Disaster News

Deadly earthquake strikes central Italy

Deadly earthquake strikes central Italy

24th Aug 2016 Tourism News

An earthquake has struck central Italy killing at least 73 people and leaving dozens more trapped under rubble. Damage from the 6.2 quake was centred on the town of Amatrice, while a family of four are also believed to have been killed by collapsing rubble in the nearby town of Accumoli.

Eight killed in German crash as trains collide

Eight killed in German crash as trains collide

9th Feb 2016 Tourism News Rail News

Eight people have been killed and as many as 100 injured following the head on collision of two passenger trains in Germany. Up to 40 of those injured are believed to be in a critical condition following the accident near Bad Aibling, a spa town approximately 40 miles south-east of Munich, Bavaria.

Amtrak derailment kills five in Philadelphia

Amtrak derailment kills five in Philadelphia

13th May 2015 Rail News

A derailed passenger train has killed at least five people while injuring dozens more in the north-eastern United States. Amtrak Train 188 came off the rails in Philadelphia, on route from Washington DC to New York. Some ten carriages are believed to have been involved in the incident late on Tuesday evening.

Dozens killed in Indian rail crash

Dozens killed in Indian rail crash

20th Mar 2015 Rail News

More than 30 people have been killed in a rail accident in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The engine and two carriages of the Janta Express, which travels between Dehradun and Varanasi, derailed near the village of Bachhrawan.

‘Pings’ heard in search for AirAsia black boxes

‘Pings’ heard in search for AirAsia black boxes

9th Jan 2015 Airline News

Investigators searching for the wreckage of missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 have heard ‘pings’ from the aircraft’s flight recorders. Divers have been dispatched to investigate the sounds, which follow the discovery of the tailfin of the plane earlier this week. Officials have speculated the black box could have been separated from the rear part of the plane.

Tail from missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 located in Java Sea

Tail from missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 located in Java Sea

7th Jan 2015 Airline News

Investigators searching for the wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 have located the tail of the crashed plane in the Java Sea. Indonesian officials confirmed it had been located in a secondary search area after an extensive search, suggesting debris has been moved by strong underwater currents.

Search for AirAsia QZ8501 moves underwater

Search for AirAsia QZ8501 moves underwater

2nd Jan 2015 Airline News

The search for flight recorders from AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 has moved underwater with the arrival of specialist equipment from France. A team will use the sensitive acoustic equipment to listen for signals from the ‘black box’ recorders.

Poor weather hampers search for AirAsia flight QZ8501 bodies

Poor weather hampers search for AirAsia flight QZ8501 bodies

31st Dec 2014 Airline News

Poor weather over the Java Sea has slowed efforts to retrieve bodies and debris from the crashed AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501. The AirAsia Airbus A320-200 came down on Sunday on route from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore carrying 162 people.A total of seven bodies have been pulled from the water so far, while parts of the wreckage of the plane have been located.