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Disaster Taiwan Top Story World

Taiwan Struck by Strongest Earthquake in 25 Years: Nine Lives Lost, 50 Missing

In a seismic upheaval that reverberated across the island, Taiwan was jolted by its most powerful earthquake in a quarter-century. The temblor, measuring 7.2 magnitude, claimed nine lives and left more than 900 injured. As the earth convulsed, 50 workers, en route to a hotel nestled within a national park, vanished without a trace. In Read More…

Disaster Metro Security Top Story

Minor Explosion at Ikeja Cantonment: Nigerian Army Responds

In a recent incident, a minor explosion occurred in a farmland near the Mammy Market within the Ikeja Cantonment in Lagos. The Nigerian Army swiftly addressed the situation, and here’s what we know: According to Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Army Public Relations, the explosion was likely triggered by the burning of refuse and other inflammable debris by a farmer who cultivated the Read More…

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Access Holdings CEO Herbert Wigwe feared dead in California helicopter crash

Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, has tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash near the Nevada border in California. The incident occurred on Friday, February 9, 2024, casting a somber shadow over both the business and aviation communities. The ill-fated helicopter, identified as a Eurocopter EC130, met its Read More…

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Tragedy strikes Ibadan as explosion claims lives and property

A devastating explosion rocked the Bodija area of Ibadan on Tuesday night, resulting in at least two fatalities and leaving dozens injured. The incident, caused by explosive devices stored by illegal miners, unfolded in a residential building and caused extensive damage to the surroundings. Governor Seyi Makinde disclosed the impact during a visit to the Read More…

Disaster Metro Top Story

LASEMA Reports 1,461 Incidents in 2023

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) released statistics indicating 1,461 incidents within the state from January 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023, with December alone accounting for 138 of these incidents. Mr. Nosa Okunbor, the Head of Public Affairs Unit at LASEMA, shared this information in a statement over the weekend in Lagos. “Responding, Read More…

Disaster Top Story Zimbabwe

Eleven trapped in Zimbabwe mine collapse, rescue operations underway

Eleven subsistence miners are currently trapped underground following a ground collapse at Zimbabwe’s Redwing Mine, located 270 km west of Harare, prompting urgent rescue efforts by authorities. Zimbabwe’s mines ministry attributed the incident, which occurred on Thursday morning, to potential earth tremors. Initial assessments have led authorities to believe that this geological activity might have Read More…

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Disaster Japan Top Story World

Japan rocked by deadly quake: Rescue operations underway as death toll rises

A catastrophic earthquake struck Japan on New Year’s Day, claiming the lives of at least 48 people, causing widespread destruction, and triggering tsunamis that swept away buildings and vehicles. Rescue teams are battling against challenging conditions to reach affected areas, where numerous buildings have collapsed, roads are impassable, and tens of thousands of homes remain Read More…

Disaster Metro Security

NSCDC averts potential pipeline explosion, safeguards Alimosho community in Lagos

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Lagos State successfully prevented a potential oil pipeline explosion that could have caused massive devastation in Alimosho, Lagos. According to DSC Oluwaseun Abolurin, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, this incident aimed to vandalise the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s (NNPC) oil pipelines in Liberty Estate and surrounding Read More…

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Fatal building collapse in Oyingbo displaces families, claims life of elderly woman

An 80-year-old woman lost her life and seven families were displaced on Thursday following a building collapse in Oyingbo. Confirming the incident, Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, Territorial Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), relayed the unfortunate development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Farinloye disclosed that the building had exhibited signs Read More…

Canada Diplomatic Relations Disaster World

Fire breaks out at Canadian High Commission in Abuja

A section of the Canadian High Commission in Abuja was engulfed in flames on Monday, causing a stir and raising concerns. The incident occurred at the high commission’s location on 13010G, Palm Close, Diplomatic Drive, in the heart of Abuja’s Central Business District, around 11:45 a.m. As of the time of this report, the exact Read More…