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Explosion leaves up to 75 coal miners trapped underground in Russia
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Explosion leaves up to 75 coal miners trapped underground in Russia

A rescue mission is underway to save dozens of missing trapped coal miners after a fire broke out at a mine in Russia. Emergency services rushed to the Listvyazhnaya coal mine in the Kemerovo region of Russia’s Siberia on Thursday November 25. At least one miner was reported to have died in the incident while fears have been growing for the missing coal miners amid the mine evacuation. A number of the coal miners were suffering from smoke poisoning when they were brought to the surface, authorities said. Russian media Interfax news agency quoted a mine official saying 75 miners’ whereabouts were unaccounted for. More than 200 people have been saved, emergency services said. Regional Governor Sergei Tsivilev said one person had died and another 43 were injured, acc...
46 people killed after fire tears through 13-story residential building in Taiwan
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46 people killed after fire tears through 13-story residential building in Taiwan

At least 46 people have been killed and dozens left injured after a major fire broke out in a building in southern Taiwan on Thursday, October 14. The blaze started in the 13-story commercial and residential building at 2:54 a.m. local time (2:54 p.m. ET) in Kaohsiung city's Yancheng district, according to Taiwan's official Central News Agency (CNA). Rescue operations are still underway, with more than 377 rescue workers deployed to the scene, a spokesman at the Kaohsiung city fire bureau told CNN. At least 41 people have suffered injuries, he sai A total of 139 fire trucks and ambulances were deployed to the scene and extinguished the fire by 7:17 a.m. (7:17 pm ET), CNA said. By midday, at least 62 people between the ages of 8 and 83 had been rescued. More than 100 residen...
‘We’ll make you pay’ – Joe Biden vows to ‘hunt down’ ISIS-K for double suicide bomb attack that killed 13 US troops and 90 Afghans
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‘We’ll make you pay’ – Joe Biden vows to ‘hunt down’ ISIS-K for double suicide bomb attack that killed 13 US troops and 90 Afghans

US President Joe Biden promised to hunt down and destroy the ISIS-K terrorists who killed 13 American service personnel and dozens of Afghans in a double suicide attack on Kabul airport. He made the promise on Thursday, August 26, as he joined UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in vowing to continue the evacuation efforts in Afghanistan despite a "continued" risk of further bombings by the terrorist group. The ISIS-K, a terrorist group which is an enemy of the Taliban who are in control of the country, is an off-shoot of the terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS). Last night, August 26, ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the double bombing, which is believed to have killed at least 90 people and injured more than 150 others. Bodies on the floor following the bombings ...
Many Dead, Dozens Missing In Heavy Germany Flood
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Many Dead, Dozens Missing In Heavy Germany Flood

Over 19 lives have been lost and several others missing after heavy rains triggered flash floods in parts of Germany, damaging homes and disrupting transport. Police in the western city of Koblenz said in a Twitter post on Thursday that four people had died in Ahrweiler county, with some 50 others trapped on the roofs of their houses awaiting rescue. Many of those reported missing were on the roofs of at least six houses that were swept away by floods in the municipality of Schuld, where the rainfall caused rivers to burst their banks, local police said. Schuld is located in the Eifel, a volcanic region of rolling hills and small valleys southwest of Cologne. The full extent of the damage in the region was still unclear after many villages were cut off by floodwater and landsl...
44 killed, dozens hurt in religious festival stampede in Israel
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44 killed, dozens hurt in religious festival stampede in Israel

A stampede at a religious festival attended by tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews in northern Israel killed at least 44 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 the event, according to witnesses and video footage. People began falling on top of each other near the end of the walkway, as they descended slippery metal stairs, witnesses said. One of the injured, Avraham Leibe, told Israeli public broadcaster Kan that a crush of people trying to descend the mountain caused a “general bedlam” on a slippery metal slope followed by stairs. “Nobody managed to halt,” he said from a hospital bed. “I saw one af...
Terrorism Financing: Dozens Arrested In Nationwide Crackdown
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Terrorism Financing: Dozens Arrested In Nationwide Crackdown

Dozens of persons have been arrested by security agents in an ongoing nationwide crackdown on suspected financiers and collaborators of Boko Haram and other criminal groups in Nigeria. This is coming five months after Daily Trust exclusively reported jailing of six Nigerians in the United Arab Emirates over allegations of terrorism financing. The ongoing inter-agency operation is being led by a top intelligence officer, with an army general leading a task team comprising military personnel and staff from intelligence services. Multiple sources informed Daily Trust that the closely-guarded operation is being coordinated by Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), in collaboration with the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and the Central ...
Pimp, 61, bags 12-years in prison for recklessly infecting three prostitutes with HIV
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Pimp, 61, bags 12-years in prison for recklessly infecting three prostitutes with HIV

A pimp who infected three prostitutes with HIV after having unprotected sex with dozens of them, has been jailed for 12 years. John Nehemiah Rodney, 61, from Swindon, tested positive for the virus in August 2013 but continued to have unprotected sex with multiple women. Detectives said they started investigating him in 2017 after a complaint from a woman who tested positive for HIV after she had sex with him. He had initially denied inflicting grievous bodily harm on the women but changed his plea to guilty back in January. According to Mail Online, Bristol Crown Court heard on Wednesday that police found Rodney had engaged in unprotected sex with numerous women over several years without informing them of his condition or taking the essential treatment. More than 50 women we...
Bill Cosby Is Denied Early Release From Jail Despite Dozens Of Coronavirus Infections Inside His Prison
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Bill Cosby Is Denied Early Release From Jail Despite Dozens Of Coronavirus Infections Inside His Prison

Disgraced comic actor, Bill Cosby has been denied an early release from prison despite dozens of Coronavirus infections inside the facility where he is housed. The 82-year-old is serving a three to 10 years sentence at SCI Phoenix in Skippack, Pennsylvania after being found guilty of aggravated sexual assault in 2018. As a result of the pandemic, several prisoners across the world have been released early or sent to home confinement. Last Friday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf revealed a plan to ‘temporarily relieve’ at-risk inmates in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus behind bars, sparking speculation that Cosby could be freed. But the state’s Department of Corrections have ruled out an early release for the actor. ‘Sex offenders are not eligible under the repriev...
Boko Haram Kills 30 In Maiduguri, Kidnaps Dozens
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Boko Haram Kills 30 In Maiduguri, Kidnaps Dozens

Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 30 people and abducted many women and children in a raid in Borno State, a regional government spokesman said on Monday. The attack Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri. The jihadists stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping women and children, state government spokesman Ahmad Abdurrahman Bundi said. They aimed at travellers who had stopped for the night and torched vehicles. The attackers “killed not less than 30 people who are mostly motorists and destroyed 18 vehicles,” Bundi said in a statement after visiting the scene. The attack, some 25 kilometres (15 miles) west of Maiduguri, occurred in an area where fighters ...
Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers In Turkey (Photos)
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Avalanche Kills Dozens Of Rescuers In Turkey (Photos)

Two avalanches in eastern Turkey have killed 38 people, most of them buried by the second snowslip while working to rescue victims of the first, officials said on Wednesday. Some 300 emergency service workers were called to a highway near the mountain-surrounded town of Bahcesaray in Van province, which borders Iran, after an avalanche struck late on Tuesday, killing five people. Around noon on Wednesday, the second avalanche struck the team. Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Authority (AFAD) said 33 people died when the second avalanche hit while they were searching for two more victims of the first snowslip, which killed five people, after rescuing eight others. Emergency teams were still searching for other colleagues under the snow, Mehmet Emin Bilmez, the governor of the easter...
US Lawmakers Clash While Awaiting Brief On Mueller Report
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US Lawmakers Clash While Awaiting Brief On Mueller Report

Republican and Democratic lawmakers clashed sharply on Sunday over the meaning of the newly completed report on Russian meddling, even as they waited to be briefed on its scope and contents. President Donald Trump has yet to receive or be briefed on the findings of the Robert Mueller probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, a spokesman said from the Florida resort where Trump was spending the weekend. The president was continuing a rare silence on Twitter about the matter. Sunday marked his third day with no public comment on the investigation that he has blasted dozens of times as a “witch hunt.” Attorney General William Barr, who received the secret report on Friday, is expected to brief key members of Congress sometime Sunday, though no announcement has be...
Drug Baron El Chapo To Face Life in Prison, After Being Found Guilty
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Drug Baron El Chapo To Face Life in Prison, After Being Found Guilty

Mexican drug cartel boss known under nickname El Chapo to face life in prison after a US court found him guilty on all charges in a high-profile narcotics trial. Jurors in a federal court in Brooklyn have delivered a guilty verdict on all 10 charges in a high point of the 11-week long trial, with several of the charges carrying a life sentence, Independent UK reports. He was accused of trafficking tons of illicit drugs on several separate occasions, organizing a murder conspiracy and illegal use of firearms. The 61-year-old was a key player in the Mexican drug cartel landscape. Unlike other people in a similar position, Guzman would not plead guilty and went for a public trial after being extradited to the US. The proceeding involved over 50 witnesses and gave a unique insi...
Man Performing Sex Acts With Dozens of Women Surfaces
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Man Performing Sex Acts With Dozens of Women Surfaces

The viral photos of a man performing sex acts with dozens of women has surfaced online, and has also sparked a controversy. The identity of the man was not given and it couldn’t be confirmed if the man who was performing sex acts on dozens of women had a porn intention. Here are the photos below; \ Recall that Nigerian porn star Kingtblakhoc started off like this. He started off with racy Instagram videos of him with nude and semi-nude women in his hotel room. After gaining a following online, he created his website hoclifestyle. On his website, he sells porn videos starring him as the only guy. Some of the videos have corny story lines such as the one with him and a female banker.
Four Killed With Dozens Injured After a Huge Explosion At a Paris Bakery
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Four Killed With Dozens Injured After a Huge Explosion At a Paris Bakery

Four people have been killed including two firefighters after a huge explosion occurred at a Paris bakery this morning. The firefighters were said to be investigating a suspected gas leak when the explosion occurred, shattering windows and destroying nearby cars on the corner of the streets Saint-Cecile and Rue de Trevise. In total, 36 people were injured in the blast which happened in the city's 9th arrondissement at 9am local time. Authorities in Paris confirmed several people were injured while two firefighters and two civilians died Confirming the deaths, France's Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said: 'At 8.37 in the morning, the emergency services went to 6 Rue Trevise to investigate a gas leak. 'When they were there, a massive explosion happened. ...
3 dead, 79 Missing After Gas Explosion Destroys Flats in Russia
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3 dead, 79 Missing After Gas Explosion Destroys Flats in Russia

3 people have been confirmed dead and at least 79 people are missing and are also feared dead after a huge gas explosion ripped a huge hole through a building and destroyed nearly 50 flats in Russia.   Rescue workers are currently searching the debris where three people have been declared dead and dozens more are missing. Cries have been heard under the rubble of the collapsed part of the large block of flats where 110 people lived in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk.     An eyewitness said:   Looking from the backyard side, the whole of the block collapsed like a house of cards. It is not likely that anybody is alive there. People from the next entrance are being evacuated with the help of fire brigade ladders.   A man, named George, ...
Disquiet Takes Over SSS As Officers Threaten To Undermine Buhari’s Reelection, Boko Haram War
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Disquiet Takes Over SSS As Officers Threaten To Undermine Buhari’s Reelection, Boko Haram War

Serious disquiet has reportedly taken over the SSS as officers threaten to undermine Buhari's reelection bid as well as the Boko Haram war. New SSS DG Yusuf Bichi President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Yusuf Bichi as the new Director-General of the State Security Service (SSS) has drawn the ire of senior officials within the key national security department, with many of them threatening to undermine not just the president’s re-election bid but also Nigeria’s counter-terrorism operation against Boko Haram. Multiple officers told PREMIUM TIMES the secret police’s headquarters in Abuja and field offices across the country have been subsumed by an air of anxiety and volatility since Mr Buhari recalled Mr Yusuf from retirement and named him as replacement for Matthew Seiy...
5 Die In Stampede After Angolan Soccer Match
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5 Die In Stampede After Angolan Soccer Match

Five people were killed and seven injured in a stampede after an African Champions League soccer match in the Angolan capital Luanda, the sports ministry said on Monday. Witnesses told the media that the people were crushed to death when they flooded out of the stadium after the game between Angola’s Primeiro de Agosto and TP Mazembe from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Angola’s sports ministry said in a statement late on Sunday that it regretted the deaths and that the seven injured people had already been discharged from hospital. The stampede took place on Saturday. Witnesses said the stampede happened after fans found the gates to the Estádio 11 de Novembro stadium shut after the match. When police opened the gates, fans rushed out and some were trampled under police horses. ...
Senators, Protesters Throng Court For Dino Melaye’s Trial
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Senators, Protesters Throng Court For Dino Melaye’s Trial

Dozens of placard carrying protesters thronged an Abuja court on Thursday to declare support for a senator, Dino Melaye. Mr. Melaye is being charged for allegedly providing false information of an assassination attempt. Some senators including Ben Murray-Bruce were also in court in solidarity with the Kogi senator. Details later…
Shooting At Texas Church Leaves Dozens Dead
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Shooting At Texas Church Leaves Dozens Dead

Over two dozen people are feared killed in southwestern United States after a gunman opened fire at a church outside San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, U.S. media report. The mass shooting reportedly occured at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, about 30 miles southeast of San Antonio, reports said. Fox News quoted Larry Wiley, commissioner of Wilson County, as confirming that between 20 and 24 people are dead, and around 20 were wounded in the attack which occurred at about 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. The attacker, whose identity is still being verified by authorities, was shot dead at the scene, reports said.
Outrage Mounts Over Dozens Of Infant Deaths At India Hospital
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Outrage Mounts Over Dozens Of Infant Deaths At India Hospital

A key ally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing calls for his resignation after at least 64 children died at a government hospital in northern India that suffered oxygen shortages. Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh state where the deaths occurred, visited the hospital Sunday as angry relatives rushed to the scene demanding answers. The deaths occurred over six days, with Indian media reporting that 30 children died Thursday and Friday because of a lack of oxygen on the children’s wards. Suppliers’ bills had allegedly not been paid, leading to a shortage that saw panicked families using artificial manual breathing bags to help their loved ones. Local officials have conceded there was a disruption to the oxygen supply at the hospital in Gorakhpur, but insi...
Cameroon Army Vessel Capsizes At Sea, Dozens Missing
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Cameroon Army Vessel Capsizes At Sea, Dozens Missing

A Cameroon army vessel transporting “dozens” of troops from the elite Rapid Intervention Brigade capsized on Sunday off the country’s southwestern coast, a security source told AFP. The boat “capsized on Sunday between the city of Limbe and Bakassi. There were dozens of troops on board, including a colonel,” the source told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. The Rapid Intervention Brigade is in the front line of Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram jihadists in the far north. “The army has begun searches,” the source said, while another source close to the Cameroon army said at least one body had been recovered. As well as the troops the boat was also transporting equipment for construction work at a military base on the Bakassi peninsula, where the Brigade has helped to b...
Suspected Boko Haram Militants Kill 9, Abduct Dozens In Niger
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Suspected Boko Haram Militants Kill 9, Abduct Dozens In Niger

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed nine people and abducted dozens more in an attack Sunday night in southern Niger, the local mayor and a journalist said on Monday. The attackers arrived in the village of Ngalewa on camels at around 9 p.m. (2000 GMT) and abducted some 30 people, the said. Abba Gata Issa, mayor of the district, said around 40 women and children had been kidnapped.  
Death Toll From Pakistan’s Tanker Fire Hits 154
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Death Toll From Pakistan’s Tanker Fire Hits 154

Latest report said the death toll from the fuel tanker fire in Pakistan’s Bahawalpur (Punjab Province) has reached 154. As many as 117 others were injured, Geo TV said on Sunday, citing local authorities. According to the television channel, many of those injured are in critical condition. Earlier reports put the death toll of the accident at 141. Sixty were reported to be injured. The tragedy at the Ahmad Sharqia area of Bahawalpur in Pakistan occurred on Sunday as a crowd attempted to scoop fuel from a capsized oil tanker. The tanker exploded. Dozens of motorbikes and cars passing by were caught in the fire. The dead bodies and injured were shifted to Victoria Hospital of Bahawalpur and emergency was declared in the hospital, said Pakistan’s The Nation newspaper. ...
UN Chief Expresses Sadness Over China’s Landslide
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UN Chief Expresses Sadness Over China’s Landslide

The Secretary-General of the UN, Mr António Guterres, says he is saddened to learn of the loss of lives and devastation caused by the mudslides in Maoxin county, Sichuan Province, in China. Guterres, in a statement by Mr Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesman for the secretary-general, condoled the Government and people of China over the incident. The massive landslide buried more than 120 people, with 15 confirmed dead and 118 still missing, according to reports. The secretary-general saluted the efforts of the national relief and recovery teams. “The United Nations stands ready to support the authorities in any way it can if needed,’’ Guterres said. The UN chief, while extending his condolences to the people and Government of China, wished those injured a speedy recovery. Abo...
Twin Blasts Kill Dozens In Parachinar Market
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Twin Blasts Kill Dozens In Parachinar Market

At least 26 people have been killed and 75 others wounded when twin explosions ripped through a crowded market in northwest Pakistan, according to officials. The bomb attacks, minutes apart, took place at Toori Bazar in the town of Parachinar, capital of Kurram tribal district, during rush hour on Friday afternoon. "When people rushed to the site ... to rescue the wounded, a second blast took place," Nasrullah Khan told the AFP news agency. "We fear that the death toll will increase," Khan said, adding that no further details were available yet. Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder, reporting from the capital, Islamabad, said a state of emergency had been declared in Parachinar. "The military sent two helicopters from Peshawar to ferry the ones that are in need of help," he said. The...
Britain Left ‘Sombre’ By Tower Inferno – Queen
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Britain Left ‘Sombre’ By Tower Inferno – Queen

Queen Elizabeth II said Saturday that Britain had been plunged into a sombre mood after the deadly London tower block inferno, as public anger swelled and dozens were still reported missing. Furious residents heckled Prime Minister Theresa May and stormed the local authority headquarters on Friday, demanding justice for the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster which left at least 30 people dead. There were angry scenes at the offices of the Kensington and Chelsea council, which was responsible for managing the 1970s social housing block in a working-class enclave of one of Britain’s richest areas. “It was a death trap and they knew it,” one person shouted as demonstrators stormed inside the offices. Some 19 patients are still being treated in hospital, of whom 10 are in a cri...
Dozens Of Boko Haram Fighters Attack Maiduguri
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Dozens Of Boko Haram Fighters Attack Maiduguri

Residents of a Nigerian town say dozens of fighters for the Boko Haram militant group attacked the outskirts of Maiduguri as Muslims were breaking their Ramadan fast. People reported deafening gunfire and explosions late on Wednesday around the time families gathered to eat. Nigerian army spokesperson Brigadier General Sani Usman has sent out a text message urging people not to panic and saying the situation was under control. Witnesses in Maiduguri said dozens of people began arriving in town after fleeing attacks on their nearby villages. Boko Haram is linked to the Islamic State group and began its insurgency in Maiduguri before expanding attacks to the neighboring nations of Cameroon, Chad and Niger. But residents of Maiduguri said the latest attack was the first major assa...
British Police Name Two London Attackers
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British Police Name Two London Attackers

British police on Monday named two of the three attackers who killed seven people near London Bridge late on Saturday and injured dozens more, and said one of them was previously known to the security services. London’s Metropolitan Police said one attacker was Khuram Shazad Butt, aged 27. Butt was previously known to police and domestic spy agency, MI5 and was a British citizen who had been born in Pakistan, the police said. “However, there was no intelligence to suggest that this attack was being planned and the investigation had been prioritised accordingly,” police said, without providing details on why Butt had come to the attention of law enforcement. The second attacker was named as Rachid Redouane, aged 30, who also went by the identity Rachid Elkhdar and was not known to ...
Nail Bomb Detonates In Russia Metro Station, 10 Dead, Injuring 50
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Nail Bomb Detonates In Russia Metro Station, 10 Dead, Injuring 50

Two suspected terrorists are on the run after a nail bomb planted in a St Petersburg train ripped through the carriages - killing at least 10 people and injury 50 today.Several Russian media outlets have released the CCTV picture of the bearded suspect who was wearing a long, black top and a hat blamed for causing the carnage by detonating a bomb that was packed with shrapnel.The terrifying incident took place on a train that was travelling between Sennaya Ploshchad and Sadovaya metro stations. A second explosive device disguised as a fire extinguisher was found and defused in a nearby station.Nobody has claimed responsibility for the explosion, but previous attacks on Russia have been blamed on ISIS and Chechens.A search warrant has now been issued for two people in connection with the at...
Powerful Earthquakes in Italy Kill Dozens
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Powerful Earthquakes in Italy Kill Dozens

Strong earthquakes struck a mountainous stretch of central Italy early Wednesday, killing at least 38 people, trapping scores under debris and setting off tremors that awakened residents in Rome, nearly 100 miles to the southwest. The first, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake, struck at 3:36 a.m., about 6.5 miles southeast of the town of Norcia in the Umbria region, followed by about 40 quakes over the next three hours, including a 5.5-magnitude temblor at 4:33 a.m. The death toll, reported by the Italian news media, was almost certain to rise, given that scores of people remained unaccounted for. The authorities said the first quake was comparable in intensity to a 2009 earthquake in the Abruzzo region of central Italy that killed more than 300 people. Towns across three regions — Umbria, Lazi...

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