Accidents and disasters

A private aircraft is recovered after it caught fire on landing at Aarhus Airport in Tirstrup, Denmark, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. Flying from Oslo in Norway, the plane was believed to be carrying the manager and crew of pop singer Pink, who had given a concert in Oslo. None of the passengers are thought to have been injured in the incident. (Photo: Bo Amstrup / Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
August 06, 2019 - 5:22 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Danish media are reporting that a small aircraft carrying the management team for the American singer Pink crash landed and burst into flames in Denmark. No one was hurt. Danish police on Tuesday confirmed that the incident took place Monday night, though they did not mention Pink...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo, Philippine Health Secretary Dr. Francisco Duque III displays a graph showing the decline of the measles outbreak in the country during a press conference during World Immunization Week 2019 in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' Department of Health has declared the country's massive outbreak of dengue to be a national epidemic on Tuesday Aug. 6, 2019. An announcement from the agency says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III made the declaration in order to improve responses to the outbreak by allowing local governments to draw on a special Quick Response Fund. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
August 06, 2019 - 4:28 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' Department of Health on Tuesday declared the country's outbreak of dengue to be a national epidemic. The agency said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III made the declaration to improve the response to the outbreak by allowing local governments to draw on...
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August 05, 2019 - 2:04 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four people are believed to have been aboard a plane that crashed in Alaska with no survivors. National Transportation Safety Board Alaska chief Clint Johnson says reports indicate four people were aboard the plane when Piper PA-22 crashed Sunday outside Girdwood. Johnson...
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In this image taken from video, explosions are seen at the military base, about 10 kilometers from Achinsk, Krasnoyarsk region, Russia Far East, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. An explosion at a Russian military base in Siberia has set off fires and injured at several people. (Liza Uskova via AP)
August 05, 2019 - 11:16 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Massive explosions at a Russian military ammunition depot in Siberia injured at least eight people and prompted the evacuation of thousands Monday. Russia's Defense Ministry said a fire triggered the explosions at a storage facility for gunpowder charges near the city of Achinsk in...
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In this photo provided by the Landespolizeidirektion Niederoesereich, County Police of Lower Austria, on Monday Aug. 5, 2019, shows the destroyed trailer behind an electric moped after a fatal accident leaving two children dead near the town of Hausleiten, northwest of Vienna. Austrian police say two young girls aged one and four have died after a driver slammed into the trailer being pulled in behind their mother's electric moped. (Landespolizeidirektion Niederoestereich/handout via AP)
August 05, 2019 - 7:24 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police say two young girls have died after a driver slammed into the trailer they were being pulled in behind their mother's electric moped. Police said a 1-year-old died at the scene of the Sunday evening accident on a rural highway near the town of Hausleiten and her 4-year...
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August 05, 2019 - 4:50 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian emergency services are saying that two people are believed to have died in a rafting accident in the Alpine nation. The Austria Press Agency reported that a boat apparently capsized Monday on a narrow section of the Salzach River, upstream from the city of Salzburg and near...
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August 04, 2019 - 8:34 pm
CAIRO (AP) — A multiple-car crash killed 19 people, injured 30 others and forced the evacuation of Egypt's main cancer hospital, the government said. The health ministry said in a statement that four cars crashed late Sunday, causing a blast outside the National Cancer Institute in the capital,...
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August 04, 2019 - 7:38 pm
VAUGHN, New Mexico (AP) — Five Chicago residents were killed when their vehicle rolled over on a New Mexico highway. A New Mexico State Police statement says the accident occurred on U.S. Highway 54 near Vaughn around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Investigators say the 2005 Nissan Armada crossed the center...
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In this Saturday, July 27, 2019 photo, retired nurse Tim Thomas, who assisted in a surgery in the parking lot of Watsonville Community Hospital after the facility lost power following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, poses during his visit to Lodi, Calif. California hospitals are asking lawmakers to scale back earthquake standards because they cost too much and might not be needed. Talk of scaling back the standards upsets Thomas, who was thrown to the floor during the earthquake. "To not make provisions to have the hospitals keep pace with the rest of the infrastructure doesn't make any sense to me" says Thomas. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 04, 2019 - 8:43 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California hospital spent $72 million on a building designed to do two things after an earthquake: stay standing and stay open. But when a pair of strong earthquakes struck the region last month, the hospital couldn't use it. Structurally, the building was OK...
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In this Saturday, July 27, 2019 photo, retired nurse Tim Thomas, who assisted in a surgery in the parking lot of Watsonville Community Hospital after the facility lost power following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, poses during his visit to Lodi, Calif. California hospitals are asking lawmakers to scale back earthquake standards because they cost too much and might not be needed. Talk of scaling back the standards upsets Thomas, who was thrown to the floor during the earthquake. "To not make provisions to have the hospitals keep pace with the rest of the infrastructure doesn't make any sense to me" says Thomas. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
August 04, 2019 - 8:41 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California hospitals are asking lawmakers to scale back some earthquake standards because they cost too much and might not be needed. Most hospitals in the earthquake prone state have met a 2020 deadline for standards designed to keep hospital buildings from collapsing in...
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