accidents in the East

Gas explosion kills 3 people in Tehran

A gas explosion in a Tehran sports complex has killed three workers, Iranian state TV reported. It says the explosion in the capital happened after heating gas leaked while the workers were carrying out repairs in a boiler …

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Drunk flydubai pilot delays delays flight for 10 hours

A Dubai-bound flight from Nepal was delayed by nearly 10 hours after the pilot was found to be under the influence of alcohol, officials said. The flydubai flight eventually left Katmandu with a different crew. Crew members …

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Oil storage blast in Iran injures two

An explosion in an Iran oil storage in the central industrial zone of Khomein injured two people. "Rescuers and firefighters are trying to control the fire... Tanks with oil products are sill burning ... the cause of the blast is …

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Olympic figure skater Denis Ten stubbed in Almaty

First Kazakh Olympic figure skating champion Denis Ten has died at the age of 25, the country's Ministry of Healthcare has confirmed. "Unfortunately, he is not with us anymore," Kazinform cited spokesman …

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 Road accident in Ankara: one dead, 4 injured

One person was killed and 4 people were injured in a traffic accident in Turkey's Ankara. The minibus, whose license plate has not yet been determined, collided with a car in the rear of Turgut Ozala Avenue. As a …

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Unknown military aircraft crashes in Syria (VIDEO)

An unknown military aircraft went down in Syria’s northern al-Hasakah province, the Syrian state news agency SANA reported, citing local sources. The incident reportedly took place in the village of Mshaweh, located in the …

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Fighter jet crashes in Iran's Chabahar

An F-4 Phantom II fight jet of the Iranian Air Force crashed in the southeast of the country over a technical fault. The accident took place today  20 kilometers to Chabahar when the aircraft had been on a patrol mission …

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Helicopter crashes in Kyrgyzstan injuring 4

MI-8 helicopter of the Kyrgyz Air Defense Forces crashed during the rescue operation today, the General Staff said, adding that the accident was caused by the strong wind. According to the statement, four people were injured in a …

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Minibus with Russians runs into tractor in Turkey

At least six Russian tourists were hurt in a road accident in southwestern Turkey, CNN Turk reported. According to the television channel, a minibus carrying Russian tourists bound from the resort city of Marmaris to the international …

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Death toll from train crash in Turkey climbs to 24

The number of people who died in a railroad accident in northwestern Turkey has reached 24, while 338 others were injured, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdag. Several cars of a passenger train traveling from Uzunkopru, …

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Bus overturns in Turkey, injuring 32 people

Thirty two people have been injured after a bus overturned on the road between Afyonkarahisar and Konya near near Ilgin in Turkey. The driver of the bus was taken to Konya hospital in a serious condition, others were taken to …

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Passenger bus catches fire in Turkey's Eskişehir

A passenger bus going from Isparta to Istanbul caught fire on the Eskişehir-Ankara highway, Turkish media reported. The incident occurred on the 20th kilometer of the highway, according to TRT Haber. No injuries were reported, …

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Tanker and cargo ship collide near Istanbul

A tanker and a cargo ship collided on 10 miles west of Sivriada island in Istanbul, Turkish media reported. The dry cargo ship Ersoylar 1 and tanker Gammagas collided 30 miles off İmralı Island. Rescue vessels connected to the coastal …

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Fire breaks out at textile factory in Istanbul (VIDEO)

A fire broke out at a textile factory in Istanbul today, forcing the evacuation of the building but causing no casualties, Turkish media reported. According to CNNTurk, the fire erupted at the 5000 square meters plant located within the …

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