Posts Tagged ‘Disasters and Accidents’

Japan:Balls from disaster-hit area found in Alaska

Saturday, April 21, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr.21, 2012
Two sports balls found washed up on an island off the US state of Alaska are believed to have been swept away by tsunami that hit northeastern Japan last year and drifted across the Pacific. Read more…

Australia – Flood threat spreads but Wagga levee holds

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Comments off

Photo: Wagga Wagga,NSW – ABC News Video.

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from the city of Griffith as the southern New South Wales flood emergency spreads, but thousands more in central Wagga Wagga have been cleared to return home. Read more…

Papua New Guinea:28 Killed in Plane Crash & Survivor details escape from burning plane

Saturday, October 15, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 15,2011
Survivor details escape from burning plane


28 Killed in Papua New Guinea Plane Crash

Twenty-eight people were killed in a plane crash in a remote region of Papua New Guinea on Thursday. Four others reportedly survived the crash. Read more…

Australia:Police sent in as flood death toll rises

Thursday, January 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News January 13,2011.
Extra police are being brought in to patrol vast flooded areas in Brisbane and Ipswich as the death toll from south-east Queensland’s devastating floods continues to rise. Read more…

Australia:Brisbane swamped as floodwaters rise

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News January 11,2011.

Brisbane is preparing for the full impact of its worst flooding in more than 100 years, with officials warning almost 20,000 homes in the city will be flooded by early tomorrow morning.
Thirty-five Brisbane suburbs and 3,000 homes Read more…

Australia:Grave fears for dozens missing in deadly floods

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 Comments off

Eight people are dead and grave fears are held for more than 70 people still missing after yesterday’s unprecedented flash flooding in southern Queensland. Read more…

Yemen: Muhaajiriin Soomaali ah oo badda lagu la’yahay

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News January 4,2011  

(RM) Sida ay sheegeen maamulka dalka Yamen ugu yaraan 80 ruux oo muhaajiriin African ah ayaa laga cabsi qabaa in ay geeriyoodeen  kaddib markii doowaan Doonyo ay ku safrayeen ay kula degtay xeebaha dalka Yamen. Read more…

Australia:Sewage, blackouts, flies plague Rockhampton -PHOTO/VIDEO

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Jan.4,2011
By Josh Bavas(ABC).

The residents of Rockhampton are having to deal with raw sewage, swarms of mosquitoes, and power blackouts, as life goes on in the flooded city.

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AP VIDEO:Flooding Turns Deadly in Australia

Monday, January 3, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News January 3,2011.
Flooding Turns Deadly in Australia

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Australia:More towns inundated as flood crisis endures

Sunday, January 2, 2011 Comments off

 Laaska News Jan. 2,2011.
Twenty-two Queensland towns and cities are now inundated by water or isolated as the state’s flooding disaster continues, and authorities say the crisis has claimed eight lives in the past month.

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