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Pilot says lightning caused deadly Russian crash landing

May 06, 2019 - 6:43 PM

Pilot Denis Yevdokimov tells Russian media the craft lost communication and needed to switch to emergency control mode 'because of lightning' on the Aeroflot flight to the Arctic city of Murmansk

ACCIDENT. This handout picture taken and released on May 6, 2019, by the Investigative Committee of Russia shows destroyed fuselage at a site of a fire of a Russian-made Superjet-100 at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow. Photo by HO / RUSSIAN INVESTIGATIVE COMMITEE / AFP

Pilot dies after plane hit live wire in Davao del Norte

Apr 27, 2019 - 12:17 PM

The pilot was conducting an aerial spraying activity when his agricultural plane got entangled in a high-tension wire in a banana plantation, says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

6 campaigners killed in Baguio road crash

Apr 24, 2019 - 8:27 AM

(UPDATED) The jeepney is reportedly transporting the campaigners of a Baguio politician

CRASH. A jeepney with 18 persons onboard loses its break, hits a riprap, and turns on its side in Suello Village, Baguio City, on April 23, 2019. Photo courtesy of Paeng Valencia/911 Baguio

3 dead, 8 injured after bus falls into ravine in Antique

Apr 06, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Among those killed are 18-year-old Earl Aaron Omanio, who had just graduated from senior high school that day, and his mother

7 killed in blast at electronics factory in east China

Mar 31, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Authorities say a container for storing scrap metal burst into flames and spread to a nearby factory workshop

4 dead, 8 hurt after bus falls into ravine in Negros Occidental

Mar 26, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Police say the Ceres Bus Liner driver lost control of the bus when he was maneuvering the curved portion of the road in Barangay Igmayaan, Salvador Benedicto town

BUS CRASH. Rescuers at the site where a bus fell off a ravine in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental, on March 25, 2019. Photo courtesy of Frances Doren Balboa of Bombo Radyo Bacolod

Death toll in China chemical blast rises to 78

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:11 PM

Local authorities say more than 500 people are still in hospital. Among them, 13 are critically injured and 66 are seriously injured.

DEADLY BLAST. This file picture taken on March 21, 2019 shows fire and smoke rising at an explosion site in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province. Photo by STR/AFP

Iraqi PM asks parliament to fire governor over deadly ferry capsize

Mar 23, 2019 - 6:01 PM

In a letter to the speaker of parliament, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi says there was clear evidence of 'negligence and concrete failings' that merited a vote on dismissing governor Nawfel Akoub

The week in photos: March 16-22, 2019

Mar 23, 2019 - 2:36 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

PARADE READY. Nudists stand in front of a cafe before the start of the Nude Love Parade in San Francisco, California on March 17, 2019. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Anger, grief sweep Iraq's Mosul as ferry disaster toll hits 100

Mar 22, 2019 - 8:53 PM

Residents of the northern city, scarred by years of jihadist rule, demand justice as Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi decrees 3 days of national mourning following the accident

RESCUE. Emergency personnel arrive on March 21, 2019, at the site of a popular picnic area in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on the shores of the Tigris river, after a ferry sank leaving more than 70 people dead in Iraq's worst accident in years. Photo by Waleed Al-Khaled/AFP

Almost 100 dead as Iraq ferry sinks on spring holiday trip

Mar 22, 2019 - 12:10 AM

(UPDATED) The accident sparks an outpouring of grief among residents who only recently resumed festivities on the banks of the Tigris after the northern city's recapture from the Islamic State group

China probes factory blast after 47 killed

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:57 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The explosion on Thursday, March 21, in the eastern city of Yancheng, Jiangsu province is one of the worst industrial disasters to hit China

RESCUE. Paramilitary police officers and a medical staff transfer an injured man as smoke rises from an explosion site behind them in Yancheng in China's eastern Jiangsu province on March 21, 2019. Photo by STR/AFP

U.S. grounds Boeing 737 MAX as black boxes flown to France for analysis

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:42 AM

(UPDATED) Ethiopian Airlines says the black box flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 that crashed have been flown to Paris for analysis

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 13: An Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet approaches the Toronto Pearson International Airport for a landing on March 13, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. U.S. President Donald Trump announced today that all 737 MAX 8 jets would be suspended from use following the recent crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. Several other countries, including Canada, China, and Australia have announced that they would also be grounding the jets. Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP  Cole Burston / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Road accident in Mexico leaves 25 migrants dead

Mar 08, 2019 - 2:24 PM

The road mishap happened in Chiapas state which borders Guatemala, the state attorney general's office says

Driver of rented van on his phone before fatal crash in Negros Oriental

Mar 06, 2019 - 8:35 AM

Two survivors say the driver was on his phone moments before their van swerved to the opposite lane and was slammed by a cargo truck

The road crash in Zamboanguita town, Negros Oriental on Friday, March 1, has claimed the lives of 6 people including 5 students./Photo courtesy of Zamboanguita Municipal Police Station

Briones wants year-round insurance for all school children

Mar 03, 2019 - 11:21 AM

'We did not lose only the lives of children; we lost so much promise, so much ambition, and so much hope,' says the DepEd secretary during the wake of 5 students who died in an accident in Negros Oriental

HELP CHILDREN. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones visits the wake of 5 students who died in a vehicular accident Saturday, March 1 in Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental. Photo by DepEd

Makati to inspect all buildings after accident in PBCom Tower

Mar 01, 2019 - 6:12 PM

The Philippine Red Cross says 16 people were injured when the elevator braking system of the PBCom Tower malfunctioned

ACCIDENT. Sixteen people were hurt when the braking system of the service elevator of the PBCom Tower malfunctioned Friday, March 1. Photo from Wikipedia

7 killed in Negros Oriental road crash

Mar 01, 2019 - 3:35 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Six of those killed are students who were on their way home when their public utility van collided with a truck

ROAD ACCIDENT. The road crash in Zamboanguita, Negros Orienta,l on March 1, 2019, killed 6 people, including 5 students. Photo courtesy of Zamboanguita Municipal Police Station

8 dead in Indonesia mine collapse as excavator digs for survivors

Feb 28, 2019 - 11:16 PM

(UPDATED) Three days after the Tuesday night collapse, authorities opt to use an excavator to haul away debris, as they try to get food and water to the miners believed to still be alive

MORE DEATHS. This handout picture from Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana, the accident mitigation agency, taken and released on February 27, 2019 shows rescuers preparing to enter in a collapsed illegal gold mine in the Bolaang Mongondow region of North Sulawesi. AFP PHOTO / BADAN NASIONAL PENANGGULANGAN BENCANA (BNBP)

Fiery crash at Cairo train station kills 20

Feb 27, 2019 - 11:19 PM

After the accident, the cabinet announces that Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli has accepted the resignation of Transport Minister Hisham Arafat

DEADLY CRASH. Fire fighters and onlookers gather at the scene of a fiery train crash at the Egyptian capital Cairo's main railway station on February 27, 2019. Photo by Stringer/AFP

Death toll in China mining accident rises to 21

Jan 13, 2019 - 10:48 AM

(UPDATED) Rescuers find the last 2 remaining trapped miners dead inside the coal mine

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6 dead in rail accident on wind-battered Danish bridge

Jan 02, 2019 - 6:42 PM

(UPDATED) Heavy winds blow off the roof of a cargo train, causing it to hit a passenger train travelling in the opposite direction

Two men walk past a damaged cargo train after an accident on January 2, 2019 in Nyborg, Denmark. - Several people were killed in a train accident on a bridge connecting two islands in Denmark, police said. (Photo by Tim K. Jensen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP) / Denmark OUT

5 killed in China as hijacked bus crashes into pedestrians

Dec 25, 2018 - 7:45 PM

The hijacker carrying a knife has been detained and is being investigated by local police

FATAL HIJACKING. 5 pedestrians are left dead after a man assaults a woman and hijacks a bus. Shutterstock photo.

Ankara train crash leaves 9 dead, 86 injured

Dec 13, 2018 - 10:58 PM

A high-speed train crashes into a locomotive in the Turkish capital, which officials say become the latest rail disaster to hit the country

This picture taken on December 13, 2018 shows the train's wreckage after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in Ankara. Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured in this train accident. ADEM ALTAN / AFP

Three killed as empty Hong Kong school bus mounts pavement

Dec 10, 2018 - 6:23 PM

(UPDATED) The vehicle rolls down the street after it was parked, terrifying passers-by as the driver ran towards it and tried in vain to stop it

WAYWARD BUS. Police investigate after an empty school bus crashed in the North Point district of Hong Kong on December 10, 2018. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

3 killed, 15 wounded in Star Tollway accident

Dec 03, 2018 - 9:14 PM

Two senior high school students of De La Salle-Lipa were among the fatalities in the early morning mishap

5 dead, 32 injured in Hong Kong bus accident

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:30 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Shuttle bus carrying Cathay Pacific employees slams into stalled taxi killing 5 in Hong Kong

BUS CRASH. A recovery worker looks at the damaged front section of a bus window after it collided with a taxi in Hong Kong on November 30, 2018.  Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Miracle baby survives unhurt after going under moving train

Nov 23, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Baby girl in India falls onto railways tracks moments before a train passes, but miraculously escapes without an injury

This screengrab taken from a video shot on November 20, 2018 and provided by NNIS shows a baby girl next to train tracks at the train station in Mathura in India's Uttar Pradesh state. An Indian baby who was dropped onto railway tracks moments before a train barrelled through the station has escaped unscathed. NNIS / AFP

Hit-and-run driver kills teen in Benguet

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:39 AM

Police have asked the public to help them track down the jeepney driver behind the incident

GONE TOO SOON. Grade 10 student Jordan King Barlaan Peralta. Photo from the Facebook page of Jordan King Barlaan Peralta

Poe's father-in-law injured as car falls off Greenhills parking building

Nov 18, 2018 - 3:20 PM

Senator Grace Poe says her father-in-law Teodoro Llamanzares 'has a few fractured ribs and bruises.' No one else is hurt in the incident.

CRASH. The damaged vehicle is shown flipped after it fell from the 3rd story of the Greenhills Promenade car park. Photo from the Philippine National Police

6 dead, including 3 kids, in Davao del Sur road crash

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(3rd UPDATE) A passenger bus slams into a tricycle in Digos City, killing the trike driver, his wife, 3 children, and father-in-law

DEADLY ROAD MISHAP. The Mindanao Star bus that figured in a road mishap that killed all passengers of a tricycle in Digos City on November 14, 2018. Photo by Bien Abanos

Couple dies in Yosemite while apparently taking selfie

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:15 PM

The couple falls almost 800 feet in an area surrounded by steep terrain and rescuers had to use a helicopter to recover the bodies

YOSEMITE. A couple falls as they were apparently taking a selfie on one of the cliffs in Yosemite Park in California. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP


3 dead in Apayao road crash

Oct 29, 2018 - 1:44 PM

A victim from a prior motorcycle accident being transported in the pickup truck and two unidentified people riding on a different motorcycle are dead following the crash

3 dead, 8 injured in vehicular collision in Zambales

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:15 AM

The collision occurred between a UV Express vehicle and an assembled jeepney along the national highway in Iba town, Zambales

WRECK. Three dead, 8 injured in vehicular collision in Zambales. Photo by Randy V. Datu

More than 20 injured in Rome escalator collapse

Oct 24, 2018 - 12:18 PM

A video of the drama shows the descending escalator at Repubblica station suddenly and dramatically pick up speed with dozens of people on it, many screaming as they piled on top of one another at the foot of the moving stairway

INJURED. First responders gather on Piazza della Repubblica in central Rome to evacuate wounded persons on October 23, 2018 after around 20 people were injured when an escalator leading to the Repubblica metro station collapsed in an accident. Photo by Cecilia Fabiano/AFP

17 dead in Taiwan rail accident – authorities

Oct 21, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The Taiwan Railways Administration confirms that more than 70 people are also injured in the accident

India train disaster families protest amid anger over safety

Oct 20, 2018 - 8:40 PM

Many of the victims are dismembered beyond recognition and police said it will take several days to complete the identification of the dead

CRASH. Mantu Devi (C) and her son Anil Kumar (4R), brother of Satish Kumar, 11, who was killed when a train ploughed into a crowd of revellers, cry during a cremation ceremony in Amritsar on October 20, 2018. Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP

Nepal rescuers retrieve bodies of 9 climbers

Oct 14, 2018 - 3:32 PM

The freak snowstorm is the deadliest incident to hit Nepal's mountaineering industry since 18 people were killed at Mount Everest's base camp in 2015 in an avalanche triggered by a powerful earthquake

Snowstorm kills 9 climbers on Nepal peak

Oct 13, 2018 - 5:52 PM

A deadly snowstorm hits Mount Gurja as a South Korean 9-man team conducts a climbing expedition

More than 40 dead in Kenya bus accident

Oct 10, 2018 - 2:43 PM

The Kenyan Red Cross says the bus overturned. More details on the cause of the accident were not immediately available.

PH gov't now seeking nearly P72 million from Xiamen Air

Sep 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Parallel investigations into the Xiamen Air runway mishap are still ongoing

Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Eddie Monreal at the senate hearing on public service. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Recordings of Xiamen Air flight in NAIA runway mishap back in Manila

Sep 03, 2018 - 7:13 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Aircraft Investigation and Inquiry Board investigators confirm the black box data recording is of good quality

SKID. Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slids off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Xiamen Air 'cannot be charged for impact on flight operations'

Aug 29, 2018 - 3:45 PM

So far, the Chinese airline is being asked to pay P33 million to the Philippine government for its plane accident that paralyzed airport operations

Eddie Monreal, General Manager of Manila International Airport Authority at the senate hearing on public services particularly the recent problem involving the Xiamen Airlines. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Several hurt in Antipolo multiple vehicle crash

Aug 22, 2018 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) A dump truck, van, and 6 private vehicles collide around 1:30 pm on Wednesday along Sumulong Highway, near Cloud 9 and Padi's Point

CRASH. Multiple car collision stalls traffic in Sumulong Highway in Antipolo. Photo by Antipolo City government

Runway incidents: Lessons from other international airports

Aug 21, 2018 - 5:56 PM

The development of alternative runways and airport technologies povide more efficient ways of dealing with runway mishaps

MIAA chief Monreal: I will not resign

Aug 21, 2018 - 1:22 PM

'I can say and I can look people straight in the eye that I did my best,' says Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal

NOT RESIGNING. MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal says his team did his best on the NAIA runway mishap. MIAA file photo

OFWs can lose jobs after NAIA runway accident

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) An apology from Xiamen Air and government officials is not enough, the OFWs have to be compensated, says Migrante, an advocacy group for the welfare of overseas Filipino workers

22 children dead in Nile boat accident in Sudan

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:19 PM

(UPDATED) 'The accident was caused by engine failure halfway across because of a strong current,' the SUNA news agency reports

NILE. Panoramic view over Nile confluence in Khartoum. Photo from Shutterstock.

1 dead , 2 injured in Zambales road crash

Aug 08, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Lolito Gaoat, 51, security supervisor of a shipping company, dies in a mishap along the national road in San Narciso, Zambales

33 killed in India as bus plunges off mountain road

Jul 28, 2018 - 7:53 PM

Only one passenger is believed to have survived the accident in Raigad district of Maharashtra state