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Survivor found inside capsized Tanzania ferry; toll hits 167

Sep. 22, 2018 8:06 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official said Saturday, while coffins arrived for at least 167 victims and counting. An engineer was found near the engine of the upturned vessel, Mwanza regional commissioner...

Child drowns after boat with Syrians capsizes off Lebanon

Sep. 22, 2018 7:59 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's army says a child has drowned after a boat carrying 39 migrants hoping to get to Europe capsized off the northern Lebanese coast. The army says Saturday all other passengers were rescued off the coast of Akkar. The army says the Syrian migrants were being smuggled to Cyprus....

The Latest: Survivor found in Tanzania capsized ferry

Sep. 22, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on capsized Tanzanian ferry (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A Tanzanian official says a survivor has been found in a capsized ferry two days after the deadly disaster on Lake Victoria. Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella tells reporters that the engineer was found near...

Tanzanian official says survivor found in capsized ferry 2 days after deadly disaster on Lake Victoria

Sep. 22, 2018 7:02 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzanian official says survivor found in capsized ferry 2 days after deadly disaster on Lake Victoria.

Death toll in Tanzania ferry disaster rises to 167, official says, as coffins arrive at scene

Sep. 22, 2018 6:36 AM EDT
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Death toll in Tanzania ferry disaster rises to 167, official says, as coffins arrive at scene .

Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence's fury

Sep. 22, 2018 3:59 AM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence's latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas. It was their second evacuation in a week. They were among 100 people rescued with helicopters, boats and...

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

Sep. 22, 2018 12:09 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant Friday where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters. Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Friday the utility doesn't believe the breach at the...

When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

Sep. 21, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that's beginning to feel like it...

Flooding: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

Sep. 21, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River. Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said the utility doesn't believe the breach at the L.V....

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...