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Hurricane Matthew kills over 800 in Haiti

BBC Online Hurricane Matthew killed more than 800 people and left tens of thousands homeless in Haiti earlier this week before it skirted Florida`s Atlantic coast on Friday and plowed northward over waters just off Georgia.   The number of deaths in Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, surged to at least 842 on Friday as information trickled in ... Read More »

Over 400 dead in hurricane-hit Haiti

BBC Online At least 400 people are now known to have died as Hurricane Matthew leveled huge swaths of Haiti’s south, a local senator told AFP Friday. Herve Fourcand, a senator for the Sud department, which felt the full force of the impact, said he had so far recorded 400 deaths with several localities still inaccessible. The civil protection agency ... Read More »

Hurricane Matthew kills 339 in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew has killed at least 339 people in Haiti, including dozens in one coastal town that authorities and rescue workers were only beginning to reach days after the powerful storm, officials said on Thursday. The Interior Ministry, a mayor and other local officials confirmed the numbers across Haiti to Reuters, with many victims killed by falling trees, flying debris ... Read More »

Floods affect 600,000 in North Korea

International Desk At least 600,000 people in North Korea have been affected by heavy flooding that damaged or destroyed 30,000 homes, the Red Cross said, calling for urgent humanitarian aid ahead of the winter. “The disaster hit, in many ways, at probably the worst time,” said Chris Staines, head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies ... Read More »

5.2 magnitude quake hits Indo-Pak border in J&K

International Desk A medium intensity earthquake measuring 5.2 on Richter scale struck the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Mild tremors were also felt in Peshawar, Gilgit, Chilas and Islamabad. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre was in Pakistan, 117 km east of the Swat Valley city of Mingaora, at a depth of 43.4 km. Read More »

Mohakhali Bon Bhaban catches fire

 businessnews24bd.com Fire has broken out at Bon Bhaban in the capital`s Mohakhali.   Four units of Fire Service are trying to douse the blaze.   The fire engulfed at the Dhaka divisional forest office headquarters around 10:45am on Monday, Mizanur Rahman, duty officer of Fire Service Control Room, confirmed to risingbd.   He, however, could not tell over casualties and ... Read More »

Barisal launch capsize :13 bodies recovered , 14 missing

Barisal Correspondent At least thirteen people including six women and a child died and 13 others were missing as a launch carrying around 60 people on board capsized in Shandhya river in Banaripara upazila of Barisal today. The deceased were identified as Kohinur Bagum, 60, Sagar Mir, 25, Shukhen Mallik, 40, Hira Begum, 26, Mozammel Mollah, 60, Rabeya Khatun, 45, ... Read More »

Lightning strikes kill 8 in 4 dists

 businessnews24bd.com At least eight people were killed in separate lightning strikes in Tangail, Dinajpur, Sunamganj, Kishoreganj districts on Tuesday morning. In Tangail, three people were killed and another one injured in lightning strikes in Madhupur upazila. The deceased were identified as Nikhil Hajong, 45, and his two sons George Simsang, 10, and Loton Simsang, 8. Madhupur police station officer -in-charge ... Read More »

Typhoon Meranti kills 28 in China

The death toll has gone up to 28 after typhoon Meranti, the world’s strongest typhoon this year, wreaked havoc as it passed through China, authorities reported on Saturday, reports agencies.  Typhoon Meranti arrived in Xiamen province early on Thursday. The typhoon has left another 15 missing in Fujian and Zhejiang provinces of China, Xinhua news agency reported. Authorities earlier said ... Read More »

Titas Gas investigating into Tongi Tampaco factory blast

Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company is investigating whether any leakage in gas line caused the fire that burnt down Tampaco Foils factory in Tongi, killing at least 34, reports bdnews24,com  Titas Gas Managing Director Mir Moshiur Rahman said an investigation committee was formed on Thursday, five days into the incident. The state-owned company’s General Manager for Dhaka Metro North, ... Read More »

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