emergency situations in the East

Russian blogger dies in Abkhazia

Russian blogger Vitaly Vygranovsky decided to try himself and went on a 40-day hunger strike. A few days before the end of the trial, a 40-year-old man died,  the Dvach / Newsach Telegram channel informs. The blogger posted a video …

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Six Russians injured in road accident in Turkey

Of the 26 Russian tourists who were involved in today’s accident in Turkey, 19 people did not receive serious injuries, the condition of six people is being clarified, the Rostourism informed in a statement. "According to …

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Christmas tree blown away in Aktau

A strong wind dropped a Christmas tree installed in the main square of Aktau (the capital of the Mangistau region of Kazakhstan). The incident was reported by a local resident Azamat Sarsenbayev on his Facebook page. Wind gusts in the …

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Gas cylinder explodes in Nur-Sultan's cafe

One woman was killed and 33 others were injured in a gas explosion at a cafe in the Kazakh capital city of Nur-Sultan on Saturday, the country's Ministry of Emergency Situations announced, Xinhua informs. A gas cylinder …

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Fire breaks out in Istanbul mosque

A fire at the Vaniköy Mosque, a 350-year-old waterfront mosque in the Çengelköy neighborhood of the Üsküdar district in Istanbul, has been extinguished, officials said on Nov. 15, Hurriyet Daily News …

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Death toll from Aegean Sea quake rises to 60

The powerful earthquake that hit the Aegean Sea on Friday has killed 58 people in Turkey, the country's disaster agency said Sunday. Two people also died on the Greek island of Samos, Greek authorities said, CNN reports. …

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Number of earthquake victims rises in Turkey

The death toll from the quake, which also struck the Greek island of Samos, has risen to 27, with over 800 injured, BBC reports. Delicate operations to pull people from the rubble in Izmir are taking place as hundreds of aftershocks hit the …

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7 people die in blast in Syria

A car bomb killed at least seven civilians in a Turkish-controlled area of northeastern Syria on Saturday, Syria's state-run news agency and a war monitor reported, Daily Mail informs. SANA said the blast went off at the southern …

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Hotel collapses in Shanxi province, 17 people die

At least 17 people are dead after a two-storey restaurant collapsed during a birthday party in northern China, METRO informs. Seven people have been seriously hurt after the building crumbled during a gathering on Saturday morning. According to …

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Russian rescuers return from Beirut

Specialists of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, who took part in eliminating the consequences of the explosion in Beirut, returned to Russia. Il-76 and Superjet planes of the Ministry of Emergencies of the Russian Federation landed at …

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Death toll in Beirut reaches 158

The death toll from Tuesday's catastrophic explosion at the port of Beirut has risen to 158, the Lebanese health ministry media office said on Saturday, News24 informs. According to News24, the number of people injured exceeds 6 000 …

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Person dies in explosion in Damascus

One person was killed and another wounded in an explosion in Syrian capital Damascus on Saturday evening, China.org.cn reports with a reference to the state news agency SANA. The explosion was caused by two explosive devices that went …

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Two children suffocated in locked car in Iran

In Kermanshah, Iran, two children left in the heat in a locked car died, a police spokesman of the province informed. "A 3-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy, who were each other's cousins, were left alone by their parents in a …

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Thailand shooting: what is known so far?

A soldier has shot dead at least 20 people and injured several more in a gun rampage in north-eastern Thailand, Manchester Evening News reports. MPolice and army officers have since put a shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima on lockdown - …

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Shooting renews in Korat

Soldiers and police have launched a joint hunt for Sergeant-Major Jakapan Thomma, who allegedly went on a shooting rampage in Nakhon Ratchasima province, gunning down at least 16 people with some 15 people injured, The Nation …

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1200 people hurt from Turkey earthquake

The death toll from a strong earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey has climbed to 22, as rescue crews searched for people who remained trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, officials said, 9 News reports. Speaking at a …

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Georgia expresses condolences to Turkey over earthquake

The Georgian Foreign Ministry expressed condolences in connection with the earthquake in Turkey and wished the injured recovery. "We express our full solidarity to our close ally and friend. We share the sorrow of the Turkish …

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Turkish rescuers pulled out 42 people from under rubble

Major search and rescue efforts are underway in eastern Turkey after it was rocked by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake late Friday evening. At least 22 people have died, the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) …

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Erdoğan arrives in quake-hit  province

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday arrived in Turkey's eastern province of Elazig that was hit by a deadly earthquake on Friday, Yeni Safak reports. Erdoğan canceled his scheduled attendance at the 33rd general …

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