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22-Feb-2018 Lima

44 killed in Peru bus accident

At least 44 people were killed and 24 others injured when a bus skidded off the road and plunged into a river in Peru's Arequipa region, authorities said.Seven of the injured are in serious condition, including three children, reports Efe news agency.The...

18-Feb-2018 Tehran

Iranian plane with 66 aboard crashes

A passenger plane with 66 people on board crashed in central Iran on Sunday, authorities said but declined to give any definite information about the fate of the passengers.The ATR 72, a twin-engine turboprop operated by Aseman Airlines, crashed due to...

16-Feb-2018 Beijing

Four killed in China fireworks explosion

At least four persons were killed and five injured in a fireworks explosion in China's Yunnan province, authorities said on Friday.The accident occurred late Thursday night at a fireworks stall in Tonghai county, reports Xinhua news agency.The cause of...

14-Feb-2018 La Paz

40 dead in Bolivian carnival festivities

At least 40 people died and over 100 were injured in Bolivia during the carnival weekend due to car accidents, homicides and flooding.Bolivian Interior Minister Carlos Romero on Tuesday said that most of the deaths were the result of traffic accidents while...

13-Feb-2018 Islamabad

6 killed in van-bus collision in Pakistan

At least six people were killed and 20 others injured when a passenger van hit a bus in Pakistan's east Wazirabad district on Tuesday, the media reported.The accident happened when the van carrying about 20 people collided with the bus at a roundabout in...

11-Feb-2018 Moscow

Russian plane crash kills all 71 on board

A Russian passenger plane with 71 passengers and crew on board crashed in Moscow region on Sunday, killing everyone on board, state news agency Tass reported.Russia's Emergencies Ministry confirmed the crash of the An-148 plane shortly after it took off...

11-Feb-2018 Los Angeles

Three killed in US copter crash

Three persons died when a tour helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon, one of the most famous national parks of the US.The helicopter from Papillion Airways carrying a pilot and six passengers crashed in the Quartermaster Canyon in Arizona around 5.20 p.m....

11-Feb-2018 Ankara

Turkish military copter crashes in Syria, 2 killed

A Turkish military combat helicopter crashed on Saturday in northwestern Syria's Afrin during the ongoing operation, and two soldiers were killed, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.It is not clear at this point whether the incident occurred due...

11-Feb-2018 Jakarta

Bus crash kills 27 in Indonesia

At least 27 people were killed and 18 others seriously wounded when a bus collided with motorcycle in Indonesia's West Java province on Saturday, according to officials on Sunday.The incident occurred in Cicenang village of Subang district. The bus collapsed...

10-Feb-2018 Hong Kong

18 killed, 62 injured after bus overturns in Hong Kong

At least 18 people were killed and 62 injured on Saturday after a double-decker bus overturned in Hong Kong.Authorities said 10 of the injured were in critical condition and 15 were seriously wounded, Xinhua reported. Police said the driver was arrested.The...

10-Feb-2018 Taipei

Taiwan earthquake toll reaches 14

Search and rescue teams in Taiwan on Saturday pulled out two bodies of five members of a Chinese family who remain trapped after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the city of Hualien in Taiwan, raising the number of fatalities to 14, the Emergency Operation Centre...

08-Feb-2018 Taipei

Search operations intensify to find 58 after Taiwan quake

Search and rescue teams in Taiwan on Thursday intensified operations to find 58 people who were reported missing after a 6.4-magnitude quake hit the island earlier this week.The number of deaths in Tuesday's quake has been raised to nine while 268 people were...

08-Feb-2018 Beijing

Eight killed in China road collapse

At least eight people were killed and nine others injured when a road in China's Guangdong province collapsed, authorities said on Thursday.The accident occurred at around 8.40 p.m. on Wednesday at a section which was a subway construction site, reports...

07-Feb-2018 Taipei

4 killed, 145 missing in Taiwan earthquake

The death toll in the Taiwan earthquake climbed to four on Wednesday, while 225 people were reported to have been injured in the 6.5-magnitude earthquake that had struck on Tuesday night.Search operations were ongoing to find 145 people who went missing...

07-Feb-2018 Taipei

Two killed, 219 injured in Taiwan quake

Two people were killed and 219 others injured on Wednesday after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan.According to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC), the earthquake jolted waters near Hualien county, reports Xinhua news agency.The epicentre was...

05-Feb-2018 Beijing

53-vehicle pileup kills four in China

Four people died in a 53-vehicle pileup on a freeway in China's Yunnan province on Monday, the police said.The pileup occurred at 6.10 a.m. on the freeway that connects provincial capital Kunming with Chuxiong, also in Yunnan, Xinhua reported. People died...

02-Feb-2018 kabul

Two women killed in Afghanistan explosion

Two women were killed and five persons were injured in an explosion in Afghanistan's Ghani province on Friday, an official said.The incident occurred in the morning after a vehicle carrying seven persons was struck by an improvised explosive device in Cherli...

02-Feb-2018 Paris

5 killed as two military aircraft collide in France

At least five people died on Friday in an accident involving two military helicopters in southeastern France, the Defence Ministry said.The crash happened at Carcès lake, north of St. Tropez. Both Gazelle helicopters belonged to the French Army Light Aviation...

31-Jan-2018 Tokyo

11 killed in fire at nursing home in Japan

Eleven people were killed and three injured in a fire at a social welfare center for elderly people in Japan late Wednesday night.The Japanese authorities are investigating the cause of the fire at the facility in Sapporo in Hokkaido, while more than 40 fire...

31-Jan-2018 Islamabad

Child killed as 6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan

At least one child was killed and nine others injured as a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted parts of Pakistan on Wednesday, Pakistan's National Seismic Monitoring Centre said.The child died and others sustained injuries after a couple...

30-Jan-2018 Islamabad

8 of family killed in Pakistan mine explosion

Eight members of a family were killed and another person was injured when a mine exploded on Tuesday as a vehicle was passing through the tribal region of northwestern Pakistan, an official said.The mine exploded as the vehicle was travelling through the Kurram...

27-Jan-2018 kabul

17 killed in Kabul suicide blast

At least 17 people were killed and 110 others injured on Saturday in a suicide car bomb attack near Sidarat Square in central Kabul where several government offices are located.The blast occurred roughly at 12.50 p.m. near the Jamhoriat Hospital.The spokesman...

26-Jan-2018 Seoul

41 killed in S.Korean hospital blaze

At least 41 persons have been killed and dozens injured on Friday in a fire that engulfed a hospital in South Korea, media reports said.The blaze occurred at the Sejong Hospital in Miryang city. It started around 7.30 a.m. in an emergency room of the hospital,...

26-Jan-2018 Seoul

41 killed in S.Korean hospital blaze

At least 41 persons have been killed and dozens injured on Friday in a fire that engulfed a hospital in South Korea, media reports said.The blaze occurred at the Sejong Hospital in Miryang city. It started around 7.30 a.m. in an emergency room of the hospital,...

25-Jan-2018 Rome

3 killed in Italy train crash

At least three persons were killed and 100 injured in a commuter train derailment near Milan on Thursday.Firefighters were trying to free several people trapped in one carriage, between the stations of Treviglio and Pioltello, the Daily Star reported citing...

23-Jan-2018 Islamabad

Bus, truck collision kills 5 in Pakistan

At least five people were killed and 15 others injured on Tuesday in a collision between a bus and a truck in Pakistan's port city Karachi.Four people died instantly and another succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital, the media reported. Police...

22-Jan-2018 Bagota

13 dead in Colombia landslide

Thirteen persons, including two minors and two women, have died in a landslide in Colombia that dragged down a small bus near the Ecuadorian border, official sources said.The bus was travelling on Sunday near the Narino area bordering Equador, Efe news reported....

20-Jan-2018 Ankara

11 killed in Turkey bus accident

At least 11 people were killed and 44 others injured in a bus accident in Turkey's northwestern Eskisehir province on Saturday.The accident took place early on Saturday when the bus carrying a tour group from capital Ankara to northwestern Bursa province...

18-Jan-2018 Astana

52 killed in Kazakhstan bus fire


14-Jan-2018 Los Angeles

Toll in California mudslides rises to 20

The death toll in the flooding and landslide that last week hit Montecito, California - northwest of Los Angeles - rose to 20 on Sunday, with four people remaining missing, authorities said.Santa Barbara County authorities reported the finding of another...

14-Jan-2018 Washington

7.3 magnitude quake off Peru sparks tsunami fears

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake on Sunday hit the coast of Peru, sparking tsunami fears, according to the US Geological Survey.The massive quake hit 31km south-southwest of Acari in the Ring of Fire region, express.co.uk reported.The Pacific Tsunami Warning...

13-Jan-2018 Lisbon

8 killed in Portugal building fire

At least eight persons have been killed and over 50 injured in a fire that broke out at a two-storey building in Portugal, the media reported.The fire broke out on Saturday night in a building in Vila Nova da Rainha, 250 km from Lisbon, after a heating-boiler...

13-Jan-2018 Sao Paulo

13 dead in Brazil vehicle pile-up

At least 13 people died and 39 others were injured in a five-vehicle traffic accident on an expressway alongside the municipality of Grao Mogol in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, officials said.The accident involved a car, a minibus, two...

12-Jan-2018 Yangon

6.0 magnitude quake hits Myanmar

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Myanmar's Bago region early on Friday, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department said. No damages or casualties were reported.The quake occurred at 12.56 a.m. with its epicentre at 27.3 km west-southwest...

10-Jan-2018 Los Angeles

Death toll from California mudslides reaches 15

The number of confirmed deaths from flooding and mudslides in California's Santa Barbara County stands at 15, though a score of people remain missing, authorities said on Wednesday.Two additional bodies were found during the overnight hours, the county sheriff's...

10-Jan-2018 Washington

Powerful quake hits Honduras, triggers tsunami warning

A powerful quake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale has hit Honduras in the Caribbean Sea, triggering a tsunami warning for nearby shores, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.The northern coast of Honduras closest to the quake's epicentre is sparsely...

09-Jan-2018 New York

13 dead in US rains, mudslide

At least 13 persons are dead amid "waist-deep" mudslides in US' southern California, where heavy rains triggered flooding, an official said.Some 163 people have been taken to hospital. Twenty had "storm-related injuries" and four were critically hurt, the...

08-Jan-2018 Antananarivo

29 killed as cyclone Ava hits Madagascar

Twenty nine people were killed by cyclone Ava that hit Madagascar from Friday to Sunday, officials said on Monday.The National Office of Risks and Disasters Management (BNGRC) said in its provisional report that 22 people are still missing, while 17,170 have...

06-Jan-2018 KATHMANDU

Cold wave kills nine in Nepal

At least nine people were killed due to an intense cold wave in Nepal's Terai region, authorities said.Six people died of freezing cold in Saptari district and three in Rautahat district, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.The cold wave has badly affected...

06-Jan-2018 Beijing

China remains on alert as snowstorms kill 13

China has maintained its blue alert for intense snowfall in the central parts of the country, which has so far killed 13 people, the National Meteorological Centre said on Saturday.The NMC issued a blue snowstorm alert, the least severe of its four-tiered...

04-Jan-2018 Johannesburg

4 killed in South Africa train crash

At least four people were killed and 40 were injured when a train crashed into vehicles in central South Africa on Thursday.The train was travelling from the coastal city of Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg when the crash occurred.Video footage showed a fire...

02-Jan-2018 Lima

48 killed in Peru bus accident

At least 48 people were killed and six others injured when a bus went off a highway in Peru and plunged off a cliff, police said.The accident occurred on Tuesday night on the Pan American Highway North about 45 km from Lima in Pasamayo, an area overlooking...

01-Jan-2018 Islamabad

6 killed in cylinder blast in Pakistan hospital

At least six persons have been killed after a cylinder exploded within the premises of a hospital in Attock in Pakistan, the media reported.Over 12 others were also injured in the blast that took place on Monday evening, Geo TV reported. Rana Akbar Hayat,...

31-Dec-2017 San Jose (New York)

New York family among 12 killed in Costa Rican crash

A family of five from New York has perished in a Central American plane crash, that left at least 10 American tourists and two pilots dead, a media report said.No one survived the single-engine Cessna crash on Sunday when it smashed into a mountainous...

31-Dec-2017 Lagos (Nigeria)

20 killed in two road accidents in Nigeria

At least 20 people have been killed in two road accidents in Nigeria's Jigawa and Ogun states, officials said.Abdu Jinjiri, Jigawa's police spokesperson told reporters on Sunday in Dutse, the state capital, that 15 people, including two children, died in...

31-Dec-2017 Sydney

6 killed in Sydney seaplane crash

All six occupants on board a tourist seaplane were killed on Sunday after it crashed into a bay north of Sydney in southeastern Australia.Authorities said they had recovered three bodies from the plane, a DHC-2 Beaver owned by the Sydney Seaplanes Pty Ltd,...

31-Dec-2017 Nairobi

30 killed in Kenya road accident

At least 30 persons were killed and dozens injured in a road accident on a major highway in west Kenya on Sunday.The accident occurred at dawn when a bus and a trailer collided at a known black spot on the Nakuru-Eldoret highway, Xinhua news agency reported.Police...

30-Dec-2017 Mexico City

10 killed in road accident in Mexico

Three vehicles crashed into each other and burst into flames on a highway in Mexico's Guerrero state, killing 10 people, including five members of a family, officials said.The accident, involving two SUVs and a motorcycle, took place shortly before Friday...

30-Dec-2017 London

Fire breaks out in 12-storey building in Manchester

Firefighters were tackling a blaze that broke out in a 12-storey building in Manchester, officials said.The fire service said it started on the ninth floor of a 12-storey block near the Arndale shopping centre, before spreading to other floors, BBC reported on Saturday.A...

28-Dec-2017 New York

12 dead in New York apartment blaze

At least 12 persons were reported dead in a fire that raged through a New York City apartment in the Bronx area, the US media reported.More than 170 firefighters were on the scene of the huge blaze late on Thursday that also saw more than a dozen critical...

25-Dec-2017 Moscow

Four killed in Moscow as bus drives into underpass

At least four people were killed and nine others injured after a bus ran over them in a pedestrian underpass here on Monday, Russia's Interior Ministry said.The Interior Ministry's Moscow division said in a statement that considered causes of the incident...

24-Dec-2017 Islamabad

10 killed in Pakistan road accident

At least 10 people were killed and 15 others injured in a road crash in Pakistan's Sindh province on Sunday.Two passenger coaches collided head-on on the Indus Highway area in Sehwan Sharif district, Xinhua news agency quoted a senior police official as...

23-Dec-2017 Cairo

14 killed in road accident in Cairo

At least 14 people were killed and seven others wounded in a car accident in Beni Sweif province, the Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement on Saturday."The accident took place as a passenger minibus collided with another vehicle at the Eastern Desert...

23-Dec-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Toll from Philippine tropical storm rises to 200

The death toll from mudslides and flooding triggered by tropical storm Tembin has risen to 200, police said here on Saturday night.Tembin has also left dozens of others missing as it has been pounding the southern Philippines and dumping torrential rains...

23-Dec-2017 Manila (Philippines)

37 people feared dead in Philippine city mall fire

At least 37 people may have died in the massive fire that ravaged a shopping mall here on Saturday, authorities said on Sunday as firefighters continued battling pockets of flames 16 hours after the blaze broke.Distraught relatives wailed in grief as Philippine...

23-Dec-2017 Manila (Philippines)

74 killed in Philippines storm

At least 74 people were killed and over 50,000 displaced after tropical storm Tembin pounded southern Philippines, flooding large swaths of the region and causing landslides, disaster management officials on said Saturday.In the two provinces of Lanao,...

21-Dec-2017 Seoul

18 killed in South Korea building fire

Eighteen people died and dozens were injured in a fire that engulfed a commercial building in South Korea's Jecheon city on Thursday, firefighters said.The fire started in the afternoon from a vehicle in the basement parking lot of an eight-storey building in...

21-Dec-2017 Manila (Philippines)

Four killed in Philippines ferry capsize

At least four people were killed on Thursday after a ferry with 250 people on board capsized off the east coast of the Philippines, the Coast Guard said.The Philippines Coast Guard (PCG) said that 11 passengers were rescued and hospitalised, reports Xinhua...

18-Dec-2017 Jakarta

8 killed in Indonesia's central Java landslide

Eight workers of a sand pit in Indonesia's Central Java regency of Magelang were killed in landslide on Monday, while eight others were rescued, Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency BNPB said.The agency's spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said further search...

18-Dec-2017 Washington

Six killed, 22 hurt Washington state's train derailment

At least six people were killed and 22 others were hurt after an Amtrak passenger train derailed on Monday on its inaugural trip on a new service route near Dupont, Washington.According to CNN, 13 of the total 14 cars spilled off an overpass.Ed Troyer,...

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