Casualties

  • 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 air-raid 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 three-quarters 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 north-eastern region, 10 killed June 7, 2014

    Lightning claimed ten lives and injured several others when a thunderstorm swept the north-eastern 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...
  • Budaun: Six of a family killed, seven others injured in a road accident April 2, 2014

    Six members of family were killed and seven others injured when a jeep rammed into a tree in Mujaria area, police said in Budaun district on Wednesday. Dhirendra Yadav, Shanker Kashyap, Prem Pal and Ram Niwas were killed on the spot whereas Ganga Singh and Ram Babu died while being taken...
  • One killed and nine injured in fire mishap March 31, 2014

    A girl was killed and nine others injured in separate fire mishaps that also gutted 185 houses in the Barabanki, police said on Moday. Annu (10) was killed and nine others were injured when 100 houses were gutted in a fire in Jurua village in Ramnagar area yesterday, they said. The injured...
  • Three killed, one injured after a dumper runs into labourers March 31, 2014

    Three labourers have been crushed under the wheels of a dumper while another suffered serious injury in a company premise on Chowka-Kandra road in adjoining Seraikela-Kharswan district, the police said on Monday. The incident occurred when the victims were taking a nap in the company premises ahead of their night shift...
  • Lakhisarai: Three children charred to death March 28, 2014

    Three children of a labourer's family were burnt to death on Friday when their thatched hut in a Bihar village caught fire, police said. The incident took place in Amhara Ramnagar Tola as the fire broke out in kitchen and soon engulfed the entire hut fatally trapping three siblings Shobha Kumari...
  • Hyderabad: Major fire breaks out at timber factory, no casualties December 30, 2013

    A major fire broke out in a timber factory in Musheerabad area at Hyderabad in the early hours on Monday. Eight fire engines have been pressed into service. "No one is injured...Efforts are on to extinguish the fire," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Zone) V B Kamalasan Reddy said. The factory...
  • UP: IBN7 journalist Rajesh Verma cremated; Muzaffarnagar remains desolate September 8, 2013

    Muzaffarnagar: Family and friends bid goodbye to journalist Rajesh Verma on Sunday who died doing his duty while covering a clash between two groups in Muzaffarnagar. He is survived by wife, a son and a daughter. "For Rajesh, work was more important than his family," said Manish Goel. Verma was filming the...
  • Two Royal Canadian Navy warships collide in Pacific September 1, 2013

    Two Royal Canadian Navy warships collided in Pacific Ocean while conducting manoeuvres, an official release said on Saturday, adding there were no casualties. HMCS Algonquin and HMCS Protecteur collided on Friday en route to Hawaii, Xinhua reported citing a press release from Canada's department of national defence. Both warships ships are returning...
  • Eight killed in China road accident August 27, 2013

    Beijing: Eight people were killed and seven others injured after a minibus and a truck collided in China's Anhui province Monday afternoon, officials said. The head-on collision occurred near a village in Dangshan county, Xinhua reported citing rescuers. The injured, including four in critical condition, have been hospitalised. An investigation in the accident...
  • Kishtwar remains on the edge; cops among seven injured August 12, 2013

    Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir remains on the edge three days after the outbreak of communal violence left three persons dead. Protestors and police clashed at three different sites in Kishtwar where a curfew has been in force for four days. Seven people including three cops were injured. There was...
  • One killed in Assam grenade attack July 24, 2013

    Guwahati: One person was killed and at least seven others were injured after the anti-talk faction of the ULFA militants lobbed a grenade at a crowded place in Assam Wednesday evening, police said. Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) SN Singh confirmed the incident in Bokolia area in Karbi Anglong...
  • Maharashtra: Building collapses in Thane, 1 dead July 14, 2013

    Thane: One person was killed after a building collapsed in Thane on Sunday. According to reports, a portion of the building two-storey building, collapsed in Modi Nagar Housing Society. One person was also injured in the incident. The injured person was standing nearby when it collapsed. At around 1:30 PM, the...
  • Five dead in Egypt as Morsi opponents and supporters clash July 4, 2013

    Cairo: At least five people were killed when opponents and supporters of Egypt's deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, clashed after the army announced his removal on Wednesday, state media and officials said. Gunfire broke out as rocks and bricks flew in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, witnesses said. At least one...
  • Three policemen among 10 killed in Iraq bomb attacks June 30, 2013

    Baghdad: At least 10 people were killed and 22 suffered injuries in separate incidents of shooting and bomb attacks in Iraq, police said on Saturday. Three policemen, heading to join their base after vacations, were killed when some gunmen attacked their car in Fallujah city, some 50 km from Baghdad,...