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Tag: Casualties

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Over 18,000 People Died In Road Mishaps In Last 4 Years In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Despite a ‘zero tolerance’ approach towards traffic rule violations and massive awareness campaigns, road mishaps continue to claim lives and remain a major headache for the enforcement authorities. As many as 18,683 people were killed in road accidents in the last four years in Odisha, said Transport Minister Padmanabha Behera on Thursday. While replying […]

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5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey

Istanbul: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Turkey on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported as yet, authorities said. The tremor occurred at 9.34 a.m. local time in the Acipayam district of Denizli Province, Xinhua quoted the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency as saying. The agency said nine aftershocks, measuring between magnitudes […]

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Goods train derails near Berhampur

Berhampur: A goods train was derailed between Berhampur and Golanthara railway stations today morning. According to sources, two bogies of the train were derailed while it was en-route to Visakhapatnam from Khurda road, however, no casualties were reported. As per latest reports, Railway officials have reached the spot and are trying to bring back the […]

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Cyclone Titli casualties: Odisha increases ex-gratia to Rs 10 lakh

Bhubaneswar: With the death toll in cyclone Titli mounting to 52, Odisha government today increased the ex-gratia amount from Rs 4 lakh to Rs 10 lakh each for the kin of the deceased. The announcement came today during Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s visit to Champapur village in Gangabad Panchayat of Gajapati district. “For the first […]

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Bridge collapses in Kolkata, several feared dead

Kolkata: A portion of the arterial Majerhat bridge in Alipore area of South Kolkata collapsed today following which some casualties are feared, police said. As per reports, some vehicles were also crushed during the incident. Fire brigade, police and NDRF personnel are engaged in rescue work. Speaking on the mishap, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata […]

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Explosions, fire at BPCL's Mumbai plant, no casualties so far

Mumbai: A series of loud explosions followed by a massive fire were reported at a refinery of the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) at Chembur in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai. At least a dozen fire tenders and five jumbo tankers were battling the blaze, which along with a thick black smoke cloud could be […]

Odisha forms expert group amid rise in lightning strikes

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government on Tuesday formed an ‘expert committee’ to ascertain the reason behind lightning incidents and subsequent rise in casualties in the State due to the natural calamity. At a review meeting held today, concerns were expressed over spurt in lightning strikes with an experts panel formed comprising officials of Odisha State Disaster Management […]

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