Disasters
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Russian missile test explodes

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/12/19, 11:54 am

Russia on Monday held funerals for five nuclear engineers killed during a failed missile test last week. The explosion Thursday on an offshore Russian testing facility in the White Sea killed at least seven people and injured several others. It also caused a spike in nuclear radiation in the nearby port city of Severodvinsk, according to local authorities.

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Deadly flooding and landslides in South Asia affect millions

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/16/19, 11:25 am

Seasonal rainfall and landslides across parts of South Asia have led to the deaths of more than 100 people and have affected millions more, officials said this week. Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center said at least 78 people died there and 32 others remain missing. Nepalese authorities deployed more than 40,000 soldiers and police officers to distribute food, tents, and medicine to those affected. In the northeastern Indian state of Assam, flooding killed at least 19 people and affected about 4.5 million others.

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Seven Americans dead in Bahamas helicopter crash

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/05/19, 11:57 am

All seven Americans on board a helicopter headed for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Thursday died when it crashed off Grand Cay in the Bahamas, officials confirmed. The Royal Bahamas Police Force said the helicopter went missing shortly after it departed Big Grand Cay. An investigation with civil aviation authorities is underway, according to police. Authorities said four women and three men were killed but did not provide additional details.

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