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Tanzania death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized ferry

Sep. 22, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — It was a stunning discovery. As rescue divers probed a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster and the death toll soared past 200, a man was found in an air pocket, alive. He was an engineer, regional commissioner John Mongella told reporters. As the badly overloaded...

The Latest: Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

Sep. 21, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence. A statement released by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's office said Friday evening that there are now 32 confirmed dead in that...

Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130

Sep. 21, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The death toll was above 130 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as a...

Florence-weary South Carolina could get more record flooding

Sep. 20, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — As rivers swollen to record levels started to recede Thursday in North Carolina, officials tried to head off potential environmental disasters and prepared for more record flooding downstream in South Carolina. Roads were still clogged with people trying to make it back to where the...

The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

Sep. 20, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on capsized ferry in Tanzania (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A regional official in Tanzania says 44 people are confirmed dead after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria.  John Mongella, the commissioner of Mwanza, says 37 people have been rescued after Thursday's...

The Latest: Ferry services resuming in North Carolina

Sep. 19, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 7:20 p.m. North Carolina transportation officials say ferry service for the public has resumed for several more coastal routes. In addition, the N.C. Department of Transportation said Wednesday two state ferries arrived in Southport late...

The Latest: Life normalizing in south China after typhoon

Sep. 17, 2018 8:59 AM EDT

ITOGON, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Life is gradually returning to normal along the hard-hit southern Chinese coast, where high-rises swayed, coastal hotels flooded and windows were blown out as a result of Typhoon Mangkhut. Rail, airline and ferry...

The Latest: Typhoon death toll now 69 in Philippines, China

Sep. 16, 2018 11:43 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Philippine and Chinese authorities say the death toll from a typhoon has risen to at least 69 with dozens missing. Mangkhut weakened to a tropical storm Monday morning as it moved deeper into southern China, where rain and strong...

Typhoon aims at south China after killing 28 in Philippines

Sep. 15, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut roared toward densely populated Hong Kong and southern China on Sunday after ravaging across the northern Philippines with ferocious winds and heavy rain that left at least 28 dead in landslides and collapsed houses. The strongest storm so far this year in...

Ferocious typhoon plows through rain-soaked Philippines

Sep. 15, 2018 12:35 AM EDT

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines' northeastern coast early Saturday, its ferocious winds and blinding rain ripping off tin roof sheets and knocking out power, and plowed through the agricultural region at the start of the onslaught. The typhoon made landfall...