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More than 160 dead in Myanmar jade mine landslide

Jul 02, 2020 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) Scores die each year while working in the country's lucrative but poorly regulated jade trade, which uses low-paid migrant workers to scrape out a gem highly coveted in China

This handout from the Myanmar Fire Services Department taken and released on July 2, 2020 shows rescuers attempting to locate survivors after a landslide at a jade mine in Hpakant, Kachin state. The bodies of at least 50 jade miners were pulled from the mud on July 2 after a landslide in northern Myanmar, fire services said, as monsoon rains worsen already deadly conditions. Handout / MYANMAR FIRE SERVICES DEPARTMENT / AFP

23 die in Bangladesh ferry accident – emergency services

Jun 29, 2020 - 4:44 PM

'We have so far recovered 23 bodies from the sunken ferry,' fire brigade official Enayet Hossain says

FERRY ACCIDENT. Rescue workers bring bodies of victims after a ferry capsized at the Sadarghat ferry terminal in Dhaka on June 29, 2020. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

4 killed by lightning strike in Pangasinan

May 30, 2020 - 12:11 PM

A farmer, a pedestrian, and two girls are struck dead by lightning in 3 separate incidents in Pangasinan

WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES. Four people are killed by lightning in 3 separate incidents in Pangasina. Image from Shutterstock

Crashed Pakistani jet's cockpit voice recorder found

May 29, 2020 - 12:18 AM

Pakistan's aviation minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan says a French-led investigation team will analyze the Airbus A320's recorders

INVESTIGATION. In this file photo, firefighters spray water on the wreckage of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft after it crashed at a residential area in Karachi on May 22, 2020. File photo by Rizwan Tabassum/AFP

40 bodies recovered, dozens more feared dead in Pakistan plane crash

May 22, 2020 - 6:32 PM

(4th UPDATE) The Pakistan International Airlines plane was close to landing when it came down among houses, sparking an explosion and killing several people on the ground

AFTERMATH. Firefighters spray water on the wreckage of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft after it crashed at a residential area in Karachi on May 22, 2020. File photo by Rizwan Tabassum/AFP

19 dead as Iran warship hit by 'friendly fire' in tense Gulf

May 11, 2020 - 3:57 PM

(UPDATED) The incident involving the Konarak vessel occurs on Sunday afternoon near Bandar-e Jask, off the southern coast of the Islamic republic, state television says

DAMAGED SHIP. A handout picture provided by Iranian army official website on May 11, 2020 shows the damaged Konarak vessel, hit by a friendly fire missile during naval exercises, docked at the Jask port, in southern Hormozgan province. Photo by Iranian Army Official Website/AFP

Motorcycle rider injured in Benguet during QC endurance challenge

Feb 25, 2020 - 2:57 PM

Emergency responders rescue the motorcycle rider, a participant at the Quezon City Endurance Challenge V2 2020, who fell into a 40-meter ravine in Bokod town

RESCUE. An injured motorcycle rider is secured before he is brought ouf of a ravine in Bokod, Benguet. Photo from Bokod Fire Station

3 dead, scores hurt, in Turkey plane accident

Feb 06, 2020 - 10:34 AM

The plane skids off the runway at an Istanbul airport, catches fire, and splits into 3

SPLIT. Rescuers work to extract passengers from the crash of a Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737 airplane, after it skidded off the runway upon landing at Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul on February 5, 2020. Photo by Yasin Akgul/AFP

Plane skids off runway in Istanbul, breaks into 2

Feb 06, 2020 - 12:00 AM

It is not known how many people have been injured, but officials say no one died

1 Chinese tourist dead in Boracay boat mishap

Jan 21, 2020 - 3:51 PM

The 26 others on the island hopping boat, mostly Chinese tourists, were rescued and in good condition, says the Philippine Coast Guard

RESCUE. Philippine Coast Guard personnel rescue tourists after their boat capsized off Barangay Balabag in Boracay on January 21, 2020. Photo from PCG

Global road crashes up, deaths down – data

Jan 09, 2020 - 9:33 PM

In 2017, the latest year for which complete data is available, 54 million people were injured in crashes, leading to 1.2 million deaths, says the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Cambodia building collapse death toll hits 36 as rescue called off

Jan 05, 2020 - 2:55 PM

(UPDATED) 23 survivors have been pulled out from the under-construction 7-storey hotel that crumbled to the ground in seaside Kep province

SEARCH. Rescue personnel work at the site where an under-construction building collapsed on January 3, in southern Cambodia's coastal Kep province on January 5, 2020. Photo by Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP

Romanian woman dies after 'igniting' during hospital op

Dec 30, 2019 - 11:14 PM

The woman suffers serious burns when surgeons used an electrical scalpel despite her being treated with an alcohol-based disinfectant

Electric scalpel image from Shutterstock

Man dies in Ilocos Norte after being dragged under a car

Dec 29, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Cesar Mindana, 44, is said to have been dragged under a car driven by Roger Nartatez from Barangay Baay in Batac, Ilocos Norte till the next town of San Nicolas

Fireworks storage area catches fire in Cebu

Dec 29, 2019 - 12:28 AM

The Lapu-Lapu City fire department estimates P100,000 in damage due to the blaze

FIREWORKS STORAGE FIRE. Firefighters put out a blaze at a Cebu fireworks storage facility.

At least 27 dead in Indonesia bus plunge

Dec 25, 2019 - 9:23 AM

The accident happened in a remote and steep area near the town of Pagar Alam, hampering search efforts

BUS PLUNGE. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's national search and rescue agency on December 24, 2019 shows rescue personnel retrieving a victim after a bus careered into a 150-metre deep ravine and ended up in a river killing dozens, near Perahu Dipo village in Pagar Alam, South Sumatra. Photo Handout / BASARNAS / AFP

At least 9 dead in Rizal road collision

Dec 17, 2019 - 9:36 AM

(UPDATED) Two trucks and a jeepney figure in a road mishap in Barangay Looc in Cardona, Rizal

2 kids die, scores injured in Argentine bus accident

Nov 28, 2019 - 11:08 PM

The accident occurs as the bus negotiates a curve near the town of Lezama, 160 kilometers south of Buenos Aires

8-year-old boy shoots father dead

Nov 21, 2019 - 4:52 PM

The father scolds his son whom he found him playing with their revolver. Moments later, the boy shoots his father with the weapon.

11 injured as Mountain Province bridge collapses

Nov 20, 2019 - 5:24 PM

A cable snaps when all 11 victims, 10 of them men, walked together on the Fotyang bridge

Photo by Mountain Province DRMMO

Ferry capsizes off Cebu, dozens of passengers rescued

Nov 07, 2019 - 5:40 PM

(UPDATED) At least 63 ferry passengers and crew members are rescued off the coast of Cebu on Thursday, November 7

SEA RESCUE. The Philippine Coast Guard rescues dozens of passengers after a boat capsizes off the coast of Cebu. Photo from Philippine Coast Guard Central Visayas

19 dead as overloaded truck plunges into ravine in Apayao

Nov 01, 2019 - 8:12 AM

(UPDATED) Police say 22 others were injured after the Isuzu Elf truck plunged into the 20-meter ravine

Duterte slightly hurt in motorcycle mishap

Oct 17, 2019 - 1:26 PM

(UPDATED) 'The President was reaching for his shoe when he fell off his motorcycle that resulted in a minor injury, particularly light bruises and slight scratches,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a press conference at the Malacanang Palace on September 4, 2019. Malacanang Photo

35 foreigners dead in Saudi bus crash

Oct 17, 2019 - 12:57 PM

The accident involves a collision between 'a private chartered bus... with a heavy vehicle (loader)' near the western Saudi Arabian city, a spokesman for Medina police says

Nepal bus crash kills 11, injures over a hundred

Oct 12, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Authorities say the packed bus was ferrying passengers who had been celebrating the Hindu festival of Dashain

China road bridge collapses, traps cars underneath

Oct 10, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Dramatic videos posted on social media show the section of the bridge swaying then crashing onto the road and vehicles underneath

At least 7 dead as World War II plane crashes in the U.S. – reports

Oct 03, 2019 - 6:42 PM

The Boeing B-17 aircraft, which the US Air Force deployed against Germany and Japan, crashes at Bradley International Airport while trying to land

B-17. In this file photo taken on July 30, 2013, a World War II-era B-17 Flying Fortress flies over the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture 2013 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. A B-17 bomber with 13 people on board crashed on October 2, 2019, at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, reportedly causing several deaths and serious injuries, according to local police and media. File photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America/AFP

20 dead as truck plunges down ravine in South Cotabato

Sep 17, 2019 - 5:18 PM

The South Cotabato Provincial Police offices says 15 victims died on the spot, while 5 others died in hospitals

ROAD TRAGEDY. A truck falls plunges into a ravine in a mountain highway, leading to the death of over a dozen in T'boli, South Cotabato. South Cotabato Police photo

Train derails in Hong Kong during rush hour

Sep 17, 2019 - 12:13 PM

(3rd UPDATE) MTR suspends subway services between two stations on the line. Intercity services to mainland Chinese cities including Guangzhou, Dongguan and Beijing are canceled for the day.

DERAILED. Rescue workers investigate the scene of a passenger train that derailed during the rush hour outside Hung Hom railway station on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong on September 17, 2019. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Indian rescuers search for 39 missing after boat accident

Sep 16, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Almost 300 personnel using boats and a helicopter are engaged in the search operation, including the Indian Navy and the National Disaster Response Force

BOAT ACCIDENT. Relatives mourn the victims who died or disappeared in a boat accident at the Godavari river near Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh state, at Kadipikonda village in Warangal district of Telengana state on September 15, 2019. Photo by AFP

Troy Montero recovering after car accident

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:51 AM

The actor participated in a racing event over the weekend in Pampanga

4 injured after RO-RO capsizes off Camotes Island in Cebu

Sep 01, 2019 - 12:11 PM

A 10-wheeler truck slips while disembarking, causing the vessel to fall on its starboard side

Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard Facebook page

Navy personnel killed in Zambales bus-car collision

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:37 PM

The victim's Kia Pride Sedan swerves into the opposite lane and smashes into a speeding bus

FATAL CRASH. A personnel of the Philippine Navy died in this crash in San Antonio, Zambales. Photo courtesy of San Antonio, Zambales PNP

3 dead, 2 missing in Cotabato City sea collision

Aug 26, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Two motor bancas collide at Rio Grande de Mindanao in Cotabato City

RETRIEVAL. Members of the Philippine Coast Guard response team carry the body of one of passengers who died in the sea collision at Rio Grande de Mindanao on August 25, 2019, a day after the accident. Photo from PCG FB

[Right of Way] Road safety: Why are PH motorists kept in the dark?

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:35 PM

Watch road safety advocate Vince Lazatin and 3M Philippines' John Vallinan transform a dark street into one with proper visibility with retro-reflective material used for signs and road markings

13 Chinese tourists killed as bus plunges into ravine in Laos

Aug 20, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The bus carries more than 40 Chinese nationals heading towards the tourist town of Luang Prabang when the accident occurred late Monday

7 killed in Indonesia ferry accident

Aug 17, 2019 - 9:09 PM

The dead include 2 children aged 2 and 4

FERRY FIRE. A ferry caught fire early Saturday in Indonesia after a reported diesel tank explosion, killing seven people.

10 rescued after boat capsizes off Cebu

Aug 07, 2019 - 6:01 PM

No one is seriously injured in the incident that happened off Mactan Island

RESCUED. Waves cause a boat carrying 10 people to capsize off of Mactan Island. Photo Courtesy of Lapu-Lapu City Quick Rescue Team

9 dead as truck crashes into a ravine in Cebu town

Jul 19, 2019 - 3:53 PM

(4th UPDATE) Seven of the 9 fatalities are children, with a 40-year-old female – mother of one of the children – and a 20-year-old male also dying in the crash

Minibus with migrants overturns in Turkey, killing 17

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:56 PM

The governor says there were 67 people on board the minibus which he adds had a capacity of 17 to 18 people

MINIBUS ACCIDENT. Rescue workers and Turkish soldiers carry injured migrants after a minibus accident in Van, eastern Turkey, on July 18, 2019. Photo by Orhan Asan/Demiroren News Agency/AFP

Dutch tourist killed in Malaysia cave floods, guide missing

Jul 13, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Eight other tourists in the same group are safe after fleeing to higher ground

ACCIDENT. Flash floods kill a Dutch tourist in a popular cave located in the rugged Mulu National Park on Malaysia's Borneo island, an official said on July 13, 2019, as a search continues for a missing guide. Photo courtesy of Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department / AFP

GoPro video reveals last moments of doomed Himalayan climbers

Jul 09, 2019 - 7:25 AM

An officer of the rescuing Indo-Tibetan Border Police says, the 'GoPro has proved to be like the black box of an aircraft giving an insight into the last few moments of the climbers'

In this handout photo taken and released by the Indo Tibetan Border Patrol (ITBP) on July 3, 2019, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel line up the bodies of mountaineers retrieved from Nanda Devi after landing in a helicopter in Pithoragarh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand on July 3, 2019. - Indian rescuers brought down on July 3 the bodies of four out of eight climbers killed in an avalanche almost six weeks ago on the country's second-highest mountain. The four Britons, two Americans, one Indian and one Australian went missing in the last week of May trying to summit a virgin peak on Nanda Devi in the Himalayas. (Photo by Handout / Indo Tibetan Border Patrol (ITBP) / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / INDO TIBETAN BORDER PATROL" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ---

2 Filipinos killed, 3 injured in New Zealand car-train crash

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:17 PM

The Philippine embassy in New Zealand 'stands ready to provide the necessary assistance to the Filipinos and their families'

Bride-to-be, 12 others killed in 'pamamanhikan' truck mishap

Jun 09, 2019 - 9:11 AM

(UPDATED) After 'pamamanhikan,' a bride-to-be and 12 of the groom's friends and relatives die in a Camarines Sur truck accident

CRASHED. Bodies of dead and injured passengers scatter around the battered truck in San Fernando, Camarines Sur. Photo from Bicol Region police

India aborts mission to recover climbers' bodies on Nanda Devi

Jun 05, 2019 - 11:21 PM

An Air Force helicopter is hindered by turbulent winds, the risk of further avalanches, the bowl-shaped terrain, the high altitude, and the fact that there is only one possible approach route to the site

AERIAL VIEW. In this handout photo released by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police on June 3, 2019, rescued mountaineers look at a an aerial picture along with rescue personnel upon arriving to a Indo-Tibetan Border Police camp in Pithoragarh after being rescued following an avalanche while climbing the Nanda Devi in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand in India. AFP PHOTO / Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Training plane crash lands in Tarlac

Jun 01, 2019 - 3:21 PM

The pilot and his student survive the crash landing, says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

3 die in road crashes in Ilocos provinces

May 29, 2019 - 2:17 PM

But a motorcycle rider in La Union narrowly escaped from being crushed by beer delivery truck. Watch it here.

Pilot says lightning caused deadly Russian crash landing

May 06, 2019 - 6:43 PM

Pilot Denis Yevdokimov tells Russian media the craft lost communication and needed to switch to emergency control mode 'because of lightning' on the Aeroflot flight to the Arctic city of Murmansk

ACCIDENT. This handout picture taken and released on May 6, 2019, by the Investigative Committee of Russia shows destroyed fuselage at a site of a fire of a Russian-made Superjet-100 at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow. Photo by HO / RUSSIAN INVESTIGATIVE COMMITEE / AFP

Pilot dies after plane hit live wire in Davao del Norte

Apr 27, 2019 - 12:17 PM

The pilot was conducting an aerial spraying activity when his agricultural plane got entangled in a high-tension wire in a banana plantation, says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

6 campaigners killed in Baguio road crash

Apr 24, 2019 - 8:27 AM

(UPDATED) The jeepney is reportedly transporting the campaigners of a Baguio politician

CRASH. A jeepney with 18 persons onboard loses its break, hits a riprap, and turns on its side in Suello Village, Baguio City, on April 23, 2019. Photo courtesy of Paeng Valencia/911 Baguio