India building collapse rescue ends with 61 dead

Posted by on Jul 04, 2014 | Leave a Comment

NEW DELHI: Rescue efforts at a building which collapsed last weekend in southern India wound up Friday with the final death toll at 61, an official said. The 11-storey apartment tower on the outskirts of Tamil Nadu´s state capital Chennai, which was still under construction, came crashing down on Saturday following heavy rains, killing mainly labourers. Karuna Sagar, a senior officer with the Tamil Nadu state police... 

Death toll in India building collapse hits 42

Posted by on Jul 02, 2014 | Leave a Comment

NEW DELHI: Emergency teams pulled 11 more bodies from the rubble of a collapsed building in southern India overnight, but had not given up hope of finding survivors of the weekend tragedy, officials said Wednesday. Karuna Sagar, a senior officer with the Tamil Nadu state police force, said the confirmed death toll from the disaster on the outskirts of Chennai now stood at 42. At least five people were still unaccounted... 

Kenyan cargo plane crashes into building after takeoff authorities

Posted by on Jul 02, 2014 | Leave a Comment

NAIROBI: A cargo air plane crashed into a commercial building shortly after takeoff Wednesday from the Kenyan capital´s main airport, the busiest in East Africa, aviation authorities said. “A Fokker 50 cargo plane with four people onboard has this morning crashed at a commercial building,” after taking off from Nairobi´s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Kenya Airports authority said in a statement.... 

Eight women locked in building die in Philippine fire

Posted by on May 30, 2014 | Leave a Comment

MANILA: Eight women died in the Philippine capital on Friday as a fire engulfed a building in which they had been locked in by their employer, police said. Eight other women survived the blaze by climbing to the roof of the two-storey building and jumping off, said police officer Cris Gabutin, an investigator in the case. “They said the gate was locked. It was dark and they could not find a way out. It was a lucky... 

Peace talks Confidence building process begins says Ibrahim

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 | Leave a Comment

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At least 11 hurt as New York building explodes collapses

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment

NEW YORK: At least 11 people were injured as a residential building at East Harlem neighbourgood exploded and collapsed on Wednesday, sparking a serious fire and engulfing the area in thick smoke. According to US media, East Harlem residents reported hearing a large explosion in the six-story apartment building around 9:30 a.m. There are reports that people are trapped after part of the building collapsed. It is unclear... 

Student tragedy in S Korea as building collapse kills 10

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SEOUL: At least 10 people were killed and more than 100 injured when an auditorium packed with students collapsed at a resort near the southern South Korean city of Gyeongju, officials said Tuesday. More than 560 college students participating in a freshman orientation were believed to have been attending a concert in the building when the roof caved in on Monday — apparently under the weight of heavy snow —... 

Peshawar Underconstruction building roof collapses 20 injured retrieved

Posted by on Feb 02, 2014 | Leave a Comment

PESHAWAR: As the roof of an under-construction building at Jamil Chowk collapsed, scores of persons feared to have been buried under the debris on Sunday morning here, Geo News reported. Rescue sources said that 20 persons sustaining minor injuries were immediately retrieved from beneath the huge debris of the roof of an under-construction building that caved in near Jamil Chowk this morning. It is feared that some more... 

Karachi Servant 10 critical after being thrown off the building

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: A minor servant was rushed to hospital with serious multiple injures after he was allegedly thrown off an apartment building most probably by his own employer, Geo News reported. Harish, 10, was serving as a domestic at Dr Manhail’s flat located in Clifton Block-5, one of cities swish neighborhoods. The doctors at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre’s (JPMC) emergency department say the child... 

Karachi residential building fire extinguished

Posted by on Jan 07, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KARACHI: A fire that had broken out in a residential building has been extinguished, Geo News reported quoting fire brigade officials Tuesday night. A fire department official said that fire fighters with the help of 13 fire tenders finally succeeded in putting out the blaze within a couple of hours. According to sources, the fire destroyed furniture and other accessories in the building, however, no casualties were...