The death toll from the explosion at a chemical plant in east China’s Jiangsu province rose to 64 on Saturday, authorities said, adding at least 21 remain in critical condition and 28 others are listed as missing. read more
Thursday’s blast at the Tianjiayi Chemical plant in the city of Yancheng is China’s worst industrial accident in years, with nearly 1,000 area residents moved to safety as of Friday as a precaution against leaks and additional explosions. read more
According to officials, the two patients — a 49-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman — were suffering from underlying cardiovascular diseases and died due to bilateral pneumonia, which is an infection of both the lungs. read more
More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said. read more
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has lauded his countryman Mian Naeem Rashid, who he said was ‘martyred trying to tackle the White Supremacist terrorist’, two days after 50 people were killed in attacks on two mosques in New Zealand’s worst mass shooting... read more
An injured person is loaded into an ambulance following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. A gunman opened fire on Friday prayers at a mosque in New Zealand killing several worshippers and forcing the city of Christchurch into lockdown as police launched a massive manhunt.
At least 72 more people succumbed to alcohol poisoning in two districts of Assam on Saturday, taking the death toll to 114 in what has turned into one of the worst episodes of mass hooch deaths in recent years. The deaths, mostly of tea estate workers in Golaghat and Jorhat districts, came less than two weeks after tainted liquor killed about 100 people in the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, on Tuesday ordered top officials to ensure “a complete ban on sale of illegal liquor” and take steps to arrest and punish the guilty. He also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the dead and Rs 50,000 to those undergoing treatment. (Hindustan Times)read more