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Death toll increases to 25 in Turkey’s earthquake

Istanbul, Turkey | XINHUA |   The death toll in a strong earthquake that hit Turkey’s western province of Izmir increased to 25, the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority of Turkey (AFAD) said on Saturday. In a written statement, the AFAD announced that a total of 804 people were wounded at …

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Red Cross unveils UGX 1.6 Billion disaster response action plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Red Cross Society has unveiled 1.6 Billion shillings disaster emergency action plan for responding to disasters associated with September – December rainfall season. The society says the plan has been informed by seasonal weather forecast released by Uganda National Meteorological Authority indicating that there …

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Japan donates UGX 2.1bn for disaster management in Kasese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Japanese Government has committed about 2.1 billion Uganda shillings for the promotion of disaster risk reduction and management in Kasese District. The funding is an addition to the 1.6 Billion shillings that Japan had already donated to Kasese through Save the Children to …

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UNEB sets up off-site disaster management centre

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) is setting up an off-site centre to ensure seamless operations in case of any disaster. The move is aimed at strengthening the integrity of UNEB’s systems and infrastructure. A disaster is any sudden, unplanned calamitous event that brings …

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At least 30 killed in Afghan gold mine collapse: officials

Kunduz, Afghanistan | AFP | At least 30 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in northeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, in the latest tragedy to strike the war-torn country. Another seven were injured in the incident in Kohistan district of Badakhshan province, district governor Mohammad Rustam Raghi …

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222 dead as volcano-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia

Carita, Indonesia | AFP | A volcano-triggered tsunami has left at least 222 people dead and hundreds more injured after slamming without warning into beaches around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, officials said Sunday, voicing fears that the toll would rise further. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit …

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Eleven die after eating ‘toxic’ rice at Indian temple

New Delhi, India | AFP | Eleven people have died after eating rice that had likely been contaminated with a toxic substance at a Hindu temple ceremony, a health official said Saturday. Another 29 people were critically ill and undergoing emergency treatment across various hospitals in Mysore, a city in …

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BUDUDA: At least 41 dead in Uganda landslide

Bududa, Uganda | AFP | At least 41 people were killed after a river in eastern Uganda burst its banks, sending a torrent of mud and rocks barrelling into homes, disaster officials and survivors said Friday. Rescue teams continued picking through the rubble late Friday, searching for survivors and victims …

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Kenya floods leave 112 dead in two months: Red Cross

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Flooding across Kenya triggered by weeks of torrential rain has left 112 people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands of others, the Red Cross said Friday. Kenya Red Cross Secretary General Abbas Gullet made an appeal for $5 million (four million euros) to help those …

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