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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Disaster

This year
Death toll from Afghanistan earthquakes doubles to more than 2,000 people
Yesterday’s magnitude 6.3 quake — followed by eight strong aftershocks — jolted hard-to-reach areas.
14 killed and 78 injured after earthquake hits western Afghanistan
There are predictions that the toll could rise significantly.
American and British scouts abandon jamboree in South Korea due to heatwave
An extreme heatwave has seen hundreds of scouts fall ill, forcing the government to deploy military doctors,
Andy Murray believes poster of Wimbledon greats was a ‘disaster’
The Scot highlighted the lack of prominence given to female stars.
Italy border police ‘under investigation over shipwreck that killed 94 migrants’
80 people survived but the known death toll was put at 94 after the incident in February.
Rescuers search for survivors after avalanche kills seven tourists and injures 11 in Himalayas
The ecologically sensitive Himalayan region, which has been severely affected by global warming, is prone to avalanches.
Rescuers search for dozens of missing people after deadly landslide in Indonesia
Prolonged torrential rain has caused flooding in different areas of the archipelago nation.
At least 36 dead from flooding and landslides in Brazil during weekend
Another 228 people were left homeless and 338 were evacuated in the coastal region north of the city of Sao Paulo.
Last year
At least 47 dead and dozens feared missing as storm and floods lash Philippines
The unusually heavy rains flooded several towns and outlying provinces in a mountainous region with marshy plains.
Boxing set for Olympic expulsion as IBA backs president Kremlev
The IOC says it is ‘extremely concerned’ by the outcome of an IBA extraordinary congress today.
South-west China quake leaves 21 dead and triggers landslides
The quake triggered landslides and shook buildings in the provincial capital of Chengdu.
One dead and nine missing after seaplane crash near Seattle
The crash happened in Mutiny Bay, off Whidbey Island, about 65 kilometres north-west of the city .
Firefighters battle to save national park as forest fires continue in Spain and Portugal
A wildfire in Spain burnt up 10,000 hectares of land and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people, regional officials say.
Part of Beirut’s port silos collapse on second anniversary of massive explosion
The northern block of the silos consisting of four towers had been slowly tilting for days.
Ukraine nuclear plant completely out of control and extremely dangerous, says UN nuclear expert
A mission is needed to prevent a potential Chernobyl-like accident from taking place as a result of repeated shelling and a lack of repairs.
Powerful earthquake hits northern Philippines
A 25-year-old construction worker died when the three-storey building he was working on collapsed.
Seven dead and more than 120 rescued from water after ferry fire in Philippines
Many of the 134 passengers and crew jumped into the water and were plucked from the sea by motorboats and cargo vessels.
Brazil mudslide death toll reaches 105 as dozens still missing
Floods and mudslides swept away homes and cars in the city of Petropolis.
All time
One dead and at least 70 missing after landslide at Myanmar jade mine
The disaster struck at a mine close to the Chinese border.
McIlroy's chances of glory at Hero World Challenge ruined by quadruple bogey
McIlroy is 18th after three rounds of the tournament in the Bahamas.
Haiti searches for survivors after earthquake kills more than 300 people
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti yesterday.
Three people die and hundreds injured in rare tornado in Czech Republic
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said it was a “huge tragedy”.
At least 16 dead and a quarter of a million homeless after floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka
There were heavy downpours in ten out of the country’s 25 districts.
Race to prevent environmental disaster as chemicals ship sinks off Sri Lanka
The Singapore-flagged MV X-Press Pearl started sinking off Colombo after authorities extinguished a fire that raged on the vessel for 12 days.
Irish youngster makes debut but Dubai trip comes back to bite Celtic in Hibs draw
Armstrong Oko-Flex, an Ireland U19 international, was sprung from the bench, but Celtic are now 21 points behind Rangers after a late Hibs leveller.
Women's Six Nations facing postponement due to escalating Covid crisis
The PA news agency understands tournament organisers have been forced to concede defeat in their bid to stage it in February and March.
Alexis Sanchez says he asked about an Arsenal return after first Man United training session
The now-Inter Milan player wanted out after just one session.
Emergency aid arrives in Beirut as city reels from massive explosion
Lebanon’s prime minister has called on “friendly countries” to lend their support.
Women's Euro 2021 set to be rescheduled after Euro 2020 postponement
Ireland are on track to qualify for the tournament which was due to be hosted by England next summer.
'I don't know what to say, I'm so upset' - Doheny suffers shock defeat in Dubai
Portlaoise’s former world champion was beaten via unanimous decision by unheralded Romanian Ionut Baluta.
Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight than ever before
The clock, which serves as a metaphor for global apocalypse, is now set at 100 seconds to midnight.
Labour leadership battle gets underway amid division in party after election defeat
Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, a potential leadership candidate, was forced to deny insulting voters.
Huge blow for Golden State as Steph Curry ruled out for at least three months
The six-time All-Star suffered a hand fracture in the Warriors’ defeat to Phoenix on Wednesday.
British duo disqualified from Olympic qualification race for crossing line together
Jess Learmonth and Georgia Taylor-Brown won’t be doing this again.
English frustrated by mid-race collision but qualifies for 800m final in Glasgow
The Donegal star’s appeal was successful after his 800m semi-final at the European Indoor Championships.
France players accountable for England 'disaster' - Camille Lopez
It was les Bleus’ heaviest defeat to an English side since 1911.
'I can’t imagine a worse death, between drowning and burning:' 40 years after the Whiddy Island disaster
The Memorial Service for the 51 people who died will be held at St Finbarr’s Church at 11am today.
Death toll now over 400 after Indonesian tsunami as clean water and medicine supplies dwindle
The latest death toll stood at 429, with 1,485 people injured.
Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll climbs to 373
The powerful tsunami struck without any warning on Saturday night,
Indonesia tsunami: Residents near volcano warned to stay away from beaches after 222 killed
At least 843 people have been injured too, officials said.