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France24   08 July 2022   Ecuador   Chimborazo volcano  
<p>One Canadian woman died and a fellow citizen was injured when an avalanche roared down the side of snow-capped Chimborazo volcano, Ecuador's highest peak, rescue service officials said Thursday.<br />Advertising<br />Security Service ECU911 in Riobamba ...
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France24   03 October 2021   Oman  
<p>Two people were killed by a landslide and a child died in flash flooding as Tropical Cyclone Shaheen pummelled Oman, authorities said Sunday.<br />Flights were suspended and schools closed as the storm, with wind speeds up to 139 kilometres (86 miles) an ...
France24   06 July 2021   Egypt  
<p>Ethiopia says it has started the next phase of filling a controversial mega-dam on the Nile River, Egyptian authorities said Monday, raising tensions ahead of an upcoming UN Security Council on the issue.<br />Egypt said the move was "a violation of international ...
Filed under: Construction News
France24   19 February 2021   Indonesia   Jakarta  
<p>Indonesia's Mount Merapi, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupted on Friday, belching out fiery red lava.<br />The volcano, close to Indonesia's cultural capital Yogyakarta on Java island, had already spewed lava almost two dozen times over the ...
France24   08 February 2019   Italy   Genoa  
<p>Experts start the delicate task of taking apart Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge on Friday almost six months after its partial collapse during a storm killed 43 people and injured dozens.<br />Thousands of tonnes of steel, concrete and asphalt have already ...
Filed under: Construction News
France24   25 July 2018   Laos   Laos  
<p>Nineteen people have been confirmed dead and more than 3,000 need to be rescued after a dam collapsed in a remote part of land-locked Laos, local media reported on Wednesday.</p>