May 27, 1989 |
Eighty people died from rabies in the eastern China province of Shandong during the first three months of this year, an official daily said Friday. The China Daily quoted a local health official as saying 539 people in the province died from rabies last year.
October 21, 2013 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A bomb struck a passenger train in southwestern Pakistan on Monday, killing at least seven people and wounding 10, according to police, in the latest attack to hit the violence-besieged nation. The device reportedly detonated as carriages of the Jaffar Express passed through the Nasirabad district of insurgency-plagued Baluchistan province. “The attackers planted [15 to 17 pounds] of explosive material on the railway tracks, which went off seconds before the train reached the Notal area,” said Noor Muhammad, the police chief of Dera Murad Jamali, the nearest town.
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.
June 25, 1989 |
A dam in central China burst last week and sent tons of water cascading down a mountainside, killing at least 38 people in Shanxi province, the China Daily newspaper said Saturday.
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.