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Up to 25 feared dead in raid on migrant boat

Up to 25 feared dead in raid on migrant boat

Oct 22, –  German NGO Sea-Watch, which is taking part in the multinational search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean, said the tragedy happened after its boat Sea-Watch 2 and a passing oil tanker were sent to help the distressed dinghy in the early hours. Up to 25 people were missing, feared drowned, Friday after […]

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At least 23 die in hospital fire in eastern India

At least 23 die in hospital fire in eastern India

Oct 18, –  Minister J.P. Nadda disclosed the death toll from the fire at the Sum Hospital in the city of Bhubaneswar in an interview with the Times Now TV news station. Doctors at two local hospitals told the Press Trust of India news agency that 22 people were dead on arrival at their facilities. […]

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32 people missing in China landslides following typhoon

32 people missing in China landslides following typhoon

Sep 29, – A rescue operation was underway in Sucun village in China’s Zhejiang province, south of the financial hub of Shanghai, after it was hit by a landslide on Wednesday evening, leaving 26 missing, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. At least 32 people were reported missing Thursday after rain-saturated hillsides collapsed onto villages […]

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33 people spend night stuck in cable cars over Alps

33 people spend night stuck in cable cars over Alps

Sep 09, – The cable cars got stuck at 3:40pm (1340 GMT) Thursday at an altitude of 3,800 metres (12,500 feet) in the French Alps after an unexplained technical incident, initially with 110 people on board. Some 33 tourists, including a 10-year-old child, spent the night stuck in cable cars thousands of metres up among […]

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Myanmar mine landslide toll tops 100

Myanmar mine landslide toll tops 100

Nov 23, – Authorities in the remote town of Hpakant, the epicentre of the world’s production of highly valuable jade, have pulled scores of bodies from the earth since a huge mountain of debris collapsed onto dozens of flimsy shacks early on Saturday morning. Rescuers were searching for victims of a huge mine landslide in […]

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Peru bus plunge kills 51, including 14 children

Peru bus plunge kills 51, including 14 children

Oct 13, – The accident occurred Friday night as the red-and-yellow cargo truck made its way back from a party in the provincial capital of Santa Teresa, an area about 310 miles (500 kilometers) southeast of Lima. It went off the road and fell about 650 feet (200 meters) into a deep ravine, ending up […]

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Woman pulled from rubble after 17 days, brings new hope to Bangladesh

Woman pulled from rubble after 17 days, brings new hope to Bangladesh

May 11, AP – Seamstress Reshma Begum was found alive and relatively well on Friday amidst the ruins of a collapsed garment factory near the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka. The young woman feared for her life every day for two weeks following the collapse of the eight-storey building on April 24. Rescue crews pulled a […]

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