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Guatemala volcano search called off with nearly 200 unaccounted for

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – Authorities on Sunday, June 17, called off a search for the nearly 200 people missing since Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted earlier this month, devastating the surrounding countryside. Officials have confirmed the deaths of 110 people as a result of the volcanic eruption on June 3, but another ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 18th, 2018

Grim task as forensic experts ID Guatemala volcano victims

    ESCUINTLA, Guatemala — Forensic experts worked Friday on the grim task of identifying dozens of bodies charred beyond recognition by the eruption of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire, a disaster that has left at least 110 confirmed dead and nearly 200 still missing. Even as search and recovery efforts were suspended for a second… link: Grim task as forensic experts ID Guatemala volcano victims.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 9th, 2018

At Guatemala volcano, families left on own to keep searching

Guatemala's government suspended the search for the dead Thursday, saying wet weather and still-hot volcanic material were too dangerous for rescuers. The bulldozers and backhoes that Hernandez would need to uncover his parents are at the bottom of the hill, concentrating on re-opening a highway blocked by a mountain of ash and boulders......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Senior Republican calls for reopening of Google probe

WASHINGTON, USA – A senior Republican senator on Thursday urged US regulators to reopen an antitrust investigation into Google, citing "important developments" since the review was closed in 2013. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah called on the Federal Trade Commission "to reconsider the competitive effects of Google's conduct in search and digital ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Argentine senate approves search of Kirchner homes

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina's senate on Wednesday, August 22, authorized investigators to search 3 homes belonging to former president Cristina Kirchner as part of the so-called corruption notebooks case. Claudio Bonadio, the judge leading the investigation in the multi-million dollar bribery case, had petitioned the Senate to partially lift Kirchner's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Floodlight search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse

Genoa, Italy --- Italian rescuers have searched through the night for any survivors under the shattered remains of a motorway bridge in Genoa as investigators investigated what could have caused such a catastrophic collapse. Some 30 people were killed Tuesday when a vast span of the Morandi bridge collapsed during a heavy rainstorm, sending vehicles and their drivers plunging 100-meters (330 feet) onto railway tracks below. Rescuers spent Wednesday dawn searching the tangled remains of the bridge under floodlights and there are fears the toll could rise in what the Italian government has called an "immense tragedy". The collapse came as the bridge was undergoing maintenance ...Keep on reading: Floodlight search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Transpacific Broadband seeks franchise renewal to join race to be third telco player

TRANSPACIFIC Broadband Group International, Inc. (TBGI) said it is seeking to renew its congressional franchise to boost its efforts to join the government’s search for a so-called “third telco” player, among other telecommunication opportunities. The post Transpacific Broadband seeks franchise renewal to join race to be third telco player appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 27th, 2018

Southeast Asia’s boating accidents

On July 5, a boat carrying 105 tourists made global headlines when it capsized off the coast of the popular Thai holiday destination, Phuket, killing 47 Chinese passengers. The Phoenix was caught in a storm on its way back from Koh Racha and was repeatedly battered by large waves, causing it to flood and list to one side, The Straits Times reported. Those on board donned life jackets and prepared the boat's inflatable life rafts, but while some were rescued, dozens remained missing. A long search of the area slowly yielded the bodies of those unaccounted for, some of them from within the sunken vessel, AFP reported. According to The Nation, thousands of Chinese tourists cancelle...Keep on reading: Southeast Asia’s boating accidents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Grief and prayers as search for sunken Indonesian ferry ends

Grieving relatives prayed and cast flower petals into the volcanic lake where a ferry sank last month in one of Indonesia's worst maritime accidents, as the search for more than 160 missing passengers was called off Tuesday. The vessel was believed to be operating illegally with no manifest and not enough life jackets when it disappeared into the depths of Lake Toba, a picturesque tourist spot in Sumatra. Just three passengers have been confirmed dead, with 21 survivors. There are 164 others -- including children -- listed as missing. Some people lost whole families when the doomed vessel went down and hundreds of mourners have spent the past two weeks keeping vigil by the s...Keep on reading: Grief and prayers as search for sunken Indonesian ferry ends.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Guatemala asks US for migrant protections due to volcano fallout

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Monday said he had instructed his Foreign Ministry to petition the United States for temporary protected status for the country’s migrants, he said in a Twitter post. Source link link: Guatemala asks US for migrant protections due to volcano fallout.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Guatemala’s Fuego volcano disaster – Al Jazeera

Explosions boomed from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano on Wednesday, unleashing fresh torrents of mud and ash down slopes, as the death […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Pinay missing after Taiwan quake

A Filipina caretaker is among those missing in the 6.4-magnitude quake that shook the east coast of Taiwan, authorities yesterday said. “We have a report that a Filipina caretaker is missing and presumed trapped in one of the damaged (buildings),” said the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco) in Taiwan.The earthquake caused buildings to crumble in the Taiwanese city of Halien, trapping people inside. Taiwan government said the quake had left seven dead and 200 injured.Meco chairman Lito Banayo, in a television interview, said a team led by Philippine Labor Attache Cesar Chavez has reached the site to check on the search operations for the Filipina caretaker.The team, he added, is also checking on possible injured Filipinos in the hospitals damaged by the tremor, but it has seen none so far.According to Banayo, four commercial buildings in the area are either collapsed or tilting following the quake, while two residential buildings were also damaged.“It’s not as bad as it may sound,” he said. In Hualien, rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city.Emergency responders were focusing on a 12-story apartment block and a nearby hotel, both of which were leaning dangerously with their lower floors pancaked after the 6.4-magnitude quake hit the popular tourist city late Tuesday. There were grave concerns for the badly leaning Yun Tsui residential building, which also housed a restaurant, shops and a hostel. The national fire agency said 88 persons were unaccounted for as of 2 p.m. (0600 GMT) but it was not immediately clear how many of those were trapped inside buildings. Dozens of residents — and a string of pets — were rescued with ropes and ladders overnight. But fire department staff at the site told Agence France Presse at least four bodies had been pulled out of the building in the day. Officials temporarily suspended rescue efforts late afternoon over fears the building might slip further as engineers raced to push large concrete clocks and steel bars against the leaning side.At the Marshal Hotel, which was also leaning and badly damaged, at least two persons were killed when the lower floors collapsed. But most residents got out and authorities said they believed there were no more people trapped inside. Tourists rescued President Tsai Ing-wen visited the apartment block Wednesday morning.“Now is the prime time for our rescue efforts, our first priority is to save people,” she said in a Facebook post.Hualien is one of Taiwan’s most popular tourist hubs as it lies on the picturesque east coast rail line and near the popular Taroko Gorge.The government said 17 foreigners sought medical treatment for minor injuries.Local resident Blue Hsu said some of those carried out of the hotel were foreigners. “The lower floors sunk into the ground and I saw panicked tourists being rescued from the hotel,” eyewitness Blue Hsu told AFP.Officials also said 214 persons had been injured in the quake, with 117 rescued from damaged buildings so far. Some 830 people were in shelters while 1,900 houses were without power. Jason Faustino with AFP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

At least 99 dead as Guatemala volcano threatens new eruptions

ESCUINTLA, Guatemala – Explosions boomed from Guatemala's fearsome Fuego volcano Wednesday, June 6, unleashing fresh torrents of mud and ash down slopes, as the death toll from a previous eruption rose to at least 99. Fears of a new blowup of the 3,763-meter (12,346-foot) volcano have stalked rescue workers since the eruption on Sunday, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Nobody is left : Guatemala volcano ravaged entire families

What was once a collection of verdant canyons, hillsides and farms resembled a moonscape of ash, rock and debris on Tuesday in the aftermath of the fast-moving avalanche of super-heated muck that roared into the tightly knit villages on the mountain's flanks, devastating entire families......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Nobody is left : Guatemala volcano ravaged entire families

What was once a collection of verdant canyons, hillsides and farms resembled a moonscape of ash, rock and debris on Tuesday in the aftermath of the fast-moving avalanche of super-heated muck that roared into the tightly knit villages on the mountain's flanks, devastating entire families......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Nearly 200 missing, 75 dead from Guatemala volcano

ALOTENANGO, Guatemala (UPDATED) – Nearly 200 people are missing and at least 75 have been killed since  Guatemala's Fuego volcano began erupting over the weekend, officials said Tuesday, June 5. Seven communities in already devastated areas were evacuated as the volcano's activity increased, with  rescue operations halted. In the city of Escuintla, near ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Only a few of Guatemala volcano s dead have been identified

People of the villages skirting Guatemala's Volcano of Fire have begun mourning the few dead who could be identified after an eruption killed dozens by engulfing them in floods of searing ash and mud......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Toll rises in Guatemala volcano as more bodies recovered

ALOTENANGO, Guatemala – Rescue workers pulled more bodies Monday, June 4, from under the dust and rubble left by an explosive eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano , bringing the death toll to at least 65. Disaster Relief Agency spokesman David de Leon told a briefing that after hours of searching for survivors, the number of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 5th, 2018

Dozens die as Fuego volcano erupts – BBC News

Twenty-five people have been killed and hundreds injured in the most violent eruption in decades in Guatemala. The Fuego volcano, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Guatemala volcano death toll rises to 25 – disaster agency

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – At least 25 people were killed when Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupted on Sunday, June 3, belching ash and rock and forcing the airport to close, the country's disaster agency said. "The toll was 25 dead as of 9:00 pm (0300 GMT)," the spokesman for the National ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Japanese Buddhist temples to become more accessible for ‘temple stay’ bookings

A new service will soon make Japanese Buddhist temples easier to access for bookings by tourists and travelers. Starting June 15, a Japanese company called Terahaku will start providing an online search and reservation service to secure lodgings at one of Japan's many Buddhist temples. This became possible through the new Residential Lodging Business Law in Japan which will take effect on the 15th, according to a statement via SoraNews24. The new law allowed Buddhist temples to offer accommodation to tourists through Terahaku in a similar fashion to Airbnb. This will also come with perks such as being able to experience traditional temple life. Such hospitality services are not...Keep on reading: Japanese Buddhist temples to become more accessible for ‘temple stay’ bookings.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 27th, 2018