Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Accidents and Natural Disasters

Russian Plane Crashes in Black Sea with 92 People on Board

Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said Sunday that a total of 92 people were on board of a Tu-154 plane that crashed in the Black Sea.

Russian Plane Carrying Aerospace Forces Crash-Lands in Siberia with 39 on Board

A Russian Il-18 plane has crashed in Russia's Sakha Republic (Yakutia) on Monday. Early reports show that all passengers have survived.

Iran’s President Offers Condolences to Indonesia over Deadly Earthquake

In a message, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condoled with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo over the deaths caused by the deadly earthquake in the Southeast Asian state.

Iran Condoles with Pakistan over Plane Crash

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi offered condolences to Pakistan over a plane crash that killed all 48 people on board on Wednesday.

License Plates for Camels in Southern Iran!

Based on a new law in southern Iran, camel owners are obliged to install registration plates on their animals so that they can be identified in case of being involved in car accidents.

Chopper Crashes in Lake in Tehran, 2 Killed

A Bell 205 helicopter crashed in a lake west of Tehran on Tuesday, but all crew members have survived the accident.

Left-Over Landmine in Western Iran Injures Tractor Driver

An Iranian official says the explosion of a landmine remained from Iraq's imposed war on Iran in 1980-88 led to the injury of a man.

Iranian Lawmakers Preparing to Impeach Transport Minister

70 members of Iran’s Parliament have called for the impeachment of Transport Minister over the recent train collision, which killed at least 45.

Ali Daei Offers Condolences over Death of Brazilian Footballer in Plane Crash

Iran’s football legend Ali Daei has released a message of condolence over the death of Brazilian football player Filipe Machado in the recent Columbia plane crash.

Iran’s Railway Chief Resigns over Deadly Train Collision

Head of Iran’s railway resigned in a televised interview after a train crash that killed 49 people in Semnan province on Friday, offering an apology to the nation for the deadly incident.

5 Dead in Chopper Crash in Caspian Sea

A helicopter belonging to the IRGC and used by National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) crashed in the Caspian Sea early on Sunday.

Iran’s Leader Shows Reaction to Deadly Train Crash and ISIS Attack on Pilgrims

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei extended his condolences to the bereaved Iranian families who lost their beloved ones in the recent terrorist attack in Iraq and a train collision accident in Iran, and called on officials to probe into root causes of such incidents.

Death of Iranian Pilgrims in Iraq Overshadowed by Deadly Train Collision

The recent train crash in Iran’s Semnan Province has overshadowed the deaths of dozens of Iran pilgrims in a terrorist attack in Iraq.

Iran’s President and Judiciary Chief Order Action on Deadly Train Crash

Iranian authorities have urged executive and legal bodies to seriously pursue the recent deadly train collision in Iran’s Semnan province.

Two Trains Collide in North-Central Iran, Kill 45

More than 30 people have lost their lives and dozens of others have been injured after two passenger trains collided at a station in Iran’s north-central province of Semnan.

Scores Killed, Hundreds Injured in Cameroon Train Crash

Dozens were killed and hundreds wounded after crowded passenger train has gone off the tracks along the route that links capital Yaounde with economic hub Douala.

Hurricane Matthew Death Toll Nears 900 in Haiti

Hurricane Matthew's trail of destruction in Haiti stunned those emerging from the aftermath on Friday, with the number of dead soaring to 877, tens...

Petchem Accidents Not Caused by Cyber Attacks: Iranian Commander

Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali dismissed the notion that a number of recent incidents in the country’s petrochemical industry may have been the result of cyber attacks.

Blazes in Iran’s Petchem Plants Caused by Lack of Funding for HSE: Zanganeh

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the main reason behind recent blazes at a number of petrochemical complexes in the country is the failure of some private companies to provide funding for Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) parameters.

Fire at Mahshahr Petchem Complex Was an Environmental Warning

Vice-President and Head of Iran’s Department of Environment said the recent fire in Bou Ali Petrochemical Complex in southwestern Iran was a wakeup call on the importance of environmental issues and safety.

Leader Thanks Managers and Firemen Who Helped Contain Blaze at Iran’s Petchem Complex

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei thanked all managers and firefighters who helped extinguish a raging fire at Iran’s Bu Ali Sina petrochemical complex at the country’s southwestern province of Khuzestan.

Iran’s Petchem Complex to Resume Operation Within Weeks: Minister

The Iranian minister of petroleum says the country’s Bu Ali Sina Petrochemical Complex in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, which was hit by a raging fire earlier this week, will resume its operation within the next few weeks.

A bedside visit by the health minister to an acid attack victim

Iran’s health minister, who is a veteran ophthalmologist, has paid a third bedside visit to a 27-year-old woman who fell victim to an acid attack in Isfahan in late 2014.

Iranian police arrest 10 suspects over Isfahan acid attacks

The governor of Isfahan says a recent spate of acid attacks in the province had nothing to do with lack of compliance with the Islamic dress code.

A lifeline to victims of acid attacks

The vice-president said efforts are being made to allot a special budget for the treatment of the victims of recent acid attacks.

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