Toll

  • Ebola hits west African economy; fields, mines abandoned 3 days ago

    Monrovia: The worst-ever outbreak of the Ebola virus is taking a heavy toll on west Africa's economy as crops rot in the fields, mines are abandoned and goods cannot get to market. The epidemic has ravaged the region since it erupted in the forests in the south of Guinea earlier this...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi reviews flood situation as death toll rises to 16 in Bihar 1 week ago

    Toll due to floods in Bihar rose to 16 with fresh deaths reported in Nalanda and elsewhere in the state even as the state government is preparing the details of damage due to inundation for acquiring central assistance. Two deaths were reported in Nalanda since on Wednesday while other cases of...
  • Uttarakhand: Rain triggers landslides, floods, kill 27 people August 18, 2014

    Dehradun: Rain showers triggered landslides, cloudburst and flooding across the state killing at least 27 people in the last 48 hours. Seven people were killed in Dehradun's Rajpur area due to landslides. Meanwhile, 20 people were killed in cloudbursts at four places in Uttarakhand's Pauri district on Friday. Met department on Sunday...
  • Ebola death toll on the rise, outbreak to continue August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Death toll due to Ebola continues to rise even as the disease has already claimed more than a 1000 lives so far. Health officials are now in the race to develop treatments which are mostly based on experimental methods as there is no proven treatment or vaccine for...
  • Nepal: Floods, landslides kill 240 people, India announces relief fund of NRs 48 million August 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: India announced a relief assistance of Nepali Rs 48 million for the victims of the recent floods and landslides that have hit different parts of Nepal, claiming over 240 lives in two weeks. "The government of India will provide Rs 30 million (NRs 48 million) assistance to the victims of...
  • Torrential rain, hailstorm kills 16 in Pakistan August 16, 2014

    Peshawar: At least 16 people, including nine children, were killed and over 80 others injured on Friday in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, as roofs and walls of buildings collapsed due to heavy rain. According to reports, 10 people, including six children and two women, were killed and 50...
  • Evidence suggests Ebola toll vastly underestimated: WHO August 15, 2014

    Conakry (Guinea): Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak, the UN agency said on its website on Thursday. The death toll from the world's worst outbreak of Ebola stood...
  • MP: BJP MLA Rustam Singh caught on camera slapping toll employee August 14, 2014

    Bhopal: In another instance of our politicians taking law into their own hands, a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Rustam Singh from Madhya Pradesh was seen slapping a toll employee. The incident was caught on camera. The incident took place late on Wednesday night near Morena on the Agra-Mumbai National Highway. Shockingly,...
  • Ebola kills 56 in two days, says WHO August 14, 2014

    Geneva: The Ebola virus killed 56 people in just two days, bringing the global death toll to 1,069, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday. The death toll, which passed the 1,000-mark at the weekend, soared higher between August 10 and 11. The number of confirmed infections jumped by 128 over the...
  • West African Ebola outbreak death toll reaches 1,013: WHO August 12, 2014

    Dakar: The death toll from the worst ever outbreak of Ebola has reached 1,013 after another 52 people died in the three days to August 9 in three West African countries, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The largest number of reported new deaths were in Liberia, where 29 people...
  • Monsoon toll reaches 80 in Kerala August 6, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: At least 80 people lost their life and 156 houses were completely destroyed in rain related incidents since the South West monsoon became active in the state, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said. The government has decided to provide an amount of Rs two lakhs each to the family of...
  • Pune landslide toll at 151; relief and rescue operation over August 6, 2014

    Pune: The marathon rescue and relief operation launched at Malin village in Pune's Ambegaon flattened in the July 30 landslide catastrophe, was declared officially over on the eighth day on Wednesday with the final death toll pegged at 151 with eight survivors. The NDRF jawans, who braved inclement weather at the...
  • Pune landslide: Death toll rises to 144, rain hampers rescue work August 5, 2014

    Pune: A week after a devastating landslide swept away 40 homes in Malin village at Pune's Ambegaon, the death toll has risen to 144 on Tuesday. Rain and marshy land mass created by mud continued to hamper movement of JCBs and other heavy equipment pressed into service to remove the debris,...
  • 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 103, hopes of survival fade August 3, 2014

    Pune: Five days after a devastating landslide swept away 40 homes in Malin village in Pune's Amebgaon taluka, the death toll has risen to 103 on Sunday evening. Over 100 people are still feared to be trapped under debris but their chances of survival with each passing minute. So far,...
  • Pune landslide: Death toll rises to 92, hopes of survival fade August 3, 2014

    Pune: Five days after a devastating landslide swept away 40 homes in Malin village in Pune's Amebgaon taluka, the death toll has risen to 92 on Sunday. Over 100 people are still feared to be trapped under debris but their chances of survival with each passing minute. So far, eight...
  • Pune landslide: Three days on death toll rises to 56, over 120 still feared trapped August 1, 2014

    Pune: Three days after Ambegaon village in Maharashtra's Pune district witnessed the state's worst ever landslide, over 120 people are still feared trapped in debris. Rescue operations are likely to gather momentum on Friday with some relief from rains. The death toll rose to 56 on Friday even as rescue teams...
  • Canada blames Hamas for Gaza dead July 31, 2014

    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 July 30, 2014

    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 July 24, 2014

    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...
  • Israeli soldier killed in Gaza, Palestinian toll 246 July 18, 2014

    Jerusalem: An Israeli soldier was killed and two others were slightly wounded overnight in the Israeli military's ground operation in the Gaza Strip, media reported on Friday, even as the toll on the Palestinian side in the ongoing offensive touched 246. The Israeli soldier was apparently killed by light firearms and...
  • 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...