Death toll rises to 85 following landslides, floods in central Philippines

The death toll from landslides and devastating floods in the central Philippines triggered by a tropical depression climbed to 85, officials said on Wednesday, and 20 people were missing as rescuers slowly reached cut-off communities. The casualties, including young children, were mostly killed when their homes collapsed in landslides after days of heavy rain in… Read More Death toll rises to 85 following landslides, floods in central Philippines

Death toll rises to 28 in Russian high rise building collapse

Twenty-eight bodies have been recovered from the debris of an apartment block in Russia that partially collapsed in an apparent explosion, while 13 people remained unaccounted for, the regional emergencies ministry said on Wednesday. The blast, initially thought to have been caused by a gas leak, damaged 48 apartments in a 10-storey building in the… Read More Death toll rises to 28 in Russian high rise building collapse

Thirteen killed as ethnic clashes worsens in central Burkina Faso

Thirteen civilians have been killed in ethnic violence in central Burkina Faso, the government said on Wednesday, echoing a rise in inter-communal conflicts in neighboring Mali linked to Islamist violence. Burkina has seen a spike in Islamist attacks in recent months as jihadists seek to increase their influence across the Sahel. On December 31, the… Read More Thirteen killed as ethnic clashes worsens in central Burkina Faso

Six dead, several injured following train accident on Great Belt Bridge in Denmark

Six people were killed in a train accident on a bridge linking two of Denmark’s main islands on Wednesday, train operator DSB said. The passenger train was heading towards the capital when it was hit by objects or tarpaulin from a freight train, according to Banedanmark, which is responsible for maintenance and traffic control of… Read More Six dead, several injured following train accident on Great Belt Bridge in Denmark