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16-Jan-2017 Bishkek

37 killed in Kyrgyzstan cargo plane crash

At least 37 people were killed when a cargo plane belonging to Turkish MyCargo Airlines crashed in a residential neighbourhood near Kyrgyzstans capital Bishkek, according to the emergency ministry.Initially, reports said the aircraft was of Turkish Airlines...

16-Jan-2017 Bishkek

37 killed in Kyrgyzstan plane crash

At least 37 people were killed on Monday when a Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed into a residential area in Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishkek."We are confirming data on the number of those killed in the plane crash, lists vary but at least 30 locals and...

14-Jan-2017 Karachi

4 killed in Karachi rain

At least four people were killed in rain-related incidents when Pakistan's port city of Karachi received its first winter showers that brought down the temperature by 3 degrees Celsius, according to officials on Saturday.Many parts of the city experienced...

12-Jan-2017 Bangkok

36 killed in Thailand floods

Thirty-six people have died and one was reported missing in floods caused by torrential rains in southern Thailand, officials said on Thursday.According to the latest report by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, the floods have affected some...

11-Jan-2017 Islamabad

Six labourers dead in Lahore fire

Six labourers died and several others were injured on Wednesday in a fire which broke out in a two-storey building of a construction company in Lahore, an official said.Eight injured labourers were rescued from the blaze and rushed to hospital, where six...

09-Jan-2017 Islamabad

5 killed in Pakistan shipbreaking yard blaze

At least five people were killed and one was injured when a fire broke out in a ship parked at the Gadani shipbreaking yard in Balochistan on Monday, the police said.Rescue workers were still looking for three people, while president of the labours' association...

09-Jan-2017 Port-au-Prince

20 killed in bus-truck collision in Haiti

At least 20 persons were killed after a bus collided with a truck in Haiti, officials said.The accident occurred on Sunday in the town of Monte Lacrete in the mountainous northern Artibonite province, Efe news reported.Emergency service authorities said...

08-Jan-2017 London

20 killed as deadly icy spell grips Europe

A deadly icy spell has gripped Europe and has blanketed even the Greek islands and southern Italy in snow, a media report said on Sunday.In Italy, ferries and flights were cancelled and schools in the south are expected to close on Monday, the BBC reported...

08-Jan-2017

4 killed as truck runs over pedestrians in Jerusalem

Four people were killed and 15 others injured in Jerusalem on Sunday when a truck ploughed into pedestrians in a busy shopping area, police said.A number of people were trapped under the truck near the Armon Hanatziv promenade, Haaretz daily reported adding...

08-Jan-2017 Tehran

5 Iranian pilgrims killed in Iraq hotel fire

At least five pilgrims died in a fire that erupted in a hotel in the Iraqi city of Karbala, Iranian authorities confirmed on Sunday.All five victims, who died in the Qasr al-Mola hotel fire, were from Khorasan Razavi province of Iran and had arrived in...

08-Jan-2017 Washington

5 killed in US winter storm, thousands without power

Five people ere killed and thousands were rendered without electricity supply as a powerful winter storm continued to sweep across the US, a media report said.In the West, parts of northern California and Nevada were filling sandbags as an "atmospheric river"...

08-Jan-2017 Dhaka

5 killed as Kolkata-bound train rams car near Dhaka

At least five persons, including four members of a family, were killed on Sunday when a Kolkata bound Indo-Bangladesh Maitree Express collided with a car, the media reported.According to a police official, the accident took place around 10 a.m. in Gazipur...

07-Jan-2017 Bangkok

11 killed in Thailand floods

At least 11 people were killed and one reported missing while thousands have been affected by heavy floods in Thailand, officials said on Saturday.After days of heavy rain, the central government has sent military units to help regional authorities provide...

06-Jan-2017 Beijing

12 killed in China coal mine blast

At least 12 miners have been killed in a coalmine explosion, the media reported on Friday.The accident occurred on Thursday at the Xingyu mine in Xuzhuang in the central province of Henan. EFE reported that 51 miners were working inside to open new tunnels...

03-Jan-2017 Dhaka

Hundreds of shops gutted in Dhaka fire

Bangladesh Navy personnel were deployed to help put out a fire that engulfed about 500 shops at a market here on Tuesday.Parts of the market that sells food, kitchen items, cosmetics, ornaments, toys, furniture and electronics collapsed due to the blaze at diplomatic...

01-Jan-2017 Jakarta

23 killed, 17 missing in Indonesia ferry fire

At least 23 persons were killed, 20 injured and 17 others were missing in a fire that broke out on a passenger ferry in the waters of the Jakarta Gulf on Sunday, disaster agency officials said.Nine of the 20 injured persons are suffering from serious burns...

31-Dec-2016 Bangkok

Over 100 deaths from road accidents in two days in Thailand

Thailand recorded over 100 deaths and more than 1,000 injuries due to road accidents in the first two days of New Year holidays, Road Safety Centre said on Saturday.A total of 1,204 road accidents on Thursday and Friday claimed 113 lives, resulting in 1,299 injuries,...

29-Dec-2016 Jakarta

Boat with 100 people capsizes in Indonesia, 77 rescued

A boat carrying nearly 100 people sank in the waters off North Maluku province of eastern Indonesia on Thursday. Rescuers recovered four bodies and were searching for missing persons, a local disaster management agency official said.At least 77 people...

23-Dec-2016 Kuala Lumpur

14 killed in Malaysia bus accident

At least 14 people were killed and 16 others injured when a bus fell off a cliff on Saturday while travelling from Johor Baru to Kuala Lumpur, the authorities said.Police have confirmed that the bus was travelling at a high speed during the incident. The...

21-Dec-2016 Mexico City

36 killed in Mexico fireworks market blast

At least 36 people were killed when several explosions ripped through a fireworks market in Mexico, authorities said.Public prosecutor Alejandro Gomez said 31 people died at the scene of the tragic incident that took place on Tuesday in Tultepec and five...

21-Dec-2016 Mexico City

29 killed in Mexico fireworks market blast

At least 29 people were killed when several explosions ripped through a fireworks market in Mexico, authorities said.Seventy people were injured in the incident that took place on Tuesday in Tultepec, about 40 km north of Mexico City, said Eruviel Avila,...

20-Dec-2016 Berlin

12 killed, dozens wounded in Berlin truck attack

At least 12 persons are now dead and about 50 others injured in the Monday night attack at a Christmas market here after a truck ploughed into a crowded, media reports said on Tuesday.This was alleged to be a targeted terrorist attack very similar to the...

18-Dec-2016 Kabul

14 killed in Afghanistan accident

At least 14 persons were killed and 41 injured in an accident in Afghanistan's Farah province on Sunday, police said."A bus travelling from Herat province to Kabul crashed into a parked cargo truck in Gulshan district," Xinhua news agency quoted a police...

18-Dec-2016 Jakarta

13 killed in Indonesia plane crash

At least 13 persons were killed when a military plane crashed in eastern part of the country on Sunday, officials said.Hercules C-130 plane operated by the Indonesian Air Force went down in Papua, killing everyone an board, Xinhua news agency quoted air...

11-Dec-2016 Islamabad

14 killed in fog-related accidents in Pakistan

At least 14 persons were killed in fog-related accidents in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday.Six members of a family were killed when their car fell into a canal in central Multan district, Xinhua news agency reported.In neighbouring Vehari district,...

11-Dec-2016 Nairobi

33 killed in fuel tanker explosion in Kenya

At least 33 persons were killed and many others injured after an oil tanker crashed into other vehicles in Kenya's Naivasha town, disaster management officials said on Sunday.The accident occured on the Nakuru-Nairobi road at 9.30 p.m. on Saturday, Xinhua...

08-Dec-2016 Hanoi

17 killed due to heavy downpour in Vietnam

At least 17 people have died due to heavy rain and flood in Vietnam, authorities said on Thursday.Vietnam's central Binh Dinh province has been the hardest hit with nine persons killed, while eight people died in Quang Ngai province, due to flood and heavy...

08-Dec-2016 Beijing

11 dead in China mine accident

All 11 trapped miners were confirmed dead after rescuers retrieved the last two bodies late on Wednesday due to a colliery gas outburst in central China's Hubei Province.The accident occurred on Monday night in Xinjia Coal Mine in Badong County. Five managed...

07-Dec-2016 Islamabad

Pakistan plane with 47 people crashes

A Pakistani plane carrying 47 passengers and crew on a domestic flight to Islamabad crashed in the northern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday, the media reported.The passengers on the small plane operated by the state-run Pakistan International...

07-Dec-2016 Jakarta

97 killed in Indonesia quake

At least 97 persons were killed and over 500 injured when an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale hit Aceh province in Indonesia on Wednesday, an official said.The epicentre of the powerful earthquake was 18 km northeast Pidie Jaya district and...

06-Dec-2016 Jakarta

20 killed in Indonesia quake

At least 20 persons were killed and 10 injured when an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale hit Aceh region in Indonesia on Wednesday, provincial press officer said.The quake had epicentre at 18 km northeast Pidie Jaya district and the depth at...

05-Dec-2016 Islamabad

Hotel fire in Karachi leaves 11 dead, 75 injured

A pre-dawn fire at a hotel in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi on Monday killed at least 11 people and injured 75 others, police and a doctor said.Among the dead were four women while the injured included some foreigners.The blaze broke out in the kitchen...

05-Dec-2016 Moscow

12 people killed in Russia road accident

Twelve people, including 11 children of an acrobatics team were killed and 20 others injured in a road accident in Russia, official said.Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his condolence to the families of those killed. A day of mourning would be observed...

05-Dec-2016 Madrid

Four killed in Spanish aircraft crash

Two adults and two children were killed in a light aircraft crash in Toledo Province in central Spain, reports said on Monday.The aircraft had taken off from the Cuatro Vientos Airport in Madrid at around 4 p.m. local on Sunday en-route to Cascais in Portugal,...

05-Dec-2016 Karachi

11 killed in Karachi hotel fire

At least 11 persons were killed and 30 others injured in a huge fire that erupted at Karachi's Regent Plaza hotel early Monday, rescue officials said.The blaze broke out in the kitchen in the ground floor at the Shahrah-i-Faisal, and spread across the six...

05-Dec-2016 New York

Death toll in US warehouse fire rises to 33

At least 30 bodies have been found after warehouse fire occurred in Oakland, United States on Friday night, media reports said.The worst fire in the history of Oakland, took place during an electronic music party in a two-story warehouse converted into...

04-Dec-2016 Beijing

China colliery blast toll rises to 32

The death toll from a coal mine blast in China's Mongolia region has risen to 32, the media reported on Sunday.The explosion occurred on Saturday at the Baoma Mining Co. Ltd. in the city of Chifeng, Xinhua news agency reported.An investigation is being carried...

03-Dec-2016 Washington

9 killed in overnight fire in US

An overnight fire killed at least 9 people on Saturday while another 25 people were missing in Oakland in United States, media reports said.The blaze, one of the deadliest structure fires in Oakland history, began at about 11.30 p.m. on Friday during an...

03-Dec-2016 Beijing

17 die in China coal mine explosion

At least 17 people were confirmed dead and many others remained trapped following an explosion at a coal mine in China's Mongolia region on Saturday, authorities said.The explosion occurred around midday at Baoma Mining Co. Ltd. in the city of Chifeng,...

02-Dec-2016 Beijing

17 killed in China bus accident

Seventeen persons were killed in a road accident in central China early Friday morning, reports said. Rescue operations are on.The accident occurred near Miaoling town, in Hubei, between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. when a bus carrying about 20 people plunged into a lake,...

30-Nov-2016 Washington

Wildfire kills 3, damages 150 buildings in US

A wildfire sweeping through the central US state of Tennessee has killed three people and destroyed more than 150 buildings, a local official said."We do not have further information on them at this time," Sevier County mayor Larry Waters told reporters...

29-Nov-2016 Bogota

76 killed as plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashes in Colombia

A plane carrying Brazil's Chapecoense football team crashed in Colombia and as many as 76 of the 81 persons on board were feared dead, media reported on Tuesday.Police Director General Jose Acevedo Ossa said 76 people died in Monday's crash and six survived,...

27-Nov-2016 Kathmandu

7 killed, 18 injured in Nepal jeep accident

At least seven persons were killed and 18 other injured, when an overloaded jeep plunged into a 100-metre ravine in Nepal's Nawalparasi District on Sunday.The vehicle, which was heading for Kadabheri from Bulingtar in the district, slipped off a mountain...

24-Nov-2016 Beijing

40 killed in China building collapse

Forty people were killed when an under construction building collapsed in China on Thursday.The accident occurred at about 7 a.m. in Jiangxi when the platform of a power plant's cooling tower collapsed, Xinhua news reported. Total number of the workers involved...

22-Nov-2016 Washington

Several die in US school bus accident

Several persons were killed when a school bus ran into a tree in Tennessee, US, authorities said.The bus was carrying 35 kindergarten and primary-school students in Chattanooga, when it met with the fatal accident, Efe news reported on Tuesday. "Multiple fatalities,"...

20-Nov-2016 Los Angeles

Four dead in ambulance plane crash in Nevada

Four people were killed in an ambulance plane crash late Friday in northern Nevada, media reported.According to local media, three crew members and a patient on an American Medflight plane taking the patient to a Utah hospital were killed in a crash which...

19-Nov-2016 Jakarta

15 missing after ship, boat collision in Indonesia

At least 15 persons went missing as a ship collided with a boat in East Java province of Indonesia on Saturday, a disaster agency official said.The collision which took place in waters off Tuban district, involved a Vietnamese-flag ship and an Indonesian...

17-Nov-2016 Maputo

Tanker truck explosion kills 73 in Mozambique

At least 73 people were killed and dozens of people injured after a tanker truck exploded in Mozambique's Tete province.The blast on Thursday took place when the tanker truck was en route transporting petrol to Malawi from Mozambican port city of Beira,...

15-Nov-2016 Phnom Penh

Four die as cruise ship runs aground near Cambodia

At least four persons were killed as a small cruise ship hit a sandbank near the seashore in Cambodia's Kampot province, police said on Tuesday.The accident occurred on Monday night when the ship, carrying about 70 domestic tourists, returned from watching...

09-Nov-2016 Ludhiana

7 killed, 50 injured in London tram derailment

At least seven people were killed and more than 50 injured after a Croydon Tramlink tram overturned in London, British Transport Police announced on Wednesday.The 42-year-old tram driver has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and is in police custody....

03-Nov-2016 Islamabad

20 killed as trains collide near Karachi

At least 20 people were killed in the collision of two passenger trains on Thursday near Karachi's Landhi Railway Station, police said.The collision occurred between Zakaria Express and Fareed Express. At least three carriages were damaged in the collision,...

03-Nov-2016 Islamabad

12 killed as dense smog leads to huge car pile-up in Pakistan

At least 10 people were killed and over 40 others sustained severe injuries on Thursday as cars rammed into one another at an interchange in Islamabad city, media reported.According to initial details, dense smog near Sukhekhi Interchange between Rawalpindi...

03-Nov-2016 Islamabad

17 killed as trains collide in Pakistan

At least 17 people were killed and over 40 injured on Thursday when two passenger trains collided near the Pakistani city of Karachi, police said.The collision occurred as the Zakaria Express struck Fareed Express, which was stationary, from behind between...

02-Nov-2016 Jakarta

20 killed in Indonesia boat capsize

At least 20 people were killed on Wednesday when a boat with 93 people capsized off Indonesia's Batam island, police said.The accident took place in Tanjung Bebam after the boat sailed to Malaysia, Xinhua news agency reported.Overcrowing and strong winds...

02-Nov-2016 Beijing

33 dead in China colliery gas explosion

Thirty-three miners trapped in the Chinese colliery explosion were confirmed dead after 15 more bodies of missing miners were retrieved on Wednesday morning.A total of 35 workers were in the pit at the time of the accident just after 11.30 a.m. on Monday. Two escaped...

02-Nov-2016 Hanoi

13 killed in Vietnam karaoke lounge fire

At least 13 persons died after a fierce fire broke out at a karaoke lounge in Vietnam's capital city, officials said.By Tuesday midnight, fire-fighters and rescuers brought 13 bodies out of the karaoke lounge on Tran Thai Tong Street, Cau Giay District,...

02-Nov-2016 Rio de Janeiro

10 killed as grotto collapses in Brazil

Ten persons were killed and seven others injured after a grotto collapsed in the Brazilian town of Santa Maria do Tocantins, officials said.The traditional Mass for All Saints Day was celebrated in the open air, outside the grotto known as the Stone House,...

01-Nov-2016 Islamabad

10 die in Pakistan explosion

At least 10 people were killed and over 50 injured on Tuesday in a series of explosions during the cleaning of an unused oil tanker at the Balochistan port in Pakistan, the media reported.The incident occurred at the Gaddani ship-breaking yard in the country's...

31-Oct-2016 Jakarta

3 killed in Indonesia flood

Three persons were killed in a flood that struck in Indonesia's Gorontalo province, an official said on Monday.Three children were swept away by strong current of a river in Hutuo village on Sunday and their bodies were later found by rescuers, Xinhua news...

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