Thursday, 26 April 2018

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Death toll climbs to 14 in Mexican copter crash

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SANTIAGO JAMILTEPEC: The death toll from a helicopter crash that followed a strong earthquake in southern Mexico rose to 14 Sunday, as the defense minister said the government assumed full responsibility. The tragedy struck as a military helicopter flew the interior minister and other officials to an area near the ...

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Powerful earthquake shakes Mexico City

Powerful earthquake shakes Mexico City

MEXICO CITY: Mexico’s National Seismological Service put the magnitude of the quake at 7.0, and seismic monitor network Sky Alert said the quake was felt across the states of Guerrero, Oaxaca and Puebla. The US Geological Survey initially gave the quake’s magnitude as 7.5, later revising it down to 7.2, ...

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Four killed, 155 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area

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TAIPEI: The Latest on a deadly magnitude-6.4 earthquake that struck Tuesday near the coast of Taiwan, causing the collapse of several buildings. Rescuers are working to free at least five people trapped in damaged buildings and to reach another 170 unaccounted for after an earthquake near Taiwan’s eastern coast. The ...

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Powerful earthquake jolts India, Pakistan, Afghanistan


KABUL/ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan and parts in Pakistan and India, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 0707 GMT near Afghanistan’s northern border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 191 kilometres (119 miles), the USGS said. Frightened ...

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Rescuers Search Debris After Iran-Iraq Quake Killing 430

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SARPOL-E-ZAHAB: Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq, with weeping women crying out to God as aid workers found new bodies. The grim work began in earnest again at dawn ...

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Mexico Earthquake: More Than 200 Dead as Buildings Collapse

Rescue workers and volunteers search a building that collapsed after an earthquake in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. A powerful earthquake jolted central Mexico on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly in the capital on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

MEXICO CITY: Rescuers frantically searched through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday after Mexico’s deadliest earthquake since 1985 killed at least 217 people. The quake struck at about 2:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday and had a magnitude of 7.1, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Its ...

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At Least 6 Killed As Magnitude 8.1 Earthquake Rocks Mexico

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MEXICO CITY: An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least six people and triggering small tsunami waves but no major destruction. The quake was apparently stronger than a devastating 1985 tremor that flattened swathes of Mexico City ...

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3 children pulled from rubble after Italian earthquake


MILAN: Firefighters in Italy freed a seven-month-old baby and his two older brothers from rubble early Tuesday following a 4.3-magnitude quake on the resort island of Ischia off Naples. Firefighters dug with their bare hands to get the eldest brother, Ciro, about two hours after they freed his younger brother, Mattias, and ...

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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake kills at least two in Philippines


TACLOBAN: A strong earthquake damaged a power plant, caused landslides and cracked buildings and roads in the central Philippines, injuring scores of people and cutting off outlying villages. An east-central area of the archipelago was without power Friday, and the army sent soldiers and engineers to villages where roads were ...

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Two dead after NZ quake, residents flee tsunami

CHRISTCHURCH:  At least two people were killed and more fatalities were feared after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand just after midnight Monday, while residents in coastal areas fled following tsunami warnings. As dawn broke there was scant information from many rural villages in the South Island, which were ...

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