Natural disasters

Death, hunger, looting: Typhoon-ravaged Philippines’ state of national calamity

Death, hunger, looting: Typhoon-ravaged Philippines’ state of national calamity

In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which left thousands dead and many more displaced and survivors battling for survival amid devastation and chaos, the Philippines has declared a state of national calamity to help restore order to the reeling nation. In a primetime television speech delivered Monday, President Benigno Aquino said: “We declare a state […]

‘Red alert’: Monster cyclone hits Indian coast, sends 440,000 fleeing

‘Red alert’: Monster cyclone hits Indian coast, sends 440,000 fleeing

As one of the largest cyclones in India’s history has reached its eastern coast, prompting a national red alert and sending some 440,000 people scurrying for shelter, the first deaths have been reported. Five people were killed in Odisha when trees uprooted by wind gusts fell on them, local media cited police officials as saying. […]

Four confirmed dead, hundreds unaccounted for in Colorado floods

Four confirmed dead, hundreds unaccounted for in Colorado floods

Four people have been confirmed dead and over 500 reported missing following devastating floods in Colorado. Authorities fear the death toll will rise as thousands are rescued from the flood zone. Since the region’s worst flooding in decades began Wednesday four people have already been confirmed dead and police expects to find more bodies as […]

2 dead, dozens injured as Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco intl airport (PHOTOS)

2 dead, dozens injured as Boeing 777 crash lands at San Francisco intl airport (PHOTOS)

An Asiana Airline Boeing 777 from Seoul, South Korea, has crash landed at San Francisco International Airport leaving two dead and more than 180 injured. The two fatalities were identified by state media on Sunday as two Chinese schoolgirls, Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, both 16, who had been traveling as part of a group […]

Arizona inferno: 19 firefighters killed, town evacuated, 250 homes feared destroyed

Arizona inferno: 19 firefighters killed, town evacuated, 250 homes feared destroyed

At least 19 firefighters have died battling fire in Yarnell Hill in Arizona after the blaze ravaged the town forcing people to evacuate, local officials say. An estimated 250 homes are feared destroyed by the ongoing fire that is currently covering more than 2,000 acres, Arizona State Forestry Division spokesman Mike Reichling stated. State forestry is […]

Earthquake in China has claimed 157 lives, with more than 5,700 injured (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Earthquake in China has claimed 157 lives, with more than 5,700 injured (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake in southwestern China has left 157 dead and more than 5,700 people injured, Reuters reports. The Chinese army has stepped in to deal with the debris of collapsed houses and public building as death toll continues to rise. Please follow RT’s LIVE UPDATES on the earthquake in China. The disaster has struck the […]

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