Twenty six people have been killed in a road bridge collapse in India. Ten vehicles fell into the Daman Ganga River when a 90m section of the 300m long bridge collapsed during heavy rainfall. The Portuguese built bridge is the only link between the Nani Daman and Moti Daman localities, about 400km from Ahmedbad. Repair work was carried out on the narrow one-way bridge two years ago.
Union Railways has formally accepted the 74km long section one of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. It is scheduled to open on 28 September (see page 15).
Hot weather and lack of rain forced France to shut down 25% of its nuclear power stations in August. Problems struck when river water used to cool nuclear reactors became too warm. The shutdown forced France to limit electricity exports to neighbouring countries including Britain.