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Chinese electric car falls from third-floor parking lot; kills two

The third-storey area from where the car fell has been variously described as a showroom, a testing facility.

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Shanghai: A leading Chinese electric car company has said two people were killed when one of its vehicles fell from the third floor of its Shanghai headquarters. 

According to details, the incident took place on Wednesday at about 17:20 local time, and one member of staff and a person from a partner company, who died were inside the vehicle as it fell from the building died in the crash. 

The company immediately started an investigation into the incident in cooperation with government officials. 

The third-storey area from where the car fell has been variously described as a showroom, a testing facility, or a car park. 

"Our company has collaborated with public security department to launch the investigation and analysis of the cause of the accident. Based on the analysis of the situation at the scene, we can initially confirm that this was an accident (not caused by the vehicle)," the company said in a statement.

"We feel very sad about this accident and would like to express our deepest condolences to our colleague and partner employee who lost their lives. A team has been set up to help the families," it added.

Videos circulated on China’s social media showed local medical workers attempting to rescue the two people in the car. 

It is pertinent to mention here that it is not the first time that a Chinese brand is facing questions over its product. Last year, a Chinese businessman died in a Nio ES8 model after switching to the car’s semi-autonomous Navigate on Pilot driving features. 

 

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Egypt: Hotel guest dies after falling from 9th floor

Hotel workers found the body of the deceased lying on the street.

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Cairo: An elderly man has been killed after falling from the balcony of his room on the ninth floor of a hotel in the Cleopatra area on the Alexandria Corniche, Egypt.  

As per reports, hotel workers found the body of the deceased lying on the street in the early hours of Friday. 

The police, however, were informed and the deceased was taken to the Kom El Dikka morgue. 

Reports quoting sources said that the security forces are intensifying their efforts to uncover the circumstances of the incident— to find out whether there is a criminal suspicion or not.

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Health minister urges citizens to follow SOPs amid Covid-19 surge

Government is taking effective measures to control the spread of coronavirus in the country.

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Health minister urges citizens to follow SOPs amid Covid-19 surge

Islamabad: Minister for Health Abdul Qadir Patel has urged citizens to follow Standard Operating Procedures against COVID-19 as 818 new cases were reported in the country over the last twenty-four hours.

In a video message regarding the current corona situation, he said the government is taking effective measures to control the spread of coronavirus in the country.

The Minister said National Command and Control Centre meets on daily basis to closely monitor the cases of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, four people died due to corona infection in the country during last twenty-four hours.

According to National Institute of Health, over 18,300 tests were conducted during this period and the positivity ratio was 4.47 percent.

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Saad Rafique briefs PM Shehbaz on reforms

During the meeting, the political situation in the country was discussed.

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Lahore: Minister for Railways and Aviation Khawaja Saad Rafiq Saturday called on Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and apprised him over the reforms process in railways and aviation sectors.

During the meeting, the political situation in the country was discussed.

The prime minister was further apprised that implementation of COVID-19 related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) were being ensured during travelling in railways and airlines and especially on the occasion of Eid.

Earlier in tha day, Pakistan Railways has announced to run three special trains on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha on multiple routes to facilitate passengers. 

The spokesperson of Pakistan railways said that the first Eid special train will leave from Quetta to Peshawar on Friday at 10 am. 

The second special train will leave Karachi for Lahore on Friday, while the third Eid special train from Lahore to Karachi on July 13. 

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