Death Toll

  • Canada blames Hamas for Gaza dead 17 hours 31 minutes ago

    Ottawa: Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has blamed Hamas for the heavy loss of civilian life caused by Israel's deadly strikes on the Gaza Strip. At least 110 people were killed on Wednesday alone in Gaza, one of the most densely populated areas in the world, as the Palestinian death...
  • 32 more killed as Israel shells Gaza, death toll hits 1,262 Yesterday

    Jerusalem: At least 32 more people were killed early on Wednesday in Gaza in Israeli bombardment, a day after over 100 Palestinians died in one of the bloodiest days in the three-week conflict as deadly fighting raged unabated between Israel and Hamas and the death toll reached 1,262. Israeli military shelled...
  • John Kerry pushes for Gaza truce as death toll tops 700 1 week ago

    Jerusalem: The death toll in Gaza topped 700 on Thursday as Israeli tank fire before dawn killed 16 people in the Hamas-dominated coastal territory, including six members of the same family, Palestinian health officials said. The continued violence defied world efforts to achieve a ceasefire between Israel and the Islamist group...
  • Israel presses blistering attack on Gaza, toll rises to 572 July 22, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel on Monday pressed on with its heavy bombardment of Gaza and foiled major infiltration attempts by Hamas on the 14th day of the conflict that has killed 572 Palestinians and 27 Israelis, even as the UN and the US called for an "immediate ceasefire". A day after Israel's deadliest...
  • Israel expands Gaza offensive, death toll spirals towards 400 July 20, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Over 40 Palestinians were killed on Sunday in Israel's fiercest attack on Gaza since the start of its offensive 13 days ago, as the death toll in the conflict spiralled towards 400 after the Israeli assault was expanded to pound Hamas targets. Hundreds of Palestinians fled in panic into Gaza...
  • Israeli PM accuses Hamas militants of using civilians as human shields July 20, 2014

    The death toll in Gaza over 12 days has crossed 300. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Hamas militants of using civilians as human shields and said his troops did not want to harm a 'single innocent person'. But the UN has estimated that more than 70 per cent of...
  • Philippine typhoon toll nears 100, new storm brings rains July 20, 2014

    Manila: The death toll from Typhoon Rammasun in the Philippines rose to 94 with six missing as another storm brought rains to the ravaged areas, authorities said. The reports of fatalities came in as repairmen struggled to restore electricity to hundreds of thousands of households who have been without power since...
  • Gaza toll hits 342 on day 12, UN chief heads to region July 20, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel on Saturday pressed on with its lethal ground offensive and intensive airstrikes across Gaza, killing 46 Palestinians including children in one of the bloodiest days of fighting as the death toll rose to 342 with the UN chief set to visit the region. Israeli tanks plunged deeper into Gaza...
  • Philippines typhoon toll soars as new storm threatens July 19, 2014

    Manila: The disaster-weary Philippines braced for a second severe storm in five days on Saturday as the death toll from Typhoon Rammasun surged to 77, officials said. While Tropical Storm Matmo was not forecast to hit the main island of Luzon, the weather service warned it would still bring heavy rains...
  • Family of 8 killed in Gaza, as UN's Ban heads to region July 19, 2014

    Gaza: Israel's Gaza ground assault sent the Palestinian death toll soaring to 296 as UN chief Ban Ki-moon headed to the region on Saturday to bolster efforts to clinch a truce. The new peace effort came as eight members of a single family were killed in Israeli tank fire in northern...
  • Gaza toll hits 258 on day 11 of Israeli campaign July 18, 2014

    Gaza: The death toll in Gaza hit 258 early on Friday as Israel pressed a ground offensive on the 11th day of a massive operation to stamp out militant rocket fire. The latest deaths were of four family members in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza, with another two killed in the...
  • Israel deploys more missile interceptors, Gaza death toll up to 125 July 12, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel rushed an eighth missile interceptor battery into service on Saturday to counter stronger-than-expected rocket fire from Gaza as the military pounded positions in the Palestinian enclave for a fifth day, killing 19 people, medics said. The Jewish state kept options open for a possible ground offensive into densely populated...
  • Pilgrim count at Amarnath cave crosses 1-lakh mark, 2 more die July 6, 2014

    Srinagar: The number of pilgrims who have paid obeisance to the holy ice lingam at Amarnath shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas crossed the one-lakh mark on Sunday, even as two more devotees died of heart attack, taking the death toll during the Yatra this year to 12. As many as 1,12,143...
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll mounts to 61 July 3, 2014

    Chennai: Six days after an 11-storeyed building collapsed in the outskirts of Chennai, death toll in the tragedy has now risen to 61. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered for a one-man probe commission headed by an ex-judge to look into the building collapse. The inquiry commission will probe reasons...
  • News 360: TMC says 'rape for revenge' matter over, no action against MP July 2, 2014

    The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday gave a clean chit to its Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal for his 'rape for revenge' remark. TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien said that the matter is over now. "The TMC is satisfied with the tone and tenor of the Tapas Pal's apology letter....
  • Chennai building collapse: Death toll mounts to 33 July 1, 2014

    Chennai: Four days on and rescue operations are still on at the site where an 11-storey building collapsed in Chennai. Death toll has now risen to 33. Of the many people, mainly workers stuck in the building, 27 people have so far been pulled out of the debris. NDRF team...
  • MERS toll surges to 282 in Saudi Arabia June 4, 2014

    The death toll from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus in Saudi Arabia has surged to 282 after recalculations, the health ministry announced on Tuesday. A total of 688 cases have been confirmed in the Gulf kingdom since the first case was registered in 2012, according to the ministry's rigorous...
  • Delhi: Death toll in dust storm goes up to 14 May 31, 2014

    NEW DELHI: The death toll in the powerful dust storm has increased to 14 today even as many areas in the city remained without electricity for over 24 hours due to delay in restoration of damaged power transmission lines. Some areas in the city faced severe water shortage as a number...
  • Gorakhdham Express mishap: Death toll climbs to 22, efforts on to clear the track May 27, 2014

    With the recovery of eight more bodies, the death toll in the Delhi-Gorakhpur train accident has climbed to 22 on Tuesday. "Eight more bodies have been recovered by the rescue teams since last night and 103 others have been injured," District Magistrate Bharat Lal said. Gas cutter are being used to cut...
  • Turkey: Coal mine deaths rise to 282 May 15, 2014

    Rescue teams recovered eight more victims of Turkey's worst mining accident on Thursday, raising the death toll to 282 in a disaster that has thrown Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's presidential ambitions off stride. Hundreds of people were attending funerals for the victims in the western mining town of Soma; dozens...
  • Heat wave continues to lash Odisha, 42 dead May 3, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Heat wave continues to lash Odisha as 42 people die in the state this summer season. Government, however, has kept the toll at 10. "The toll which stood at eight yesterday, soared to ten with two fresh casualties reported during the day," Odhisa's Special Relief Commissioner's office said. Three persons...
  • Rescuers struggle to help Afghans hit by landslide, over 2100 killed May 3, 2014

    Afghan rescuers and hundreds of volunteers armed with shovels and little more than their bare hands dug through earth and mud on Saturday looking for survivors or bodies of loved ones killed by a massive landslide in the remote northeast. Figures on the number of people killed and missing in the...
  • South Korea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher April 23, 2014

    Jindo (South Korea): The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims. The victims are overwhelmingly students of a single high school...
  • Washignton landslide death toll doubles to 8 March 24, 2014

    Searchers found five more bodies Sunday in the tangled sludge of a massive landslide in rural Washington state, bringing the death toll to at least eight from the wall of debris that swept through a small riverside neighborhood. Snohomish County sheriff's Lt. Rob Palmer said four more bodies were discovered late...
  • EU seeks peace as Ukraine death toll reaches 100 February 21, 2014

    European Union ministers sought to broker a political settlement in Ukraine after gun battles between police and anti-government protesters brought the death toll to 75 in two days of the worst violence in the country since Soviet times. Three hours of fierce fighting in Kiev's Independence Square, which was recaptured by...
  • Odisha: Rahul Gandhi to visit families of boat capsize victims February 10, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: After 12 people lost their lives in a boat tragedy in Odisha, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will visit Sambalpur on Monday to meet families of the victims. On Sunday evening, a boat carrying people on a picnic, capsized in the Hirakud dam reservoir in Sambhalpur. Even as 12 bodies...
  • Brazil floods: Death toll climbs to 14 January 17, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: The death toll from flash floods that devastated Itaoca, a small Brazilian town in southeastern state of Sao Paulo, earlier this week climbed to 14 after two more bodies were found on Thursday, authorities said. The toll could still rise, as civil defence officials said some residents remain...
  • 9 burnt alive as fire breaks out in Bandra-Dehradun train January 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Nine people died as a fire broke out on the Bandra-Dehradun Express around 2.30 am on Wednesday morning. The fire engulfed three coaches of the train just a few of hours after it left Mumbai's Bandra Railway Terminus. The flames caught the sleeping passengers unawares resulting in the tragedy. "My...
  • Death toll in Russia's bombings rises to 33: Report December 31, 2013

    Two more people wounded by suicide bombings in the Russian city of Volgograd have died, increasing the death toll in the attacks to 33, Interfax news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the country's emergencies ministry. The city's railway station was bombed on Sunday and a bus was ripped apart on Monday,...
  • Death toll crosses 6000 in Haiyan hit Philippines, about 1700 still missing December 13, 2013

    The number of people killed from typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines crossed 6,000, authorities said on Friday. The total number of those who perished from the typhoon that hit most parts of the central Philippines on November 8 climbed to 6,009, while 1,779 are missing, Philippines' National Disaster Risk Reduction and...