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Tiger Woods suffers ‘multiple leg injuries’ after car crash in Los Angeles, USA

Tiger Woods is undergoing surgery for “multiple leg injuries” after being cut from his car following an accident in Los Angeles.

The accident happened on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes on Tuesday morning.

LA County Sheriff’s Department said Woods was the only person in the car, and the sheriff’s office later confirmed that the golf legend’s injuries are not life threatening.

“Mr Woods was extricated from the wreck with the ‘jaws of life’ by Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics, then transported to a local hospital by ambulance for his injuries,” said the original statement.

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg told Golf Digest in a statement: “Tiger Woods was in a single-car accident this morning in California where he suffered multiple leg injuries.

“He is currently in surgery and we thank you for your privacy and support.”

Sky News sports correspondent Martha Kelner said Woods spent Monday giving a private golf lesson to NBA legend Dwayne Wade.

He was due to be hosting a second day of celebrity lessons on Tuesday.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of the WGC-Workday Championship, world number three Justin Thomas expressed his concern for Woods and his two children, Sam and Charlie.

“I’m sick to my stomach,” Thomas said.

“You know, it hurts to see one of your… now one of my closest friends get in an accident. Man, I just hope he’s all right. Just worry for his kids, you know. I’m sure they’re struggling.”

Former world number one Justin Rose wrote on Twitter: “@tigerwoods, just seen the awful news.

“We know how tough you are, we’ve seen it a hundred times. Hoping and praying you’re ok my friend.”

The PGA Tour said in a statement: “On behalf of the PGA Tour and our players, Tiger is in our prayers and will have our full support as he recovers.”

And former US alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn, an ex-girlfriend of Woods, tweeted: “Praying for TW right now.”

Woods has not played since December, when he took part in the PNC Championship in Orlando with his son, Charlie, who turned 12 earlier this month.

On 23 December he had his fifth back surgery and said last weekend that he was unsure whether he would be able to play in the Masters Tournament in April.

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At least 10 dead and around 30 injured after ‘tour bus’ plummets off 50ft bridge

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At least 10 people have died after a bus fell from a bridge in Brazil.

The vehicle, thought to be a tour bus, is believed have fallen from a height of 50ft (15m) near a railway line in Brazil’s municipality of Joao Monlevade at about 1.30pm.

Emergency services are currently at the scene, with at least 30 people reportedly injured, the Daily Star reports.

It is yet unknown how many people were on board the bus but authorities said not all passengers have been rescued yet.

A truck may also have been involved in the collision.

The wounded are currently being taken to regional hospitals.

Minas Gerais Fire Department spokesman Pedro Aihara told CNN: “There is no information on the itinerary. Not all (the victims) have been rescued yet.”

Last month, a packed bus crashed into a truck in Brazil and killed at least 41 people including dozens of textile workers, Yahoo Noticias reported.

Pictures of the fatal incident on the outskirts of Taguai, 347 km west of Sao Paulo, at around 7am on Wednesday morning were by G1 GloboNews.

Firefighters told the media outlet that at least 40 employees from a textile company were travelling on the bus.

São Paulo Military Police spokesman Lieutenant Alexandre Guedes said the location of the crash made it hard for emergency services to get to.

Survivors who came out of the collision with serious injuries were rushed to several different hospitals in the region for urgent medical attention, according to local officials.

The Taguai City Hall, in the interior of São Paulo, declared an official three-day mourning period for the region.

Firefighters and the Highway Police of Piraju (SP) which is the largest city in the Taguai region, responded to the incident.

Minas Gerais Fire Department spokesman Pedro Aihara told CNN: “There is no information on the itinerary. Not all (the victims) have been rescued yet.”

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Truck and petrol tanker collide causing an explosion in Lagos, Nigeria

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A head-on collision between a 40feet container truck and a petrol tanker has resulted into an explosion on the Otedola Bridge along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway on Saturday.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the accident occurred at 2am when the 40ft containerised truck, loaded with fabric, had a brake failure while moving inward Berger.

In the process, the truck collided with a tanker loaded with 33,000 litres of PMS.

The impact of the collision resulted in a fire explosion.

The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the accident.

Oke-Osanyintolu said: “On arrival at the incident scene it was discovered that a 40fit containerised truck loaded with fabric had a brake failure while moving inward Berger.

“The truck collided with a tanker loaded with 33000 litres of PMS (petrol) while the impact of the collision resulted in the fire outbreak.

“No casualty was recorded.

“However, the fire affected the 40ft containerised truck and high tension wire at the spot.”

Oke-Osanyintolu advised commuters to take the Ojota or 7UP exits until the backlog of traffic eases.

He said the Agency’s responders, LRU Fire, Lagos State Fire service, Federal Road Safety Corps and Lagos Neighbourhood Security Corps were all present at the incident scene.

The LASEMA boss said the damping down has been concluded, while the agency’s equipment would remove the vehicles from the thoroughfare.

A resident of the area, Johnson Adeoye, told NAN that the tanker lost control and rammed into a trailer with the container.

Adeoye said upon the crash, there was fire outbreak, which led to the explosion.

There have been two fire outbreaks occasioned by the explosion of tankers conveying gas in the state.

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At least 20 people die after train collides with bus in Thailand

A train has collided with a tour bus in Thailand killing at least 17 people and injuring 30 others

A train has collided with a tour bus in Thailand killing at least 20 people and injuring 30 others, officials have said.

The bus, with 65 passengers on board, was crossing a railway track at around 8am local time in Chacheongsao, 50 miles (80km) east of Bangkok, when the train hit it.

It was travelling from Samut Prakan province to a Buddhist temple in Chachoengsao.

District chief officer Prathueng Yookassem told Thailand’s PBS TV: “It was raining, perhaps, the driver did not see the train.”

Images and footage from the scene showed both vehicles had overturned on to their sides and were badly damaged.

Metal debris and people’s belongings could be seen strewn across the railway tracks.

Rescue workers could be seen helping the injured to safety. They were taken to two hospitals for treatment.

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

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Children among 40 people injured after train and school bus collide near Palmerston North #Train #Bus #Collision #NewZealand

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Forty people have been injured after a Feilding High School bus was hit by a train near Palmerston North this morning.

Six students were taken to Palmerston North Hospital with moderate to minor injuries.

Emergency services were alerted to the serious crash just after 8am at the intersection of Railway Road and Clevely Line in Bunnythorpe.

St John said it assessed 40 patients at the scene, whose conditions varied from moderate to minor.

A resident near the crash site said it appeared the front of the school bus was hit by the train and that there were children with minor injuries.

Police were also at the scene and said no children were seriously injured, but some were being treated for minor injuries.

The number of children on the bus was being counted and senior staff from Feilding High School had been at the scene.

Four ambulances and a rapid response team were sent to the scene.

Parents who wanted to collect their children were asked to make themselves known to an officer at the scene.

KiwiRail chief executive Greg Miller said the company was shocked to learn of this morning’s collision, and had sent staff to work with emergency services.

The level crossing on Cleverly Line is protected by flashing lights and bells.

The train driver is physically unharmed but shaken by the incident and was being supported by staff on site, Miller said.

The North Island main trunk line is closed between Marton and Palmerston North.

Diversions were in place and motorists were asked to avoid the area.

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