52 feared dead in Afghanistan landslide

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 | Leave a Comment

KABUL: At least 52 people, mostly women and children, are feared dead after a landslide swept through a village in Afghanistan´s remote mountainous northeast Tuesday, the latest natural disaster in the war-torn nation, officials said. The disaster, which buried dozens of houses in Badakhshan province, comes nearly a year after another landslide triggered by heavy rains killed at least 300 people in the isolated region. The... 

‘Heavy toll’ feared after Boko Haram attacks Niger army

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Niamey: Boko Haram militants attacked troops from Niger on an island base in Lake Chad, the government said Saturday, in a raid believed to have taken a heavy toll on the army. “At dawn on April 25, fighters from the terrorist group Boko Haram riding motorised canoes attacked the island of Karamga, a position northwest of the town of Bosso held by our defence and security forces,” the ministry of defence said.... 

700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwreck

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 | Leave a Comment

ROME: Seven hundred people are feared to have drowned when a fishing boat smuggling migrants to Europe capsized off Libya, the UN´s refugee agency said Sunday, in what could be the deadliest Mediterranean migrant disaster yet. Only 28 people survived the capsize, UNHCR spokeswoman Carlotta Sami told the Skytg24 news channel in Italy. The survivors indicated there had been more than 700 on board, she said. The Maltese... 

Bangladesh building collapse kills five dozens feared trapped

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

DHAKA: Five workers were confirmed dead and dozens more are feared trapped after the roof of a half-built cement factory collapsed in southern Bangladesh on Thursday, police and rescuers said. At least six people are in a critical condition after the accident at a building site in the port city of Mongla, local police chief Jahedur Rahman told AFP. It was unclear how many people were trapped, with Rahman saying no more... 

Eleven feared dead in US military helicopter crash

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 | Leave a Comment

MIAMI: Seven US Marines and four aircrew were feared dead Wednesday after an army helicopter crashed during a night training exercise in Florida, military officials said. The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was reported missing Tuesday around 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Wednesday) near Eglin Air Force Base. The area was under heavy fog. A US military official told AFP that all 11 personnel were feared dead, but officials were still... 

300 feared drowned in new Mediterranean boat tragedy

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Rome: More than 300 migrants were feared drowned Wednesday after their overcrowded dinghies sank in the Mediterranean, the latest boat disaster on the perilous crossing from Africa to Europe. The victims were among migrants mainly from sub-Saharan Africa who had left the coast of Libya at the weekend in four small boats, the UN refugee agency said. “This is a tragedy on an enormous scale and a stark reminder that... 

At least 24 feared dead as bus plunges into Nepal river

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 | Leave a Comment

KATHMANDU: At least 24 people were feared dead when a passenger bus plunged Thursday into a river in mountainous western Nepal, triggering a search operation for any survivors, police said. The bus, carrying at least 45 passengers, veered off a narrow road in Jajarkot region in the morning, police officer Sher Bahadur Chaudhary said. “At least two dozen passengers are feared dead,” Chaudhary told from Jajarkot. With... 

IS seize Kurdish HQ in Syria’s Kobane massacre feared

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SURUC: Islamic State fighters have captured the headquarters of Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town of Kobane, with a UN envoy warning thousands would likely be massacred if it falls to them. Outgunned Kurdish militia were struggling to prevent the fighters closing off the last escape route for civilians still in the area, prompting an appeal Friday for urgent military assistance. US-led warplanes have intensified... 

15 feared dead in Bulgaria explosives blast

Posted by on Oct 02, 2014 | Leave a Comment

SOFIA: Fifteen people were feared dead Thursday after a blast flattened a Bulgarian explosives plant that decommissioned landmines, with the government saying there was “minimal” chance of finding survivors. “There are no signs of life at the site of the explosion” that ripped through the plant near the northwestern village of Gorni Lom late on Wednesday, civil defence force director Nikolay Nikolov... 

More than 30 feared dead on Japan volcano police

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 | Leave a Comment

OTAKI: The first deaths were confirmed Sunday among more than 30 hikers feared killed near the peak of a Japanese volcano that erupted without warning, spewing ash, rocks and steam. Rescue workers battling rocketing levels of sulphurous gas found 31 people in “cardiac arrest” near the summit of 3,067-metre (10,121-foot) Mount Ontake, which erupted around noon on Saturday, police and local officials said. The... 
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