Disasters
Associated Press/Photo by Christophe Ena

Fire official says Notre Dame’s towers saved

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich, Lynde Langdon & Mickey McLean
Posted 4/15/19, 06:28 pm

UPDATE: Paris Fire Chief Jean-Claude Gallet said Monday night that firefighters had stopped the fire from spreading to Notre Dame Cathedral’s north tower belfry and had saved both of the structure’s iconic towers. He said one firefighter was injured and crews would continue working overnight to cool down the structure. The Paris prosecutors’ office does not believe arson or terrorism caused the blaze and is treating it as an accident.

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Associated Press/Photo by Mulugeta Ayene

Pilots in Ethiopian Airlines crash followed procedure

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/03/19, 12:12 pm

Pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that crashed in March followed Boeing’s recommended emergency procedures but could not get control of the plane, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The crew turned off the flight control system that pushed the plane’s nose down after takeoff but could not get it to correct course, people familiar with the investigation’s preliminary findings told the Journal.

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Associated Press/Photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi

Cholera spreads rapidly in Mozambique

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 4/02/19, 01:28 pm

At least two people in cyclone-ravaged Mozambique have died in a growing cholera outbreak that has infected 1,400 people, government officials said Tuesday. Since health officials confirmed the first five cholera cases last week, the number of people with the disease has ballooned. Most of the cases are in the capital city of Beira, which is the hardest-hit area and the country’s hub for coordinating the disaster response.

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