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16-Aug-2018 Khartoum (Sudan)

22 students killed as boat sinks on Nile River in Sudan

At least 22 students drowned on Wednesday morning when a boat sank on the Nile River in Sudan, state news agency SUNA reported.A woman also died in the drowning accident that took place at al-Buhaira area, SUNA added.The boat was carrying more than 40 students...

15-Aug-2018 Santiago

10 killed in nursing home fire in Chile

At least 10 elderly women died early on Tuesday in a fire at a nursing home in the Chilean town of Chiguayante, officials said.Officials are investigating the cause of the fire in one of Casa de Reposo Santa Marta's pavilions in Biobio region, located some...

15-Aug-2018 Quito

22 killed in bus crash in Ecuador

Twenty-two people were killed and 18 others injured on Tuesday when a bus overturned on a mountain road near Quito, officials said.The accident involved a passenger bus with foreign tags, Ecuador's ECU-911 emergency service said in a statement.ECU-911 said it received...

15-Aug-2018 Rome

Italy government demands resignations after bridge collapse kills 39

The Italian government on Wednesday demanded the resignation of the heads of the company that manages the country's highways, after the death toll in Genoa city's bridge collapse rose to 39, with rescuers continuing their search for possible survivors."The...

15-Aug-2018 Rome

Death toll in Italy bridge collapse rises to 37

The death toll in the collapse of a bridge in the Italian city of Genoa rose to 37 even as rescuers continue to search for possible survivors, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday.In a tweet, Salvini said the figure included three children...

14-Aug-2018 Rome

22 killed as highway bridge collapses in Italy

A section of a highway bridge collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa during heavy rain on Tuesday, plummeting vehicles up to 90 metres to the ground and killing at least 22 people, officials said.The vice minister for infrastructure, Edoardo Rixi, said...

13-Aug-2018 Taipei

Nine killed in Taiwan hospital blaze

Nine people were killed and 16 injured as fire engulfed a hospital in Taiwan's New Taipei City on Monday, officials said.The incident took place on the seventh floor of the Weifu hospital, in Xinzhuang district, where over 200 firemen evacuated dozens of...

13-Aug-2018 Vientiane

Death toll reaches 36 in Laos dam collapse, 98 missing

The death toll in the flooding caused by a dam collapse in Laos has climbed to 36 while 98 are still missing, national daily Vientiane Times reported on Monday.On Saturday, we found the body of a three-year-old girl, bringing the number of known fatalities...

13-Aug-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Death toll in Indonesia earthquake reaches 436

Indonesian authorities on Monday raised the death toll from a devastating 7-magnitude earthquake that struck the island of Lombok on August 5 to 436.Of the 436 victims, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said 259 have been...

12-Aug-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

8 killed in small plane crash in Indonesia

Eight people were killed and one other person injured after a small plane crashed in Indonesia's Papua province, an official said on Sunday.The wreckage of the plane was recovered on Sunday morning in an area where it failed to communicate with the air traffic...

11-Aug-2018 Sao Paulo

20 injured in blast at steel plant in Brazil

A gas explosion on Friday at a Usiminas steel plant in Brazil's Ipatinga left around 20 people injured, officials said.Firefighters remain on the scene to investigate the cause of the incident and to determine the exact number of people who were injured,...

11-Aug-2018 Tokyo

9 dead in Japan chopper crash

A Japanese government helicopter has crashed in the mountains of Gunma. All nine crew members on board have been confirmed dead, police said on Saturday.Two of the crew members were declared dead on Friday just after the crash, while seven more were confirmed...

07-Aug-2018 Beijing

4 killed in China coal mine accident

Four people were killed and nine others reported missing in a coal mine accident in China's Guizhou province, authorities said on Tuesday.The accident took place at around 9.10 p.m. on Monday at the Zimujia coal mine in Panzhou city, reports Xinhua news agency.Rescue...

07-Aug-2018 Tanjung (Indonesia)

Indonesia earthquake death toll reaches 105

The death toll in the 6.9 magnitude Indonesia earthquake climbed to 105 on Tuesday while rescue teams continued to search for survivors under the rubble.The earthquake shook Lombok Island over the weekend. Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management...

07-Aug-2018 Guiyang (China)

4 killed in China mine accident

Four people were killed and nine others were missing in a coal mine accident in China's Guizhou province, authorities said on Tuesday.The coal and gas explosion occurred around 9.10 p.m. on Monday in Zimujia coal mine in Panzhou City, Xinhua news agency reported.The...

06-Aug-2018 Rome

At least 67 injured in tanker explosion in Italy

At least 67 people were injured when a tanker that was transporting flammable contents along a ring-road exploded in Italy's Bologna city on Monday, emergency sources said.The Hazchem transporter exploded when it passed near a car dealership, triggering...

06-Aug-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

91 killed in massive Indonesia quake

At least 91 people were killed and hundreds others injured in a massive quake measuring 7 on the Richter scale that struck Indonesia's Lombok Island, authorities said on Monday.The shallow quake on Sunday evening that occured only 10 km underground, comes...

05-Aug-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

37 killed as powerful quake rocks Indonesia

At least 37 people were killed and dozens of others wounded after an earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale rocked Lombok and Bali islands in Indonesia on Sunday, an official said.People were killed in Lombok island after they were hit by collapsing...

05-Aug-2018 Los Angeles

Five killed in small plane crash in US

Five persons have been killed after a small aircraft crashed in Santa Ana city in the US state of California, officials said.The twin-engine aircraft on Sunday crashed near the South Coast Plaza shopping centre in Santa Ana city, according to the Orange County...

05-Aug-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

82 killed as powerful quake jolts Indonesia

At least 82 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok, officials said.Also, hundreds of people have been wounded by Sunday's quake, disaster management officials said, BBC...

04-Aug-2018 Moscow

Russian helicopter crash kills 18 in Siberia

Eighteen people were killed in a Russian helicopter crash on Saturday in East Siberia region, authorities said.Russia's Emergencies Ministry said the MI-8 went down at 10.20 a.m., about 180 kilometre from the town of Igarka, in Krasnoyarsk region."There were...

04-Aug-2018 Islamabad

14 killed in Pakistan bus-tanker collision

At least 14 people were killed and over 30 others injured in a deadly road crash in Pakistan's northwestern district of Kohat on Saturday, the media reported.According to the reports, the accident occurred when a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker...

01-Aug-2018 Naypyidaw (Myanmar)

Death toll in Myanmar floods climbs to 12

At least 12 people have died and around 148,000 have been displaced in floods in large parts of Myanmar, according to official figures on Wednesday.Heavy rains have been lashing the country since mid-July, especially the central region of Bago, where 94,000...

01-Aug-2018 Los Angeles

California fires devastate over 100,000 hectares

California firefighters and emergency services continued trying to contain about a dozen fires still active in the state which have devastated over 100,000 hectares, according to official data.At least eight people have died in the fires, which swept through California...

31-Jul-2018 San Francisco

California wildfires toll reach 8

The toll in the 17 wildfires that were currently blazing in California has increased to eight, according to authorities.The Carr fire - in Shasta County, some 400 km north of San Francisco - began a week ago near the town of Redding and has been the most...

31-Jul-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Indonesia earthquake : Over 500 tourists rescued

At least 543 tourists have been rescued from a mountain in Indonsia's Lombok Island following a deadly earthquake that killed 16 people and cut off routes, a government official said on Tuesday.The 6.4-magnitude temblor, with an epicentre not far from the...

31-Jul-2018 Naypyidaw (Myanmar)

10 killed, 100,000 displaced in Myanmar floods

At least 10 people have been killed and more than 100,000 people forced to flee their homes after heavy rains pounded Myanmar and flooded villages, according to government officials.As of Tuesday, some 119,000 people across five provinces had been displaced...

31-Jul-2018 Dhaka

6 die of electrocution in Bangladesh

Six people died after being electrocuted in Bangladesh's Sirajganj district on Tuesday, police said.The incident happened around 12.45 p.m. when some people were moving into a house which had live electrical wires hanging overhead. They came in contact with...

31-Jul-2018 Mexico City

12 critically injured in Mexico plane crash

An Aeromexico plane carrying 101 people on board crashed minutes after taking off. At least 12 of the 85 persons injured are said to be critical, an official said.The incident took place on Tuesday at the airport in Durango city. Confusion still persists...

30-Jul-2018 Athens

Death toll in Greece wildfire increases to 91

The death toll from last week's wildfire near the Greek capital city Athens reached 91 on Monday, according to the Fire Department.The blaze which broke out on Monday was the deadliest in Europe since 1900. Eighty-seven bodies were found in the seaside town...

30-Jul-2018 Redding (California)

6 killed, 7 missing as California wildfire rages

At least six people have died in a deadly fire that has ravaged a large swathe of California and continues to grow amid dry weather conditions severely hampering efforts to control the blaze.The Carr fire was just 17 per cent contained on Sunday night,...

29-Jul-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

13 killed as earthquake rattles Indonesian tourist spot

At least 13 people were killed and dozens injured while several buildings have collapsed after a magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday morning, officials said.The quake struck at 6.47 a.m. at a depth of 7 km....

29-Jul-2018 Sanamxay (Laos)

Dam collapse in Laos kills 9, 122 missing

Nine people were confirmed dead while 122 others were still missing after a dam collapsed, triggering flash floods in southern Laos, a provincial official said on Sunday.Minaphone Saisomphu, deputy party committee secretary of Attapeu Province, deputy commander...

29-Jul-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

Indonesia earthquake: 10 killed on tourist island of Lombok

At least 10 people were killed and 40 injured while several buildings have collapsed after a magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday morning, officials said.The quake struck at 6.47 a.m. at a depth of 7 km. Its...

29-Jul-2018 Washington

Motel fire kills mother, 5 of her children in US

A mother and her five children were killed on Saturday as a fire swept through a motel in the US state of Michigan.Kiarre Curtis, 26, and her five children aged from two to 10 likely succumbed to smoke inhalation, Xinhua quoted the Berrien County sheriff's...

28-Jul-2018 Washington

2 killed, thousands flee as deadly wildfire devastates California

A raging wildfire in California has killed two firefighters and prompted 38,000 evacuations, destroying scores of homes and threatening other dwellings and businesses.The blaze, known as the Carr fire, started on Monday. It destroyed at least 500 structures...

26-Jul-2018 Vientiane

Toll rises to 26 in Laos dam collapse

At least 26 people have been confirmed dead and over 100 remain missing after an underconstruction dam collapsed in Laos just days back, state-run Lao News Agency reported on Thursday.Searches are ongoing for 130 missing people from several villages in...

26-Jul-2018 Guatemala City

Guatemala volcano death toll rises to 147

The death toll from the eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano on June 3 has risen to 147, officials said.The National Forensic Sciences Institute on Wednesday said that it had managed to identify nine more sets of human remains, including three minors --...

25-Jul-2018 Khartoum

Several killed in heavy rain, flood in Sudan

Between seven and ten people have been killed in heavy rains and floods across Sudan that have also led to the collapse of a large number of buildings, media reported."At least seven people were killed and three others were missing when heavy rains and floods...

24-Jul-2018 Hanoi

27 killed in Vietnam floods

At least 27 people have been killed in Vietnam's following heavy flooding and landslides caused by Typhoon Son Tinh that has also left seven missing and 26 injured, the government said on Tuesday.The natural disasters also destroyed 243 houses and inundated...

24-Jul-2018 Vientiane

Several killed, hundreds missing after Laos dam collapses

Several people have been killed, hundreds remain missing and around 6,600 are homeless after a hydroelectric dam under construction collapsed in Laos, authorities said on Tuesday.Officials did not specify the exact number of fatalities. The Xepian-Xe Namnoy...

24-Jul-2018 Athens

74 dead as Greece wildfires incinerate popular coastal vacation spot

At least 74 people were killed, scores injured and many remained unaccounted for after wildfires spread rapidly through a popular vacationing spot on the Greek coast east of Athens, turning it into a disaster area that left the country reeling and in desperate...

23-Jul-2018 Hanoi

19 killed in Vietnam floods

Downpour and floods triggered by Typhoon Son Tinh have left at least 19 people dead in Vietnam, officials said.Besides, 17 people sustained injuries and 13 were missing in Vietnam's central and northern regions, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster...

22-Jul-2018 Manila

5 dead, thousands hit by monsoon rains in Philippines

At least five people have died and more than 700,000 have been affected due to days of torrential rains which have lashed the Philippines, authorities said on Sunday.The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said it had received...

21-Jul-2018 Washington

9 family members among 17 killed in US boat tragedy

Nine of the 17 people who died when a tour boat sank in a Missouri lake in the US on Thursday were from the same family, according to the state's  governor.Governor Michael Parson said that he spoke to the woman who has also accused the boat's captain...

21-Jul-2018 Washington

US tourist boat accident toll rises to 17

The death toll from the capsizing of a tourist duck boat on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri, rose to 17 on Friday after authorities located the bodies of four more missing people.Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader provided the new fatalities figure and...

21-Jul-2018 Mexico City

12 Die in road accident in central Mexico

Twelve people were killed on Friday when their van plowed into the back of a truck on the Mexico City-Pachuca highway near the city of Ecatepec, in the state of Mexico, authorities said.The accident took place Friday morning on the Mexico City-bound lanes and...

20-Jul-2018 New York

11 killed in US boat capsize

At least 11 people have died after an amphibious "duck boat" carrying tourists capsized in stormy weather in the US state of Missouri, police said.Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said five people are unaccounted for and seven others were injured in Thursday...

19-Jul-2018 Jakarta (Indonesia)

6 dead as fishing boat sinks in Indonesia

At least six people were killed and seven others were missing after a fishing boat capsized off the southeastern coast of Indonesia's Java island on Thursday, officials said.The boat overturned in the morning due to strong waves when it was about to dock...

16-Jul-2018 Managua

10 killed in fresh Nicaragua clashes

Ten people were killed and over dozens others injured in clashes in Nicaragua between security forces and anti-government protesters who were blocking roads."There are six dead in Masaya, two dead in Diria, and two in Catarina," ANDPH executive secretary...

14-Jul-2018 Yangon

10 killed in Myanmar landslide

At least 10 people were killed in a massive landslide in Myanmar's Kachin state on Saturday.The pit wall of an old jade mine site collapsed and some workers were buried by mud near San-Khar village and Lone-Khin village in the region, an official from Lone-Khine...

11-Jul-2018 Tokyo

Death toll in Japan flood hits 179

The death toll arising from torrential rains and floods in central and southwestern Japan has risen to 179, the government said on Wednesday, while the search and rescue efforts for the missing continue.Floods and landslides triggered by the record rainfall...

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...

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