The Evening Top 5: Man killed in plane crash in Longford, Three Irish on board fatal bus crash in Spain

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One man killed in serious accident involving a multiple vehicle pile-up in Cork

Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N20, Cork-Limerick Road at Ballydahin, Mallow, County Cork this afternoon Sunday 20th March 2016 shortly after 12.30pm. A man, aged in his early 70's, suffered fatal injuries when the lorry he was driving was involved in a collision with four cars. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His body has been taken to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem is to be arranged.

 

Three Irish injured as 13 dead in Spain coach crash

Three Irish people have received non life-threatening injuries after a bus carrying foreign students crashed, killing 13 people in northeastern Spain. Minster of the Interior, Jorge Fernández Díaz, stated that all 13 victims who lost their lives in the crash were female. At least 43 were hurt when the coach collided with a car and overturned on the AP7 highway near Freginals around 6am local time.

 

Man killed in light aircraft crash reported in Longford this evening

A man in his 40s has died in a light aircraft crash in County Longford. The crash happened at around 5:30pm in Abbeyshrule Airfield just off the N55 Athlone to Granard Road. Emergency services attended the scene and the pilot was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

 

Sam Burgess involved in horrific rugby league injury

Former England international Sam Burgess was fortunate to escape a sickening clash without major injuries when playing for the South Sydney Rabbitohs. The former union convert returned to play in the NRL after a miserable World Cup campaign with England, and was playing in just his third game back in Australia.

 

Mark Hamill claims "Of course Luke Skywalker is gay", and why that's a huge deal for Hollywood

Earlier this month, Mark Hamill took part in an hour-long Q&A with the Oxford College Student Union. When the question of alternative sexuality came up within the Star Wars universe, he gave what many considered to be a perfect answer: "Fans will say, 'I'm getting bullied at school. I'm afraid to come out because my parents are religious and they'll hate me.' It just breaks your heart. And they would say to me, 'Could Luke be gay?' And I would say it's meant to be interpreted by you. If you think he's gay, of course he's gay!"