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Egypt Train Crash Injuries 4

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian medical officials say a train derailed and crashed south of Cairo Tuesday, injuring at least four people. The train reportedly collided with a stationary train and came off the line in the Badrashin area of Giza. Several of its carriages were overturned. Security officials had said an unknown number of people had died in […]

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Egypt Train Crashes, Unknown Number of Casualties

Posted July 17th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian security officials say a train derailed and crashed south of Cairo Tuesday, causing an unknown number of casualties. The train reportedly collided with a stationary train and came off the line in the Badrashin area of Giza. Five of its carriages were overturned, and some reports say it caught fire.

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Probe Finds Human Error In 2009 Air France Crash

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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French investigators have found that a combination of human error and technical malfunction caused the fatal 2009 crash of an Air France jet flying from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. Investigators Thursday said the Airbus 330 spun out of control at a very steep angle and was impossible to set right once it started to […]

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Eight Die in Croatia Bus Crash

Posted June 23rd, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A tour bus crash in Croatia has killed eight people and injured 44 others. The bus was carrying more than 50 Czech tourists when it overturned while on its way to the coastal resort city of Split. Officials said the bus went through a highway safety barrier and rolled over around 4 a.m. Saturday. The […]

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Kenyan Cabinet Minister Among 6 Killed in Helicopter Crash

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan officials say Internal Security Minister George Saitoti is among six people killed in a police helicopter crash early Sunday near the capital, Nairobi. Authorities say an assistant and a bodyguard of Saitoti were also killed in the crash in the Ngong hills area. Saitoti was a former vice-president who planned to run for president […]

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Kenyan Police Say Cabinet Minister Among Six Killed in Helicopter Crash

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 6:10 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police and government officials say Internal Security Minister George Saitoti is among at least six people killed in a police helicopter crash early Sunday, near the capital, Nairobi. Authorities say an assistant and a bodyguard of Saitoti were also killed in the crash in the Ngong hills area. Saitoti was a former Vice-President, who […]

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Kenyan Police Say Cabinet Minister Among Six Killed in Helicopter Crash

Posted June 10th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan police and government officials say Interior Minister George Saitoti is among at least six people killed in a police helicopter crash early Sunday, near the capital, Nairobi. Authorities say an assistant and a bodyguard of Saitoti were also killed in the crash in the Ngong hills area. Saitoti was a former Vice-President, who planned […]

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US: 9 Americans Killed In Nigeria Plane Crash

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States says nine Americans were on the Nigerian passenger plane that crashed Sunday as it approached the airport in Lagos, the nation’s largest city. State Department spokesman Mark Toner confirmed the number of Americans who were on the plane at a regular press briefing Tuesday. Most of the passengers were Nigerian but, in […]

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Nigerian Airliner Grounded Following Crash

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The deadly crash of a Nigerian passenger plane is renewing concerns about aviation safety in the country and the rest of West Africa. Authorities say at least 157 people, including four on the ground, were killed when the Dana Airlines flight plowed into a Lagos residential neighborhood on Sunday. William Voss, the head of the […]

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Nigeria Plane Crash Toll Rises to 157

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Nigerian authorities say the death toll from Sunday’s plane crash in Lagos is up to a least 157, after officials confirmed the deaths of at least four people on the ground. Workers have recovered at least 137 bodies from the crash site but torrential rain and strong winds slowed recovery efforts on Tuesday. The Dana […]

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