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Rescuers search for missing persons at the site of a landslide in Tsunagi town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan Monday, July 6, 2020. Rescue operations continued and rain threatened wider areas of the main island of Kyushu. (Takuto Kaneko/Kyodo News via AP)

40 dead in Japan floods, as more areas warned of heavy rain

Jul. 6, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The death toll from three days of heavy rain and flooding in southern Japan rose to 40 on Monday, including 14 who drowned at a riverside nursing home, as rescuers searched for 10 missing people and rain threatened wider areas of the main island of Kyushu, officials said. Army troops and other...

Boaters flag down authorities to a crashed seaplane near Powderhorn Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene on Sunday, July 5, 2020, south of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The downed plane can be seen in the right side of the image. Two people died in a plane crash Sunday over Lake Coeur d’Alene Sunday, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office told the Spokane Spokesman-Review. Investigators are checking initial reports that there were a total of eight passengers and crew on the two planes, the sheriff's office said in a statement Sunday night. (Stephanie Hammett/The Spokesman-Review via AP)

Sheriff: At least 2 killed in plane collision at Idaho lake

Jul. 6, 2020 6:55 AM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Two bodies have been pulled from Idaho's Lake Coeur d'Alene and as many as six other people are missing after two small planes collided above the water, authorities said. Witnesses described the planes colliding and crashing into the lake near Powderhorn Bay at around 2:20 p.m....

Boy, 6, dies after being pulled from NJ resort pool

Jul. 4, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old Philadelphia boy died after he was pulled from a pool at a resort on the New Jersey shore. Wildwood police and firefighters said emergency responders were called to Beachside Resort just before 6:30 p.m. Friday and took over from citizens at the scene who...

A backyard swimming pool, where three family members died Monday, stands behind a home Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in East Brunswick, N.J. Sixty-two-year-old Bharat Patel, his 33-year old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel and her 8-year-old daughter were found unresponsive by East Brunswick police responding to a 911 call from neighbors who heard screams. Police Lt. Frank Sutter told reporters police performed CPR when they arrived, but all three victims were pronounced dead at the scene. On Tuesday, the Middlesex County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office said it had concluded the deaths were by accidental drowning. (Alexander Lewis/The Asbury Park Press via AP)

Authorities ID 3 family members found dead in backyard pool

Jun. 23, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday identified three family members who died in their backyard swimming pool. Sixty-two-year-old Bharat Patel, his 33-year old daughter-in-law Nisha Patel and her 8-year-old daughter were found unresponsive in the above-ground pool Monday afternoon by East...

Coroner: 2 dead in reservoir died of cardiac event, drowning

Jun. 23, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

WILMORE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the deaths of two men found floating in a reservoir near a dam in western Pennsylvania earlier this month were due to a cardiac event and a drowning. The Cambria County coroner said Tuesday the two Mineral Point-area men were fishing from a bass boat on June 9 at the...

This June 22, 2020, image made from China's CCTV video shows rescue workers searching on the river banks in southwestern China's Chongqing province. Eight children drowned in a river in southwestern China after one fell in and the others jumped in to help, state media said Monday. (CCTV via AP)

8 young children drown in river in southwestern Chinese city

Jun. 22, 2020 2:03 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Eight children drowned in a river in southwestern China after one fell in and the others jumped in to help, state media said Monday. The children, described as elementary-school age, had gone to play at a beach Sunday on the Fu River, according to state broadcaster CCTV. Their bodies were...

Chinese state media say 8 elementary school students have drowned after one fell into a river and others tried to help

Jun. 21, 2020 9:24 PM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say 8 elementary school students have drowned after one fell into a river and others tried to help.

UN says bodies of 2 migrants, baby washed up on Libyan coast

Jun. 17, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The bodies of two African migrants and a 5-month-old boy who drowned in a shipwreck over the weekend were found on the coast of Libya, a U.N. official said Wednesday. Separately, the Libyan coast guard intercepted a ship with 130 Europe-bound migrants and returned them to Libya. Safa Msehli,...

UN says dozen migrants feared drowned in capsizing off Libya

Jun. 13, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A dozen people were missing and feared drowned off the coast of Libya on Saturday after a boat carrying around three dozen migrants bound for Europe capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, a U.N. official said. Safa Msehli, a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration, said the...

Body of man who fell into river while fishing found

May. 25, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a body found in a western Pennsylvania river over the Memorial Day weekend has been identified as a man who fell into the river while fishing near Pittsburgh more than a week ago. The Beaver County coroner's office identified the body found Saturday in the Ohio River near...