Showing posts with label survivors. Show all posts
Showing posts with label survivors. Show all posts

Monday, October 31, 2016

3 killed as floods hit central Indonesia

Floods striking Gorontalo province of central Indonesia has left three people dead, disaster agency official said on Monday.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Myanmar boat accident death toll climbs to over 70

Burmese authorities have raised the death toll in the passenger boat accident in a river in western Myanmar to over 70, even as dozens remain missing, media reports said Thursday.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

113 people rescued alive in quake-hit Ecuador

A total of 113 people have been rescued alive since a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador on April 16, the Ministry of Communication announced Friday.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

New earthquake off coast of Ecuador (Depth 15 km, local time: 03:33)

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador this morning, just days after a major quake hit the country, killing nearly 500 people.      

Death toll in Ecuador earthquake climbs to 480, survivors found

The death toll from Saturday's earthquake in northern Ecuador had risen to 480 by Tuesday morning, the government said.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Chinese miners rescued after 36 days underground

Two miners were rescued from a collapsed mine in east China's Shandong Province on Friday night after spending 36 days trapped underground.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Rescuers send food to miners in fortnight trap in China

Rescuers have managed to send more food, water and life detection equipment to four miners who have been trapped in a gypsum mine after an accident two weeks ago.

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Rescuers struggle to reach trapped miners in E China. (17 remain trapped or missing)

Rescuers managed to dig more than 200 meters down into the shaft of a collapsed mine in east China on Monday, but found no new survivors. A collapse at the gypsum mine in Pingyi County, Shandong Province,trapped 29 miners working underground on Dec. 25.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

China: 8 trapped miners still alive 5 days after mine collapse

Rescuers have found eight survivors five days after a mine collapse in east China's Shandong Province, rescuers confirmed Wednesday.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

10 killed, 74 injured as factory building collapses in Pakistan's Lahore

At least 10 people were killed and 74 others injured on Wednesday evening after a four-storey building of a factory collapsed in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, local media and officials said.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Disaster in the Yangtze River: Rescue team begins righting capsized Eastern Star

The search and rescue team started to right the capsized cruise ship on the Yangtze River at 8 pm Thursday, according to the Ministry of Transport (MOT).

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Rescuers begin to cut capsized ship in search for survivors. The real trick is how the vessel will be held steady to prevent it from sinking further

Rescue workers are cutting into the hull of a cruise ship that capsized late on Monday, in an escalated effort to find survivors from more than 400 people believed to have been trapped inside.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

‘No possibility’ of finding more Nepal quake survivors

Nepal's government ruled out the possibility Saturday of finding more survivors buried in the rubble from last weekend's massive earthquake as it announced the death toll had risen to 6,621.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Urgent action needed to safeguard genetic diversity of world’s forests, UN study says

UN, 3 June 2014 – Urgent action to better manage the genetic diversity of forests – under pressure from climate change, exploitation and conversion for other uses – is needed to ensure that the benefits they provide will survive, the United Nations said in a first-of-its-kind report released today. 

“Forests provide food, goods and services which are essential to the survival and well-being of all humanity,” Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Assistant Director-General for Forestry at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), said on the release of The State of the World's Forest Genetic Resources.
“These benefits all rely on safeguarding the rich store of the world’s forest genetic diversity – which is increasingly at risk,” he added.

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