Tag Archives: Accidents and disasters

Avalanche warnings after heavy snowfall in Alps

Authorities in Switzerland have warned of high avalanche risk in mountainous regions of the Alpine nation after heavy snowfall in recent days ByThe Associated Press January 15, 2021, 10:42 AM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — Authorities in Switzerland have warned of high avalanche risk in mountainous regions […]

Indonesia expands effort to recover crashed plane, victims

More searchers and rescuers have joined the search for wreckage and victims from an Indonesian plane that crashed last weekend in the Java Sea By EDNA TARIGAN and FADLAN SYAM Associated Press January 15, 2021, 3:44 AM • 2 min read JAKARTA, Indonesia — More searchers and rescuers joined the search Friday for wreckage and […]

Sudanese military helicopter crashes near Ethiopian border

Officials say a Sudanese military helicopter loaded with weapons and ammunition has crashed shortly after taking off from an airport in an eastern province that borders Ethiopia By SAMY MAGDY Associated Press January 13, 2021, 9:01 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CAIRO — A Sudanese military helicopter loaded […]

Indonesian searchers hunt for crashed plane’s voice recorder

Divers looking for a crashed plane’s cockpit voice recorder were searching in mud and plane debris on the seabed between Indonesian islands By NINIEK KARMINI and ACHMAD IBRAHIM Associated Press January 13, 2021, 2:25 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JAKARTA, Indonesia — Divers looking for a crashed plane’s […]

EXPLAINER: Why Indonesia’s plane safety record is a concern

The crash of a Sriwijaya Air jet carrying 62 people once again turns a microscope on the safety of Indonesia’s aviation industry By VICTORIA MILKO Associated Press January 11, 2021, 5:46 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JAKARTA, Indonesia — Saturday’s plane crash in Indonesia, in which a Sriwijaya […]

Control center fire shuts down half Mexico City subway lines

A fire in the control center of the Mexico City subway has killed one woman and sent 32 other people to the hospital, while knocking out service on half of the subway lines in the city of 9 million inhabitants ByThe Associated Press January 9, 2021, 10:30 PM • 1 min read MEXICO CITY — […]

Norway: ‘No longer hope’ of finding landslide survivors

Norwegian authorities say they “no longer hope to find survivors” of a landslide that swept away homes in a residential area almost a week ago, killing seven people By JAN M. OLSEN Associated Press January 5, 2021, 3:20 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Norwegian authorities […]

3rd body found after landslide in Norway; 7 still missing

Rescue teams searching for survivors four days after a landslide carried away homes in a Norwegian village have found no signs of life amid the ruined buildings and debris By JARI TANNER Associated Press January 2, 2021, 6:36 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article HELSINKI — Rescue teams searching […]

Mired in crises, North Korea’s Kim to open big party meeting

SEOUL, South Korea — Coronavirus restrictions that have significantly limited his public appearances. Warning signals for an economy battered by pandemic-related border closings and natural disasters. The impending departure of a U.S. president who said he “fell in love” with him. As North Korean leader Kim Jong Un grapples with the toughest challenges of his […]

Military chopper crashes in north Pakistan, killing all 4

The Pakistani military says an army helicopter on a rescue mission has crashed, killing all four aboard ByThe Associated Press December 27, 2020, 5:09 AM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MULTAN, Pakistan — A Pakistani army helicopter on a rescue mission crashed overnight, killing all four aboard, the military […]