Disasters
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Investigators: Pilots battled bad sensors on Boeing jets

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/21/19, 12:43 pm

The Indonesian transportation safety agency on Thursday released more details from the October 2018 Lion Air plane crash, revealing disturbing similarities between it and the Ethiopian Airlines crash earlier this month. The day before Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea off Indonesia on Oct. 29, an off-duty pilot averted a nosedive during a flight from Bali to Jakarta.

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Rescue efforts continue following Cyclone Idai

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/21/19, 11:34 am

Rescue workers on Thursday intensified efforts to assist stranded victims of Cyclone Idai, which struck southern Africa last week killing hundreds of people. The storm hit Mozambique late Thursday before moving into Zimbabwe and Malawi. In Mozambique’s worst-hit area, the port city of Beira, floodwaters covered a 31-mile expanse of farms and villages. Teams rescued 910 stranded people on Wednesday, said Caroline Haga with the International Federation of the Red Cross. “We are hoping to rescue as many as we can today, as it is not raining,” she said Thursday.

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Mozambique mourns Cyclone Idai victims

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/20/19, 12:11 pm

Mozambique began three days of mourning on Wednesday after Cyclone Idai killed hundreds of people and left behind massive flooding. The storm struck Mozambique late Thursday before moving on to Zimbabwe and Malawi. Rivers in Mozambique breached their banks, creating what aid workers described as “inland oceans” stretching for miles, the United Nations reported. Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi said more than 200 people died in his country but the death toll could climb much higher.

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