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Small planes collide over Quebec shopping center; 1 reported dead

At least one person was reported dead and three others were hurt after two small planes collided mid-air Friday above a shopping center in Quebec, local media reported.

One plane crashed in a parking lot and the other on a roof in Saint-Bruno, just outside Montreal, the CBC reported. Police said the crash appeared to be accidental.

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Paramedics rushed both pilots to nearby hospitals, police added.

One of the planes involved in the collision belonged to Cargair, a flight and pilot training school operating in nearby Saint-Hubert, according to the CBC. The company declined to speak to the news agency.

The shopping center was evacuated and police asked people to avoid the area. A witness described hearing "a loud boom" at the time of the crash.

A video posted on social media showed shoppers inspecting a severely damaged plane in the parking lot.