Disasters
Associated Press/Photo by George Novak/New Zealand Herald

Deadly volcano erupts in New Zealand

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/09/19, 11:04 am

At least five people died when the volcano on White Island, New Zealand, erupted on Monday. About 50 people were on the island, including at least 30 passengers from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Authorities have rescued 18 people, many of whom had severe burns and other injuries. Police don’t expect to find any more survivors, and rescue teams were unable to return to the island due to falling ash and toxic gases.

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Albania quake toll rises

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/27/19, 10:22 am

Emergency workers in Albania on Wednesday used drones and dogs to keep searching for survivors in the rubble left by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake. The death toll rose to 26, with 20 people still missing. The Balkan nation recorded at least 250 aftershocks since the Tuesday morning quake, which struck 19 miles northwest of the capital city of Tirana.

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Strong earthquake hits Albania

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/26/19, 10:17 am

Rescue crews searched for survivors on Tuesday after an early morning earthquake killed at least 18 people and left more than 600 others injured. The 6.4 magnitude quake was the strongest to hit the Balkan nation in decades. It struck 19 miles northwest of Tirana, the capital city, with a depth of 12 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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