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.
October 30, 1986 |
Floods in Lampung province have killed 57 people and 18 others are missing and feared dead, the National Search and Rescue Agency reported Wednesday.
October 21, 1993 |
At least 24 people were killed Wednesday when rival Zulu clans battled with guns, axes and spears in South Africa's Natal province, police said.
September 12, 1989 |
A 23-year-old student was mauled to death by lions after leaving his car to take wildlife photographs in South Africa's Soetdoring Nature Reserve, in Orange Free State province, witnesses said Monday.
October 7, 1987 |
Health Minister Willem van Niekerk said Tuesday that 228 people have been confirmed dead and 132 are missing because of last week's floods in Natal province.
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.
June 23, 2008 |
Natural gas-rich Tarija became the fourth Bolivian province to declare autonomy from the government of leftist President Evo Morales when voters backed greater independence in a referendum, according to two unofficial private projections. Autonomy backers waved the province's flag and celebrated in Tarija's capital of the same name after pollsters released results showing about 80% support. Electoral officials said there would be no final results until Wednesday.
June 18, 2008 |
Protesters freed 48 police officers they had held hostage, but Peru was still struggling to end a weeklong blockade over mining taxes. Residents of Moquegua province have occupied roads and severed access to the Ilo smelter and Cuajone mine of Southern Copper Corp. to demand that their province receive a bigger share of taxes paid by the company. Meanwhile, workers at the Cuajone mine started a two-day strike for better benefits.