The toll in New Zealand’s earthquake-hit Christchurch city has reached 123 and is expected to rise further Saturday, police said. The magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit Christchurch Feb 22. Police superintendent Dave Cliff told the media Saturday morning that 123 people had been confirmed dead. “We do expect that number to rise today.” Two hundred people [...] Continue reading New Zealand quake: Toll rises to 123
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Three more youths succumbed to their injuries in the train rooftop accident in Uttar Pradesh, taking the death toll to 17, officials said Wednesday. The authorities continue to pass the buck over why hundreds of youths were allowed to sit atop a train, which led to the victims being crushed by an overbridge. The accident [...] Continue reading Train rooftop accident toll 17, blame game on
The death toll in the Varanasi bomb blast has risen to two with another victim being declared dead this morning. Sixty-five year old Phoolmati, who was present at the Sheetla Ghat on December 7, had sustained severe head injuries and succumbed to death. One-and-a-half-year old girl Swastika was the first casualty of the blast that [...] Continue reading Varanasi blast: Death toll rises to two
The toll in the East Delhi house collapse mounted to 64 this morning even as scores of rescue workers were working to pull out people still trapped inside the debris of the structure. The 15-year-old four-storey building, which had an illegal fifth floor under construction, came crashing down around 8.15 p.m. on Monday Till now [...] Continue reading Toll in Delhi building collapse rises to 64, rescue work still on
A day after a violent storm lashed parts of Bihar, West Bengal and Assam, the body count climbed to 128 Thursday. There is mounting anger and helplessness among the hundreds of thousands rendered homeless as they say food, medicines and temporary shelters have been hard to come by.
At least 81 people died in Bihar, while [...] Continue reading Storm toll rises to 128, victims say relief inadequate