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Seven crew rescued, four dead in Philippine ship grounding

Manila - Seven members of a crew forced to abandon their cargo ship after it ran aground during a typhoon in the Philippines have been rescued and the bodies of four others found, authorities said Wednesday.

Taiwan truck driver charged with negligent homicide over rail crash

Taipei - Taiwan prosecutors on Friday charged a truck driver with negligent homicide over his role in the island's worst rail disaster in decades that left 49 dead and more than 200 injured.

Taiwan transport minister resigns over train crash

Taipei - Taiwan's government on Thursday said it had accepted the resignation of its transport minister following a train crash earlier this month that killed 49 people, the island's deadliest in decades.

Iran atomic agency says nuclear facility hit by act of 'terrorism'

Tehran - Iran's atomic energy organisation said Sunday the Natanz nuclear facility was hit by a terrorist act, hours after it said an "accident" had caused a power failure there.

Brazilian pilot survives 38 days in Amazon after crash

Bras - Antonio Sena was flying a single-prop Cessna 210 over the Brazilian Amazon when the engine suddenly stopped, leaving him minutes to find a spot in the jungle to crash-land.

Salvage op delayed for Dutch cargo ship adrift in Norwegian Sea

Oslo - A Dutch cargo ship which has been adrift in rough seas off Norway for two days following a dramatic rescue of its crew cannot be towed to calmer waters until Thursday due to continuing poor weather, maritime authorities said.

Dutch cargo ship adrift off Norway, crew airlifted

Oslo - A Dutch cargo ship was adrift in the Norwegian Sea on Tuesday after all of its crew members were airlifted, with some having to jump into the rough waters to be rescued.

Taiwan train crash truck slid to tracks just a minute before hit

Hualien - The truck that caused Taiwan's worst train crash in decades was on the line for just over a minute before it was struck, officials said Tuesday, as salvage teams worked to remove the most damaged carriages.

Search for survivors called off as Bangladesh ferry toll rises to 28

Narayanganj - The search for survivors from a ferry disaster in Bangladesh was called off on Monday, officials said, with the death toll rising to 28 when rescuers pulled the vessel from the water and found bodies inside.

At least five dead as Bangladesh ferry sinks after collision

Dhaka - Five people died and rescue workers searched for survivors after a small ferry packed with up to 50 passengers sank having collided with another boat in Bangladesh on Sunday, officials said.

Truck driver makes tearful apology over Taiwan rail crash

Taipei - A maintenance worker whose runaway truck sparked Taiwan's worst rail disaster in recent decades made a tearful apology on Sunday as investigators said the train driver had little time to react to the collision.

At least five killed in Bangkok residence collapse

Bangkok - A Bangkok residence building collapsed on Saturday, killing at least four rescue workers and a resident, according to an emergency worker.

Taiwan train crash survivors recount horror and loss

Hualien - Survivors of Taiwan's worst rail crash in decades have recounted their desperate efforts to find loved ones in the twisted wreckage of the train at what should have been the start of a holiday weekend.

Taiwan mourns after deadliest train disaster in decades

Hualien - Grieving relatives of those who died in Taiwan's worst rail disaster in decades held prayers at the crash site on Saturday as salvage crews worked to remove the tangled mass of wrecked carriages.

At least 51 dead as Taiwan train derails in tunnel

Hualien - At least 51 people were killed on Friday when a packed train derailed inside a tunnel in eastern Taiwan at the start of a holiday weekend, the island's worst railway accident in decades.

Indonesia firefighters extinguish days-long oil refinery inferno

Jakarta - Indonesian firefighters on Wednesday extinguished a large blaze at one of the country's biggest oil refineries that had been burning for more than two days after an explosion.

Indonesia retrieves crashed Boeing jet's cockpit voice recorder

Jakarta - The cockpit voice recorder from a crashed Indonesian jet has been retrieved in "good condition", officials said Wednesday, more than two months after the airliner plunged into the sea killing all 62 passengers and crew.

Mexican man charged with smuggling 13 immigrants killed in border crash

Los Angeles - A Mexican man accused of smuggling into the United States 13 immigrants who died in a horrific car crash near the border this month has been arrested and charged with federal crimes, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Massive fire engulfs Indonesian oil refinery

Jakarta - A massive blaze broke out Monday at one of Indonesia's biggest oil refineries after a huge explosion turned the sprawling complex into a raging inferno.

Egypt buries train crash dead, toll revised to 19

Egypt - Egypt buried the dead Saturday from a train collision that killed at least 19 people and injured 185, according to a revised toll, as investigators probed the country's latest deadly rail crash.

Egypt buries train crash dead, toll revised to 19

Egypt - Egypt buried the dead Saturday from a train collision that killed at least 19 people and injured 185, according to a revised toll, as investigators probed the country's latest deadly rail crash.

More than 30 dead as Egypt trains collide

A collision between two trains killed at least 32 passengers and left more than 100 injured Friday in southern Egypt, a country plagued by fatal rail accidents widely blamed on crumbling infrastructure and poor maintenance.

Five dead in stampede while mourning Tanzania's Magufuli

Dar Es Salaam - A woman and four children were killed in a stampede in Tanzania as crowds rushed to mourn Tanzania's late president John Magufuli at the weekend, a relative told AFP on Tuesday.

US man charged over deaths of eight migrants

Washington - US authorities announced criminal charges Thursday against a Texas man after eight undocumented migrants he was transporting in his truck died after he crashed while fleeing police.

French billionaire MP Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash

Paris - French billionaire Olivier Dassault, a politician and scion of the Dassault aircraft-making family, was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

French billionaire MP Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash

Paris - French billionaire Olivier Dassault, a politician and scion of the Dassault aircraft-making family, was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday, with President Emmanuel Macron paying tribute to a captain of industry who "never stopped serving our country"....

US safety agency cites 'metal fatigue' in Boeing 777 incident

New York - A key US safety regulator said Friday initial investigations confirm metal fatigue was a factor in last month's scare when a Boeing 777 engine caught fire and rained debris on houses below.

Turkey blames bad weather for deadly military helicopter crash

Istanbul - Turkey's defence minister on Friday blamed bad weather for a military helicopter crash that killed 10 soldiers and a senior commander in the country's restive southeast.

Eleven Turkish soldiers killed in helicopter crash

Istanbul - Eleven Turkish soldiers were killed when their military helicopter crashed in heavy weather in the country's restive southeast on Thursday, the defence ministry said.

13 dead in California SUV crash may have crossed at Mexico border gap

Los Angeles - All 13 people killed when a packed vehicle collided with a truck in California are believed to have entered the US illegally through a nearby breach in the Mexico border fence, US authorities said Wednesday.
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Accident scene at the Obalende area of Lagos
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A police officer at the scene of an accident in Toronto
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Incidents such as this happened due to alcohol and cell phone use. Studies have proven that current bans on usage are not stopping further accidents.
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Accident during filming of Transformers 3.
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A bus crashed into a low overpass bridge in Boston injuring at least 30.
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