Five backcountry snowboarders were killed Saturday in Colorado’s deadliest avalanche in more than 50 years. Saturday’s avalanche struck about 1 p.m. on the north-northeast aspect of the Sheep Creek drainage of Loveland Pass along U.S. 6, the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office said. The avalanche occurred near the Loveland Ski Area but outside its boundaries. The survivor was up and walking around when he saw him, Krueger said.
11 coaches of the Muzaffarpur-Yesvantpur Express bound for Yesvantpur derailed at about 0550 hours, they said. 1 passengers were killed in the mishap, and 100 others injured were admitted to the hospitals by the rescue teams of the Southern Railway, they added. In the wake of the incident, the rail traffic on Arakkonam junction has been affected, sources said.
A powerful earthquake struck close to Iran’s only nuclear power station on Tuesday, killing 37 people and injuring 850 as it destroyed homes and devastated two small villages, Iranian media reported. The 6.3 magnitude quake totally destroyed one village, a Red Crescent official told the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA), but the nearby Bushehr nuclear plant was undamaged, according to Iranian officials and the Russian company that built it.
With the death of an injured woman at Sion Hospital in Mumbai and recovery of a child’s body from the debris at the site, the death toll in the building collapse at Shil Phata area in the district reached 74 yesterday evening. According to Regional Disaster Management Control (RDMC) sources, the mishap left 74 people dead of which 33 are men, 23 women and 18 children. Of the 59 injured, 36 have been admitted to hospitals in Thane, Kalwa and Mumbra.
Afghanistan, Suicide bombers disguised as Afghan soldiers stormed a courthouse Wednesday in a failed bid to free more than a dozen Taliban prisoners in western Afghanistan, officials said. At least 53 people, including the nine attackers were reported killed in the fighting. The assault in Farah province was the latest example of the Taliban’s ability to strike official institutions despite tight security measures.
Blast meant for officials ended up killing members of public near presidential palace and national theatre, say police. A suicide car bomber killed at least 10 people near the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Monday, in an explosion that police said was aimed at a senior security official. The attacker blew up his car while driving along a boulevard that runs between the palace and the national theatre.
Four Russians were killed when a U.N.-contracted cargo helicopter crashed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday. The helicopter crashed on Saturday on a thickly wooded mountainside around 20 km (12 miles) west of Bukavu airport. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said it was an Mi-8 helicopter owned by UTair and blamed the crash on adverse weather conditions.
The 2013 Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation crash was a Fokker 50 cargo service operated by that carrier that crashed in poor weather on approach to Goma International Airport, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on 4 March 2013. There were nine occupants on board the aircraft; six perished in the accident. No fatalities were reported on the ground, despite the aircraft crashing into a populated area of the city of Goma.
Early on 26 February, an Ultramagic N-425 balloon, registration SU-283, operated by Sky Cruise departed on a sight-seeing flight carrying twenty passengers and a pilot. According to a nearby balloon pilot, Mohamed Youssef, a fire started in the Sky Cruise balloon a few meters off the ground as it was attempting to land, possibly as a result of ground crew attempts to anchor the balloon. One source says that a mooring cable got wrapped around a gas cylinder.
A little over 12 hours after two bombs exploded in Hyderabad’s crowded Dilsukhnagar yesterday, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde visited the site this morning and also hospitals where the injured are admitted. 16 people have died and 117 are injured, five of them critically. All sixteen people have been identified. Among the dead are two MBA students and a young man who had appeared for a police exam. Many of the injured are also students.
A Ukrainian South Airlines Antonov An-24 plane commencing chartered flight YG 8971 crash-landed in Donetsk, Ukraine, leading to five confirmed fatalities. After a Ukrainian internal flight from Odessa to Donetsk the plane overshot the runway as it made a hard landing at Donetsk International Airport. As of 13 February 2013 five passengers were confirmed dead, while the fate of one passenger remains unclear.
Providence, Rhode Island: More than 220,000 homes and businesses remain remained without power on Sunday as the US Northeast and Canada dug out from a blizzard that dumped up to 3 feet (a meter) of snow on the most densely populated part of the region. The death toll was at 15. Some motorists had to be rescued after spending hours stuck in wet, heavy snow. About 650,000 lost power in eight states at the height of the storm.
Anxious relatives were searching for missing family members on Monday in a northern Indian city that is home to one of the world’s largest religious gatherings, unsure if their loved ones were caught in a stampede that killed 36 people. People thronged to the main hospital in Allahabad to see if their relatives were among 36 dead and 30 people injured in Sunday evening’s stampede at the city’s train station.
A group of backcountry skiers triggered an avalanche near Colorado’s Silverton Mountain ski area on Saturday, leaving one dead and one injured. Peter Carver, 23, of Durango, Colo., died in the slide, which occurred on federally-owned Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land about a mile and a half from of the hamlet of Gladstone, just outside the Silverton Mountain boundary. John Duncan Rothwell, 53, also of Durango, suffered what is suspected to be a fractured femur.
A passenger plane crashed in thick fog near Kazakhstan’s commercial capital Almaty on Tuesday and broke into pieces when it hit the ground, killing all 21 people on board. After several hours, rescue teams recovered the plane’s flight recorder, the central communications service for Kazakhstan’s president said on its Twitter page. 16 passengers and five crew members were on board at the time of accident.