emergency management

40,000 Syrian refugees reach Turkey

July 14th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 14 (IANS/AKI) Around 40,000 Syrians have fled to neighbouring Turkey amid the fighting that has killed thousands during the 16 months of violence, according to Turkey's disaster relief ... Read more...

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30 Syrian army men defect to Turkey

June 25th, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, June 25 (IANS) Thirty-three Syrian army defectors, including a general and two colonels, have fled to Turkey, Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency reported Monday.The defectors and their family members ... Read more...

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Korean team visits UAE’s crisis management authority

June 21st, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 20 (IANS/WAM) A South Korean delegation has visited the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) national crisis management authority.The visiting team from the presidential office for emergency and crisis ... Read more...

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India getting aircraft to track cyclones

February 28th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India is acquiring a weather reconnaissance aircraft in order to ensure better forecasting of cyclones, National Disaster Management Authority vice chairman Shashidhar Reddy said here ... Read more...

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India, US to cooperate on labour issues

February 3rd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) India and the United States have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a framework for conducting a dialogue and to cooperate on future labour and employment ... Read more...

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China to train 35,000 medical staff for disaster situations

November 18th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 18 (IANS) China has plans to prepare thousands of medical staff who could be helpful in emergency situations caused by disasters.According to health authorities, over 35,000 emergency response ... Read more...

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Turkey quake toll rises to 32

November 12th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Nov 12 (IANS) The toll in the 5.6-magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey's eastern province Wednesday has increased to 32, the country's disaster and emergency management directorate said Saturday.Some 25 ... Read more...

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Seven killed as magnitude-5.6 quake hits Turkey

November 10th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Nov 10 (IANS) Seven people were killed and 23 injured after a quake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit eastern Turkey, the government said Thursday. According to the Prime ... Read more...

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Missouri tornado toll reaches 139

May 29th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS/EFE) The number of deaths caused by last weekend's tornado in Joplin, Missouri, has risen to 139, authorities said.Almost a week since the disaster and on ... Read more...

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Moderate earthquake hits west Turkey, 2 killed

May 20th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by BNO News
ANKARA, TURKEY (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake struck the western region of Turkey late Thursday night, killing at least two people, officials said Friday. According to Turkey's Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research ... Read more...

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Tuesday’s Blizzard Breaks Off Roof Panel Of Wrigley Field

February 2nd, 2011 - 8:17 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Feb 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The home ground of the Chicago Cubs received a severe blow on Tuesday after a portion of the roof of the Wrigley Field fell during the ... Read more...

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Fire engulfs several homes in US

September 10th, 2010 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) An explosion occurred Thursday evening in California causing a massive fire that engulfed dozens of homes, officials said. "The flames are being fuelled by something. There was a loud ... Read more...

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Storms Rip Through Chicago

June 19th, 2010 - 7:37 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A series of storms ripped through Chicago on Friday evening. The winds which were close to 70mph caused considerable wind damage.The storm blew out the ... Read more...

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Over 400 fall sick after inhaling toxic gas in Venezuela

June 16th, 2010 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
Caracas, June 16 (IANS/EFE) More than 400 people fell sick after inhaling a toxic gas in central Venezuela, the official ABN news agency said Tuesday. People fell ill after inhaling methyline gas that ... Read more...

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Four killed in blast at Spain fireworks factory

June 4th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Benazacon (Spain), June 4 (IANS/EFE) Four workers were killed and one seriously injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory here in southern Spain. The victims - all residents of the small town ... Read more...

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Mangalore air crash: All bodies of victims recovered

May 23rd, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Mangalore, May 23 (ANI): Air India (AI) on Sunday said that all the 158 bodies have been recovered from the crash site and 87 bodies have already been handed over to relatives."All ... Read more...

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German airports reopen after ash cloud closure

May 10th, 2010 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 10 (DPA) German air traffic control authorities reopened airspace over the south of the country Sunday, after earlier shutting down the major airports at Munich and Stuttgart as new volcanic ... Read more...

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Spain partly closes air space due to volcanic ash cloud

May 8th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid/Hamburg, May 8 (DPA) Spanish aviation authorities Saturday closed the air space over northern Spain as a cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland arrived in the region. The airports of Santiago de Compostela, ... Read more...

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Iceland orders evacuations over volcanic activity

April 14th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Reykjavik, April 14 (DPA) More than 700 people have been evacuated from their homes because of renewed volcanic activity in southern Iceland, public broadcaster RUV reported Wednesday. The measure was taken after a ... Read more...

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New Zealand Earth Quake: No Casualties Reported

July 15th, 2009 - 7:13 pm ICT by GD
An earthquake had reportedly struck the south of New Zealand on Wednesday, thus triggering a possible Tsunami warning. The earth quake seems to have caused minor damage but no injuries were ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh to upgrade health services

June 24th, 2009 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 23 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government Tuesday decided to upgrade the state's medical services by adding 100 ambulances, sanctioning funds for the Bhopal Medical College and also set up a ... Read more...

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West Virginia Flooding

May 11th, 2009 - 11:54 pm ICT by GD
The West Virginia flood over the nightmarish weekend knocked off the power, razed around three hundred buildings, flushed trash and all other sorts of this and thats along with one mobile down ... Read more...

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80 Injured in Mexico train crash

April 20th, 2009 - 6:40 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 20 (EFE) At least 80 people were injured when two commuter trains collided on the outskirts of Mexico City, officials said Sunday. The accident occurred around 10:20 p.m. Saturday and ... Read more...

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Fierce Tornado kills 3 in Mena Arkansas

April 10th, 2009 - 8:49 pm ICT by David M N James
A twister has hit Arkansas killing three people. According to weather reports, a powerful tornado hit the town of Mena, Arkansas, on Thursday, killing at least three people. The powerful tornado has ... Read more...

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Two Burmese men rescued after spending 25 days floating in icebox in ocean

January 20th, 2009 - 3:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 20 (ANI): Two Burmese men, who were rescued after they were found in the Torres Strait off Queensland in a giant icebox, revealed that they had been drifting for ... Read more...

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Snowstorm kills 21 in Mongolia

May 28th, 2008 - 4:46 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Ulan Bator, May 28 (Xinhua) At least 21 people have been killed in snowstorms since Monday that swept through seven provinces in Mongolia, officials said Wednesday. Around 51 people are missing after ... Read more...

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Now, telemedicine to control epidemics during natural disasters

December 2nd, 2007 - 12:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 2 (ANI): A satellite network can play a significant role in the efficient monitoring of health situations and epidemics in the event of natural disasters like earthquake.This became evident ... Read more...

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