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Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Oct. 1

02 Oct 2023, 02:05 GMT+10

ANKARA -- Turkish authorities launched a probe into a bombing attack in front of the interior ministry's building in the capital Ankara on Sunday, said Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's office.

Two police officers were slightly injured and one attacker died after he set off the suicide bomb, while the other bomber was shot dead by the police, said Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya. (Türkiye-Bombing Attack)

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MADRID -- At least 13 people died and another four were injured after a fire engulfed a nightclub in South-West Spain on early Sunday morning.

The fire happened in the Teatre nightclub in the outskirts of the city of Murcia. The Coordination Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies has confirmed the 13 deaths. (Spain-Fire)

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NEW DELHI -- At least eight persons were killed and many others injured after a bus carrying nearly 60 passengers fell into a deep gorge in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu, local police said Sunday.

The mishap occurred in the state's Nilgiris district late on Saturday night, when the bus lost control while navigating the hairpin bend roads, a local policeman confirmed with Xinhua. (India-Road Accident)

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COLOMBO -- Over 5,000 people from three districts in Sri Lanka have been affected by floods by Sunday morning, the country's Disaster Management Center (DMC) said.

The water levels at Gin, Nilwala and Kalu rivers and Attanagalu Oya river continued to rise and were causing minor flooding in some areas, the DMC said. (Sri Lanka-Floods)

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