Tag Archives: Disaster/Accident

03Sep/17

South Korea says North Korea earthquake produced more energy than in the past

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (SEPTEMBER 3, 2017) (REUTERS) – South Korea’s Meteorological agency said on Sunday (September 3) North Korea’s earthquake produced 5 to 6 times more energy compared to fifth nuclear test in September 2016. Continue reading

29Aug/17

Survivors face uncertain future in wake of Sierra Leone’s mudslide

A little over two weeks after a mudslide and flooding killed at least 500 people in Regent, a town near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, one survivor takes us through the moment when the disaster happened. The United Nations estimates that 3,000 people have lost their homes. Continue reading

28Aug/17

Houston crippled by catastrophic flood, mass evacuations ordered

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 27, 2017) (U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE) – Tropical Storm Harvey was set to dump more rain on Houston on Monday (August 28), worsening flooding that has paralyzed the country’s fourth biggest city.
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27Aug/17

Firefighters at London carnival hold minute silence for tower fire

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (AUGUST 27, 2017) (BBC) – Fighterfighters at a west London fire station observed a minute of silence on Sunday (August 27) in tribute to victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze that killed at least 80 people on June 14. Continue reading

15Aug/17

More than 200 killed in Sierra Leone as mudslide sweeps away homes

REGENT VILLAGE, OUTSIDE FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE (AUGUST 14, 2017) (REUTERS) – A mudslide killed more than 200 people on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown on Monday (August 14), sweeping away homes and leaving residents desperate for news of missing family members. Continue reading

13Aug/17

Two Virginia policemen killed in helicopter crash linked to clashes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 12, 2017) (NBC) – Two Virginia state policemen were killed on Saturday (August 12) when a helicopter in which they were riding crashed after assisting in efforts to quell clashes between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville. Continue reading

06Aug/17

Another Dubai tower catches fire in three days – media

DUBAI, UAE (AUGUST 6, 2017) (REUTERS) – Another tower in Dubai caught fire on Sunday morning (August 6), the second in three days, but the fire was extinguished soon, emergency services told national media. Continue reading