Accidents

Explosion hits tourist bus near Egypt’s Giza pyramids – security sources

An explosion targeting a tourist bus injured at least 12 people near a new museum being built close to the Giza pyramids in Egypt on Sunday, two security sources said. Most of those injured were foreign tourists, the sources said. There were no reports of deaths. The U.S. embassy in Cairo said it was aware …

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Four dead after Dubai International Airport small plane crash

At least four people died in a crash involving a small plane on a mission to calibrate terrestrial navigation systems at the Dubai International Airport (DXB), the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced on Thursday evening. The UK-registered DA42 plane had four crew members – three British and one South African on board when …

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Air Canada plane collides with fuel truck at Toronto airport, injuring 5 people

Five people were injured during the collision of an Air Canada Express plane and a fuel tanker truck at Toronto’s Pearson International airport early Friday. The collision occurred around 1:36 a.m. ET as Flight 8615 was taxiing to a gate at Terminal 1 with 50 passengers aboard. The DHC-8-300 was originally headed to Sudbury from Toronto, but …

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At least 13 dead as passenger plane erupts into fireball after emergency landing

At least 13 people are dead after a fire broke out aboard an Aeroflot flight in Russia Sunday, the country’s Investigative Committee said. The Russian Superjet 100 was flying from Moscow to Murmansk when a fire broke out on board. Aeroflot Flight SU1492 returned to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, making a hard landing, news agency Interfax reported. …

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Explosion at Illinois silicone plant leaves 4 injured, 3 missing

An explosion rocked parts of an Illinois city Friday night, leaving four humans injured and three others unaccounted for, authorities said. The blast happened at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan, about 40 miles north of Chicago, police said. The company describes itself as a manufacturer of area of expertise silicone chemicals. The “catastrophic explosion” hit around 9:30 p.m. nearby time, said Cmdr. Joe Florip, a Waukegan police spokesman. Three employees are unaccounted for, Waukegan Fire Marshal Steven Lenzi said. …

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Boeing 737 with passengers skids off runway into Florida river

A Boeing 737-800 jet arriving from the Guantanamo Bay military station in Cuba went one hundred ft off the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and into the St. Johns River in Florida on Friday evening. The chartered Miami Air International Flight 293, which was once reportedly carrying 136 passengers and seven crew members, prompted a “massive rescue response” to the scene however no fatalities had been reported, according to …

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MILAN- BUS DRIVER HOLD 51 CHILDREN HOSTAGE, SETS BUS ABLAZE

While trying to pass a message to the Italian government, 47-year-old Ousseynou Sy an Italian citizen originally from Senegal, held 51 children captive while driving them back home from school. According to reports, the man is angry about the continued deaths of African immigrants at sea. Last year alone, an estimated 2,297 persons were confirmed …

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CHRISTCHURCH CITIZENS BURY THEIR DEAD

As New Zealand police continue to work with families to positively dentify those killed in last Friday’s attack at two Christchurch mosques, members of the community have started burying their dead on Wednesday and try to move forward with their lives. As of late last night, about 21 bodies were already identified and given to …

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SIMILARITIES BETWEEN ETHIOPIAN AIRLINE AND THE LION AIRLINE CRASH

The news of the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 was greeted with applause from around the world. Questions are being asked as to what could have caused plane crashes in planes of the same models. The full details have not yet been released, but here are some similarities in both accidents of March …

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TRAIN ACCIDENT IN DRC CONGO CLAIMS MANY LIVES

A cargo train in Kasai province of DRC Congo veered off a bridge while attempting to cross it. Many carriages fell over the bridge into the Luembe River and a reported death toll of about 32 persons and over 91 injuries have been accounted for. Authorities say a large number of children were among the …

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