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    • At least 48 people, mostly students, are killed and a further 67 injured in a suicide bomb attack at a education centre in Kabul. The BBC)

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  • Authorities in India confirm that 774 people have been killed so far during (Financial Express)
  • Nine people are killed and 16 others injured after a fire breaks out in a ward on the seventh floor of a hospital in New Taipei City, (BBC)
  • More than 300 people are injured, five seriously, after a section of wooden jetty collapsed at an urban sports and music festival in Vigo, (BBC)
  • Twelve fans of Ecuadorian football team Barcelona S.C. are killed and 30 others are injured after the bus they were traveling on overturns in Azuay, (Xinhua)
  • Three Russian climbers and two Tajik pilots die while 12 other people are injured in a helicopter crash in (Tampa Bay Times)
  • 41 people are injured when an overturned coach crashes in Kent, England, (Kent Live)

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  • August 2018 Lombok earthquake
    • The BNPB spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho confirmed that the death toll from the earthquake in (Tempo.co)
  • A report by the SOHR says that the explosion of an arms depot in Sarmada, Idlib Governorate, Syria, kills at least 69 people, including 17 children. The cause of the blast is "not yet clear". Most of the victims were reportedly family members of (Reuters)
  • At least 15 people died after a bus fell into a ravine in the western region of Ancash, in (Xinhua)

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