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Xinhua world news summary at 0030 GMT, Feb. 3

03 Feb 2023, 10:30 GMT+10

ISLAMABAD -- At least 18 people were killed and several others were injured Thursday night when a passenger coach collided with a trailer in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said.

The accident took place late Thursday night near Kohat Tunnel on Indus Highway in the Kohat district, when a passenger coach collided with a trailer coming from the opposite direction, according to the police. (Pakistan-Accident-Casualties)

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TOKYO -- A Japanese cargo ship sank in the Seto Inland Sea off the western prefecture of Ehime on Thursday after colliding with another cargo vessel, leaving two crew members missing, the coast guard here said.

According to the Imabari Coast Guard Office, the 716-ton cargo ship Seiryu collided with the 499-ton Koei Maru off the coast of Imabari City of Ehime Prefecture at around 19:30 local time. (Japan-Ship-Collision)

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JAKARTA -- At least two people were reportedly killed in floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rain in the eastern Indonesian province of South Sulawesi, an official said on Thursday.

"Two were killed by landslides since Wednesday. Authorities have recovered their bodies," provincial disaster agency chief Amson Padolo told local media. (Indonesia-Landslides-Deaths)

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GAZA -- Israeli fighter jets on Thursday carried out a series of airstrikes on facilities belonging to militant groups in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired from the coastal enclave, eyewitnesses said.

Israeli army drones and fighter jets were heard buzzing in the air, and several explosions were heard in the central Gaza Strip, the witnesses told Xinhua, adding that more than 14 missiles were fired at a military post that belongs to Gaza militant groups. (Israel-Gaza-Airstrike)

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