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24-Mar-2019 Yangon

16 killed in Myanmar warehouse explosion

As many as 16 people were killed and 48 others injured in a warehouse explosion in Myanmar on Sunday, an official said.Nyi Rang, External Relation Officer of the United Wa State Army (UWSA) in Lashio, said: "The explosion took place in Mongmao town in the...

22-Mar-2019 Changsha

At least 26 dead, 28 injured in China coach fire

Twenty-six people were killed and 28 others injured after a tour coach caught fire in central China's Hunan Province on Friday, local authorities said.The injured, including five in critical condition, were rushed to three local hospitals for treatment, according...

22-Mar-2019 Beijing

China chemical blast toll increases to 47

The death toll from a blast that ripped through a chemical plant in China's Jiangsu province has increased to 47, with 90 others seriously injured, authorities said on Friday.The blast took place at 2.48 p.m. on Thursday following a fire that broke out in...

22-Mar-2019 Accra (Ghana)

Buses collide in Ghana, at least 50 dead

At least 50 people were killed and several others injured on Friday after two buses collided head on in Ghana and one of them caught fire, media reports said.The public transport buses were carrying over 50 passengers each when the accident took place in...

22-Mar-2019 Beijing

7 dead after man ploughs car into crowd in China

A man was shot dead by the police on Friday in China after he ploughed his car into a crowd, killing six persons including a child.The incident was reported at about 6 a.m. at Taiping city in Hubei province.The 44-year-old driver was identified as Cui...

18-Mar-2019 Jakarta

Toll in Indonesia floods, landslides now 79

The death toll from flash floods and subsequent landslides in Indonesia's Papua province has increased to 79, with search and rescue operations continuing on Monday to locate 43 missing people.Due to the floods and landslides that hit villages in Jayapura...

17-Mar-2019 Islamabad

3 killed, 6 injured in Pakistan train blast

Three persons were killed and six others injured after a blast at a passenger train in Pakistan's Balochistan area on Sunday, police said.District Police Officer Irfan Bashir said that suspected miscreants planted an improvised explosive device at the rail...

17-Mar-2019 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Indonesia floods: Death toll rises to 63

The death toll in the flash floods that hit Indonesia's Papua province rose to 63 on Sunday even as rescue operations are underway to search for the dozens missing, a disaster official said.Torrential rains triggered the floods at around 6 p.m. in several...

17-Mar-2019 Harare

24 dead as Cyclone Idai wreaks havoc in Zimbabwe

At least 24 people have been killed as Cyclone Idai wreaked havoc in southeastern Zimbabwe, officials said on Saturday.The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services tweeted on Saturday that most of the deaths were in Chimanimani district....

14-Mar-2019 Tehran

5 killed in Iran gas pipeline explosion

At least five people were killed on Thursday in an explosion of a pipeline that links the gas network from Mahshahr city to Ahvaz city in Iran, the state media reported.Six other  people were injured in the explosion, Ahvaz Governor Jamal Alami Nisi...

14-Mar-2019 Lagos

12 killed in Nigeria school building collapse

At least 12 people were confirmed dead on Thursday following the collapse of a three-storeybuilding which housed a primary school in the Nigerian city of Lagos, the media  reported."Some of the victims were brought in dead," a doctor told Xinhua news...

10-Mar-2019 Addis Ababa

All 157 on board killed as Ethiopian Airline Boeing crashes

An Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed on Sunday shortly after it took-off from here, killing all 157 people on board.The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya, the BBC reported.Ethiopian...

06-Mar-2019 Washington

US tornadoes: Seven family members among 23 killed

 Seven members of a family were among the 23 victims identified after an outbreak of tornadoes devastated the US state of Alabama, officials said.Every victim, including four  children, was found close to their homes, rescue crews said. The victims range...

05-Mar-2019 kabul

59 killed in Afghanistan floods

At least 59 people were killed and another 143 injured as flash floods struck Afghanistan following heavy rains in the country, officials said on Monday.Kandahar and Helmand provinces were the most affected by the floods that hit the country following heavy...

21-Feb-2019 Dhaka

Dhaka blaze : 4 kids among 70 dead

Seventy people, including four children and five women were confirmed dead on Thursday while 56 were reported injured in a massive blaze in the Bangladesh capital that  engulfed several multi-storey buildings in the Chawkbazar area of the old city.The fire...

19-Feb-2019 La Paz

24 killed in bus crash in Bolivia

Twenty-four people were killed and 11 others injured on Monday when a bus collided with a truck in western Bolivia, police told Efe.The director of transit and transportation in the Oruro region, Col. Victor Hugo Lizarazu, said that while the causes of the accident...

17-Feb-2019 Dhaka

8 killed in Bangladesh slum fire

As many as eight people were killed and many others injured in a fire that engulfed a slum in Bangladesh's southeastern seaport city Chattogram, some 292 km away from here, on Sunday.According to officials, some 200 thatched houses were gutted, rendering...

16-Feb-2019 Harare

Over 60 feared dead in Zimbabwe gold mine flooding

Over 60 gold miners are believed to have died in two mining shafts after a nearby dam burst in Zimbabwe's Mashonaland West province, authorities have said.The number of illegal miners who could have been trapped was estimated at between 60 and 70, Xinhua...

31-Jan-2019 Mexico City

Mexico pipeline blast toll reaches 118

The death toll from the explosion of a gasoline pipeline in Mexico's Hidalgo state, has increased to 118, an official said.The toll was confirmed on Wednesday night by the IMSS public health service, reports Efe news.It said that 29 other people injured...

26-Jan-2019 Brasilia

Brazil dam collapse: 7 dead, many missing

A dam collapse at an iron-ore mine in southeast Brazil has left at least seven people dead and some 150 others missing, officials say.The break caused a sea of muddy sludge to spread across rural areas of Brumadinho, in Minas Gerais state, burying buildings...

25-Jan-2019 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Death toll in Indonesia floods reaches 59

The death toll due to floods in Indonesia has increased to 59 while search and rescue continue to locate 25 missing people, a disaster management official said here on Friday.At least 47 people were injured after torrential rains resulted in a dam burst...

21-Jan-2019 Hanoi

9 killed as truck hits funeral attendees in Vietnam

A truck on Monday hit a group of people crossing a road to attend a funeral in Vietnam's Hai Duong province, killing nine and injuring three others.The accident killed seven people on the spot, while two others died later in hospital, Xinhua news agency...

20-Jan-2019 Mexico City

Mexico pipeline blast toll reaches 73

The death toll from a devastating oil pipeline blast in Mexico has increased to 73, officials said.The toll was confirmed to the media by Hidalgo Governor Omar Fayad on Saturday evening, reports Efe news.Accompanied by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez...

20-Jan-2019 La Paz

22 killed in Bolivia road accident

A head-on collision between two buses on the Oruro-Potosi highway in Bolivia has left at least 22 people dead and more than 30 others injured, police said.The accident occurred on Saturday on the highway around 40 km from the city of Challapata, Romulo...

19-Jan-2019 Mexico City

66 killed in Mexico pipeline blast

At least 66 people have been killed and 76 others injured in a devastating oil pipeline explosion in central Mexico, authorities said.It is believed the blast occurred after the pipeline was ruptured by suspected oil thieves in the town of Tlahuelilpan,...

16-Jan-2019 Damascus

30 civilians killed, wounded in Syria blast

At least 30 civilians were either killed or wounded by a blast that rocked Kurdish-controlled Syrian city of Manbij during a US patrol on Wednesday, the media reported.The blast took place while the US patrol was passing the centre of the city located in...

14-Jan-2019 Tehran

Cargo plane crash in Iran kills 15

A Boeing 707 cargo plane crashed near the Iranian city of Karaj on Monday, killing at least 15 people on board, authorities said.The cargo plane, which belonged to Iran's Army and had 16 people on board, went down at 8.30 a.m. in a residential area some...

14-Jan-2019 Khartoum

14 killed in traffic accident in Sudan

At least 14 people were killed on Sunday in a traffic accident in western Sudan, an official of Sudanese North Darfur State said.The accident took place on the Western Salvation road in Um Kadada on the border between North Darfur and West Kordofan State,...

12-Jan-2019 Paris

4 killed in gas explosion at Paris bakery

At least four people, including two firefighters, died and dozens were injured after a gas leak led to an explosion at a bakery in central Paris on Saturday, emergency services said.The blast took place at 9.10 a.m. (local time) at the bakery on Rue de...

06-Jan-2019 kabul

40 people killed in Afghan gold mine cave-in

 At least 40 people have been killed as a gold mine caved in on Sunday in northern Afghanistan, authorities said.Ten others were injured in the incident, which happened as they searched for gold in the Kohestan district of Badakhshan province, Afghan parliament...

01-Jan-2019 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Indonesia landslide kills at least 9

At least nine people were killed and 34 went missing after a landslide buried more than 30 houses in Indonesia's Java island, authorities said on Tuesday.National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho tweeted that rescue operations...

29-Dec-2018 Beijing

5 killed in China coal mine accident

At least five workers were killed, while one remained trapped in a coal mine accident in China's Fujian province, authorities said on Saturday.The accident occurred at a coal mine in Longyan city on Friday. Nine people were working in the mine at the time...

29-Dec-2018 Mexico City

Seven children killed in Mexico City house fire

Seven children died in a pre-dawn fire on Friday in Iztapalapa, a populous town within Mexico City's greater metropolitan area.The fire broke out just before 5 a.m. local time (11:00 GMT) at a cardboard-and-sheet metal shack tucked between cement homes in...

21-Dec-2018 Karvina (Czech Republic)

13 miners killed in Czech coal mine explosion

A methane gas explosion at a coal mine in the Czech Republic killed 13 miners, officials and the state-run OKD mining company said on Friday.Thursday's blast occurred 2,625 feet below ground at the CSM hard-coal mine near Karvina city, close to the Polish...

08-Dec-2018 Rome

Italy nightclub stampede kills 6

At least six people were killed and dozens injured following a stampede at a nightclub in Italy, authorities said.The stampede happened early Saturday morning at the Lanterna Azzurra nightclub in the town of Corinaldo, about 141 km east of Florence. The...

30-Nov-2018 Hong Kong

At least 5 dead in road accident in Hong Kong

At least five people were killed and more than 30 injured in a car crash on early Friday in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).A tourist coach collided with a taxi on a road in Tsing Yi, an island to the northwest of Hong Kong Island, shortly...

28-Nov-2018 Shijiazhuang (China)

Blast near chemical plant kills 22 in north China

A blast near a chemical plant in Zhangjiakou city, in north China's Hebei province, has killed 22 and injured 22 others early Wednesday morning, local authorities said.The blast occurred near Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. in Zhangjiakou at...

22-Nov-2018 Kathmandu

Bus crash kills 16 in Nepal

At least 16 people were killed and 27 others injured in a road accident in Nepal's Dadeldhura district on Thursday, the authorities said.District Administration Officer Mohanraj Joshi said the incident happened when the ill-fated bus veered off the mountain...

22-Nov-2018 Beijing

5 children killed as car rams into school kids in China

At least five children were killed and 18 injured on Thursday as a car rammed into a group of school children who were crossing a road in China's Liaoning province.A local media report said the accused has been identified as the son of a top Communist Party...

19-Nov-2018 San Francisco

California wildfires toll hit 80, over 990 missing

The death toll from the destructive wildfires have reached 80, with 993 people still unaccounted for, authorities said.As of Sunday evening, there were 77 deaths and 9,700 homes destroyed as a result of the 149,000-acre Camp Fire in Northern California,...

19-Nov-2018 Hanoi (Vietnam)

14 killed in Vietnam floods

At least 14 people were killed in floods and landslides caused by typhoon Toraji over the weekend in Vietnam, authorities said on Monday.Due to heavy rain and floods, many areas were still inundated including roads to Nha Trang city's airport, reports Xinhua...

17-Nov-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

7 killed as quakes, landslides hit Indonesia

Seven people were killed and more than 8,000 others fled their homes as landslides and quakes struck Indonesia's West Sulawesi province, officials said on Saturday.The victims died during evacuation, Pasamboan Pangloli, head of rehabilitation and reconstruction...

17-Nov-2018 San Francisco

74 killed in California wildfires, over 1,000 missing

The destructive California wildfires have so far killed at least 74 people with over 1,000 reported missing, authorities said.Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea said on Friday evening that the number of people missing due to Northern California's...

11-Nov-2018 San Francisco

California wildfires toll reaches 25

The death toll in the three raging wildfires in California has increased to 25, while the fires have caused destruction to numerous communities across large areas of the US state, the media reported on Sunday.Fires continued to rage on both ends of California...

11-Nov-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

7 killed in Indonesia landslides

Seven people were killed when landslides struck Indonesia's North Sumatra province, a disaster management official said on Sunday.Heavy downpours triggered soils of a 100-metre high hill to slide down in Sukamaju village of Gomo sub-district, reports Xinhua...

11-Nov-2018 Sao Paulo

At least 10 dead, 11 injured in Rio mudslide

At least 10 people died and 11 others were injured on Saturday in a mudslide in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, official sources said.According to Rio firefighters, eleven people were rescued alive in Morro da Boa Esperança, in the municipality of...

10-Nov-2018 Amman

Flash floods in Jordan kill 11

At least 11 people have been killed in flash floods unleashed by heavy rain in Jordan and more than 3,700 tourists have been evacuated from the ancient city of Petra.Floods struck several areas of Jordan on Friday, including Petra as well as the regions...

10-Nov-2018 San Francisco

5 Dead, 150,000 evacuated as new wildfires hit California

At least five people died in the last few hours in California, where three large wildfires have forced 150,000 people to evacuate.The largest blaze, known as Camp Fire, has hit northern California and is the only one that has been deadly so far, devastating...

08-Nov-2018 Harare (Zimbabwe)

47 killed in Zimbabwe road accident

At least 47 people have been killed in Zimbabwe after two buses collided head-on, officials said.Police spokesman Paul Nyathi told Xinhua news agency on Wednesday that the accident happened near Rusape in Manicaland Province, 156 km from the capital Harare.Of...

04-Nov-2018 Beijing

15 killed in China highway accident

At least 15 people were killed and 44 others injured after a heavy truck lost control and crashed into dozens of vehicles waiting at a toll booth on a highway near China's Lanzhou city, the police said on Sunday.The accident took place on Saturday evening...

01-Nov-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Indonesia plane crash: Black box retrieved from sea

Indonesian authorities on Thursday said that the black box of the Lion Air Flight JT610 that crashed in the Java Sea on Monday, killing all 189 people on board, was retrieved by a diver."Based on an initial information, yes it (black box) has been found," Transport...

31-Oct-2018 Kabul

25 killed in Afghan military helicopter crash

At least 25 people, including senior government and Army officials, were killed when a military helicopter crashed due to bad weather in the region bordering Afghanistan's Farah and Herat provinces on Wednesday, authorities said."The 25 people on board...

29-Oct-2018 Jinan (China)

Death toll in China mine accident rises to 19

The death toll from a rock burst at a coal mine in east China's Shandong Province has risen to 19, as six more miners were confirmed dead, local authorities said on Monday.Rescuers found one body Sunday morning and five more bodies Sunday night, the resue...

29-Oct-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Indonesian plane flown by Indian crashes off Jakarta with 189 aboard

An Indonesian Lion Air Boeing airliner carrying 189 people and flown by Indian pilot Bhavye Suneja crashed into the Java Sea on Monday minutes after taking off from here, with no sign of survivors.The Boeing 737, JT 610, disappeared from the radar 13 minutes...

29-Oct-2018 Islamabad

17 killed as passenger van plunges into ravine in Pakistan

At least 17 were killed and one woman was injured when a passenger van fell into a ravine in Pakistan's north Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province on Sunday night, media reported.The van, carrying 18 passengers, was on its way to Rawalpindi city of the country's...

26-Oct-2018 Amman

18 killed as Jordan flash flood sweeps away students

At least 18 people died and 35 were injured in an area near the Dead Sea, in the west of Jordan, as a result of flooding caused by torrential rains in the country on Thursday, according to the Jordanian Department of Civil Defence.The death toll could still...

22-Oct-2018 Bogota (Colombia)

Mudslide kills 9 in Colombia

At least nine people were killed and five more were missing after heavy rains triggered a mudslide in northern Colombia on Sunday, the fire department said.The early morning rains caused a mudslide that buried several homes in a poor neighbourhood, most...

22-Oct-2018 Islamabad

19 killed in bus collision in Pakistan

At least 19 people were killed and over 40 others injured in a head-on collision between two passenger buses in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday night, police and media said.According to reports, the accident happened on Multan road in Dera Ghazi Khan...

21-Oct-2018 Taipei (Taiwan)

22 dead as train derails in Taiwan

At least 22 people died and 171 other passengers were injured Sunday when a train derailed near the Taiwanese capital, the country's emergency services said.The high-speed Puyuma Express, which was carrying around 366 passengers, came off the tracks and...

21-Oct-2018 Beijing

22 miners trapped in China coal mine accident

Twenty-two miners were trapped following a coal mine accident in China's Shandong province, authorities reported on Sunday.The miners were trapped after a rock burst on Saturday night inside the mine in Yuncheng district, reports Efe news.According to the authorities,...

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