accidents in the East

Blast hits gas pipeline on Turkish-Iranian border

A fire broke out after a blast at a pipeline supplying natural gas from Iran to Turkey this morning. Authorities stated that the blast took place in a section of pipeline near Gürbulak border crossing between two countries, in …

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Boeing accident in Istanbul kills 3 and injures 179

A Pegasus Airlines plane flying into Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport skidded off the end of a wet runway and broke into three pieces after landing yesterday, killing three people and injuring 179, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin …

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Bus overturns in Iran:nine dead

At least nine people were killed and eighteen sustained injuries after a passenger bus overturned on a highway near Isfahan, Iran today at 4:39 am. The bus was travelling from Tehran to Shiraz, Tasnim News Agency reported citing …

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Passenger jet crashes in Afghanistan

Afghan Airlines passenger plane crashed in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province. The province governor spokesman said that the plane crashed in Deh Yak district, Ariana News TV channel reports. According to …

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Death toll from Elazig earthquake rises to 39

The death toll rose to 39 from the earthquake that struck Turkey's Elazig, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, More than 1,600 others were hurt, including 86 still being treated in hospitals. …

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5 million potential coronavirus carriers leave Wuhan

About 5 million residents left the Chinese city of Wuhan before the lockdown because of the coronavirus epidemic, mayor Zhou Xianwang said. According to him, there were about 9 million people remaining in the city after …

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China rapidly building coronavirus hospital in Wuhan

China is rapidly building a new thousand-bed hospital to treat victims of a new coronavirus in Wuhan, mobilising machinery to get it ready by early next week, state media says. The new hospital is being built around a holiday …

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Wuhan goes under quarantine over coronavirus outbreak

The Chinese government announced it will quarantine the city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a breakout of coronavirus. The announcement, shared on Chinese state media, indicated the city will cancel planes and trains leaving the city …

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Rockets fired at U.S. military base in Iraq

Camp Taji military base, hosting U.S. forces, north of Baghdad, has been targeted with a missile strike yesterday, Iraq's armed forces has said. Iraq's military issued a statement saying there were no casualties after the …

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