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ACCIDENTS

Japan Times
WORLD
May 14, 2014
Turkey coal mine explosion kills, traps hundreds of miners
An explosion and fire in a coal mine in western Turkey killed 157 miners and trapped hundreds more on Tuesday, a provincial mayor said, in what appeared to be the country's worst mining accident in years.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 9, 2014
Families of S. Korea ferry victims march on presidential palace
Parents of children killed when a passenger ferry sank last month led a somber march on South Korea's presidential palace in the early hours of Friday morning, where they demanded to meet with President Park Geun-hye.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2014
Two climbers die of exposure, others rescued from Japan Alps
Two men died of exposure while climbing a mountain in the Northern Alps in central Japan, police said Tuesday, as a string of mountain-climbing accidents were reported across the nation on the last day of the Golden Week holiday period.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 6, 2014
Captain of boat carrying Japanese in Bali diving accident goes on trial
The trial of the captain of a boat carrying seven Japanese women during a scuba diving accident in mid-February began Tuesday in Bali, during which the defendant was indicted for negligence.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 4, 2014
Afghan villagers tell of landslide
One minute there was a hill behind his picturesque village, and the next Ataullah watched helplessly as tons of mud split away and tumbled down toward the home where his children were playing and his wife was preparing lunch.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 2, 2014
Malaysia releases missing plane report, reveals confusion
Malaysia on Thursday released its most comprehensive account yet of what happened to missing Flight MH370, in a preliminary report that detailed the route the plane probably took as it veered off course and revealed the confusion that followed.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 27, 2014
The exodus from Everest
The Everest circus is leaving town. With the decision to cancel climbing this year, Sherpas from the 39 expeditions camped at the foot of the mountain are dropping tents and packing gear. Helicopters fly over the Icefall that leads into the Western Cwm, recovering equipment stashed there before the tragic...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 26, 2014
Boy who raised alarm on doomed ferry had no time to call parents
The frightened boy who first raised the alarm that a South Korean ferry with hundreds on board was sinking did not have time to call his parents, his father said, and was found dead not wearing a life jacket.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 24, 2014
Body of Korean boy who raised alarm on sinking ferry believed found
The body of a South Korean boy whose shaking voice first raised the alarm that a passenger ferry with hundreds on board was in trouble has been found, his parents believe, but a DNA test has yet to confirm the find, media said on Thursday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 22, 2014
'No response' as S. Korea ferry crew asked for orders to abandon ship
The crew of a South Korean ferry that sank with hundreds of people on board repeatedly asked officers on the bridge whether or not to give the order to abandon ship, but there was no response, a crew member has said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 21, 2014
South Korean class trip to resort island turned into horror with sinking
It was supposed to be their last bit of teenage fun.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 21, 2014
Captain of ill-fated Korean ferry praised safety in promotional video
The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea's southwestern tip, with hundreds feared dead, said in a promotional video four years ago that the journey was safe — as long as passengers followed the instructions of the crew.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 19, 2014
Korean ferry death toll rises to 32; relatives give DNA swabs to identify dead
Some relatives of the more than 200 children missing in a sunken South Korean ferry offered DNA swabs on Saturday to help identify the dead as the rescue turned into a mission to recover the vessel and the bodies of those on board.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 17, 2014
Hundreds still missing in deadly Korea ferry sinking
South Korean coast guard and navy divers resumed searching on Thursday for about 290 people still missing, many of them students from the same high school, after a ferry capsized in sight of land.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 10, 2014
Simulation of texting at Shibuya crossing goes viral
What would happen if 1,500 pedestrians walked across the famous crossing in front of Tokyo's Shibuya Station while using their smartphones?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices
Apr 9, 2014
Post-Fukushima reform throws up a few surprises
The magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, devastated the northeast, killing more than 15,000 people and causing level 7 meltdowns at three reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Observers believed the sheer size of the catastrophe and its subsequent effects...
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2014
Nuclear emergency evacuation plans lagging in 11 prefectures: survey
Efforts to estimate residential evacuation times for nuclear power plant accidents are behind schedule in several prefectures, a survey finds.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 30, 2014
Five dead after pier overturns off Japan's southernmost island
Five workers are killed and two go missing after a floating pier overturns at far-flung Okinotorishima Island, where rescue threatens to take days.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 30, 2014
Finding MH370 may take years: U.S. Navy
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 could take years, a U.S. Naval Officer suggested on Sunday, as search and rescue officials raced to locate the plane's black box recorder days before its batteries are set to die.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 29, 2014
Rivalries hamper hunt for jet
The search for Flight MH370, the Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished over the South China Sea on March 8, has involved more than two dozen countries and 60 aircraft and ships, but it has also been bedeviled by regional rivalries.

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