Disasters
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Plane crash kills dozens in Russia

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/06/19, 11:17 am

At least 40 people died when a Russian airplane caught fire during an emergency landing Sunday evening. The Sukhoi Superjet 100, operated by national carrier Aeroflot, bounced off the runway and burst into flames at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. Video footage showed passengers escaping on emergency slides and running across the tarmac to safety.

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Cyclone Fani damages eastern India

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/03/19, 12:20 pm

Cyclone Fani made landfall on India’s eastern coast early Friday with torrential rainfall and winds of up to 127 miles per hour. The cyclone struck the coastal state of Odisha and later weakened to a “very severe storm” as it moved north to the state of West Bengal, the Indian Meteorological Department said.

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Powerful cyclone headed for India

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/02/19, 12:14 pm

Indian authorities on Thursday started to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people from villages along the country’s eastern coast ahead of a strong storm. Cyclone Fani is expected to make landfall early Friday with winds of up to 124 mph and heavy rainfall, according to the Indian Meteorological Department. Authorities worry the storm could become the strongest since 1999, when a cyclone killed about 10,000 people after raging through the eastern coastal areas of the state of Odisha.

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