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At least 20 dead,10 missing as boat capsizes in India

At least 20 dead,10 missing as boat capsizes in India

At least 20 people died Saturday after a boat carrying some 40 revellers returning from a kite festival capsized in the Ganges river in eastern India, police said. “We can confirm that 20 people have died. Rescue operations are on to find those still missing,” Manu Maharaj, senior police superintendent, told. TV footage showed emergency […]

January 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
13 dead, 200 injured in Tanzania earthquake- local official

13 dead, 200 injured in Tanzania earthquake- local official

Sep 11, – “The toll has climbed from 11 people dead to 13 and from 192 injured to 203,” said Deodatus Kinawilo, District Commissioner for Bukoba, the town close to the epicentre of the quake. At least 13 people were killed and 203 injured in northwest Tanzania when a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit the country […]

September 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Syria’s first responders- ‘Most dangerous job in the world’

Syria’s first responders- ‘Most dangerous job in the world’

Aug  20, – “We called out: ‘We are the Civil Defense, is anyone able to hear us?’” Fadlallah said of the rescue operation earlier this summer. “They were on the first floor, with four floors above them, but they were protected by the ceiling, which had collapsed at a slant.” It took Mahmoud Fadlallah and […]

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French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libya coast

French patrol ship rescues 217 migrants off Libya coast

Apr 02, – The Commandant Birot helped several dozen people in distress and intercepted two suspected people smugglers, according to the statement. A French patrol ship rescued 217 migrants from three small boats that had run into trouble off the coast of Libya on Saturday, the maritime police said in a statement. “The intercepted vessels […]

May 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Bad weather halts rescue operations, says Indian army

Bad weather halts rescue operations, says Indian army

June 23, GAUCHAR, India (AP) — The army suspended helicopter flights to rescue people stranded in Uttarakhand after dense fog descended on the Himalayan region. Instead, troops built makeshift bridges and people were being brought to safety by road, Brig. Uma Maheshwar said. Bad weather was hampering efforts Sunday to evacuate thousands of people stranded […]

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