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Dad’s horror maps death Tornadoes kill 10 people and seriously injures four


The filing also includes email records from another Hickory resident who used Google Maps’ “suggest and edit” feature in September 2020 to inform Google it was sending drivers over the collapsed bridge.

A second email from November 2020 shows the company received the report and was reviewing the suggested change. The lawsuit claims that even after receiving the report, the tech giant took no further action.

The bridge is not maintained by local or state officials, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said, and its original developer has since dissolved.

The lawsuit names Hickory businessma­n James Tarlton and the companies Tarde LLC and Hinckley Gauvain LLC as the owners of the bridge and its surroundin­g land, the Hickory Record reported.

Tarlton, Tarde and Hinckley Gauvain are accused of failing to repair the damaged bridge and providing sufficient lighting to prevent people from crashing into Snow Creek.

The lawsuit was filed in Wake County, North Carolina, because of Google’s presence in the state, Alicia Paxson’s lawyer Robert Zimmerman said during a press conference on Wednesday.

BEIJING — Two tornadoes within hours killed 10 people and seriously injured four others in eastern China, state media said Wednesday.

The first tornado hit parts of Suqian city in Jiangsu province on Tuesday afternoon, state broadcaste­r CCTV said. It destroyed 137 homes and damaged crop land and pig farms. Five people died and four were injured.

A second tornado in the evening killed five people in Yancheng city, which is in the same province about 190 kilometers (120 miles) southeast of Suqian.

Videos posted online of the first tornado showed cars that had been tossed about, including at least one flipped onto its side, and debris swirling in the air above a several story-high building.

CCTV said that power and road service had been restored in the Suqian area.

Tornadoes are rare in China but have caused deaths in Jiangsu in recent years. One person in the province was killed in a tornado last year and four died in 2021. Another tornado killed eight people in the city of Wuhan the same day.

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