January 7, 2009 |
Chinese health authorities closed poultry markets in a province surrounding Beijing today after a woman died of bird flu, the first such death in the country in almost a year. The 19-year-old woman died of the H5N1 virus after coming into contact with poultry in Hebei province. In parts of the province, poultry markets were closed and the sale of live birds stopped as workers in masks sprayed disinfectant.
August 12, 1987 |
Salvadoran guerrillas blew up a bridge in southern Usulutan province, the ninth they have destroyed in a series of attacks since early July, authorities said Tuesday. The bridge, on a secondary road, cut off transport to the town of Jucuaran, 80 miles east of the capital, witnesses said.
September 7, 1988 |
At least one fisherman was dead and two were missing Tuesday after a fleet of herring boats were struck by gale-force winds off northeastern New Brunswick province, rescue officials said.
January 16, 1986 |
Twelve people, including a 10-year-old girl, were killed Wednesday in fresh violence in Sri Lanka's Eastern province, a Defense Ministry spokesman said.
December 8, 1987
Seven people were killed when a bus was hit by a freight train at a crossing in Kitwe in Zambia's northern copper-belt province, the Zambia News Agency reported Monday.
May 29, 1989 |
Nine Pakistanis were killed and 43 were injured when a speeding bus went out of control, hit a fence and plunged into a lake in Punjab province, officials said Sunday.
May 29, 1989 |
A tropical storm tore through Vietnam's central Quang Nam-Danang province, killing 52 people, injuring 37 and leaving 100,000 homeless, according to radio reports Sunday.
August 16, 1991 |
A bus skidded off a mountain road in northern India's Kashmir province and plunged into a canal, killing at least 21 people, news reports said Thursday.