Disasters
Associated Press/Photo by Mulugeta Ayene

Ethiopian Airlines crash kills everyone on board

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/11/19, 10:29 am

Recovery workers on Monday resumed their search for the remains of the passengers and crew members who died Sunday after an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed, killing all 157 people on board. The Boeing 737 Max 8 went down six minutes after take-off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The flight, which was en route to Nairobi, Kenya, had eight crew members and 149 passengers from 35 countries on board. Many of the passengers were traveling to a United Nations environmental conference that began Monday, including at least 19 employees of UN-affiliated organizations.

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Associated Press/Photo by Nariman El-Mofty

Fight led to fiery train crash in Cairo

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/28/19, 10:33 am

A fight between two conductors led to a crash Wednesday at a busy train station in Cairo, Egypt, that killed at least 25 people, authorities said. At least 47 people were injured, many critically, and officials said the death toll could rise. A single, unmanned railcar collided with the buffer stop at the station and ignited an explosion and fire on the platform of the Ramses Station.

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Associated Press/Photo by Zabed Hasnain Chowdhury

Bangladesh fire kills dozens in crowded district

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/21/19, 11:33 am

At least 81 people died when an apartment building caught fire in an older, overcrowded part of Bangladesh’s capital, officials said Thursday. The blaze began late Wednesday night in a building in Dhaka’s Chawkbazar district. It quickly spread to several other buildings, including some that stored chemicals and plastics. The buildings also housed shops and restaurants. Many of the casualties were trapped inside the buildings, and the death toll could rise as some of the 50 injured people remain in critical condition, according to local officials.

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