Collision 2 Vehicle at Heathrow Airport, Dozens of Flight Postponed

Dozens of flights were delayed after a collision of two vehicles at London's Heathrow Airport. A man was killed in the accident.

Emergency workers were aired near Termiga 5 at around 6am local time, following a collision between a Heathrow Airport operation truck with a British Airways airline vehicle.

Local media The Sun reported as reported by, Thursday (15/2/2018), a 40-year-old British Airways technician suffered a heart attack at the crash site and was declared dead in hospital after paramedics struggled to save his life. An airport worker was also rushed to the hospital due to a shoulder injury resulting from the collision.

As a result of this incident, hundreds of passengers who had been in the planes to be taken off were forced to lower and return to the building terminal. More than 30 flights were delayed on Wednesday (14/2) morning local time, even some experienced delays for more than two hours.

Not yet known the cause of this collision. UK Police and Safety and Health Agency have begun an investigation into the accident.

An airport worker said one of the vehicles appeared to be speeding before the collision. "There are strict speed restrictions, but the level of damage suggests that at least one vehicle must be speeding," the airport worker said.

"This is a tragic incident and everyone at the airport is currently in a state of shock," he added.

Heathrow Airport spokesman has confirmed this deadly incident. "We can confirm that following a serious accident involving two vehicles at our airport, an airport colleague has died," he said.

"Our deepest sorrow for our family and friends affected by this accident We will work together full of police in the investigation that will be done, "he added.

(ita / ita)

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Threat of Taliban Forced Dozens of Families Leave Farah Province

Taliban-induced riots, forcing dozens of families in Farah province in western Afghanistan, fled to neighboring areas

The internally displaced families have accused the Taliban of taking over Afghan security posts and killing soldiers every day , and says the province is on the verge of collapse.

"When the battle rages, many citizens, including wounded children," said Noorullah, a resident who fled to Herat province in the western part.

In the province Farah, hundreds of people demonstrated on the streets last week and requested that local officials and security officials be dismissed.

The provincial council member accused police of firing on demonstrators and wounding seven civilians on January 24. Security officials denied the allegations

The recent riots and demonstrations in Farah prompted the provincial governor – Mohammad Arif Shah Jahan – to resign on 25 January. He declared his resignation in order to preserve "unity among the inhabitants of the province." [em/al]

2 people killed and dozens wounded by the 7.1 magnitude quake in Peru

A 7.1 magnitude (SR) earthquake shook Peru leaving two people dead and 65 wounded. The epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean.

Reported by the BBC on Monday (15/1/2018), the quake occurred at around 4:19 pm local time. The earthquake tremors were felt up to a radius of 36 km from the epicenter.

There was a concern that 17 miners were missing. Peru's Minister of Health Abel Salinas said the rescue team at the mine site had declared no casualties missing by the earthquake.

According to the Isquipa Region Governor Yamila Osorio, a man died in the town of Yauca from a stone. Meanwhile, the second victim died in the city of Bella Union due to a collapsed building.

The Civil Defense Institute said there were 65 people injured in the Arequipa, Ica and Ayacucho areas. Regional authorities also said there were destroyed homes in a number of small towns.

(haf / dnu)

Nearly 90 People Killed Due to Tropical Storm Philippines, Dozens Lost

Tropical storms in the Philippines that triggered floods and landslides have killed nearly 90 people. Dozens of others have not been found.

According to local officials, all fatalities are on the southern island of Mindanao. Most of the casualties occurred on Friday (22/12) last night.

"We are still trying to confirm a report of an agricultural village buried by a landslide," said Ryan Cabus, an official in the city of Tubod as reported by news agency Reuters , Saturday (23/12/2017).

He said that communication and electricity networks to the disaster area were also cut off, making it difficult for rescue efforts.

Currently emergency workers, police and volunteers were deployed to search for survivors and clean up debris, and restore communications and electricity networks.

The total casualties were reported in various places including 39 people in Tubod, El Salvador and Munai cities in Lanao del Norte province. In Zamboanga del Norte province, 30 people were killed in Sibuco city and six people died in Salug.

Three others were killed in Bukidnon province. Meanwhile, according to politicians in the province of Lanao del Sur, seven people were drowned by flash floods in the region. Another 64 people were reported missing from the floods and landslides.

The Philippines is hit by about 20 storms each year. These storms often cause casualties and severe damage. Last week, 46 people were killed by a storm that hit the central Philippines. Earlier in 2013, Haiyan's super-storm killed nearly 8,000 people and left about 200,000 families homeless.

(ita / ita)