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Teenage girl dies several feared missing in southwest France bridge collapse

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A 15-year-old girl was killed after a suspension bridge over a river in southwest France collapsed on Monday, causing a car, a truck and possibly a third vehicle to plunge into the water, local authorities said, AFP reported.

Four people were rescued but several others were feared missing after the collapse of the bridge linking the towns of Mirepoix-sur-Tarn and Bessieres, 30 kilometres (18 miles) north of the city of Toulouse, said fire service and local security chief Etienne Guyot.

TV images showed a car bonnet sticking out of the fast-flowing waters of the Tarn river and emergency service helicopters circling overhead.

The body of the dead girl was pulled from the water, Toulouse prosecutor Dominique Alzeari said at the scene. Her mother was rescued by onlookers.

Over 60 rescue workers, including divers, and 40 police were taking part in the search for survivors, Guyot told reporters, adding there were “probably several missing”.

Among those feared missing was the truck driver and the driver of a potential third vehicle, he said, adding that witnesses had reported seeing a van on the bridge.

The bridge which had a load limit of 19 tonnes, dated to the 1930s, he said, and was “regularly checked”.

The mayor of Mirepoix-sur-Tarn Eric Oget described it as a “very important crossing point” for people going to work in Toulouse on the other side of the river.

Many pedestrians, including schoolgoers, also used the bridge, he said, describing the accident as a “real trauma”.

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Another foreign company leaves Azerbaijan

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The representative office of a foreign company has closed in Azerbaijan.

ABC.AZ reports that the announcement was made by the newspaper Vergiler.

So, the announcement says that Best Globus LLC is under liquidation. Its creditors can report their claims within two months to address: AZ1007, Baku City, Nasimi District, Gulu Guliyev Street, 12.

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Musavat Party adopted decision on participating in parliamentary elections

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Musavat Party will participate in the early parliamentary elections scheduled for February 9, 2020, APA reports.

The extraordinary session of the Musavat Party has been held.

A decision has been adopted on the participation of the Musavat Party in parliamentary elections following the discussions.

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Azeri Light crude sells for 6972

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Azerbaijani oil price has increased on the world markets.

The price of a barrel of Azeri Light crude oil rose $0.77 to stand at $69.72.

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