March 12, 2011 |
The death toll from Friday's 8.9 earthquake in Japan exceeded 687 as of Saturday midnight, according to a police tally reported by Kyodo News Agency, and the number of casualties was expected to increase. The news agency reported that an additional 200 to 300 unidentified bodies were transferred to Sendai, Miyagi prefecture. About 300,000 residents had been evacuated Saturday in five prefectures, including Iwate and Fukushima, the news agency reported, citing the Japanese National Police Agency.
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June 9, 2013 |
Santa Monica College on Sunday announced the death of 26-year-old student Marcela Franco, making her the fifth victim to die from Friday's shooting rampage. "I am saddened to report that Marcela Franco passed away this morning at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center," Santa Monica College President Chui L. Tsang said in a statement posted on the school's website. "Her family was with her by her side. Marcela had registered to attend classes this summer at SMC and was with her father Carlos when Friday's tragedy struck.
November 22, 2013 |
MOSCOW -- The death toll from a supermarket roof collapse in Latvia's capital rose to at least 47 Friday and many other people remained missing or were injured, officials said. “There are still from 25 to 30 people inside [under the rubble] and we hope that somebody can still be saved,” Riga Mayor Nils Usakovs told reporters in televised remarks. “But we must understand it will be difficult.” Part of the Maxima XX supermarket's roof collapsed Thursday at about 6 p.m., killing and injuring scores of customers inside the popular store at the end of the work day, Yekaterina Zorina, a correspondent for Rossiya-24, a Russian news television network, said in a phone interview.
March 13, 2014 |
NEW YORK -- The death toll from a gas explosion in Manhattan that leveled two buildings on a busy street rose to seven Thursday after rescue teams worked through the night searching for people trapped beneath rubble. Officials at the scene have not identified all of the victims, but at least three were women who lived in one of the collapsed structures. They included Carmen Tanco, 67, a dental hygienist who was in her apartment when the blast occurred; Griselde Camacho, 44, a public safety officer at Hunter College in Manhattan who had taken the day off; and Rosaura Hernandez-Barrios, 21. The block on 116th Street in east Harlem, where two five-story buildings blew up at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, remained closed nearly 24 hours later.
March 31, 2014 |
ARLINGTON, Wash. - The confirmed death toll from the massive landslide has reached 24, officials announced Monday, and the tally of the missing has dropped to 22. Of the 24 confirmed dead, officials said, 18 have been identified. In addition, searchers found three more victims Monday who are not included in the confirmed tally. During the 10-day rescue and recovery effort, officials decided not to count victims among the confirmed dead unless their remains had been recovered. Also Monday, officials released the names, ages and addresses of the missing.
April 15, 2014 |
A 37th body has been recovered from the debris of last month's mudslide in Washington, officials announced Tuesday. The remains have not yet been identified, leaving the number of missing people at seven. The powerful and quick-moving landslide on March 22 in Oso killed families at home and contractors who were working in the community. A 37-year-old man remained hospitalized late Monday in satisfactory condition, Harborview Medical Center said. Officials said search crews were helped Monday by a rain-free day -- but there was a 70% chance of rain Tuesday.
July 8, 2013 |
CAIRO -- The prominent, ultraconservative Nour Party condemned the deaths of at least 51 people in clashes between the army's Republican Guard and Islamist protesters outside a military headquarters on Monday. The military is dealing “with human beings, not animals, so how can you target people like that?” said Nour spokesman Nader Bakar. “This is something that cannot be justified. This is a degradation of blood. Where is the military's self-control and restraint?” Authorities said a “terrorist group” attempted to storm the Republican Guard headquarters, killing one soldier and two policemen.
April 26, 2013 |
NEW DELHI, India -- The death toll in Bangladesh rose to more than 300 people Friday following the collapse this week of a building that housed five apparel factories, officials said, as protests by workers at other garment plants intensified. Bangladesh police fired tear gas and rubber bullets as hundreds of stick-wielding workers in the Dhaka area stopped highway traffic, smashed vehicles and vandalized garment factories that refused to close during a declared day of mourning.
September 1, 2012 |
Isaac may have left , but its legacy along the Gulf Coast was still developing Friday. Authorities and residents of Louisiana and Mississippi were contending with flooding, evacuations and cleanup , and the official death toll rose to seven. In Ascension Parish, about 60 miles west of New Orleans, a voluntary evacuation was announced because of flooding from nearby Lake Maurepas that struck at least 10 homes. The parish, home to about 120,000, saw the worst flooding in many residents' lifetimes - worse than during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 or floods in 1983 and 1977, according to Ascension Parish spokesman Lester Kenyon.