Sierra Leone mudslide death toll now at 499 with 600 still missing

Aug 21, 2017

Sierra Leone mudslide death toll now at 499 with 600 still missing

Rescue workers have unearthed 499 dead bodies since last week's devastating landslide near the Sierra Leone capital Freetown, the city's chief coroner told Reuters on Sunday. One of Africa's worst flooding-related disasters in years occurred when the side of Mount Sugar Loaf collapsed on Monday ...

Beloved doll Licca-chan keeps spirits up in disaster-hit Fukushima

May 25, 2017

Beloved doll Licca-chan keeps spirits up in disaster-hit Fukushima

Long-popular doll Licca-chan has been a perennial favorite among tourists, drawing crowds of young fans, helping support the reconstruction of Fukushima Prefecture from the 2011 nuclear and earthquake-tsunami calamity. With the visage of an 11-year-old schoolgirl, the dress-up doll first debuted in 1967 and ...

Mexico fireworks warehouse blast kills 14, including 11 children

May 10, 2017

Mexico fireworks warehouse blast kills 14, including 11 children

An explosion at a fireworks warehouse in Mexico killed 14 people, including 11 children, authorities said Tuesday. The blast struck Monday night in a rural area of central Puebla state, Diodoro Carrasco, a senior official in the state government, told radio station Cinco Radio. Officials said ...