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Pakistan, Turkey agree to expand collaboration on disaster management

 ANKARA —  Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to work together to further intensify mutual collaboration in the field of disaster management and would conduct joint exercises to gain further experience. This was agreed during the meeting between Lt. General Omar Mahmood Hayat, Chairman of Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), and Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu, President of Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency ... Read More »

Earthquake killed more than 200 people in Mexico

Around 20 school kids had been found dead and more than 30 children are missing A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City and surrounding states killed at least 200 people and left many trapped under collapsed buildings. According to the official of the capital city Mexico, more than 200 people, including over 20 school children were killed after a deadly earthquake ... Read More »

Hurricane Irma: 160mph superstorm winds and heavy rain hit Florida

Around 5.6 million people have been told to leave as the storm approaches Superstorm wind and heavy rain from Hurricane Irma’s outer bands began lashing Florida’s southern tip Saturday morning. Irma hit the Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago late on Friday, threatening nearby coastal towns and villages. According to Govt Rick Scott, in Florida around 5.6 million people, or 25% of the US ... Read More »

Monsoon floods kill more than 1200 in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

Monsoon floods kill more than 1200 in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

Floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal kill 1,200 and leave millions homeless The heavy rains and strong winds have killed more than 1,200 people in India, Bangladesh and Nepal while the death toll could rise. The devastating floods have hit South Asia in one of the worst flooding disasters to have affected the region in years. International aid agencies said ... Read More »

Death toll by swine flu in India crosses 1268 this year

Maharashtra has the highest number of 437 deaths to H1N1 infections, followed by Gujarat at 297 India appears to be in the grip of a swine flu, where death toll rises above 1,268 in 2017, with maximum casualties around 400 being reported in ongoing August. According to the official report released, till date total 1,268 swine flu deaths which show ... Read More »

At least 12 killed in Bali village landslide in Indonesia

A family including a mother with a young boy and seven year old daughter were among the killed in Songan village. Around Twelve people including young children were killed in landslides on the tourist island of Bali that wiped out several homes, Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency stated. Houses are seen buried under the mud following a landslide in Songan village ... Read More »

PIA plane with 47 on board crashes near Havelian

PIA flight PK-661 crashes enroute to Islamabad

Pakistan International Airlines carrying over 40 passengers crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 carrying over 40 passengers crashed on the way to Islamabad from Chitral on Wednesday at 4:42pm. So far, 21 bodies have been recovered from the wreckage. PIA said PK 116 lost contact with the control tower en route to the ... Read More »

11 killed, 75 injured as deadly fire erupts at Regent Hotel Karachi

At least 11 person died and 75 injured in as massive fire erupts at Regent Hotel Karachi

Pakistan Cricket team members, PIA cabin crew members and some foreigners including Chinese official survived in tragedy At least 11 people were killed and 75 others injured when a huge fire erupted at Karachi’s Regent Plaza hotel early Monday, police and doctors said. According to the hotel resources, the fire began at 3:00 am in the kitchen on the ground floor ... Read More »

Plane with 77 aboard including a Brazilian football team crashes in Colombia

Among the passengers were players from Brazilian football team Chapocoense, heading to a regional tournament final. A plane carrying 77 people, including Brazil’s Chapecoense Real football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia, officials say. Police officials said that seven passengers had initially survived but one later died in hospital. Medellin’s airport confirmed that ... Read More »

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