Vehicles are seen abandoned in heavy snowfall in downtown Buffalo, New York, on December 26, 2022. / AFP

US digs out from monster storm as death toll passes 50

The monster storm that killed dozens in the United States over the Christmas weekend continued to inflict misery on New York state and air travelers nationwide Tuesday, as stories emerged…

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15 now dead in Chon Buri pub blaze, fire exits all locked from the outside

While the death toll from the fire in the Chon Buri pub early Friday morning has increased to 15 today (Saturday), Suvadee Suetrong, a representative of the Mountain B pub’s…

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Fallen electric pylons block a road while a sign asking for food (L) is displayed along a road in Surigao City, Surigao del norte province, on December 19, 2021, days after super Typhoon Rai devastated the city. (Photo by Ferdinandh CABRERA / AFP)

Death toll in Philippines typhoon hits 208

Manila (AFP) – The death toll from the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has surged to 208, the national police said Monday, making it one of the deadliest…

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An area is seen covered in volcanic ash at Sumber Wuluh village in Lumajang on December 5, 2021, after the Semeru volcano eruption that killed at least 13 people. JUNI KRISWANTO / AFP

  Indonesia volcano eruption kills 13, dozens injured

 The death toll from a sudden, spectacular eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Semeru has risen to 13, disaster officials said Sunday, as rescuers searched villages blanketed in molten ash for survivors….

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Death toll climbs to 22 in Lagos high-rise collapse

Two more bodies were pulled out early Wednesday from the debris of a collapsed Lagos high-rise building, bringing the death toll to 22 people, the emergency services said. The 21-storey…

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COVID-19 inoculation of the over 50s now a top priority in Thailand – CCSA

Public Health officials will accelerate the vaccination of people aged over 50 as a matter of urgency, after it was discovered that 80% COVID-19 related fatalities were people aged 50…

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Thailand’s daily COVID death toll skyrockets to 312 Wednesday, 2nd day of new high

Thailand’s daily COVID-19 death toll skyrocketed to 312 on Wednesday (August 18th), the first time the number surpassed the 300-mark, as new records have been set for a second straight…

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A bulldozer clears the rubble of a building that collapsed in the earthquake in Brefet, a neighborhood of Les Cayes, Haiti, on August 17, 2021. – The death toll from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti has risen to 1,941, the Caribbean nation’s civil protection agency said Tuesday, as a tropical storm brought torrential downpours on survivors already coping with catastrophe. More than 9,900 people were wounded when the quake struck the southwestern part of the Caribbean nation on Saturday, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) to the west of the capital Port-au-Prince, according to the updated toll. (Photo by Reginald LOUISSAINT JR / AFP)

Earthquake, storm and floods: no relief in sight for Haiti as toll rises

Les Cayes, Haiti (AFP) – The death toll from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti has risen to 1,941, the Caribbean nation’s civil protection agency said Tuesday, as a tropical storm brought…

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In this photo taken on July 11, 2021 hospital workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) carry a coffin with the body of a woman who died from the Covid-19 coronavirus as they bury her at Ban Yakang cemetery in the southern province of Narathiwat, as Thailand faces a surge in cases of the virus. (Photo by Madaree TOHLALA / AFP)

Hospitalised COVID patients surpass 100,000, as Thailand records daily death toll high of 98

The number of COVID-19 patients currently hospitalized for treatment rose above the 100,000 mark for the first time today (Thursday) to 103,056, including 3,276 severe cases, as 9,186 new cases…

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Thailand reports 2,636 new COVID-19 cases and 25 more deaths on Thursday

Thailand today (Thursday) recorded 2,636 new COVID-19 cases, including 671 cases among prisoners, and 25 additional deaths, according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). Of the new infections,…

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Rescuers search for survivors at the Mitra Manakarra hospital in Mamuju city. / AFP

Powerful Indonesia quake kills at least 34, topples buildings

A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Friday, killing at least 34 people, levelling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings, authorities said. Hundreds more were injured when the…

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Rescue operations take place on a site secured by the police after an earthquake struck the Aegean Sea, in the coastal province of Izmir, Turkey, November 1, 2020. / REUTERS

Three-year-old rescued from rubble, Turkey quake death toll hits 81

A three-year-old girl was rescued from a collapsed building in the western Turkish city of Izmir on Monday, officials said, nearly three days after a powerful earthquake in the Aegean…

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of June 16, 2020

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WHO says pandemic ‘far from over’ as daily cases hit record high

GENEVA (Reuters) – New coronavirus cases had their biggest daily increase ever as the pandemic worsens globally and has yet to peak in central America, the World Health Organization (WHO)…

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A completely empty Fondamenta della Misericordia is seen on Monday in Venice, Italy. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced a “national emergency” due to the coronavirus outbreak and imposed quarantines on the Lombardy and Veneto regions.

Italy’s daily coronavirus death toll drops sharply ahead of lockdown easing

ROME (Reuters) – Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 174 on Sunday, against 474 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, posting the smallest daily toll…

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A security guard wears a mask as he helps distribute meals for Iftar during the month of Ramadan at the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia on April 28, 2020. – The Islamic center had to handout meals to people as they drove by to help keep crowds down and keep volunteers safe because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

US virus cases hit a million as Germans wear masks in shops

The United States reported its millionth coronavirus case as hard-hit European countries took tentative steps towards lifting lockdowns, with masks mandatory in all German shops from Wednesday. Excitement over a…

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FILE PHOTO: A child plays under The Unisphere in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Queens borough of New York City, U.S., April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Global coronavirus cases pass three million as lockdowns begin to ease

BEIJING (Reuters) – Global confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 3 million on Monday, as the United States neared 1 million cases, according to a Reuters tally. It comes as many countries…

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Thailand’s new infections drop to 28 with fewer than 1,000 in-patients

Thailand’s coronavirus infection rate continues to fall, to 28 from yesterday’s 29, as the number of patients in hospital reduces to 964, falling below 1,000 for the first time in…

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of April 16, 2020

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A banner thanking frontline health workers hangs on a high-rise building construction site during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in St Julian’s, Malta April 14, 2020. (Reuters)

Global Covid-19 cases pass two million

(TRT World) The coronavirus disease has infected over two million people globally since it first emerged in China’s Wuhan. Philippines reports 14 new coronavirus deaths, 230 more infections The Philippines’…

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Patients and medical workers wear personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns outside the emergency room at NYU Langone Medical Center, Monday, April 13, 2020, in New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Virus cases about 2M worldwide; few new hot spots

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York’s coronavirus death toll topped 10,000 and the worldwide number of confirmed cases hovered around 2 million on Monday, even as the lack of fresh hot…

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Emergency medical technicians with Anne Arundel County Fire Department assess a young woman experiencing novel coronavirus, COVID-19, symptoms on April 10, 2020 in Glen Burnie, Maryland. – The United States on April 10, 2020, become the first country to record more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in one day, with 2,108 fatalities in the past 24 hours, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP)

Virus deaths top 100,000 ahead of locked-down Easter

The global coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 Friday as Easter celebrations around the world kicked off in near-empty churches with billions of people stuck indoors to halt the pandemic’s deadly…

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FILE PHOTO: A patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is treated at the intensive care unit at the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris (IMM) hospital in Paris, France, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo

France is fourth country to pass 10,000 coronavirus deaths

PARIS (Reuters) – France has officially registered more than 10,000 deaths from coronavirus infections, making it the fourth country to cross that threshold after Italy, Spain and the United States….

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Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP

US coronavirus deaths pass bleak 10,000 milestone

Americans were put on notice Monday not to let up in the fight against the coronavirus, as a grim milestone of 10,000 deaths cast a pall over the first signs…

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(Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

Global virus cases top a million, deaths surpass 50,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world soared past one million on Thursday and deaths topped 50,000 as Europe reeled from the pandemic and the United States reported…

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Headstones in Calvary Cemetery in the Borough of Queens on March 31, 2020 in New York. – A military hospital ship arrived in New York on March 30, 2020 as America’s coronavirus epicenter prepares to fight the peak of the pandemic that has killed over 2,500 people across the US. The navy’s 1,000-bed USNS Comfort entered a Manhattan pier around 10:45 am (1545 GMT). It will treat non-virus-related patients, helping to ease the burden of hospitals overwhelmed by the crisis. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP)

Global virus cases near million as US records youngest death

A six-week-old baby died of COVID-19 and global agencies warned of food shortages as coronavirus infections around the world neared one million Wednesday. Governments expanded lockdowns to affect about half…

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Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — With refrigerated morgue trucks parked on New York City’s streets to collect the surging number of dead, public health officials projected Tuesday that the coronavirus could…

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A lone pedestrian crosses 14th Street dowtown as the US Capital is almost deserted by traffic during the 6pm usual rush hour in Washington on March 25, 2020. – Local authorities have decided to shut down all non-essential businesses from March 25th to April 24th to fight the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and avoid it’s spread. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP)

Virus death toll passes 20,000, three billion under lockdown

More than three billion people around the world were living under lockdown on Wednesday as governments stepped up their efforts against the coronavirus pandemic which has left more than 20,000…

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People have their temperatures checked amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus at the immigration post in Myawaddy near the Thai border on March 23, 2020, as thousands of people crossed from Thailand as the border crossings were due to close because of the growing pandemic. – Tens of thousands of migrant labourers from Laos and Myanmar flooded bus stations and border crossings in Thailand on March 23, defying requests to stay put to prevent exporting infections of the deadly coronavirus. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Thailand reports 3 more COVID-19 fatalities

Thailand announced three more deaths caused by COVID-19 today, bringing the country’s death toll to four, as 106 new infections were confirmed, a drop from yesterday’s 122 and Sunday’s 188….

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Top 3 countries with highest number of COVID-19 as of March 23, 2020

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Medical personnel at work in the intensive care unit of the hospital of Brescia, Italy, Thursday, March 19, 2020. Italy has become the country with the most coronavirus-related deaths, surpassing China by registering 3,405 dead. Italy reached the gruesome milestone on the same day the epicenter of the pandemic, Wuhan, China, recorded no new infections. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

Italian death toll overtakes China’s as virus spreads

ROME (AP) — Italy’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak eclipsed China’s on Thursday as the scourge extended its march across the West, where the United States and other countries…

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Number of infections as of March 12, 2020

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A passenger has his temperature checked as a precaution against a new coronavirus before boarding a flight to Vladivostok, Russia, at the Pyongyang International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Monday, March 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

Italy quarantines north in drastic bid to slow virus spread

ROME (AP) — Italy took a page from China’s playbook Sunday, attempting to lock down 16 million people — more than a quarter of its population — for nearly a…

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People wear masks as they commute during the morning rush hour Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Chuo district in Tokyo. A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 people globally. More than 1,000 cases have been confirmed outside mainland China. Most of the cases outside China involve people from a cruise ship quarantined at a Japanese port. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

China says number of new virus cases rose by just 394

BEIJING (AP) — China says the number the of new virus cases rose by just 394 from the previous day, with a rise in the death of 114.   The…

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Commuters ride in a quiet subway train during the morning rush hour in Beijing, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Chinese authorities on Monday reported a slight upturn in new virus cases and hundred more deaths for a total of thousands since the outbreak began two months ago. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98

Mainland China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths for a total of 1,868 in its update Tuesday, following a report that 80% of cases have been mild,…

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A nurse tears up as she talks about the situation in Jinyintan Hospital, designated for critical COVID-19 patients, in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. China on Thursday reported 254 new deaths and a spike in virus cases of 15,152, after the hardest-hit province of Hubei applied a new classification system that broadens the scope of diagnoses for the outbreak, which has spread to more than 20 countries. (Chinatopix Via AP)

Virus death toll nears 1,400 in China, with 5,090 new cases

BEIJING (AP) — China on Friday reported another sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new virus, as the death toll neared 1,400.   The National Health…

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Residents wearing masks wait at a traffic light in Beijing, China Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. China is struggling to restart its economy after the annual Lunar New Year holiday was extended to try to keep people home and contain novel coronavirus. Traffic remained light in Beijing, and many people were still working at home. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China reports 254 new virus deaths and 15,152 daily cases

BEIJING (AP) — China has reported 254 new daily deaths and a spike in new daily virus cases of 15,152, after new methodology was applied in the hardest-hit province of…

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FILE PHOTO: Workers operate a vehicle to carry out disinfection in Jianghan district, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, China February 10, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

China’s Hubei province sees surge in coronavirus deaths on switch to new methodology

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The death toll in China’s Hubei province from a coronavirus outbreak leapt by a record 242 on Thursday to 1,310, with a sharp rise in confirmed cases…

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The new coronavirus has spread across China and beyond, with thousands of confirmed infections

China reports 97 coronavirus deaths on mainland on Tuesday

BEIJING (Reuters) – The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in mainland China reached 1,113 as of the end of Tuesday, up by 97 from the previous day, the National…

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A personnel wearing protective suit waits near an entrance at the Cheung Hong Estate, a public housing estate during evacuation of residents in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health evacuated some residents from the public housing estate after two cases of novel coronavirus infection to stop the potential risk of further spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

China’s daily death toll from virus tops 100 for first time

BEIJING (AP) — China’s daily death toll from new virus has topped 100 for first time, with more than 1,000 total deaths recorded, the health ministry announced Tuesday, as the…

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Korat shooting death toll rises to 30

Death toll in the Nakhon Ratchasima shooting rampage has increased to 30 and the number of injured is  58, with 30 of them still in hospital, according to Nakhon Ratchasima…

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Korat mass shooting death toll jumps to 27

27 people, including the gunman, were killed in the shooting rampage which ended at the Terminal 21 shopping mall in Muang district of Nakhon Ratchasima this morning (Sunday), Prime Minister…

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A security guard checks the temperature of a a man at a mall in Shanghai on February 8, 2020. – The new coronavirus that emerged in a Chinese market at the end of last year has killed more than 700 people and spread around the world. (Photo by NOEL CELIS / AFP)

China virus deaths rise past 800, overtaking SARS toll

The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak soared to 803 in China on Sunday, according to official figures, overtaking the global toll for SARS. With 81 more people dying…

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China virus death toll rises to 722 with 34,546 cases

BEIJING (AP) — The death toll in the viral outbreak in mainland China has risen to 722, while new cases jumped to 34,546, reversing declines over previous days. China’s ruling…

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Medical workers in protective suits move a coronavirus patient into an isolation ward at the Second People’s Hospital in Fuyang in central China’s Anhui Province, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Beijing criticized Washington’s tightening of travel controls to bar most foreign nationals who visited the country within the past two weeks. (Chinatopix via AP)

China virus death toll hits 636, more than 30,000 infections

The official Chinese death toll from the coronavirus outbreak rose on Friday to 636, with the government saying total infections had climbed past 30,000.   The toll was raised by…

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Workers wearing protective gear prepare to load supplies on to the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where 10 people on the ship had tested positive for coronavirus yesterday, after it arrived at Daikoku Pier Cruise Terminal in Yokohama, south of Tokyo, Japan February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

China virus death toll jumps past 500, more cases found on cruise ship off Japan

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The death toll from a new coronavirus in mainland China jumped by 73 to 563 on Thursday, its third consecutive record daily rise, as experts intensified efforts…

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In China’s Wuhan city, the epicentre of the deadly epidemic, hospitals are overwhelmed.

China virus death toll surges past 300

The death toll from China’s coronavirus epidemic soared to 304 on Sunday, as an increasing number of countries imposed extraordinary Chinese travel bans to combat the spread of the disease….

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People wear surgical masks in the subway station at Times Square in New York, U.S., January 31, 2020. REUTERS/Bryan R Smith

China’s total coronavirus deaths hit 259 by end of Jan. 31, up 46: state media

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The total number of deaths from a coronavirus epidemic in China had reached 259 by the end of Friday, Jan. 31, up by 46, state broadcaster CCTV…

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A doctor demonstrates how to wear mask correctly at Nanchang West Railway Station in Nanchang, east China’s Jiangxi Province, Jan. 29, 2020. Various measures are taken across China to combat the novel coronavirus. (Xinhua/Hu Chenhuan)

China virus death toll rises to 170, more than 1,700 new cases

BEIJING (REUTERS, AFP) – China’s National Health Commission said on Thursday the total number of confirmed deaths from the coronavirus in the country has risen by 38 to 170 as…

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Five day road death toll rises to 256 as mass return to Bangkok begins

The death toll in road accidents over the past five days has increased to 256 in 2,529 accidents, with 12 deaths in Bangkok, the most in any province, according to…

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Road death toll jumps to 109 in first two days of safe driving campaign

Authorities have been instructed to tighten up traffic controls in high risk areas as the death toll for the first two days of the seven-day dangerous travel period over the…

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Tens of thousands flee homes in flood-hit Myanmar as landslide toll hits 59

Vast swathes of southeastern Myanmar lie under floodwaters that have already forced tens of thousands to flee their homes as the death toll from a massive landslide hit 59, firefighters…

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(Photo) Rescue workers search for bodies of victims under the debris and mud after a landslide in Mottama, Mon state, Myanmar, August 11, 2019/ Reuters (Ann Wang)

Myanmar troops help flood rescue after landslide kills 51

MAWLAMYINE, Myanmar (AFP) – Myanmar troops deployed to flood-hit parts of the country on Sunday to help with relief efforts after rising waters left thousands stranded and the death toll…

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PM not satisfied with Songkran road accidents toll

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is unhappy with the number of fatal road accidents during the Songkran holiday, even though there were fewer casualties compared to previous years. The prime minister…

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King expresses concern over road accidents during Songkran festival

His Majesty the King has expressed concern over the loss of life in road accidents during the long Songkran holidays as casualties continue to mount. Deputy government spokesman, Lt-Gen Weerachon…

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Songkran death toll increases to 105 in two days

The Songkran death toll from road accidents since Thursday has jumped to 105, with more than 1,000 others injured, according to the Centre for the Prevention and Reduction of Road Accidents. The centre reported that 57 people were…

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Road accident death toll for three days jumps to 182

The death toll from road accidents for the past three days during the New Year’s festival has risen to 182, with 1,690 injured from 1,633 accidents across the country, said…

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All Phuket boats told to stay ashore to facilitate search for 23 still missing

The Phuket Marine Office has issued an order prohibiting all boats from leaving the Ao Chalong bay to facilitate the search for 23 passengers still missing after two boat accidents…

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Search suspended as death toll rises to 32

Search for the missing passengers of the sunken Phoenix dive boat was called off Friday night as death toll has risen to 32, mostly Chinese tourists.   Rear Admiral Charoenphol…

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