Tag: Accidents and Safety

At Least 18 Dead as Building Collapses in Cambodian City

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia — At least 18 people were killed and 24 injured in the collapse of a Chinese-owned building under construction in a Cambodian coastal city, the police said on Sunday, a project that the authorities said had lacked required permits and had continued despite orders to cease work. The collapse early Saturday of the […]

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Before Fatal Boat Crash in Budapest, Safety Warnings Went Unheeded

BUDAPEST — The warnings came before a ship called the Mermaid set out on May 29 in driving rain for a nighttime tour of Budapest. Before the much larger Viking Sigyn struck the Mermaid, capsizing and sinking it in seconds. Before 28 people died in Hungary’s worst boating accident in at least six decades. Traffic […]

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Dallas Crane Collapse Kills 1 and Injures 6, Officials Say

A crane collapsed into an apartment building in Dallas on Sunday, killing one person and injuring at least six others as heavy storms passed through the area, the authorities said. Of the six injured, two were in critical condition at area hospitals. The crane collapsed on top of Elan City Lights, an apartment complex in […]

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Russian and U.S. Navy Ships Narrowly Avoid Collision in Philippine Sea

MOSCOW — After years of increasing assertiveness by Russia’s military in waters and airspace around its borders, a Russian destroyer nearly collided on Friday with a United States warship in the waters of the Philippine Sea. Each side blamed the other for the episode, which took place in Asian waters that have previously been the […]

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Russian and U.S. Ships Narrowly Avoid Collision in Philippine Sea

A Russian destroyer and a United States Navy guided missile cruiser nearly collided on Friday in the Philippine Sea, and each side blamed the other for what could have been a devastating episode. The United States Navy said the events took place around 11:45 a.m. local time as a result of an “unsafe and unprofessional” […]

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8 Missing Climbers in Indian Himalayas May Have Died in Avalanche, Officials Say

NEW DELHI — Eight mountain climbers missing for more than a week in the Indian Himalayas appear to have died in an avalanche, disaster response officials said Monday, citing aerial photographs that show bodies in the snow. The climbers — four Britons, two Australians, one American and one Indian — had been out of contact […]

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