Posts tagged as storm

1 missing, 6 dead in storm in northern Greece

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A search and rescue operation was underway in northern Greece Thursday for a fisherman missing after a powerful storm left six people dead, including two children, and injured about 140. The violent storm in the northern Halkidiki peninsula on Wednesday night ripped up trees and power pylons, tossed vehicles and left swathes of debris across the coast. The 62-year-old fisherman took his fishing boat out in the afternoon and had…

Sudanese forces storm protest camp, nine people dead

By Michael Georgy on Monday, June 3, 2019

Security forces stormed a protest camp in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday morning and at least nine people were reported killed in the worst violence since the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April. Footage broadcast by Al Hadath and Al Jazeera television showed chaotic scenes of people fleeing through streets as sustained bursts of gunfire crackled in the air. People rushed to carry away those who had been…

‘It was like the Titanic’

Monday, March 25, 2019

Britons’ relive terror after cruise liner is engulfed by storm as traumatised passengers donning life jackets are pictured waiting for helicopter rescue. As many as 200 Brits were among the 1,373 passengers and crew on Viking Sky. At least 20 tourists were injured and 480 were winched to safety by helicopter . Conditions on the ship in Norwegian Sea were compared to ‘being on Titanic’. Traumatised Britons last night told…

Over 5,500 homes without power due to storm in Estonia

Thursday, September 27, 2018

As of 11:40 EEST on Thursday, over 5,500 households in Estonia were still without power as a result of strong winds seen by many parts of the country on Wednesday. According to electricity distribution system operator Elektrilevi, as of 11:40, 5,554 homes were still without power, most of them in Western Estonia’s Pärnu County. This was nonetheless an improvement over the previous day, however, as on Wednesday the number of…