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Death Toll From Bangladesh Ferry Accident Rises to 105

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The death toll from a ferry accident in southern Bangladesh has risen to at least 105. Authorities say there were more than 200 people on the ferry when it capsized Tuesday south of Dhaka after colliding with an oil barge. A day later, divers continued to pull bodies from the wreckage in the Meghna River. […]

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50 Repprted Killed in Road Accident in Guinea

Posted March 3rd, 2012 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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About 50 people were killed and more than 20 others were injured in a road accident in eastern Guinea on Saturday. Local government official Alhassane Conde issued a statement saying a truck was involved in the accident. He expressed condolences to the family. The French news agency quotes a witness as saying that 46 bodies […]

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Boat Capsizes Off Kenyan Island, Killing 7 People

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Kenya say a boat has capsized off a tourist island near the Somali border, killing at least seven people. Authorities continued to search for survivors Monday with dozens of people missing after the boat capsized late Sunday while traveling from the island of Lamu to Kenya’s mainland. The Red Cross says 25 people […]

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23 Killed in Chinese Accident

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 23 railway workers were killed and five others were seriously injured when a truck transporting them to work overturned in northwest China. The accident happened early Saturday in Gansu province when the truck with a driver and 27 passengers aboard overturned in a mountain tunnel. The official news agency Xinhua says the workers […]

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21 Killed in Chinese Accident

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese officials say a vehicle carrying railway construction workers has overturned, killing at least 21 of the workers and injuring seven others. Authorities say the workers were traveling to a construction site in northwest Gansu province when the accident happened Saturday morning. It was not immediately clear how many workers were riding in the vehicle […]

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Cargo Ship Sinks After Collision Off China Coast

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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China says two cargo ships have collided off the coast of the eastern city of Qingdao, causing one of the freighters to sink. China’s state-run news agency, Xinhua, reports that nine of the crew of the sunk vessel were rescued Friday evening while another 10 are still missing. It says all of those who were […]

India Bus Accident Leaves 25 Dead

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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Indian officials say at least 25 people have died after a crowded passenger bus slid down a ravine in the mountainous northern state of Himachal Pradesh. Officials say the accident happened late Monday when the bus rolled down a hill after stopping to pick up stranded passengers of another bus that had broken down. At […]

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31 Dead in Indian Bridge Collapse

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in northeastern India say a wooden bridge has collapsed, killing at least 31 people who fell into a swirling river. Rescuers say at least 50 people were injured. Officials say the people had gathered on the bridge Saturday to watch a cultural festival in Bijanbari in West Bengal state, about 30 kilometers from Darjeeling. […]

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Human Error Suspected in India Train Crash

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Indian railway officials say human error may be to blame for Tuesday’s collision between two passenger trains that killed nine people and injured nearly 100 others. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident, which occurred at a train station near the port city of Chennai in southern India. Southern Railway General Manager Deepak […]

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Train Accident in India Kills at Least 5

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Two trains have collided in southern India, killing at least 5 people and injuring at least 30 others. Police say the accident occurred Tuesday near the port city of Chennai, when one train slammed into another one that was stopped at a signal point. Authorities are investigating the cause of the accident.

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