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Ship slams into lock on Danube River injuring 3 passengers

A passenger ship slammed into the side of a lock on the Danube River early Tuesday, injuring three elderly passengers, authorities said.

The ship, which was carrying 170 people on a pleasure excursion, hit the concrete lock shortly after midnight (2200 GMT Monday), said police in the province of Upper Austria.

A 70-year-old man suffered a gash to the head, and two women aged 66 and 76 were treated for shock, authorities said.

The cause of the incident remained under investigation Tuesday.

An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building

Another apartment building explodes in Russia. Several people killed

An explosion of household gas occurred in a nine-storeyed apartment building in the city of Shakhty, the Rostov region of Russia. The blast destroyed two storeys of the building

Another apartment building explodes in Russia. Several people killed