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20-Jun-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

3 bodies found, 176 missing in Indonesia boat capsize

Rescuers have recovered three bodies and are searching for 176 people who remain missing after a passenger boat sank in Lake Toba on Indonesia's Sumatra island two days ago, officials said on Wednesday.Kapal Motor Sinar Bangun boat sank at 5.30 p.m. on Monday...

17-Jun-2018 Caracas

17 dead in Venezuela club stampede

At least 17 people were killed on Saturday in a stampede in a nightclub in the Venezuelan capital Caracas, the Interior Minister Nestor Reverol has confirmed."The stampede was triggered when a tear-gas canister was set off during a brawl," BBC reported...

17-Jun-2018 Mexico City

At least seven killed, 28 injured in Mexico bus crash

At least seven people were killed and another 28 injured in a bus crash in the city of Guadalajara in west Mexican state of Jalisco, the local prosecutor announced on Saturday.The vehicle, with around 40 passengers on board, overturned and fell into a canal...

26-May-2018 Kampala

19 killed in Uganda bus accident

At least 19 people have been killed and several others injured when a bus rammed into a tractor and truck in Uganda, officials said.The accident, which happened on Friday night in Uganda's Kiryandongo district, claimed the lives of three juveniles and 16...

23-May-2018 Colombo

Rains batter Sri Lanka, 10 killed

The death toll in Sri Lanka's monsoon rains has climbed to 10 while 27,621 people have been evacuated, officials said on Wednesday.The number of evacuees rose from 6,090 to 27,621 on Tuesday, according to the latest figures released by the country's Disaster...

06-May-2018 Islamabad

23 killed in Pakistan coal mine blasts

At least 23 miners were killed and nine others injured in explosions at two coal mines in Pakistan's Balochistan province, an official said on Sunday.The first explosion, triggered by methane gas accumulation, on Saturday afternoon in Marwar, about 45 km...

29-Apr-2018 Dhaka

Lightning kills 17 in Bangladesh

At least 17 people have been killed in lightning strikes in eight districts in Bangladesh, officials said.Besides, 15 others were injured when lightning bolts from the storms slammed into the ground in Sirajganj, Magura, Naogaon, Rangamati, Noakhali, Sunamganj,...

25-Apr-2018 Jakarta

11 killed in Indonesia oil well fire

At least 11 people were killed and 40 injured on Wednesday after a fire broke out in an oil well in the Indonesian province of Aceh in Sumatra, officials said.Five buildings burnt down in the fire that erupted early in the morning during an extraction process...

11-Apr-2018 Algiers

257 killed in Algeria military plane crash

At least 257 people were killed in a military plane crash near an airfield outside the Algerian capital on Wednesday, the media reported.An Ilyushin I76 troop carrier belonging to the Algerian Air Force crashed in the military airbase of Boufarik in Blida...

11-Apr-2018 Vladivostok (Russia)

6 killed in chopper crash in Russia

Six persons were killed in a helicopter crash in Russian's Khabarovsk city, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said on Wednesday.The Mi-8 helicopter crashed at 11.30 a.m., Xinhua news agency reported."The helicopter made a hard landing. According to preliminary...

10-Apr-2018 Jakarta

Hooch kills 68 in Indonesia

At least 68 people in Indonesia have died during April after drinking bootleg alcohol, alarming the authorities in the country with the worlds largest Muslim population.Most fatalities were registered in West Java province, with a total of 37 victims aged...

07-Apr-2018 Toronto

14 killed in Canada hockey team bus accident

At least 14 people have been killed and another 14 injured in a collision involving a junior hockey team's bus in Saskatchewan, Canada, according to the police.There were 28 people in the vehicle at the time of the accident that took place on Friday when...

04-Apr-2018 Washington

4 US marines killed in helicopter crash

Four US marines have been killed in a helicopter crash while carrying out a routine training exercise in California.The Marine Corps said on Wednesday that the cause of the accident, that took place on Tuesday, was being investigated, Efe news reported.The...

01-Apr-2018 Dhaka

Eight killed in Bangladesh accident

At least eight people were killed and 26 others injured when a bus veered off the road and fell into a ditch in Bangladesh's Gopalganj district.A police official said the accident occurred at around 3 a.m., reports Xinhua news agency. Six victims were killed...

30-Mar-2018 Gaza

16 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops

Sixteen Palestinian protesters were killed in clashes with Israeli security forces along the Gaza border as residents marked Land Day, a Health Ministry spokesman said here.The spokesman told Efe news that about 2,000 other Palestinians were injured during the...

30-Mar-2018 Ankara

17 killed in Turkey bus accident

At least 17 people were killed and 36 injured when a minibus crashed and caught fire in Turkey's Igdir province, authorities said on Friday.On Thursday night, the minibus carrying Afghan, Pakistani and Iranian nationals, hit a light pole on the Igdir-Kars...

29-Mar-2018 Valencia, Venezuela

Venezuelan prison riot kills 5

A riot broke out Wednesday at a prison in the central Venezuelan state of Carabobo, leaving five inmates dead and two police officers injured, the media reported.The five inmates died because of burns and smoke inhalation, some of their family members...

27-Mar-2018 Moscow

Angry Russians protest over shopping mall fire

Thousands of angry Russians took to the streets in the Siberian city of Kemerovo demanding a full investigation into a shopping mall fire that claimed the lives of 64 people -- 41 of them children.Russian President Vladimir Putin, who flew to the city to offer...

26-Mar-2018 Moscow

Russia mall inferno: 13 children victims identified

Thirteen children who died in a massive blaze that broke out at a shopping centre in Russia Kemerovo city, have been identified, Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said on Tuesday.A total of 64 people were killed in the fire that started on the top floor of...

26-Mar-2018 Moscow

64 killed as deadly fire engulfs shopping mall in Russia

At least 64 people, including many children, perished in the Siberian city of Kemerovo as a massive fire engulfed a crowded shopping mall where there was no alarm and the fire exits had been blocked, the Russian authorities said on Monday.The inferno ripped...

26-Mar-2018 Moscow

64 dead in Russia shopping mall fire

At least 64 people, including many children, were killed in a deadly blaze that engulfed a shopping mall in Russia's industrial city of Kemerovo, the Emergencies Minister said on Monday.The inferno ripped through the top floor of the four-storey Winter...

25-Mar-2018 Moscow

37 killed in Russia shopping mall inferno

At least 37 people including children were killed and 69 others reported missing after a massive blaze broke out at a shopping mall in the Russian city of Kemerovo, authorities said on Monday.The first reports of the fire at the Winter Cherry mall started...

25-Mar-2018 Maputo

Runaway car kills 23 in Mozambican capital

At least 23 people were killed and about 30 were injured on Sunday dawn when a light vehicle rammed into a group of people at an on-site party by the Number 4 National Road near Luis Cabral region in Mozambican capital Maputo.According to police, 21 were...

22-Mar-2018 Bangkok

18 killed in Thailand bus crash

At least 18 people died and 32 were injured in a bus crash in northeastern Thailand, officials said on Thursday.The accident occurred on Wednesday night on a bend with a steep slope in the district of Wang Nam Khieo, Nakhon Ratchasima province, a spokesperson...

20-Mar-2018 Manila

19 die in Philippines bus crash

Nineteen persons were killed in southern Philippines when a bus ran off a highway and plunged into a ravine. At least 25 others have been injured in the incident, authorities said.The crash occurred around 9.30 p.m. on Tuesday in Sablayan town of Occidental Mindoro,...

20-Mar-2018 Moscow

Two killed, four hurt in Russia building gas explosion

Two people were killed and four others were injured in a gas explosion in a five-story apartment building in Murmansk city in northern Russia.Citing TASS, Xinhua reported that the explosion occurred at 16:55 local time. A part of the wall and a part of the...

18-Mar-2018 Manila

Four dead in Manila casino fire

At least four people were killed and 14 others injured as a fire swept through a casino in a Manila hotel on Sunday morning, the authorities said.According to the Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, four people, who had been critically...

17-Mar-2018 Rabat

Six killed in road accident in Morocco

At least six persons have been killed in a road accident near Moroccan city of Agadir, officials said.Two trucks running in the same direction collided on the Agadir-Marrakesh highway on Saturday, causing fire that burnt two other cars nearby, killing the...

17-Mar-2018 Manila

10 killed as small plane crashlands in Philippines

Ten people were killed after a small plane crashed into a house in northern Philippines on Saturday, authorities said.Police said the five people aboard the six-seater twin-engined Piper PA-23 Apache plane were killed along with five other people, including...

17-Mar-2018 Athens

15 die as boat capsizes off Greece

At least 15 people, including five children, drowned on Saturday after a boat carrying refugees and migrants from Turkey to Greece sank off the coast of Agathonissi island in the Aegean Sea, the Greek Coast Guard said.About 20 people were believed to have...

17-Mar-2018

7 killed as small plane crash-lands in Philippines

A small plane crash-landed on a house shortly after it took off from Plaridel airstrip in Bulacan province of Manila on Saturday, killing seven, authorities said.The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said all six people, including the...

12-Mar-2018 Mexico City

Wave of mayhem leaves 16 dead in Mexico

Violence in the Mexico's Guerrero state has left 16 people dead in the last 24 hours, authorities said on Monday.The latest incident took place at a restaurant in Chilpancingo, the state capital, during a party for a young woman marking her 15th birthday.Three...

12-Mar-2018 Islamabad

10 killed in road accidents in Pakistan

At least 10 people were killed and 19 others injured in three separate road accidents in Pakistan on Monday, the media reported.In Hub area of Balochistan province, six people died when a passenger van hit a car coming from the opposite direction, ARY News...

12-Mar-2018 Kathmandu

49 dead in Nepal plane crash

As many as 49 people were killed and 22 injured when a passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines, flying to Kathmandu from Dhaka, with 71 on board crash-landed and exploded into a ball of flame at Nepal's main airport here on Monday.Nepal Police spokesperson...

12-Mar-2018 Kathmandu

40 dead in Nepal plane crash

At least 40 people were killed and 23 injured when a US-Bangla Airlines plane crash-landed and exploded into a ball of flame at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here on Monday, police said.Nepal Police spokesperson Manoj Neupane said the bodies...

12-Mar-2018 Kathmandu

Plane with 71 on board crashes at Kathmandu airport, 8 dead

An aircraft of the US-Bangla Airlines with 67 passengers and four members on board crash-landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here on Monday, leaving casualties and injuring 17 people.TIA spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur said 25 people were...

12-Mar-2018 New York

Five killed in New York chopper crash

At least five people were killed when a helicopter plunged into New York City's East River, authorities said on Monday.The pilot of the helicopter was the sole survivor of the crash that took place near Roosevelt Island on Sunday night, CNN quoted Fire...

11-Mar-2018 Tehran

11 dead in Turkish plane crash in Iran

All 11 people on board the Turkish plane crashed in Iran on Sunday are dead, media reports said.The locals reached the wreckage of crashed plane late evening on Sunday and encountered the corps which are not identifiable and need DNA examination, the spokesman...

10-Mar-2018 Kigali

Lightning kills 16 in Rwanda

At least 16 people were killed and dozens others injured after being struck by lightning in the past two days in southern Rwanda, an official said on Saturday.Lighting hit 45 people who were praying on Saturday, leaving 14 of them dead, XInhua quoted Nyaruguru...

10-Mar-2018 Bangkok

2 killed as small plane crashes in Thailand

A light aircraft crashlanded in Thailand's Phuket island, killing two people and seriously injuring two others on Saturday, police said.The trainer aircraft of Siam Aviation Association crashlanded in a rubber plantation in Thalang district of the resort...

07-Mar-2018 moscow

8 die as Russian helicopter crashes in Chechnya

At least eight people were killed in a Mi-8 helicopter crash in south Russia's Chechnya Republic on Wednesday, authorities said.The aircraft reportedly belonged to the Border Guard Service, TASS news agency reported."According to preliminary information,...

03-Mar-2018 Cairo

9 killed in car collision on desert highway in Egypt

The Egyptian authorities said nine people were killed and eight others injured in a car crash on a desert highway linking the capital Cairo with the Suez Canal city of Ismailia on Saturday.A passenger minibus collided with another vehicle on the Desert Cairo-Ismailia...

03-Mar-2018 New York

Five killed, over 90,000 left without power in US storm

At least five people have been killed and over 90,000 households left without electricity as powerful storm continued to pound the US East Coast on Saturday with drenching rain.The nor'easter has also prompted the cancellation of more than 3,300 flights,...

02-Mar-2018 Baku (Azerbaijan)

Fire kills 24 in Azerbaijan drug rehab centre

At least 24 people were killed in a fire at a drug rehabilitation centre in the capital of Azerbaijan, the authorities said in a joint statement on Friday.The statement was released by the Public Prosecution Office, Health Ministry, Interior Ministry and...

28-Feb-2018 Cairo

10 dead in Egypt train accident

At least 10 people were killed and 15 injured on Wednesday in a collision between two trains in Beheira province, north of the capital Cairo, the Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement.The Health Ministry's spokesman said that more than 30 ambulances...

27-Feb-2018 Sydney

31 killed in 7.5-magnitude Papua New Guinea quake

At least 31 people were killed and over 300 others injured after an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale hit Papua New Guinea. the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Tuesday.According to the USGS, the tremor struck late Monday night at a depth...

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...

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