CASUALTIES

  • China's showpiece fighter jet crashes on test flight; 7 hurt November 16, 2014

    Beijing: At least seven persons were injured when an advanced Chinese multi-role fighter jet crashed into a residential compound during a test flight in the country's southwest. The pilot ejected safely but at least seven persons received burn injuries after the jet struck a newly constructed residential building before plunging into...
  • Slight intensity earhtquake shakes Meghalaya October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A slight earthquake measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale jolted East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya early on Tuesday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, the epicenter of the earthquake, which took place at 0055 hrs (IST), was located at 25.6 degrees North Latitude and 91.9 degrees East...
  • Typhoon slams into northeastern Philippines September 14, 2014

    Manila, Philippines: A fastmoving typhoon slammed into the northeastern Philippines on Sunday, sparking warnings of possible landslides, flash floods and storm surges. Typhoon Kalmaegi, with sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour (81 miles per hour) and gusts of 160 kph (99 mph), blew into the boundary of Cagayan and Isabela...
  • Nepal artificial lake bursts suddenly, no casualties September 7, 2014

    Kathmandu: A vast artificial lake, formed after a massive landslide that blocked the Sunkoshi river in NorthEast Nepal last month, burst suddenly on Sunday morning but no casualties have been reported in the downstream areas so far. Following the burst, the waterlevel in the lake has decreased by 18 metres,...
  • Rain woes continue; 32 people killed in floods in Uttarakhand, lakhs displaced in north India August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Heavy rains and flash floods continue to wreak havoc across north India. Many people have been killed and lakhs have been displaced as swelling rivers and landslides destroyed farmlands and crumbled homes. Major parts of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are facing severe flooding due to the monsoons. In...
  • Fire breaks out at ISKCON temple, no casualty reported August 7, 2014

    A fire broke out in the administrative complex of an ISKCON temple late Wednesday night destroying many important documents and items. Fire engines were immediately rushed to the spot and the blaze was doused after more than three hours of firefighting, according to fire officials. There was no casualty in the fire,...
  • Three dead, flood threat issued in 12 districts in Odisha August 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: As incessant torrential rains claimed three lives and posed flood threat in Mahanadi river and other rivers in Odisha, the state government today alerted 12 districts to gear up for any eventuality as heavy downpour is likely to pound some areas due to a deep depression. Collectors of 12 districts...
  • Pune landslide toll mounts, 106 bodies recovered so far August 3, 2014

    Pune: The death toll in the Malin village landslide continued to mount steadily with the recovery of 106 bodies so far, as National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF)personnel continued rescue operations for the fifth day, negotiating inclement weather, rain and slushy terrain. The dead include 43 men, 48 women and 15 children,...
  • Death toll in China's factory blast goes up to 71 August 3, 2014

    Beijing: The death toll from the deadly explosion at a metal factory in east China's Jiangsu Province rose to 71 on Sunday as doctors battled to save the lives of 187 injured workers. Initial investigations indicated that sparks had ignited dust on Saturday at the car wheel polishing plant in Kunshan,...
  • Pune Landslide: Death toll rises to 82; Sludge hampering rescue operations, says NDRF August 2, 2014

    Rescue operations are in full swing in Pune's Ambegaon Taluka after a landslide swept away 40 homes in the area. The death toll has now risen to 82, while 100 people are still feared to be trapped under the mud and debris. The National Disaster Relief Force is finding it...
  • Jihadists kill 14 Iraq Kurds in battle over dam, oil facility August 2, 2014

    Arbil (Iraq): Kurdish troops fought off a jihadist attack on an oil facility and a dam near the Iraqi city of Mosul but lost 14 of their number in an intense combat, Kurdish sources said on Saturday. The Islamic State (IS), which controls the northern city, "attacked a peshmerga post in...
  • Gaza toll hits 540 as Israeli blitzkrieg continues July 21, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: The toll in the ongoing Israeli onslaught on the Gaza Strip rose to 540 on Monday, a day which saw a hospital being shelled and 10 Palestinian militants trying to infiltrate Israel being killed. A new Israeli airstrike on a building in the centre of Gaza city on Monday afternoon...
  • Hamas rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Gaza Strip July 9, 2014

    Gaza, Jerusalem: At least 23 people were killed across Gaza, Palestinian officials said on Wednesday, by a bombardment, Israel said may just be the start of a lengthy offensive against Islamist militants whose rockets struck deeper than ever before into Israel. Israelis ran for cover late on Tuesday as airraid sirens...
  • US coast survives Hurricane Arthur July 5, 2014

    Kill Devil Hills (US): Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power in a swipe at North Carolina's dangerously exposed Outer Banks, then brought lousy Fourth of July beach weather to the Northeast as it veered out to sea. The weather along the...
  • Cinema hall, medical store gutted in fire; no casualties reported July 4, 2014

    Fire broke out at a cinema hall and a pharmacy shop in the city in separate incidents, police said.No one was reported hurt in the two mishaps, they said. The blaze erupted at the pharmacy shop near a temple on Nasiya road in the wee hours today, Superintendent of Police (Fire),...
  • UN: Over 1,000 killed in Iraq in 17 days June 25, 2014

    Geneva: More than 1,000 people at least threequarters of them civilians were killed this month as Islamist militants swept through large swathes of northern and western Iraq, the United Nations said on Tuesday. At least 1,075 people were killed and 658 were injured in the country in the 17...
  • Mumbai: Fire breaks out in Naman midtown tower, no casualties June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: A massive fire engulfed Naman Midtown, a fifteen storey building in Dadar West on Saturday. Fire broke out at 5.30 pm. Eight fire engines are working to douse the fire at the spot. Naman Midtown is located in a very congested area. The building is mainly a residential area...
  • Gujarat: Massive fire engulfs Ajanta clock manufacturing unit June 8, 2014

    Morbi: A major fire broke out at the Ajanta clock manufacturing unit in Gujarat's Morni on Sunday morning. No casualties have been reported in the incident. Thick black smoke soared above the factory which is one of the largest clock manufacturing units in the country. Heavy loss of property is...
  • Thunderstorm sweeps northeastern region, 10 killed June 7, 2014

    Lightning claimed ten lives and injured several others when a thunderstorm swept the northeastern part of Bihar early on Saturday. While four casualties were reported from Paschim Aurahi Hingna and Purvi Aurahi Hingna villages, one person each died at Pranpur and Kursakatan villages during the storm in Araria district, police said. Two...
  • Tehri: Five killed as bus falls into Ganga May 7, 2014

    Five persons were killed when a bus fell into the Ganga River from a height of about 300 metres at Saknidhar in Tehri district early on Wednesday morning. The roadways bus carrying 52 passengers was on its way from Delhi to Guptkashi when the mishap occurred at Saknidhar between Vyasi...
  • Three people killed, another injured in wall collapse May 3, 2014

    Three persons, including two labourers, were killed and another injured when the wall of a iron pipe factory collapsed due to a storm here, police said on Saturday. The incident took place in Fortune Metal Ltd factory premises in Siltara industrial area last night, Urla City Superintendent of Police (CSP) Rajendra...
  • One person dead, 20 injured in bus accident in Bihar April 27, 2014

    One person was killed and 20 others were injured, five of them seriously, when a speeding bus overturned at National Highway 31 near Dangrahaghat bridge in Bihar's Purnea district on Sunday, police said. The bus was on way to Siliguri from Patna with 35 passengers. Police said the accident took...
  • Two killed, 13 injured in road accident April 25, 2014

    Two persons were killed on Friday and 13 others injured when a truck collided with a tractor trolley in which they were travelling, police said. The mishap took place near Kitwaria bypass when they were proceeding to Maihar for a tonsure ceremony when the accident occurred. The deceased were identified as Ram...
  • Bhadohi: Four killed in trucks collision April 17, 2014

    Four members of a family were killed when two trucks collided in Aurai area in Bhadohi, police said on Thursday. The incident took place last night when two trucks collided near Aurai crossing and ran over four persons sleeping alongside road killing them on the spot.  Those killed were identified as...
  • Lightning strike kills couple, a cow and a calf in Sikar district April 15, 2014

    Lightning claimed lives of a couple in Kochor village of Sikar district here, police said on Tuesday. The incident happened yesterday evening while the deceased identified as Kakuram (50) and his wife (45) were were working in the open area of their farm house, police said. The bodies were sent for postmortem,...
  • Three killed, one injured in a road accident April 12, 2014

    Three people, including two of a family, were killed and one woman was injured when their motorcycle was hit by another vehicle, police said on Saturday. They said the incident took place in Barhad area on Friday and the deceased have been identified as Vinod kumar (35), Chattu (32) and Rajveer...
  • Fire kills 3 children, over dozen cattle April 11, 2014

    Three children and over a dozen cattle were killed in fire that engulfed 15 huts in village Aliapur, police said on Friday. The incident took place last night when fire broke out in a hut and spread in other huts too, they said. Three children including Rohit (5), Diwarilal (2) and Shiawati...
  • One killed, four injured in clash over cattle-grazing April 8, 2014

    One person was killed and four others were injured when members of two families on Tuesday clashed over grazing cattle on an agricultural land in Dholpur district. The two groups opened fire and attacked each other with sticks after a dispute over cattle-grazing on agriculture land at Mania village in Dholpur...