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Several dead, injured after plane splits into two crashes into California homes

Several dead, injured after plane splits into two crashes into California homes

Small plane crashed into California homes killing three people and two were injured when a plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire, authorities said. The passengers boarded on the plane were a husband, wife and three teenagers on the plane that had just […]

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
25 people still missing at site of deadly Iran building collapse

25 people still missing at site of deadly Iran building collapse

Rescue teams in the Iranian capital worked through the night and into the day Friday to try and reach firefighters and other victims believed to be under the rubble of a commercial building that collapsed in Tehran the previous day. Iranian officials have yet to offer definitive casualty figures for the disaster. Iran’s state-run Press […]

January 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Passenger trains collide in Iran 44 killed, 103 injured

Passenger trains collide in Iran 44 killed, 103 injured

Forty-four people were killed and 103 injured when one Iranian passenger train collided with another at a station about 150 miles (250 km) east of the capital Tehran, state media reported. “I was sleeping when the crash happened. I thought it was an air strike … When I opened my eyes, there was blood everywhere,” […]

November 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 40 killed in China construction accident- Xinhua

At least 40 killed in China construction accident- Xinhua

At least 40 people were killed in a scaffolding collapse Thursday morning at a construction site in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangxi, state media reported. A work platform at a power plant cooling tower being built in the city of Fengcheng came tumbling down at about 7:30 a.m., an official with the local Work […]

November 24, 2016 | By | Reply More
China blast kills 15 miners, 18 missing- state media

China blast kills 15 miners, 18 missing- state media

Fifteen miners are confirmed dead and 18 missing after a coal mine explosion in southwest China Monday, state media reported, the latest mining disaster in the country. More than 200 rescue workers including firefighters, armed police and mine experts are searching shafts at the Jinshangou mine in the town of Laisu in the Chongqing Municipality’s […]

November 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
At least 16 dead in Moscow warehouse fire- ministry

At least 16 dead in Moscow warehouse fire- ministry

Aug 27, – “When the fire was being put out, a room that had been cut off by the flames was discovered,” TASS news agency quoted the regional branch of the emergency ministry’s press service as saying. At least 16 migrant workers died in a fire that broke out at a Moscow warehouse on Saturday […]

August 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
China power station explosion ‘kills at least 21’

China power station explosion ‘kills at least 21’

Aug  11, – The blast, which Xinhua said happened in a high-pressure steam pipeline, came a day before the first anniversary of giant explosions that killed at least 165 people in the northern port city of Tianjin. A pipeline explosion at a power station in China killed at least 21 people and injured five more […]

August 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fire kills 13 after birthday cake falls to floor in French bar

Fire kills 13 after birthday cake falls to floor in French bar

Aug 06, – The fire broke out in the basement of the popular Cuba Libre bar and quickly engulfed the room where some 20 people were celebrating, filling it with thick black smoke and poisonous fumes, a Rouen police officer told Reuters. A fire swept through a bar in the northern French city of Rouen […]

August 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Emirates passenger jet catches fire in Dubai, Firefighter killed

Emirates passenger jet catches fire in Dubai, Firefighter killed

Aug  03, – The exact circumstances of the accident involving a Boeing 777 flying from India with 300 people on board were not immediately clear. Hundreds of passengers fled an Emirates airliner that crash-landed and caught fire in Dubai Wednesday, resulting in the death of a firefighter and a four-hour shutdown of the busy airport […]

August 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Massive fire in downtown Cairo kills 3, injuries 91

Massive fire in downtown Cairo kills 3, injuries 91

May 09, – The fire started shortly after midnight inside the six-story Hotel Andalusia in the populous and dilapidated Ataba neighborhood. The flames quickly spread to at least three adjacent buildings, including a warehouse, according to an Interior Ministry statement carried by the state-run MENA news agency. A massive fire engulfed a hotel and several […]

May 9, 2016 | By | Reply More