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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,...

31-Jan-2017 Islamabad

11 killed in head-on crash of coaches in Pakistan

At least 11 persons, including women, were killed and nine others injured in a road accident in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, officials said.The accident took place when two passenger coaches collided with each other and fell down to...

26-Jan-2017 Islamabad

18 die in rain-triggered accidents in Pakistan

At least 18 persons were killed and several injured in separate rain-triggered accidents in Pakistan over the last two days.Six persons of a family were killed after their vehicle was washed away by floodwater in Balochistan province on Wednesday, Xinhua...

24-Jan-2017 Islamabad

Heavy rain in Balochistan kills 7

At least seven persons died and five others were injured in separate rain-related accidents in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Tuesday, a media report said.A woman and a child died after the roof of their house collapsed due to heavy rains in Zhob district...

22-Jan-2017 Atlanta

Storms kill 11, injure 23 in US

Storms lashing the southern United States have killed 11 persons in the state of Georgia, local authorities reported on Sunday.After severe storms hit the southern part of the state, 11 people have been confirmed dead and 23 more injured, EFE news cited Emergency...

21-Jan-2017 Rome

16 killed in Italy bus accident

At least 16 people were killed and 39 others injured on Saturday in a bus accident in the city of Verona, according to rescue officials.The victims were mostly young Hungarians returning home after a trip to France, Efe news reported. Italian news agency...

20-Jan-2017 Melbourne

4 dead in Melbourne car rampage

A fourth person has died as five others still remain critical after a motorist on Friday intentionally ploughed into a crowd in Melbourne, a media report said on Saturday .A 33-year-old man died in hospital late on Friday night after a minor girl and two...

20-Jan-2017 Melbourne/Sydney

3 dead, 20 injured as car hits pedestrians in Melbourne

A man is in custody after a car intentionally hit several pedestrians in Melbourne on Friday, killing three people and severely injuring up to 20.A maroon coloured sedan was being pursued by the police in Melbourne's central business district (CBD) when...

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...

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