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Iran mine accident search ends with 43 dead

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ACCIDENT SITE. In this file photo, coal miners and rescue workers gather at the scene following an explosion in a coal mine in Azadshahr, in northern Iran, leaving dozens of miners trapped on May 3, 2017. File photo by Mostafa Hassanzadeh/Tasnim News/AFP

The mine will shut for 6 months while an investigation is carried out

TEHRAN, Iran (May 9, 2017) — Iranian rescue workers on Tuesday, May 9, pulled out the 43rd and last body of victims killed in a mine explosion after 6 days of round-the-clock digging, the state broadcaster reported. Continue reading Iran mine accident search ends with 43 dead

Hopes fade for Iran miners after 22 die in failed rescue bid

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ACCIDENT SITE. Coal miners and rescue workers gather at the scene following an explosion in a coal mine in Azadshahr, in northern Iran, leaving dozens of miners trapped on May 3, 2017. Mostafa Hassanzadeh/Tasnim News/AFP

The rescue operation at the Zemestan Yort mine is hampered by poisonous gases that filled the tunnels as well as by fears of a further collapse

TEHRAN, Iran (May 4, 2017) — Rescuers battled hazardous conditions Thursday at a coal mine in northern Iran where 22 miners died in a failed attempt to save workmates trapped deep underground after an explosion. Continue reading Hopes fade for Iran miners after 22 die in failed rescue bid

Children saved in Italy avalanche hotel miracle

rescuer taking part in the salvage operations in front of the hotel rigopiano engulfed by a powerful avalanche
AFTERMATH. A handout picture released on January 19, 2017 by the Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico (CNSAS) shows a rescuer taking part in the salvage operations in front of the Hotel Rigopiano engulfed by a powerful avalanche in Farindola on January 19, 2017, after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck the region. Handout photo by CNSAS/AFP

The rescues mean all 4 children known to have been in the Rigopiano hotel when it was hit by a wall of snow on Wednesday, January 18, have been saved

PENNE, Italy (Jan. 20, 2017) — A woman and 4 children were pulled alive Friday, January 20, from the ruins of an Italian hotel and 5 other survivors were located under the snow, two days after the building was buried under an avalanche. Continue reading Children saved in Italy avalanche hotel miracle

14 killed in Nairobi floods and building collapse

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Emergency personnel look for survivors trapped under the rubble of a building that collapsed in Nairobi late on April 29, 2016. Photo from AFP

One survivor was pulled from the huge pile of rubble shortly after dawn, Kenya Red Cross said, some 10 hours after the building

NAIROBI, Kenya (Apr. 31, 2016) — Torrential rainstorms in the Kenyan capital have left at least 14 people dead, police said Saturday, April 30, including at least seven crushed when a six-storey building collapsed, as rescue teams shifted rubble in a desperate search for survivors. Continue reading 14 killed in Nairobi floods and building collapse