accidents in the East

Accident at Iran's military site kills engineer

Accident at Iran's military site kills engineer

An engineer died and another employee was injured after an accident on Wednesday in a research centre at the Parchin military site affiliated with Iran's Defence Ministry, the Fars news agency reported on Thursday. Fars news …

Iranian fighter jet crashes near Isfahan

Iranian fighter jet crashes near Isfahan

Two Iranian pilots died after their F-7 fighter jet crashed in the central desert of Iran on Tuesday, local media reported. The aircraft crashed at the Anarak training site near the central city of Isfahan, Iran's semiofficial …

Ten-storey building collapses in Iran

Ten-storey building collapses in Iran

At least four rescue teams were dispatched to the site of the incident, according to the Red Crescent in Khuzestan province. The ten-storey "Metropole" commercial building collapsed in the city of Abadan in Iran on Monday, …

Over 40 people injured in plane fire in China's Chongqing

Over 40 people injured in plane fire in China's Chongqing

More than 40 people were injured when a passenger plane caught fire at the Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, China (southwest China), according to the airport’s statement. "All 113 passengers and nine crew members …

Minibus with young footballers caught fire in Kazakhstan

Minibus with young footballers caught fire in Kazakhstan

According to the media, the minibus carrying children caught fire on the Almaty-Taldykorgan highway. There were young football players in the vehicle, they were returning from the competition, Sputnik Kazakhstan reports. …

Explosion reported in Istanbul

Explosion reported in Istanbul

An explosion has been heard in the Beyoglu district in Istanbul and residents have been urged to evacuate a building, local media said on Monday. Reports said that a short circuit in underground cables led to the blast and smoke. …

Two people killed in military vehicle accident in Turkey

Two people killed in military vehicle accident in Turkey

According to the Turkish media, military vehicle got into an accident in Turkey. The accident occurred near the village of Mansurlu on the Adana-Kozan highway in the province of Adana. The internal troops car was …

China confirms no survivors of Boeing 737 crash

China confirms no survivors of Boeing 737 crash

In China, all 132 people aboard the Boeing 737 that crashed on March 21 have been officially confirmed dead, Hu Zhenjiang, Deputy Head of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, said at a press conference. "All 123 …

Turkish authorities confirm mine found in Bosphorus

Turkish authorities confirm mine found in Bosphorus

The Turkish Ministry of Defense's head, Hulusi Akar, confirmed that it was a mine that was found in the Bosphorus. He made the corresponding statement on the TRT TV channel. "According to the study results, it was an old-type …

Iran's New Year marred by alarming road accident fatalities

Iran's New Year marred by alarming road accident fatalities

At least 323 Iranians have died and over 5,300 have been injured in road accidents over a period of one week during the national New Year (Nowruz) holidays, the country's Road Traffic Police commander Brig. Gen. Kamal Hadianfar has …

At least 15 injured in explosion in southeastern Turkey

At least 15 injured in explosion in southeastern Turkey

At least 15 people were injured in an explosion at an industrial site in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakir province on Thursday, the local DHA news agency reported. The explosion occurred at a workplace in the third industrial …

Two policemen seriously injured after explosion in Turkey

Two policemen seriously injured after explosion in Turkey

A heavy explosion occurred during the delivery of anti-tank munitions to the exercise area in the Special Actions Department of the Turkish Bingol province, according to the local media. According to reports, two policemen were …

Boeing 737 plane crashes in China with 132 people on board

Boeing 737 plane crashes in China with 132 people on board

A plane with 132 people onboard crashed in China on Monday, the country’s Civil Aviation Administration said. The crash sparked a mountainside fire in the southern region of Guangxi, state media reported. There was no …

Accident in Turkey: 17 people injured

Accident in Turkey: 17 people injured

Seventeen people were injured in an accident in a mountain tunnel in Turkey, the head of the country's Ministry of Health, Fahrettin Koca said. "In a chain accident that occurred in the Bolu mountain tunnel, 17 people were …

UAE cargo firm confirms sinking of ship off Iran

UAE cargo firm confirms sinking of ship off Iran

Dubai-based Salem Al Makrani Cargo Company confirmed that one of their ships sank on Thursday off the coast of Iran and that Iranian authorities had sent a vessel to rescue the 30 crew members. "Sixteen people have been removed …

Eleven killed during Fire Festival celebrations in Iran

Eleven killed during Fire Festival celebrations in Iran

At least 11 people have been killed and 486 others injured in Iran during the celebrations of Chaharshanbe Suri, or Fire Festival, the Iranian state TV reported. Among the wounded, 49 people were amputated for severe injuries, Mojtaba …