‘We Have Nothing’: Afghan Quake Survivors Despair Over Recovery

With the economy in ruins and aid in short supply, survivors of the earthquake in this remote stretch of eastern Afghanistan wonder what their next move could be.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-earthquake-june-22-2022, #earthquakes, #food-aid, #humanitarian-aid, #rescues, #taliban, #world-food-program

Philadelphia Firefighter Dies in Building Collapse

A 27-year veteran of the Fire Department was pronounced dead at the scene, fire officials said.

#buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #philadelphia-pa, #rescues

11 Die After Boat Capsizes Near Puerto Rico, U.S. Says

More than 30 were rescued in the waters north of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard said.

#maritime-accidents-and-safety, #puerto-rico, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

Vera Gissing, Who Was Rescued by ‘Britain’s Schindler,’ Dies at 93

She was not quite 11 when train convoys organized by a London stockbroker carried her and hundreds of other Jewish children from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II.

#children-and-childhood, #czechoslovakia, #deaths-obituaries, #gissing-vera-1928, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rescues, #winton-nicholas-1909-2015, #world-war-ii-1939-45

New Orleans Tornadoes Leave a Path of Destruction

At least one person was killed, and many houses were destroyed.

#edwards-john-bel-1966, #national-weather-service, #new-orleans-la, #rescues, #st-bernard-parish-la, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

Parents Relying on Ukraine Surrogates Desperately Seek Their Newborns

The Russian invasion has disrupted a thriving hub of legal commercial surrogacy. Some couples are risking trips into the war zone to get their children.

#babies-and-infants, #canada, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #in-vitro-fertilization, #kyiv-ukraine, #lviv-ukraine, #national-public-radio, #parenting, #poland, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #premature-babies, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rescues, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #surrogate-motherhood, #tampa-fla, #turkey

Surviving Migrants at Greek Border Say They Were Left to Die

The four men recalled a night of exhaustion, cold and fear when 19 died after being forced across the Turkish border.

#asylum-right-of, #deaths-fatalities, #drownings, #edirne-turkey, #europe, #european-union, #grandi-filippo-1957, #greece, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #mitsotakis-kyriakos, #politics-and-government, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rescues, #turkey

Dead Body Is Pulled From Burning Ferry Off Greece, With 10 Still Missing

At least one person was confirmed to have died on the Euroferry Olympia, which caught fire on Friday and is still ablaze near the island of Corfu. Hundreds of others have been rescued.

#corfu-greece, #ferries, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues

Hundreds Rescued From Burning Ferry Near Greek Island

A fire broke out on the deck of the ferry, which was taking 239 passengers to Italy from Greece. Two of them were trapped, and at least 11 were missing.

#corfu-greece, #greece, #italy, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping

Young Boy Dies in Afghanistan After Being Trapped in a Well

The boy, Haidar Jan, who was thought to be 5, fell into a roughly 85-foot-deep well on Tuesday in a village near Qalat, the capital of Zabul Province.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #falls, #haqqani-anas, #haqqani-sirajuddin, #kabul-afghanistan, #rescues, #wells, #yaqoub-muhammad

Ship Carrying 1,100 Porsches and Other Luxury Cars Is Burning and Adrift

A fire broke out Wednesday morning in the cargo hold of the ship, which departed from Emden, Germany, on Feb. 10 and was due to arrive in Davisville, R.I., on Wednesday.

#automobiles, #azores-islands, #boxster-spyder-6-speed, #porsche-ag, #portugal, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping, #volkswagen-ag

4 Dead and Many Missing After Spanish Fishing Vessel Sinks in Atlantic

A fishing boat carrying 24 people sank about 280 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, early Tuesday morning, Spanish officials said.

#canada, #ghana, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #newfoundland-canada, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping

Coast Guard Searches for 8 People After Plane Crash Off North Carolina

A small plane crashed into the water at about 2 p.m. on Sunday, prompting search and rescue efforts that continued into Monday, officials said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #beaufort-nc, #federal-aviation-administration, #north-carolina, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

5-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Trapped in Well in Morocco for Days

A rescue operation attempting to save him captivated people in Morocco and beyond.

#chefchaouen-morocco, #falls, #rescues, #wells

Rescuers in Morocco Race to Save 5-Year-Old Stuck in Well for Days

People in the region were glued to the rescue effort on television and online, eager for some good news at a time when many have been buffeted by Covid pandemic gloom.

#africa, #algeria, #chefchaouen-morocco, #rescues

A Sinking Boat Caught Her Eye During a Zoom Call

All three crew members of a fishing boat named Bing Bing were rescued after a woman working from home saw the vessel capsize off Scituate, Mass. “She saved our lives,” one survivor said.

#emergency-telephone-numbers, #fishing-commercial, #joe-roderick, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #pam-harght, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rescues, #scituate-mass

Coast Guard to End Search After Finding Bodies of 5 Migrants From Capsized Boat

More than 30 people remained unaccounted for after the boat that was carrying them overturned off Florida’s Atlantic Coast last weekend, the authorities said.

#bimini-bahamas, #boats-and-boating, #drownings, #florida, #illegal-immigration, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #smuggling, #united-states-coast-guard

Hope Fading for Dozens of Migrants From Capsized Boat Off Florida

Rescuers said weather conditions had improved, but prospects of survival looked increasingly “dire.”

#florida, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

Dozens Are Reported Missing After Boat Capsizes Off Florida Coast

The boat, which left the Bahamas on Saturday with 40 people on board, was most likely part of a “human smuggling venture,” the Coast Guard said. One passenger was rescued.

#bimini-bahamas, #boats-and-boating, #florida, #fort-pierce-fla, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

Heavy Snow Strands Motorists in Greece and Turkey

In areas more used to dealing with extreme heat, blizzard conditions caused chaos on roads and at airports.

#athens-greece, #greece, #istanbul-turkey, #rescues, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #turkey

Tongan Man Swept Away by Tsunami Survived After 26 Hours Afloat

Lisala Folau, a retired carpenter, spent a night and day at sea after an undersea volcanic eruption sent waves crashing through his home on the island of Atata.

#new-zealand, #rescues, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis, #tonga, #volcanoes

What We Learned of The Hostage Situation in a Texas Synagogue

The authorities have identified the suspect, a British citizen, who was killed when the hostages at a synagogue in the Dallas-Fort Worth area were freed on Saturday night.

#charlie-cytron-walker, #colleyville-tex, #congregation-beth-israel-colleyville-tex, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #rescues, #synagogues

How the Wreck of the Costa Concordia Changed an Italian Island

Ten years ago the Costa Concordia ran aground off the Tuscan island of Giglio, killing 32 people and entwining the lives of others forever.

#costa-condordia, #cruises, #giglio-island-italy, #italy, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues

Crashed Pilot Is Pulled to Safety Seconds Before Train Plows Through

Los Angeles police officers pulled the pilot of a small plane away from the tracks moments before a train smashed into it at high speed.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #los-angeles-calif, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #rescues

What We Know About the Victims of the Bronx Fire in New York City

Residents who survived the Bronx inferno on Sunday described a quiet morning that suddenly was overtaken by terror and tragedy.

#bronx-nyc, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #rescues

Dog Is Hailed as ‘Real-Life Lassie’ After Leading Police to Truck Crash

Two men lay unconscious on a frigid Vermont night until Tinsley, a Shiloh Shepherd, led the authorities back to the site of the wreck.

#animal-behavior, #animal-cognition, #dogs, #rescues, #shiloh-shepherd, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #vermont

21 People Rescued After a Freezing Night Stranded in Aerial Tram Cars

They spent the first hours of 2022 shivering in stalled aerial tram cars on a New Mexico mountain, rationing Life Savers gummies and bottles of water.

#aerial-cable-car-and-tramway-systems, #albuquerque-nm, #amber-santos, #bernalillo-county-n-m, #new-year, #rescues, #sandia-peak-tramway

Indonesia Accepts Stranded Refugee Boat After Vowing to Turn It Away

The boat was being towed ashore with more than 100 Rohingya refugees on board. Indonesia initially said it would turn the vessel away, but relented under pressure from rights groups.

#aceh-province-indonesia, #bangladesh, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-trafficking, #indonesia, #malaysia, #myanmar, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rescues, #rohingya-ethnic-group, #united-nations, #united-nations-high-commission-for-refugees

Super Typhoon Rai Leaves Miles of Wreckage in Philippines

Philippine officials warned that residents were going hungry. Many were still in evacuation centers. On a highway, survivors scrawled an appeal for aid.

#deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #philippines, #rescues, #typhoons

Hundreds Trapped by Fire at World Trade Center in Hong Kong

The blaze at the World Trade Center in Causeway Bay injured at least 13 people, including one who was semiconscious, the police said.

#fires-and-firefighters, #hong-kong, #rescues

Boat Carrying Migrants Sinks Near Malaysia, Killing at Least 10

The vessel capsized near a beach town in the South China Sea, leaving 29 others missing, officials said. The victims’ nationalities were not disclosed.

#deaths-fatalities, #malaysia, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #rescues

Tornadoes Tear Through South and Midwest, With at Least 70 Dead in Kentucky

Power was out across the region on Saturday, and severe storms were expected to continue.

#accidents-and-safety, #amazon-com-inc, #arkansas, #buildings-structures, #deaths-fatalities, #edwardsville-ill, #illinois, #kentucky, #mayfield-ky, #mayfield-consumer-products, #mississippi, #missouri, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rescues, #tennessee, #tornadoes

Evacuations Continue After Mudslides in British Columbia

Heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers have inundated cities in the Canadian province. The mayor of Abbotsford warned of an “uncertain and scary time” as residents took shelter in a convention center.

#british-columbia-canada, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #rescues, #weather

Doctor Charged With False Report to Summon Helicopter on Denali

Federal prosecutors said the climber called rescuers to say that two other people on the mountain, the tallest in North America, were having a medical emergency. But it was a ruse.

#alaska, #anchorage-daily-news, #helicopters, #mountaineering, #national-park-service, #north-america, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rescues, #united-states, #utah

20 People Rescued From Flooded R.V. Park in Oregon

Some campers were airlifted from a recreational vehicle park after floodwaters covered the only bridge in and out of the area.

#floods, #neskowin-creek, #oregon, #rain, #rescues, #washington-state, #weather

Cleo Smith Abduction: Australian Man Is Charged After 18-Day Search

The legal action came as the Australian authorities continued to address questions about how the police had been able to find Cleo Smith, who vanished from a remote campsite.

#carnarvon-australia, #rescues

87 Rescued From ‘Near-Whiteout’ Conditions During Utah Ultramarathon

The runners were participating in a 50-mile race when they were caught in 12 to 18 inches of snow in the Wasatch Mountain range north of Salt Lake City.

#falls, #marathon-running, #rescues, #running, #snow-and-snowstorms, #ultramarathon-running, #utah

Their Thai Cave Rescue Film Was Done. Then 87 Hours of Footage Arrived.

For their heart-pounding documentary, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin faced a thorny tangle of rights, permissions and personalities.

#caves-and-caverns, #chiang-rai-province-thailand, #chin-jimmy-1973, #content-type-personal-profile, #documentary-films-and-programs, #movies, #national-geographic, #netflix-inc, #rescues, #the-rescue-movie, #vasarhelyi-elizabeth-chai

Some States Want to Charge for Rescuing Lost Hikers

The coronavirus pandemic sent a surge of inexperienced hikers into the wilderness. Many ran into trouble. Now states are looking to bill them for costly search and rescue operations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #hawaii, #hikes-and-hiking, #new-hampshire, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rescues, #south-dakota

The Afghan War Ended With Zero M.I.A.s

After two decades of combat, there were no American troops missing in action, reflecting a major shift in military priorities.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #bergdahl-bowe-r, #defense-pow-mia-accounting-agency, #missing-in-action, #prisoners-of-war, #rescues, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

How to Escape Your Car in a Flood

Only a foot or two of water can sweep away everything from sedans to trucks. Experts urge drivers to avoid flooded crossings, and to remember a few steps in a crisis.

#automobile-safety-features-and-defects, #drownings, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-highway-traffic-safety-administration, #rescues, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #windows

Amtrak Derailment: At Least 50 Hurt in Montana, Official Says

The derailment, involving five cars of the Empire Builder train, happened near Joplin, Mont., on Saturday afternoon.

#amtrak, #derailment, #joplin-montana, #montana, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #railroads, #rescues, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

He Was Swept Down a Sewer Pipe. ‘I Just Let the Water Take Me.’

Devastation from Hurricane Ida’s remnants stretched deep into New Jersey, forcing residents and officials to address “a new reality.”

#deaths-fatalities, #department-of-environmental-protection-nj, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #new-jersey, #rain, #rescues, #south-plainfield-nj

Disabled People Struggle to Evacuate From Wildfires

In Northern California, a region troubled by fire, many people with disabilities live in rural areas that lack the resources to support them during disasters.

#american-red-cross, #butte-county-calif, #direct-relief-charity, #disasters-and-emergencies, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #fires-and-firefighters, #intellectual-disabilities, #paradise-calif, #plumas-county-calif, #rescues, #rural-areas, #san-jose-calif, #wildfires

Senior Russian Minister Dies After Diving Off Cliff to Save Film Director

The government said Yevgeny Zinichev, a longtime Putin aide responsible for emergency situations, dived off a cliff to save a film director who fell into the water.

#deaths-fatalities, #melnik-aleksandr-d-2021, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #rescues, #russia, #zinichev-yevgeny-n-d-2021

How to Pack an Emergency Go Bag

Climate-related emergencies like hurricanes, fires and floods are becoming more frequent. Here’s how to prepare whether you need to evacuate or hunker down.

#content-type-service, #disasters-and-emergencies, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #internal-sub-only, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rescues, #wildfires

Five Missing After Navy Helicopter Crash Near San Diego

One person was rescued after the helicopter crashed into the sea, the Navy said.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #helicopters, #rescues, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

In Louisiana, Rescue Workers Search for Those Stranded by Hurricane Ida

More than a million people, including most in New Orleans, were without electricity, but the city’s levees held.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #jean-lafitte-la, #jefferson-parish-la, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rescues

Tennessee Flooding: At Least 8 Dead and 40 Missing, Officials Say

The deaths were reported by a sheriff’s official in Humphreys County, who said that the authorities were searching house to house after flooding knocked out cellphone service and swamped roads.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #humphreys-county-tenn, #rain, #rescues, #tennessee

Booming Interest in Boating Leads to More Deaths and Accidents

The U.S. Coast Guard reported a 25 percent jump in boating fatalities last summer compared to the year before. Casualty numbers this summer are tracking to be even higher.

#balboa-island-calif, #boats-and-boating, #ferries, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #newport-beach-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rescues, #rhode-island, #travel-and-vacations