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19-Aug-2017 Freetown

Sierra Leone mudslides, floods death toll rises to 467

The death toll in the mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone has climbed to 467 and is expected to rise further, officials said.About 20,000 people have been displaced by the mudslides, including 5,000 children, presidential spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay was...

18-Aug-2017 Mogadishu

Six injured in landmine blast in Somalia

At least six people were injured following a roadside landmine explosion outside a restaurant here in Somalia's Wardhigley district, the media reported.The mine went off on Thursday evening targeting people who were seated at the front side of a coffee...

17-Aug-2017

Over 100 minors killed in Sierra Leone floods, mudslides

At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone earlier in the week, a UN agency said.The number could grow as search and rescue operations are ongoing and over...

16-Aug-2017 freetown

400 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslide

At least 400 people have been confirmed dead and 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding in the Sierra Leone capital, officials said on Wednesday.President Ernest Bai Koroma declared seven days of mourning while pleading for "urgent...

15-Aug-2017 Lisbon

12 killed as tree falls during religious fest in Portugal

Twelve persons were killed and 50 others injured when a large tree fell on people celebrating the Roman Catholic Feast of the Assumption outside the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira.Regional Health Secretary Pedro Ramos on Tuesday said that a minor...

15-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

Toll in Nepal floods rises to 120

The toll in Nepal's floods soared to 120 as the disaster caused havoc mostly in the country's southern plains in the Terai, officials said on Tuesday.According to Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs, 35 people were still missing while 39 were injured in the...

15-Aug-2017 Freetown

286 bodies recovered in Sierra Leone mudslide

At least 286 bodies have been recovered from a devastating mudslide in Sierra Leone's capital, officials said.A total of 286 bodies were brought to a local hospital on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying. Head of Operation of the Sierra...

15-Aug-2017 Dhaka

29 killed as floods ravage Bangladesh

At least 29 people have died in the last few days in floods caused by heavy rainfall in Bangladesh, officials said.The floods have affected almost a third of the country, said Reaz Ahmed, Director General of Bangladesh's Disaster Management Department,...

13-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

53 killed, one lakh displaced in Nepal floods

At least 53 people were killed and as many as 100,000 displaced in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains across Nepal, officials said on Sunday.Search and rescue operations were underway in several parts of the Himalayan nation. According...

13-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

40 killed in Nepal floods, landslides

Floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains have killed 40 persons in Nepal, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Sunday.At least 36 persons have been reported missing in the low-lying areas, over 20 injured and thousands of families have been displaced...

12-Aug-2017 Washington

3 Dead, 20 injured after supremacist march in Virginia

The white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia has left three people dead and more than 20 injured from incidents that included a car slamming into a group of people and a helicopter crash.The person who died when a car smashed into the crowd,...

12-Aug-2017 Washington

2 killed in helicopter crash in Virginia

Two people were killed after a helicopter crashed on Saturday seven miles southwest of Charlottesville, in the state of Virginia.The state police said the National Transportation Safety Board and Virginia State Police are investigating the crash, which reportedly...

12-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

17 dead, 6 missing as floods, landslides hit Nepal

At least 17 persons died and another six went missing after floods and landslides swept through southern Nepal on Saturday due to heavy rainfall, a minister said.Home Minister Janardan Sharma said in a press conference that of the victims, nine died in...

12-Aug-2017 Cairo

Egypt train collision toll rises to 41

The death toll in a collision between two passenger trains in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria has risen to 41, the Health Ministry announced on Saturday.Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Mujahid told the state-run Al-Ahram newspaper that at least...

11-Aug-2017 Cairo

36 killed, dozens injured in train crash in Egypt

At least 36 people were killed and more than 123 others were injured on Friday in a crash between two trains in Egypt's Alexandria province, Egypt's Health Ministry said.The ministry has announced state of emergency in all hospitals in Alexandria and neighbouring...

11-Aug-2017 Beijing

36 dead, 13 injured in China road accident

At least 36 people were killed and 13 others injured in an expressway accident in northwest China's Shaanxi Province on Thursday night.The accident occurred when a coach hit the wall of the Qinling tunnel of the Xi'an-Hanzhong Expressway, Xinhua reported.According...

09-Aug-2017 Beijing

China hit by second earthquake

China was rattled by a second earthquake of 6.6 magnitude on Wednesday, injuring 32 people, even as rescue efforts were on in Sichuan province where a powerful quake a day earlier killed 19 people.An earthquake of 7.0 magnitude jolted a tourist destination...

09-Jul-2017 Lima

Eight killed in Peru bus accident

Eight persons were killed and 35 injured when a tourist bus overturned in Peru capital Lima, officials said.Among the wounded in the accident on Sunday are two foreigners, one Chilean and one Canadian, as well as seven children, who were taken to hospitals,...

06-Jul-2017 Jakarta

Five die in Indonesia plane crash

At least five persons aboard an Indonesian plane that crashed in Papua province were confirmed dead on Thursday, the country's search and rescue office said.Dozens of rescuers from the local search and rescue office had arrived at the scene and began an...

04-Jul-2017 Beijing

47 dead, 22 missing after flood hits Chinese regions

A total of 47 people were dead and 22 missing as floods wreaked havoc in central China's Hunan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the south.In Hunan, heavy rain that started on June 22 has killed 27 people with eight still missing, Xinhua...

04-Jul-2017 Beijing

42 killed in China rains

At least 42 people were killed and 21 others reported missing due to torrential rains in southern China, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Tuesday.Heavy rains have triggered flooding and caused water in more than 60 rivers in the region to rise above...

04-Jul-2017 Dhaka

Nine killed in Bangladesh factory blast

At least nine people were killed and about 50 others injured in a blast at a garment factory in Bangladesh's Gazipur area, a police official said on Tuesday.The explosion took place on Monday night at Multifabs Ltd, an export oriented knitwear factory,...

03-Jul-2017 Jakarta

8 killed in Indonesia chopper crash

Rescuers have removed eight bodies from the scene of a helicopter crash in western Indonesia, a spokesman of the national search and rescue office said on Monday.The national search and rescue office operated chopper hit a hill in Temanggung district of Central...

02-Jul-2017 Beijing

Eight dead, 35 injured in gas pipeline explosion in China

At least eight people died and 35 injured in a natural gas pipeline explosion in southwest China's Guizhou Province on Sunday, local authorities said.The explosion occurred at around 10 a.m. local time in Shazi town in Qinglong County. The injured have...

02-Jul-2017 Beirut

Two killed, six hurt in Lebanon refugee camp fire

Two children were killed and six other people injured when a fire broke out on Sunday in al-Raed Syrian refugee camp in a Lebanon town.A security source told Xinhua that the civil defence and Lebanese Red Cross have sent the victims to nearby hospitals.He...

02-Jul-2017 Islamabad

Six killed as van catches fire in Pakistan

At least six persons were killed and 24 injured on Sunday when a passenger van caught fire in Pakistan's Multan city, officials said.The van caught fire due to a gas cylinder explosion, Geo TV reported quoting officials. According to rescue sources, the...

26-Jun-2017 Beijing

Floods kill 28 in China

Floods caused by heavy rains have killed 28 people in China in four days and left another 16 missing, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Monday.From late Thursday till Monday night, the rains forced 504,000 people to relocate in many provinces including...

26-Jun-2017 Bogota

9 dead in Colombia boat capsize

Nine persons have died and more than 30 are missing after a tourist boat carrying 150 people sank in a Colombian reservoir, authorities said.Rescuers are combing the waters, said authorities in Antioquia, where the incident took place, CNN reported.The head...

26-Jun-2017 Buenos Aires

12 killed in Argentina bus-truck collision

At least 12 persons were killed after a bus collided head-on with a truck and turned over in Mendoza province in Argentina, officials said.The accident on Sunday, which took place along a highway outside San Rafael, a town in western Mendoza province, also...

25-Jun-2017 Lahore

Tanker blast kills 140 in Pakistan

At least 140 people have been burnt alive and dozens of others injured after an overturned oil tanker caught fire and exploded near Bahawalpur city in Pakistan's Punjab province, the media reported.The tanker overturned on Sunday morning and a large number...

25-Jun-2017 Bogota

Eight killed in Colombia mine blast

At least eight miners were killed following an explosion at a carbon mine in Colombia, the National Mining Agency has said.The blast occurred on Friday in Pueblo Viejo de Cucunuba, 90 km from capital Bogota, the Agency said on Saturday, Xinhua news agency...

24-Jun-2017 Beijing

15 killed, 120 missing in China landslide

Fifteen persons have been confirmed dead in a landslide in China's Sichuan Province on Saturday that buried more than 120 people from 62 homes.Rescuers had retrieved 15 bodies from the debris by Saturday night, the rescue headquarters said, Xinhua news agency...

24-Jun-2017 Beijing

120 missing in China landslide

A landslide in southwestern China's Sichuan province on Saturday damaged dozens of houses, with at least 120 people reported missing, officials said.Officials from Maoxian County said the incident occurred after a landslide hit Xinmo village around 6 a.m....

24-Jun-2017 Dhaka

16 killed in Bangladesh road accident

At least 16 people were killed on Saturday when a truck carrying labourers veered off the road in Bangladesh's Rangpur district, police said.The accident occurred around 5.30 a.m., on the Dhaka-Rangpur Highway, bdnews24 quoted a senior police official as...

23-Jun-2017 Rio de Janeiro

21 killed in Brazil traffic pile-up

At least 21 people died in a traffic pile-up in Brazil's Espirito Santo state, officials said.The pile-up occurred near Guarapari on Thursday when a van transporting granite strayed into the oncoming lane and crashed into a bus, the Federal Highway Police...

19-Jun-2017 Lisbon

Portugal fights deadliest wildfire, 62 dead

Portugal on Monday struggled to control the deadliest wildfire in its history that has devastated the central region of Leiria, with officials putting the death toll at 62.The fire, which began on Saturday afternoon, ignited in the municipality of Pedrogao Grande...

18-Jun-2017 Lisbon

At least 58 killed in devastating forest fire in Portugal

An out-of-control forest fire in central Portugal has killed at least 58 people and injured 54, according to updated figures provided on Sunday by the government.Secretary of State for Internal Administration Joao Gomes reported that the number of deaths...

18-Jun-2017 Dhaka

Fresh landslides claim 5 lives in Bangladesh

At least five persons were killed and many dwellings damaged in rain-triggered fresh landslides in Bangladesh on Sunday.Two siblings and a child are reported to have been killed in a landslide in hilly district of Khagrachari, some 259 km southeast of Dhaka,...

17-Jun-2017 London

London tower debris fear shuts two Tube lines

Two London Tube lines were partly suspended on Saturday over fears that passengers could be hit by falling debris from the charred Grenfell Tower.The Hammersmith and City Line were suspended between Edgware Road and Hammersmith amid concerns that debris...

16-Jun-2017 London

London inferno toll reaches 30, over 70 unaccounted for

The deaths in the devastating Grenfell Tower blaze here have risen to 30 and more than 70 persons remain unaccounted for. Search was ongoing to find more bodies in the building, the Metropolitan Police said on Friday.At least 24 people remain in hospital,...

15-Jun-2017 Dhaka

Bangladesh landslides toll reaches 151

The death toll in the devastating floods in Bangladesh triggered following torrential rains has reached 151 as rescue teams continue to look for 10 people who remain missing, a disaster management official said on Thursday.So far, 107 deaths have been reported...

15-Jun-2017 London

London fire toll is 12, likely to rise

A deadly blaze that consumed a London tower block has killed at least 12 people and the death toll is likely to rise, police said on Thursday.As scores of volunteers plunged into a huge relief effort after the Wednesday blaze destroyed the 24-storey Grenfell...

14-Jun-2017 London

6 killed as massive blaze engulfs London tower block

At least six persons were killed and over 50 were in hospital after a huge fire raged overnight in a west London tower block, police said on Wednesday.Up to 600 people were believed to be inside 120 flats in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower, in north Kensington,...

14-Jun-2017 Dhaka

134 dead in Bangladesh landslides, many missing

The death toll from the devastating rain-triggered landslides in Bangladesh's three southeastern districts has risen to 134 as rescuers retrieved more bodies including those of two Army officers, officials said on Wednesday.Since Monday morning, heavy rains...

13-Jun-2017 Dhaka

69 killed in Bangladesh landslides

At least 69 persons, including four soldiers, were killed in devastating landslides triggered by heavy rains in southeast Bangladesh, officials said.Heavy rains swept through the country's three southeastern districts -- Cox's Bazaar, Bandarban and Rangamati...

13-Jun-2017 Athens (Greece)

One killed, 11 hurt as earthquake hits eastern Greece

At least one people was killed and another 11 were injured when an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Greece's Eastern Aegean Sea on Monday, Greek authorities said on Monday.A 45-year-old woman was found dead by firefighters in the ruins...

13-Jun-2017 Dhaka

51 killed in Bangladesh landslides

At least 51 people were killed and 11 others injured in landslides in Bangladesh following three days of heavy rainfall across the country, a top disaster management official said on Tuesday.Rangamati district reported 29 deaths, Chittagong 16 and Bandarbad...

13-Jun-2017 Dhaka

51 killed in Bangladesh landslides

At least 51 people were killed and 11 others injured in landslides in Bangladesh following three days of heavy rainfall across the country, a top disaster management official said on Tuesday.Rangamati district reported 29 deaths, Chittagong 16 and Bandarbad...

13-Jun-2017 Beijing

100,000 evacuated as typhoon makes landfall in China

Over 100,000 people were evacuated to safety on Tuesday morning after typhoon Merbok made landfall in China's Shenzhen city.From Monday morning to early Tuesday, the city reported an average precipitation of 81 mm, with 219 mm reported in the area where the...

12-Jun-2017 Beijing

Torrential rain triggers disaster in China

Continuous torrential rains since Friday have affected some 40,000 people in China's southwestern Guizhou province.Heavy rains lashed 142 townships, swamping farmland, damaging houses, forcing evacuation of people and causing direct economic losses estimated at...

11-Jun-2017 Beijing

Six killed in China storms

At least six people were killed and three others reported missing following torrential rains that lashed China over the weekend, weather officials said on Sunday.Four people were killed in Hubei province - one of the most affected areas - while two died...

11-Jun-2017 Tripoli

8 migrants drown off Libya coast

Altogether eight migrants drowned and dozens are missing on Saturday off the Libyan coast while attempting to reach Europe, according to the Libyan coast guards."The eight bodies are among the 120 or 130 people who were on a rubber boat," said Colonel Fathi al-Rayani,...

05-Jun-2017 Rabat

14 killed, 32 injured in road accident in Morocco

A total of 14 people were killed and 32 others were injured in a bus accident near Morocco's Khenifra city.The Khenifra Ministry of Health delegate, Mohamed Barjaoui, was quoted by Xinhua as saying that 20 victims were in critical condition.Deadly traffic...

04-Jun-2017 London

Witnesses recount London terror that leaves six dead

A man went flying some 20 feet in the air as a white van crashed into a group of people on the London Bridge, a witnesses said on Sunday."It knocked a person about 20 feet in the air and within my line of sight there must have been about five or six people...

02-Jun-2017 Colombo

Toll in Sri Lanka floods is 206

The death toll in Sri Lanka's devastating floods and landslides has risen to 206 with 92 people still reported missing, media reports said on Friday.As of Thursday night, almost 650,000 people in 15 districts were still affected by the severe rains and strong...

01-Jun-2017 Ankara

13 Turkish military personnel killed in helicopter crash

At least 13 military personnel were killed in a helicopter crash in Turkey's Sirnak Province, the Turkish Armed Forces said.According to the Turkish Armed Forces statement, an AS 532 Cougar-type helicopter carrying 13 personnel took off from a military...

30-May-2017 Moscow

Storm kills 11 in Moscow

At least 11 people were killed when a severe thunderstorm hit the Russian capital Moscow, officials said.Hundreds of trees were toppled by the storm, and more than 50 people sought medical help, BBC reported on Monday.Reports say that electrical cables...

28-May-2017 Manila

Death toll in Philippines clashes climbs to 95

Government troops have found eight bodies of civilians who were allegedly executed by militants in Marawi city in southern Philippines, bringing the death toll in the six-day clashes between army and militants to 95, a military spokesman said on Sunday.Brig. Gen....

27-May-2017 Colombo

Toll in Sri Lanka floods increases to 100

The death toll in the floods and landslides in Sri Lanka has increased to 100 while 99 persons were reported missing, the Disaster Management Centre said on Saturday.Around 12,000 people have been evacuated from areas at risk of floods that have already...

26-May-2017 Colombo

6 killed in Sri Lanka landslides

At least six people were killed and several others reported missing on Friday due to landslides in two different areas in Sri Lanka's Kalutara district following heavy rainfall, police said.Rescue operations are currently underway...

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