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24-Jul-2021 Beijing

Death toll from rainstorms in China's Henan reaches 56

The death toll from the torrential rainstorms in China's Henan province had increased to 56, with five people reported missing, local authorities said.Rescue efforts, including drainage operations, are still underway at Jingguang Road tunnel in the provincial...

23-Jul-2021 Islamabad

15 killed, 26 injured in Pak rain-related incidents

At least 15 people were killed and 26 others injured in separate rain-related incidents during the recent spell of heavy rain in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, according to disaster management authorities.The Provincial Disaster Management...

22-Jul-2021 Jakarta

24 killed, 31 missing as storm strikes fishing ships in Indonesia

Rescuers have found 24 bodies and kept searching for 31 other missing persons after 18 ships were hit by storm in waters off West Kalimantan province in central Indonesia days ago, the top rescuer of the province said on Wednesday.The incident took place in Sambas...

22-Jul-2021 Islamabad

4 killed, 17 missing after 3 boats sink in reservoir in Pak

At least four people died and 17 others went missing on Wednesday after three boats sunk in a reservoir in Bajaur district of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, local media reported.According to the reports, a boat with 18 people on board...

14-Jul-2021 Nanjing

17 killed in building collapses in east China's Jiangsu

Seventeen people have been killed and five others injured after an annex to a hotel collapsed in the city of Suzhou, in east China's Jiangsu Province, local authorities said Wednesday.The accident took place at around 3:33 p.m. Monday, during which 23 people were...

04-Jul-2021 Manila

Philippines Air Force plane crash kills 17 people

A Philippine Air Force (PAF) plane with 92 people aboard crashed on Sunday while attempting to land on Jolo island in Sulu province, killing 17 persons andinjuring 40 others.Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said in a statement that among the 92 personnel...

04-Jul-2021 Miami

Florida building collapse toll reaches 24

The remainder of the condominium in Surfside, Florida, that partially collapsed last week will be demolished on Sunday, a local fire official said, adding that the death toll from the disaster has increased to 24.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Assistant Fire Chief...

28-Jun-2021 Dhaka

6 people dead in B'desh building explosion

At least six people were killed and more than 50 others injured following a massive explosion on the ground floor of a three-storey building in Dhaka's Moghbazar area, Bangladesh police has confirmed.A five-member probe committee of the Fire Service and...

27-Jun-2021 Washington

Four people dead in US hot air balloon crash

Four people were killed and one person was critically injured following a hot air balloon crash in the US state of New Mexico, authorities said.The accident took place in the city of Albuquerque on Saturday, reports Xinhua news agencyAccording to the authorities,...

27-Jun-2021 Washington

Building collapse death toll in US Florida rises to 5

The death toll from the partial collapse of a 12-story residential building in the US beachside town of Surfside, southeastern state Florida, has risen to five, authorities said on Saturday."Today our search and rescue teams found another body in the rubble,"...

22-Jun-2021 Washington

Tropical storm kills 14 people in Alabama

At least 14 people were killed in the US state of Alabama after tropical storm Claudette made landfall with strong winds and heavy rains state Alabama.Claudette had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph on Monday, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory.However,...

21-Jun-2021 Tokyo

5.4-magnitude quake strikes Japan's Hokkaido

An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck Japan's Hokkaido Prefecture, according to authorities.The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the temblor occurred at 8.08 p.m. on Sunday night, with its epicentre at a latitude of 43.5 degrees...

19-Jun-2021 Lima

27 dead in Peru bus accident

At least 27 people were killed and several injured after a bus overturned in the southern Peruvian region of Ayacucho, according to the police.  The bus fell into a 250-metre ravine on Friday while travelling on the Interoceanic Highway from the Ayacucho...

10-Jun-2021 Nay Pyi Taw

12 dead in Myanmar military plane crash

At least 12 people have died after a military aircraft crashed in Myanmar, according to a fire brigade spokesperson on Thursday. The accident occurred near the central city of Mandalay, the spokesperson told dpa news agency. The weather conditions were...

08-Jun-2021 Islamabad

Death toll from Pakistan train collision reaches 62

The death toll from the collision between two passenger trains in Pakistan's Sindh province has increased to 62, a government official said on Tuesday.The death toll rose after rescue teams pulled out more bodies from the damaged compartments of the trains,...

08-Jun-2021 Islamabad

8 killed in Pak gas cylinder blast

At least eight people were killed and five others injured in a gas cylinder blast in Pakistan's Balochistan province.The incident took place on Monday evening in a welding workshop in Mashkel, Washuk district, Xinhua news agency reported.Police and rescue...

24-May-2021 Rome

13 killed in Italy cable car crash

Thirteen people were killed and two children have been hospitalised with multiple injuries after a cable car crashed in Italy's Piedmont region, the country's National Corps of Alpine and Speleological Rescue (Cnsas) said."Stresa-Mottarone cable car in Piedmont:...

23-May-2021 Beijing

21 killed in China mountain marathon

Tragedy struck the 100 km cross-country mountain marathon race in China's Baiyin City in Gansu province as 21 participants died after extreme weather hit the event, local authorities said on Sunday.Another 151 participants were confirmed safe, of which eight...

19-May-2021 Kathmandu

5.8 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, 3 injured

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale hit the Lamjung district in northern-central Nepal on Wednesday, leaving at least three people injured, a local official said.With the epicentre in Bhulbhule of the Marsyangdi Rural Municipality, the tremor...

15-May-2021 Wuhan

6 dead, 218 injured after tornado hits Wuhan

Six people were killed and 218 others injured after a tornado hit Wuhan city, the capital of China's Hubei province, government sources said on Saturday.The tornado, packing winds of 23.9 metres per second, ripped through the Caidian District at 8.39 p.m....

12-May-2021 Cairo

5 killed, 16 wounded in car crash in southern Egypt

At least five people were killed and 16 wounded on Wednesday in a crash involved a minibus and a private car at Sohag desert road in southern Egypt, state-run Ahram newspaper reported on its website.Initial investigations said the high speed of the bus...

11-May-2021 Jakarta

7 killed in Indonesia landslides

Seven people were killed, nine others injured and one person was still missing in landslides at a gold mining site in Indonesia's West Sumatra province, the national agency for disaster management's spokesman Raditya Jati said on Tuesday.Quoting a report from...

09-May-2021 Islamabad

7 kids killed in Pak water tank collapse

Seven children were killed when a water tank made of bricks and cement collapsed in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, rescue officials said.The children aged between four and 12 years were playing near the tank in Mohmand district when the walls collapsed...

08-May-2021 Kabul

78 killed in Afghan flash floods

At least 78 people have died in Afghanistan due to heavy rainfall and flash floods in the past week, the country's National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) said on Saturday. Thirty people have been wounded and another 32 are still missing, ANDMA spokesman...

04-May-2021 Mexico City

23 dead in Mexico City underground rail bridge collapse

At least 23 people were killed and 70 others injured after a bridge on an elevated section of the Mexico City underground system partially collapsed as a train was passing over it, according to authorities.In an interview with local TV station on Tuesday,...

04-May-2021 Kabul

12 killed in Afghanistan floods

At least 12 people were killed as heavy rains and flash floods hit parts of Afghanistan's Herat province, the local government said in a statement on Tuesday."Flash floods engulfed vast areas in Adraskan district and neighbouring areas on Monday," Xinhua...

04-May-2021 Moscow

2 killed, 18 injured in Moscow hotel fire

Two people were killed and 18 others injured after a fire broke out at a five-storey hotel building in Moscow, local media reported on Tuesday."Two adults died in the hospital. It was not possible to save them," the TASS news agency reported, citing a source...

03-May-2021 Dhaka

B'desh speedboat collision kills 27

At least 27 people were killed, while five others were rescued following a head-on collision between an overcrowded speedboat and a sand-laden bulk carrier in Bangladesh's Padma River on Monday.The accident took place at 7 a.m., while the speedboat was...

03-May-2021 San Diego

2 dead, 23 injured after vessel overturns off San Diego coast

Two people were killed and 23 others injured after a vessel overturned off the coast of the US city of San Diego, authorities said.Multiple agencies including San Diego Lifeguards rescued 25 people from the water, said the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department...

24-Apr-2021 Harare (Zimbabwe)

4 killed in Zimbabwe helicopter crash

Four people were killed after an Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) helicopter crashed into a house in Arcturus, 32 km east of the capital Harare.The four victims were two pilots and a technician onboard as well as a child on the ground, the AFZ said in a statement...

20-Apr-2021 Jakarta

6.4-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted North Sumatra province in Indonesia on Tuesday with no preliminary reports of damages or casualties, officials said.The earthquake did not potentially trigger a tsunami, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.The quake...

19-Apr-2021 Cairo

11 passengers killed in Egypt train derailment

At least 11 people were killed and 98 others were wounded in a train derailment on Sunday in the Delta city of Toukh, north of the Egyptian capital Cairo, the Egyptian Health Ministry said. A total of 60 ambulances have been sent to the scene and the wounded...

17-Apr-2021 Geneva

41 people dead in shipwreck off Tunisia: UN

A shipwreck off the coast of southeast Tunisia killed at least 41 people, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a joint statement.The UN agencies said in the statement issued on Friday that three survivors...

12-Apr-2021 Jakarta

Cyclone-related deaths in Indonesia reach 177

The death toll from the floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province has increased to 177 with 45 still missing, the National Disaster Management Agency said.The cyclone related deaths in the province...

12-Apr-2021 Jakarta

6.1-magnitude quake kills 8 in Indonesia

At least eight people were killed and 39 others injured when an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia's East Java province, the National Disaster Management Agency said.The agency's spokesman Raditya Jati said on Sunday 1,189 houses...

08-Apr-2021 Jakarta

Indonesia floods: Death toll climbs to 138

The death toll from the floods and landslides triggered by tropical cyclone Seroja in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province has increased to 138, the National Disaster Management Agency said.The agency's head Doni Monardo said that the deaths were reported...

08-Apr-2021 Bijnor (UP)

5 killed in explosion in illegal cracker unit in UP

Five persons were killed and four others were critically injured in an explosion in an illegal cracker factory in Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh.The incident took place on Thursday afternoon in Bakshiwala area in the house of one Yusuf, who was running...

06-Apr-2021 Dhaka

Bangladesh ferry capsize toll reaches 34

The death toll from a ferry capsize in Bangladesh has increased to 34 after more bodies in the Shitalakkhya river in Narayanganj district, officials said on Tuesday.The overcrowded ferry, ML Sabit Al Hasan, carrying some 50 passengers onboard, capsized after...

05-Apr-2021 Dhaka

26 killed in B'desh ferry capsize

At least 26 people were killed after a ferry capsized in the Shitalakkhya river in Bangladesh's Narayanganj district, an official said on Monday.The accident site is about 20 km away from the capital Dhaka.Ershad Hossain, senior duty officer of the Fire...

02-Apr-2021 Taipei (Taiwan)

Deadly train derailment in Taiwan kills 51

At least 51 people were killed when a train collided with a truck and derailed in eastern Taiwan on Friday, officials said, noting that the death toll may rise as recovery efforts continue.The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said late on Friday that...

02-Apr-2021 Taipei (Taiwan)

34 killed in Taiwan train derailment

At least 34 people were killed in a train derailment in Taiwan on Friday, authorities said, adding that 72 passengers were still trapped.At 9.28 a.m. (local time), the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) No. 408 Taroko train en route from Shulin, New Taipei,...

29-Mar-2021 Washington

5 killed in US helicopter crash

A helicopter crash in the area of Knik Glacier in the US state of Alaska, has left five dead and one seriously injured, Alaska State Troopers said.A team from Alaska Rescue Coordination Center was dispatched to the crash site late Saturday night, Xinhua...

27-Mar-2021 Washington

6 dead after tornadoes, storms hit southern US

At least six people were killed after severe tornadoes and storms hit the southern parts of the US, authorities said.At least five deaths and multiple injuries were reported in Calhoun County, Alabama, after a tornado passed through on Thursday evening,...

26-Mar-2021 Cairo

32 killed as 2 trains collide in southern Egypt

At least 32 people were killed and 66 others wounded in Egypt's southern province of Sohag when two trains collided on Friday, according to a government statement that feared the number might rise.The Egypt Health Ministry statement said at least 36 ambulances...

20-Mar-2021 Tokyo

Massive quake rocks Japan, tsunami warning issued

An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck north-eastern Japan on Saturday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for Miyagi prefecture.The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of up to a 1-metre high tsunami in Miyagi and the first...

12-Feb-2021 Islamabad

3 killed in Lahore mosque collapse

Three people were killed and 10 others injured when the dome of an under-construction mosque collapsed in Lahore, local media reported. About 25 labourers were working at the mosque when the dome collapsed on Thursday, Xinhua news agency. The injured people...

24-Jan-2021 Santiago

Two earthquakes jolt Chile

Two earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted Chile's Magallanes and Antarctica region, with no reported casualties or damages, but authorities issued a tsunami warning after the first temblor.According to the National Seismological Centre...

17-Jan-2021 Jakarta

Indonesia earthquake death toll climbs to 56

The number of casualties due to the 6.2-magnitude earthquake which struck Indonesia's West Sulawesi province has increased to to 56, country's National Disaster Management Agency said on Sunday.Agency spokesman Raditya Jati said the number of injured remained...

16-Jan-2021 Jakarta

42 dead, 15,000 displaced in massive Indonesia quake

A massive 6.2 earthquake that jolted Indonesia's West Sulawesi province has so far left 42 people dead, over 800 others injured and some 15,000 displaced, while it also destroyed houses and infrastructures, a disaster official said here on Saturday.Those...

15-Jan-2021 Jakarta

35 killed in massive Indonesia earthquake

At least 35 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's West Sulawesi province on Friday, the National Disaster Management Agency said."Nine people died in Majene district, and 26 others in Mamuju district, bringing the total...

11-Jan-2021 Dhaka

4 killed in B'desh cylinder blast

Four people were killed and 20 injured after a gas cylinder exploded on Monday inside a community kitchen in Gazipur on the outskirts of Bangladesh capital Dhaka, according to an official.Kabirul Alam, an officer of local Kaliakoir fire service station, told...

10-Jan-2021 Jakarta

11 killed, 14 missing in Indonesia landslides

Eleven people were killed, 17 injured and 14 others were reported missing as landslides struck Indonesia's West Java province, a senior disaster agency official said on Sunday.Heavy downpours triggered the landslides at Cihanjuan village of Sumedang district...

10-Jan-2021 Jakarta

Indonesian plane with over 60 people crashes in waters off Jakarta

A passenger plane of Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air carrying over 60 people crashed into waters off Jakarta.Human body parts and debris of the plane were found, Captain EKo Surya Hadi, commander of Trisula coast guard ship, told a local TV on Saturday.The Boeing...

30-Dec-2020 Zagreb

5 dead, 20 injured in massive Croatia earthquake

At least five people were killed and 20 other injured after a massive earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck Croatia, according to authorities.The earthquake jolted Petrinja, a small city about 50 km southeast of the Croatian capital Zagreb,...

05-Dec-2020 Beijing

18 dead, 1 rescued in China mine accident

Eighteen people have died, while one other person was rescued after an accident due to excessive levels of carbon monoxide at a coal mine in China, authorities said on Saturday.The accident took place at around 5 p.m. on Friday at the closed Diaoshuidong colliery...

07-Nov-2020 Mexico City

19 dead in Mexico due to floods, landslides

Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains have left at least 19 people dead and more than 900 houses damaged in Mexico's Chiapas state, authorities said.So far, 20 municipalities in different regions of the state have been affected by overflowing rivers and...

03-Nov-2020 Ankara

4-year-old girl rescued 91 hours after Turkey quake

Turkish rescue workers on Tuesday rescued a four-year-old girl from the debris of a building, 91 hours after a strong earthquake hit the country's western province of Izmir, local media reported.The live footage of the NTV broadcaster showed rescue workers pulling...

03-Nov-2020 Hanoi

Typhoon Molave toll in Vietnam increases to 36

The death toll due to typhoon Molave that slammed Vietnam last week has increased to 36, while 46 others were still reported missing, disaster management officials said on Tuesday.The fatalities were recorded in Quang Nam, Nghe An, Dak Lak and Gia Lai provinces,...

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