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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...

13-Apr-2017 Jakarta

2 killed in Indonesia floods

At least two people were killed as floods hit Indonesia's Aceh province, officials confirmed on Thursday.Heavy rains triggered the floods in the districts of Aceh Tenggara and Aceh Barat, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of national disaster agency told...

09-Apr-2017 Kathmandu

Three Indians killed in Nepal accident

Three Indians were killed and another was critically injured when a truck rammed into their car on the East-West Highway along the Hetauda-Narayanghat road stretch, police said on Sunday.The three were killed on the spot when their car (BR-6D-5625) was hit...

07-Apr-2017 Yangon

20 killed in Mayanmar motor boats collision

At least 20 passengers, including 16 women, were killed in a collision of two motor boats in Nga Wun river in Myanmar late on Friday, sources with the Myanmar Fire Service said.With about 60 passengers on board, a motor boat collided with another one loaded...

02-Apr-2017 Bogota

At least 248 dead in Colombia mudslide : Official

Forensic authorities in Colombia has said that at least 248 people have died in the Mocoa mudslide after heavy rains caused rivers to overflow in Colombia's Putumayo province."At the moment we have 248 dead bodies registered," Efe news quoted Carlos Eduardo Valdes,...

02-Apr-2017 Stockholm

Three killed in bus accident in Sweden

Three persons were killed and around 30 others have been injured in a bus accident in central Sweden, media reports said on Sunday.The accident occurred on Sunday morning between Sveg and Fagelsjo in Harjedalen, central Sweden,...

01-Apr-2017 Bogota

Landslide kills 127 people in Colombia

Colombian Red Cross said on Saturday that at least 127 people were killed in a landslide in southern Colombia's Mocoa city.The tragedy occurred on Friday night when heavy rains caused rivers to overflow, devastating several neighbourhoods in the provincial capital...

01-Apr-2017 Jakarta

11 buried in Indonesia landslides

At least 11 persons were buried as landslides struck East Java province in Indonesia, an official said on Saturday.The landslides, trigger by heavy downpours, occurred in Ponorogo district and destroyed 25 to 30 houses, Xinhua news agency quoted Sutopo...

30-Mar-2017 Houston

12 killed in church bus-truck crash in Texas

Twelve people were killed and three others injured in a traffic accident when a church bus and a pickup truck collided in Texas state of US on Wednesday.The accident took place outside a state park, about 120 km west of San Antonio, a city in central Texas,...

28-Mar-2017 Dhaka

4 die as boat capsizes in Bangladesh

At least four persons were drowned and 14 went missing when a boat capsized in Panguchi river in Bangladesh on Tuesday.The boat carrying about 70 passengers sank in Bagerhat district, 178 km from here, Xinhua news agency quoted police chief Pankaj Chandra...

26-Mar-2017 London

Over 30 injured, houses collapse in UK gas explosion

More than 30 persons were injured when several houses collapsed in a suspected gas explosion in Britain, the media reported on Sunday.Houses shook and windows were smashed late Saturday night in the blast -- described as sounding like an earthquake -- which...

25-Mar-2017 Beijing

10 die in China mine accidents

At least 10 persons were killed in two separate incidents at neighbouring gold mines in China's Henan province, authorities said on Saturday.Thick smoke engulfed a pit at Qinling gold mine of China National Gold Group in Lingbao city on Friday, trapping...

24-Mar-2017 Dhaka

10 dead in Bangladesh road accident

At least 10 persons were killed in Bangladesh and several others injured early on Friday as a truck veered off a road in the Mymensingh district, a police official said.All victims died on the spot around 122 km from here, while four others were left injured,...

19-Mar-2017 Accra

16 killed in Ghana waterfall accident

At least 16 people died on Sunday after a huge tree fell on tourists and revelers at a waterfall at Kintampo in Brong Ahafo Region, police said.Several others who have been injured in the accident are receiving treatment at the regional hospital, Kintampo...

19-Mar-2017 Islamabad

Speeding van kills 8 in Pakistan

At least eight people were killed and three others injured when a passenger van hit into a rickshaw in Pakistan's east Bhakkar district on Sunday.Dawn News said that the over-speeded bus rammed into the rickshaw, coming from opposite direction in Panj Garaien...

15-Mar-2017 Santa Fe (New Mexico)

3 pilots killed in US training crash

At least 3 pilots were killed when their tactical airborne intelligence plane crashed on a training mission near a small airport in eastern New Mexico, media reports said.According to the Air Force on Wednesday, the single-engine U-28A crashed at at 6.50...

12-Mar-2017 Panama City

Bus accident kills 38 people in Haiti

A bus ran into a crowd in the city of Gonaives in northern Haiti on Sunday, killing at least 38 people and wounding 17 others, local report in capital Port-au-Prince quoted Haitian rescue officials as saying.Citing the report, Xinhua said that the accident...

10-Mar-2017 Istanbul

Five die in Istanbul helicopter crash

At least five persons were killed when a helicopter crashed here on Friday, the media reported.The Sikorsky S-76 commercial utility helicopter hit a tower of TV before it crashed in the district of Beylikduzu, Xinhua news agency repoorted.At least seven...

10-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

Nepal bus accident toll reaches 26

The death toll in a bus accident in Nepal's far-western Jajarkot district has risen to 26, it was reported on Friday.Jajarkot Chief District Officer Krishna Chandra Poudel said 15 people died on the spot when a passenger bus fell some 200 metres from a highway...

09-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

22 killed in Nepal bus accident

At least 22 people were killed and 40 others injured when a passenger bus plunged down some 200 meters from a highway in Nepal's far-western Jajarkot district on Thursday.Chief District Officer Krishna Chandra Poudel said 13 people died instantly and nine...

09-Mar-2017 San Jose Pinula (Guatemala)

21 killed in Guatemala children shelter fire

Twenty-one girls died and 37 others were injured in a fire at a children's shelter home in central Guatemala.The fire broke out at the Virgen de Asuncion home in San José Pinula on Wednesday when the residents were protesting sexual and physical abuse at the shelter,...

08-Mar-2017 Guatemala City

19 children killed in Guatemala child shelter fire

At least 19 children were killed in a fire early on Wednesday at a children's shelter in central Guatemala.More than 20 other youngsters were taken to hospital with serious burns, after the blaze broke out at the Virgen de la Asuncion Shelter in San Jose...

06-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

Three dead, 10 injured in Nepal clash

At least three persons were killed and 10 others injured in a clash between agitating Madhesi Morcha protestors and security personnel in southern Saptari district, officials said on Monday.According to Nepal's Home Ministry spokesperson Bal Krishna Panthi,...

04-Mar-2017 Jakarta

4 killed in Indonesia floods, landslides

At least four people were killed and thousands others displaced due to floods and landslides in Indonesia's West Sumatra province, a disaster agency official said on Saturday.Heavy downpours occurred in Limapuluh Kota district which led to communication...

03-Mar-2017 Beijing

10 dead, 38 injured in China bus, truck collision

Ten people died and 38 others were injured when a cement tanker crashed into a bus Thursday night in southwest China's Yunnan Province, the local government said.The accident happened at 11:33 p.m. on a highway in Yunxian County of Lancang City, the city...

25-Feb-2017 Beijing

10 die in China hotel fire

At least 10 persons were killed in a hotel fire in China's Jiangxi province on Saturday, firefighters said.At least 10 construction workers were working when the fire broke out on the second floor of HNA Platinum Mix Hotel in Nanchang city, Xinhua news...

24-Feb-2017 Havana

6 dead in Cuba railway accident

At least six persons were killed and 49 wounded when a passenger train collided with a locomotive in central Cuba, a local media report said.The passenger train struck the locomotive carrying sugarcane, about five km from the city of Sancti Spiritus on...

21-Feb-2017 Melbourne

5 killed in Melbourne plane crash

At least five people, including four US tourists, were killed on Tuesday when a small chartered plane crashed into a shopping centre in Australia's Melbourne city, the city police said."It was a catastrophic plane crash that has taken a number of lives....

20-Feb-2017 Manila

14 students killed in Philippines bus accident

At least 14 college students were killed in a bus accident on Monday in the Philippines' Rizal province, the state police said.The bus was carrying around 50 persons making their way to a research field trip at a camp site when it crashed into a roadside...

19-Feb-2017 Buenos Aires

19 killed in Argentina bus accident

At least 19 people were killed and 21 injured in Argentina when a bus heading to neighbouring Chile overturned in the country's Mendoza province.The bus, belonging to Chilean company Turbus, crashed on Saturday as it was going round a curve at high speed,...

19-Feb-2017 Colombo

10 die in Sri Lanka boat capsize

At least 10 persons were killed after a boat carrying 20 passengers capsized in the sea off Kalutara in Sri Lanka on Sunday, the navy said.The boat had sailed from the shores of Beruwala and capsized one and a half nautical miles away from the shore, Xinhua...

19-Feb-2017 Kabul

14 die in snowfall, severe cold in Afghanistan

At least 14 persons have died in snowfall and freezing weather in Afghanistan, an official said on Sunday.Ten people died due to snowfall in Jawzjan and the neighbouring Saripul province on Sunday, while four others died in Badakhshan since early Saturday,...

16-Feb-2017 Caracas

16 killed in Venezuela bus-truck collision

At least 16 persons were killed in Venezuela after the bus in which they were travelling collided with a truck, officials said.The accident took place in the Venezuelan state of Carabobo on the old Guigue-Valencia highway, the head of the National Directorate...

14-Feb-2017 Islamabad

Six killed in Pakistan road accident

At least six persons were killed and over 20 injured when a bus overturned in Karachi city of Pakistan on Tuesday, the city police said.The accident took place near Sassi Toll Plaza, The News International reported.The injured have been shifted to nearby...

14-Feb-2017 Beijing

Nine die in China coal mine blast

Nine persons were killed and three injured in an explosion in a coal mine in China's Hunan province on Tuesday.A total of 29 people were working underground when the blast occurred at Zubao Coal Mine in Lianyuan city, Xinhua news agency reported. Sixteen...

13-Feb-2017 Taipei

At least 32 killed in Taiwan bus crash

At least 32 people were killed after a tour bus overturned on a highway in Taipei on Monday evening, according to local authorities.The bus was carrying 44 people, including the driver and a tour guide. Most of the passengers were seniors, Xinhua news agency...

12-Feb-2017 Dhaka

11 die in Bangladesh road accident

At least 11 persons were killed and three were injured in a collision between a bus and a van in Narsingdi district of Bangladesh on Sunday.Almost all of those killed in the Dhaka-Sylhet Highway accident were travelling in the van, BD News quoted police...

11-Feb-2017 Islamabad

Five die, five missing as boat capsises in Pakistan

At least five persons were killed and five went missing after a boat capsised in Pakistan's Sindh province.According to Geo News, the boat carrying 30 devotees capsised in the Indus river on Friday night while it was on its way to Pir Muhban Shah shrine...

11-Feb-2017 Islamabad

14 die in Pakistan accidents

At least 14 persons were killed and 19 injured in three separate road accidents in Balochistan province of Pakistan in last 24 hours, the media reported on Saturday.At least five persons were killed and seven injured when a car hit into a passenger bus...

11-Feb-2017 Manila

15 killed in Philippines quake

At least 13 people were killed and 100 others injured after a 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Philippines' Surigao city, officials said on Saturday.Surigao Governor Sol Matugas said the quake struck late Friday night, 14 km northwest of the city, Xinhua news...

11-Feb-2017 Dhaka

13 killed in Bangladesh road accident

At least 13 people were killed and over 20 injured when a bus and a pick-up truck carrying gas cylinders collided head-on in Bangladesh's Faridpur district, a police official said on Saturday.The accident took place on a highway connecting Dhaka and Khulna...

11-Feb-2017 Luanda

At least 17 people killed in Angola's football match stampede

At least 17 people died and dozens of others injured in a stampede at a stadium at a soccer stadium in the northern Uige city of Angola.The tragedy occurred on Friday evening seven minutes into a first division match between Santa Rita de Cassia and Libolo...

10-Feb-2017 Jakarta

12 killed in Indonesia landslides

At least 12 persons died and five were injured as landslides hit Indonesia's resort Island of Bali on Friday.Two landslides took place in Awan and Sukawana villages in Bangli district, Xinhua news agency quoted the national disaster agency as saying.All...

05-Feb-2017 Kabul

Avalanche kills 50 in Afghanistan

At least 50 people were killed and a dozen others wounded after an avalanche struck a remote village in Afghanistan's eastern province of Nuristan on Sunday, officials said."The natural disaster struck Hafsaa village, Barg-e-Matal district roughly at midday....

05-Feb-2017 Beijing

Massage parlour fire kills 18 in China

At least 18 people have been killed and two others were injured after a foot massage parlour caught fire in east China, officials said on Sunday.The fire broke out at around 5.26 p.m. in the Zuxintang Foot Massage Parlour in Tiantai County, Zhejiang Province,...

05-Feb-2017 Islamabad

14 killed in Pakistan avalanche

At least 14 people were killed on Sunday in avalanche in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, the media reported.A senior official told Geo News that the 14 bodies were recovered from a village in Chitral district. Five houses were totally buried due...

04-Feb-2017 Kabul

10 killed in Afghan avalanche

At least 10 people lost their lives and 12 others were wounded after a snow avalanche struck a village in northern Afghan province of Badakhshan, a local official said on Saturday."The incident happened in Barghut village, Mahami district late Friday night....

04-Feb-2017 Jakarta

Indonesia boat capsize toll rises to 10

Rescuers have recovered 10 bodies after a boat capsized in waters off South Sulawesi province in eastern Indonesia, a senior disaster official said on Saturday.The boat sank after it left a seaport in Takalar town heading to Pulau Tanakeke of Takalar district,...

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