Monday, March 30, 2020

Iran plane crashes killing 176 including 63 Canadians

Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 to Kyiv went down after taking off from Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran at 06:12 local time (02:42 GMT). The majority of passengers were from Iran and Canada. (BBC)
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  • Tsunami kills 222 in Indonesia, hundreds injured

    An eruption of one of the world's most infamous volcanic islands is believed to have triggered a tsunami that killed at least 222 people in Indonesia during a busy holiday weekend.

    Two firefighters among three dead in huge Paris explosion

    PARIS - Three people, including a Spanish woman and two firefighters, have been confirmed dead after a huge explosion rocked the centre of Paris leaving 50 Parisians injured, 10 critically. (The Express)

    US border officials were told to stop Iran-born travellers officer says

    US border officers working at Canadian border crossings were directed to stop travelers of Iranian descent for questioning following the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, an unnamed Customs and Border Patrol officer alleged in an email to an immigration attorney. (CNN)

    Around 70 trapped in China coronavirus quarantine hotel

    SHANGHAI - About 70 people were trapped on Saturday after a five-storey hotel being used for coronavirus quarantine collapsed in the port city of Quanzhou in southeast China, state media said. (Toronto Sun)

    1 dead, 6 injured as van jumps curb in NYC Chinatown

    NEW YORK - One person was killed and six others injured after an elderly man trying to parallel-park his minivan backed into a group of people near a food stand on Canal Street in Chinatown Monday, police said. (NY Post)

    Powerful quakes buckle Alaska roads trigger tsunami warning

    Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 shattered highways and rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas south of the city. (CBC)
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    ‘Unprecedented’: State of emergency in St. John’s

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital shut down on Friday as blizzard conditions descended on the city and residents prepared for an intense storm expected to last until Saturday. (Toronto  Sun)
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    ‘Too many bodies’: Thousands try to flee Dorian devastated Bahamas

    NASSAU - Hundreds of people fled the Bahamas island of Great Abaco by boat and plane on Friday and thousands more lined up to get on a cruise ship leaving neighboring Grand Bahama to escape the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. (Toronto Sun)

    3 siblings struck, killed by truck at bus stop

    ROCHESTER, Ind. - A nine-year-old girl and her twin six-year-old brothers were struck and killed by a pickup truck as they crossed a northern Indiana road to board a school bus before sunrise Tuesday, police said. A fourth child was critically injured and airlifted to a hospital.(Global News)
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