Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat died when a Mi-17V5 helicopter carrying them crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor. This throws a light on the history of Mi-17 choppers accidents in India.
A powerful autumn storm, named Aurore, blasted parts of western Europe on Thursday, knocking out power to a quarter of a million French homes and damaging buildings in at least four countries. Train services were disrupted by uprooted trees littering tracks in France, Germany and the Netherlands and roofs were ripped off many buildings, includingContinue reading “Strong winds cause damage, disruptions in western Europe”
At least 23 people were killed and 65 were hospitalized when a railway overpass and train collapsed onto a busy road in Mexico City on Monday night, crushing cars under fallen carriages and rubble. The authorities halted rescue efforts shortly after they began, saying there was a risk that more train parts and debris could slamContinue reading “Mexico City rail overpass collapses onto road, killing at least 23”
A stampede at a religious festival attended by tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews in northern Israel killed at least 45 people and injured about 150 early Friday, medical officials said. It was one of the country’s deadliest civilian disasters. The stampede began when large numbers of people thronged a narrow tunnel-like passage during theContinue reading “Religious festival stampede in Israel kills 45, hurts dozens”