’s hospital said 32 people were injured, 5 of them critically. All are Thai nationals .

The blasts came less than two weeks after a series of explosions hit three of Thailand’s most popular tourist resorts and a town in the south of the country, killing four people and wounding dozens. Most embassies warn nationals against all travel to Pattani because of the long-running conflict between the Buddhist-majority state and shadowy Muslim rebels seeking greater autonomy.

Ethiopia says Feyisa Lilesa is safe to return home

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Feyisa Lilesa won a silver medal for Ethiopia at Rio 2016 and now he fears his life may be in danger with unrest at home , Ethiopia will not bar runner Feyisa Lilesa from entering the country after he made an anti-government gesture upon finishing second in the Olympic marathon, an official says.
Lilesa held his arms over his head, wrists crossed, as he strode across the finish line to claim the silver medal in Rio de Janeiro , mimicking a sign taken up by protesters in the Horn of Africa country’s Oromiya region.