Timeline of Disasters and Tragedies (B) 2021-Present

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2021        Jan 1, The US Coast Guard suspended its search for a boat with about 20 people on board that was three days overdue to arrive in Florida after leaving the Bahamas earlier this week.
    (AP, 1/1/21)
2021        Jan 1, In central California seven children and two adult drivers were killed in head-on collision in Fresno County.
    (AP, 1/2/21)
2021        Jan 1, Bosnian police said 8 young men and women have died in a cottage in the southwest, apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning during a New Year's Eve celebration.
    (AP, 1/1/21)

2021        Jan 5, Authorities said three men died in a boat carrying more than 40 migrants and another died upon reaching shore on Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands. 23,000 migrants arrived in the Canary Islands in 2020, up from some 3,000 in 2019. More than 500 died in the attempt.
    (AP, 1/5/21)

2021        Jan 6, Authorities in eastern Congo fear more than 40 people are dead after a motorized wooden boat capsized overnight on Lake Kivu.
    (AP, 1/6/21)

2021        Jan 8, In Siberia at least three people were killed late today when an avalanche swept over several buildings at the Otdelnaya Mountain ski complex outside Norilsk just before midnight.
    (SSFC, 1/10/21, p.A4)

2021        Jan 9, In western India a fire broke out in the intensive care unit of a government-run hospital in Bhandara, Maharashtra state. Ten infants were reported killed.
    (SSFC, 1/10/21, p.A4)
2021        Jan 9, In Indonesia a passenger plane carrying 56 passengers and six crew members lost contact shortly after taking off from Jakarta. The 26-year-old Boeing 737-500 Sriwijaya Air flight went missing over the Java Sea while en route to Pontianak. In 2022 Indonesia's air accident investigator KNKT said in a final report that a faulty automatic engine throttle system that was not properly monitored by pilots led to the deadly crash.
    (AP, 1/9/21)(Reuters, 11/10/22)
2021        Jan 9, In Indonesia two landslides triggered by heavy rain left at least 11 people dead and 18 injured in West java province.
    (SFC, 1/11/21, p.A4)

2021        Jan 10, In eastern China a mine explosion trapped 22 workers. Managers waited more than a day before reported that the explosion in violation of rules saying accidents must be reported within an hour. Days later their condition remained unknown.
    (SFC, 1/15/21, p.A4)

2021        Jan 17, In China 12 out of 22 workers trapped for a week by an explosion in a gold mine sent a note saying they are alive, as hundreds of rescuers sought to bring them to safety.
    (AP, 1/18/21)
2021        Jan 17, Indonesian rescuers retrieved more bodies from the rubble of homes and buildings toppled by a strong earthquake, while military engineers managed to reopen ruptured roads to clear access for relief goods. A total of 79 people died in Mamuju and 11 in Majene from the Jan. 15 quake.
    (AP, 1/17/21)(AP, 1/19/21)

2021        Jan 19, A boat carrying migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, drowning at least 43 people.
    (AP, 1/20/21)

2021        Jan 20, In western Libya a fire, followed by an explosion at an ammunition warehouse at a naval academy in Janzur killed three people, including two officers.
    (AP, 1/20/21)
2021        Jan 20, In Spain a powerful gas explosion tore through a residential building in central Madrid, killing four people and ripping the facade off the structure.
    (AP, 1/20/21)

2021        Jan 21, In India at least five people were killed in a fire that broke out at a building under construction at Serum Institute of India in southern Maharashtra state.
    (SFC, 1/22/21, p.A5)
2021        Jan 21, In Ukraine a fire at a private nursing home in the city of Kharkiv killed 15 people and injured five others.
    (AP, 1/21/21)

2021        Jan 24, In China rescuers brought 11 workers trapped for two weeks to safety. Rescue operations continued for 10 other miners, whose fates are unknown, inside the Hushan gold mine in Shandong province.
    (BBC, 1/24/21)
2021        Jan 24, Cyclone Eloise left parts of central Mozambique flooded after it struck near the port city of Beira. Four people were reported killed as the cyclone headed towards Zimbabwe and northern South Africa. The death toll was later raised to 21.
    (BBC, 1/24/21)(AFP, 1/29/21)

2021        Jan 25, Chinese rescuers found the bodies of nine workers killed in explosions at a gold mine on January 10, raising the death toll to 10. One person remained missing.
    (AP, 1/25/21)

2021        Jan 27, In Cameroon at least 53 people died and 21 others were injured when a bus collided with a truck early today in a village in the western part of the country. A speeding truck illegally transporting fuel ran into the 70-seat bus.
    (AP, 1/27/21)

2021        Jan 28, In Georgia a liquid nitrogen leak at a poultry plant in Gainesville killed six people. Union officials said the accident raised questions about safety protocols at the plant.
    (NY Times, 1/28/21)

2021        Jan 29, In northwestern Oklahoma two firefighters were among four people killed early today in a house fire in Waynoka.
    (AP, 1/29/21)
2021        Jan 29, In Romania a fire killed five patients at the COVID-19 Matei Bals hospital in Bucharest and 102 others were evacuated.
    (Reuters, 1/29/21)

2021        Jan 30, In Norway two civilian employees of the Norwegian military were killed and a third one injured in an avalanche on the remote Arctic Jan Mayen island. The only inhabitants on Jan Mayen, part of Norway since 1930, are the staff of the Norwegian military and the Norwegian Meteorological Institute.
    (AP, 1/31/21)

2021        Feb 2, In Alaska an avalanche slide near Anchorage claimed the lives of three men hiking near Bear Mountain. The bodies of Thomas Devine (54) of Chugiak; Matthew Nyman (43) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Edward Watson (50) of Miami, were found the next day.
    (AP, 2/4/21)

2021        Feb 5, In Pakistan three climbers were declared missing while attempting to climb K2, the world's second highest mountain. On Feb. 18 officials said Ali Sadpara, Jon Snorri and Juan Pablo Morh should now be considered dead.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Sadpara)(SFC, 2/19/21, p.A5)

2021        Feb 6, In Utah four skiers were killed and four others were rescued near Salt Lake City in the deadliest snowslide in the United States in seven year.
    (Reuters, 2/7/21)

2021        Feb 7, In India as many as 150 people were feared dead after a Himalayan glacier in the northern state of Uttarakhand broke apart before crashing into a dam. At least 19 people were killed, and at least 180 more remained missing. About 2,500 people in 13 villages were trapped by the floods. More than 200 people were killed when rock and ice broke loose due to glacial melt brought about by global warming.
    (Reuters, 2/7/21)(The Week, 2/8/21)(SSFC, 5/2/21, p.A16)

2021        Feb 8, In Morocco at least 28 people died after heavy rain flooded an illegal underground textile factory in Tangier.
    (SFC, 2/9/21, p.A3)

2021        Feb 11, In Texas at least six people were killed in crashes that involved up to 100 vehicles on I-35 in Fort Worth, as a slurry of winter weather made for slick roads.
    (SFC, 2/12/21, p.A4)

2021        Feb 14, In Congo DRC at least 60 people drowned after a boat capsized on the Congo River. Some 300 people were rescued but as many as 200 others remained unaccounted for.
    (BBC, 2/16/21)
2021        Feb 14, In Indonesia torrential rains triggered a landslide on Java killing at least 10 people. Nine remained missing.
    (SFC, 2/16/21, p.A3)

2021        Feb 15, In Egypt an apartment building in Cairo partially collapsed overnight, killing at least three people.
    (AP, 2/15/21)

2021        Feb 16, Killer tornadoes in the Southeast and historic subzero cold as far south as Texas were blamed for seven deaths and massive power outages. In North Carolina at least three people were found dead early today after a tornado tore through a seaside town at the rough edge of a blast of winter weather across the US. 4.5 million Texan households were cut off from power.  
    (Reuters, 2/16/21)(AP, 2/16/21)(Econ., 2/20/21, p.21)
2021        Feb 16, In India a bus drove off a bridge near Patna village, Madhya Pradesh state, killing at least 45 people.

2021        Feb 20, Electricity was restored to most Texans who had lost power after a winter storm, but water systems for nearly two-thirds of residents were disrupted, leaving millions without drinkable water. At least 70 people have died in a storm-battered region that stretches to Ohio, and the final tally could be much higher.
    (NY Times, 2/21/21)(AP, 2/21/21)
2021        Feb 20, At least 41 migrants fleeing conflict-stricken Libya drowned when their boat capsized in the Central Mediterranean.
    (AP, 2/24/21)

2021        Feb 22, In Egypt a boat carrying at least 19 people capsized on a lake near the Alexandria. So far, 9 people, including 3 children, were known to be dead. Five people remained missing.
    (AP, 2/23/21)
2021        Feb 22, The Indian coastguard reached a drifting boat carrying 90 Rohingya refugees in the Andaman Sea and gave some food and water. Passengers said at least eight people had died onboard over the weekend.
    (The Telegraph, 2/24/21)

2021        Feb 28, At least 15 Africans drowned when their boat capsized off Libya. A rubber boat carrying at least 110 migrants had embarked from the Libyan coastal town of Zawiya on Feb. 26.
    (AP, 2/28/21)

2021        Mar 2, In southern California at least 13 people died in a collision between a tractor-trailer and an SUV on State Route 115. The victims included migrants from Guatemala and Mexico. One of the vehicles was carrying 25 people when it was hit by the semitruck near Holtville, California. Another SUV was carrying 19 people. It caught fire. All the passengers got out and were taken into custody.
    (NY Times, 3/3/21)(The Week, 3/4/21)(SFC, 3/6/21, p.A5)

2021        Mar 3, Smugglers reportedly threw 80 migrants overboard during a voyage from Djibouti to Yemen. At least 20 migrants were reported drowned.
    (SFC, 3/5/21, p.A5)

2021        Mar 5, In Egypt a trailer-truck crashed into a microbus, killing at least 18 people and injuring five others south of Cairo late today.
    (AP, 3/6/21)

2021        Mar 7, A series of explosions in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 31 people at the Nkoantoma military base in Bata. President Obiang Nguema said the blasts had been caused badly stored dynamite along with stubble burning by nearby farmers. The death toll from the explosions soon rose to 105.
    (BBC, 3/8/21)(BBC, 3/10/21)
2021        Mar 7, In Yemen a fire broke out in a detention center for migrants south of Sanaa, killing at least 45 people, mostly Ethiopian migrants, and injuring more than 170 others. On March 20 Houthi rebels broke their silence on the cause of the fire saying guards fired three tear gas canisters into a crowded hangar in Sanaa, trying to end a protest by the migrants.
    (AP, 3/7/21)(AP, 3/13/21)(AP, 3/20/21)

2021        Mar 10, In Indonesia a tourist bus plunged into a ravine late today on Java island killing at least 27 people and injuring 39 others.
    (SFC, 3/12/21, p.A4)

2021        Mar 11, In Egypt a fire at a garment factory near Cairo killed at least 20 people and injured 24 at a four-story plant in Obour.
    (AP, 3/11/21)

2021        Mar 15, Eight migrants died in a car crash in Texas on US Highway 277, about 30 miles north of the border city Del Rio.
    (NY Times, 3/16/21)
2021        Mar 15, The largest sandstorm in a decade swept across northern China and Mongolia, grounding flights and closing schools. At least 10 people were killed and nearly 400 left missing.
    (NY Times, 3/15/21)(SSFC, 3/21/21, p.B8)

2021        Mar 21, In Tanzania a woman and four children died after a stampede as people mourned former President John Magufuli. 45 people died in the stampede during a public viewing of the body of Magufuli.
    (BBC, 3/22/21)(AP, 3/30/21)

2021        Mar 22, In southern Bangladesh a devastating fire raced through the sprawling Rohingya refugee Balukhali camp in Cox's Bazar district, destroying hundreds of shelters and leaving thousands homeless.
    (AP, 3/22/21)

2021        Mar 23, A fire swept through, a suburban New York assisted living home early today, killing one resident in Spring Valley, leaving another resident and a firefighter missing, and sending two firefighters and multiple residents to hospitals.
    (AP, 3/23/21)
2021        Mar 23, In southern Bangladesh rescuers recovered at least 15 charred bodies from a Rohingya refugee camp after a devastating fire destroyed thousands of shelters. At least 400 people were still missing and around 560 were injured by the fire.
    (AP, 3/23/21)
 2021        Mar 23, In southeastern Iran a road accident killed at least 14 people, including eight children.
    (AP, 3/23/21)
2021        Mar 23, Three members of a Russian bomber's air crew died when their ejection seats accidentally activated during preflight checks at an airbase in the Kaluga region.
    (AP, 3/23/21)

2021        Mar 25, The US National Weather Service recorded 24 tornadoes across Alabama and Georgia, killing five people in Alabama.
    (NY Times, 3/26/21)(SFC, 3/27/21, p.A5)
2021        Mar 25, Texas officials raised the death toll from February's winter storm and blackouts to at least 111 people — nearly doubling the state's initial tally following one of the worst power outages in US history.
    (AP, 3/25/21)

2021        Mar 26, In central Egypt at least 32 people were killed and 108 injured when two trains collided close to the Nile-side town of Tahta, about 365 km (230 miles) south of Cairo. The numbers were soon adjusted to at least 19 people dead and 185 injured.
    (Reuters, 3/26/21)(AP, 3/27/21)

2021        Mar 27, In Egypt a nine-story apartment building collapsed in Cairo early today, killing at least five people and injuring about two dozen others. The death toll was soon raised to 18.
    (AP, 3/27/21)

2021        Mar 30, Two women and three children drowned when a boat carrying dozens of Europe-bound migrants capsized off Libya. A total of 400 migrants were intercepted and returned to Libya late today.
    (AP, 3/31/21)

2021        Apr 2, A train derailed in Taiwan, killing 48 people and injured at least 198 others. A truck had slid down onto the tracks from a nearby construction site on the mountainous coast of eastern Hualien county. The unmanned truck’s emergency brake was not properly engaged.
    (AP, 4/4/21)

2021        Apr 3, In Thailand at least three people were killed when a 3-story house collapsed in Bangkok following a fire. An unknown number of people were still trapped under the rubble.
    (SSFC, 4/4/21, p.A8)

2021        Apr 4, In Bangladesh a ferry sank late today after being hit by a cargo ship in the Shitalakkhya River. 25 bodies were soon recovered and nine people remained missing.
    (SFC, 4/6/21, p.A4)
2021        Apr 4, In eastern Indonesia landslides and flash floods from torrential rains killed at least 140 people and displaced thousands across several islands. Dozens were still missing.
    (AP, 4/4/21)(SFC, 4/8/21, p.A3)

2021        Apr 11, Spanish authorities said that they had recovered the bodies of four migrants from a boat along with 19 survivors who had taken the treacherous route from West Africa to the Canary Islands.
    (AP, 4/11/21)

2021        Apr 12, The International Organization for Migrants said 34 migrants returning from Yemen have died after their boat capsized off the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti.
    (AP, 4/12/21)

2021        Apr 13, A dozen people were missing after the commercial platform boat Secor Power capsized in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana in a storm this afternoon. Six people were rescued and one crew member was found dead. Over the next days 3 more bodies were found. Rescuers continued to search for nine missing.
    (NY Times, 4/14/21)(SFC, 4/15/21, p.A3)(AP, 4/18/21)
2021        Apr 13, In Egypt a bus overturned while trying to pass a truck on a highway, causing a collision that killed at least 20 people and injured three others in the southern province of Assiut.
    (AP, 4/13/21)
2021        Apr 13, In Niger at least 20 children died after they became trapped in a fire at a school in the Pays Bas district of Niamey.
    (AP, 4/14/21)

2021        Apr 16, An estimated 40 people were aboard a boat which sank off the coast of Sfax, eastern Tunisia. Navy divers recovered another body the next day from the migrant boat, bringing to 22 the number of known dead, including nine women and a baby.
    (AP, 4/17/21)

2021        Apr 18, In Egypt a passenger train derailed at the city of Banha, Qalioubia province, just north of Cairo, killing 11 people and injuring 98.
    (Reuters, 4/19/21)

2021        Apr 22, A capsized rubber boat, which was initially carrying around 130 people, was spotted in the Mediterranean Sea northeast of the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The aid vessel did not find any survivors, but could see at least ten bodies near the wreck.
    (AP, 4/23/21)

2021        Apr 23, Norway said it will offer those who have received a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 to take an injection from an mRNA vaccine as their second dose.
    (Reuters, 4/23/21)
2021        Apr 23, In Zimbabwe an air force helicopter crashed into a house killing three crew members and a child at the crash site.
    (AP, 4/23/21)

2021        Apr 24, In the US state of Georgia at least six people died and several others were hurt in an interstate crash that left a passenger van engulfed in flames and rolled on its side.
    (AP, 4/25/21)
2021        Apr 24, Indonesia's navy said its missing KRI Nanggala 402 submarine had sunk on April 21 and cracked open after searchers found an oil slick and debris from the vessel. There were no survivors.
    (SSFC, 4/25/21, p.A7)
2021        Apr 24, In Iraq a fire broke out in a Baghdad hospital that cares for coronavirus patients after oxygen cylinders reportedly exploded late today. At least 82 people were killed. The death toll was expected to rise as more patients who suffered severe burns succumbed to their injuries.
    (AP, 4/24/21)(NY Times, 4/25/21)

2021        Apr 26, Spanish authorities rescued three people and recovered the bodies of 24 who had died in a shipwreck.
    (SFC, 5/5/21, p.A3)

2021        Apr 30, In Israel a stampede early today at a mountainside religious celebration left 45 people dead and scores more injured. An estimated 100,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews had gathered on Mount Meron to celebrate the holiday, Lag b’Omer, to dance and make bonfires around the tomb of a prominent rabbi from antiquity.
    (NY Times, 4/30/21)(AP, 5/2/21)

2021        May 1, In Yemen security officials said floods have swept through parts of the country amid heavy seasonal rains, leaving at least 13 people dead, including two children.
    (AP, 5/1/21)

2021        May 2, In Afghanistan gasoline tanker trucks burst into flames in Kabul overnight, killing at least seven people and starting large fires that caused power cuts to some parts of the capital.
    (Reuters, 5/2/21)
2021        May 2, At least 11 people drowned when a rubber dinghy carrying two dozen Europe-bound migrants capsized off Libya.
    (AP, 5/2/21)

2021        May 3, In Bangladesh a speedboat carrying about 30 passengers overturned after hitting a cargo vessel leaving at least 26 people dead.
    (SFC, 5/4/21, p.A3)
2021        May 3, In Mexico at least 23 people, including children, died after a subway overpass collapsed late today in Mexico City. The death toll soon rose to 26 with 33 people hospitalized.
    (NY Times, 5/4/21)(SSFC, 5/9/21, p.A9)

2021        May 8, In Guinea at least 15 people were killed by a landslide at a clandestine gold mine in the north-eastern Siguiri region.
    (BBC, 5/9/21)

2021        May 9, At least five people, including a woman and a child, drowned when a boat carrying at least 45 Europe-bound migrants capsized off Libya.
    (AP, 5/10/21)

2021        May 11, At least 10 bodies of Europe-bound migrants washed up ashore in western Libya, after two shipwrecks this week left some 30 people presumed drowned.
    (AP, 5/11/21)

2021        May 14, In central and eastern China back-to-back tornadoes killed 12 people and left more than 300 others injured.
    (AP, 5/15/21)

2021        May 16, Cyclone Tauktae headed for southwestern India. Heavy rains and flooding have already killed at least six people.
    (AP, 5/16/21)
2021        May 16, In Israel at least two people were killed and more than 150 injured when a bleacher collapsed at an unfinished ultra-Orthodox synagogue in the West Bank.
    (AP, 5/16/21)

2021        May 17, Indian authorities moved over 200,000 people from their homes in the state of Gujarat to safety and shut ports and major airports as the most powerful cyclone in more than two decades roared up the west coast. Cyclone Tauktae has already killed at least 16 people.
    (Reuters, 5/17/21)
2021        May 17, Cyclone Tauktae, the most powerful storm to hit western India in more than two decades, packed sustained winds of up to 210 km (130 miles) per hour when it came ashore in Gujarat state. Six people were killed Maharashtra state.
    (AP, 5/18/21)
2021        May 17, More than 50 migrants drowned off the coast of Tunisia, while 33 others were rescued by workers from an oil platform.
    (SFC, 5/18/21, p.A2)

2021        May 18, The Indian navy worked to rescue crew members from a sunken barge and a second cargo vessel that was adrift off the coast of Mumbai after a deadly cyclone struck the western coast. The navy said it has rescued 184 people. 55 people remained missing.
    (AP, 5/18/21)(SFC, 5/20/21, p.A4)
2021        May 18, The United Arab Emirates said it will offer booster shots to those who received the Chinese state-backed Sinopharm vaccine six months after vaccination. Last month, China’s top disease control official, in a rare acknowledgement, said current vaccines offer low protection against the coronavirus.
    (AP, 5/18/21)

2021        May 22, In northwestern China 21 people died during a 62-mile mountain race in the Yellow River Stone Forest after extreme weather struck the region.
    (CNN, 5/22/21)
2021        May 22, In CongoDRC Mount Nyiragongo erupted. Tens of thousands of people fled the eastern city of Goma late today when lava began to spew from the flanks of the volcano. At least 32 people were killed amid chaos in Goma. Residents of Buhene returned early the next day to find that their homes had been swallowed by a river of lava, about half a mile wide. Nearly 500,000 people were left without clean drinking water after the volcano erupted.
    (NY Times, 5/23/21)(AP, 5/23/21)(AP, 5/24/21)(SSFC, 5/30/21, p.B8)(BBC, 6/2/21)

2021        May 23, In northern Italy 14 people were killed after a cable car fell to the ground near the summit of a mountain overlooking the Piedmont region's Lake Maggiore.
    (AP, 5/23/21)

2021        May 26, In Nigeria scores of people were missing feared dead after a boat carrying about 180 broke in two and sank in the Niger River. Most passengers were women and children traveling from Niger state to neighboring Kebbi state. Authorities later confirmed that at least 60 people died in the boat accident. 83 missing passengers were also feared dead.
    (BBC, 5/27/21)(AP, 5/28/21)

2021        May 31, The UN children agency said that the bodies of three children, who apparently were among Europe-bound migrants drowned in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, washed ashore last week in the North African country.
    (AP, 5/31/21)

2021        Jun 3, In Egypt a fire broke out at a juvenile detention center in Cairo, killing at least six children.
    (AP, 6/3/21)
2021        Jun 3, In Iraq a gas cylinder explosion at a crowded restaurant in a northwestern Baghdad neighborhood killed three people and injured 16.
    (AP, 6/3/21)

2021        Jun 6, In northern Mexico the bodies of two miners were pulled from a small coal mine in the border state of Coahuila, bringing to three the number confirmed dead in the flood and partial collapse of the shaft. Three miners remain missing.
    (AP, 6/6/21)

2021        Jun 7, In Pakistan two express trains collided early today, killing at least 51 passengers and injuring 100 others in the southern province of Sindh.
    (NY Times, 6/7/21)(SFC, 6/8/21, p.A4)

2021        Jun 11, In southwestern Pakistan a bus carrying pilgrims overturned killing at least 20 people.
    (SFC, 6/12/21, p.A3)

2021        Jun 13, In central China at least 12 people were killed and 39 seriously injured after a gas line explosion tore through a residential neighborhood in Shiyan city, Hubei province.
    (AP, 6/13/21)
2021        Jun 13, A boat capsized off the coast of war-torn Yemen and some 200 migrants, mostly from the Horn of Africa, were missing.
    (AP, 6/14/21)

2021        Jun 17, A migrant boat believed to be carrying 45 passengers capsized late today near Spain’s Canary Islands. 41 people, including 19 women and seven children, were rescued. Three adults and boy were drowned.
    (AP, 6/18/21)

2021        Jun 18, In Belgium a school undergoing construction work collapsed in the city of Antwerp, killing five workers and injuring nine others.
    (AP, 6/20/21)

2021        Jun 19, Tropical Storm Claudette dumped heavy rain across the US Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida as it chugged inland, triggering flash floods and tornado warnings along its soggy course across the Southeast. Tropical storm warnings were in effect for parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida. Claudette left 14 dead as the storm continued to batter and flood parts of the US Southeast as it moved toward the Atlantic Coast and a predicted re-strengthening. A suspected tornado demolished or badly damaged at least 50 homes near the Alabama towns of Brewton and East Brewton.
    (SFC, 6/19/21, p.A5)(USA Today, 6/20/21)(AP, 6/20/21)(SSFC, 6/26/21, p.B8)

2021        Jun 22, A tornado struck North Carolina’s coast overnight, killing three people and injuring 10 others.
    (AP, 6/22/21)

2021        Jun 23, In northwestern Iran two reporters were killed and 21 others injured when a bus overturned in West Azarbaijan province.
    (AP, 6/23/21)

2021        Jun 24, In Florida the sudden collapse of a condominium left at least 5 people dead and 156 unaccounted for in a wing of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside. It was later reported that a consultant had warned three years earlier that there was evidence of "major structural damage" to the concrete slab below the pool deck and abundant cracking and crumbling in the underground parking garage. 98 people were killled. In 2022 a judge gave final approval to a $1.02 billion settlement.
    (NY Times, 6/24/21)(AP, 6/25/21)(NY Times, 6/27/21)(SFC, 6/24/22, p.A8)

2021        Jun 27, In Florida the death toll rose to nine as searchers continued work to find more than 150 missing residents at the collapsed Champlain Towers South in Surfside.
    (Reuters, 6/27/21)

2021        Jun 28, In Florida two additional bodies were found at the collapsed condo in Surfside, raising the count of confirmed dead to 11. That leaves 150 people still unaccounted for in the community just outside Miami.
    (AP, 6/28/21)

2021        Jun 29, In Florida four more bodies were found late today in the rubble of a collapsed condo tower, raising the death toll in the disaster to 16 people.
    (AP, 6/30/21)
2021        Jun 29, It was reported that about a dozen deaths in Washington and Oregon may be tied to an intense heat wave that brought scorching temperatures to the Northwest and caused one power utility to impose rolling blackouts amid heavy demand. In Spokane the temperature reached a record 109 degrees.
    (AP, 6/29/21)(SFC, 6/30/21, p.A6)
2021        Jun 30, In western Canada roughly 1,000 residents of Lytton fled their homes late today as a wildfire approached. The fire near Lytton, BC, soon grew to 32,000 square miles (83,000 square km) and left at least two people dead.
    (AP, 7/3/21)
2021        Jun 29, In Indonesia a ferry with more than 50 people sank near Bali, killing at least six people. 44 people were rescued. Three people remained missing.
    (SFC, 6/30/21, p.A3)

2021        Jul 1, In Florida as of this morning, the bodies of 18 people have been discovered and 145 remain missing in the unprecedented condo collapse. Rescue work was halted early today over concerns that the remaining structure could topple. a Miami-Dade judge acknowledged that the building’s $48 million in total insurance coverage likely won’t be enough.
    (AP, 7/1/21)

2021        Jul 2, In Florida the bodies of six more victims were found, bringing the total to 24. As many as 121 people are still unaccounted for.
    (NY Times, 7/3/21)
2021        Jul 2, The record heat in the northwest US and Canada has left hundreds dead. The death toll in Oregon reached 79. British Colombia reported at least 486 sudden deaths. More than a billion seashore animals were also killed due to the heat wave.
    (SFC, 7/2/21, p.A8)(SSFC, 7/11/21, p.B8)

2021        Jul 3, In Florida officials reduced the number of missing from 145 to 126 after duplicate names were eliminated and some residents reported missing turned up safe.
    (AP, 7/3/21)
2021        Jul 3, In Japan a powerful mudslide carrying a deluge of black water and debris crashed into rows of houses in a town west of Tokyo following heavy rains. At least 4 people were killed and 20 people left missing. As many as 80 homes in Atami were completely buried. After two days 80 people remained unaccounted for.
    (AP, 7/3/21)(SFC, 7/5/21, p.A2)
2021        Jul 3, The Tunisian Red Crescent said 43 migrants have drowned after their boat sank off the Tunisian coast. A further 84 were rescued by the Tunisian navy.
    (AP, 7/3/21)

2021        Jul 5, In Florida 3 more bodies were found in the debris of the partially collapsed Champlain Towers South complex in Surfside, bringing the total confirmed dead to 27, after the remaining parts of the complex were demolished overnight.
    (Reuters, 7/5/21)
2021        Jul 4, In Cyprus 4 people were found dead today as a huge fire raged for a second day, razing tracts of forest and gutting dozens of homes. The blaze affected at least 10 communities over an area exceeding 50 square km (19 square miles) in the foothills of the Troodos mountain range. On Jul 5 more than 600 people managed to contain the blaze after it scorched more than 55 square km.
    (Reuters, 7/4/21)(AP, 7/5/21)
2021        Jul 4, Two Norwegian teenage sisters, aged 18 and 12, were killed when struck by lightning during a hike on Melshorn mountain in the area of Hareid. More than 800 lightning strikes were recorded in the area this afternoon and early evening.
    (AP, 7/5/21)

2021        Jul 6, In Iran an explosion ripped through oil and gas pipelines at a pump house in the southwest, killing three oil workers and injuring four others.
    (AP, 7/6/21)

2021        Jul 7, In Florida search and rescue workers recovered 10 more bodies from the rubble of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside that collapsed last month, bringing the death toll to 46. 94 people remained unaccounted for. Rescuers said their mission was no longer one of rescue, but had shifted to recovery. There were no survivors. Authorities said they have recovered 54 bodies. Another 86 people remain missing and feared dead.
    (AP, 7/7/21)(Reuters, 7/8/21)

2021        Jul 8, In Bangladesh a fire engulfed a food and beverage factory outside Dhaka, killing at least 52 people, many of whom were trapped inside by an illegally locked door. Eight people were soon arrested on murder charges.
    (AP, 7/9/21)(SSFC, 7/11/21, p.A5)

2021        Jul 9, The death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condo building rose to 79 as recovery workers toiled for a 16th day to find victims in the rubble. 61 people remained unaccounted for.
    (AP, 7/9/21)

2021        Jul 10, In South Florida the confirmed death toll from the Champlain Tower South condominium complex tragedy stood at 86, with another 43 people still missing.
    (AP, 7/11/21)

2021        Jul 11, In southern Florida the death toll in the collapse of a Miami-area condominium rose to 90 from 86, as crews continued their grim search for human remains in the building's wreckage. 31 people were still unaccounted for.
    (Reuters, 7/11/21)

2021        Jul 12, In southern Florida confirmed deaths in the partial collapse of a condominium near Miami rose by four to 94 as identifying remains became progressively difficult with the recovery effort in its 19th day.
    (Reuters, 7/12/21)
2021        Jul 12, In Canada a crane toppled off a 25-story residential tower in Kelowna, BC. Five people were killed.
    (SFC, 7/14/21, p.A3)
2021        Jul 12, In eastern China the Siji Kaiyuan Hotel collapsed in Suzhou city, Jiangsu province. 23 people were pulled from the rubble. The death toll soon rose to 17. The three-floor, 54-room hotel opened in 2018.
    (AP, 7/13/21)
2021        Jul 12, Officials in India said lighting has killed at least 38 people in Rajasthan and Uttar Predesh states over the last 24 hours.
    (SFC, 7/13/21, p.A4)
2021        Jul 12, In Iraq a fire swept through a coronavirus ward in Nasiryah. The death toll soon rose to 64. Days later the Health Ministry put the death toll at 60, local health officials said 88 and state news reported 92 dead.
    (SFC, 7/13/21, p.A5)(SFC, 7/14/21, p.A4)(SFC, 7/16/21, p.A4)

2021        Jul 13, In Florida the death toll in the Miami-area condominium building collapse climbed to 95 as crews worked for a 20th day to find victims in the rubble. 14 people remained unaccounted for in the June 24 collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside.
    (AP, 7/13/21)

2021        Jul 14, In Florida the death toll in the partial collapse of Champlain Towers South near Miami rose by two to 97 as the number of people unaccounted for in the disaster dropped to eight.
    (Reuters, 7/15/21)
2021        Jul 14, In Pakistan a bus fell into a ravine in the district of Kohistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Authorities said a gas leak in the vehicle caused an explosion. At least 13 people, including nine Chinese, were killed and at least 36 people were injured. Traces of explosives were found at the site and terrorism became a possibility.
    (AP, 7/15/21)

2021        Jul 15, Miami-Dade police identified six more victims of last month’s Surfside condo collapse, meaning that 92 of the 97 confirmed dead have been identified. A few were still classified as missing.
    (AP, 7/16/21)
2021        Jul 15, In Belgium and Germany more than 20 people have died and dozens of people were missing after heavy flooding turned streams and streets into raging torrents, sweeping away cars and causing buildings to collapse.
    (AP, 7/15/21)
2021        Jul 15, German authorities said late today that after confirming scores of deaths, they were unable to account for at least 1,300 people. Strong rains caused rivers to burst their banks and wash away buildings in Belgium and Germany. Homes and streets in the Netherlands and Switzerland also flooded.
    (NY Times, 7/16/21)

2021        Jul 16, In Belgium and western Germany more than 1,000 people were missing in flood-stricken regions, where waters were still rising with the death toll already well over 100 and communications in some areas cut.
    (Reuters, 7/16/21)

2021        Jul 17, In Illinois a teenager (17) killed four teenagers while trying to “go airborne" over a hill in Hickory Hills, as his car crashed into a tree and split in half. The driver and another passenger were released from a hospital after treatment.
    (The Independent, 7/20/21)
2021        Jul 17, In Germany police estimated that at least 133 people have died in flooding, including some 90 people in the Ahrweiler district south of Cologne. Hundreds of people remained missing.
    (Reuters, 7/17/21)

2021        Jul 18, At least 184 people have died in Germany and Belgium amid a rare flood event that has devastated the region with 157 died in Germany and 27 dead in Belgium.
    (Reuters, 7/18/21)
2021        Jul 18, In India at least 20 people were killed in landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in the Indian city of Mumbai.
    (AP, 7/18/21)
2021        Jul 18, In western Kenya a petrol tanker overturned and caught fire in Siaya County. People rushed to the scene with jerrycans to siphon off the fuel from the overturned tanker when it exploded. At least 13 people were killed.
    (AP, 7/18/21)

2021        Jul 19, In central Pakistan a speeding bus carrying mostly laborers traveling home for a major Muslim holiday rammed into a container truck on a busy highway, killing at least 33 people and injuring 40.
    (AP, 7/19/21)

2021        Jul 20, In China a flood inundated Line 5 of Zhengzhou’s subway. At least 63 died in and around Zhengzhou, a city of 12 million and the capital of Henan Province. The dead included 12 people in the subway. Days later five people remained missing. Weeks later China said the 292 people had died in the flooding.
    (NY Times, 7/21/21)(SFC, 7/23/21, p.A4)(SFC, 7/26/21, p.A2)(SFC, 8/24/21, p.A3)

2021        Jul 21, Libya's coast guard intercepted four boats in the Mediterranean Sea carrying migrants trying to reach Europe. According to the migrants, 20 people from one of the vessels had gone overboard earlier in the day and were presumed to have drowned.
    (AP, 7/21/21)

2021        Jul 22, Yemeni security officials said flooding has killed at least 14 people this week after nonseasonal rainstorms hit parts of the country.
    (AP, 7/22/21)

2021        Jul 23, Officials in India reported that landslides and flooding triggered by monsoon rains have killed more than 100 people over the last 24 hours in Maharashtra state.
    (SFC, 7/24/21, p.A3)

2021        Jul 25, In southwestern Utah a sandstorm caused a huge 22-vehicle pileup on a highway that left eight people dead, including children.
    (AP, 7/25/21)
2021        Jul 25, In Croatia a bus swerved off a highway and crashed early today near the town of Slavonski Brod after the driver apparently fell asleep, killing 10 people and injuring at least 44 others.
    (AP, 7/25/21)

2021        Jul 26, A boat carrying African migrants capsized off Libya's coast, leaving at least 57 people presumed dead.
    (AP, 7/26/21)

2021        Jul 27, In Egypt an apartment building in Cairo collapsed, killing a man while rescue workers hours later pulled his wife alive from under the rubble.
    (AP, 7/27/21)
2021        Jul 27, In Germany an explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies killed at least one person, with 31 others injured and four missing in Leverkusen.
    (AP, 7/27/21)

2021        Jul 28, In eastern Afghanistan flash floods late today destroyed a village in Taliban-controlled area, killing at least 80 people in Nuristan province. The death toll was soon raised to at least 150.
    (NY Times, 7/29/21)(SSFC, 8/1/21, p.A6)

2021        Jul 29, In southern Bangladesh days of heavy rainfall have pounded Rohingya refugee camps, destroying dwellings and sending thousands of people to live with extended families or in communal shelters. At least six Rohingya, including three children, died in landslides and flooding earlier this week. 15 Bangladeshis were killed and more than 200,000 stranded by flooding in Cox's Bazar.
    (AP, 7/29/21)(Reuters, 7/30/21)

2021        Jul 31, In Turkey the death toll from southern fires rose to six, as two firefighting personnel died during efforts to control the fire in Manavgat.
    (AP, 7/31/21)

2021        Aug 2, Turkish firefighters battled for a 6th day to control the blazes that are tearing through forests near Turkey’s beach destinations. The fires have left eight people dead.
    (AP, 8/2/21)

2021        Aug 4, In south Texas at least 10 people died after a van, carrying 30 people believed to be migrants, crashed about 80 miles north of the Mexico border.
    (NY Times, 8/5/21)
2021        Aug 4, In western Bangladesh lightning killed at least 16 people who were traveling to a wedding party and injured several others, including the groom.
    (AP, 8/4/21)
2021        Aug 4, In the Czech Rep. two passenger trains collided in Milavce killing three people.
    (SFC, 8/5/21, p.A3)

2021        Aug 5, North Korea’s state TV reported that heavy rains in northeastern North Korea have destroyed or flooded 1,170 houses and forced 5,000 residents to evacuate to safety.
    (AP, 8/6/21)
2021        Aug 5, In Turkey fires continued to burn in six areas of Mugla province. Fires also raged in five districts of Antalya province, another tourism destination. The fires have so far killed eight people and countless animals.
    (AP, 8/5/21)

2021        Aug 6, In southwestern Illinois five siblings under the age of 10 died early today when a fire swept through their apartment in East St. Louis.
    (SFC, 8/6/21, p.A4)

2021        Aug 9, In Greece firefighters and residents battled a massive forest fire on Evia, the country's second-largest island, for a seventh day, fighting to save what they can from flames that have ravaged pristine forests, destroyed homes and businesses and sent thousands fleeing.
    (AP, 8/9/21)

2021        Aug 11, In Algeria a total of 69 fires were burning. Wildfires tearing through northern Algeria have now killed at least 65 people, including 28 soldiers deployed to help the firefighters.
    (BBC, 8/11/21)
2021        Aug 11, In northern Turkey heavy rains triggered floods and mudslides. Heavy rains and flooding this week killed at least 57 people and left dozens missing. The death toll soon rose to 77 with 34 missing.
    (AP, 8/11/21)(SFC, 8/13/21, p.A4)(AP, 8/14/21)(AP, 8/17/21)

2021        Aug 12, Tunisia reported that six migrants, including four children, have died of thirst in a part of the Sahara Desert near the border with Algeria. Temperatures a day earlier had reached a record high of 50 C (122 F), according to the national weather service.
    (AP, 8/12/21)

2021        Aug 14, More than two dozen Rohingya refugees fleeing a Bangladeshi island were missing and feared drowned after a boat carrying them capsized in the Bay of Bengal.
    (AP, 8/15/21)
2021        Aug 14, A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Haiti, with the epicenter 12 km (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis du Sud. The earthquake killed at least 2,189 and injured 12,268 people. It also damaged the only medical oxygen plant in Les Cayes. The plant also produced more than half the world’s vetiver oil, used for cosmetics, soaps and aromatherapy.
    (AP, 8/14/21)(AP, 8/17/21)(AP, 8/20/21)
2021        Aug 14, Torrential rain continued to trigger floods in wide areas of southwestern Japan, damaging homes and disrupting transportation a day after a landslide killed one person and left two others missing.
    (AP, 8/14/21)
2021        Aug 14, In southern Turkey a firefighting plane from Russia crashed in Adana province  killing 5 Russians and 3 Turks aboard the Beriev BE-200.
    (SSFC, 8/15/21, p.A6)

2021        Aug 15, In Hungary a bus traveling on the M7 highway crashed through a guardrail and tipped over early today, killing at least eight people and injuring dozens near the town of Szabadbattyan.
    (AP, 8/15/21)
2021        Aug 15, In Lebanon an explosion at a warehouse in the village of Tleil, where fuel was illegally stored, killed 20 people.
    (SFC, 8/16/21, p.A2)

2021        Aug 16, In Germany an unknown number of missing people were tossed into a river in Bavaria's Valley of Hell when a sudden flood tore down a bridge they were on. At least four people had been pulled out of the water in the valley known as Höllentalklamm. Rescue teams recovered the body of a woman who was swept off a bridge. One person remained missing.
    (AP, 8/16/21)(AP, 8/17/21)

2021        Aug 21, In western North Carolina five people were killed in Cruso after flash floods wiped out homes in the wake of Tropical Depression Fred. The flood destroyed 225 structures in Cruso with at least $300 million worth of damage. Officials noted that the estimate did not include damage in the towns of Canton and Clyde.
    (NY Times, 8/22/21)
2021        Aug 21, In central Tennessee 20 people were killed and about 40 others left missing after flash floods swept through the area. On Aug. 24 Pres. Biden approved a major disaster declaration south by the state.
    (SSFC, 8/22/21, p.A12)(AP, 8/23/21)(SFC, 8/25/21, p.A4)(SFC, 8/25/21, p.A4)
2021        Aug 21, Tensions in Haiti were rising over a lack of aid to remote areas of the impoverished Caribbean country hardest hit by last week's devastating earthquake. The official death toll from the earthquake stood at 2,189 people, with an estimated 332 people still missing.
    (Reuters, 8/21/21)
2021        Aug 21, Hurricane Grace pummeled Mexico with torrential rain, causing severe flooding and mudslides that killed at least eight people after becoming one of the most powerful storms in years to hit the country's Gulf coast.
    (Reuters, 8/21/21)

2021        Aug 22, The British Defense Ministry said that seven Afghan civilians had died in the crowds, where people have been trampled to death, among them a 2-year-old girl.
    (NY Times, 8/23/21)
2021        Aug 22, A boat crowed with dozens of migrants capsized off Libya late today, and at least 17 people were presumed dead.
    (AP, 8/23/21)
2021        Aug 22, Five workers were killed and six injured in a fire on an offshore platform in the southern Gulf of Mexico operated by Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) that cut about a quarter of Mexico's oil production.
    (Reuters, 8/23/21)

2021        Aug 25, Venezuela state TV said at least 20 people have died in the western state of Merida following intense rains that caused mudslides and rivers to overflow.
    (Reuters, 8/25/21)

2021        Aug 26, In Kenya nine people were killed after a crane collapsed at a high-rise construction site in Nairobi.
    (AP, 8/26/21)

2021        Aug 27, In Bangladesh at least 22 people were killed and dozens were missing after a boat packed with more than 10 passengers slammed into a vessel transporting sand.
    (Reuters, 8/27/21)(SSFC, 8/29/21, p.A7)
2021        Aug 27, In Pakistan a massive fire broke out at a chemical factory in the southern port city of Karachi, killing at least 10 workers and injuring several others.
    (AP, 8/27/21)
2021        Aug 27, In Peru a bus transporting contract workers at MMG Ltd's Las Bambas copper mine plunged off a cliff in the Apurimac region of the Andes, killing 16 people and injuring two.
    (Reuters, 8/27/21)
2021        Aug 27, Spanish maritime services rescued 27 migrants and recovered 4 bodies in the boat that was spotted by a fishing vessel. At least 29 Africans, including seven children, died while trying to reach the Canary Islands on the smuggling boat.
    (AP, 8/30/21)

2021        Aug 28, Dozens of people remained missing and feared dead after a wooden boat capsized off the coast of Senegal. Crews rescued eight Senegalese and three Gambians overnight and found the body of one person who had drowned. At least 60 people were believed to have been on board at the time.
    (AP, 8/28/21)

2021        Aug 29, In Louisiana Hurricane Ida wiped out power for almost a million people, including most of New Orleans. The storm left at least 12 people dead in the state. Pres. Joe Biden declared a major disaster and ordered federal aid to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by the storm. Seven of the dead were nursing home residents evacuated to a warehouse facility in Tangipahoa parish. Officials later revoked the licenses of seven nursing homes that sent 843 residents to the warehouse. The death toll later grew to 26  following deaths of older people who perished from the heat.
    (NY Times, 8/30/21)(Reuters, 8/29/21)(Reuters, 8/31/21)(Reuters, 9/4/21)(SFC, 9/8/21, p.A3)(SFC, 9/10/21, p.A7)
2021        Aug 29, A US drone strike struck a vehicle carrying “multiple suicide bombers" from Afghanistan's Islamic State affiliate before they could target the ongoing military evacuation. Afghans said the strike killed as many as nine civilians, including children. The strike killed Zemeral Ahmadi, 7 children and two other adults from his family. Ahmadi was reportedly a longtime employee at an American humanitarian organization. On Sept. 17 the US Pentagon acknowledged that the attack was a tragic mistake.
    (AP, 8/29/21)(NY Times, 8/30/21)(SFC, 9/16/21, p.A4)

2021        Aug 31, In Mississippi two people were killed and 10 injured when a deep crevasse opened up on a state highway in the wake of heavy rains unleashed by Hurricane Ida.
    (Reuters, 8/31/21)

2021        Sep 1, Remnants of Hurricane Ida barreled into the New York City region, killing at least 46 people, including 25 in New Jersey.   
    (Reuters, 9/2/21)(Reuters, 9/3/21)

2021        Sep 2, In Iran 16 people were killed and 12 injured in the country’s west when a mini-bus plunged off a road into a valley in the Kurdish province of the Kordestan region.
    (AP, 9/2/21)
2021        Sep 2, It was reported that the bodies of 21 women and one girl have been recovered from a migrant boat by the Moroccan navy. The boat reportedly started its journey to the Canary Islands carrying 86 people.
    (AP, 9/2/21)

2021        Sep 4, In northwest Turkey a collision between a freight train and a minibus killed six people and injured seven others in Ergene, Tekirdag province.
    (AP, 9/4/21)

2021        Sep 6, US President Joe Biden declared that a major disaster exists in New Jersey, days after Hurricane Ida caused intense flooding that killed dozens in the US Northeast. New Jersey has reported at least 27 confirmed storm deaths and four people missing.
    (Reuters, 9/6/21)

2021        Sep 7, In Mexico severe flooding led to the deaths of 17 people, most of whom had COVID-19, at a hospital in the central state of Hidalgo after torrential rains caused the River Tula to burst its banks.
    (Reuters, 9/7/21)
2021        Sep 7, In Mexico at least one death was reported after a 7.1 magnitude temblor struck late today near Acapulco. About 1.6 million were left without power.
    (NY Times, 9/8/21)

2021        Sep 8, In Egypt an apartment building collapsed in Shoubra el-Khaima, a city just outside Cairo, killing at least three lawyers working in a law firm.
    (AP, 9/9/21)
2021        Sep 8, In Indonesia at least 44 prisoners, some trapped in cells, died in a fire early today at the Tangerang prison west of Jakarta.
    (NY Times, 9/8/21)(Reuters, 9/9/21)
2021        Sep 8, In North Macedonia 14 people were killed and 12 seriously injured when a fire broke out late today in a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients in the town of Tetovo.
    (Reuters, 9/9/21)
2021        Sep 8, Russia's emergency management chief Yevgeny Zinichev (55) died diving into an Arctic river in an attempt to rescue Alexander Melnik, a filmmaker who fell in. Neither man survived.
    (Business Insider, 9/8/21)

2021        Sep 10, In Italy a tornado killed an off-duty firefighter and an 86-year-old man who were travelling by car in Pantelleria, popular tourist spot south of Sicily.
    (Reuters, 9/11/21)
2021        Sep 10, In Mexico a landslide brought tons of massive boulders down on a steep hillside neighborhood outside Mexico City, killing at least one person and leaving 10 missing.
    (AP, 9/10/21)

2021        Sep 11, In Russia three people died early today, including an 11-year-old girl, after a gas explosion caused a two-storey apartment building to partially collapse in Solidarnost village 400 km (250 miles) south of Moscow.
    (Reuters, 9/11/21)

2021        Sep 12, In Pakistan monsoon rains and mudslides destroyed homes and left at least 17 people dead in the Tor Ghar district.
    (SFC, 9/13/21, p.A4)

2021        Sep 13, A senior Sudanese police official said floods triggered by seasonal torrential rains in Sudan have killed more than 80 people and damaged or destroyed some 35,000 homes since July.
    (AP, 9/13/21)

2021        Sep 20, In Guinea two trains operated by Russian aluminium giant Rusal collided in Conakry, killing at least one person and injuring several others.
    (Reuters, 9/20/21)

2021        Sep 25, In Montana at least three people were killed and 50 others injured after an Amtrak train derailed near Joplin.
    (NY Times, 9/25/21)

2021        Sep 28, In Thailand at least six people have died and two were missing in the floods over the last week.
    (Reuters, 9/28/21)

2021        Sep 29, A bus collided with two vehicles on a highway in northern Israel, leaving five people dead and dozens more injured.
    (AP, 9/29/21)
2021        Sep 30, A South Sudan official said at least 20 people have died in flooding in recent months amid torrential rains that are still afflicting a remote part of Warrap State.
    (AP, 9/30/21)

2021        Oct 1, In Romania seven people died in Constanta when a fire broke out in an intensive care unit treating COVID-19 patients, the country's third deadly hospital fire in less than a year.
    (Reuters, 10/1/21)

2021        Oct 2, In Honduras a huge fire destroyed or damaged more than 200 houses and businesses on the island of Guanaja, forcing hundreds of residents to flee for safety and ravaging the tourism-dependent resort.
    (Reuters, 10/2/21)

2021        Oct 3, Tropical Cyclone Shaheen hit land in Oman having already killed least three people, its high winds prompting evacuations from coastal areas and delaying flights to and from the capital, Muscat. 7 more people were killed as heavy winds and rain swept through the country. Iranian deputy parliament speaker Ali Nikzad said he feared as many as six fishermen had been killed because of the cyclone. The total death toll was later raised to 14.
    (Reuters, 10/3/21)(AP, 10/3/21)(AP, 10/7/21)

2021        Oct 5, In western Libya at least 17 bodies, likely of Europe-bound migrants, washed ashore.
    (Reuters, 10/6/21)

2021        Oct 6, Heavy rain flooded parts of Alabama near Birmingham late today, killing at least one person, closing roads and prompting several water rescues after a flash-flood emergency was issued for several counties. By the next day at least 4 people reported killed.
    (Reuters, 10/7/21)(SFC, 10/8/21, p.A6)

2021        Oct 7, Investigators in Russia's Orenburg region opened criminal cases into the deaths of nine people from alcohol-poisoning this week after they consumed locally-produced spirits.
    (Reuters, 10/7/21)
2021        Oct 7, In Zimbabwe seven people, including six foreign nationals, died when some gas cylinders exploded at the SAS gold mine in the Mazowe district.
    (Reuters, 10/8/21)

2021        Oct 11, In northern China at least 28 people were left dead following heavy rains and violent floods. The death toll included 13 people who died after a communter bus fell into a river near the city of Shijiazhuang.
    (SFC, 10/13/21, p.A2) 
2021        Oct 11, The UN refugee agency said it had recovered the bodies of 15 migrants and 177 survivors from two coastguard boats returning to Libya people who had sought to cross the Mediterranean.
    (Reuters, 10/11/21)

2021        Oct 12, In Nepal a bus skidded off a mountain road and into a gorge leaving at least 28 people dead.
    (SFC, 10/13/21, p.A3)
2021        Oct 12, In the Philippines nine people were killed and 11 left missing due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rain from tropical cyclone Kompasu. The death toll was later raised to at least 19 people. Another 14 people were reported missing.
    (Reuters, 10/12/21)(SFC, 10/15/21, p.A5)

2021        Oct 14, In Taiwan a fire in a residential building in the southern city of Kaohsiung killed 46 people and injured another 41.
    (Reuters, 10/14/21)

2021        Oct 15, In western Albania four Russian tourists were found asphyxiated in a hotel sauna in the village of Qerret.
    (AP, 10/16/21)
2021        Oct 15, In Indonesia 11 students drowned during a school outing for a cleanup along the banks of the Cileueur River in West Java province.
    (SFC, 10/16/21, p.A3)

2021        Oct 17, In southern CongoDRC about 50 people were killed when a truck overturned and plunged into a river in Haut Katanga province.
    (Reuters, 10/19/21)
2021        Oct 17, Tunisian officials said at least two migrants died and 21 have disappeared after their boat capsized off the Tunisian coast in the Mediterranean Sea. 7 people were rescued.
    (AP, 10/17/21)

2021        Oct 18, In India leaders in the southern state of Kerala opened near-overflowing dams after at least 22 people died when heavy rains lashed the region over the weekend. The death toll soon rose to 28.
    (Reuters, 10/18/21)(AP, 10/18/21)

2021        Oct 20, In Egypt at least 17 people were killed when a truck and a microbus collided on the Ring Road in Greater Cairo.
    (Reuters, 10/20/21)
2021        Oct 20, Indian officials said floods unleashed by days of unseasonal heavy rain have wrecked crops, blocked roads and washed away bridges in northern India, killing at least 46 people, as they mounted rescue efforts for those stranded.
    (Reuters, 10/20/21)

2021        Oct 21, It was reported that more than 150 people have died in flooding across India and Nepal in recent days, as heavy late monsoon rains triggered flash floods, destroyed homes, crops and infrastructure and left thousands stranded. The death toll in Nepal passed 100. in India at least 88 died people were killed.
    (Reuters, 10/21/21)(SFC, 10/23/21, p.A3)
2021        Oct 21, In Poland four people were killed and 18 injured in a storm that battered the country with hurricane-force winds late today, damaging properties and felling trees across western and central areas of the country.
    (Reuters, 10/22/21)

2021        Oct 23, In Texas a driver lost control during a drag racing event at the Kerrville-Kerr County Airport and slammed into a crowd of spectators, killing two children and injuring eight other people.
    (AP, 10/24/21)

2021        Oct 26, A powerful cyclonic storm hit Sicily causing widespread flooding around the city of Catania, turning streets and squares into rivers and lakes, and causing at least two deaths.
    (Reuters, 10/26/21)

2021        Oct 31, In central Mexico an illegal tap on a natural gas line caused three explosions that rocked the city of Pueblo killing at least one person.
    (SFC, 11/2/21, p.A4)

2021        Nov 1, In Nigeria rescuers searched for survivors in the wreckage of a 21-storey apartment building that collapsed under construction in Lagos. The death toll soon rose to 43 with dozens still missing.
    (Reuters, 11/3/21)(SFC, 11/2/21, p.A4)(AP, 11/5/21)

2021        Nov 5, In Texas at least eight people were killed and many others injured in a crush at the opening night of Houston's Astroworld music festival triggered by a surge of fans pushing toward the stage. Days later the death of a college student (22) raised the toll to nine. On Nov. 14 a boy (9) became the 10th, and youngest, person to die from injuries sustained at the Astroworld festival in Texas.
    (Reuters, 11/6/21)(Reuters, 11/11/21)(NY Times, 11/15/21)
2021        Nov 5, In Sierra Leone at least 99 people were killed and more than 100 injured in Freetown late today when a fuel tanker exploded following a collision. More than 100 casualties were being treated in hospitals and clinics. On Nov. 13 health ministry data showed that the death toll from the fuel tanker explosion had risen to 144 from a previous estimate of 115.
    (Reuters, 11/6/21)(Reuters, 11/13/21)

2021        Nov 6, In India fire swept through the intensive care unit (ICU) of a government hospital in the western city of Ahmednagar, Maharashtra state, killing 11 people and injuring several.
    (AP, 11/6/21)

2021        Nov 8, In southern Niger at least 25 children aged five to six died after their straw-hut classrooms caught fire in the Maradi region..
    (BBC, 11/8/21)

2021        Nov 9, It was reported that at least 18 people were killed in Niger and 7 injured after a gold mine collapsed over the weekend in the village of Dan Issa in the Maradi region.
    (AP, 11/9/21)

2021        Nov 11, In eastern Congo DRC at least two people drowned and dozens left missing after a passenger boat sank on Lake Kivu. Volunteers counted 15 bodies by the time the search was called off in the evening due to heavy rain.
    (Reuters, 11/11/21)
2021        Nov 11, Authorities said heavy rains across southern India and Sri Lanka have killed at least 41 people, 16 in Tamil Nadu and 25 in Sri Lanka.
    (Reuters, 11/11/21)

2021        Nov 14, In western Canada storms wrecked roads in the British Columbia, forced an oil pipeline to close and limited land access to Vancouver. Hundreds of people were trapped in their vehicles when mudslides cut off a highway near the mountain town of Agassiz.
    (Reuters, 11/16/21)
2021        Nov 14, In southern Bulgaria a fire broke out on a ward for COVID-19 patients in Sliven, killing three people.
    (SFC, 11/15/21, p.A6)

2021        Nov 17, It was reported that ten people were found dead at the bottom of an overcrowded wooden boat packed with 99 surviving migrants and refugees who were rescued off Libya.
    (AP, 11/17/21)

2021        Nov 19, In India at least 17 people died and dozens were reported missing in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh after days of heavy rains.
    (AP, 11/20/21)
2021        Nov 19, The Geo Barents vessel, run by charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF), arrived in Sicily carrying the bodies of 10 migrants found dead at sea, along with dozens of people it rescued this week as they tried to cross the Mediterranean.
    (Reuters, 11/19/21)

2021        Nov 21, In Wisconsin at least five people were killed and 40 others wounded after a car plowed into a holiday parade in Waukesha, a Milwaukee suburb. One person was in custody. Darrell Edward Brooks Jr (39) was taken into custody after a red Ford Escape SUV drove into the parade. Days later a boy (8) became the 6th victim.
    (NY Times, 11/22/21)(The Independent, 11/22/21)(NY Times, 11/23/21)

2021        Nov 23, In western Bulgaria a bus carrying North Macedonian tourists crashed in flames on a highway before daybreak, killing at least 45 people, including 12 children.
    (Reuters, 11/23/21)
2021        Nov 23, In Serbia a series of explosions ripped through an munitions factory on the outskirts of Belgrade, killing at least two workers and injuring at least 16.
    (AP, 11/23/21)
2021        Nov 23, In eastern Sri Lanka at least six people died and around ten were missing after a ferry they were traveling in capsized.
    (Reuters, 11/23/21)

2021        Nov 24, French media reported that a boat with migrants sank in the English channel off the French coast. 27 migrants died after their dinghy capsized while trying to cross the Channel from France to Britain. A manslaughter lawsuit was later filed by Utopia 56, a French humanitarian organization, accusing Channel authorities of not doing enough to prevent the deaths. 
    (Reuters, 11/24/21)(SSFC, 11/28/21, p.A4)(SFC, 12/21/21, p.A2)

2021        Nov 25, A methane explosion at a coal mine in Russia's Siberia killed 11 people and injured more than 40, with dozens of others remaining trapped at the Listvyazhnaya mine in the Kemerova region. The death toll soon rose to at least 52.
    (AP, 11/25/21)((SFC, 11/26/21, p.A4)
2021        Nov 25, In Somalia a large explosion outside a school in Mogadishu killed at least eight people including students.
    (AP, 11/25/21)

2021        Nov 26, In central Mexico at least 19 people were killed and 20 more injured when a passenger bus traveling on a highway in Mexico state crashed into a house.
    (Reuters, 11/26/21)

2021        Nov 28, Four more people died on Tanzania's Pemba island after eating poisonous turtle meat, raising the death toll over the last two days to seven. In rare cases turtle meat can be toxic due to a type of food poisoning known as chelonitoxism.
    (BBC, 11/29/21)

2021        Nov 30, In northern Nigeria a boat carrying students capsized on the Watari dam in Kano state, killing at least 29.
    (Reuters, 12/1/21)

2021        Dec 4, In central Austria an avalanche killed three skiers in the Tweng area of Salzburg province.
    (SFC, 12/6/21, p.A4)
2021        Dec 4, The Semeru volcano on the Indonesian island of Java erupted, killing one person, injuring at least 35 and trapping some people in buildings as it spewed out huge clouds of smoke and ash. The death toll soon rose to 48 with 36 others left missing.
    (Reuters, 12/4/21)(Reuters, 12/5/21)(SSFC, 12/26/21, p.B8)
2021        Dec 4, In Kenya at least 20 people drowned after a bus traveling to a wedding plunged into the Enziu River.
    (BBC, 12/4/21)

2021        Dec 6, In southern Egypt an apartment building collapsed in Beni Suef province, killing at least three children.
    (AP, 12/6/21)
2021        Dec 6, Indonesia's Mt. Semeru volcano was active again, spewing out hot clouds of ash, two days after a powerful eruption killed at least 34 people and left dozens missing.
    (Reuters, 12/6/21)(Reuters, 12/7/21)

2021        Dec 7, In Burundi at least 38 inmates were killed and dozens more injured in a fire at the main prison in Gitega.
    (Reuters, 12/7/21)

2021        Dec 9, In Mexico at least 54 people died after a truck carrying more than 100 migrants crashed in southern Chiapas State. Most of the victims were Guatemalan migrants.
    (Reuters, 12/9/21)

2021        Dec 10, In northeastern Arkansas a score of people were trapped in a nursing home after it was struck by a tornado that killed two people and injured five.
    (Reuters, 12/10/21)
2021        Dec 10, At least two workers were confirmed dead when an Amazon.com Inc warehouse collapsed in Edwardsville, Illinois. A day later six Amazon workers were confirmed dead.
    (Reuters, 12/10/21)(Reuters, 12/11/21)
2021        Dec 10, A devastating swarm of tornadoes ripped through six US states leaving a trail of destroyed homes and businesses along a path that stretched more than 200 miles. At least 64 people, including six children, lost their lives in Kentucky. At least 14 were killed in 4 other states. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center said it received 36 reports of tornadoes touching down in Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas, and Mississippi.
    (Reuters, 12/11/21)(NY Times, 12/13/21)(SSFC, 12/12/21, p.A4)

2021        Dec 11, In Sicily three people were killed and six are still missing after a gas explosion late today caused several residential buildings in the town of Ravanusa to collapse. Rescuers soon pulled four more bodies out of the rubble of houses bringing the total death toll to seven.
    (Reuters, 12/12/21)(Reuters, 12/13/21)

2021        Dec 13, Kentucky officials confirmed that 74 people had died as tornadoes hit the state on Dec. 10. The toll was expected to grow as crews continued to pick through mountains of rubble.
    (NY Times, 12/13/21)
2021        Dec 13, One of two Danish crew members missing from a capsized barge was found dead in the hull after an overnight collision with a British cargo vessel in a busy Baltic Sea route off Sweden. Two crew members on a British cargo vessel were found to be over the legal limit for alcohol after the collision.
    (Reuters, 12/13/21)(Reuters, 12/14/21)

2021        Dec 14, In Haiti more at least 75 were killed when a fuel truck exploded overnight in a street in the city of Cap-Haïtien.
    (NY Times, 12/14/21)(Reuters, 12/15/21)

2021        Dec 15, A freakish wind storm brought "Dust Bowl" conditions and gusts of more than 100 mph (161 kph) to parts of the Great Plains and Upper Midwest. The storm closed highways in western Kansas, spawned reported tornadoes in Nebraska and Iowa and raised concerns about fires because of unusually high temperatures. At least five people died due to the storm, one in Minnesota, 3 in Kansas and one in Iowa.
    (Reuters, 12/15/21)(AP, 15/15/21)(SFC, 12/17/21, p.A7)
2021        Dec 15, In Australia four children were killed and several more badly injured after strong winds lifted an inflated jumping castle into the air during end-of-year school celebrations, causing them to fall 10 meters (33 feet) in Devonport, Tasmania state. Four days later a boy (11) died from the accident, taking the death toll from the tragedy to six children.
    (Reuters, 12/16/21)(Reuters, 12/19/21)
2021        Dec 15, A boat capsized off Malaysia killing 11 people, among them suspected undocumented migrants. A search and rescue mission was underway for 25 missing Indonesians.
    (Reuters, 12/15/21)

2021        Dec 16, A teen's death in Kentucky pushed the total of the Dec. 10 storm-related casualties in five states to 90, including 76 in Kentucky.
    (AP, 12/17/21)
2021        Dec 16, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that he has asked for the names of health officials that had approved COVID-19 vaccines for children in Brazil, saying he planned to make their identities public despite previous death threats.
    (Reuters, 12/16/21)
2021        Dec 16, In India three people were killed and 10 injured in a fire at a plant owned by Indian chemicals maker Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd in the western state of Gujarat.
    (Reuters, 12/16/21)
2021        Dec 16, Typhoon Rai rapidly intensified to a Category 5 storm before making landfall in the southern Philippines, forcing mass evacuations and flight cancellations as floodwaters reached chest-high in low-lying communities. At least 72 people died in the central province of Bohol in the wake of Typhoon Rai. The death toll soon passed 400 people with 82 still missing.
    (Reuters, 12/16/21)(Reuters, 12/19/21)(Reuters, 12/31/21)

2021        Dec 17, Iraqi officials said at least eight people have died and more are feared injured amid severe flooding caused by torrential rainfall in Irbil province in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region.
    (AP, 12/17/21)
2021        Dec 17, In Japan 24 people were killed after a fire swept through a psychiatry clinic in Osaka. Police were investigating possible arson after reports a man had spilled liquid that fueled the blaze. Police soon identified Morio Tanimoto (61) as a prime suspect behind the fire. Days later the death toll rose to 25.
    (Reuters, 12/17/21)(Reuters, 12/18/21)(Reuters, 12/20/21)
2021        Dec 17, At least 102 migrants were reported dead after their wooden boat capsized off Libya.
    (AP, 12/21/21)

2021        Dec 18, In Minnesota seven people were found dead inside a home in Moorhead. The victims included four adults and three children. Blood samples showed a lethal level of carbon monoxide in the immigrant family from Honduras.
    (AP, 12/20/21)(SFC, 12/21/21, p.A3)(Fox News, 12/24/21)
2021        Dec 18, In China four people were killed and another eight injured when part of a bridge ramp collapsed in Ezhou City, in central Hubei province.
    (Reuters, 12/19/21)
2021        Dec 18, The Libyan coast guard retrieved at least 62 bodies of migrants following a 2nd shipwreck off its coast.
    (AP, 12/21/21)
2021        Dec 18, Malaysian officials said thousands of people have been displaced by flash floods following non-stop rainfall over the last 24 hours. At least eight people died in the floods. At least 10,000 people were trapped by the flooding.
    (Reuters, 12/18/21)(Reuters, 12/20/21)(SFC, 12/21/21, p.A3)
2021        Dec 18, In Pakistan at least 12 people were killed and 11 others injured in an explosion in a sewer system in Karachi's industrial area. A gas leak beneath a local bank was suspected.
    (SSFC, 12/19/21, p.A6)

2021        Dec 19, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said the death toll from the Dec. 10 tornadoes left 78 people killed in the state and that those missing have been accounted for. Officials in Tennessee reported a 5th death from the storm leaving a total 92 people confirmed dead. Kentucky's death toll was later revised to 77.
    (SSFC, 12/19/21, p.A12)(Reuters, 12/27/21)

2021        Dec 20, A cargo ship carrying 130 illegal passengers sank off Madagascar's northeastern coast, killing at least 19 people and leaving 66 missing. The death toll soon rose to 83 with five still missing.
    (Reuters, 12/21/21)(Reuters, 12/22/21)

2021        Dec 21, In eastern India a fire at Indian Oil Corp's Haldia refinery killed three people and injured 44.
    (Reuters, 12/21/21)

2021        Dec 22, Greece ramped up a sea-and-air search after a migrant smuggling vessel sank leaving at least three people dead and dozens reported missing. 12 people were rescued.
    (SFC, 12/23/21, p.A4)
2021        Dec 22, In Myanmar many were swept into a lake below by the landslide of mining waste at a jade mine in the Hpakant area. Around 50 people were still unaccounted for and had likely died. Two more bodies were soon found taking the confirmed death toll to three.
    (Reuters, 12/23/21)

2021        Dec 23, A Los Angeles police officer opened fire on Daniel Elena-Lopez (24), who was involved in an assault at a Burlington clothing store. One of the shots pierced a wall, killing Valentina Orellana-Peralta (14) in a dressing room of the store in North Hollywood.
    (NY Times, 12/23/21)(LA Times, 12/24/21)(SFC, 12/28/21, p.A6)

2021        Dec 24, In southern Bangladesh a massive fire swept through a crowded river ferry early today, leaving at least 39 people dead and 70 injured. The death toll soon rose to 40.
    (AP, 12/24/21)(AP, 12/25/21)
2021        Dec 24, Greek coast guard divers searched the hull of a submerged sailboat for passengers possibly trapped inside after the vessel hit rocks and sank off the coast of southern Greece. At least 16 people died after a migrant boat capsized in the Aegean Sea late today, bringing the three-day death toll from such shipwrecks in Greek waters to at least 30.
    (AP, 12/24/21)(AP, 12/25/21)

2021        Dec 25, The bodies of 27 migrants, who drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, washed up on Libya's coastline. Three survivors had said there were 35 people in total on their boat, which had sunk.
    (AP, 12/26/21)

2021        Dec 26, In Sudan a gold mine collapsed in West Kordofan killing at least 32 people.
    (Reuters, 12/29/21)

2021        Dec 27, In Brazil the death toll from floods hammering the northeast rose to 20, as the governor of Bahia state declared it the worst disaster in the state's history and rescuers braced for more rain in the coming days.
    (Reuters, 12/27/21)

2021        Dec 30, Fast-moving wildfires in Colorado swept through suburban areas near Denver, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people in Boulder County. 991 homes were destroyed and two people were left missing.
    (NY Times, 12/31/21)(Reuters, 1/2/22)

2022        Jan 1, In Kashmir at least 12 pilgrims died and more than a dozen were injured in a stampede at the Hindu Mata Vaishno Devi shrine in Katra.
    (Reuters, 1/1/22)(SSFC, 1/2/22, p.A4)

2022        Jan 2, It was reported that a Syrian mother and her three children died in their sleep after inhaling toxic fumes from burning coal to heat their room in a village in southern Lebanon.
    (AP, 1/2/22)

2022        Jan 5, In Philadelphia, Pa., a fire killed 12 people, including 8 children in a house belonging to the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
    (NY Times, 1/5/22)

2022        Jan 6, In India six workers at a dyeing and printing mill were killed and more than 20 were taken to hospital after inhaling toxic gas caused by an illegal dump of waste chemicals in Surat, Gujarat state.
    (Reuters, 1/6/22)

2022        Jan 8, In southeastern Brazil at least seven people died and nine were seriously injured when a wall of rock collapsed on top of motor boats below a waterfall at Capitolio, Minas Gerais state. The death toll soon rose to 10.
    (Reuters, 1/8/22)(Reuters, 1/9/22)
2022        Jan 7, China's state broadcaster CCTV said a building housing a canteen in Chongqing's Wulong district collapsed after an explosion suspected to have been caused by a gas leak, killing at least 16.
    (Reuters, 1/8/22)
2022        Jan 8, In Egypt a traffic accident involving a microbus and a larger bus left at least 16 people dead and 18 others injured in the Sinai Peninsula.
    (AP, 1/8/22)
2022        Jan 8, Pakistani officials said at least 22 tourists, including 10 children, died in freezing temperatures after being stranded in their vehicles in the Murree Hills resort area, where thousands had flocked to enjoy the snow.
    (AP, 1/8/22)
2022        Jan 8, President Cyril Ramaphosa South Africa should step up COVID-19 vaccinations, urging members of his governing African National Congress (ANC) party to fight vaccine hesitancy in communities.
    (Reuters, 1/8/22)

2022        Jan 9, In New York City a fire in a Bronx apartment building killed at least 17 people, including 8 children, in the city’s deadliest blaze in more than 30 years.
    (AP, 1/10/22)

2022        Jan 11, In South Korea a 39-floor building partially collapsed in Gwangju city. Six workers were missing.
    (SFC, 1/14/22, p.A4)

2022        Jan 13, In Canada six people were feared dead after an explosion and subsequent fire at a commercial building in Ottawa. Authorities searched for 5 missing employees.
    (Reuters, 1/14/22)
2022        Jan 13, In India at least three people died and 30 were admitted to hospital when a passenger train derailed in the eastern state of West Bengal.
    (Reuters, 1/13/22)

2022        Jan 14, In Kuwait a fire erupted during maintenance work at a major oil refinery, killing two Asian workers and critically injuring five others at the Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery. Two more workers died later of their injuries.
    (AP, 1/14/22)(AP, 1/26/22)

2022        Jan 15, An underwater volcano off Tonga erupted, triggering a tsunami warning for several South Pacific island nations. Tsunami waves were observed in Tonga's capital and the capital of American Samoa. The uninhabited volcanic island of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai all but disappeared following the blast. The outlying islands of Nomuka, Mango and Fonoifua were hit with 49-foot-high waves and few homes remained standing. This was the most powerful volcanic blast on Earth in more than 30 years. Tonga's sole optic-fiber link to the internet and the rest of the world was severed by the eruption.
    (Reuters, 1/15/22)(Reuters, 1/17/22)(SFC, 1/20/22, p.A2)(SSFC, 1/23/22, p.B10)(Reuters, 2/7/22)
2022        Jan 15, In northern Peru two people drowned off a beach after unusually high waves were recorded in several coastal areas following the eruption of an underwater volcano in Tonga.
    (Reuters, 1/16/22)

2022        Jan 17, In western Afghanistan two earthquakes struck a remote, mountainous area, killing at least 27 people and destroying hundreds of homes in Badghis Province.
    (NY Times, 1/18/22)

2022        Jan 18, The government in Tonga said it had begun assessing the Jan. 15 eruption’s toll — confirming that three people had died. The first aerial photos emerged showing the normally green and verdant isles blanketed with gray dust and ash.
    (NY Times, 1/18/22)

2022        Jan 19, Police in Canada found four people dead, including a teen and an infant, near Emerson, Manitoba, in a failed border crossing attempt during a blizzard. Steve Shand (47) of Florida was later charged with human smuggling.
    (SFC, 1/22/22, p.A3)

2022        Jan 20, In Ghana a vehicle carrying mining explosives collided with a motorcycle near the town of Bogoso. At least 13 people were killed.
    (BBC, 1/20/22)(Reuters, 1/21/22)
2022        Jan 20, In Liberia an overnight stampede at a church gathering on the outskirts of Monrovia killed 29 people. The stampede began after a group of armed men rushed the crowd in an attempt to stage a robbery.
    (Reuters, 1/20/22)

2022        Jan 21, At least 11 migrants drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, while 21 others were rescued by the coastguard.
    (Reuters, 1/21/22)

2022        Jan 23, A vessel from the Bahamas carrying 40 people capsized this morning when it hit rough weather about 45 miles (72 km) east of Fort Pierce Inlet, off Florida's Atlantic coast. One man perched on the mostly submerged hull of the overturned boat was rescued on Jan. 25. The US Coast Guard on Jan. 26 called this a human smuggling attempt gone awry.
    (Reuters, 1/26/22)
2022        Jan 23, In Cameroon a fire engulfed an upmarket nightclub in the capital Yaounde early today, killing at least 17 people and injuring eight others.
    (AP, 1/23/22)

2022        Jan 24, In Cameroon at least eight people died and 38 were injured in a stampede when fans stormed a stadium hosting an Africa Cup of Nations soccer match at the newly built Olembe stadium in Yaounde.
    (Reuters, 1/25/22)
2022        Jan 24, In Madagascar tropical storm Ana caused widespread flooding, raising the death toll from recent heavy rains to 39 people and displacing more than 55,000. The storm hit Madagascar over the weekend after the island had already experienced several days of rains. The death toll in Madagascar was soon raised to 48.
    (AP, 1/24/22)(AP, 1/26/22)(Reuters, 1/28/22)

2022        Jan 25, The US Coast Guard searched for 39 people missing for several days after a boat believed to be used for human smuggling capsized off Florida’s coast en route from the Bahamas.
    (AP, 1/25/22)
2022        Jan 25, In Indonesia at least 19 people died early today after a karaoke bar in West Papua was set ablaze following a brawl between rival gangs of youths in the provincial capital of Sorong.
    (Reuters, 1/25/22)
2022        Jan 25, Malawi officials said tropical storm Ana has caused widespread flooding, power outages and killed at least one person. The Malawi death toll was soon raised to 20.
    (AP, 1/25/22)(Reuters, 1/26/22)(Reuters, 1/28/22)
2022        Jan 25, Mozambique's National Institute for Management and Disaster Risk Reduction said that eight people had died in the prior 24 hours due to tropical storm Ana. The death toll soon rose to 20.
    (Reuters, 1/26/22)(AP, 1/26/22)(Reuters, 1/28/22)

2022        Jan 26 A report by the independent Ethiopia Insight said 5,421 deaths were confirmed in Tigray between July and October of last year. Nealy 1,500 people died of malnutrition.
    (SFC, 1/28/22, p.A2)

2022        Jan 27, The US Coast Guard said that it had recovered the bodies of five migrants from a suspected human smuggling boat that capsized last weekend off the coast of Florida, but that it would suspend its search for the more than 30 passengers who were still missing.
    (NY Times, 1/27/22)

2022        Jan 28, Malaysia's government said floods that had devastated much of the country in recent weeks have caused an estimated 6.1 billion ringgit ($1.46 billion) in overall losses.
    (Reuters, 1/28/22)

2022        Jan 29, In Nevada 9 people died and six were injured after a six-car crash in north Las Vegas when a Dodge Challenger traveling at a "high rate of speed" ran through a red light and crashed with multiple vehicles at an intersection.
    (Reuters, 1/30/22)
2022        Jan 29, In central Mexico 13 people were killed when their van overturned and flipped into a ditch on a highway, leaving another 10 people injured.
    (Reuters, 1/29/22)

2022        Jan 30, In Brazil at least 19 people were killed in Sao Paulo state as heavy rains triggered deadly landslides.
    (SFC, 1/31/22, p.A4)

2022        Jan 31, In Ecuador at least 14 people died late today and another 32 were injured in a landslide north of Quito.
    (Reuters, 2/1/22)
2022        Jan 31, In Egypt a gas leak has killed a family of seven in their Cairo home.
    (AP, 2/1/22)

2022        Feb 1, In India five people were killed after a pile of waste collapsed over locals trying to lift coal from an abandoned open cast mine owned by state-run Coal India Ltd in the eastern state of Jharkhand.
    (Reuters, 2/2/22)
2022        Feb 1, Rescue workers in northern Morocco began frantically digging to reach a 5-year-old boy trapped in a 32-meter (105-foot) deep well in the northern village of Ighran. A four-day rescue operation failed to save the life of Rayan Oram.
    (AP, 2/3/22)(NY Times, 2/5/22)

2022        Feb 2, In CongoDRC 26 people died after a high-tension power cable snapped and fell on houses and the Matadi-Kibala market on the outskirts of Kinshasa.
    (Reuters, 2/2/22)
2022        Feb 2, Turkish authorities said they have found the bodies of 12 migrants who froze to death near Greece and accused Greek guards of sending them back across the border without shoes.
    (Reuters, 2/2/22)

2022        Feb 5, In western Austria one person was killed and four others injured in an avalanche, a day after two other avalanches killed seven skiers as heavy snowfall followed by warmer weather made for unusually dangerous conditions.
    (Reuters, 2/5/22)
2022        Feb 5, Cyclone Batsirai slammed into southeastern Madagascar late today, leaving a trail of devastation including collapsed buildings, power cuts and flooding. The cyclone displaced 50,000 and destroyed crops that were close to being harvested. The death toll was soon raised to 124.
    (Reuters, 2/6/22)(Reuters, 2/19/22)

2022        Feb 6, A Himalayan avalanche killed seven Indian soldiers in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh near the China border.
    (Reuters, 2/8/22)

2022        Feb 9, In northwest Syria a building collapse late today in Idlib killed a woman and three of her children, while her husband and three other children survived.
    (AP, 2/10/22)

2022        Feb 15, In Brazil at least 44 people died after heavy rain hit Petropolis, a city in the mountainous region of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state. The death toll soon rose to 176 with more than 110 missing.
    (AP, 2/16/22)(Reuters, 2/21/22)
2022        Feb 15, Tropical storm Dumako made landfall in Madagascar. Some 4,323 were displaced and at least 14 people were killed.
    (Reuters, 2/19/22)
2022        Feb 15, The Villa de Pitanxo, a Spanish trawler with a crew of 26 comprising 16 Spaniards, five Peruvians and five Ghanaians, launched a distress beacon. Three crew from the trawler were plucked from life rafts after it sank in bitterly cold North Atlantic seas. At least 7 people were dead and 14 were missing.
    (Reuters, 2/15/22)(SFC, 2/16/22, p.A4)

2022        Feb 16, In central Sudan a collision between two passenger buses killed 10 people.
    (AP, 2/16/22)
2022        Feb 16, A UN official said that 80% of Tonga's 105,000 people were affected by the Jan. 15 undersea volcanic eruption and ensuing tsunami and that the country needs over $90 million to start repairing damage and restoring its key farming and fishing sectors.
    (AP, 2/16/22)

2022        Feb 18, Strong winds battered parts of Britain and Northern Europe, damaging buildings and severely disrupting travel. A total of 436 flights were cancelled across the United Kingdom amid record winds from storm Eunice. The 2nd major storm in three days, known in Germany as Storm Zeynep, smashed through northern Europe. At least 12 people were killed in Belgium, Britain, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands
    (NY Times, 2/18/22)(Reuters, 2/18/22)(SSFC, 2/20/22, p.A5)
2022        Feb 18, A blaze engulfed a ferry sailing from Greece to Italy early today and fire fighters were still battling to rescue people trapped on the ship off the island of Corfu. A total of 240 passengers and 51 crew were onboard the 600-foot Italian-flagged Euroferry Olympia when the fire broke out. One man was rescued on Feb 20. The death toll soon rose to 8 with 3 still missing.
    (Reuters, 2/19/22)(SFC, 2/19/22, p.A3)(SFC, 2/21/22, p.A3)(SSFC, 2/27/22, p.A7)

2022        Feb 21, In Burkina Faso an explosion killed scores of people at an informal gold mining site in the rural commune of Gbomblora, Poni province. The toll stood at 63 dead and 40 injured.
    (Reuters, 2/22/22)

2022        Feb 22, In northern India an explosion at a firecracker factory in Himachal Pradesh state killed six women and injured 13 other people.
    (Reuters, 2/22/22)

2022        Feb 25, In China a collapse at the Shunxun coal mine in Zhenfeng county trapped 14 people. A 10-day rescue operation followed and found all 14 dead.
    (Reuters, 3/6/22)
2022        Feb 25, In Indonesia a magnitude 6.1 earthquake killed at least eight people and injured 86 more when it struck inland near the western coast of Sumatra island. The death toll soon rose to 11 and those injured to 400.
    (Reuters, 2/25/22)(SFC, 2/28/22, p.A3)
2022        Feb 25, In Trinidad and Tobago five welders carrying out underwater maintenance were sucked into an underwater 30-inch (76-cm) U-shaped pipeline. One man was rescued. Three bodies were later recovered and one remained missing.
    (Reuters, 2/28/22)

2022        Feb 26, In Colombia an explosion late today at a coal mine in Boyaca province killed 11 people and left four missing.
    (Reuters, 2/27/22)
2022        Feb 26, In Vietnam at least 13 tourists were found dead and four remained missing after a boat capsized off the central coast of Hoi An.
    (Reuters, 2/26/22)

2022        Feb 27, A severe storm system pummeled Australia's northeastern city of Brisbane, causing evacuations, power outages and school closures as the death toll climbed to nine from accompanying flash floods.
    (Reuters, 2/27/22)(NY Times, 2/28/22)

2022        Feb 28, In western Guinea at least 18 people were killed when an informal gold mine collapsed in Gaoual, where miners have flocked in recent months to pan for gold.
    (Reuters, 3/3/22)

2022        Mar 1, In eastern Australia military helicopters airlifted stranded people from rooftops of flooded neighborhoods and a tenth victim was found following days of torrential rain as the wild weather slowly shifts south toward Sydney.
    (Reuters, 3/1/22)
2022        Mar 1, In Syria a fire broke out in a shopping mall in Damascus, killing 11 people and injuring seven others.
    (AP, 3/1/22)

2022        Mar 3, Authorities in Australia issued more orders for people to leave their homes after heavy rain triggered flash floods in its largest city, with officials warning of worse to come and some 500,000 people likely to face orders to evacuate.
    (Reuters, 3/3/22)

2022        Mar 5, In Iowa 6 people were killed by a tornado that struck Winterset. The tornado crashed into the city in the late afternoon, causing severe damage. Heavy storms caused more than 10,500 people in Des Moines to lose power.
    (Reuters, 3/5/22)

2022        Mar 6, Sydney, Australia's most populous city, braced for more heavy downpours as the death toll from flooding across the country's east rose to 17.
    (Reuters, 3/6/22)

2022        Mar 7, In the Ivory Coast at least four people, including two children, died when an apartment block collapsed overnight in Abidjan.
    (Reuters, 3/7/22)

2022        Mar 9, Australia declared a national emergency in response to devastating floods along its east coast, and designated catastrophe zones in towns swept away by swollen rivers. At least 21 people have died.
    (Reuters, 3/9/22)

2022        Mar 10, In CongoDRC the derailment of a freight train killed at least 61 people. The death toll soon rose to at least 75.
    (https://tinyurl.com/bdkk5fme)(AP, 3/14/22)

2022        Mar 11, Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi said at least seven people died as Tropical Cyclone Gombe made early morning landfall packing wind speeds exceeding 200 kmh (125 mph) that pummeled north and central areas of the country. The death toll soon rose to 53.
    (Reuters, 3/11/22)(Reuters, 3/17/22)

2022        Mar 12, A boat reportedly carrying 25 migrants capsized near the Libyan coast of Tobruk. Authorities rescued six migrants and recovered seven bodies. 12 remained missing.
    (Reuters, 3/17/22)

2022        Mar 14, In China's Inner Mongolia a fire broke out at a Bao Gang United Steel plant this morning and killed seven people.
    (Reuters, 3/14/22)
2022        Mar 14, In Mexico an explosion caused by a gas leak killed two people and left 18 injured in a restaurant in Playa del Carmen, a beachside tourist town in Quintana Roo state.
    (Reuters, 3/14/22)

2022        Mar 15, Nine people died in a fiery, head-on collision in West Texas, including six students and a coach from a New Mexico university who were returning home from a golf tournament. A 13-year-old was reportedly driving the truck that hit a van. On July 14 the National Transportation Safety Board said that DNA testing results found the driver of the pickup truck was the father of the boy.
    (AP, 3/16/22)(NY Times, 3/17/22)(Reuters, 7/14/22)
2022        Mar 15, In northern Peru 8 people were rescued and at least 15 left missing after a major landslide the La Libertad region. At least 60 homes were buried.
    (Reuters, 3/16/22)

2022        Mar 17, The international Organization for Migration (IOM) said at least 70 migrants have been reported dead or missing off Libya in the past two weeks.
    (Reuters, 3/17/22)

2022        Mar 18, In Norway four US personnel aboard a V-22B Osprey aircraft were killed when the plane crashed in a remote part of northern Norway during a NATO training exercise.
    (Reuters, 3/19/22)
2022        Mar 18, A migrant shipwreck off Tunisia left at least 17 people dead, most of them Syrians, as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy. The death toll soon rose to 25 with 35 others feared drowned.
    (Reuters, 3/19/22)(Reuters 3/21/22)

2022        Mar 20, In central Bangladesh at least five people died and dozens went missing after a small ferry packed with passengers collided with a cargo vessel and sank on the Shitalakhsya River.
    (Reuters, 3/20/22)

2022        Mar 21, At least two tornadoes tore through north and central Texas, destroying homes and businesses, knocking out power and injuring at least several people.
    (Reuters, 3/21/22)
2022        Mar 21, In southern China a Boeing 737 passenger plane with 132 people on board crashed in a mountainous area of Teng County in the Guangxi region. There were no signs of survivors.
    (Reuters 3/21/22)

2022        Mar 22, In Oklahoma six high school students were killed in a crash when the vehicle they were in collided with a semi-truck in Tishomingo.
    (NY Times, 3/23/22)

2022        Mar 24, In Florida a boy (14) fell to his death from the Orlando Free-Fall ride at Icon Park in the heart of Orlando's tourist district.
    {Florida, USA, Tragedy}
    (SFC, 3/26/22, p.A3)
2022        Mar 24, In Switzerland three adults and a child died after falling from a balcony in Montreux. Officers had tried to execute a warrant in connection with the home-schooling of a child shortly before the incident. A teenager was seriously injured in the fall.
    (SFC, 3/25/22, p.A4)

2022        Mar 27, In northwest of Oman a rockslide sent giant slabs of stone cascading into a quarry killing at least 10 people.
    (AP, 3/31/22)

2022        Mar 28, In Pennsylvania three people were killed and at least a dozen were injured after a blinding snow squall led to a fiery pileup of at least 50 vehicles, including several tractor-trailers, on I-81 in Schuylkill County.
    (NY Times, 3/28/22)

2022        Mar 30, In north-central Nigeria at least seven bodies were recovered and about a dozen people were missing after a boat carrying mostly women and children capsized. The passengers on the boat were trying to escape from gunmen who had attacked their village in the Munya local government area.
    (Reuters, 3/31/22)

2022        Mar 31, In Florida's Panhandle at least two people were killed when a tornado touched down overnight. Severe storms ripped across the Deep South leaving about 185,000 customers without electricity.
    (SFC, 3/31/22, p.A11)

2022        Apr 2, In Brazil heavy rains caused mudslides over the last 24 hours killed at least 14 people in southern coastal cities and the Baixada Fluminense area of Rio de Janeiro state.
    (Reuters, 4/2/22)
2022        Apr 2, An oil tanker rescued four migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. More than 90 people in an overcrowded boat drowned after leaving Libya last week.
    (AP, 4/3/22)

2022        Apr 3, In Azerbaijan an explosion, believed to have been caused by a gas leak, struck a nightclub in Baku early today, setting off a fire that killed one person and injured 31.
    (Reuters, 4/3/22)

2022        Apr 5, In southern Hungary five people were killed and more than 10 injured when a pick-up truck crashed into a train, derailing a carriage in Mindszent.
    (Reuters, 4/5/22)

2022        Apr 7, In eastern CongoDRC an explosion in a bar at the Katindo military camp in Goma killed eight people and wounded three more. The cause was not yet known.
    (Reuters, 4/7/22)
2022        Apr 7, In Egypt at least three people including two Polish tourists were killed when a bus crashed on a highway near the Red Sea.
    (AP, 4/8/22)
2022        Apr 7, The 322-ton Kyoto 1 ship carrying six South Koreans went missing in the Taiwan Strait. Taiwan soon recovered two bodies.
    (Reuters, 4/8/22)

2022        Apr 7, In northern Norway an avalanche killed three people in a skiing group near the Kavringtinden mountain.
    (SFC, 4/7/22, p.A4)

2022        Apr 9, It was reported that at least 13 African migrants died when their boats sank off Tunisia. Another 10 migrants were missing off the coast of Sfax and 19 were rescued.
    (Reuters, 4/9/22)

2022        Apr 10, In India a massive blaze touched off by an explosion at a chemicals plant in the western state of Gujarat charred to death at least six people before it was brought under control.
    (Reuters, 4/11/22)
2022        Apr 10, In India the collision on the pilgrim cableway directly killed one person in Deoghar, Jharkhand state. Another fell to his death the next day when trying to climb on to a rescue helicopter. After two days the last of 50 passengers who had been trapped mid-air were rescued.
    (Reuters, 4/12/22)
2022        Apr 10, In the Philippines tropical storm Megi hit the eastern and southern coasts of the country. At least 30 people died in landslides and floods caused by the storm. The death toll soon rose to 138 with 103 people missing and feared dead.
    (Reuters, 4/11/22)(AP, 4/13/22)(Reuters, 4/14/22)

2022        Apr 12, In New Mexico the wind-driven McBride fire began. It soon destroyed dozens of homes in the mountain town of Ruidoso and continued to burn through residential areas. An elderly couple died in their home as they tried to evacuate the wildfire.
    (Reuters, 4/13/22)(Reuters, 4/14/22)
2022        Apr 12, It was reported that at least 45 people in South Africa have been killed in floods caused by days of heavy rain. The death toll KwaZulu-Natal soon reached more than 300.
    (BBC, 4/12/22)(Reuters, 4/14/22)

2022        Apr 13, In southern Egypt a tourist bus collided with a truck on a highway and burst into flames south of the city of Aswan, killing at least 10 people, including four French citizens and a Belgian national. Five Egyptians were also killed in the crash.
    (AP, 4/13/22)
2022        Apr 13, In southern India a fire at a chemical factory killed at least six people and injured 12 in Andhra Pradesh state.
    (Reuters, 4/14/22)
2022        Apr 13, In Indonesia an overloaded truck carrying 29 people flipped over in West Papua province, killing 18 passengers including a toddler.
    (Reuters, 4/13/22)
2022        Apr 13, In Nigeria at least 29 people died when a boat capsized in Sokoto state in the northwest of the country. Divers managed to rescue six people.
    (Reuters, 4/13/22)
2022        Apr 13, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to help the victims of devastating east coast floods. The death toll soon rose to 395 after heavy rains washed out roads and disrupted shipping in Durban, one of Africa's busiest ports.
    (Reuters, 4/13/22)(Reuters, 4/15/22)

2022        Apr 15, A migrant boat capsized off the western Libyan city of Sabratha, leaving at least 35 people dead or presumed dead.
    (AP, 4/16/22)
2022        Apr 15, In eastern Zimbabwe a bus carrying 106 passengers to an Easter pilgrimage plunged into a gorge killing 35 people.
    (SFC, 4/16/22, p.A4)

2022        Apr 16, In Burkina Faso Canada-based Trevali Mining Corp suspended operations at its Perkoa zinc mine after heavy rainfall caused flash floods and left 8 workers missing underground. A month later rescue workers found no survivors in a rescue chamber deep inside the flooded mine. After more than a month rescue teams found the bodies of four of the eight trapped miners. Two more bodies were found on May 28. A 7th body was found on June 8.
    (Reuters, 5/2/22)(Reuters, 5/17/22)(AP, 5/25/22)(Reuters, 5/28/22)(Reuters, 6/8/22)
2022        Apr 16, Hong Kong authorities said the Panama-registered Chuang Yi tanker was 300 km (186 miles) east of Hong Kong when it caught fire as a result of an explosion. One person was killed and seven others injured.
    (AP, 4/16/22)

2022        Apr 17, In South Africa a senior provincial official said recent floods have killed 443 people and caused at least 10 billion rand ($684.58 million) in damage in KwaZulu-Natal, as rescuers hunted for the missing and more rain was expected. The death toll was soon revised down to 435 from 448.
    (Reuters, 4/17/22)(Reuters, 4/21/22)

2022        Apr 19, Nigeria's road safety agency said 20 people, including children, were burnt to death after a public mini-bus collided with a car on a northern highway.
    (Reuters, 4/19/22)

2022        Apr 20, In southern Poland a mine blast killed 5 people and injured at least 20 others at the Pniowek mine in Pawlowice. The death toll soon rose to eight.
    (SFC, 4/21/22, p.A3)(SFC, 4/28/22, p.A4)

2022        Apr 21, In Russia seven people were killed after a blaze broke out at a defence research institute in the city of Tver.
    (Reuters, 4/21/22)

2022        Apr 22, In Nigeria at least 110 people were killed late today in an explosion at an illegal oil refining depot on the border of Nigeria's Rivers and Imo states.
    (Reuters, 4/23/22)(SFC, 4/27/22, p.A4)

2022        Apr 23, Japan's coast guard used aircraft and patrol boats to search for the "Kazu 1" tour boat with 26 people on board, more than nine hours after it sent word that it was sinking off the northern island of Hokkaido. The confirmed dead soon rose to 14. On April 29 the hull of the "Kazu I" was found on the seabed at a depth of about 120 m (390 ft) off Hokkaido.
    (Reuters, 4/23/22)(Reuters, 4/25/22)(Reuters, 4/29/22)
2022        Apr 23, A small dinghy carrying around 60-80 people sunk off Lebanon's coast late today with both Lebanese and Syrians aboard. Six people died, including at least one child. Naval forces collided with the vessel as the smuggler tried to evade capture. Authorities later said 47 people were rescued, leaving around two dozen unaccounted for.
    (Reuters, 4/24/22)(Reuters, 4/25/22)
2022        Apr 23, In southern Poland four miners were killed after a tremor at the Borynia-Zofiowka coal mine. Rescuers were still trying to reach six others trapped underground. The death toll soon rose to ten after the missing miners were pronounced dead.
    (Reuters, 4/24/22)(SFC, 4/28/22, p.A4)
2022        Apr 23, The Tunisian coast guard said four boats carrying 120 African migrants headed for Italy had sunk off the coast near the city of Sfax. 98 people were rescued. The death toll soon rose to 20.
    (Reuters, 4/24/22)(Reuters, 4/26/22)

2022        Apr 26, Lebanon's cabinet ordered the military court to investigate the capsize of a migrant boat after colliding with a naval vessel giving chase, with at least six dead and dozens missing.
    (Reuters, 4/26/22)
2022        Apr 26, A boat carrying migrants capsized over the last 24 hours off of Spain's Canary Islands, leaving one person dead and another 24 missing.
    (SFC, 4/27/22, p.A6)

2022        Apr 27, In southern India a freak electrocution killed at least 11 people, including two children, when their vehicle snagged overhead transmission lines and burst into flame as they rode in a religious procession in Tamil Nadu state.
    (Reuters, 4/27/22)

2022        Apr 29, A tornado barreled through parts of Kansas and destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes and buildings, injured several people and left more than 15,000 people without power. Three University of Oklahoma meteorology students traveling back from storm chasing in Kansas were killed in a car crash.
    (AP, 4/30/22)
2022        Apr 29, In Canada four 4th-Year cadets of the Royal Military College campus in Kingston, Ontario, lost their lives when their car entered the waters on campus at Point Frederick.
    (Reuters, 4/29/22)
2022        Apr 29, In China a six-story building in the city of Changsha partially collapsed. Five of 23 people trapped in building were soon rescued. 39 others who were present around the site remained uncontactable. A 6th person was rescued on May 1. Police soon arrested nine people on suspicion of causing a major accident. The final death toll was later put at 26.
    (AP, 4/30/22)(SFC, 5/2/22, p.A4)(Reuters, 5/5/22)
2022        Apr 29, In Guadeloupe two people died and another was missing after heavy rainfall caused flooding late today on the French Caribbean island.
    (Reuters, 5/1/22)
2022        Apr 29, The UN said more than 3,000 people died in the Mediterranean and Atlantic while trying to reach Europe last year -- double the toll from 2020.
    (AP, 4/29/22)

2022        Apr 30, In Egypt at least eight children died when a passenger tricycle overturned and sank in an irrigation channel in the Nile Delta.
    (AP, 4/30/22)

2022        May 1, In Nigeria an apartment building collapsed in Lagos killing at least five people. 23 people were rescued with many feared trapped.
    (SFC, 5/3/22, p.A4)

2022        May 5, In New Mexico the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon fire now covered 258 square miles.
    (SFC, 5/6/22, p.A7)

2022        May 6, In Cuba the multistory Hotel Saratoga in Havana appeared to have its walls blown out by the blast up several stories. At least 26 people were killed and more than 70 injured after a massive explosion destroyed the historic luxury hotel. Preliminary investigations found the blast was most likely caused by a gas leak. The death toll later rose to 45.
    (Reuters, 5/6/22)(AP, 5/6/22)(Reuters, 5/9/22)(Reuters, 5/12/22)

2022        May 7, In South Africa four workers died in a maintenance-related accident at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine, 90 km (55.92 miles) west of Johannesburg.
    (Reuters, 5/9/22)

2022        May 11, A security official said Tunisian coast guards retrieved the bodies of 3 migrants whose boat sank off Tunisia and rescued about 250 others in a number of separate incidents.
    (Reuters, 5/11/22)

2022        May 12, Hurricane-force winds tore across the US upper Midwest late today, sending walls of dust across cities and rural towns, causing widespread property damage and killing at least two people in Minnesota and South Dakota. The most severe damage hit parts of Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota.
    (Reuters, 5/14/22)
2022        May 12, At least 11 people died and 38 others were rescued after a boat carrying migrants capsized about 10 miles north of Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico. The vessel was carrying mostly Haitian migrants as well as two citizens of the Dominican Republic.
    (NY Times, 5/13/22)(Reuters, 5/13/22)

2022        May 13, In India at least 27 people died in a blaze at a building housing a manufacturing unit for surveillance cameras. Police in New Delhi soon arrested two people suspected of flouting fire safety regulations.
    (Reuters, 5/14/22)

2022        May 18, Indian authorities said more than 500,000 people have fled their homes in the northeastern state of Assam to escape heavy floods triggered by pre-monsoon rains that drowned seven.
    (Reuters, 5/18/22)
2022        May 18, In India 12 workers at a salt factory in Gujarat state were killed when a 3 meter high wall collapsed on them.
    (Reuters, 5/18/22)
2022        May 18, In Mexico a bus accident on a highway in the western state of Jalisco state left 14 people dead and about 20 passengers with injuries.
    (Reuters, 5/19/22)

2022        May 19, In Kashmir a tunnel collapsed late today in the southern Ramban district. The death toll soon rose to nine. One worker remained missing.
    (AP, 5/21/22)
2022        May 19, At least 4 migrants died and another 10 were missing after a boat sank off Tunisia. The coastguard rescued 44 migrants as they tried to cross to Italy.
    (Reuters, 5/19/22)

2022        May 20, In Botswana operations were suspended at Khoemacau Zone 5 copper and silver mine after an underground accident killed two people.
    (Reuters, 5/21/22)
2022        May 20, In India at least 33 people were killed in Bihar state by lightning strikes and heavy rain in its 16 districts. At least 18 people have died in Assam state because of floods and landslides. Days of flooding, landslides and thunderstorms have left many people without food and drinking water.
    (NY Times, 5/22/22)

2022        May 21, In Canada a thunderstorm that nearly packed the power of a tornado rolled through Ontario killing at least 8 people and left parts of the province without power.
    (Reuters, 5/21/22)(Reuters, 5/22/22)
2022        May 21, A Rohingya refugee boat with about 90 people aboard, including children, capsized and sank in bad weather off the coast of Myanmar. At least 16 bodies were soon recovered, but more than 50 people were still missing.
    (Reuters, 5/24/22)(AP, 5/25/22)

2022        May 22, In eastern Bangladesh two million people have been affected in the Sylhet region, in what officials describe as one of the worst floods in many years. At least ten people have been killed.
    (NY Times, 5/22/22)
2022        May 22, It was reported that in Nigeria four people have died after a three-storey building collapsed in an upmarket part of Lagos.
    (BBC, 5/22/22)

2022        May 23, In southwestern Iran the 10-storey Metropol building in the city of Abadan partly collapsed. At least 80 people were left trapped under the rubble. The owner and the contractor who built it were arrested. The death toll later rose to 41.
    (AP, 5/23/22)(AP, 5/29/22)(AP, 6/6/22)
2022        May 23, In the UAE two people were killed and 120 injured when a gas cylinder exploded inside a restaurant in Abu Dhabi.
    (Reuters, 5/23/22)
2022        May 23, The United Nations Refugee Agency announced that for the first time more than 100 million people across the world have been displaced from their homes.
    (The Hill, 5/23/22)
2022        May 23, The UN said at least four million people have been affected by the worst floods in Bangladesh's northeast for nearly two decades.
    (AP, 5/23/22)

2022        May 25, It was reported that more than 6 million Somalis are need of aid to survive the current famine.
    (Reuters, 5/25/22)
2022        May 25, In Senegal 11 babies died in a hospital neonatal ward fire in Tivaouane.
    (Reuters, 5/26/22)
2022        May 25, Seventy five people were missing after a crowded boat of migrants sank off Tunisia. 30 people were rescued from the boat, which departed from the beaches of Zawara in Libya and sank off the coast of Sfax.
    (Reuters, 5/25/22)(AP, 5/25/22)

2022        May 27, A boat with 43 people on board capsized on off Indonesia's Sulawesi island. 17 people were found and saved by passing tugboats. Indonesian rescue teams looked for 26 people missing.
    (Reuters, 5/28/22)
2022        May 27, In southwestern Switzerland falling ice boulders killed two climbers and hurt nine more off the Grand Combin mountain in the Val de Bagnes region of Valais canton, prompting a major rescue operation.
    (Reuters, 5/28/22)

2022        May 28, In Georgia (US) five people were killed after two recreational boats collided on the Wilmington River. One of the drivers was arrested for boating under the influence.
    (Reuters, 5/29/22)
2022        May 28, In northeastern Brazil at least 35 people died over the last 24 hours amid heavy rainfall, as downpours lashed two major cities on the Atlantic coast, in what is the South American nation's fourth major flooding event in five months. The death toll soon rose to 106 with 10 people still missing.
    (Reuters, 5/28/22)(Reuters, 5/31/22)
2022        May 28, In southern Nigeria a stampede at a church charity event left 31 people dead and seven injured in River state.
    (AP, 5/28/22)

2022        May 29, North Korea lifted movement restrictions imposed in the capital Pyongyang after its first admission of COVID-19 outbreak weeks ago, as the isolated country says the virus situation is now under control.
    (Reuters, 5/30/22)

2022        May 30, President Jair Bolsonaro, seeing his popularity drop in Brazil’s impoverished northeast, visited the region after heavy rains left more than 90 dead and 5,000 homeless over the past few days.
    (Bloomberg, 5/30/22)
2022        May 30, In southern Mexico Agatha made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane, touching down with 105 miles per hour winds (169 km per hour) near the beach town of Puerto Angel on the Pacific coast, losing strength as it moved inland. The death toll soon rose to 9, with another 4 missing. Agatha was the strongest hurricane ever recorded to come ashore in May during the eastern Pacific hurricane season.
    (Reuters, 5/31/22)(Reuters, 6/1/22)(SFC, 6/1/22, p.A6)

2022        Jun 3, In southern Germany five people were killed and 30 injured when a busy regional train derailed near a popular ski resort and hiking destination north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Bavaria.
    (Reuters, 6/4/22)

2022        Jun 4, In southeast Bangladesh a massive blaze killed at least 49 people at a Shipping container depot at Sitakunda.
    (Reuters, 6/5/22)
2022        Jun 4, In northern India at least 10 people were killed and 22 injured in a chemicals explosion at an electronics factory in the Hapur district, about 60 km (37 miles) from New Delhi.
    (Reuters, 6/4/22)

2022        Jun 5, In India a bus fell into a gorge in the northern state of Uttarakhand with 30 people on board. At least 26 people were killed.
    (Reuters, 6/6/22)

2022        Jun 6, Bangladesh firefighters battled for a third day to control a huge fire that killed dozens when it triggered explosions at the BM Container Depot at Sitakunda. The confirmed death toll was revised down to 41 from 49.
    (Reuters, 6/6/22)

2022        Jun 7, Bangladesh firefighters brought under control the huge fire that killed dozens when it triggered explosions at the BM Container Depot at Sitakunda.. The death toll rose to 43
    (Reuters, 6/7/22)

2022        Jun 8, In eastern Iran at least 22 people died and 87 others were injured when a passenger train derailed 50 km (30 miles) from Tabas. The train, with 383 passengers, was bound for the city of Yazd when it collided with an excavator before going off the rails.
    (AP, 6/8/22)
2022        Jun 8, In southwest Pakistan at least 22 people were killed, including nine members of one family when a passenger van fell into deep ravine 200 km (120 miles) from Quetta in Balochistan province.
    (Reuters, 6/8/22)

2022        Jun 9, State media said flooding and landslides in China have killed at least 17 people in central Hunan province and in the southern Guangxi region.
    (SFC, 6/10/22, p.A5)

2022        Jun 17, In Egypt a building collapsed early today in Cairo killed six people. Rescuers at the scene searched through the rubble. It was not immediately known what caused the collapse.
    (AP, 6/17/22)

2022        Jun 18, Authorities said monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding in northeastern Bangladesh and India, stranding nearly 6 million people and killing at least 19 people in Bangladesh, warning the situation could worsen.
    (Reuters, 6/18/22)

2022        Jun 18, Vast tracts of southern China were pounded by severe storms, triggering flooding in cities and mudslides in rural areas, as the first bout of summer rains reached the peak of their power. Five villagers were killed when a house built of wood gave way after being lashed by torrential rains.
    (Reuters, 6/19/22)

2022        Jun 19, Officials said at least 25 people were killed by lightning or landslides over the weekend in Bangladesh while millions were left marooned or homeless in low-lying northeastern parts hit by the worst monsoon floods in the country's recent history.
    (Reuters, 6/19/22)
2022        Jun 19, Greece's coastguard continued to search for four missing migrants off the island of Mykonos after rescuing another 108 migrants, after their sailboat sent a distress signal the previous night.
    (Reuters, 6/19/22)
2022        Jun 19, Indian officials said massive flooding and mudslides in northeastern Assam state have claimed eight more lives, taking the death toll to 62 from weeks of heavy rains that caused one of Asia’s largest rivers to overflow.
    (AP, 6/19/22)

2022        Jun 20, Bangladesh soldiers on small boats delivered relief material across flooded towns and villages. At least 32 people have been killed in Bangladesh since late last week following monsoon downpours.
    (Reuters, 6/20/22)

2022        Jun 21, Floodwaters inundated more of Bangladesh and northeast India, as authorities struggled to reach more than 9.5 million people stranded with little food and drinking water after days of intense rain. The floods have killed at least 69 people over the past two weeks in Bangladesh and in northeast India's Assam state.
    (Reuters, 6/21/22)

2022        Jun 22, Southern Afghanistan was hit by a magnitude 5.9-6.1 earthquake. The death toll hit 1,000 with more than 600 injured. The toll expected to grow as information trickled in from remote mountain villages. The death toll of children soon rose to at least 155.
    (Reuters, 6/22/22)(AP, 6/27/22)
2022        Jun 22, Authorities in Bangladesh intensified efforts to deliver food and drinking water to millions of people struggling after heavy rain unleashed catastrophic flooding across a quarter of the country. At least 36 people had been killed so far and about 4.5 million people stranded.
    (Reuters, 6/22/22)
2022        Jun 22, Officials in India's Assam state said at least 7 people were killed in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 44 during the current wave of flooding that began about a fortnight ago.
    (Reuters, 6/22/22)

2022        Jun 23, An official said that at least eight inmates have died at an overcrowded prison in Haiti’s southwest city of Les Cayes that ran out of food two months ago, adding to dozens of similar deaths this year as the country’s institutions crumble.
    (AP, 6/23/22)

2022        Jun 24, In Afghanistan an aftershock killed five more people. The June 22 earthquake killed some 1,000 people. Afghan news agency Bakhtar’s Taliban director Abdul Wahid Rayan said that the death toll had risen to 1,150 people, with at least 1,600 injured. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has put the death toll at 770 people.
    (Reuters, 6/24/22)(LA Times, 6/24/22)

2022        Jun 26, In Colombia four people were killed and about 70 injured when part of a stand collapsed at a bullring in the town of El Espinal.
    (Reuters, 6/26/22)
2022        Jun 26, In South Africa 21 young people, ages 13-17, were found dead inside the popular Enyobeni Tavern in Scenery Park in the coastal town of East London. The youths were probably accidentally poisoned by something they ate, drank or smoked. Chemical asphyxia from a gas leak on the tavern's poorly-ventilated ground floor was later suspected. It was later reported that the toxic chemical methanol was found in all of the victims. An official probe later said the victims had suffocated.
    (Reuters, 6/27/22)(BBC, 6/27/22)(Reuters, 6/30/22)(SFC, 7/20/22, p.A3)(Reuters, 9/1/22)

2022        Jun 27, In Texas the bodies of at least 46 people believed to be migrants who crossed into the United States from Mexico were found dead in and around a tractor-trailer that had been abandoned on the outskirts of San Antonio. At least 16 others, including children, were taken to local hospitals. The death toll soon rose to 53. Homero Zamorano Jr, the suspected driver of the truck was allegedly under the influence of methamphetamine when police encountered him. On Jul 20 a grand jury indicted four men including the suspected driver in connection with the death of the 53 migrants.
    (NY Times, 6/27/22)(AP, 6/29/22)(Reuters, 6/30/22)(Reuters, 7/20/22)
2022        Jun 27, In Jordan at least 13 people died and 251 were injured in a toxic gas leak from a storage tank at the Aqaba port. The leak came after a tank filled with toxic gas fell while being transported.
    (Reuters, 6/27/22)(AP, 6/28/22)

2022        Jun 28, In rural Missouri an Amtrak train carrying more than 200 passengers crashed into a dump truck, killing three people and injuring dozens. The crash occurred at a crossing on a gravel road with no lights.
    (NY Times, 6/28/22)
2022        Jun 28, Colombia reported that at least 51 prisoners died after a fire started during a prison riot in the southwestern city of Tulua.
    (Reuters, 6/28/22)
2022        Jun 28, In India a four-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai overnight, killing at least 19 people, with more feared trapped under the rubble.
    (Reuters, 6/28/22)
2022        Jun 28, In Libya the bodies of 20 migrants who got lost in the desert near Chad were found 120 km from the border with Chad.
    (Reuters, 6/29/22)

2022        Jun 29, Doctors Without Border said a flimsy rubber boat collapsed and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya's coast, leaving at least 30 people including women and children missing and feared dead.
    (AP, 6/29/22)

2022        Jun 30, In Texas a Jeep carrying a group of migrants crashed into a trailer after evading a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) checkpoint in the town of Encinal, leaving four dead and three hospitalized.
    (Reuters, 6/30/22)
2022        Jun 30, In India at least 14 people have died and another four dozen are feared to have been killed after a massive landslide overnight in a remote area of northeastern Manipur state. The death toll soon rose to 25 and rescue workers were still looking for dozens of people.
    (Reuters, 6/30/22)(NY Times, 7/1/22)

2022        Jul 2, More than two dozen crew on an engineering vessel with 30 people on board were missing after it snapped in two in waters off Hong Kong as tropical storm Chaba passed through. Four of its crew were soon rescued. On July 4 Chinese search and rescue officials pulled 12 bodies from waters about 50 nautical miles from where the stricken ship sank.
    (Reuters, 7/2/22)(Reuters, 7/4/22)

2022        Jul 3, Parts of a mountain glacier collapsed in the Italian Alps amid record temperatures, killing at least 7 people and injuring eight. Two more bodies were recovered on July 6, five people remained missing.
    (Reuters, 7/3/22)(NY Times, 7/7/22)
2022        Jul 3, In southwestern Pakistan a passenger bus plunged into a ravine killing 20 people some 350 km north of Quetta.
    (Reuters, 7/3/22)

2022        Jul 7, In southern Egypt 9 people including five Sudanese citizens were killed and 43 people were injured in a road collision. The bus came from Sudan and was heading for the Egyptian city of Aswan.
    (Reuters, 7/7/22)

2022        Jul 8, It was reported that 10 people were dead and 40 were feared missing after a sudden heavy rainstorm near the holy Amarnath cave shrine in India's Kashmir. At least 16 people were killed after sudden rains triggered flash floods during an annual Hindu pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath.
    (Reuters, 7/8/22)(Reuters, 7/9/22)
2022        Jul 8, In Nigeria commuter boat in Lagos capsized late today as it sailed against rules that bar night movement. The bodies of all 17 aboard were recovered over the next few days.
    (Reuters, 7/11/22)
2022        Jul 8, The UN said unseasonal rains and flooding have killed at least 10 people, including two children, in Afghanistan's northern and eastern provinces. Heavy rainfall on July 5 and July 6 caused severe damage to over 280 homes, as well as other critical infrastructure across nine provinces.
    (AP, 7/8/22)

2022        Jul 9, In Togo seven people, ages 14 to 18, were killed and two injured in an explosion in the village of Margba, in the northern Savanes region. The young people were returning home at night from celebrations of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha. Togo’s army later said they were hit by an airstrike after the army mistook them for jihadists.
    (Reuters, 7/11/22)(Reuters, 7/14/22)

2022        Jul 11, In Pakistan torrential rains caused widespread flooding and damage in the financial capital Karachi, even inundating the business district. One death had been confirmed in the latest spell of Monsoon rains, adding to the 29 reported since they began last month.
    (Reuters, 7/11/22)

2022        Jul 13, Powerful storms swept through southwestern Virginia, overnight, bringing heavy flooding and landslides and damaging more than 100 homes. Three people remained missing.
    (NY Times, 7/14/22)
2022        Jul 13, It was reported that unseasonal rains and flooding have killed at least 39 people, including nine children, in Afghanistan.
    (AP, 7/13/22)

2022        Jul 16, Portugal's Health Ministry said that in the last seven days 659 people died due to the heatwave, most of them elderly.
    (Reuters, 7/17/22)

2022        Jul 17, The UN said flash floods triggered by seasonal torrential rains in Sudan’s western Darfur region have killed at least 12 people, including children.
    (AP, 7/17/22)

2022        Jul 18, In central Pakistan at least 20 people died, most of them women, and another 30 were missing after a boat carrying more than 100 people capsized in the Indus river.
    (Reuters, 7/18/22)

2022        Jul 19, In Egypt at least 23 people were killed and 30 injured early today when a bus collided with a truck near the city of Minya.
    (Reuters, 7/19/22)

2022        Jul 22, Two women died and a man was missing near Las Vegas, New Mexico, after a flash flood swept through a burn area left by the state's largest recorded wildfire.
    (Reuters, 7/22/22)

2022        Jul 23, State television said flash floods in Iran's drought-stricken southern Fars province have killed at least 21 people.
    (AP, 7/23/22)
2022        Jul 23, Almost 700 migrants, including five dead bodies, were rescued off the southern coast of Italy. German NGO search and rescue ship Sea-Watch rescued over 400 migrants, including several young children and 2 pregnant woman, travelling on 4 overcrowded boats.
    (Reuters, 7/24/22)

2022        Jul 24, It was reported that 16 people are dead after a vessel carrying Haitian migrants capsized off the coast of The Bahamas.
    (Reuters, 7/24/22)
2022        Jul 24, In central Kenya 34 people died when their bus veered off a bridge and plunged into a river valley in Tharaka Nithi County.
    (Reuters, 7/25/22)
2022        Jul 24, In Yemen Houthi-run Sanaa Radio said heavy seasonal rains drove flash floods and have left at least nine people dead.
    (AP, 7/24/22)

2022        Jul 25, In India at least 28 people died and more than 50 were admitted to hospital after drinking spurious liquor. At least 10 more people soon died in Gujarat state after having drunk the spurious liquor, taking the toll in the incident to 38.
    (Reuters, 7/26/22)(Reuters, 7/27/22)
2022        Jul 25, It was reported that Pakistan’s death toll from more than five weeks of monsoon rains and floods has reached 304.
    (SFC, 7/25/22, p.A10)

2022        Jul 28, At least 8 people died and others were rescued from rooftops after heavy rains across southeastern Kentucky touched off what the governor said was “one of the worst, most devastating flooding events" in state history. The death toll soon rose to 37.
    (Reuters, 7/29/22)(Reuters, 8/2/22)
2022        Jul 28, In Iran a landslide caused by heavy rains killed at least six people in Tehran. As many as 14 people were reported still missing.
    (Reuters, 7/28/22)

2022        Jul 29, In Iran rescuers searched overflowing rivers and through piles of debris to try to find people missing after landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains. Officials raised the death toll to at least 53 as 10 people were killed and around 16 people were missing in Firouz Kooh northeast of Tehran.
     (Reuters, 7/29/22)
2022        Jul 29, The UAE's interior ministry said 7 Asian expatriates have been found dead in the United Arab Emirates following recent floods across the country.
    (Reuters, 7/29/22)

2022        Jul 30, It was reported that lighting in India killed 7 people, mostly farmers, in Uttar Pradesh state. This brought the death toll by lighting in the state to 49 this week.
    (SFC, 7/30/22, p.A11)
2022        Jul 30, Iran’s state media reported that at least 80 people have been killed and 30 others are missing in floods that have wreaked havoc across the country for more than a week.
    (AP, 7/31/22)

2022        Aug 1, In northern California the McKinney wildfire, fueled by strong winds from thunderstorms and high temperatures, grew to 55,000 acres. Two people were found dead over the weekend in a vehicle, west of the Klamath River. The death toll soon rose to four.
    (NY Times, 8/1/22)(SFC, 8/3/22, p.A1)
2022        Aug 1, In central Libya a fuel tanker truck caught fire and exploded, killing at least nine people and injuring 76 others.
    (AP, 8/1/22)
2022        Aug 1, In eastern Uganda the death toll due to floods resulting from torrential rains rose to at least 24 people.
    (Reuters, 8/1/22)

2022        Aug 2, In southern Egypt a vehicle collision killed at least 17 people, and left four others injured in the district of Juhaynah, Sohag province.
    (AP, 8/3/22)

2022        Aug 3, Representative Jackie Walorski (58), an Indiana Republican, and two of her aides were killed in a car crash. A northbound passenger car traveled left of center and collided head on" with Walorski's vehicle. The driver of the oncoming car was also killed.
    (Reuters, 8/3/22)
2022        Aug 3, In Mexico ten miners became trapped after three wells at the mine overflowed, causing an inner wall to collapse in the northern border state of Coahuila.
    (Reuters, 8/4/22)

2022        Aug 4, In Washington DC two men and two women struck and killed by lightning while visiting Washington's Lafayette Square, just north of the White House.
    (Reuters, 8/5/22)
2022        Aug 4, In northern Japan at least three people were missing and thousands were ordered to evacuate after torrential rains pounded the area.
    (Reuters, 8/4/22)

2022        Aug 5, In eastern Pennsylvania a pre-dawn house fire killed 10 people including three young children in Nescopeck, Luzerne County. One volunteer firefighter said all the victims came from his extended family.
    (Reuters, 8/5/22)
2022        Aug 5, Pakistan said flash floods caused by abnormally heavy monsoon rains killed at least 549 people over the past month, with remote communities in the impoverished southwestern province of Balochistan among the hardest hit.
    (Reuters, 8/5/22)
2022        Aug 5, In Thailand at least 14 people were killed and 35 injured when a fire broke out at a night club in eastern Chonburi province early today.
    (Reuters, 8/5/22)(SFC, 8/6/22, p.A11)

2022        Aug 6, In Croatia 12 people were killed when a Polish bus filled with religious pilgrims slipped off a road and crashed near Varazdin.
    (Reuters, 8/6/22)
2022        Aug 6, In Cuba a second fuel storage tank near a supertanker port in Matanzas exploded this morning following a blaze which burned through the night after lightning hit another tank last evening. At least 67 people were injured in the second blast and 17 firefighters were unaccounted for.
    (Reuters, 8/6/22)

2022        Aug 8, It was reported that Algerian authorities have retrieved the bodies of seven African migrants whose boat capsized offshore.
    (Reuters, 8/8/22)

2022        Aug 9, In South Korea some of the heaviest rainfall in decades struck the Seoul area overnight, flooding homes, streets and subway stations, and killing at least nine people. Six people were missing after floodwaters pulled them into manholes, underground passages or streams.
    (NY Times, 8/9/22)

2022        Aug 10, In Indiana three people were killed when a house exploded in the southern city of Evansville. A total of 39 houses were damaged by the explosion.
    (AP, 8/10/22)
2022        Aug 10, Dozens of migrants were reported missing from a sunken boat after Greece's coastguard rescued 29 in the Aegean Sea.
    (Reuters, 8/10/22)

2022        Aug 11, In northern India an overloaded boat carrying dozens of passengers capsized on the Yamuna river in Uttar Pradesh state, killing three people, including one child, while another 17 were missing and feared dead.
    (Reuters, 8/12/22)

2022        Aug 12, In southern Egypt a vehicle accident involving an overturned microbus killed at least nine people and injured 18 in Minya province.
    (AP, 8/13/22)
2022        Aug 12, It was reported that deadly seasonal floods in eastern Sudan have collapsed more than 2,500 houses, leaving thousands homeless in an already impoverished region.
    (AP, 8/12/22)

2022        Aug 13, In southwestern China seven people were killed by a torrent of water that came down a river following mountain rains.
    (SFC, 8/15/22, p.A11)
2022        Aug 13, A Sudanese official said floods triggered by seasonal torrential rain have killed more than 50 people and inundated over 8,170 homes since the rainy season started. Sudan's rainy season usually starts in June and lasts until September.
    (AP, 8/13/22)

2022        Aug 14, In Armenia blasts ripped through a fireworks warehouse in a shopping mall in the capital of Yerevan, killing one and injuring at least 45 people. The death toll soon rose to six.
    (Reuters, 8/14/22)(Reuters, 8/15/22)
2022        Aug 14, In Egypt at least 41 people were killed and 45 injured in a fire sparked by an electrical fault during Mass at a Coptic Christian church in the city of Giza.
    (Reuters, 8/14/22)

2022        Aug 16, In Kashmir a bus carrying personnel from India's high-altitude border police rolled off a mountainous road and fell into a gorge, killing at least six officers.
    (Reuters, 8/16/22)
2022        Aug 16, Pakistani police said a speeding bus collided with an oil tanker in Pakistan, killing 20 people in a fiery crash overnight near Multan.
    (Reuters, 8/16/22)
2022        Aug 16, In Sudan the death toll from floods triggered heavy rains rose to 66 since the start of the rainy season in June.
    (SFC, 8/17/22, p.A15)

2022        Aug 17, The number of victims of wildfires in Algeria rose to 26 from eight reported earlier.
    (Reuters, 8/17/22)
2022        Aug 17, In western China a sudden rainstorm late today triggered a landslide that diverted a river and caused flash flooding in populated areas, killing at least 16 people and leaving 18 others missing.
    (AP, 8/18/22)

2022        Aug 18, In northern Algeria at least 38 people have been killed and dozens more injured in forest fires. Officials said that some 39 fires were ravaging various parts of northern Algeria, and they warned that hot winds could spread the flames further.
    (BBC, 8/18/22)
2022        Aug 18, A violent and unexpected storm battered the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, killing at least five people including a teenage girl, and meteorologists predicted more bad weather to come.
    (Reuters, 8/18/22)

2022        Aug 20, In Iraq at least seven people were killed after a landslide demolished a Shi'ite Muslim shrine in the central province of Kerbala.
    (AP, 8/22/22)
2022        Aug 20, In southeast Turkey at least 32 people were killed when vehicles crashed into first respondents who were attending earlier accidents. 16 people were killed when a bus crashed into emergency workers and journalists who were attending an earlier accident on a highway near the city of Gaziantep.
    (Reuters, 8/20/22)

2022        Aug 21, Indian officials said floods and landslides triggered by intense monsoon rains killed at least 50 people in northern and eastern India over the last three days.
    (Reuters, 8/21/22)
2022        Aug 21, In Russia at least 16 people died and another three were hospitalized after a lorry collided with a stationary minibus in the Ulyanovsk region.
    (Reuters, 8/21/22)

2022        Aug 23, A Sudanese official said the death toll from flash floods in Sudan since the start of the country's rainy season has climbed to 83, as the downpours continued to inundate villages across the east African nation.
    (Reuters, 8/23/22)

2022        Aug 24, Pakistan said it has urged the international community to help with relief efforts as it struggles to cope with the aftermath of torrential rains that triggered massive floods last month, killing more than 800 people.
    (Reuters, 8/24/22)

2022        Aug 25, The Taliban said recent heavy rainfall and flash flooding in Afghanistan has led to 182 deaths nationwide.
    (AP, 8/25/22)

2022        Aug 26, Pakistan’s Balochistan province lost communication with rest of the country after overnight rains as the South Asian nation struggles to cope with the humanitarian disaster. Widespread flooding across Pakistan was blamed for killing at least 900 people and has forced the country to declare an emergency.
    (Reuters, 8/26/22)(Fox Weather, 8/27/22)
2022        Aug 26, In the Philippines a ferry carrying 82 passengers and crew caught fire as it approached a port south of Manila. All 85 passengers and crew were rescued.
    (SFC, 8/27/19, p.A12)(SSFC, 8/28/19, p.A8)

2022        Aug 28, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said Pakistan needs financial help to deal with "overwhelming" floods, that killed more than 1,000 and affected more than 30 million people.
    (Reuters, 8/28/22)

2022        Aug 29, Libya said a boat carrying Egyptian migrants capsized off Libya's coast over the weekend, leaving two people dead and 19 more missing and presumed dead. At least six of 27 migrants survived the shipwreck.
    (AP, 8/29/22)
2022        Aug 29, After nearly three months of incessant rain, much of Pakistan’s farmland was underwater. More than 1,100 people have died so far, and more than one million homes have been damaged or destroyed. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) board approved the seventh and eighth reviews of Pakistan's bailout program, allowing for a release of over $1.1 billion to the cash-strapped economy.
    (NY Times, 8/29/22)(Reuters, 8/29/22)

2022        Aug 30, In southwestern Iran a truck collided with a minibus packed with laborers, killing at least 16 people in Khuzestan province.
    (AP, 8/30/22)

2022        Aug 31, In Indonesia at least 10 people were killed, including some children, after a truck crashed near a bus stop outside a school in Bekasi, West Java province.
    (Reuters, 8/31/22)
2022        Aug 31, A Sudanese official said flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains across much of Sudan killed at least 100 people since the start of the rainy season in May.
    (AP, 8/31/22)

2022        Sep 1, Nine migrants drowned and 37 others were rescued as they tried to cross the raging waters of the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass, Texas.
    (NY Times, 9/2/22)
2022        Sep 1, Pakistani health officials reported an outbreak of waterborne diseases in areas hit by recent record-breaking flooding, as authorities stepped up efforts to ensure the provision of clean drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people who lost their homes in the disaster.
    (AP, 9/1/22)

2022        Sep 2, In Pakistan planes carrying fresh supplies surged across a humanitarian air bridge to the flood-ravaged country as the death toll surged past 1,200.
    (AP, 9/2/22)

2022        Sep 3, In Pakistan the toll from cataclysmic floods continued to climb with 57 more deaths, 25 of them children. Pakistan appealed to the international community for an “immense humanitarian response" to unprecedented flooding that has left at least 1,265 people dead.
    (Reuters, 9/3/22)(AP, 9/3/22)
2022        Sep 3, In Russia six people died climbing the Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano in the far eastern Kamchatka peninsula and six more were believed to be stranded after freezing winds halted a rescue attempt.
    (Reuters, 9/4/22)

2022        Sep 4, In India 10 people were missing after an overloaded wooden boat with 54 people on board capsized in the northern state of Bihar.
    (Reuters, 9/5/22)
2022        Sep 4, In Nigeria two people died early today after a seven storey building under construction collapsed in Lagos. At least four people were still trapped under the rubble.
    (Reuters, 9/4/22)

2022        Sep 5, In northern Burkina Faso at least 35 civilians were killed and 37 injured when a vehicle in a convoy hit an improvised explosive device.
    (Reuters, 9/5/22)
2022        Sep 5, In China a magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Sichuan province, the strongest to hit the region since 2017, killing more than 30 people and shaking the provincial capital of Chengdu and more distant provinces.
    (Reuters, 9/5/22)
2022        Sep 5, Pakistan's National Disaster Management Agency said unprecedented flooding has affected 33 million people and killed at least 1,314, including 458 children. Rising waters of Lake Manchar posed a new threat.
    (Reuters, 9/5/22)(AP, 9/5/22)
2022        Sep 5, A Sudanese official said flash floods in Sudan have killed 12 more people died over the past week, bringing the death toll since the start of the rainy season in May to 112.
    (AP, 9/5/22)
2022        Sep 5, In northern Syria four children were killed when a mine and explosives left inside an abandoned apartment went off in the rebel-held town of Binnish.
    (AP, 9/5/22)

2022        Sep 6, Chinese firefighters worked in treacherous terrain to help evacuate more than 11,000 people after a magnitude-6.8 quake struck China's mountainous southwestern province of Sichuan a day earlier, killing at least 66 people.
    (Reuters, 9/6/22)
2022        Sep 6, Activists and relatives of some 60 Lebanese and Syrian migrants aboard a fishing boat taking on water near the island of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea said they lost contact with the vessel overnight.
    (AP, 9/6/22)
2022        Sep 6, South Korea was hit by heavy rain and strong winds but avoided the extensive destruction that many had feared as Typhoon Hinnamnor made its way out to sea faster than forecasters had expected. At least six people were killed.
    (NY Times, 9/6/22)(SFC, 9/7/22, p.A13)
2022        Sep 6, A shipwreck took place off Chebba, Tunisia. Tunisia’s coastguard soon rescued 14 migrants who had been on an overcrowded boat. At least eight migrants died and another 15 were missing after the boat sank off Tunisia, as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy. The death toll soon rose to 11 with 12 of 37 still missing.
    (Reuters, 9/8/22)(Reuters, 9/11/22)
2022        Sep 6, UNICEF, the UN children's agency, said some 730 of children have died in nutrition centers across Somalia.
    (Reuters, 9/6/22)
2022        Sep 6, In southern Vietnam a fire in a three-story karaoke bar in Binh Duong province killed 33 people.
    (SFC, 9/9/22, p.A15)

2022        Sep 7, China said it has reopened roads leading to the epicenter of the Sept. 5 earthquake in Sichuan province and traffic has resumed, while the death toll has risen to 74.
    (Reuters, 9/7/22)
2022        Sep 7, Pakistan’s PM Shehbaz Sharif visited some of the flood-hit areas that cover as much as a third of the South Asian nation, where 18 more deaths took the toll from days of rain to 1,343.
    (Reuters, 9/7/22)
2022        Sep 7, In western Uganda at least 15 people died after their homes were buried in a landslide triggered by torrential rains, as emergency workers shoveled through mud in search of survivors.
    (Reuters, 9/7/22)

2022        Sep 8, In Brazil a passenger boat carrying dozens of people in northern Para state sank, leaving at least 11 people dead and several still unaccounted for. 63 people were rescued.
    (Reuters, 9/8/22)
2022        Sep 8, State media reported that the death toll from the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan on Sept. 5 has risen to 86.
    (Reuters, 9/8/22)

2022        Sep 9, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for "massive" international support for flood-ravaged Pakistan, while Islamabad put the cost of flood-related damage at $30 billion. Guterres called the lack of global attention to climate change "insanity" as he visited Pakistan to mobilize help for millions of people affected by devastating monsoon floods.
    (Reuters, 9/9/22)(AFP, 9/9/22)

2022        Sep 10, In New Zealand five people died when a boat carrying 11 capsized off Kaikoura, a coastal town on South Island. Kaikoura Mayor Craig Mackle believed the boat was overturned by a whale. However, police did not confirm the cause.
    (Reuters, 9/10/22)

2022        Sep 11, An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck eastern Papua New Guinea, killing at least four people, injuring others and damaging property and essential infrastructure. The death toll soon rose to seven.
    (Reuters, 9/11/22)(Reuters, 9/12/22)
2022        Sep 11, In South Africa flooding caused by the collapse of a mine dam wall in Jagersfontein, Free State province, swept away houses and cars, killing one person and injuring another 40. The next day the Department of Water and Sanitation authorized the "immediate" pumping of slime from the second compartment of the tailings dam into a historical diamond pit, prompting the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) to approve the backfilling on Sept. 15.
    (Reuters, 9/11/22)(Reuters, 9/16/22)

2022        Sep 12, In southern India a fire at an electric scooter showroom in Secunderabad killed at least eight people and injured 11.
    (Reuters, 9/13/22)
2022        Sep 12, In Peru Sierra Metals Inc said three miners were killed at a small underground mine owned by the company following a mudslide. It did not identify when the mudslide took place.
    (Reuters, 9/12/22)
2022        Sep 12, Six Syrian refugees, including three children, were found dead on a migrant boat that arrived in the Sicilian port of Pozzallo.
    (Reuters, 9/12/22)

2022        Sep 13, Jordan's civil defense began evacuating several people trapped after a four-storey residential building in Amman collapsed. Rescuers searched for 8 people under the rubble where six people were confirmed dead. Three people were soon arrested in connection to the disaster. Rescue efforts were halted on Sept. 17 after a 14th victim was pulled out.
    (Reuters, 9/13/22)(Reuters, 9/14/22)(AP, 9/14/22)(AP, 9/17/22)

2022        Sep 15, In Guatemala at least nine people died in a stampede at a large rock concert in the western city of Quetzaltenango. Local media described the concert as an annual event marking independence day.
    (Reuters, 9/15/22)
2022        Sep 15, Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority said the tally of the dead due to flooding now stands at 1,486, with about 530 children among them, the as it released its first country-wide total since Sept. 9.
    (Reuters, 9/15/22)
2022        Sep 15, Sudanese officials announced that flooding across Sudan has killed at least 20 people over the past week, raising the official death-toll from the floods since the rainy season began in May to 134.
    (AP, 9/15/22)

2022        Sep 16, In Italy at least ten people were killed by torrential overnight rains and floods in the central Italian region of Marche, as rescuers continued to search for four still missing.
    (Reuters, 9/16/22)
2022        Sep 16, Pakistani government data showed that children and women are becoming more vulnerable as tens of thousands of people suffer from infectious and water-borne diseases, as the total death toll from flooding surpassed 1,500.
    (Reuters, 9/16/22)

2022        Sep 17, In Costa Rica a bus crash late today caused by heavy rains left at least nine people dead. At least 30 people were missing.
    (Reuters, 9/18/22)
2022        Sep 17, In Nepal a landslide triggered by heavy rains killed 14 people. 10 people were left missing. The death toll soon rose to 22.
    (Reuters, 9/17/22)(Reuters, 9/18/22)

2022        Sep 18, In southwest China a bus crash killed 27 people and injured a further 20 in Guizhou province. They were in an official government health vehicle and were being transported for COVID reasons. Guizhou had recorded 712 new confirmed cases a day earlier, which made up around 70 percent of all new cases in China and was a big jump from 154 cases in the province the previous day.
    (Reuters, 9/18/22)
2022        Sep 18, Hurricane Fiona moved across Puerto Rico leaving it with a knocked-out energy grid, widespread flooding and continued heavy rains. President Biden approved an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico, authorizing federal agencies to coordinate disaster relief efforts. Fiona left 8 people dead in Puerto Rico.
    (NY Times, 9/19/22)(Reuters, 9/21/22)

2022        Sep 20, Pakistani officials said at least nine more people have died from water-borne diseases in flood-hit areas of the country, warning they risked losing control of the spread of infections in a crisis that UNICEF described as "beyond bleak".
    (Reuters, 9/20/22)

2022        Sep 21, Authorities in Pakistan said malaria cases are rampant in flood-ravaged regions, with the death toll from diseases reaching 324, adding that the situation may get out of control if required aid does not arrive soon. The devastating floods killed 17 more people in the past 48 hours, including nine children.
    (Reuters, 9/21/22)(AP, 9/21/22)

2022        Sep 22, Cambodian authorities rescued 18 people after a boat went down early today off the town of Sihanoukville. 23 Chinese nationals remained missing after their boat sank off the coastal town popular with tourists and gamblers.
    (Reuters, 9/23/22)
2022        Sep 22, El Salvador authorities said at least seven people have died and one was injured after rains triggered landslides.
    (Reuters, 9/22/22)
2022        Sep 22, A boat carrying migrants from Lebanon capsized off Syria's coast this afternoon killing at least 15 people. The death toll soon rose 95 people, including 24 children and 31 women.
    (AP, 9/22/22)((Reuters, 9/25/22)

2022        Sep 23, In Puerto Rico an estimated 926,500 homes and businesses were still without power, five days after Hurricane Fiona hit.
    (Reuters, 9/23/22)

2022        Sep 24, Authorities in India said powerful storms have killed at least 36 people including 12 who were struck by lightning in Uttar Pradesh state.
    (SSFC, 9/25/22, p.A8)

2022        Sep 25, In Bangladesh at least 24 people were killed and dozens were missing after a boat packed with Hindu devotees sank northern Panchagarh. This was the worst waterways disaster to hit the country in more than a year. The death toll soon rose to 61 with many passengers still missing.
    (Reuters, 9/25/22)(Reuters, 9/27/22)
2022        Sep 25, Canada's federal government sent in the armed forces to help clear fallen trees and debris, which will in turn open the way for crews to restore power in the wake of Fiona.
    (Reuters, 9/25/22)

2022        Sep 26, In central Kenya six people died and many injured after a six-storey building collapsed in Kiambu. The building was under construction when it came down.
    (AP, 9/26/22)
2022        Sep 26, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr conducted an aerial survey of damage brought by typhoon Noru, which left heavy flooding across several northern provinces as authorities rushed to get aid to thousands of evacuees. Five rescue workers were killed in Bulacan province.
    (Reuters, 9/26/22)

2022        Sep 28, In Brazil up to 15 people were missing and three are confirmed dead after a bridge collapsed in the northern state of Amazonas.
    (AP, 9/28/22)

2022        Sep 29, Rescuers in Florida struggled to reach stranded residents through record-high floodwaters as Ian continued to dump rain across a broad swath of the state, with forecasters warning of “life-threatening catastrophic flooding" in central Florida. At least 12 people were reported dead, with hundreds remaining unaccounted for, as officials began assessing the damage caused by Hurricane Ian. The death toll soon passed 100 and was expected to rise.
    (NY Times, 9/29/22)(NBC News, 9/30/22)(Reuters, 9/30/22)(Reuters, 10/3/22)
2022        Sep 29, A Haitian official said at least 12 prisoners in Haiti died for lack of food or medicine in the month ending in mid-September, adding the figure had likely risen since then due to a gang blockade that has created crippling fuel shortages.
    (Reuters, 9/29/22)
2022        Sep 30, Venezuelan authorities said they had recovered eight bodies after days of intense rains swelled rivers and unleashed flash floods, leaving at least three others missing.
    (Reuters, 9/30/22)

2022        Oct 1, Soccer fans in Indonesia rushed the field after a professional soccer match late today, prompting the police to fire tear gas into tightly packed crowds and setting off a stampede that killed at least 125 people.
    (NY Times, 10/2/22)

2022        Oct 2, The bodies of four migrants, who died on the Atlantic Ocean in an inflatable dinghy with 34 people on board, and a survivor were brought to Spain's Canary Islands.
    (Reuters, 10/3/22)

2022        Oct 3, In Puerto Rico an estimated 120,000 homes and businesses were still without power, two weeks after Hurricane Fiona caused an island-wide outage for its 3.3 million people.
    (Reuters, 10/3/22)

2022        Oct 4, In northern India at least ten people died and 20 others were missing in the Himalayas after a group of 41 mountaineers was hit by an avalanche in Uttarakhand. State. The death toll soon rose to 16.
    (Reuters, 10/4/22)(Reuters, 10/6/22)

2022        Oct 5, In India eight people died after flash floods hit a river in the eastern state of West Bengal in the latest incident of heavy seasonal rain causing havoc in South Asia.
    (Reuters, 10/6/22)

2022        Oct 6, It was reported that babies in Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region are dying in their first month of life at four times the rate before the war cut off access to most medical care for over 5 million people. Women were dying during pregnancy or within 42 days of giving birth at five times the rate before the war.
    (AP, 10/6/22)
2022        Oct 6, Two migrant boats splintered off Greek islands leaving at least 22 people dead and many still missing.
    (SFC, 10/7/22, p.A15)
2022        Oct 6, In northeastern Thailand Panya Khamrapm, a former police officer armed with a handgun and knife, attacked a child-care facility, killing 34 people, including 23 children.
    (Reuters, 10/7/22)

2022        Oct 7, In Ireland 10 people, including two teenagers and a younger girl, were killed in an explosion at a petrol station in the county of Donegal.
    (Reuters, 10/8/22)
2022        Oct 7, It was reported that shipwreck off the western Libyan city of Sabratha left at least 15 people dead.
    (AP, 10/7/22)
2022        Oct 7, In Nigeria at least 10 people died and another 60 are missing after a boat capsized in southeastern Anambra state. The death toll soon rose to 76.
    (Reuters, 10/8/22)(Reuters, 10/9/22)

2022        Oct 8, In India at least 12 people died and two were in critical condition after a bus caught fire in Nashik city in the western state of Maharashtra. Media reports said the bus caught fire after hitting a diesel tanker.
    (Reuters, 10/8/22)

2022        Oct 9, In north-central Venezuela heavy rains and landslides left at least 22 people dead and 52 missing in Las Tejerías.
    (NY Times, 10/9/22)

2022        Oct 10, Salvadoran authorities reported the deaths of three people due to Tropical storm Julia. Heavy rains were expected on parts of Central America and southern Mexico. At least six people have been killed in the region since Oct. 8, including one in Honduras and two in Nicaragua.
    (Reuters, 10/10/22)
2022        Oct 10, Tunisian fishermen recovered the bodies of eight migrants off the coast of the southern town of Zarzis, whose boat, carrying 18 people, is likely to have sunk at the end of last month.
    (Reuters, 10/10/22)

2022        Oct 11, Venezuelan Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said 43 people had been confirmed killed in recent flooding, while President Nicolas Maduro said earlier on state television as many as 100 may have died. Some 56 people were still reported missing.
    (Reuters, 10/11/22)

2022        Oct 13, In Cambodia at least 10 children were killed when an overloaded ferry that was carrying them home from school sank in the Mekong river.
    (SFC, 10/15/22, p.A11)
2022        Oct 13, Tunisia’s coast guard recovered the bodies of 15 migrants off the coast of Mahdia.
    (Reuters, 10/13/22)

2022        Oct 14, Thousands of people across Australia's southeast were asked to evacuate their homes, including some in a western suburb of Melbourne, after two days of incessant rains triggered flash flooding and fast-moving waters burst river banks.
    (Reuters, 10/14/22)
2022        Oct 14, In Chad hundreds of inhabitants of the capital N'Djamena have fled their homes due to massive flooding, leaving parts of the city navigable only by boat.
    (Reuters, 10/14/22)
2022        Oct 14, Nigerian government ministries said widespread flooding has killed more than 500 people, left around 90,000 homes under water and blocked food and fuel supplies.
    (Reuters, 10/14/22)
2022        Oct 14, In Turkey an explosion in a coal mine in northern Bartin province left at least 41 people dead.
    (Reuters, 10/15/22)

2022        Oct 15, In Australia emergency warnings remained in place for parts of the southeast as floods, sparked by days of heavy rain, impacted three states, with hundreds of people having to be rescued from floodwaters.
    (Reuters, 10/15/22)
2022        Oct 15, In Colombia at least 20 people were killed and 14 more injured when a bus crashed on a road between the southwestern cities of Pasto and Popayan.
    (Reuters, 10/15/22)
2022        Oct 15, In Iran a massive fire broke out at Evin prison, the notorious detention facility in the capital where hundreds of dissidents and political prisoners are held. At least 4 people were killed and 61 injured in the fire. The death toll soon rose to eight.
    (Reuters, 10/16/22)(Reuters, 10/17/22)

2022        Oct 17, It was reported that more than 600 people have died in the worst flooding that Nigeria has seen in a decade. Some 1.3 million people have been displaced, and more than 200,000 homes have been destroyed. The flooding was expected to continue until the end of November.
    (BBC, 10/17/22)
2022        Oct 17, A Russian fighter plane crashed into a residential building in the southern Russian city of Yeysk. The pilots ejected safely. 14 people were killed on the ground, including 3 people who jumped from a nine-story apartment building to escape a massive blaze.
    (Reuters, 10/17/22)(SFC, 10/19/22, p.A13)

2022        Oct 18, UNICEF said one child is being admitted for medical treatment for malnutrition every minute in Somalia as severe drought threatens to cause the deaths of children on a scale not seen in half a century.
    (Reuters, 10/18/22)

2022        Oct 21, In Wisconsin six people were confirmed dead in a predawn apartment fire in suburban Milwaukee. Authorities opened a criminal investigation for any clues that the blaze may have been deliberately set.
    (Reuters, 10/21/22)
2022        Oct 21, Indonesia's health minister said that the number of children who had died from acute kidney injury rose to 133 from the previously reported 99.
    (Reuters, 10/21/22)

2022        Oct 23, Australia's weather forecaster predicted heavy rain for large swaths of country's flood-hit south and east as a flood crisis continued in the two most populous states. The flooding has killed five people.
    (Reuters, 10/23/22)
2022        Oct 23, Roslyn, a powerful Category 3 hurricane, moved across west-central Mexico, dumping a life-threatening storm surge with damaging winds in its path. At least 3 people died from destruction caused by the storm.
    (Reuters, 10/24/22)

2022        Oct 24, Australia’s fourth flooding crisis in the east entered its third week. Authorities warned a wild weather system could persist until later this week and trigger renewed riverbank bursts.
    (Reuters, 10/24/22)

2022        Oct 25, Cyclone Sitrang roared into the Bangladesh coast, killing at least 15 people, destroying houses, uprooting trees and disrupting road, power and communication links.
    (Reuters, 10/26/22)
2022        Oct 25, In Egypt truck slammed into a minibus in the fertile Nile Delta region early today, killing at least 10 people. Officials blamed speeding for the crash; local media said women and children were among those killed.
    (AP, 10/25/22)
2022        Oct 25, In central Uganda at least eleven students died and six others were in critical condition after a fire early today in a school for the blind.
    (Reuters, 10/25/22)

2022        Oct 27, In Oklahoma 8 people were found dead at a home in Broken Arrow near Tulsa following a house fire. Police said they were investigating the matter as homicide.
    (NY Times, 10/27/22)

2022        Oct 28, Australia said it will spend A$800 million ($516 million) to repair, retrofit and buy back homes in the flood-prone northwest of the country's largest state as the region recovers from its third inundation this year.
    (Reuters, 10/28/22)
2022        Oct 28, Philippine search and rescue teams pulled bodies from water and thick mud, bringing to 42 the death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by tropical storm Nalgae, with dozens more feared buried. The death toll soon rose to 110 with 33 still missing.
    (Reuters, 10/28/22)(Reuters, 11/1/22)
2022        Oct 28, The UN's refugee agency said that destruction from flooding has displaced more than 3.4 million people in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Mali.
    (AP, 10/28/22)

2022        Oct 29, In Congo DRC 11 people were killed, including two police officers, in a crush at an overcrowded stadium concert in Kinshasa headlined by Congolese singer Fally Ipupa.
    (Reuters, 10/30/22)
2022        Oct 29, In South Korea at least 153 people, mostly in their teens and 20s were killed in a stampede in Seoul as a huge crowd poured into a central district the capital for Halloween festivities late today. The death toll soon rose to 154.
    (NY Times, 10/30/22)(Reuters, 10/31/22)

2022        Oct 30, In India at least 60 people were killed when a pedestrian bridge in the town of Morbi, Gujarat state, collapsed, plunging hundreds of people into the Machchhu River. The death toll soon rose to at least 135.
    (Reuters, 10/30/22)(Reuters, 11/1/22)

2022        Nov 1, Greece’s coast guard rescued 10 survivors after an overloaded sailboat carrying around 68 people capsized overnight in Kafireas Strait, between the islands of Evia and Andros. By the next day a 12th survivor were rescued and 20 bodies recovered. 36 people remained missing.
    (SFC, 11/2/22, p.A12)(SFC, 11/3/22, p.A11)

2022        Nov 4, Tornadoes tore through southeastern Oklahoma and Texas this evening, killing at least one, injuring others and leaving homes and buildings in ruins.
    (AP, 11/5/22)

2022        Nov 5, In Russia at least 13 people died after a fire broke out in a busy nightclub in the city of Kostroma 300 km (190 miles) north-east of Moscow.
    (Reuters, 11/5/22)

2022        Nov 10, In the Maldives at least 10 people were killed after a fire broke out in a building in Male that contained a repair shop and residential accommodation.
    (Reuters, 11/10/22)

2022        Nov 11, Storm Nicole crawled north, soaking parts of Georgia and the Carolinas with heavy rains and leaving in its wake four dead and a path of destroyed and teetering beachside homes and damaged hotels and condos along Florida's Atlantic coast.
    (Reuters, 11/11/22)

2022        Nov 12, In northern Egypt at least 21 people were killed and six others were injured when a bus fell into the Mansuriya canal in Aga town.
    (AP, 11/12/22)

2022        Nov 14, In Algeria a road accident killed 16 people, including 13 Guineans and one Malian.
    (Reuters, 11/14/22)

2022        Nov 15, In Australia hundreds of residents in the flood-ravaged southeast were rescued by helicopter and boat after rivers rose rapidly, cutting off entire towns and inundating houses, highways, bridges and farms.
    (Reuters, 11/15/22)
2022        Nov 15, In southern Egypt at least 14 people were killed in a road collision involving a minibus and a truck near the remote oasis village of Abu Minqa.
    (AP, 11/15/22)

2022        Nov 17, In the SF Bay Area a two-vehicle car crash on Highway 4 in Pittsburg left five people dead including three children.
    (SFC, 11/18/22, p.A2)
2022        Nov 17, In northern Iraq a heating gas tank exploded in a residential complex in Sulimaniyah, killing six people.
    (AP, 11/17/22)
2022        Nov 17, A fire, apparently fueled by stored gasoline, tore through a top-floor apartment in the Gaza Strip during a birthday party. 21 victims were members of the same family.
    (AP, 11/18/22)

2022        Nov 19, In Russia 9 people were found dead in the rubble of a five-storey apartment block that partially collapsed on the Pacific island of Sakhalin. The collapse appeared to have been caused by the explosion of a gas cylinder connected to a cooking stove.
    (Reuters, 11/19/22)

2022        Nov 21, In central China a fire swept through a two-story factory, killing 38 people in Anyang, Henan Province, in one of the most deadly fires in the country in recent years.
    (NY Times, 11/22/22)
2022        Nov 21, In Indonesia a strong, shallow 5.6 magnitude earthquake toppled buildings and walls on the densely populated island of Java West Java governor Ridwan Kamil said on Instagram that 162 people had been killed and 326 were injured. The death toll soon rose to 310 people, many of them children.
    (Reuters, 11/21/22)(Reuters, 11/25/22)

2022        Nov 24, In China a fire in a high-rise building in Urumqi killed 10 people.
    (Reuters, 11/26/22)

2022        Nov 26, In Italy a woman was found dead and around 10 people were still missing on the southern holiday island of Ischia after a landslide engulfed buildings during heavy rain. At least 8 people, including a newborn baby and two children, were killed in the landslide.
    (Reuters, 11/27/22)(Reuters, 11/29/22)

2022        Nov 27, In Cameroon a landslide in the capital Yaounde killed 15 people who were attending a funeral.
    (Reuters, 11/28/22)

2022        Nov 30, In northwestern Pakistani a gas blast at a coal mine killed nine workers in the Orakzai district. A team investigating the incident said gas sparks had caused the explosion.
    (Reuters, 11/30/22)

2022        Dec 3, In South Africa 14 people died after a flash flood in Johannesburg's Jukskei river swept away worshippers taking part in a church ceremony.
    (BBC, 12/4/22)

2022        Dec 4, In northwestern Colombia at least 27 people died when a landslide buried a bus in Risaralda province.
    (Reuters, 12/5/22)

2022        Dec 10, In southern India Cyclone Mandous killed at least four people overnight in the state of Tamil Nadu, as heavy rain and strong winds buffeted several districts damaging property and causing power outages.
    (Reuters, 12/10/22)
2022        Dec 10, On the island of Jersey, off the coast of northern France, at least one person was killed and a number of others were missing after an explosion early today at a block of flats.
    (Reuters, 12/10/22)

2022        Dec 12, The UN Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said more than 11,000 children have been killed or wounded in the conflict in Yemen since 2015.
    (Reuters, 12/12/22)

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