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14-Oct-2018 Istanbul (Turkey)

15 dead in Turkey accident

At least 15 people were killed on Sunday when a truck carrying illegal immigrants overturned in western Turkey, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.The truck skidded off the road and plunged into a ditch in Izmir Province, Xinhua news agency quoted Anadolu...

13-Oct-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

22 killed in Indonesia flash floods, landslides

At least 22 people including children were killed and 15 others wounded as flash floods and landslides struck West and North Sumatra provinces of Indonesia, officials said on Saturday.The disaster also destroyed 48 houses while evacuation and search operations...

13-Oct-2018 Kathmandu

Storm kills 9 climbers on Nepal mountain

Nine climbers, including five South Korean nationals, who were part of a trekking expedition, were killed after a snowstorm destroyed their base camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal, the police said on Saturday.Wangchu Sherpa, Managing Director at Trekking...

13-Oct-2018 Miami

Hurricane Michael kills 17 in US

The death toll from hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the US mainland, has increased to 17, with coastal Florida cities damaged beyond recognition, and homes, businesses and agriculture torn or swamped from Georgia to...

13-Oct-2018 Lagos

Pipeline explosion kills 19 in Nigeria

A pipeline explosion in early hours of Friday had killed at least 19 people in two villages of Osisioma local government area of Abia state in southern Nigeria, a para military body said.Benito Eze, state commander of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence...

12-Oct-2018 Miami

Hurricane Michael toll reaches 6

The death toll from hurricane Michael, one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in the US mainland, rose to six, with authorities warning that the toll could further increase as search and rescue efforts continue.Now a tropical storm with winds of...

11-Oct-2018 Canberra

3 dead in Java quake, another 7.0 jolts Papua New Guinea

Two major quakes hit Indonesia and Papua New Guinea located in the Pacific Ring of Fire on Thursday, killing at least three people in Java.An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter struck off the coast of the islands of Java and Bali in Indonesia killing...

09-Oct-2018 Colombo

Toll in Sri Lanka rains reaches 9

The death toll from the heavy rains in Sri Lanka rose to nine on Tuesday, leading to thousands of people being evacuated from their homes, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.DMC spokesperson Pradeep Kodippili said that more than 100 mm of rain had...

08-Oct-2018 New York

20 killed in US car crash

At least 20 people have been killed when a limousine "failed to stop" at an intersection in upstate New York and hit a parked vehicle, police said.The accident occurred when the 2001 Ford Excursion limousine was travelling southwest on Route 30 in Schoharie,...

08-Oct-2018 Colombo

4 killed in Sri Lankan storm

At least four persons were killed and over 10,000 affected as heavy rains and strong winds lashed Sri Lanka over the weekend, the government said on Monday.Disaster Management Center (DMC) spokesperson Pradeep Kodippili in the latest update said the four...

07-Oct-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Death toll in quakes, tsunami climbs to 1,944 in Indonesia

The death toll from multiple strong quakes and a tsunami in Indonesia's central Sulawesi province jumped to 1,944 on Sunday, military and disaster agency officials said.A spokesman for the Joint Task Force for Central Sulawesi province said a total of 2,549...

07-Oct-2018 Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

1 killed in Haiti quake

At least 11 people were killed after an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted northwestern Haiti, authorities said on Sunday.According to the US Geological Survey, the tremor's epicentre was recorded 20 km from Port-de-Pai at a depth of 15.3...

01-Oct-2018 Palu (Indonesia)

Indonesia races to aid quake, tsunami victims as toll passes 840

Rescuers continued on Monday to hunt for survivors in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that killed 844 people in Indonesia's Sulawesi island, leading to large-scale destruction and prompting food and fuel shortage.Palu, a city of 350,000, was the worst...

01-Oct-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Death toll from Indonesia's quakes, tsunami soars to 832

The death toll from Indonesia's strong quakes and tsunami in Central Sulawesi province soared to 832 on Sunday as lack of rescuers and vast stretches of land hard to access hampered search and rescue efforts, a government official said here.Vice President...

01-Oct-2018 Tokyo

2 killed in Japan typhoon

At least two people were killed and about 120 were injured as typhoon Trami, which is moving away from the northeast of Japan on Monday, passed over the country.The latest typhoon, the 24th this season, made landfall in western Japan at around 8 p.m., and...

30-Sep-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Indonesia earthquake, tsunami toll reached 832

The death toll in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia's island of Sulawesi increased to 832 on Sunday as rescue workers combed through concrete and lumber searching for survivors, the country's disaster management agency said.The toll...

30-Sep-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Indonesia tsunami toll reaches 405

The death toll from a tsunami that hit Indonesia's island of Sulawesi triggered after a 7.5-magnitude quake increased to 405 on Sunday, as rescue workers continued a desperate search for survivors, according to the country's disaster management agency.After...

29-Sep-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

385 die, thousands injured in Indonesia earthquakes, tsunami

Rescue workers were hunting for survivors on Saturday after earthquakes, including a powerful 7.5 magnitude tremor, and tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, killing at least 385 people. The death toll was expected to rise amid continuing aftershocks,...

29-Sep-2018 Tehran

13 dead in Iran after drinking poisonous alcohol

At least 13 people died in Iran after drinking poisonous alcohol over the past 48 hours, Iran's Emergency Department said on Saturday.Pir Hossein Kolivand, the department head, said nine of the victims were from Hormuzgan province, two from Alborz province...

29-Sep-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

384 dead in Indonesia earthquakes, tsunami

Over 380 people were confirmed dead on Saturday after earthquakes, including a powerful 7.5 magnitude tremor, and tsunami struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Rescue workers were struggling to reach certain affected areas amid fears that the toll can...

29-Sep-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

50 killed as 7.5-quake leads to tsunami in Indonesia

At least 50 people have been confirmed dead by officials on Saturday after a strong tsunami triggered by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit a coastal Indonesian city on Friday.Over 350 others were injured, a disaster agency official said on Saturday after three...

24-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

Toll in Philippine landslides rises to 95

The death toll in two major landslides that struck the Philippines after super typhoon Mangkhut barreled the island nation last week has climbed to 95, authorities said.As of Sunday night, officials said a total of 49 bodies have been pulled out the mining...

23-Sep-2018 Dodoma (Tanzania)

Tanzania ferry toll reaches 225

The death toll in the Tanzania ferry capsize increased to 225 on Sunday with the recovery of seven more bodies, according to authorities.Regional commissioner, John Mongella, said the seven bodies were discovered on the fourth day of search operations, reports...

23-Sep-2018 Dodoma (Tanzania)

Tanzania ferry toll reaches 225

The death toll in the Tanzania ferry capsize increased to 225 on Sunday with the recovery of seven more bodies, according to authorities.Regional commissioner, John Mongella, said the seven bodies were discovered on the fourth day of search operations, reports...

21-Sep-2018 Dodoma (Tanzania)

79 killed in Tanzania ferry capsize

At least 79 people have died after a passenger ferry carrying hundreds capsized in Tanzania's Lake Victoria, officials said.The MV Nyerere ferry overturned on Thursday between two islands of Ukora and Bugolora in Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa,...

21-Sep-2018 Washington

44 killed in Tanzania ferry capsize

At least 44 people were killed when a passenger ferry carrying hundreds capsized in Tanzania's Lake Victoria, officials said.The accident took place on Thursday between two islands in Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, which straddles the borders...

21-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

Philippines landslide toll reaches 22

The death toll from a landslide in Philippines has reached 22, an official said on Friday.Garry Cabotaje, the spokesman for Naga city government, expressed hope that more survivors will be rescued a day after the tragedy struck the mountainside community."We...

20-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

4 killed in Philippines landslide

Four people died and at least 20 houses were buried on Thursday after a landslide in Philippines' Cebu province.The authorities recovered bodies a four-year old, two elderly women and a man while carrying out search and rescue work in the area, police spokesperson...

19-Sep-2018 Manila

Philippines' typhoon toll reaches 81 amid rescue efforts

Philippines authorities on Wednesday raised the death toll to 81 and the number of missing to 70 following typhoon Mangkhut's path through the country's north where rescuers continue searching for dozens of people trapped in a mine buried by a landslide.The strongest...

18-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

Typhoon Mangkhut toll reaches 74 in Philippines

The death toll in the Philippines due to super typhoon Mangkhut increased to 74 on Tuesday as rescue teams continued to search for dozens of people buried in an abandoned mine due to landslides.According to the latest figures provided by the National Police,...

18-Sep-2018 Islamabad

Teacher, 3 students electrocuted in Pakistan

A teacher and three students were electrocuted at a private school in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, the police said.The incident occurred during morning assembly at a school in Mansehra city. The four were hoisting the national flag...

17-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

Typhoon Mangkhut toll in Philippines increases to 65

The death toll from super typhoon Mangkhut has increased to 65 in the Philippines while 64 people were injured and 43 remain missing, police said on Monday.The Philippines National Police (PNP) said 54 of the fatalities were from the Cordillera Administrative...

17-Sep-2018 Washington

15 killed as Florence pounds US East Coast

At least 15 people have been killed in North Carolina and South Carolina in the United States as a result of Hurricane Florence which is downgraded to a tropical storm.The weakened Florence is still battering the region with heavy rain on Sunday, causing...

17-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

33 Philippine miners dead in typhoon-triggered landslides

At least 33 miners were confirmed dead and 29 others missing in the mining town of Itogon in the northern Philippine Benguet province due to typhoon-triggered landslides, authorities said on Sunday.Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said in local radio interviews...

16-Sep-2018 Washington

Toll in US storm increases to 13

The death toll from tropical storm Florence that made landfall in the US east coast, has increased to 13, with authorities warning of continued rains and flooding.Of the 13 victims, nine died on Friday night, while the rest were killed on Saturday, according...

16-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

Philippine typhoon toll increases to 25

The death toll due to typhoon Mangkhut slamming the Philippines rose to 25 on Sunday while dozens were still reported missing, authorities said.Presidential adviser Francis Tolentino confirmed these figures in Cagayan province, where the season's most powerful...

15-Sep-2018 Washington

Hurricane Florence kills 5 in US

At least five people, including an infant, were killed in the US state of state of North Carolina as hurricane Florence made landfall, authorities said.After coming ashore in North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane, Florence downgraded to a tropical storm...

15-Sep-2018 Mexico City

3 killed in Mexico shooting

At least three people have been shot dead by gunmen dressed as traditional mariachi musicians in a tourist plaza here, the police said.The armed men opened fire on Friday at a road crossing on the edge of the Plaza Garibaldi, a major tourist attraction...

15-Sep-2018 Manila (Philippines)

3 killed as typhoon Mangkhut hits Philippines

At least three people died and four others were injured as typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines on Saturday, bringing ferocious gale-force winds and pounding rains, officials said.The Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management...

12-Sep-2018 Islamabad

9 killed in Pakistan coal mine explosion

An explosion in a coal mine in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday killed nine labourers and trapped two others.A part of the mine collapsed following the explosion triggered by the accumulation of methane gas produced from the coals, Xinhua...

10-Sep-2018 Washington

Small plane crash in US kills 2

Two people have been killed in a small plane crash in the US state of Florida, officials said.The accident happened before Sunday noon in Lake Worth, a coastal city in Florida. The police said the twin-engine Cessna C335 crashed at John Prince Park, Xinhua...

09-Sep-2018 Juba (South Sudan)

19 killed in South Sudan plane crash

At least 19 people have died after a commercial aircraft crashed into a river on Sunday while attempting to land at an airport in central South Sudan, an official told the media. Three people reportedly survived.The plane, which had taken off from the African...

08-Sep-2018 kabul

15 killed in Afghanistan accident

At least 15 people were killed and 25 others injured when a passenger bus collided with a truck on Saturday in Afghanistan's Kandahar province.According to the police, the accident took place at around 6 a.m. in Hawoz village of Zhari district, reports...

08-Sep-2018 Lucknow

2 killed in UP accident

Two people were killed and two others injured in a road accident on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad district, police said.The accident took place on the National Highway-28 when a tyre of the car the victims were travelling in punctured, causing the...

08-Sep-2018 Kathmandu

6 killed in Nepal helicopter crash

At least six persons were killed after an Altitude Air airline helicopter crashed in a dense forest area on Saturday, leaving only a woman passenger alive, officials said.According to Nima Nuru Sherpa, Managing Director at Altitude Air Pvt Ltd, the chopper...

07-Sep-2018 Tokyo

Japan quake toll reaches 16

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday announced that the toll from a 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck Hokkaido prefecture has increased to 16, with 26 others still reported missing."So far there are 16 (dead) people and many people injured, with 26...

06-Sep-2018 Tokyo

2 dead, 120 injured in Japan earthquake

Two people were killed and 120 others injured in an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale, followed by a number of aftershocks, that rocked Japan's Hokkaido prefecture early on Thursday.According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the major...

06-Sep-2018 Tripoli

63 dead, 12 missing in Tripoli clashes

A total of 63 people died and 12 went missing in the clashes in Libya capital Tripoli, said the Ministry of Health has said.The announcement came on Wednesday, a day after the UN announcement of a cease-fire agreement between the warring parties."There...

05-Sep-2018 Tokyo

Japan typhoon leaves trail of destruction, 9 dead

At least nine persons have been killed by Typhoon Jebi, the worst storm to hit Japan in 25 years. It has left a trail of destruction across the west coast, hitting cities like Kyoto and Osaka.As of Wednesday, evacuation advisories had been issued for more...

05-Sep-2018 Tehran

6 killed in Tehran crane crash

Six construction workers were killed in a crane crash accident in Iran's capital Tehran on Tuesday evening, official IRNA news agency reported.The crane had been installed in a construction site in the Chitgar district to the west of Tehran where the workers...

04-Sep-2018 Hanoi (Vietnam)

14 killed in Vietnam floods

Flash floods and landslides caused by downpours in Vietnam since late last week have killed at least 14 people, officials said on Tuesday.Besides, four persons are missing following the floods, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster...

03-Sep-2018 Sana'a (Yemen)

33 Africans drown in Yemen

At least 33 African migrants drowned off the Yemeni coast of Shabwa after smugglers operating the boat forced the passengers into the sea, the country spokesman of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.The 33 migrants were part of 360...

03-Sep-2018 Moscow

3 found dead as missing chopper found crashed in Siberia

The debris of a missing helicopter was found along with the bodies of all three people on-board in a forest in Siberia, Russian Emergencies Ministry said on Monday.Rescuers have reached the site of the crash and found the debris of the Mi-8 as well as three...

03-Sep-2018 Brasilia

Fire ravages 200-year-old Brazil museum

A huge fire has broken out at the National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, the oldest scientific institution in the country.Firefighters were tackling the blaze at the building, which contains more than 20 million items in its collection, the BBC reported...

03-Sep-2018 Hanoi (Vietnam)

Floods kill 13, leave 3 missing in Vietnam

Flash floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in Vietnam's northern and central regions over the past few days have killed 13 people and left three missing, the country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control...

02-Sep-2018 Beijing

5 killed in China floods

At least five people were killed and 16 others missing after floods lashed China's Yunnan province on Sunday, authorities said.The flood was caused by heavy rain that started pounding the Mengdong Township, Malipo County early on Sunday, Xinhua news agency...

30-Aug-2018 Addis Ababa

17 killed in Ethiopian military helicopter crash

All the 17 persons on-board were killed when an Ethiopian military helicopter crashed in Oromia regional state on Thursday, Ethiopia News Agency (ENA) reported.The Ethiopian Air Force helicopter had taken off early on Thursday from the city of Dire Dawa...

30-Aug-2018 Cape Town

8 killed in South Africa bus crash

Eight people were killed and about 30 others injured on Thursday in an accident nearly 300 km east from here, police said.The cause of the accident is being investigated. The bus was going from Cape Town toward Beaufort West.The death toll may rise as passengers...

28-Aug-2018 Khartoum

16 killed in traffic accident in Sudan

At least 16 people were killed and four others injured in a traffic accident on Monday in Sudan's North Darfur state, media reports said.The accident happened on the Western Salvation road to the east of El Fasher, the capital city of North Darfur, when...

27-Aug-2018 Taipei

4 killed in Taiwan rains

At least four people were killed and 143 injured following torrential rains in Taiwan that also caused agricultural losses worth more than 563.2 million Taiwanese dollars ($18 million), authorities said on Monday.Central and southern Taiwan have suffered...

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