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Bus Accident in India Kills at Least 22

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A minibus went off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing at least 22 people. Indian police say at least 15 people were injured in Tuesday’s accident in a mountainous region near Srinagar, the main town in Kashmir. Police officials say the driver of the bus lost control while negotiating […]

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Cargo Ship Fire Off Nigerian Coast Kills 3

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 7:36 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nigeria say they have found the bodies of three Indian crew members who went missing after an explosion on their cargo ship. Authorities say the bodies were found Thursday off the coast of Lagos. Two crew members are still unaccounted for while 10 others escaped from the vessel. The explosion happened Sunday causing […]

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18 Killed in Ghana Boat Accident

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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A Ghanaian official says 18 people have been confirmed dead from a boat accident on Lake Volta in northern Ghana earlier this week. The official, Dominic Napare of the Brong-Ahafo region, says most of the victims are children. The boat was carrying more than 90 passengers when it capsized on Tuesday. Rescue operations continued Thursday. […]

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15 Killed in India Bus Crash

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian officials say at least 15 people were killed and many more injured in a bus accident in the northern state of Uttarakhand. Local authorities say the accident happened Sunday near the state capital, Dehradun. They say the bus fell into the Tons river after the driver lost control of the vehicle while negotiating a […]

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South Africa Bus Accident Kills 11

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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A passenger bus overturned late Tuesday on a road in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, killing least 11 people. Officials say the accident happened after a tire blew out on the bus, causing the driver to lose control. Local media reports say dozens were injured in the accident, some severely. The crash comes after last […]

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7 Injured in Indian Plane Accident

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Aviation officials in southern India say seven passengers were injured after a Gulf Air flight from Bahrain skidded off a Kochi International Airport runway before dawn Monday. Airport officials say the passengers were injured when they jumped out of the plane’s emergency exit before a ladder was brought to the aircraft. An airport official is […]

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18 Killed in Chinese Roadside Collision

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A collision between a van and a trailer truck in northern China has killed 18 people and injured many others. Chinese media say the accident took place early Sunday on a highway near Zhangjiakou city in Habei province. Local police say the van carrying 34 migrant workers slammed into a trailer that was parked on […]

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Local Chinese Officials Fired Over Mine Disaster

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Two local officials near an illegal mining operation in northeastern China have been fired, as rescue efforts continue for 26 workers trapped in a flooded shaft since Tuesday. State-run Xinhua news agency says the head of Boli county in Heilongjiang province and his deputy were both dismissed Wednesday during an emergency meeting of the local […]

40 Killed in Indian Road Accident

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Indian officials say an overcrowded flatbed trailer pulled by a tractor has overturned into a pond, killing at least 40 people in the northern state of Utter Pradesh. Police say most of the victims drowned at the site of the accident in the Ballia district, south of the state capital, Lucknow. Authorities say more than […]

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At Least 12 Missing after Boating Accident in Nepal

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in southern Nepal are searching for at least 12 people who are missing after their boat capsized on the flooded Kamala River late Tuesday. Officials say at least 35 people were crowded onto the boat, which overturned 400 kilometers southeast of the capital, Katmandu. Nepali police tell the Associated Press the exact number of […]

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