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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...
Miami building that caused 24 deaths with 121 people still missing, is brought down with explosives
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Miami building that caused 24 deaths with 121 people still missing, is brought down with explosives

The still-standing portion of the partially collapsed condo building in Miami, Florida, that has claimed 24 lives, with 121 people still unaccounted for, was brought down using explosives Sunday night, July 4. The blast took place at 10 p.m. ET, 11 days after the shocking collapse of much of the residential Champlain Towers structure on June 24. County Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava said the demolition of the remaining portion of the building was a necessary step for crews to continue their search for any possible survivors of the disaster. "Bringing down this building in a controlled manner is critical to expanding the scope of our search-and-rescue effort," Cava told reporters at a news conference, according to The Associated Press. Search crews will resume sifting through t...
Lawsuits filed following building collapse in Maimi as death toll rises to 12 with 149 people still unaccounted for 
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Lawsuits filed following building collapse in Maimi as death toll rises to 12 with 149 people still unaccounted for 

The death toll in the Maimi building collapse has risen to 12 with 149 people still unaccounted for as search-and-rescue efforts stretched through a sixth day on Tuesday at the site of the Florida condominium complex. Remains of the 12th casualty in the disaster, which could rank as the deadliest accidental structural failure in U.S. history, were recovered on Tuesday, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at an afternoon news conference. Investigators have not yet determined what caused a major section of the 40-year-old Champlain Towers South condo to collapse last Thursday as residents slept. Florida emergency management director Kevin Guthrie said local authorities have asked the federal government to send additional urban search-and-rescue teams to the scene i...
Kaduna Government Confirms Attack on Travelers on Abuja-Kaduna Highway
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Kaduna Government Confirms Attack on Travelers on Abuja-Kaduna Highway

The Kaduna State Government has confirmed that travelers were attacked by bandits on Abuja-Kaduna highway on Friday May 28. It however said the number of people abducted in the attack after bandits blocked the highway at about 3:30 p.m,  is yet to be confirmed. Kaduna State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan who revealed that "security agents responded swiftly to distress calls and checked their operation”, added that they will publicly disclose the number of people abducted as soon as security agencies revert. The statement read; “At around 3:30 p.m., the Security Operations Room, a 24-hour hub, started receiving distress calls of a blockage around Kurmin Kare area of Kaduna-Abuja Road and immediately, contact was established with the Commandin...
“We Have no Record of Spending on $5billion Abacha loot” – Nigerian Government
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“We Have no Record of Spending on $5billion Abacha loot” – Nigerian Government

The Federal Government has told Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that it “has no records of the exact amount of public funds stolen by a former military head of State, Sani Abacha and no records of the spending of about $5 billion recovered loot for the period between 1999 and 2015.” The government’s response followed SERAP’s Freedom of Information (FoI) requests sent to Mr Abukabar Malami, SAN, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, requesting: “information on the exact amount of public funds stolen by Abacha, and details of spending of about $5 billion recovered loot since the return of democracy in 1999.” According to SERAP, only Mr Malami has sent a reply to it...
California Wildfires Death Toll Reaches 86, With More Than 500 Still Unaccounted For
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California Wildfires Death Toll Reaches 86, With More Than 500 Still Unaccounted For

Hundreds of people remain missing in the wake of a pair of deadly wildfires that have been burning across both ends of California. The two monstrous blazes, which both ignited earlier this month, have claimed at least 86 lives while laying waste to a total area of nearly 400 square miles, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Officials said that at least 64 of the remains have been positively identified so far. The vast majority of the deaths -- 83 in total were due to the Camp Fire in Northern California's Butte County, making it the deadliest and most destructive wildland fire in the state's history. The number of people missing or unaccounted for in Butte County was down to 536 on Wednesday evening, according to Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea....

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