Tag Archives: Disaster

  • Undersea gas pipeline rupture causes fire in Gulf of Mexico

    Mexico’s state-owned oil company said Friday it suffered a rupture in an undersea gas pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico, sending flames boiling to the surface in the Gulf waters. Boats had been dispatched to pump more water over the flames. ...

  • Dalai Lama offers condolences to victims of Taiwan train accident

    Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has written to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to express his condolences over the train crash in Taiwan, "also to those families who have lost loved ones as well as others affected" by the incident. ...

  • Lebanon government steps down over blast fallout

    Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced his government's resignation Monday under a barrage of pressure over the catastrophic Beirut port explosion six days earlier that has reignited angry street protests. ...

  • 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. ...