An oil tanker’s front wheels had almost reached safety when Taiwan’s Nanfang’ao Bridge toppled into the waterway, and the scary moment was caught on several CCTV cameras. Rescue operations are currently underway. The steel single-arch bridge located in a fishing port on Taiwan’s eastern coast collapsed on Tuesday morning. Footage[…]
A day after a fire destroyed more than 200 homes and left 1 200 people homeless in Masiphumelele’s Wetland informal settlement in E-Section, residents were slowly picking up the pieces on Tuesday. Their efforts have not been helped by the inclement weather, which has battered the Western Cape in recent[…]
Rescuers picking through the grim aftermath of Indonesia’s quake-tsunami issued a fresh public health warning on Saturday as more decaying corpses were unearthed from beneath the ruined city of Palu. Officials said on Saturday the death toll had climbed to 1,649 with more than a thousand maybe still missing in[…]
After two days of devastating fires across the Garden Route –- which saw thousands of residents displaced and more than 300 lose their homes -– locals and emergency workers could breathe a hopeful sigh of relief on Thursday night when most fires had been contained. The worst affected areas include[…]
Grief, anger and political tension are marking the first anniversary of South Korea’s Sewol ferry disaster. Relatives mourning the 304 dead, mostly schoolchildren, are accusing top officials of indifference to the tragedy. Bowing to a key demand of the victims’ families, President Park Geun-Hye used the anniversary on Thursday to[…]
Egyptian prosecutors said Tuesday that the banned Muslim Brotherhood was behind the deaths of 21 football fans at a Cairo stadium last month. Prosecutors sent 16 alleged members of the Brotherhood and of the Zamalek football team’s White Knights fan club to trial on charges of murder, thuggery and destroying[…]
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