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Eight injured in serious Lincolnshire crash

Three people have been airlifted to hospital with potentially serious injuries after a crash near Alford in Lincolnshire, in which a total of eight people were hurt. Four air ambulances and four land ambulances have taken the casualties to four different hospitals.

The accident, which is thought to have involved two vehicles, happened at 4.30pm on Saturday on the A1104 at Snape Hill at Saleby, near Alford. The East Midlands Ambulance Service says air ambulances took two patients to hospital in Hull and one to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Four patients have been taken to hospital by East Midlands Ambulance Service crews; two to Boston's Pilgrim Hospital, one to hospital in Hull, and one to Grimsby. Air ambulances from as far away as Yorkshire and Warwickshire were despatched as well the helicopters from Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

Police say Aberdeen incident 'involved petrol'

Police in Aberdeen have issued a statement confirming that a seven-year-old boy suffered burns this afternoon after an incident that "involved petrol".

A seven-year-old boy is undergoing treatment following an incident in Bedford Avenue in Aberdeen. It was reported to us at 2pm this afternoon. The incident involves petrol and the boy has quite serious burns. Police are at the scene and following a positive line of inquiry."

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Seven-year-old burns victim 'screaming and crying'

Eyewitnesses have described the scenes after a seven-year-old boy suffered burns in an incident in Aberdeen this afternoon.

Victoria Jayne Pirie said the boy was on fire from "the neck downwards", while Shona Henderson described the boy's clothes "sticking to his skin" before somebody poured water over him to douse the flames.

Police have said they are investigating the incident and trying to establish whether petrol was involved.

Read: Seven-year-old in hospital after Aberdeen 'petrol incident'

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West Ham footballer Dylan Tombides dies

West Ham United striker Dylan Tombides has died aged 20 following a long battle with testicular cancer.

The club confirmed that the Australia-born player, who was diagnosed with the disease in summer 2011, died on Friday morning with his family by his side.

Dylan Tombides in 2012 Credit: PA Photos

There will be a minute's applause in tribute to the young footballer at West Ham's game against Crystal Palace tomorrow at Upton Park.

West Ham players will also wear black armbands in his memory.

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Good Friday celebrations held across the world

Good Friday has been celebrated across the world today with events taking place from Paris to Jerusalem to Valencia.

Pilgrims attend the annual Good Friday "Stations of the Cross" procession in Paris. Credit: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Penitents carry a crucifix on the beach of Valencia. Credit: REUTERS/Heino Kalis
Worshippers are silhouetted during a procession in Jerusalem's Old City. Credit: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Pictures: Crowds gather for Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square

Father of teen killed in Syria 'proud' of son

The father of a British teenager who died fighting in Syria has told ITV News he is "proud" that his son "sacrificed his own life for the sake of others".

Speaking from his home in Brighton, Abubaker Deghayes said his son was a "nice person" with many friends, although he was "a bit naughty, like any other teenager".

Read: Father hails British teen killed in Syria as a 'martyr'

Seven-year-old boy burned in 'petrol' incident

A seven-year-old boy is being treated for serious burns after reports that he was "on fire" in an Aberdeen street.

The incident happened in Bedford Avenue, Aberdeen. Credit: Google Maps

Police said they received "reports of a boy on fire" at around 2pm and are following a positive line of inquiry.

Petrol was said to have been used in the incident and the boy was taken to Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital where his injuries have been described as serious.

A force spokesman said: "A seven-year-old boy is undergoing treatment following an incident in Bedford Avenue in Aberdeen. It was reported to us at 2pm this afternoon.

"The incident involves petrol and the boy has quite serious burns. Police are at the scene and following a positive line of inquiry."

Powerful earthquake strikes Mexico

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running into the street.

The quake was centred in the state of Guerrero, north of the beach resort of Acapulco, the US Geological Survey said.

Guerrero is north of coastal town Acapulco. Credit: Google Maps

There were no immediate reports of major damage.

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