Latest Accidents and disasters News

2 people killed when vehicle crashes off county road

Jul. 15, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

HUDSON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say two people were killed when the vehicle they were in crashed off a Black Hawk County road. The crash occurred a little before 9:30 a.m. Sunday just southwest of Hudson. Deputies sent to the scene found the vehicle in a field and noted that it appeared to have rolled...

Pakistan says 22 missing in flash floods in Kashmir

Jul. 15, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Heavy rains triggered flash floods in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, leaving at least 22 people missing and feared dead, Pakistan's minister for disaster management in the disputed territory said Monday. Ahmed Raza Qadri said the flooding late Sunday also caused a great deal of...

Duluth pursuing study of toxic chemical after refinery blast

Jul. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — City leaders in Duluth, Minnesota, are taking steps to ensure that residents will be safe following the upcoming reconstruction of a refinery that exploded in neighboring Superior, Wisconsin. The Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior was rocked last April by a huge blast and fire. The...

Minor injuries after roof collapse at California casino

Jul. 15, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

GARDENA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say mostly minor injuries are reported after a roof collapsed in the lobby of a Los Angeles area casino. LA County Fire Department spokesman Marvin Lim says the agency received multiple calls Monday following the collapse at Larry Flynt's Lucky Lady Casino in Gardena....

Toddler struck, killed by father backing up vehicle

Jul. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

OTIS, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler was struck and killed in northwestern Oregon by a pickup truck his father backed out of the driveway. KOIN reports that emergency responders rushed to the home in Otis, Oregon, around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, authorities said in a release. The pickup's 51-year-old...

Person walking on I-205 struck, killed

Jul. 15, 2019 2:42 PM EDT
GLADSTONE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a person walking on Interstate 205 near Gladstone, Oregon, was struck and killed by a car. KOIN reports the crash happened early Monday. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office advised drivers to avoid the area.

10 Pakistani coal miners trapped after methane explosion

Jul. 15, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani rescue teams struggled to save 10 miners trapped in a coalmine after a methane gas explosion in the southwestern Baluchistan province, an official said Monday. One other miner had already been rescued because he was closer to the surface when the blast occurred late...

Truck carrying crane crashed into overpass on Maine Turnpike

Jul. 15, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A truck that was carrying a crane crashed into an overpass bridge, shutting down traffic on part of the Maine Turnpike. State police say the crane overturned on the Maine Turnpike in the northbound lane in South Portland during the late morning on Monday. They said northbound...

Police release name of child killed in crash

Jul. 15, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the young girl who died in a two-car crash in Massachusetts over the weekend. The Essex district attorney's office said Monday that the victim of the Saturday night crash in Lawrence was identified by family members as 11-year-old Taysha Rohena...

Weakened Barry unleashes a final blast of torrential rains

Jul. 15, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Depression Barry failed to unleash catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, but it still swamped parts of Louisiana with up to 17 inches (43 centimeters) of rain and transformed part of the Mississippi Delta into "an ocean." Although Barry was downgraded from a tropical storm...