» 01/13/2009, 00.00
Ferry disaster: a careless captain and slim hopes of finding bodies
The ferry ignored storm warnings. 45 people were not registered on passenger list. The Ferry was over burdened with people and cargo. Survivor’s stories of saving themselves by clinging on to a bunch of bananas and swimming for hours through the dark.
Search continues for 250 missing in the waters off Sulawesi
The ferry sunk yesterday. The Indonesian Navy and local fishing vessels are employed in the search. There is little hope given stormy sea conditions. Disaster caused by storm but also by overcrowding.
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Fishermen rescue another 15 suvivors from ferry disaster
The second group of survivors was found after 12 were traced yesterday on an oil platform. Search and rescue operations are proving difficult because of the bad weather that is set to continue in the coming days.
"No sign of life" in buried school
Rescue workers are working in incessant rain on Leyte Island, to dig up the mud burying a building where between 250 and 300 people, mostly children, are believed to be trapped. "It's like working in quicksand," said one rescue leader. "But the number of those missing should be less than predicted."
Balochistan: violent earthquake overnight, at least 160 dead
An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck the southwestern province in Pakistan, destroying hundreds of homes in cities and villages in the area. Experts predict more aftershocks, while aid teams are looking for survivors. The Catholic Church of Quetta organizes a fund drive for the victims.
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