Disasters
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Indonesia searches plane crash site

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/30/18, 11:16 am

Indonesian authorities and rescue workers on Tuesday continued to search for human remains and clues after a plane crashed Monday with 189 people on board. The Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft went down in the sea northeast of Jakarta 13 minutes after it took off. The Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency on Tuesday said workers recovered 10 intact bodies and some other body parts.

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Survivors unlikely in Indonesian plane crash

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/29/18, 09:27 am

Rescuers are searching for debris and human remains after an Indonesian plane with 189 people on board crashed into the sea minutes after it took off early Monday morning from Jakarta. The Lion Air plane went down 13 minutes after it departed the Indonesian capital for Pangkal Pinang, an island chain off Sumatra. Officials said 181 passengers and eight crew members boarded the flight, including an Italian national and an Indian pilot.

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Children swept away in Jordan flash flood

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 10/26/18, 10:54 am

Authorities in Jordan on Friday continued to search for survivors after flash floods a day earlier killed at least 20 people, the majority of them children. About 37 middle school students, seven teachers, and other visitors were at the hot springs near the Dead Sea when heavy rainfall triggered the sudden flood. “It swept away the students for 4 to 5 kilometers,” said Brig. Gen. Farid al-Sharaa, a Civil Defense spokesman. Officials said 13 of the dead and 26 of about 36 injured people were children from a private school in Amman.

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