Mudslide Leaves 19 Dead, 50 Missing in Northeast India

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Rescuers found five more bodies as they resumed clearing operations after an overnight halt looking for dozens of missing people after a mudslide triggered by weeks of heavy downpours killed at least 19 people at a railroad construction site in India’s northeast, officials said Friday. Soldiers joined more than 200 disaster … Read more

Six dead after gunman attacks July 4 holiday parade in Chicago suburb

Six people were killed and dozens were injured after a gunman opened fire at an Independence Day parade in an affluent suburb of Chicago on Monday, the latest mass shooting in a country reeling from attacks at schools, stores and other public spaces. The shooter aimed from a rooftop in downtown Highland Park, a town … Read more

Amarnath Yatra: Over 40,000 pilgrims visit holy cave shrine so far; 5 dead

Five pilgrims have died since the commencement of the Amarnath Yatra this year, even as over 40,000 devotees have so far visited the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas, officials said on Sunday. A pilgrim by the name Virinder Gupta is missing from the yatra’s Chandanwari-Sheshnag route, they said. Of the … Read more

1 Dead as Mudslides Hit Southern Austria After Heavy Rains

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Austria declared a civil emergency Wednesday after some villages in the southern state of Carinthia were cut off by mudslides and flooding following heavy rainfall. One person was killed and another was reported missing. Residents of the villages of Treffen and Arriach were told to seek safety in the upper … Read more

Mumbai: 19 dead as building once considered fit for demolition collapses

At least 19 people were killed and 14 injured after a four-storey building, which had been declared as dilapidated once but later held to be ‘reparable’, collapsed in Mumbai’s Kurla area around Monday midnight. Following the incident, another building in the complex of four buildings, Naik Nagar Housing Society, … Read more

Four dead in Pawan Hans helicopter mishap near ONGC’s rig at Mumbai High

Four people lost their lives on Tuesday after a Pawan Hans helicopter carrying nine passengers fell into the Arabian Sea while trying to land at state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) Sagar Kiran rig at Mumbai High. Three of the four dead were ONGC employees. The incident happened … Read more

1 dead while 7 others seriously injured in cylinder blast in UP’s Meerut

A woman died while seven others received serious injuries after a late-night cooking cylinder blast reduced two partially constructed houses to rubble at Lisari Gate in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut. Though there was no official confirmation about the number of people trapped under the debris, locals claimed at least 10 … Read more

Punjab: Arrested IAS officer’s son found dead, family alleges foul play

A 27-year-old son of IAS officer Sanjay Popli, currently under arrest in a graft case, died of bullet wounds here on Saturday, with police saying he committed suicide but family alleging foul play. The Punjab Vigilance Bureau had earlier this week arrested IAS officer Sanjay Popli in a graft … Read more