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Motorist in critical condition after crash in Ortigas

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:16 PM

The motorist incurs brain injuries after falling into an excavation along Ortigas Avenue extension

VIRAL: New modus to stop motorists on the road

Sep 22, 2017 - 7:19 PM

A man pretends to be hit by a car by smearing red coloring on himself and the hood of the car

5 dead as trailer truck crushes van in Nasugbu

Sep 20, 2017 - 4:55 PM

The retrieval operation takes 15 hours as rescuers had to use machines to lift the truck, which landed onto the van as they plunged into a ravine

CRASH. A trailer truck rams a van in Nasugbu, Batangas on September 19, 2017. All photos from Richard Gordon (@DickGordonDG) Twitter page

30 injured in train accident in Swiss Alps – police

Sep 11, 2017 - 10:14 PM

The accident happened shortly before midday as a train run by the Matterhorn Gotthard rail company attempted a maneuver at Andermatt station

Japan Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Tokyo

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:30 PM

JAL: It seems that a bird got sucked into the left engine during take off

In this file photo, the landmark Tokyo Skytree tower is seen with the city skyline as a Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 777 takes off at Haneda international airport in Tokyo on August 2, 2017. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Remains of all missing sailors recovered from U.S. warship

Aug 28, 2017 - 10:29 AM

The remaining 8 sailors are retrieved by divers searching flooded compartments of the USS John S McCain which collided with an oil tanker August 21

POINT OF CONTACT. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain, with a hole on its portside after a collision with an oil tanker, makes its way to Changi naval base in Singapore on August 21, 2017. Roslan Rahman/AFP

18 die in Russia as bus plunges into sea

Aug 25, 2017 - 4:59 PM

UPDATED A spokesman for OTEKO the conglomerate which owns Tamanneftegaz says the bus was carrying people who were working on the company s construction site but who were not employed by the company directly

Indian railways chief steps down after deadly crashes

Aug 23, 2017 - 9:08 PM

The government has come under pressure after a series of accidents including a derailment on Wednesday morning that injured scores of passengers

U.S. Navy dismisses commander after deadly warship collision

Aug 23, 2017 - 3:47 PM

UPDATED Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin is relieved due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command a navy statement says He is replaced by Rear Admiral Phil Sawyer

DAMAGED. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (foreground), seen with a hole on its portside after a collision with a tanker, docks next to the USS America (behind) at Changi naval base in Singapore on August 22, 2017. Roslan Rahman/AFP

U.S. warship collisions raise cyberattack fears

Aug 23, 2017 - 1:08 PM

A spate of incidents involving US warships in Asia including a deadly collision this week off Singapore has forced the navy to consider whether cyberattackers might be to blame

POINT OF CONTACT. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain, with a hole on its portside after a collision with an oil tanker, makes its way to Changi naval base in Singapore on August 21, 2017. Roslan Rahman/AFP

U.S. launches probe after second deadly Navy collision

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:17 AM

Analysts say the accident which comes after June s collision off Japan involving a US warship raises questions about whether the US Navy is overstretched in Asia

POINT OF CONTACT. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain, with a hole on its portside after a collision with an oil tanker, makes its way to Changi naval base in Singapore on August 21, 2017. Roslan Rahman/AFP

PH squash team involved in bus crash in KL; matches suspended

Aug 21, 2017 - 3:27 PM

UPDATED Five members of the Philippine team are unharmed

10 sailors missing after U.S. destroyer collision off Singapore

Aug 21, 2017 - 8:29 AM

UPDATED The guided missile destroyer USS John S McCain collided with the merchant vessel Alnic MC near the Straits of Malacca in the early hours the US Navy says

The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) on June 26, 2017. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Mortensen/Released

Commander dismissed after U.S. Navy ship crashed off Japan

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:33 AM

About a dozen sailors are expected to be disciplined in total

DAMAGED. US Navy guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald arrives at its mother port US Naval Yokosuka Base, Kanagawa prefecture on June 17, 2017. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Stuntwoman killed filming 'Deadpool 2' in Canada

Aug 15, 2017 - 10:54 AM

Ryan Reynolds releases a statement following the death of the stuntwoman

CHED lifts moratorium on field trips, off-campus activities

Aug 10, 2017 - 3:21 PM

CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera says they have created stricter guidelines for off campus trips to ensure the safety of students

LIFTED. CHED lifts the moratorium on all off-campus trips

Angkas passenger in coma after crash: Who's liable?

Aug 03, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Alejandro Cajano passenger of app enabled transport service Angkas is in critical condition after a crash incident last July 15 Hospital bills are estimated to cost up to P1 million

2 Benguet pocket miners die by gas poisoning

Aug 01, 2017 - 11:02 AM

Two miners die after inhaling poisonous gas while inside a pocket mine in Itogon Benguet

54 people injured in Barcelona train crash

Jul 28, 2017 - 4:29 PM

UPDATED One person is seriously injured 19 are injured less seriously including the driver and 34 are lightly injured in the accident at Franca station in the centre of the Spanish city local emergency services say via Twitter

INJURED. A victim is stretchered along a platform at the Estacio de Franca (Franca station) in central Barcelona on July 28, 2017. Photo by Josep Lago/ AFP

Justin Bieber hits photographer with car – police

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:30 AM

The photographer suffers minor injuries after the accident

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 02, 2016 shows Singer Justin Bieber performing onstage during 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2016 presented by Capital One at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California Justin Bieber left a photographer with minor injuries after accidentally striking him with his vehicle near Los Angeles, police said Thursday. / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / KEVIN WINTER

LIVE: #SaferRoadsPH on making Iloilo roads safer

Jul 20, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Sign up if you want to join the SaferRoadsPH activity at the Nursing Review Center University of San Agustin in Iloilo City on July 22 from 12 pm to 5 pm

27 dead, 54 missing in DR Congo boat sinking

Jul 17, 2017 - 12:15 AM

Most of the victims of the tragedy on the Kasai river were students on holiday says a local official

16 dead in U.S. military plane crash in Mississippi

Jul 11, 2017 - 12:31 PM

UPDATED The US Marine Corps confirms that a mishap involving a KC 130 occurred in the evening

In this file photo, a KC-130J flies over the Mediterranean Sea, June 15, 2014, similar to the plane that crashed in Mississippi. File photo/US Marine Corps/Public Domain

Long way to go for Iloilo City's speeding ordinance

Jul 01, 2017 - 6:03 PM

The Iloilo city government temporarily suspends the enforcement of the speed limit ordinance

GUN POINT. Traffic personnel has been using a newly-procured speed gun by the Iloilo City Government to monitor speeding vehicles at the Diversion Road since June 1, 2017. Photo by Ted Aldwin Ong/Rappler

10 killed in Pakistan chairlift accident – officials

Jun 29, 2017 - 8:11 PM

The accident occurs some 30 kilometers 18 miles north of Islamabad in the Charra Pani village in the tourist hill resort of Murree

Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

Jun 26, 2017 - 1:48 PM

Dozens of relatives are waiting outside hospitals in Bahawalpur the nearest major city to claim the bodies of their loved ones

BURNT. Pakistani rescue workers gather beside an oil tanker which caught fire following an accident on a highway near the town of Ahmedpur East, some 670 kilometres (416 miles) from Islamabad on June 25, 2017. SS Mirza/AFP

6 dead, 31 missing after Colombia tourist boat sinks – president

Jun 26, 2017 - 10:02 AM

UPDATED Authorities did not yet say what caused the 4 deck Almirante to go down in the El Penol reservoir in the tourist town of Guatape where Colombian and foreign tourists take leisure cruises

SINKING. Passengers are seen onboard the tourist boat Almirante in the Reservoir of Penol in Guatape municipality in Antioquia on June 25, 2017. Juan Quiroz/AFP

139 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

Jun 25, 2017 - 3:00 PM

UPDATED The victims had rushed to the site to collect spilling fuel and ignored warnings to stay clear according to officials

Pakistani soldiers stand guard beside burnt out vehicles at the scene where an oil tanker caught fire following an accident on a highway near the town of Ahmedpur East, some 670 kms (416 miles) from Islamabad on June 25, 2017. At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in an inferno that erupted after an oil tanker overturned in central Pakistan early on June 25 and crowds rushed to collect fuel, an official said. / AFP PHOTO / SS MIRZA

Exploding whipped cream dispenser kills fitness blogger

Jun 22, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Rebecca Burger who had a large following on the social media site where she posted regular pictures of herself promoting fitness products is killed in eastern France in what the family says is a domestic incident

FREAK ACCIDENT. Social media celebrity Rebecca Burger (L) was killed in a freak accident involving a whipped cream dispenser. Photos courtesy Rebecca Burger's Instagram account @rebeccablikes

U.S. Navy probes destroyer crash that killed 7 in Japan

Jun 19, 2017 - 9:06 AM

3rd UPDATE The US navy and Japan s coastguard are conducting separate inquiries but will likely be co operating a spokesman for Japan s transport safety board says

COLLISION POINT. This photo shows damages on the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald at its mother port in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo on June 18, 2017. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Bodies of U.S. sailors found in flooded destroyer after Japan crash

Jun 18, 2017 - 10:55 AM

4th UPDATE The US Navy says a number of missing sailors are found dead in damaged areas of a destroyer that collided with a Philippine flagged container ship off Japan s coast

DAMAGED. US Navy guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald arrives at its mother port US Naval Yokosuka Base, Kanagawa prefecture on June 17, 2017. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes airlifted to hospital after truck gets hit by train

Jun 17, 2017 - 2:04 PM

The hospital says its Regional Trauma Team has stabilized him and continues to help him in his recovery

SUPPORT. The UFC expresses its support of Matt Hughes after he suffered an accident. Photo from official UFC Twitter account

Huge hole in engine forces China Eastern plane to make emergency landing

Jun 12, 2017 - 9:56 AM

UPDATED A China Eastern Airlines passenger plane suffered a serious fault that tore a huge hole in one of its engine casings and forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Sydney

GROUNDED. A China Eastern Airbus A330 passenger aircraft, which suffered a serious engine fault following take-off, sits on the tarmac at Sydney Airport on June 12, 2017. William West/AFP

Relatives wait as bodies retrieved from Myanmar plane wreck

Jun 08, 2017 - 12:14 PM

UPDATED The commander in chief s office says 10 corpses including 5 children had been retrieved from the sea since a navy boat discovered wreckage from the plane early Thursday off the coastline near Dawei town

Debris found in sea after Myanmar military plane goes missing

Jun 07, 2017 - 8:23 PM

UPDATED Most of those on board are thought to be women and children who were traveling from the southern city of Myeik to Yangon

WORKHORSE. This file photo taken on August 5, 2015 shows a Myanmar Air Force Shaanxi Y-8 transport aircraft being unloaded at Sittwe airport in Rakhine state, similar to the aircraft carrying over 100 people that went missing between the southern city of Myeik and Yangon on June 7, 2017. Ye Aung Thu/AFP

Deadly highways: What makes Cagayan Valley roads crash-prone?

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Central Luzon has the highest number of crash related deaths in 2014 but if numbers are divided by population Cagayan Valley comes out as the most crash prone

According to data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, Region 2 is the most affected population in road crashes.

Road crash numbers: Looking at the data sources

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM

With no comprehensive national database on road crash numbers Rappler relied on different government agencies for data But each dataset has its own limitations

DATA SOURCES. The lack of a comprehensive nationwide database on road crash numbers makes it difficult to know how serious the problem is in the Philippines. Rappler photo

HIGHLIGHTS: #SaferRoadsPH forum on making Cagayan roads safer

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Sign up if you want to join the activity at the Bulwagang Teodulfo Domingo University of St Louis in Tuguegarao City on June 7 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Putting the brakes on road deaths

May 23, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The Philippine government needs to fix and enforce road safety laws to help save lives

Photo courtesy of BlueInk.News

One dead as car hits crowd in Times Square, police say accident

May 19, 2017 - 1:34 AM

It is believed to be an isolated incident it remains under investigation New York police say on Twitter

ACCIDENT. According to reports there were multiple injuries and one fatality after the car plowed into a crowd of people. Photo by Drew Angerer/AFP

Nueva Ecija crash bus engine was 30 years old – DOTr

May 16, 2017 - 5:13 PM

Bus registration records indicate its age to be 11 years old which turns out to be false

BUS CRASH. Authorities check the site of a bus crash in Carranglan town, Nueva Ecija, on April 18, 2017. Photo courtesy of Ardz Tayambong

LTO to push for stricter driver's license exams

May 14, 2017 - 9:28 AM

The Land Transportation Office LTO is adding a driver s simulation test into the driver licensing system on top of the usual written exam and practical test

More human bones recovered from sunken South Korean ferry

May 13, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Results from the DNA test will be known in a month

LIFTED. This handout photo provided and taken on March 25, 2017 by the South Korean Maritime Ministry shows workers removing wires tied the wreck of the Sewol ferry (L) from a barge after the ferry was placed onto a submersible vessel before it is towed to the nearest port, off the coast of the southern South Korean island of Jindo. AFP File Photo

'I was lucky I wore a seatbelt' – crash survivor

May 13, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Einstein Rojas narrates how he survived a crash with a container van back in 2012

SURVIVOR. Einstein Rojas of New Vois Association Philippines shared in a Rappler roundtable on road safety his story.

Motorcycle riders can't wear helmets in some parts of Bulacan?

May 13, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Motorcycle riders are supposedly asked to remove their helmets when they enter Malolos City and neighboring Baliuag town

No helmets allowed in Malolos, Bulacan?

Beer truck topples over along Olongapo highway

May 12, 2017 - 7:57 PM

Some residents say it is the 4th vehicle crash incident along the National Highway since road construction started

TOPPLED OVER. A trailer truck containing cases of beer toppled along a national highway in Olongapo City Friday afternoon, May 12. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Wall collapse kills 24 at Indian wedding

May 11, 2017 - 12:47 PM

The concrete wall fell on guests who had taken shelter from violent rain in a tin shack

JV Ejercito bills seek to stop repeat of Nueva Ecija bus incident

May 10, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Senator JV Ejercito hosts the forum Seats that Saves Lives in the Senate and pushes for bills to fill gaps in existing laws on road safety

11 South Korean, Chinese children die in China bus crash

May 09, 2017 - 5:48 PM

UPDATED Local authorities say the children were aged between 3 and 6 and attended a South Korean international school in the city of Weihai Shandong province

Iran mine accident search ends with 43 dead

May 09, 2017 - 5:12 PM

The mine will shut for 6 months while an investigation is carried out

ACCIDENT SITE. In this file photo, coal miners and rescue workers gather at the scene following an explosion in a coal mine in Azadshahr, in northern Iran, leaving dozens of miners trapped on May 3, 2017. File photo by Mostafa Hassanzadeh/Tasnim News/AFP