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Two UPDF Officers injured in Kireka train accident

Two UPDF Officers injured in Kireka train accident

ACCIDENT, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, Uganda Government, Uganda Police Force, UPDF
KAMPALA, UGANDA: Police in Kampala has confirmed that two officers attached to the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) sustained critical injuries after a vehicle they were traveling in rammed into a moving train on Thursday morning. According to Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, the incident happened at the Kireka railway crossing in Nakawa division Kampala. “A UPDF land cruiser registration number H4DF2180 was in a collision with a Uganda Railways locomotive. The Police fire and rescue service was able to rescue two UPDF soldiers albeit, in very critical condition,” Owoyesigyire said. Owoyesigyire added that the two rescued soldiers both Privates were in very critical conditions and have already been taken for treatment. Uganda...
4 people were on Thu confirmed dead on spot & 6 others hospitalized after an accident happened in Mbale City involving a speeding fuel trailer & a multi-vehicle crushed head to head along the Mbale-Tororo highway

4 people were on Thu confirmed dead on spot & 6 others hospitalized after an accident happened in Mbale City involving a speeding fuel trailer & a multi-vehicle crushed head to head along the Mbale-Tororo highway

ACCIDENT, EAST AFRICA
According to eyewitnesses, an unidentified driver currently on the run lost control and hit two cars that had been parked along the Mbale-Tororo road with occupants inside. One of the eyewitnesses, Mr. Moses Mafabi while speaking to Monitor’s Olivier Mukaaya said ‘‘the accident happened at Mile 6 in Bumbobi Sub-county in Mbale District along the road at around 10:30 am after the driver of a diesel truck knocked a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado registration number UBA 207J that had two occupants.’’ “After, the truck rammed into another car before it hit a building with a grocery, leaving a mobile money attendant who was outside, dead,” Mr. Mafabi explained while sobbing. The deceased mobile agent has been identified by police as 16-year-old Ms. Patience Babalanda who was helping her mo...
Kombi Kills 5 In Road Accident Near Nenhowe

Kombi Kills 5 In Road Accident Near Nenhowe

ACCIDENT, AFRICA, CRIME, ZIMBABWE
Five people died and ten others were injured in a road traffic accident that occurred on Monday night near Nenhowe Business Centre. According to national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, a Nissan Caravan with 22 people on board veered off the road at the 97km-peg along the Mutare-Masvingo Road around 8.30 PM resulting in fatalities and injuries. Nyathi said in a statement:  The Zimbabwe Republic Police expresses its deepest condolences to the bereaved families of five (5) people who died in a road traffic accident that occurred near Nenhowe Business Centre along Mutare-Masvingo Road on 23 August 2021 at 2030 hours.On approaching the 97km peg, a Nissan Caravan with 22 people on board who were travelling towards Birchenough Bridge veered off the road, overturned...
Number of migrants who died trying to reach Europe by sea more than doubles- IOM

Number of migrants who died trying to reach Europe by sea more than doubles- IOM

ACCIDENT, CRISIS, EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL, MIGRATION, TRAGEDY
The number of migrants who have died at sea trying to reach Europe has more than doubled this year, the International Organization for Migration said Wednesday, calling on states to take urgent action. Statistics released by the IOM in a new report, indicates that at least 1,146 people died at sea trying to reach Europe in the first half of 2021. In 2020, 513 had died in the same period, and 674 a year earlier. The report found that: ‘’Civilian search and rescue organizations continued to face significant obstacles’’. The report also mentioned that majority of their vessels got stranded in European ports, largely due to administrative seizures and ongoing criminal and administrative proceedings against crew members." The report comes at a time when interceptions of boat...
Harry Maguire reveals his dad suffered suspected broken ribs in Wembley stampede

Harry Maguire reveals his dad suffered suspected broken ribs in Wembley stampede

ACCIDENT, ENGLAND, EURO 2020, Football, Sports
Harry Maguire has told how his father was left with suspected broken ribs by ticketless fans who breached security at Wembley at the Euro 2020 final. In the first interview by an England player after their loss to Italy on Sunday evening, the defender told the Sun that his dad was caught up in the chaotic scenes inside the stadium and was left struggling to breathe. Harry Maguire has told The Sun that his father was left with suspected broken ribs by ticketless fans who breaches security at Wembley at the Euro 2020 final. The Manchester United defender revealed that his father, Alan, and agent Kenneth Shepherd were trampled on by fans who overwhelmed security and ran into the ground through a disabled entrance. The violent scenes, which occurred shortly before kick-off on ...
Heavily explosion hits Israel’s Ashdod reactor facility

Heavily explosion hits Israel’s Ashdod reactor facility

ACCIDENT, INTERNATIONAL, Israel, Middle East
An explosion has been reported at the Israeli regime’s Ashdod reactor facility in the south of the occupied territories, with reports not providing details on the cause of the blast or the number of possible casualties. https://twitter.com/PressTV/status/1414942802471964681 An explosion has been reported at the Israeli regime’s Ashdod reactor facility in the south of the occupied territories, with reports not providing details on the cause of the blast or the number of possible casualties. The blast was reported by the Israeli journalist Edy Cohen, who posted a video on his Twitter account on Tuesday and said the explosion had taken place at the Ashdod reactor facility in southern Israel.     عاجل انفجار في مفاعل اشدود جنوب اسرائيل pic.twitter.com/nPwJIksh...
Probe begins as death toll in China hotel collapse rises to 17

Probe begins as death toll in China hotel collapse rises to 17

ACCIDENT, China, INTERNATIONAL, PEOPLE, TRAGEDY
Hotel building collapsed on Monday afternoon in China’s eastern Jiangsu province, trapping at least 23 people Officials in China have launched a probe as the death toll in a hotel building collapse has risen to 17, while six others are recuperating, local media reports said Wednesday. Around 23 people were trapped under the building of a hotel which collapsed on Monday afternoon in Wujiang, a district in the city of Suzhou in the eastern Jiangsu province. According to the Chinese daily Global Times, the rescue operation, which involved around 600 people, is over. “The people responsible for the building will be charged according to the law,” the report said. “China’s State Council’s safety commission decided to set up a supervisory group to investigate the incident,” it...
Iraq fire: Dozens dead after blaze engulfs coronavirus ward in Nasiriyah hospital

Iraq fire: Dozens dead after blaze engulfs coronavirus ward in Nasiriyah hospital

ACCIDENT, COVID-19, INTERNATIONAL, IRAQ
Sources say exploded oxygen tanks caused fire that killed at least 52 people Smoke rises after fire broke out in a Covid-19 isolation ward of Al-Hussein Hospital At least 52 people died and 22 were wounded when a massive fire engulfed the coronavirus isolation ward of an Iraqi hospital on Monday, a health official said. The fire broke out at the Al-Hussein hospital in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah late on Monday and was brought under control by local civil defence forces. A medical source with the health directorate told AFP the "main reason behind the fire... was the explosion of oxygen tanks". Haydar al-Zamili, the local health authority's spokesperson, said early on Tuesday 52 bodies were retrieved and another 22 people were wounded in the latest toll, after the f...
11 die during lightning strike in India tourist town

11 die during lightning strike in India tourist town

ACCIDENT, INDIA, INTERNATIONAL, Nature
A lightning strike in the late evening with strong wind and heavy rain over Kolkata, Eastern India, on May 27, 2020. As many as 60 people died in lightning-related incidents in Indian on Sunday. File Photo by Piyal Adhikary/EPA-EFE Structural damage caused by a lightning strike in the Indian tourist city of Jaipur killed at least 11 people Sunday evening, officials said. The lightning hit the Amer Fort at the edge of Jaipur, in India's northern state of Rajasthan, collapsing a tower wall that buried residents near it. "When the lightning struck, the tower's wall collapsed, many people were buried under it," Shankar Lal Saini, a senior disaster management official in Jaipur, told CNN. "Since the fort is on a hill, when the debris was falling and space reduced, some people also fel...
Families receive first Ethiopian crash $500 million Boeing settlement

Families receive first Ethiopian crash $500 million Boeing settlement

ACCIDENT, ADVOCACY, AFRICA, ETHIOPIA, Transport, TRAVEL
In 2019, the Ethiopian Airlines jet headed for Nairobi, killing all 149 onboard including 32 Kenyans. In Summary The payment comes barely a few months after Kenyan families agreed to drop the caseRibbeck Law Chartered, which represents more than 90 clients made the announcement after at least three years of litigation. L-R:Ribbeck Law Chartered Founding Partner Manuel von Ribbeck , Igeria & Ngugi Advocates Head of Litigation David Njoroge and Global Managing Director of Ribbeck Law Chartered’s Air Disasters Global Insurance Claims Deon Botha. Ribbeck Law Chartered is representing most of the victims of Boeing 737 Max 8 crashes against Boeing/COURTESY Families of victims of the two 737 Boeing Max crashes that killed 346 people in Indonesia in 2018 and Ethiopia in 2019 have ...
Bangladesh police arrest factory owner after dozens die in fire

Bangladesh police arrest factory owner after dozens die in fire

ACCIDENT, Asia, BANGLADESH, INTERNATIONAL, WORKERS
Police chief says entrance was padlocked; separate inquiry looks into use of child labour at food plant Fire services took about 18 hours to control a blaze at a five-storey food factory near Dhaka. Photograph: Istiak Karim/NurPhoto/Rex/Shutterstock Bangladeshi police have arrested the owner of a factory where at least 52 people died in an inferno, as it emerged that children as young as 11 had been working there. Police said the owner of the food factory and four of his sons were among eight people detained over the fire that broke out on Thursday and raged for more than a day. The blaze began in the evening at the five-storey Hashem Foods factory in Rupganj, just outside Dhaka. A separate inquiry has been launched into the use of child labour at the facility. Jayedul Alam...
FIFTEEN SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS CRUSHED TO DEATH IN DELTA STATE

FIFTEEN SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS CRUSHED TO DEATH IN DELTA STATE

ACCIDENT, AFRICA, CHILDREN, Nigeria, TRAGEDY
Tragedy struck after a petrol tanker crushed to death, fifteen students of Army Day Secondary School, in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State on Thursday, 8th July. Reports, revealed that the driver of the tanker laden with petroleum product was on top speed when he suddenly lost control and due to brake failure, ran over some of the pupils who were walking home after school. While many of the students died on the spot of the incident, others who sustained critical injuries were rushed to Army Hospital, Effurun Barracks for medical attention.
Bodies of 9 plane crash victims found in Russia’s Far East

Bodies of 9 plane crash victims found in Russia’s Far East

ACCIDENT, INTERNATIONAL, RESCUE, RUSSIA, TRAVEL
The bodies of nine victims have been found in Russia's Far East a day after a plane carrying 28 people crashed. The bodies of nine victims have been found in Russia's Far East a day after a plane carrying 28 people crashed. (Photo: AP/PTI) Rescuers have found the bodies of nine victims a day after a plane crash in a remote area in Russia's Far East, local authorities said. An Antonov An-26 carrying 28 people crashed Tuesday near its destination town of Palana in the region of Kamchatka, apparently as it came in for a landing in bad weather. Wreckage was found Tuesday evening on a coastal cliffside and in the sea, and the search and rescue operation was suspended until Wednesday morning after night fell, as the crash site was difficult to access in the dark. https://twitter...
Wreckage found in Russia after plane with 28 people went missing

Wreckage found in Russia after plane with 28 people went missing

ACCIDENT, INTERNATIONAL, RUSSIA, TRAVEL
The Antonov An-26 with the same board number #RA-26085 as the missed plane is parked at Airport Elizovo outside Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. AP Photo/Marina Lystseva Wreckage from a plane that went missing Tuesday in Russia’s Far East region of Kamchatka was found around five kilometers away from a runway at an airport on the coast where it was supposed to land, officials said. An Antonov An-26 plane with 22 passengers and six crew members, flying from the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the town of Palana on the Okhotsk Sea coast, missed a scheduled communication and disappeared from radar as it was on approach for landing. The governor of Kamchatka, Vladimir Solodov, told the Interfax news agency that the aircraft’s fuselage was found on land ne...
Ever Given ship that blocked Suez Canal to be released

Ever Given ship that blocked Suez Canal to be released

ACCIDENT, Egypt, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL
The Ever Given ship was stuck in the Suez Canal in March, blocking billions worth of cargo for six days Egyptian officials are set to release the Panama-flagged Ever Given ship at a special ceremony following a deal with the ship's owners and insurers. The vessel was seized after it had blocked the Suez Canal. The Ever Given container ship, impounded by Egypt after it blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week, will be released on Wednesday following an agreement with its owners and insurers, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Sunday. The canal authority said a ceremony would be held on July 7 to mark the signing of an agreement with the owners and "the departure of the ship." The 400-meter (1,312 feet) long mega-ship was passing through a single-lane por...
Death toll from Philippine military plane crash rises to 50

Death toll from Philippine military plane crash rises to 50

ACCIDENT, ARMY, Asia, CRISIS, INTERNATIONAL, PHILLIPINES
At least 47 of those killed were military personnel while the other three were civilians, says armed forces spokesman JAKARTA, Indonesia At least 50 people were killed when a Philippine Air Force plane carrying 96 people crashed in the country's south on Sunday, said a military official. In a statement, Philippine Armed Forces Spokesman Major General Edgard Arevalo said Monday that 47 of those killed were military personnel while the other three were civilians. Meanwhile, the Department of National Defense said in a statement that 49 military personnel and four civilians were undergoing treatment for injuries. The Philippine Air Force C-130 aircraft crashed in Patikul, Sulu province at 11.30 a.m. (0330GMT), according to the Philippine News Agency. The military statem...
FIA disclaims Tejveer Rai’s accident report, clears out on progression

FIA disclaims Tejveer Rai’s accident report, clears out on progression

ACCIDENT, FIA, KENYA, Motorsport, RACING, Rally, Safari Rally, SAFETY, Sports
On the 25th of June 2021, day two of the WRC safari rally Kenya, an accident happened in stage 3 kedong 1 that involved a Kenyan participating crew of Tejveer Rai and Gareth Dawe driving a VW Polo R5. The incident was so severe that the driver (Tejveer Rai) had a back injury as a result of it. It took a few minutes for Rai to be extracted from the Polo’s wreckage. Rai was airlifted from the accident site to Nairobi for further evaluation and treatment, but was eventually referred and transported to Germany. Soon after, reports surfaced on social media indicating that the FIA, the world’s Motorsport governing body , had conducted investigations on the accident car and obtained some findings on how Volkswagen tempered with car safety in order to reduce weight for performance...
Christian Eriksen to be fitted with an under-skin ‘heart starter’ after going into cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 match

Christian Eriksen to be fitted with an under-skin ‘heart starter’ after going into cardiac arrest during Euro 2020 match

ACCIDENT, EURO 2020, EUROPE, FIFA, Football, Sports, UEFA
Denmark footballer Christian Eriksen is to be fitted with an under-skin heart starter device after suffering a cardiac arrest during his side's opening Euro 2020 match. The decision was made following several "different heart examinations" and Eriksen has "accepted the solution", the national team doctor said. The heart starter, known as an ICD, is designed to correct the rhythm of the heart if it notices a potentially dangerous pattern by issuing a number of small or larger electric shocks. In extreme situations it can act as a defibrillator to restore the heart's normal rhythm, according to the British Heart Foundation website. It comes five days after the 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder collapsed on the pitch while playing against Finland in Copenhagen, leaving him n...
Car bomb explosion at Colombia military base injures 36

Car bomb explosion at Colombia military base injures 36

ACCIDENT, COLOMBIA, CRIME, CRISIS, INTERNATIONAL, TERROR, TERRORISM
A car bomb explosion at a military base in the Colombian border city of Cucuta injured 36 people on Tuesday, the defense minister said, casting blame for the attack on leftist rebels. A car bomb exploded at a military base in the Colombian border city of Cucuta and injured 36 people. (Reuters) A car bomb explosion at a military base in the Colombian border city of Cucuta injured 36 people on Tuesday, the defense minister said, casting blame for the attack on leftist rebels. The explosion took place at a base used by the 30th Army Brigade in the northeastern city near the border with Venezuela. "We reject and repudiate this vile and terrorist act which sought to attack the soldiers of Colombia," Defence Minister Diego Molano told journalists. "Thirty-six people were injured. Th...
Many killed as two trains collide in southern Pakistan

Many killed as two trains collide in southern Pakistan

ACCIDENT, Asia, BREAKING NEWS, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, PAKISTAN, WORLD
At least 33 passengers killed and more than 120 injured after Millat Express derailed and Sir Syed Express hit it soon afterwards in Sindh province. At least 33 people have been killed and more than 120 injured after a train collision near the southern Pakistani town of Dharki, officials say, with rescue work still under way to find survivors trapped in the debris. The collision took place early on Monday morning near the town of Dharki, about 440km (273 miles) north of Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi, officials say. “The number of dead bodies has increased to 33, while the number of injured is near 120,” senior health official Dr Manzoor Jakhrani told Al Jazeera by telephone from one of the main government hospitals were the injured were being treated. Rescue work ...