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Xinhua world news summary at 1030 GMT, May 4

Xinhua
04 May 2021, 21:18 GMT+10

MEXICO CITY -- At least 23 people were killed and 70 others injured after a metro bridge collapsed in southern Mexico City Monday night, according to local authorities.

Authorities said on social media that 49 of the injured have been rushed to hospital. (Mexico-Metro-Bridge collapse)

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MOSCOW -- Two people were killed and 18 others injured after a fire broke out at a five-story hotel building in Moscow, local media reported Tuesday.

"Two adults died in the hospital. It was not possible to save them," the TASS news agency reported, citing a source from the local department of the Russian Emergencies Ministry. (Russia-Fire-Moscow)

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TRIPOLI -- Special envoy of the United Nations (UN) secretary-general for Libya Jan Kubis stressed the importance of implementing the recently-adopted Security Council Resolutions 2570 (2021) and 2571 (2021) in meetings with senior Libyan officials, the UN Support Mission in Libya said Monday.

Kubis held talks here on Sunday with Chairman of the High National Election Commission (HNEC) Emad Sayyeh on "preparations and steps needed for the holding of national elections" scheduled for Dec. 24, in accordance with the resolutions, the mission said in a statement. (Libya-UN Envoy-Resolutions)

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OUAGADOUGOU -- At least a dozen people were killed by unidentified gunmen in eastern Burkina Faso on Monday, a local official said.

The attack took place in a village in the Komandjari province in the Est Region, leaving two members of the Volunteers for the nation's Defence of the Motherland and at least a dozen villagers dead, said Colonel Saidou Sanou, governor of the region, in a statement. (Burkina Faso-Terrorism-Attack)

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