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Passenger plane crash lands at Wau airport leaving 44 people dead

Passenger plane crash lands at Wau airport leaving 44 people dead

As many as 44 people are feared dead after a plane crash landed and split into pieces at an airport in South Sudan. Passengers were pulled from the burning wreckage after the plane belonging to South Supreme Airlines crashed at the north-eastern town of Wau on Monday. Photos showed the scorched pieces of the plane […]

March 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Italy earthquake death toll rises to 247- regional officials

Italy earthquake death toll rises to 247- regional officials

Aug 25, – Hundreds of others were injured, some critically, and an unknown number were trapped under the ruins of collapsed buildings after Wednesday’s pre-dawn quake. The death toll from a powerful earthquake that shook central Italy rise to 247 on Thursday, officials said, as rescuers desperately searched for survivors in the rubble of devastated […]

August 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 22 killed in Italy head-on train collision

At least 22 killed in Italy head-on train collision

July  12, – Emergency services raced to extract people from the wreckage of smashed carriages thrown across a single track into olive groves near the town of Andria, in what one witness described as an “apocalyptic scene”. At least 22 people were killed Tuesday in a head-on collision between two passenger trains in the southern […]

July 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Police battle Bangkok protesters with tear gas

Police battle Bangkok protesters with tear gas

Dec 01, – At least three people have been killed and 54 wounded in skirmishes so far, according to police and emergency services. Most of the casualties occurred at a Bangkok stadium where gunshots rang out early Sunday for the second day and the body of one protester shot in the chest lay face-up on […]

December 1, 2013 | By | Reply More
Fighter jet crashes in Switzerland

Fighter jet crashes in Switzerland

Oct 23, – Authorities say the crash happened near a military airport in Alpnachstad in the Lake Lucerne region. The Swiss Defense Department says the cause of the crash remains unknown. A helicopter and emergency services were deployed at the crash site. A nearby railway line and road were closed. The Swiss military says that […]

October 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Firefighters battle large wildfire west of Spain’s capital

Firefighters battle large wildfire west of Spain’s capital

Aug 04, MADRID – A Spanish official says more than 550 firefighters backed by 17 water-carrying aircraft are trying to bring a large wildfire under control 92 kilometers (57 miles) west of Madrid. Regional government spokesman Francisco Jose Sanchez says that although the flames, which were first detected Saturday, are still raging out of control […]

August 4, 2013 | By | Reply More