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President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday slipped while boarding the parade vehicle at the venue of the 2024 Democracy Day.


The President had approached the vehicle shortly after he arrived at the Eagles Square, Abuja venue of the programme.

Our correspondent observed that the President lost his footing momentarily as he was about to step onto the vehicle.

Nairaland 


President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday slipped while boarding the parade vehicle at the venue of the 2024 Democracy Day.


The President had approached the vehicle shortly after he arrived at the Eagles Square, Abuja venue of the programme.

Our correspondent observed that the President lost his footing momentarily as he was about to step onto the vehicle.

Nairaland 

Herbert Wigwe's death: I'm deeply Shaken – Saraki

Herbert Wigwe's death: I'm deeply Shaken – Saraki




A former president of the Nigeria Senate Dr Bukola Saraki has expressed his sadness over the unfortunate helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Herbert Wigwe, his wife and son in California, United States.



Saraki wrote:

I'm deeply shaken by the news of the helicopter crash in California that claimed the lives of my friend and brother, Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, his dear wife, son, and Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the Group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, alongside two others.


As the longtime CEO and Group Managing Director of Access Bank, Herbert was instrumental in transforming what was once a small commercial bank into one of the top five banks in the nation.


As we mourn his loss, we must view the passing of Herbert and these prominent individuals not just as a personal tragedy for their families but also as a significant loss for the business community and the nation at large.


May the Almighty grant solace to the Wigwe family, the Ogunbanjo family, the Access Bank Group, and all families affected by this tragedy.




A former president of the Nigeria Senate Dr Bukola Saraki has expressed his sadness over the unfortunate helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Herbert Wigwe, his wife and son in California, United States.



Saraki wrote:

I'm deeply shaken by the news of the helicopter crash in California that claimed the lives of my friend and brother, Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, his dear wife, son, and Abimbola Ogunbanjo, the Group Chairman of Nigerian Exchange Group Plc, alongside two others.


As the longtime CEO and Group Managing Director of Access Bank, Herbert was instrumental in transforming what was once a small commercial bank into one of the top five banks in the nation.


As we mourn his loss, we must view the passing of Herbert and these prominent individuals not just as a personal tragedy for their families but also as a significant loss for the business community and the nation at large.


May the Almighty grant solace to the Wigwe family, the Ogunbanjo family, the Access Bank Group, and all families affected by this tragedy.

CEO of Access Bank, Mr Herbert Wigwe, wife and son died in Helicopter Crash in California USA

CEO of Access Bank, Mr Herbert Wigwe, wife and son died in Helicopter Crash in California USA

Rivers Born Billionaire, who is the Co-founder & CEO of Access Bank, Mr Herbert Wigwe just Passed on.


He Dรญed in a Helicopter Crash in California USA today, along with his wife and only son.


The tragic development on Saturday, as other sources, helicopter carrying Herbert Wigwe, the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Holding, and five other people crashed around the California-Nevada Border.


Though no official confirmation has been made from the bank holding company as at press time, sources with knowledge of the matter, however, confirmed to newsmen that Herbert Wigwe was on board the helicopter but cannot ascertain whether his wife or children were involved.

This is such a terrible news, especially for Access family... Access bank may never remain the same.


In his Lifetime,

He was One of Nigeria's Wealthiest Individuals,

As Well as One of Our biggest Charity Donors.


He Also Founded the Wigwe University,

Isiokpo.


May God Almighty Comfort & Preserve his Family.


Credit: Dan Madu (Facebook handle)

Rivers Born Billionaire, who is the Co-founder & CEO of Access Bank, Mr Herbert Wigwe just Passed on.


He Dรญed in a Helicopter Crash in California USA today, along with his wife and only son.


The tragic development on Saturday, as other sources, helicopter carrying Herbert Wigwe, the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Holding, and five other people crashed around the California-Nevada Border.


Though no official confirmation has been made from the bank holding company as at press time, sources with knowledge of the matter, however, confirmed to newsmen that Herbert Wigwe was on board the helicopter but cannot ascertain whether his wife or children were involved.

This is such a terrible news, especially for Access family... Access bank may never remain the same.


In his Lifetime,

He was One of Nigeria's Wealthiest Individuals,

As Well as One of Our biggest Charity Donors.


He Also Founded the Wigwe University,

Isiokpo.


May God Almighty Comfort & Preserve his Family.


Credit: Dan Madu (Facebook handle)

#PHOTOS; Oyo State LP Secretary Ogunlana Gabriel in a Ghastly Motor Accident, Hospitalized

#PHOTOS; Oyo State LP Secretary Ogunlana Gabriel in a Ghastly Motor Accident, Hospitalized


 The secretary of Labour Party in Oyo State, Comrade Gabriel Ogunlana survived a ghastly motor accident in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.


The tragic incident happened Thursday 25th November 2023, a day after the Labour Party's presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi was glamorously welcomed in a powerful rally in Ibadan.


Ogunlana

Although, Ogunlana survived the accident unhurt but he is currently receiving medical attentions and check up in an undisclosed hospital in the state.


More photos from the accident scene;











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 The secretary of Labour Party in Oyo State, Comrade Gabriel Ogunlana survived a ghastly motor accident in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.


The tragic incident happened Thursday 25th November 2023, a day after the Labour Party's presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi was glamorously welcomed in a powerful rally in Ibadan.


Ogunlana

Although, Ogunlana survived the accident unhurt but he is currently receiving medical attentions and check up in an undisclosed hospital in the state.


More photos from the accident scene;











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Ikoyi Building Collapse: Anambra Election more important than any Nigerian life

Ikoyi Building Collapse: Anambra Election more important than any Nigerian life


Who still remembers in 2016 when around 33 Miners were trapped in a collapsed remote village mine of Chile?


The Country mobilised all forces and the President went all out in search of the most possible technology around the world to rescue them.


Even the Queen of England sent her special capsules engineers to assist.


 Help came from every advanced world. I was glued to my television - and hoped the efforts worked. They were rescued - after several days. 


Nearly a hundred persons are currently trapped in a collapsed 21 storey building in Lagos City of Nigeria. Not in any remote village. 


Day by day, the figure of dead bodies excavated from the rubble keep increasing. As I type, the 36th dead Nigerian has been picked out.


The supposed President of Nigeria is nowhere near the boarders. The Governor is on the telly ranting.


The Federal Army and Forces are all in Anambra State prosecuting a Jihad, instead.


In UK, US and every other country you could think off, when calamities of this nature occurs, you will realise that being in the Army is not just for carrying guns.


If Rivers overflow in England, the Army is called in to assist. As Covid-19 ravaged, the Army built and equipped the largest Nightangle Hospital in Stafford. As the Country ran short of lorry drivers, the Army took to the wheels.


The only time you never saw the army is during a democratic exercise like Elections. No, not even in the most controversial Brexit elections.


Unfortunately, in the 21st century Nigeria, the Army conduct elections. And the Anambra Election, in particular, is far more important than any Nigerian life. You must know why, by now .


©️ Iyiachukwu G C Achukwu




Note: The Lagos State government on disclosed that 42 deaths and 15 survivors have been recorded so far from the building collapse on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.


Who still remembers in 2016 when around 33 Miners were trapped in a collapsed remote village mine of Chile?


The Country mobilised all forces and the President went all out in search of the most possible technology around the world to rescue them.


Even the Queen of England sent her special capsules engineers to assist.


 Help came from every advanced world. I was glued to my television - and hoped the efforts worked. They were rescued - after several days. 


Nearly a hundred persons are currently trapped in a collapsed 21 storey building in Lagos City of Nigeria. Not in any remote village. 


Day by day, the figure of dead bodies excavated from the rubble keep increasing. As I type, the 36th dead Nigerian has been picked out.


The supposed President of Nigeria is nowhere near the boarders. The Governor is on the telly ranting.


The Federal Army and Forces are all in Anambra State prosecuting a Jihad, instead.


In UK, US and every other country you could think off, when calamities of this nature occurs, you will realise that being in the Army is not just for carrying guns.


If Rivers overflow in England, the Army is called in to assist. As Covid-19 ravaged, the Army built and equipped the largest Nightangle Hospital in Stafford. As the Country ran short of lorry drivers, the Army took to the wheels.


The only time you never saw the army is during a democratic exercise like Elections. No, not even in the most controversial Brexit elections.


Unfortunately, in the 21st century Nigeria, the Army conduct elections. And the Anambra Election, in particular, is far more important than any Nigerian life. You must know why, by now .


©️ Iyiachukwu G C Achukwu




Note: The Lagos State government on disclosed that 42 deaths and 15 survivors have been recorded so far from the building collapse on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

Fire Service Lauds EFCC's Safety Protocols

Fire Service Lauds EFCC's Safety Protocols


The Gombe Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been commended for putting in place fire prevention protocols in the Zonal office situated in G.R.A Gombe,Gombe State.

The Chief Fire Officer of the Federal Fire Service, Gombe State Command, Assistant Comptroller of Fire , Ayuba Jonah Shoe represented by the Chief Superintendent of Fire, Usman Yinusa gave the commendation on Friday, August 13, 2021 during a working visit to the zonal office.


“ I commend you for your efforts so far in putting in place adequate fire security protocols such as fire extinguishers but I must say that more of such and other measures are needed to be in place considering the quantum and quality of information at your disposal.”

“ We are here to assess what is on ground and the level of compliance to fire safety precautions and we appreciate that these are old buildings, however, a lot needs to be done that were not done while the building was being constructed, and that is why we always advise that even before any building is constructed, the fire service needs to be consulted for professional advice regard fire safety measures”.


The Fire Boss who was taken round the premises to inspect fire prevention facilities, promised to help EFCC in fashioning out a comprehensive fire prevention protocols in in line with international best practices.

In his remark, the Zonal Commander, Babashani Umar Sanda, represented by the Deputy Commander,Sunday Ofen – Imu, thanked the delegation for the visit which he says was timely.


Source: EFCC

The Gombe Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been commended for putting in place fire prevention protocols in the Zonal office situated in G.R.A Gombe,Gombe State.

The Chief Fire Officer of the Federal Fire Service, Gombe State Command, Assistant Comptroller of Fire , Ayuba Jonah Shoe represented by the Chief Superintendent of Fire, Usman Yinusa gave the commendation on Friday, August 13, 2021 during a working visit to the zonal office.


“ I commend you for your efforts so far in putting in place adequate fire security protocols such as fire extinguishers but I must say that more of such and other measures are needed to be in place considering the quantum and quality of information at your disposal.”

“ We are here to assess what is on ground and the level of compliance to fire safety precautions and we appreciate that these are old buildings, however, a lot needs to be done that were not done while the building was being constructed, and that is why we always advise that even before any building is constructed, the fire service needs to be consulted for professional advice regard fire safety measures”.


The Fire Boss who was taken round the premises to inspect fire prevention facilities, promised to help EFCC in fashioning out a comprehensive fire prevention protocols in in line with international best practices.

In his remark, the Zonal Commander, Babashani Umar Sanda, represented by the Deputy Commander,Sunday Ofen – Imu, thanked the delegation for the visit which he says was timely.


Source: EFCC

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF ADEYINKA DANIEL, 200 LEVEL STUDENT OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AKURE

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF ADEYINKA DANIEL, 200 LEVEL STUDENT OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AKURE


The Management of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA expresses deep sadness at the demise of one of its students, Adeyinka Daniel, 200 level, Software Engineering, in the early hours of August 3, 2021 following an automobile incident along Oyemekun Road Akure. We commiserate and identify with family , friends and fellow students of the deceased on this very painful loss of a promising student.
The university is particularly saddened by the circumstances leading to his death.

From available information the deceased student along with others were involved in an accident outside the campus around 10 PM on August 2, 2021. They were first taken to a private hospital where doctors battled to save their lives. Four of the students were stabilized but Daniel’s condition remained critical. When the condition of the student deteriorated the doctor at the Private Hospital referred him to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo for expert intervention.

At that time the parents of the student and some relations had joined him at the Private Hospital and it was decided, because of time factor, to bring him to the University Health Centre. The deceased student was brought to the University Health Centre at 3.20 AM and the doctor on duty promptly attended to the student in the car of the parents. According to him, all resuscitative efforts proved abortive; there was no cardiac activity and response to any stimuli. And by 3.40 AM he declared that he was brought in clinically dead. The doctor offered to take the boy to the morgue with the University Ambulance but the parents declined electing to take him home ostensibly for burial.

The Medical report from the Private Hospital which was brought along with him indicates that the student was clinically non responsive by 1.30 AM well before they got to the University Health Centre at 3.20 AM.

The death is unfortunate and regrettable.

The University has ordered an immediate review of the incident in order to ascertain the circumstances leading to it .
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased student. The University is also monitoring the state of treatment of the other students who were also involved in the unfortunate accident.

We pray that the Almighty God will grant the family and friends of the deceased the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Mr Richard Arifalo
Registrar, FUTA
August 3,2021

The Management of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA expresses deep sadness at the demise of one of its students, Adeyinka Daniel, 200 level, Software Engineering, in the early hours of August 3, 2021 following an automobile incident along Oyemekun Road Akure. We commiserate and identify with family , friends and fellow students of the deceased on this very painful loss of a promising student.
The university is particularly saddened by the circumstances leading to his death.

From available information the deceased student along with others were involved in an accident outside the campus around 10 PM on August 2, 2021. They were first taken to a private hospital where doctors battled to save their lives. Four of the students were stabilized but Daniel’s condition remained critical. When the condition of the student deteriorated the doctor at the Private Hospital referred him to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo for expert intervention.

At that time the parents of the student and some relations had joined him at the Private Hospital and it was decided, because of time factor, to bring him to the University Health Centre. The deceased student was brought to the University Health Centre at 3.20 AM and the doctor on duty promptly attended to the student in the car of the parents. According to him, all resuscitative efforts proved abortive; there was no cardiac activity and response to any stimuli. And by 3.40 AM he declared that he was brought in clinically dead. The doctor offered to take the boy to the morgue with the University Ambulance but the parents declined electing to take him home ostensibly for burial.

The Medical report from the Private Hospital which was brought along with him indicates that the student was clinically non responsive by 1.30 AM well before they got to the University Health Centre at 3.20 AM.

The death is unfortunate and regrettable.

The University has ordered an immediate review of the incident in order to ascertain the circumstances leading to it .
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the deceased student. The University is also monitoring the state of treatment of the other students who were also involved in the unfortunate accident.

We pray that the Almighty God will grant the family and friends of the deceased the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Mr Richard Arifalo
Registrar, FUTA
August 3,2021

Festival Turns to Horrific Tragedy, 45 Trampled to Death in Northern Israel

Festival Turns to Horrific Tragedy, 45 Trampled to Death in Northern Israel

Chaos as Rescue Workers Struggle to Save Lives; Netanyahu Proclaims National Day of Mourning

Over 100 others injured in stampede in annual pilgrimage to revered rabbi’s grave


Authorities are investigating the cause, but it appears it was the result of a slippery staircase.



By Paul Shindman, World Israel News


At least 45 people died and over one hundred were injured, many of the critically, when people stampeded at the annual Lag B’Omer pilgrimage in northern Israel.

The largest mass event in Israel since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic suddenly turned into one of the country’s greatest disasters. An estimated 100,000-200,000 people were crowded at Mt. Meron in the northern Galilee area when some may have slipped backwards, starting a domino effect and causing people to flee in panic.

“Magen David Adom EMTs and paramedics are treating 103 injured of which 38 in critical condition in the field, 6 in critical condition who were evacuated to the hospitals, 18 in serious condition, 2 in moderate condition and 39 in mild condition,” said Nadav Matzner, a spokesman for the national emergency ambulance service.

 

The IDF said it brought in Israel Air Force helicopters and its air rescue unit to evacuate the wounded to hospitals around the country, with soldiers from the Homefront Command and medical teams from the north of the country responding to the scene.


“I was on duty when I saw dozens of people fall on top of one another during the collapse,” said Yehuda Gottleib, a volunteer EMT with the United Hatzalah rescue organization, who was one of the first responders at the scene. “A large number of them were crushed and lost consciousness.


“I immediately requested backup from the on-site dispatchers and told them to send as many additional volunteers and medical personnel as they could to the scene and that we had dozens of injuries,” Gottleib said.


“This is one of the worst tragedies that I have ever experienced. I have not seen anything like this since I entered into the field of emergency medicine back in 2000,” said United Hatzalah vice president Lazar Hyman.


A United Hatzalah official said dozens of medical teams performed CPR on the victims who were crushed, while others treated more than 100 people who were injured with varying degrees of severity.

 

Due to the nature of the incident, members of the Pychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit were dispatched as well in order to deal with those who are suffering from shock and emotional stress reactions, the rescue organization said


“A heavy disaster on Mount Meron. We all pray for the recovery of the injured,” tweeted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


Many mark Lag B’Omer by visiting Bar Yochai’s gravesite as well as by kindling bonfires that symbolize the spiritual light brought into the world by the sage through his prominent Kabbalistic work known as the Zohar, eventually compiled in Spain some 1000 years later.


In Washington, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan sent the first American response.


“Our hearts go out to the people of Israel tonight following the terrible tragedy at Mount Meron. We offer our condolences to the families and friends who lost loved ones in this disaster, and wish a full and swift recovery to those injured,” Sullivan tweeted.


“The Ministry of Health and I have been following the terrible Meron disaster since nightfall,” tweeted Health Minister Yuli Edelstein. “Hospitals and rescue organizations are doing sacred work to care for the injured. Our hearts go out to the families of those killed in this difficult time


The crowds of mostly ultra-Orthodox Jews were making the annual pilgrimage to Israel’s Mount Meron to be near the gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yocha


According to tradition, Bar Yochai’s death occurred on Lag B’Omer, translated as “the 33rd day of the Omer,” which, according to the Hebrew calendar, is on the 18th day of Iyar. The Omer comprises a period of seven complete weeks starting from the second night of Passover and ending at the Jewish Festival of Weeks, known as Shavuot.

Chaos as Rescue Workers Struggle to Save Lives; Netanyahu Proclaims National Day of Mourning

Over 100 others injured in stampede in annual pilgrimage to revered rabbi’s grave


Authorities are investigating the cause, but it appears it was the result of a slippery staircase.



By Paul Shindman, World Israel News


At least 45 people died and over one hundred were injured, many of the critically, when people stampeded at the annual Lag B’Omer pilgrimage in northern Israel.

The largest mass event in Israel since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic suddenly turned into one of the country’s greatest disasters. An estimated 100,000-200,000 people were crowded at Mt. Meron in the northern Galilee area when some may have slipped backwards, starting a domino effect and causing people to flee in panic.

“Magen David Adom EMTs and paramedics are treating 103 injured of which 38 in critical condition in the field, 6 in critical condition who were evacuated to the hospitals, 18 in serious condition, 2 in moderate condition and 39 in mild condition,” said Nadav Matzner, a spokesman for the national emergency ambulance service.

 

The IDF said it brought in Israel Air Force helicopters and its air rescue unit to evacuate the wounded to hospitals around the country, with soldiers from the Homefront Command and medical teams from the north of the country responding to the scene.


“I was on duty when I saw dozens of people fall on top of one another during the collapse,” said Yehuda Gottleib, a volunteer EMT with the United Hatzalah rescue organization, who was one of the first responders at the scene. “A large number of them were crushed and lost consciousness.


“I immediately requested backup from the on-site dispatchers and told them to send as many additional volunteers and medical personnel as they could to the scene and that we had dozens of injuries,” Gottleib said.


“This is one of the worst tragedies that I have ever experienced. I have not seen anything like this since I entered into the field of emergency medicine back in 2000,” said United Hatzalah vice president Lazar Hyman.


A United Hatzalah official said dozens of medical teams performed CPR on the victims who were crushed, while others treated more than 100 people who were injured with varying degrees of severity.

 

Due to the nature of the incident, members of the Pychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit were dispatched as well in order to deal with those who are suffering from shock and emotional stress reactions, the rescue organization said


“A heavy disaster on Mount Meron. We all pray for the recovery of the injured,” tweeted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


Many mark Lag B’Omer by visiting Bar Yochai’s gravesite as well as by kindling bonfires that symbolize the spiritual light brought into the world by the sage through his prominent Kabbalistic work known as the Zohar, eventually compiled in Spain some 1000 years later.


In Washington, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan sent the first American response.


“Our hearts go out to the people of Israel tonight following the terrible tragedy at Mount Meron. We offer our condolences to the families and friends who lost loved ones in this disaster, and wish a full and swift recovery to those injured,” Sullivan tweeted.


“The Ministry of Health and I have been following the terrible Meron disaster since nightfall,” tweeted Health Minister Yuli Edelstein. “Hospitals and rescue organizations are doing sacred work to care for the injured. Our hearts go out to the families of those killed in this difficult time


The crowds of mostly ultra-Orthodox Jews were making the annual pilgrimage to Israel’s Mount Meron to be near the gravesite of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yocha


According to tradition, Bar Yochai’s death occurred on Lag B’Omer, translated as “the 33rd day of the Omer,” which, according to the Hebrew calendar, is on the 18th day of Iyar. The Omer comprises a period of seven complete weeks starting from the second night of Passover and ending at the Jewish Festival of Weeks, known as Shavuot.

Iran Fingered Again: Israeli-Owned Cargo Ship hit by missiles in the Arabian Sea

Iran Fingered Again: Israeli-Owned Cargo Ship hit by missiles in the Arabian Sea


On Thursday, an Isreali owned cargo ship was damaged by a missile in the Arabian Sea.

The attack was suspected to have been carried out and or sponsored by Iran, an Israeli security official said.


According to the official who spoke on condition of anonymity as reported by reuters, said the ship was on its way from Tanzania to India and was able to continue its voyage after the attack.

While the official did not provide further details, an Israel's Ynet news website said the ship sailing under a Liberian flag did not sustain serious damage.

Also Channel 12 news reported the ship is owned by XT Management, based in the port city of Haifa. Reuters said it could not reach officials at the company for comment.

Tel Aviv officials had no official comment yet as the Thursday incident comes about a month after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran for an explosion aboard an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman.

The vehicle-carrier MV Helios Ray was hit between the night of Feb 25 and morning of Feb. 26 by a blast above the water line that a U.S official said ripped holes in both sides of its hull. An Israeli official said limpet mines were used.

Iran denied involvement at the time. “We strongly reject this accusation,” said Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry in Tehran.



On Thursday, an Isreali owned cargo ship was damaged by a missile in the Arabian Sea.

The attack was suspected to have been carried out and or sponsored by Iran, an Israeli security official said.


According to the official who spoke on condition of anonymity as reported by reuters, said the ship was on its way from Tanzania to India and was able to continue its voyage after the attack.

While the official did not provide further details, an Israel's Ynet news website said the ship sailing under a Liberian flag did not sustain serious damage.

Also Channel 12 news reported the ship is owned by XT Management, based in the port city of Haifa. Reuters said it could not reach officials at the company for comment.

Tel Aviv officials had no official comment yet as the Thursday incident comes about a month after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran for an explosion aboard an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman.

The vehicle-carrier MV Helios Ray was hit between the night of Feb 25 and morning of Feb. 26 by a blast above the water line that a U.S official said ripped holes in both sides of its hull. An Israeli official said limpet mines were used.

Iran denied involvement at the time. “We strongly reject this accusation,” said Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry in Tehran.


Croatia hit by 6.2 magnitude earthquake: EMSC

Croatia hit by 6.2 magnitude earthquake: EMSC

Slovenia nuclear plant shut as precaution after Croatia earthquake: spokeswoman




A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Croatia on Tuesday, the USGS reported, tearing down buildings in the central town of Petrinja.

It is the largest earthquake so far to hit the country this year. It is several tens of km South of #Zagreb. Such an earthquake can generate significant damage at close epicentral distances. They were hit by an earthquake with a 5.2 magnitude esterday, and just now again they were hit by an earthquake with a 6.3 magnitude.





Buildings shook and collapsed into the streets below. Local media has reported significant damage to buildings following the tremor, thought to be the largest to have struck the country so far this year.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said it measured 6.3 in magnitude, hitting 46 kilometers southeast of Zagreb.

Rescuers have flocked to the scene as reports emerged of at least one fatality so far, with local media claiming a mother is in shock having lost her son in the disaster.


Croatian outlet Jutarnji reported that 'half the city' has been destroyed as Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkoviฤ‡, announced he was heading to the disaster zone.


And 300 soldiers have been dispatched to the epicentre in Petrinja, as the town's mayor confirmed there have been deaths.

Local Mayor Darinko Dumbovic said that a children’s kindergarten had collapsed in the tremor.

He said: "We are pulling people out of the car, we don't know because we have dead and wounded, I also heard that the kindergarten collapsed, but fortunately there were no children in the kindergarten, while the other children managed to save them."

Footage shared on social media shows buildings severely damaged by the disaster.

A clip posted online shows collapsed roofs and rubble strewn across a street as crowds gather to inspect the aftermath.

Petrinja has already been hard hit by an earthquake this week, with one rocking the town on Monday.

Regional N1 television showed footage today of the disaster aftermath, with a building collapsed and smashed into cars below.

The earthquake is understood to have been felt throughout the country and in neighbouring Serbia and Bosnia.

It misunderstood that the Krลกko nuclear power station has suspended operations as preventive measure after quake.

Local media in Croatia has reported ‘some injuries’ but the severity is yet unknown.

The Croatian Red Cross has dispatched rescuers to the scene, adding that it is a "very serious" situation.

They tweeted: "Strong earthquake again. The situation in Petrinja is very serious. The Red Crisis teams are on the field."



As this is the second earthquake in two days for the Croatian town, following a 5.2 tremor felt yesterday. A clip shared by the Red Cross showed a glimpse of the damage, with bricks and debris lining a road as volunteers come to the aid of a passerby.

Elsewhere officials in high-vis jackets can be seen inspecting the aftermath as rescuers frantically work to assess the damage.

The strength of the tremor was caught on film, as a clip has been shared online showing politicians interrupted by a shaking building. Several appear to flee the room as the earthquake takes hold.

Zagreb has since been left without electricity with trams stranded in the streets.

Slovenia nuclear plant shut as precaution after Croatia earthquake: spokeswoman




A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Croatia on Tuesday, the USGS reported, tearing down buildings in the central town of Petrinja.

It is the largest earthquake so far to hit the country this year. It is several tens of km South of #Zagreb. Such an earthquake can generate significant damage at close epicentral distances. They were hit by an earthquake with a 5.2 magnitude esterday, and just now again they were hit by an earthquake with a 6.3 magnitude.





Buildings shook and collapsed into the streets below. Local media has reported significant damage to buildings following the tremor, thought to be the largest to have struck the country so far this year.

The European Mediterranean Seismological Centre said it measured 6.3 in magnitude, hitting 46 kilometers southeast of Zagreb.

Rescuers have flocked to the scene as reports emerged of at least one fatality so far, with local media claiming a mother is in shock having lost her son in the disaster.


Croatian outlet Jutarnji reported that 'half the city' has been destroyed as Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkoviฤ‡, announced he was heading to the disaster zone.


And 300 soldiers have been dispatched to the epicentre in Petrinja, as the town's mayor confirmed there have been deaths.

Local Mayor Darinko Dumbovic said that a children’s kindergarten had collapsed in the tremor.

He said: "We are pulling people out of the car, we don't know because we have dead and wounded, I also heard that the kindergarten collapsed, but fortunately there were no children in the kindergarten, while the other children managed to save them."

Footage shared on social media shows buildings severely damaged by the disaster.

A clip posted online shows collapsed roofs and rubble strewn across a street as crowds gather to inspect the aftermath.

Petrinja has already been hard hit by an earthquake this week, with one rocking the town on Monday.

Regional N1 television showed footage today of the disaster aftermath, with a building collapsed and smashed into cars below.

The earthquake is understood to have been felt throughout the country and in neighbouring Serbia and Bosnia.

It misunderstood that the Krลกko nuclear power station has suspended operations as preventive measure after quake.

Local media in Croatia has reported ‘some injuries’ but the severity is yet unknown.

The Croatian Red Cross has dispatched rescuers to the scene, adding that it is a "very serious" situation.

They tweeted: "Strong earthquake again. The situation in Petrinja is very serious. The Red Crisis teams are on the field."



As this is the second earthquake in two days for the Croatian town, following a 5.2 tremor felt yesterday. A clip shared by the Red Cross showed a glimpse of the damage, with bricks and debris lining a road as volunteers come to the aid of a passerby.

Elsewhere officials in high-vis jackets can be seen inspecting the aftermath as rescuers frantically work to assess the damage.

The strength of the tremor was caught on film, as a clip has been shared online showing politicians interrupted by a shaking building. Several appear to flee the room as the earthquake takes hold.

Zagreb has since been left without electricity with trams stranded in the streets.

Sri Lanka indicts skipper of fire-stricken oil tanker

Sri Lanka indicts skipper of fire-stricken oil tanker


(AFP) Sri Lanka on Thursday indicted the Greek skipper of a fire-damaged supertanker for causing an oil spill and failing to report the environmental damage to the island's waters.

The Panamanian-registered New Diamond, travelling from Kuwait to India with 270,000 tonnes of crude oil, was passing by Sri Lanka's east coast when the fire broke out on September 3. Firefighters succeeded in putting out the blaze, and the crude remained unaffected but some of the tanker's fuel leaked.

Attorney-General Dappula de Livera filed charges against Steiros Ilas Kardany in the Colombo High Court under two counts that carry a maximum penalty of 20 million rupees ($108,000).

A date for a hearing is yet to be announced. The fire started after an engine room boiler exploded, killing one crew member. The remaining crew of 22, including the skipper, were rescued and are currently in Sri Lanka.

The stricken tanker was towed to Sharjah's Khorfakkan port in the United Arab Emirates after the owners paid Sri Lanka a claim of $2.38 million for dousing the fire.


© 2020 AFP

(AFP) Sri Lanka on Thursday indicted the Greek skipper of a fire-damaged supertanker for causing an oil spill and failing to report the environmental damage to the island's waters.

The Panamanian-registered New Diamond, travelling from Kuwait to India with 270,000 tonnes of crude oil, was passing by Sri Lanka's east coast when the fire broke out on September 3. Firefighters succeeded in putting out the blaze, and the crude remained unaffected but some of the tanker's fuel leaked.

Attorney-General Dappula de Livera filed charges against Steiros Ilas Kardany in the Colombo High Court under two counts that carry a maximum penalty of 20 million rupees ($108,000).

A date for a hearing is yet to be announced. The fire started after an engine room boiler exploded, killing one crew member. The remaining crew of 22, including the skipper, were rescued and are currently in Sri Lanka.

The stricken tanker was towed to Sharjah's Khorfakkan port in the United Arab Emirates after the owners paid Sri Lanka a claim of $2.38 million for dousing the fire.


© 2020 AFP

Report says explosion at Beirut Port equivalent to 4.5 magnitude earthquake, the blast killed more than 100 says Lebanese Red Cross

Report says explosion at Beirut Port equivalent to 4.5 magnitude earthquake, the blast killed more than 100 says Lebanese Red Cross

State of emergency can not be rule out

"This is not just ammonium nitrate," former CIA operative says of explosion

UK says too early to speculate on cause of massive blast in Beirut



The Jordanian Seismological Observatory of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources recorded the explosion that occurred at the Beirut Port on Tuesday, and stated that its intensity was equivalent to an earthquake with the magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter Scale, RT reported. 

Lebanese President Michel Aoun called for an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday and said a two-week state of emergency should be declared following a massive explosion in Beirut that killed at least 100 people and injured 4,000 others.

Prime Minister Hassan Diab called for a day of mourning on Wednesday.

According to an AFP report, the entire port engulfed was in fire, ships ablaze at sea and crumbling buildings: the site of the massive blast in Beirut's harbour area resembled a post-nuclear landscape.

Ambulance sirens rang throughout the area as vehicles ferried the dead out for at least three hours and fire trucks rushed in and out of the blast zone.

Inside the port itself, the hangars looked like charred cans, everything destroyed beyond recognition as fire-fighting helicopters flew overhead, dumping water.

Every parked vehicle within a radius of several hundred metres sustained damage from blast, so big that it was felt in Cyprus, 240 kilometres (150 miles) away.

The cars closest to the site of the explosion were reduced to scrapyard metal, their wailing alarms and flashing lights adding to the chaos.

The head of the observatory, Mahmoud Al-Qaryouti, said in a press statement that the Jordanian earthquake monitoring stations recorded the explosion at 06:08 minutes, and that the explosion was equivalent to a 4.5-magnitude tremor.

Al-Qaryouti described the energy released from the explosion as “very strong”.

The source of the powerful explosion that rocked the city of Beirut on Tuesday has yet to be determined; however, some reports claim that the blast was a result of a massive nitrate storage catching fire at the 12th Ward.

The Earlier report confirmed that as a result of this massive explosion, over 80 people have been killed and more than 3,500 others have been hospitalized for injuries sustained during and after the blast.

Meanwhile, more than 100 people have been reportedly killed in the blast in Beirut, Sky News Arabia TV channel reported on Wednesday citing the Lebanese Red Cross.

According to the report, more than 4,000 people were injured.

"Until now over 4,000 people have been injured and over 100 have lost their lives. Our teams are still conducting search and rescue operations in the surrounding areas," Lebanese Red Cross says.

Lebanese officials said they expect the death toll to rise further as emergency workers dig through the rubble to search for survivors.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Officials linked the blast to some 2,750 tonnes of confiscated ammonium nitrate that were being stored in a warehouse at the port for six years. 


"This is not just ammonium nitrate," former CIA operative says of explosion

Robert Baer, a former CIA operative with extensive experience in the Middle East, said videos of Tuesday's blast showed that while ammonium nitrate may have been present in the warehouse, he does not believe it was responsible for the massive explosion that ensued, CNN reported.

Initial reports blamed the blast on a major fire at a warehouse for firecrackers near the port, according to Lebanese state news agency NNA.

Lebanon's Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, later said that 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive material used in fertilizers and bombs, had been stored for six years at a port warehouse without safety measures, "endangering the safety of citizens," according to a statement.

Baer said he thinks that there were military munitions and propellants present. He speculated it could have been a weapons cache, but it's unclear who it belongs to.
"It was clearly a military explosive," he said. "It was not fertilizer like ammonium nitrate. I'm quite sure of that."

"You look at that orange ball (of fire), and it's clearly, like I said, a military explosive."

Baer noted that white powder seen in the videos of the incident before the major blast are likely an indicator that ammonium nitrate was present and burning. He also noticed a lot of munitions going off ahead of the larger explosion.

No evidence of an attack: Baer said while he believes the explosion does not look like solely ammonium nitrate, there's still no evidence that this was an attack. The government has blamed poor management and vowed to get to the bottom of it.

"It almost looks like an accident," he said. "It was incompetence, and maybe it was corruption, but the question is whether it was military explosives, who was it going to or why was it stored there?"

Baer isn't confident we'll ever know the truth.

"I've worked in Lebanon for years, and no one is going to want to admit they kept military explosives at the port. It's a stupid thing to do."

Investigation launched: Prime Minister Diab's account appeared to be backed by Lebanon's General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim, who said a "highly explosive material" had been confiscated years earlier and stored in the warehouse, just minutes' walk from Beirut's shopping and nightlife districts.

The Prime Minister has launched an investigation into the explosion, saying he "will not rest until we find those responsible for what happened, hold them accountable, and impose maximum punishment."

As yet, there is no clear evidence to suggest the source of the blast.

An investigation committee has been tasked to determine who was responsible for the explosion within five days.

The families of victims will be paid compensation.

 Import traffic will be routed to the Tripoli port in northern Lebanon.


UK says too early to speculate on cause of massive blast in Beirut


The United Kingdom has said it was too early to speculate on the cause of a massive blast that ripped through Beirut.

When asked about speculation about the causes of the blast, British junior education minister Nick Gibb said: "The Lebanese authorities are of course investigating the cause of that tragedy and before we have the results of that inquiry it is premature to speculate."

Gibb also told Sky that Britain was discussing what technical and financial assistance could be offered to Lebanon.


Source: RT, CNN, AFP

State of emergency can not be rule out

"This is not just ammonium nitrate," former CIA operative says of explosion

UK says too early to speculate on cause of massive blast in Beirut



The Jordanian Seismological Observatory of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources recorded the explosion that occurred at the Beirut Port on Tuesday, and stated that its intensity was equivalent to an earthquake with the magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter Scale, RT reported. 

Lebanese President Michel Aoun called for an emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday and said a two-week state of emergency should be declared following a massive explosion in Beirut that killed at least 100 people and injured 4,000 others.

Prime Minister Hassan Diab called for a day of mourning on Wednesday.

According to an AFP report, the entire port engulfed was in fire, ships ablaze at sea and crumbling buildings: the site of the massive blast in Beirut's harbour area resembled a post-nuclear landscape.

Ambulance sirens rang throughout the area as vehicles ferried the dead out for at least three hours and fire trucks rushed in and out of the blast zone.

Inside the port itself, the hangars looked like charred cans, everything destroyed beyond recognition as fire-fighting helicopters flew overhead, dumping water.

Every parked vehicle within a radius of several hundred metres sustained damage from blast, so big that it was felt in Cyprus, 240 kilometres (150 miles) away.

The cars closest to the site of the explosion were reduced to scrapyard metal, their wailing alarms and flashing lights adding to the chaos.

The head of the observatory, Mahmoud Al-Qaryouti, said in a press statement that the Jordanian earthquake monitoring stations recorded the explosion at 06:08 minutes, and that the explosion was equivalent to a 4.5-magnitude tremor.

Al-Qaryouti described the energy released from the explosion as “very strong”.

The source of the powerful explosion that rocked the city of Beirut on Tuesday has yet to be determined; however, some reports claim that the blast was a result of a massive nitrate storage catching fire at the 12th Ward.

The Earlier report confirmed that as a result of this massive explosion, over 80 people have been killed and more than 3,500 others have been hospitalized for injuries sustained during and after the blast.

Meanwhile, more than 100 people have been reportedly killed in the blast in Beirut, Sky News Arabia TV channel reported on Wednesday citing the Lebanese Red Cross.

According to the report, more than 4,000 people were injured.

"Until now over 4,000 people have been injured and over 100 have lost their lives. Our teams are still conducting search and rescue operations in the surrounding areas," Lebanese Red Cross says.

Lebanese officials said they expect the death toll to rise further as emergency workers dig through the rubble to search for survivors.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Officials linked the blast to some 2,750 tonnes of confiscated ammonium nitrate that were being stored in a warehouse at the port for six years. 


"This is not just ammonium nitrate," former CIA operative says of explosion

Robert Baer, a former CIA operative with extensive experience in the Middle East, said videos of Tuesday's blast showed that while ammonium nitrate may have been present in the warehouse, he does not believe it was responsible for the massive explosion that ensued, CNN reported.

Initial reports blamed the blast on a major fire at a warehouse for firecrackers near the port, according to Lebanese state news agency NNA.

Lebanon's Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, later said that 2,750 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive material used in fertilizers and bombs, had been stored for six years at a port warehouse without safety measures, "endangering the safety of citizens," according to a statement.

Baer said he thinks that there were military munitions and propellants present. He speculated it could have been a weapons cache, but it's unclear who it belongs to.
"It was clearly a military explosive," he said. "It was not fertilizer like ammonium nitrate. I'm quite sure of that."

"You look at that orange ball (of fire), and it's clearly, like I said, a military explosive."

Baer noted that white powder seen in the videos of the incident before the major blast are likely an indicator that ammonium nitrate was present and burning. He also noticed a lot of munitions going off ahead of the larger explosion.

No evidence of an attack: Baer said while he believes the explosion does not look like solely ammonium nitrate, there's still no evidence that this was an attack. The government has blamed poor management and vowed to get to the bottom of it.

"It almost looks like an accident," he said. "It was incompetence, and maybe it was corruption, but the question is whether it was military explosives, who was it going to or why was it stored there?"

Baer isn't confident we'll ever know the truth.

"I've worked in Lebanon for years, and no one is going to want to admit they kept military explosives at the port. It's a stupid thing to do."

Investigation launched: Prime Minister Diab's account appeared to be backed by Lebanon's General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim, who said a "highly explosive material" had been confiscated years earlier and stored in the warehouse, just minutes' walk from Beirut's shopping and nightlife districts.

The Prime Minister has launched an investigation into the explosion, saying he "will not rest until we find those responsible for what happened, hold them accountable, and impose maximum punishment."

As yet, there is no clear evidence to suggest the source of the blast.

An investigation committee has been tasked to determine who was responsible for the explosion within five days.

The families of victims will be paid compensation.

 Import traffic will be routed to the Tripoli port in northern Lebanon.


UK says too early to speculate on cause of massive blast in Beirut


The United Kingdom has said it was too early to speculate on the cause of a massive blast that ripped through Beirut.

When asked about speculation about the causes of the blast, British junior education minister Nick Gibb said: "The Lebanese authorities are of course investigating the cause of that tragedy and before we have the results of that inquiry it is premature to speculate."

Gibb also told Sky that Britain was discussing what technical and financial assistance could be offered to Lebanon.


Source: RT, CNN, AFP

Deadly lightning strikes plaguing India claim over 147 lives in 10 days, situation expected to worsen

Deadly lightning strikes plaguing India claim over 147 lives in 10 days, situation expected to worsen

More than 147 people have been reportedly killed by deadly lightning strikes in India's northeastern state of Bihar in the past 10 days, according to RT.

The severe monsoon weather intensifying and exposing farmers to fatal bolts from the blue. Authorities reportedly recorded some 26 lightning-related deaths last Thursday, followed by 15 on Friday, and 21 on Saturday. 

A further 40 people have been injured as weather conditions favourable for farming prove to be a deadly, double-edged sword for local communities. 

At least 253 more people have lost their lives to lightning strikes and 49 have been injured in the past one and half months with 90% of the deaths recorded in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, according to data from the National Disaster Management Authority.

The death toll from lightning strikes in the area since the beginning of March has climbed to over 215 people. More extreme bouts of lightning are expected in the coming days, the Indian Meteorological Department has warned.

This year's lightning strike death toll so far has already greatly surpassed previous years, as roughly 170 people were killed by lightning strikes in Bihar in 2019 during the monsoon season, which runs from June to September.

State authorities developed and released a smartphone app that helps predict periods of increased lightning strikes, thereby warning the local populace. However, as Bihar is the country's poorest state, many farmers and laborers do not own smartphones.

“Because of good rainfall this year in June, farmers are out in the field farming. Paddy field water also attracts electricity and farmers on the field act as conductors of electricity from the thunderstorm,” explained Sunitha Devi, member of the Ministry of Earth Sciences’ thunderstorm working group.

Bihar agrometeorologist Abdus Sattar said the increased strikes were caused by large-scale instability in the atmosphere prompted by increased moisture in the air courtesy of the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD).

The IOD is a natural phenomenon, also known as the Indian Niรฑo, in which sea surface temperatures shift greatly in the eastern and western parts of the ocean, with dramatic impacts on weather. Events such as the Australian drought and subsequent bushfires earlier in 2020, the Jakarta floods, and even the massive infestation of locusts across east Africa and the Indian subcontinent have all been exacerbated by the IOD.
More than 147 people have been reportedly killed by deadly lightning strikes in India's northeastern state of Bihar in the past 10 days, according to RT.

The severe monsoon weather intensifying and exposing farmers to fatal bolts from the blue. Authorities reportedly recorded some 26 lightning-related deaths last Thursday, followed by 15 on Friday, and 21 on Saturday. 

A further 40 people have been injured as weather conditions favourable for farming prove to be a deadly, double-edged sword for local communities. 

At least 253 more people have lost their lives to lightning strikes and 49 have been injured in the past one and half months with 90% of the deaths recorded in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, according to data from the National Disaster Management Authority.

The death toll from lightning strikes in the area since the beginning of March has climbed to over 215 people. More extreme bouts of lightning are expected in the coming days, the Indian Meteorological Department has warned.

This year's lightning strike death toll so far has already greatly surpassed previous years, as roughly 170 people were killed by lightning strikes in Bihar in 2019 during the monsoon season, which runs from June to September.

State authorities developed and released a smartphone app that helps predict periods of increased lightning strikes, thereby warning the local populace. However, as Bihar is the country's poorest state, many farmers and laborers do not own smartphones.

“Because of good rainfall this year in June, farmers are out in the field farming. Paddy field water also attracts electricity and farmers on the field act as conductors of electricity from the thunderstorm,” explained Sunitha Devi, member of the Ministry of Earth Sciences’ thunderstorm working group.

Bihar agrometeorologist Abdus Sattar said the increased strikes were caused by large-scale instability in the atmosphere prompted by increased moisture in the air courtesy of the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD).

The IOD is a natural phenomenon, also known as the Indian Niรฑo, in which sea surface temperatures shift greatly in the eastern and western parts of the ocean, with dramatic impacts on weather. Events such as the Australian drought and subsequent bushfires earlier in 2020, the Jakarta floods, and even the massive infestation of locusts across east Africa and the Indian subcontinent have all been exacerbated by the IOD.

At least 50 dead in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

At least 50 dead in landslide at Myanmar jade mine

By REUTERS
JULY 2, 2020

At least 50 people died on Thursday after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar trapped workers under a mound of refuse, the country's fire service department and an information ministry official said.

The miners were collecting stones in the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state when a "muddy wave" caused by heavy rain buried them, the fire service said in a Facebook post.
"Now in total 50 dead bodies," the post said. "We are still working on the rescue process."

Deadly landslides and other accidents are common in the poorly regulated mines of Hpakant.
By REUTERS
JULY 2, 2020

At least 50 people died on Thursday after a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar trapped workers under a mound of refuse, the country's fire service department and an information ministry official said.

The miners were collecting stones in the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state when a "muddy wave" caused by heavy rain buried them, the fire service said in a Facebook post.
"Now in total 50 dead bodies," the post said. "We are still working on the rescue process."

Deadly landslides and other accidents are common in the poorly regulated mines of Hpakant.

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