Tag Archives: Disaster

  • Dalai Lama brother’s noodle factory gutted in Kalimpong

    A historic noodle factory in Kalimpong, owned by Gyalo Thondup, 90, the elder brother of Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, was gutted in a fire on Saturday night. ...

  • Huge fire engulfs Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

    A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday evening, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. ...

  • Wildfire claims more than 100 homes in Australia

    A bushfire which flared on Christmas Day has destroyed more than 100 homes in southern Australia, and officials warned the losses could have been worse. ...

  • Ship with over 450 on board sinks in China’s Yangtze

    Chinese rescuers on Tuesday searched for hundreds missing after a passenger ship carrying more than 450 people capsized in the storm-hit Yangtze river, with several survivors reportedly confirmed trapped in the upturned hull. ...

  • Nepal asks foreign nations to end search, rescue operations

    Nepal has asked foreign countries to wrap up search and rescue operations nine days after a devastating earthquake killed more than 7,200 people, now there is no hope of finding people alive. ...

  • Thousands still missing after Nepal quake

    Thousands of people were still missing in Nepal on Friday as food and help began to trickle through to those stranded in remote areas after last week's earthquake which killed 6,250. ...

  • Tibet earthquake toll rises to 20; forecast of rain, snow

    The death toll in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region due to the devastating earthquake that hit neighbouring Nepal climbed to 20 today as the government continued to reach out to people in the affected areas. ...

  • Difficult hour for Nepal, death toll could be 10,000, says PM

    The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake could reach 10,000, the prime minister said on Tuesday, as residents frustrated by the government's slow response to the crisis. ...

  • Dalai Lama, CTA express condolences for victims of earthquake in Nepal

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has expressed sadness about the massive earthquake in Nepal that has killed thousands. ...

  • Over thousand killed in Nepal quake, deadly avalanche on Everest

    A massive earthquake killed more than 1,200 people Saturday as it tore through large parts of Nepal, toppling office blocks and towers in Kathmandu and triggering a deadly avalanche at Everest base camp. ...