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16-Oct-2017 A Coruna (Spain)

31 killed in Portugal wildfires, 4 in Spain

Hundreds of wildfires ravaging the northwestern corner of the Iberian peninsula have killed at least 31 people in Portugal and four in Spain's Galicia region, officials in both nations said on Monday.Patricia Gaspar, a spokeswoman for Portugal's Civil Protection...

16-Oct-2017 Dhaka

Eight Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize

A boat carrying Rohingya migrants capsized off the coast of Bangladesh, leaving eight dead and over 40 missing, a police official said on Monday."Bodies of four women and four children were recovered this morning. The exact time of the capsize is yet to...

16-Oct-2017 Lisbon

3 dead as Portugal suffers over 400 forest fires

Three people were killed and over 20 others injured when wildfires hit central and northern Portugal.Two of the victims died in the town of Penacova, Coimbra district, while the third died in Serta in the Castelo Branco district, according to authorities,...

15-Oct-2017 San Francisco

California wildfires toll reaches 40

The toll from massive wildfires raging across California has increased to 40 with thousands more ordered to evacuate from Santa Rosa city as a new blaze threatened the area, police said.The police said evacuations were ordered on Saturday for areas in northeastern...

13-Oct-2017 Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Death toll in Vietnam floods, landslides reaches 54

At least 54 people have died and another 39 are missing in floods and landslides caused by heavy rains in several provinces of Vietnam, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Friday.The floods also left 31 people...

12-Oct-2017 HANOI

37 killed in Vietnam floods, landslides

At least 37 people were killed and 40 others reported missing in floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains since the past four days in Vietnam, the authorities said on Thursday.The floods and landslides have injured 21 people, inundated over 16,700...

12-Oct-2017 Los Angeles

California wildfire toll reaches 21

The toll from the devastating wildfire in the US state of California has risen to 21 even as around 8,000 firefighters continued to struggle to bring the raging blaze under control, officials said.The flames have destroyed some 3,500 structures and consumed...

11-Oct-2017 San Francisco

Toll in California wildfires rises to 15

The toll from the wildfires in the US state of California has risen to 15 as more casualties were confirmed in several counties near San Francisco.Sonama County sheriff's office said on Tuesday a total of nine deaths were reported after two more fatalities...

10-Oct-2017 Islamabad

6 killed, 40 injured in Pakistan bus accident

A bus carrying over 50 wedding guests met with an accident in Pakistan's Sindh province on Tuesday, leaving at least six people dead and 40 injured, the media reported.The injured people including women and kids have been shifted to a nearby hospital where...

10-Oct-2017 San Francisco

10 killed in California wildfires, 1,500 buildings destroyed

Massive wildfires raged across Northern California, killing at least 10 people, forcing up to 20,000 to evacuate and destroying over 1,500 buildings in one of the most destructive fire emergencies in the US states history.Firefighters were battling blazes in...

09-Oct-2017 Sao Paulo

3 killed in Brazil plane crash

Three persons were killed when a small aircraft crashed into the backyard of a home in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, officials said.The Beechcraft plane ended up nose down next to the swimming pool behind the house in Sao Jose do Rio Preto, some 440 km...

09-Oct-2017 Dhaka

12 Rohingya migrants killed in Bangladesh boat capsize

At least 12 Rohingya migrants were killed after a boat carrying them capsized off the coast of Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, police said on Monday."The bodies of 10 children, one man and one woman have been recovered," Xinhua news agency quoted a senior...

07-Oct-2017 Islamabad

14 killed in Pakistan road accident

At least 14 people were killed and 30 others injured when a passenger wagon collided with a bus in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Saturday, police said.The accident in Mastung district took place after the wagon's driver lost control while speeding...

06-Oct-2017 moscow

19 killed in Russia train-bus collision

At least 19 people were killed on Friday when a passenger bus collided with a train in Russia, police said.The disaster took place at a railway crossing near Pokrovka station in Petushinsky district, reports Xinhua news agency. ...

06-Oct-2017 San Jose

Storm Nate kills 20 in Central America

Tropical Storm Nate churning north along Central America has killed at least 20 people in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras, media reports said.The Met predicts it could strengthen into a hurricane as it heads for Mexico and the US. A state of emergency has...

06-Oct-2017 Berlin

At least four dead after storm 'Xavier' hits Germany

At least four people were dead after Germany was hit by a heavy storm "Xavier" that caused heavy damage and traffic disruptions.German news agency dpa reports that the total number of victims to storm "Xavier" has risen to four by late afternoon local time,...

06-Oct-2017 Tokyo

Six killed in Japan apartment blaze

Six people, including five children, died in a blaze in an apartment building in Japan on Friday, a media report said.The fire engulfed a three-story building in Hitachi. It started at around 4.50 a.m. and took almost an hour to be extinguished.The blaze...

03-Oct-2017 ASTANA

5 people killed in Kazakhstan plane crash

An airplane crashed in the south region of Kazakhstan on Tuesday, killing all five people on board, authorities said.An An-28 aero-medical airplane crashed in the Ili district of the Almaty region at 07.15 p.m., Ruslan Imankulov, spokesman for the Emergency...

02-Oct-2017 Mexico City

Bus crash kills at least 15 in western Mexico

Bus crash kills at least 15 inA bus crashed after experiencing brake failure over the weekend on a highway in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, killing at least 15 people and injuring 37 others, emergency services officials said on Monday.The accident...

28-Sep-2017 Dhaka

14 killed as Rohingya boat capsizes off Bangladesh

At least 14 people were killed on Thursday when a boat with dozens of Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district, the police said.Afrozul Hoque Tutul, Additional Superintendent of Police of Cox's Bazar...

28-Sep-2017 Islamabad

Six workers killed in Pakistan landslide

At least six labourers were killed and two others injured in a landslide in Pakistan's Sargodha district on Wednesday, the media reported.The incident happened when the labourers were working on a stone-cutting site at the foot of the mountain, Geo News...

24-Sep-2017 Islamabad

Six children burnt to death in Pakistan

Six children were killed when a fire engulfed a house in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday, police said.Police officials, citing initial investigations, said that the fire erupted due to a short-circuit, Geo News reported.As a result, five sisters...

23-Sep-2017 Mexico City

New Mexico tremor kills 4, halts rescue operations

Four persons died as a result of a magnitude-6.1 aftershock that caused alarm in Mexico on Saturday, four days after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake left at least 305 dead.Two women died of a heart attack in Mexico City after a seismic alert system was activated...

23-Sep-2017 Mexico City

Mexico earthquake toll climbs to 292

The toll from the powerful magnitude-7.1 earthquake that rocked Mexico earlier this week has risen to 292, the national emergency management chief has said.National Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said in his latest preliminary report on...

22-Sep-2017 Mexico City

Mexico earthquake toll climbs to 292

The toll from the powerful magnitude-7.1 earthquake that rocked Mexico earlier this week has risen to 292, the national emergency management chief has said.National Civil Protection Coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said in his latest preliminary report on...

22-Sep-2017 Roseau (Dominica)

Hurricane Maria kills over 15 in Dominica Island

More than 15 people were killed and 20 others reported missing after Hurricane Maria battered the Caribbean island of Dominica with winds of 260 kph. "So far, we would have buried in excess of 15 people," Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced on Thursday...

21-Sep-2017 Mexico City

Mexico earthquake toll 250 as search for survivors continues

The death toll in the powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rattled Mexico on Tuesday climbed to 250 as rescue workers backed by an army of volunteers on Thursday searched for survivors buried under mounds of rubble, officials said.The quake turned dozens...

21-Sep-2017 Dhaka

9 killed as Rohingya relief truck crashes

At least nine people were killed and 10 others injured as a Red Crescent truck carrying relief materials for Rohingyas veered off a road in Bangladesh on Thursday, an official said.The accident took place in Bandarban district, 316 km southeast of Dhaka....

20-Sep-2017 Mexico City

225 killed in massive Mexico earthquake, rescue efforts on

Thousands of emergency crews and volunteers raced against time in search of survivors on Wednesday after a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico, killing at least 225 people, leaving many trapped under collapsed buildings and forcing people on to the...

20-Sep-2017 Mexico City

Mexico quake toll rises to 224

The Mexican authorities have raised the number of casualties to 224 after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook the centre of the country, an official said.The emergency services were carrying out rescue operations in the areas affected in the Tuesday disaster,...

20-Sep-2017 Mexico City

105 killed as powerful 7.1 magnitude quake rattles Mexico City

At least 105 people were killed in a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico on Tuesday and the toll is expected to increase, officials said.In Mexico City alone, at least 30 people died and 44 buildings were reduced to rubble. Eight others were...

15-Sep-2017 London

29 injured in London tube station explosion

As many as 29 people were injured in an explosion which occurred Friday morning at the Parsons Green tube station in West London, media reports said.The explosion, caused by the detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED), took place during morning...

14-Sep-2017 Kuala Lumpur

25 killed in Malaysia school fire

At least 25 persons, including students and teachers, were killed in a fire at a religious school in the Malaysian capital here on Thursday, officials said.The fire at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out in the early hours, BBC reported.A victim...

13-Sep-2017 Islamabad

Dengue kills 23 in Pakistan

At least two more people died of dengue fever at different hospitals in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, taking the death toll to 23 over the last two months.The deceased were under treatment at Hayatabad Medical Complex and Khyber Teaching...

12-Sep-2017 Islamabad

21 killed in Pakistan road accidents

At least 21 people were killed and a number of others injured in two separate road accidents on Tuesday in the northern and southern parts of the country, the local media reported.According to a spokesperson for the National Highways and Motorways Police,...

09-Sep-2017 Karachi

12 of family drown in Karachi; 10 bodies recovered

Twelve people from a family, including two women, drowned on Saturday in Hawke's Bay Beach here, the media reported.The family was visiting the beach from North Nazimabad.According to reports, so far rescuers have fished out 10 bodies from the sea, while a...

08-Sep-2017 Mexico

15 killed as 8.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

Mexico was hit on Friday by a massive 8.2-magnitude earthquake, described by the President as the country's strongest in a century, killing at least 15 people and triggering a series of tsunami waves.The quake struck 120 km off the Pacific Coast at 12.49 a.m.,...

07-Sep-2017 Islamabad

Heavy rains kill 164 in Pakistan

Heavy rains have killed 164 people and injured more than 165 others across Pakistan since the monsoon season began in June, according to weather officials.Sindh and Punjab provinces were the worst hit with 38 fatalities in each province since the advent of...

05-Sep-2017 Houston,

Death toll of Hurricane Harvey over 60

More than 60 people have died or are feared dead in flooding or circumstances connected to Tropical Storm Harvey, according to local officials on Monday.Medical examiners are in the process of confirming which deaths are related to the historic flooding....

02-Sep-2017 NAIROBI

7 students die in Kenya school fire

At least seven students died and 10 were injured when a dormitory at a female high school in the Kenyan capital caught fire on Saturday, officials said.Acting Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i told reporters that two of the injured were in critical condition,...

02-Sep-2017 Washington

Hurricane Harvey toll increases to 46

The death toll in the catastrophic hurricane Harvey that lashed through the US state of Texas has increased to 46, the media reported.Meanwhile, Houston and other areas hit by record flooding are starting to enter the recovery phase. "This is going to be...

01-Sep-2017 Dhaka

Bangladesh boat capsize toll rises to 38

Rescuers recovered 15 more bodies on Friday after a boat carrying Rohingya migrants capsized in Bangladesh, raising the toll to 38, officials said.A senior police official said the bodies were recovered from the Naf river dividing Bangladesh and Myanmar where...

31-Aug-2017 Islamabad

12 killed as heavy rain lashes Karachi

At least 12 persons were killed and several injured as heavy rain continued to lash Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi.Torrential rain coupled with gusty winds hit the city late Wednesday. Seven out of the 12 victims died from electrocution and others...

31-Aug-2017 Washington

Hurricane Harvey toll increases to 37

The death toll in the catastrophic hurricane Harvey that lashed through the US state of Texas has increased to 37, the media reported.The unrelenting storm that made landfall on August 25 unleashed its wrath on a wide swath east of Houston, leaving thousands...

30-Aug-2017 Kinshasa

Congo landslide kills 28

At least 28 people were killed on Tuesday in a landslide in Kolwezi, Lualaba province, south of Congo, the governor told Xinhua.The landslide occurred in the day time of Tuesday at a mining company based in that part of the country, Richard Muyej said.Muyej...

24-Aug-2017 Beijing

12 killed as typhoon lashes China

At least 12 people were killed as typhoon Hato, the strongest this year, lashed southern China, the media reported.Eight people were killed Macau on Wednesday, reports CNN.Among the victims were a 62-year-old man who died in a fall, a 45-year-old man who...

24-Aug-2017 Brasilia (Brazil )

19 killed as ship capsizes in Brazil

At least 19 people were and 30 reported missing after a ship carrying about 70 people capsized in Brazil, the authorities said.The ship capsized on Wednesday in the Xingu river in Para state in the Amazonian region, Xinhua news agency reported.Local media...

19-Aug-2017 Freetown

Sierra Leone mudslides, floods death toll rises to 467

The death toll in the mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone has climbed to 467 and is expected to rise further, officials said.About 20,000 people have been displaced by the mudslides, including 5,000 children, presidential spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay was...

18-Aug-2017 Mogadishu

Six injured in landmine blast in Somalia

At least six people were injured following a roadside landmine explosion outside a restaurant here in Somalia's Wardhigley district, the media reported.The mine went off on Thursday evening targeting people who were seated at the front side of a coffee...

17-Aug-2017

Over 100 minors killed in Sierra Leone floods, mudslides

At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone earlier in the week, a UN agency said.The number could grow as search and rescue operations are ongoing and over...

16-Aug-2017 freetown

400 dead, 600 missing in Sierra Leone mudslide

At least 400 people have been confirmed dead and 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding in the Sierra Leone capital, officials said on Wednesday.President Ernest Bai Koroma declared seven days of mourning while pleading for "urgent...

15-Aug-2017 Lisbon

12 killed as tree falls during religious fest in Portugal

Twelve persons were killed and 50 others injured when a large tree fell on people celebrating the Roman Catholic Feast of the Assumption outside the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira.Regional Health Secretary Pedro Ramos on Tuesday said that a minor...

15-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

Toll in Nepal floods rises to 120

The toll in Nepal's floods soared to 120 as the disaster caused havoc mostly in the country's southern plains in the Terai, officials said on Tuesday.According to Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs, 35 people were still missing while 39 were injured in the...

15-Aug-2017 Freetown

286 bodies recovered in Sierra Leone mudslide

At least 286 bodies have been recovered from a devastating mudslide in Sierra Leone's capital, officials said.A total of 286 bodies were brought to a local hospital on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency quoted an official as saying. Head of Operation of the Sierra...

15-Aug-2017 Dhaka

29 killed as floods ravage Bangladesh

At least 29 people have died in the last few days in floods caused by heavy rainfall in Bangladesh, officials said.The floods have affected almost a third of the country, said Reaz Ahmed, Director General of Bangladesh's Disaster Management Department,...

13-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

53 killed, one lakh displaced in Nepal floods

At least 53 people were killed and as many as 100,000 displaced in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains across Nepal, officials said on Sunday.Search and rescue operations were underway in several parts of the Himalayan nation. According...

13-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

40 killed in Nepal floods, landslides

Floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains have killed 40 persons in Nepal, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Sunday.At least 36 persons have been reported missing in the low-lying areas, over 20 injured and thousands of families have been displaced...

12-Aug-2017 Washington

3 Dead, 20 injured after supremacist march in Virginia

The white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Virginia has left three people dead and more than 20 injured from incidents that included a car slamming into a group of people and a helicopter crash.The person who died when a car smashed into the crowd,...

12-Aug-2017 Washington

2 killed in helicopter crash in Virginia

Two people were killed after a helicopter crashed on Saturday seven miles southwest of Charlottesville, in the state of Virginia.The state police said the National Transportation Safety Board and Virginia State Police are investigating the crash, which reportedly...

12-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

17 dead, 6 missing as floods, landslides hit Nepal

At least 17 persons died and another six went missing after floods and landslides swept through southern Nepal on Saturday due to heavy rainfall, a minister said.Home Minister Janardan Sharma said in a press conference that of the victims, nine died in...

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