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At Least 40 Reported Killed in Russian Plane Crash

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A passenger plane with nearly 50 people on board has crashed in Russia’s northern republic of Karelia. Local media and officials said at least 40 people were killed. The plane, a Tupolev 134, crashed on a motorway about 15 kilometers away from Petrozavodsk airport late Monday. It caught fire after the crash, which damaged the […]

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Bodies From Atlantic Plane Crash Brought to France

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The remains of 104 people recovered from the wreckage of an Air France jet that crashed into the Atlantic two years ago have been brought to France for identification. The bodies and wreckage from the Airbus 330 plane arrived by ship on Thursday at the port of Bayonne in southwestern France. Police officials say the […]

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School Bus Accident in Pakistan Kills 12

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Pakistan say at least 12 children have died and at least two more are injured after a bus veered off the road and plunged into a canal Friday. Reports say the accident took place in Pakistan-held Kashmir, as the bus was carrying the children to schools in Mirpur district. Rescuers are searching the […]

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Bus Crash Kills 22 in India

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India say 22 people were killed after a speeding bus plunged off a bridge and burst into flames in the country’s south. Officials say the crash occurred Tuesday night in Tamil Nadu state when the driver of the bus swerved to avoid two trucks which had collided with each other. Only two people, […]

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Crew Survives Cargo Plane Crash in Gabon

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A cargo plane for transport company DHL crashed in Gabon’s capital on Monday but all four crew members on board survived. Witnesses say the plane, identified as an Antonov 26 turboprop, crashed into the sea not far off a Libreville beach. Bystanders and emergency services raced to the scene and helped the crew evacuate. The […]

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Bus Crash Kills 14 in Pakistan

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Pakistan say at least 14 people are dead after a bus veered off the road and fell into a ravine in the country’s southwest. Monday’s crash took place near the town of Chaman and the Afghan border. Police say the driver lost control of the bus, causing it to plunge into a deep […]

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Cargo Plane Crashes in Gabon

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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A cargo plane for the transport company DHL has crashed in Gabon’s capital, Libreville. Initial reports say all four passengers survived the Monday morning crash. The French news agency says the passengers suffered injuries and were taken to a local hospital. The plane crashed on a Libreville beach, not far from the Leon Mba airport. […]

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