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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,...

02-Nov-2020 Manila

Death toll from typhoon Goni in Philippines reaches 16

The death toll due to typhoon Goni, this year's strongest storm to hit Philippines this year, has increased to 16 on Monday, a day after it made landfall in the the country's main Luzon island, according to the disaster management agency.The Office of Civil...

31-Oct-2020 Hanoi

Typhoon Molave leaves 27 dead, 50 missing in Vietnam

Floods and landslides triggered by typhoon Molave in Vietnam have left 27 people dead, 50 missing and 67 injured as of Saturday morning, according to authorities.The country's Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said the fatalities...

29-Oct-2020 Hanoi

8 dead, 45 missing in Vietnam landslides

At least eight people died and 45 others were reported missing in two separate landslides in Vietnam on Thursday after the country was hit by typhoon Molave, bringing with it heavy rains and strong winds, according to state media.Two separate landslides...

27-Oct-2020 Manila

3 killed, 13 missing in Philippines typhoon

At least three people were killed and 13 others reported missing as typhoon Molave slammed the Philippines, triggering flash floods and widespread destruction, a disaster  agency official said on Tuesday.National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management...

25-Oct-2020 Hanoi (Vietnam)

130 dead, 18 missing in Vietnam floods, landslides

At least 130 people have died, while 18 others were reported missing due to floods and landslides caused by incessant rains in Vietnam, disaster management authorities said on Sunday.In a statement, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention...

21-Oct-2020 Karachi

5 dead, 20 injured in Karachi building explosion

At least five people were killed and 20 others injured in an explosion in a multi-storey building in Karachi's Gulshan-i-Iqbal area on Wednesday, according to officials.While the cause of the explosion suspected to have taken place on the second floor is...

19-Oct-2020 Hanoi (Vietnam)

90 dead, 34 missing in Vietnam floods, landslides

At least 90 people have died, while 34 others were reported missing due to floods and landslides caused by the incessant rains in Vietnam over the last two weeks, disaster management authorities said on Monday.In a statement, the Central Steering Committee...

14-Oct-2020 Hanoi (Vietnam)

Death toll rises to 36 in Vietnam's floods, landslides

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy downpours have killed 36 people and left 12 others missing in central Vietnam over the past days, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Wednesday.The death toll increased...

14-Oct-2020 Kabul

15 feared dead after two army helicopters collide in Afghanistan

At least 15 people were feared killed after two Afghan army helicopters collided in midair in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province.The accident occurred in Nawa-i-Barakzayi district, southwest of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, on Tuesday midnight,...

22-Sep-2020 Jakarta

2 killed, 20 injured in Jakarta floods

At least two people were killed, 20 others injured and one person reported as missing after flash floods and landslides lashed the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and its surrounding areas, disaster agency officials said on Tuesday.Due to torrential rains...

14-Sep-2020 San Francisco

Around 19 killed, 3.2 mln acres burned in California wildfires

There have been at least 19 people killed in the past month, 3.2 million acres (about 12,950 square km) burned, and 4,000 structures destroyed in the fires across the US state of California, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection...

13-Sep-2020 Kathmandu

9 killed, 22 missing in Nepal landslides

At least nine people were killed and 22 reported missing in two separate landslides in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district on Sunday, a senior official said."Nine dead bodies have been recovered from the landslides while search operations are undergoing to...

20-Aug-2020 Islamabad

Heavy rains kill 24 in Pakistan

At least 24 people were killed as heavy rains lashed Pakistan's Punjab province on Thursday, officials said.Rescue officials told local media that several houses have been completely destroyed and the majority of the victims were killed due to roof collapse...

16-Aug-2020 Kathmandu

18 dead, 21 missing in massive Nepal landslide

At least 18 people have been killed and 21 others reported missing after a massive landslide hit Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district, authorities said on Sunday, adding that a search and rescue operation was ongoing in the affected area.The landslide, which...

06-Aug-2020 Beirut

Satellite images show scale of destruction after Beirut explosions

New satellite imgages show the aftermath of explosions at a port here that has left at least 135 people dead and thousands injured.An image taken by the satellite company BlackSky shows extensive damage at the port following the blasts that took place on...

05-Aug-2020 Beirut

100 killed, nearly 4K injured in Beirut blasts

As many as 100 people were killed and nearly 4,000 injured in two huge explosions that rocked downtown Beirut, the Lebanese Red Cross said on Wednesday.The blasts took place on Tuesday evening (around 6.10 p.m. local time), shaking buildings all over the...

01-Aug-2020 Kabul

16 killed in Afghan flash floods

At least 16 people were killed in flash floods in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province, a senior official said on Saturday.The flash floods took place on Friday night in the Qalatak area following heavy rains, said TOLO News quoted Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman...

18-Jul-2020 Jakarta

67 missing, 14k displaced in Indonesia floods

Sixty-seven people have been reported missing, while more than 14,000 others were displaced due to flash floods in Indonesia's Sulawesi province, authorities said on Saturday, adding that search and rescue operations were underway.So far, rescue teams have retrieved...

16-Jul-2020 Ankara

Reconnaissance plane crash in Turkey kills 7

Seven security personnel were killed after a reconnaissance plane crashed in Turkey's Van province, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Thursday.Soylu, who has arrived at the accident site, told reporters that the plane crashed on Mount Artos at an altitude...

30-Jul-2019 Islamabad

Rain claims 16 lives in Pakistan's Sindh

As many as 16 people died in Karachi and other parts of Pakistan's Sindh province as the first spell of monsoon rain wreaked havoc causing gridlock and flooding in several districts, officials said.The two government-run healthcare facilities in the city...

30-Jul-2019 Rawalpindi

18 killed in Pakistan Army plane crash

At least 18 people were killed and 13 injured on Tuesday when a Pakistan Army training aircraft crashed into a residential area near Rawalpindi city.Five crew members, including two pilots, and 13 civilians were among the dead, according to rescue services.The...

30-Jul-2019 Rawalpindi

17 killed in Pak army plane crash

At least 17 people were killed, including two pilots and five military personnel, when a plane of the Pakistan Army Aviation crashed in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.Soon after the crash near Mora Kalu area, a massive fire broke out that engulfed several houses...

29-Jul-2019 Yangon

18 killed in landslide at jade mine in Myanmar

Rescue efforts continued on Monday in the search for survivors amid the debris following an accident inside a jade mine in northern Myanmar, from which at least 18 bodies have been recovered so far.The fire services department said that a landslide occurred...

27-Jul-2019 Manila

8 killed, 60 injured in series of quakes in Philippines

At least eight persons were killed and around 60 injured in the Philippines after a series of earthquakes struck the northern Batanes islands in the early hours of Saturday, authorities said.Authorities warned the people to stay inside their homes ahead...

27-Jul-2019 Seoul

S.Korea nightclub wall collapse: 2 killed, many injured

Two persons were killed and dozens injured, including athletes participating in the ongoing World Aquatic Championships, following a wall collapse at a popular South Korean nightclub on Saturday, officials said.Nine of the injured are foreign athletes comprising...

24-Jul-2019 Beijing

12 killed, 34 missing in China landslides

At least 12 people have been killed after two landslides hit China's Guizhou province, authorities said on Wednesday.State broadcaster CCTV reported that a landslide on Tuesday night buried 21 houses and caused 11 deaths in Guizhou province's Shuicheng...

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