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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...

26-May-2017 Dar es Salaam

Gold mine collapse kills 4 in Tanzania

At least 4 miners were killed and 3 others injured when a gold mine collapsed in Tanzania's northwestern region of Geita, police said.Geita Regional Police Commander Mponjoli Mwabulambo on Thursday confirmed the accident, saying it happened in a remote...

24-May-2017 Lusaka (Zambia)

17 killed in Zambia bus accident

At least 17 persons were killed and 48 injured when the driver lost control of a bus and it overturned in Lusaka in Zambia, the police said on Wednesday.The accident took place on Tuesday when the driver of the bus, en route from Lusaka to the eastern region,...

24-May-2017 London

Five killed in lorry crash in England

Five persons have died in a collision between a car and a lorry in Staffordshire, northwest England, the police said on Wednesday.The accident occurred on the southbound carriage between Junction 15 for Stoke-on-Trent and Junction 14 for Stafford, Xinhua...

20-May-2017 Jakarta

Five killed in Indonesia ferry fire

At least five persons were killed and more than 137 rescued after a ferry caught fire in the waters off the East Java province in Indonesia, officials said on Saturday.ead of Search and Rescue Office of the East Java province Muhammad Arifin said the people...

15-May-2017 Beijing

10 killed in China accident

At least 10 persons were killed in a road accident in China's Jiangxi province on Monday, police said.A bus collided with a truck on a road of Mount Longhu in Yingtan, Xinhua news agency quoted police as saying.The injured have been rushed to hospital.Mount...

13-May-2017 Nairobi

19 killed in Kenya road accident

At least 19 people were killed in a road accident involving a passenger bus and two trucks on the Nairobi-Nakuru stretch on Saturday morning, police said.The accident took place on early Saturday morning at Gilgil, about 120 km northwest of Nairobi, when...

10-May-2017 Beijing

5.5-magnitude quake hits China, 8 dead

At least eight people were killed and 23 others injured on Thursday after an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted China's Xinjiang region, officials said.The epicentre, with a depth of about 8.0 km, was monitored at 37.58 degrees north latitude...

09-May-2017 Beijing

11 children, driver killed in China road accident

Twelve persons, including 11 children, were killed on Tuesday when a school bus crashed and burst into flames as it travelled through a tunnel in China's Shandong province, police said.Of the 11 children, who were aged between three and six, five were from...

08-May-2017 Beijing

18 killed in China coal mine accident

At least 18 people were killed in a coal mine accident in China's Hunan province, officials said on Monday.A gas leak occurred at the Jilinqiao colliery in Youxian county on Sunday when a total of 55 workers were working in the mining shaft, Xinhua news...

06-May-2017 Lagos

Bus collision kills 26 in Nigeria

A head-on collision between two buses along Nigeria's Lagos-Ibadan expressway left at least 26 people dead, a road safety official said.The two 18-seater buses caught fire immediately after a head-on collision on the expressway, , Xinhua news agency quoted...

06-May-2017 Dar es Salaam

29 children, 3 adults die in school bus accident in Tanzania

At least 29 children and three adults died when a school bus plunged into a roadside ravine in northern Tanzania, authorities said.On Saturday, the bus with 40 people on board went off the road for unknown reasons near Karatu, a town about 150 km from the...

06-May-2017 Dodoma

31 dead as school bus falls into gorge in Tanzania

At least 31 persons, mostly children, were killed when a school bus plunged into a gorge in Tanzania on Saturday, officials said.Theresia Mahongo, Karatu District Commissioner, said the bus plunged into the Marera gorge killing 28 students and three teachers...

04-May-2017 Islamabad

Eight die in Pakistan road accident

At least eight people, including seven women of a family, were killed and three others wounded in a road accident in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Thursday, police said.The accident occurred in Haveli district -- some 185 kms from Muzaffarabad -- while...

03-May-2017 Dhaka

Seven killed in Bangladesh accident

At least seven persons were killed when a bus fell into a gorge at at Dhaka-Tangail highway in Bangladesh, an official said on Wednesday.Twenty-five persons were also injured in the incident on Tuesday, BD News quoted a Tangail Fire Service official as...

03-May-2017 Beijing

12 die in China railway tunnel blast

At least 12 persons were killed and 12 more injured in a railway tunnel blast in China's Guizhou province, police said on Wednesday.A 14-hour operation in the gas-filled tunnel failed to rescue the trapped workers after the blast ripped through the tunnel...

02-May-2017 Dhaka

Seven killed as storm lashes parts of Bangladesh

Seven persons were killed and dozens injured when a severe storm lashed parts of Bangladesh, an official said on Tuesday.Four persons were killed in Rajshahi district and three in Chapainawabganj when the storm lashed the country on Monday night, Xinhua news...

01-May-2017 Seoul

Five die in S. Korea crane accident

Five persons were killed and 20 injured when a crane part fell on a ship under construction in South Korea on Monday, an official said.Two cranes collided at a Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in Geoje city, causing a structure to fall on a ship, Yonhap...

30-Apr-2017 Islamabad

11 die in Pakistan accident

At least 11 persons were killed on Sunday when a passenger bus plunged into a ravine in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, police said.Many others were injured in the accident near Lowari Top, The News International reported. The injured have been...

29-Apr-2017 Bishkek

24 killed in Kyrgyzstan landslide

At least 24 persons were killed in a landslide that swept over a part of a village in southern Kyrgyzstan on Saturday, the Emergencies Ministry said.The landslide struck the village of Ayu in the Osh region of the mountainous country at around 6:40 a.m....

25-Apr-2017 Islamabad

14 killed in Pakistan land mine blast

At least 14 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a land mine in Kurram agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said.Local authorities said the van ran over the anti-tank mine on the roadside when it was travelling in Godar area of Kurram agency,...

25-Apr-2017 Nairobi

27 killed in Kenya road accident

At least 27 persons were killed on Tuesday in Kenya when an oil tanker collided with a bus on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, authorities said.The bus was travelling to Nairobi when it hit the tanker near Makindu in Kibwezi, Xinhua news agency quoted police...

25-Apr-2017 Islamabad

10 killed in Pakistan landmine blast

At least 10 persons were killed when a passenger van hit a landmine in Kurram Agency in Pakistan on Tuesday, authorities said.Yasir Hussain, who is injured in the attack, was bringing stones from a mountain when his vehicle hit the landmine in Godar area,...

19-Apr-2017 Bogota

Colombia mudslides leave at least 14 dead, 9 missing

Mudslides triggered by torrential rains in the western Colombian city of Manizales have left 14 people dead thus far and nine others missing, according to the latest Red Cross report on Wednesday."The situation is lamentable. I don't want to get ahead of the official...

19-Apr-2017 Moscow

Cargo ship with 12 aboard sinks in Black Sea

A cargo ship with 12 persons aboard sank in the Black Sea on Wednesday, prompting a large-scale rescue operation.At least seven crewmembers of the dry cargo ship Geroi Arsenala are still missing, RT News reported.Over 120 rescuers and eight vessels are...

18-Apr-2017

24 die in Philippines accident

At least 24 persons were killed and many injured when a passenger bus plunged into a deep gorge in northern Philippines on Tuesday, police said.According to police, the bus carrying more than 50 passengers crashed in Capintalan village in Nueva Ecjia province,...

18-Apr-2017 Yangon

285 killed, 1,073 injured during Myanmar's water festival

A total of 285 people were killed and 1,073 others injured across Myanmar during a four-day water festival, media reports said.The deaths were 13 more than that of last year's event.Meanwhile, a total of 1,200 criminal cases were also registered during...

17-Apr-2017 Lisbon

5 killed, 4 injured in Portugal plane crash

At least five persons were killed and four others injured when a small airplane crashed near a supermarket in a residential area on the outskirts of the capital city of Lisbon on Monday, local media reported.The crash took place around 11 a.m. (local time)...

17-Apr-2017 Colombo

Search continues for Sri Lanka garbage dump victims, toll now 30

Sri Lankan authorities on Monday continued search operations to find more victims buried under the rubble of a garbage dump near here, after the toll from its collapse rose to 30.Rescue officials by Monday morning had recovered 30 bodies and the army said...

17-Apr-2017 Beijing

13 die in China accident

At least 13 persons were killed and six injured when a bus plunged into a river in China's Guizhou province on Monday, an official said.The 19-seater bus, en route from Kaiyang to Weng'an county, fell into the river in Kaiyang, Xinhua news agency reported.An...

15-Apr-2017 Colombo

16 killed in Sri Lanka garbage dump collapse

At least 16 persons died after a rubbish dump collapsed and buried their homes under tonnes of garbage outside the Sri Lankan capital, officials said."Sixteen people died and seven were injured after the collapse of the Meethotamulla rubbish dump, a worker...

15-Apr-2017 Tehran

25 die in Iran floods

At least 25 persons were killed in floods and landslides in northwest Iran, an official said on Saturday.At least 18 persons were injured in flood-hit East Azerbaijan, West Azerbaijan, Kordestan and Zanjan provinces, Press Tv quoted Esma'eel Najjar, the...

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