World Briefs: Two hurt after section of US highway collapses

Two hurt after section of US highway collapses

LOS ANGELES •Two people were injured after an elevated section of a highway in southern California collapsed amid heavy rainfall on Sunday, officials said.

Both were injured when their vehicle went over the side of the road as it gave way. One was able to walk away from the scene, while the other was extricated by emergency crews as debris and asphalt fell on the vehicle, which was partially submerged in water, said a Riverside County Fire Department spokesman.


Ferrari recalls 2,600 cars over faulty airbags

MILAN •Italian sports car giant Ferrari has recalled 2,600 cars globally because of a fault in airbags supplied by Japanese company Takata.

The vehicles may be equipped with an improperly assembled driver-side airbag that can cause the airbag to deploy in a rotated orientation, Ferrari said yesterday. It said the issue is not related to another recall by other carmakers, including Honda and BMW, for Takata airbags.


Blasts target Hamas, militant brigades

GAZA CITY • Five explosions in Gaza targeted the armed units of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad group amid growing tensions between the territory's rulers and extremist opponents.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blasts on Sunday that destroyed five cars belonging to members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam and Al-Quds brigades. There were no reports of serious injuries.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 21, 2015, with the headline 'WorldBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe