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'Monster' Hurricane Matthew: Haiti death toll reaches 842 as deadly storm heads towards Georgia
Hurricane Matthew killed more than 800 people and left tens of thousands homeless in its rampage through Haiti earlier this week before it lashed Florida on Friday with howling winds and rolled northward up the US Atlantic coast.
Hurricane Matthew blamed for 4 US deaths, sparks flash-flood fears
Floridians along the Atlantic coast were coping Friday with rising water as Hurricane Matthew drenched the state with rain and strong winds pushed waves over beaches.
Six North Korean children drown when their teachers order them to return to their classroom to save portraits of Kim Jong-il as it is hit by floodwaters
Six young school pupils and seven teachers are reported to have died in severe North Korean floods while trying to save portraits of the relatives of dictator Kim Jong-un.
Colorado Wildfire Destroys 8 Homes, Forces Evacuations
A wildfire that has forced hundreds of evacuations in southern Colorado destroyed at least eight homes, but firefighters took advantage of calmer weather Tuesday to get a handle on the blaze.
More homes destroyed by Northern California wildfire
A wildfire burning in northern California’s Santa Cruz Mountains has destroyed a dozen homes and 16 other structures.
Death toll from east China landslide rises to 17
SEVENTEEN fatalities had been confirmed by Friday, nine days after a landslide in a village in eastern China's Zhejiang Province, local authorities said.
13 dead, 20 still missing in China after typhoon landslides
Thirteen people have been confirmed dead in two landslides after a major typhoon lashed southeastern China, with the prospect of the toll rising further as rescue crews continued Saturday to search for 20 missing people.
Pilot dead after plane crash in Blackfalds, Alberta
A pilot is dead after a plane crash in the central Alberta town of Blackfalds Thursday afternoon.
Man killed in Hitchcock plane crash identified
Federal investigators started their work on Wednesday to determine what caused a deadly plane crash in Hitchcock.
One person dead after plane crash in Norfolk
One person has died and another has been airlifted to hospital after a light aircraft crashed near an airfield in Norfolk, emergency services have said
Troopers ID 1 of 3 victims killed in western Alaska plane crash
Alaska State Troopers have identified one of the victims in Sunday’s fatal plane crash near Togiak. Louie John, 49, of Manokotak was identified as the only passenger, according to an online dispatch sent Wednesday.
48 students suffer food poisoning after meal in Malaysian school hostel canteen
Forty-eight boarding students at SMK Guar Chempedak were rushed to Hospital Yan with symptoms of food poisoning after eating at the school hostel's canteen.
200 hospitalized for food poisoning in chitral
More than 200 people, suffering from food poisoning, were hospitalised here on Sunday after consuming food at a marriage in an isolated valley of Jinjiret Koh near Drosh town.
Breaking news: Two die in KwaZulu-Natal plane crash
Police and rescue workers have cordoned off the scene.
4 killed in plane crash
Five investigators from the Transportation Safety Board, along with members with the BC Coroners Service, continue to investigate the scene of Thursday night's fatal plane crash, which crashed east of Winfield.
Step-mother killed while helping daughter and grandchildren in SW Houston
HOUSTON – A mother was fatally hit by a drunk driver while trying to help her daughter and grandchildren after running out of gas in southwest Houston on Saturday night.
Floods kill 11 people in central Vietnam, storm approaching
Floods in Vietnam's four central provinces have killed at least 11 people and displaced thousands, with a storm in the South China Sea approaching the central coast.
Landslide kills three labourers in Diamer
GILGIT: Three labourers were killed when a landslide hit them in Bunar valley of Diamer district near Nanga Parbat base camp here on Monday.
2 dead, 3 missing in Catanduanes as Typhoon Karen hammers Bicol
LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – At least two people were reported dead in the island province of Catanduanes, as Typhoon Karen hammered across the Bicol region Saturday, October 15.
18 homes destroyed in northern Nevada wildfire
RENO, Nev. – A wind-whipped wildfire raged out of control Friday in northern Nevada, destroying more than a dozen homes, forcing evacuations, closing roads and schools, and triggering power outages, officials said.
Freak storms cause floods, kill 1 person in Pennsylvania
Freak storms packing up to 100 mph winds hit Pennsylvania early Friday, sending floodwaters into hundreds of homes and causing a pipeline rupture that dumped more than 50,000 gallons of gasoline into a stream, threatening drinking water supplies. One man was killed when a tree crashed into his home.
Strong Storms Cause Floods, Kill 1 Person in Pennsylvania
Strong storms hit pockets of western and central Pennsylvania early Friday, bringing up to 7 inches of rain, turning roads into rivers, damaging homes in communities as far as 150 miles apart and killing one person.
Heartbreaking moment devastated construction worker realized two of his coworkers had drowned in a Boston trench beside him after a water pipe line burst
It took just seconds for a trench on Dartmouth Street in Boston to fill with water after a pipe line burst on Friday.
Raging Colorado wildfire destroys at least 5 homes, threatens hundreds more
A wildfire in southern Colorado has destroyed five homes, and hundreds of people remain under evacuation orders, authorities said Tuesday.
Nevada wildfire destroys 22 homes
More than 1,000 firefighters are battling to contain a wildfire in western Nevada that has burned about 3,400 acres since Friday and remains 20% contained.
Typhoon kills 12, destroys rice fields in Philippines, takes aim at Hong Kong
Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines in three years, killed at least 12 people and inundated vast tracts of rice and corn fields, officials in Manila said on Friday, before it took aim at Hong Kong.
Lawin kills 4; triggers floods, landslide in Ilocos, Cagayan; and shut down highways
SUPERTYPHOON Lawin (international code name Haima) battered Northern Luzon with strong rains and powerful winds overnight on Wednesday, killing at least four people, triggering flooding and landslides, and shutting down major highways due to toppled trees and strewn debris. By daytime, residents of the Cagayan Valley and Ilocos regions could not figure out what hit them as the typhoon, which made landfall at Penablanca, Cagayan, brought widespread destruction, including collapsed houses and downed power and telecommunication lines.
Two reported dead in Benguet landslide
Two construction workers were reported killed in a landslide at the Benguet capital La Trinidad town as Typhoon Lawin blew through the province.
Two people dead in Miller County plane crash
Two people died in a plane crash in Miller County Saturday afternoon, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
Police ID 3 Canadians killed in Pennsylvania plane crash
Police have identified three Canadians as the victims of a Pennsylvania plane crash.
Nashville Couple Presumed Dead In Plane Crash
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The search continues for a Nashville couple presumed dead after a plane went down in the Dominican Republic.
2 dead as “Karen” causes flooding, landslides
Nearly two days of rain caused flooding that left two dead, three fishermen missing and at least P12 million worth of damage to national roads and bridges as typhoon Karen brushed by Catanduanes last Saturday.
Death Toll From Typhoon Lawin in Philippines Rises to 15
Death toll from the Lawin typhoon, also known as Haima, has reached 15, local media reported, citing Philippine officials.
Typhoon Haima kills 12 in Philippines, takes aim at Hong Kong
Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines in three years, killed at least 12 people and inundated vast tracts of rice and corn fields, officials in Manila said on Friday, before it took aim at Hong Kong.
Over 30 houses in Simpang Ampat inundated by flash flood
More than 30 houses in Kampung Sepulau and Kampung Balik Bukit in Simpang Ampat were inundated by flash flood last night following heavy rain for over five hours since evening.
Egypt’s PM in Red Sea after floods kill 18
Egypt’s Prime Minister Sherif Ismail visited the Red Sea governorate on Saturday to check damages caused by deadly rain floods that killed at least 18 people and 47 injured.
Vietnam floods: deaths reported, tens of thousands of homes destroyed
At least 11 people have died and several more are missing in heavy flooding in central Vietnam, state media said on Saturday, with tens of thousands of homes completely submerged by water.
18-year-old Israeli electrocuted to death in Sinai storm
The young man tried to fix an electrical problem caused by the local storm while his feet were wet, and was electrocuted as a result; he died while being treated at a Sinai hospital.
Death toll from Egypt's flood rises to 26
At least 26 people have died and 72 others injured after 48 hours of torrential rain and subsequent flood since Thursday in Egypt.
More than 1,000 students in 10 schools hit with food poisoning
UmphokoqoIt began with school buses rushing vomiting students suffering from food poisoning to area hospitals — that was the scene earlier this week in King Williams Town in South Africa.
Death toll from Egypt's flood rises to 26
At least 26 people have died and 72 others injured after 48 hours of torrential rain and subsequent flood since Thursday in Egypt.
Food poisoning strikes 300 students in China
More than 300 children have been treated in China for food poisoning, raising concerns over the sanitary conditions in school canteens.
84 kids hospitalized with food poisoning after lunch at Vietnam kindergarten
Scores of young children from a nursery school in the southern province of Vinh Long were hospitalized with food poisoning after having lunch at school on Wednesday.
Mighty Taco Outbreak Numbers Increase to 158 Sick
The gastrointestinal illness outbreak associated with consuming food from Mighty Taco restaurants in Erie and Niagara counties in New York state has now sickened 158 people. There are 140 people sick in Erie county alone, according to Mary C. St. Mary of Erie County and a new press release from the Erie County Department of Health. Eighteen people are sick in Niagara County, according to that county’s health department.
Bird flu: Three more deaths takes toll to 73
Three more birds died in Delhi on Friday, two at Shakti Sthal and one at Paschim Vihar DDA Park, taking the toll due to suspected bird flu to 73.
Four crows found dead at Shakti Sthal, bird flu toll 77
Four crow carcasses were found at Shakti Sthal near Rajghat on Saturday, taking the toll due to suspected bird flu to 77.
1 dead after wildfire in Montgomery County
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) — One person is dead after a wildfire in Montgomery County.
Colorado Fire Burns 5 Homes; Hundreds of Others Threatened
A wildfire in southern Colorado has destroyed five homes, and hundreds of people remain under evacuation orders, authorities said Tuesday.
More than 80 children sickened by food poisoning in Cambodia
Officials say more than 80 schoolchildren in Cambodia have fallen ill after eating contaminated food distributed by a local volunteer group.
14 sick: Laksa food poisoning near Darwin
The NT Department of Health on Wednesday issued a warning about eating laksa purchased at two recent Mindil Beach Markets following a cluster of food poisoning in the Darwin area.
Mumbai: Birthday girl, six friends struck by food poisoning
A birthday is a memorable occasion, but for Pranali Jadhav and six of her friends, hers will be remembered for the wrong reason, as all of them landed in hospital with food poisoning after it.
Plane crash in Malta kills 5 in surveillance operation
(CNN)A light aircraft on a French customs surveillance operation crashed in Malta shortly after takeoff Monday, killing all five people on board.
Plane crash near Pittsburg kills one
One person was killed when a small plane they were in crashed Tuesday afternoon and burst into flames in Contra Costa County, officials said.
Two killed in plane crash off Santiago cove in Ilocos Sur
SANTIAGO, Ilocos Sur–Divers on Saturday (Oct. 22) retrieved the bodies of a pilot and his female passenger from an aircraft deep under the sea where it crashed on Friday afternoon (Oct. 21) at Santiago Cove.
Vietnam flooding kills two in central provinces
Two people have been killed and several more are still missing after torrential rain triggered flooding in central Vietnam.
Viet Nam: Flood toll: 15 dead, 6 missing
HÀ N?I – Up to 15 people were killed and another six are missing from heavy downpours and flooding in the central region and Central Highlands.
Egypt floods killed at least 22 – new toll
CAIRO, Egypt (UPDATED) – At least 22 people were killed and 72 injured in flooding caused by torrential rains in Egypt, authorities said on Sunday, October 30, updating an earlier toll of 18 dead.
New Zealand: Dozens of aftershocks follow deadly earthquake
(CNN)A series of powerful earthquakes jolted New Zealand's South Island Monday, triggering a tsunami and sending aftershocks across the country that left at least two dead, officials said.
3 members of digging crew killed in Norway landslide
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Police in Norway say three men from Lithuania have died in a landslide northeast of the capital Oslo.
2 minors die in landslide in typhoon-hit Ifugao
MANILA – Two minors were killed in a landslide incident in Ifugao province amid the torrential rains dumped by Typhoon “Lawin” Thursday.
Malta plane crash kills all five French passengers
A small plane heading towards Libya’s coast to monitor migrant trafficking routes for the French government has crashed soon after taking off from Malta’s main airport, killing all five people on board
First Winter Storm of the Year Kills Two, Causes Hundreds of Crashes
The Minnesota State Patrol told The Associated Press that the winter storm caused 450 crashes and 860 spinouts as it moved east. Two people died Friday in separate two-vehicle crashes on icy highways.
2 killed in Pike County plane crash
Two people were killed Thursday in a plane crash in Pike County, fire officials confirmed
Earthquake: Two die after massive tremors
The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management confirmed there had been two deaths from the earthquake.
t least five dead, 11 trapped in copper mine in southeast Turkey
The bodies of five workers were found and an extensive search to find 11 others was ongoing after a massive landslide occurred at a copper mine in the ?irvan district of the southeastern province of Siirt late on Nov. 17
3 members of digging crew killed in Norway landslide
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Police in Norway say three men from Lithuania have died in a landslide northeast of the capital Oslo.
At least 9 dead in Costa Rica after storm Otto dumps massive rainfall
MIAMI, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- At least nine people in Costa Rica are dead and thousands remain evacuated as a weakened Tropical Storm Otto moves into the Pacific Ocean.
Killer Storm Angus causes havoc across Britain and claims two lives
An air sea rescue helicopter winched a 39-year-old woman from the English Channel off Kent earlier today but she died later in hospital.
Man missing in Zakynthos flood found dead
A 33-year-old man who was reported missing amid downpours on the island of Zakynthos in the early hours of Sunday has been found dead, some 3 kilometers from the flooded ravine where his car was discovered.
Two Missing, Evacuations Underway as Flash Flooding Submerges Northwest Italy
Flash flooding in northwest Italy has forced evacuations in several cities and may be responsible for at least two deaths.
Two pilots killed in private plane crash in French Alps
The bodies of two pilots killed when their private plane crashed in the French Alps were recovered Saturday after intense searches in the mountains east of Chambery, the city's prosecutor said.
Two dead after light aircraft crash in central Queensland
Two people have been killed in an ultralight aircraft crashed near Rockhampton on Friday afternoon.
Firefighter killed in plane crash
An off-duty firefighter was one of two people killed in a light aircraft crash in central Queensland.
Alabama tornado leaves three dead
JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. — A suspected tornado that tore through Alabama early Wednesday killed three people and injured at least two others, officials said, as a powerful band of storms passed through the state.
13 tornadoes touch down in US South leaving at least five dead
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Tornadoes that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more early Wednesday, adding to a seemingly biblical onslaught of drought, flood and fire plaguing the South.
Husband and wife killed as Polk County hit hard by storm
A husband and wife were killed during overnight storms in Polk County and two others were injured, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.
Queensland storms: Teen boy injured after becoming trapped under tree branch
Thousands of homes have been left without power and teenage boy had to be rescued after becoming trapped under a falling tree branch as damaging thunderstorms sweep across south-east Queensland.
Melbourne thunderstorm asthma victim dies eight days after 70-minute ambulance wait
THE world’s worst thunderstorm asthma crisis which hit Melbourne has been likened to 150 bombs exploding simultaneously.
Poland earthquake killed eight underground miners, says owner
The final death toll of an earthquake in Poland that caused rockfalls deep underground at Europe’s largest copper mine stood at eight, operator KGHM said on Wednesday.
Colombia Chapecoense plane crash: What we know
Investigators are trying to work out why the plane that crashed in Colombia on 28 November, killing 71 people, ran out of fuel. The dead include most of Brazil's Chapecoense football club. Six people survived. Here is what we know so far.
Floods kill at least 13 people in central Vietnam
Floods brought by torrential rain since late November have killed at least 13 people in central Vietnam while more heavy rain is expected in coming days, the government and state media said on Sunday
Island focus: One landslide victim found, one still buried
After five days of searching, a search and rescue (SAR) team finally found the body of one of the two landslide victims killed in Karangpandan district, Karanganyar regency, Central Java, on Saturday morning. The victim was identified as Gito Martono, 51, of Sintren Wetan village, Karangpandan.
Landslide in Cali kills 6, injures 3
A landslide in Cali, Colombia’s third largest city, killed six family members and wounded three others on Thursday.
Indonesian earthquake leaves at least 45,000 homeless
Tens of thousands of people have been displaced after a strong earthquake shook Indonesia’s Aceh province, leaving government and aid agencies scrambling to meet their basic survival needs.
Indonesia earthquake: Rescuers search for survivors after 100 killed
(CNN)Rescuers are combing through the rubble for survivors after an earthquake Wednesday morning in Indonesia's Aceh province.
Nabarangpur: 3 of family killed in landslide
Nabarangpur: Three persons of a family, including two women and a minor boy were killed in a land slide in Barandipara village under Jharigaon block of Nabarangpur district on Friday. Reports reaching here said three more persons were also injured in the incident.
3 women die, 2 fall ill after suspected food poisoning
In a suspected case of food poisoning, three women died while two others fell ill after having food in Nagaon district today, officials said.
Woman dies seven days after food poisoning from Dan Ryan’s Thanksgiving meal
A woman has died after eating a Dan Ryan’s Thanksgiving meal at the centre of a growing food poisoning scare that health officials now say involves 50 victims.
Food poisoning downs 31 pupils in Negros Occidental
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines – Thirty-one students were rushed to a hospital due to food poisoning in Talisay City on Monday, November 28.
Indore: 8-yr-old girl dies of food poisoning, 4 critical
Khargone: An eight-year-old girl died and four, out of five, of her family members are in a critical condition due to food poisoning at their home in Damkheda village of Bistan area on Tuesday afternoon.
Nine students admitted to hospitals for food poisoning
NINE students were admitted to two hospitals in Cebu City for food poisoning after eating ice pops Wednesday morning.
3 kids die of food poisoning; parents critical
VISAKHAPATNAM: Three brothers died while their parents were hospitalised with severe symptoms of food poisoning at Baliaguda tribal hamlet under Dumbriguda mandal in Visakhapatnam Agency late on Saturday night. The incident came to light on Sunday after neighbours alerted the police.
JOHANNESBURG - A child living in Randfontein has died after eating poisonous food given to him and four others at the weekend.
2 juveniles charged over East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. - Authorities have charged two juveniles for starting an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings.
SA suffers lengthy blackout on west coast after storm damage
Storm damage to electricity infrastructure on South Australia's west coast has been repaired after some locals were left without any supply for more than a day.
Eastern Samar flood affects at least 1,600 families, kills farmer
TAFT, Eastern Samar — A farmer was killed while at least 1,600 families were affected on Saturday when floods hit 11 villages here following incessant rains.
Floods leave 2 dozen dead in central Vietnam
At least 24 people have been killed as heavy flooding triggered by days of unseasonable torrential rains hit central Vietnam.
HUGE earthquake in Ecuador leaves at least three dead and causes serious damage
THREE people have been killed and at least 47 injured after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador’s Pacific coast early on Monday morning.
3 siblings die of food poisoning in Mangochi
Police in Malawi’s eastern district of Mangochi have confirmed the death of three children of same family who died after eating wild yams, locally known as zikhawo.
One dead in Victorian listeria food poisoning surge
ONE person is dead and at least six others taken to hospital during an unexplained surge in food poisoning cases leading up to Christmas.
Food poisoning downs 90 residents in Cebu
CEBU CITY - A Christmas gift giving program turned tragic as 90 residents who took part in the program were rushed to the hospital Tuesday for suspected food poisoning.
HEALTH WARNING: Food poisoning outbreak leaves one dead, six in hospital in Australian state
'tis the season to eat handfuls of prawns, tray after tray of oysters and enough ham to make you unfasten the top button of your favourite pair of festive slacks.
2 dead, 200 in hospital over food poisoning
Another 200 people were admitted at various hospitals after consuming food suspected to have been poisoned.
Two die after food poisoning in Sotik
Two children have died in Sotik while 200 people are hospitalised in Bomet and neighbouring Kericho county after food poisoning.
China: Food poisoning kills two in Sichuan village
At least two persons have died and 28 others taken ill due to food poisoning after having breakfast at a funeral in China’s southwest Sichuan province, authorities said today.
5 hospitalized after ‘food poisoning’
Five persons of a family were hospitalized on Tuesday after food poisoning, reports said.
3 dead, 17 sickened after Thanksgiving dinner at American Legion Hall
ANTIOCH, Calif. (KTVU) - Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) said Tuesday they are now investigating 17 cases that are likely related to a food borne illness outbreak reported in Antioch over the holiday weekend. One person remains hospitalized.
Two killed, ten injured in landslide near Nha Trang
At least two people have been killed and multiple others trapped by a landslide that occurred at dawn on Tuesday in Nha Trang in south-central Vietnam.
Five Victims of Manado Flood and Landslide Found
ANADO - Rain that fell during the last three days in Kota Manado, Sulawesi Utara has triggered flood and landslide. The flooding were in some villages in Kota Manado, such as Tuminting, Sario, Taas, Banjer, Tumumpa, Paal 2, Dendengan Luar, Ternate Tanjung, Ternate Baru and Ketang Baru on Thursday up to Friday (15-16/12/2016). Meanwhile the landslide occurred in Pakowa, Dendengan Dalam, Bumi Nyiur, Kampung Islam and Paal 4.
2 killed in Khánh Hòa landslide
Viet Nam News KHÁNH HÒA — At least two people - an elderly woman and a child - were killed and six others injured today when a landslide buried 10 houses in Nha Trang City.
Middlebury plane crash kills pilot
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. - Friends say he died doing what he loved. Now authorities want to know why a New York pilot crashed near the Middlebury state airport.
Cargo Plane Crashes in Colombia, Killing 5 Crew Members
A cargo airplane operated by the Colombian carrier Aerosucre crashed just three minutes after takeoff on Tuesday evening, killing five crew members. A flight technician on board survived and was taken to a hospital with injuries.
Indonesian plane crash kills at least 12
(CNN)At least 12 people on board an Indonesian military aircraft were killed Sunday morning when the plane crashed into a mountain in the eastern section of the country, the Indonesian military said in a statement.
Pop star Junaid Jamshed among 48 killed in Pakistan plane crash
Junaid Jamshed, a legendary figure in Pakistani pop music, was among the 48 people killed when a plane crashed into a hillside north of Islamabad, the latest episode in the country’s long history of aviation disasters.
Russian plane crashes in Siberia, injuring 38
An IL-18 plane belonging to the Russian defence ministry has crash-landed in Siberia, injuring 38 people.
Landslide sweeps homes to sea
Houses were swept to sea in a massive landslide in Dreketi village on Qamea island.
Floods, Landslide Hit Manado; 5 Killed
Rain that hit Manado, North Sulawesi province for three days in a row has caused floods and landslides in number of sub-districts in the city.
Man dies in suspected landslide at wind farm in Co Sligo
Investigations have begun after a man was killed while working on a wind farm.
DRCongo weather flood Floods in DR Congo kill at least 50
Kinshasa, Dec 29, 2016 (AFP) - Floods triggered by heavy rains and a river bursting its banks have killed at least 50 people and left thousands more homeless in southwestern Congo, a provincial governor said Thursday. Torrential rains caused the Kalamu river, which flows through the city of Boma into the River Congo, to overflow for two hours before the waters receded, washing some of the victims across the border into Angola. The waters left parts of the city, Democratic Republic of Congo's sole Atlantic port, covered in up to a metre of mud and a search was under way to dig out more bodies that may be buried.
Floods caused by torrential rain in Bolivia have killed at least eight people.