Oil tanker with 22 Indian crew missing in Gulf of Guinea since Friday

February 5, 2018 wpanews 0

A ship carrying 22 Indian crew and 13,500 tons of gasoline is missing in the Gulf of Guinea after contact was lost in Benin on Friday, the company and India’s minister of external affairs said on Sunday. The cause of the loss of communication was unknown and a search was underway, conducted with help from Nigerian and Beninese authorities, Anglo-Eastern said. “We regret that contact has been lost with the […] READ MORE

2 dead, 116 injured in South Carolina Amtrak crash – live updates

February 4, 2018 wpanews 3

The passenger train hit a freight train and derailed near Cayce, South Carolina CAYCE, S.C. — At least two people were killed and 116 others injured when a train traveling from New York to Miami struck a freight train Sunday morning, authorities said. The crash left thousands of gallons of oil spilled at the scene near Columbia, South Carolina. The collision occurred in Cayce around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, Lexington County spokesperson […] READ MORE

Tractor-trailer hauling cabbage overturns, blocks all lanes of I-79 | WPXI

February 1, 2018 wpanews 0

PITTSBURGH – An overturned tractor-trailer is blocking all lanes of Interstate 79 southbound. PHOTOS: Tractor-trailer overturns, blocks all lanes of I-79 south Related Headlines PHOTOS: Tractor-trailer overturns, blocks all lanes of I-79 south The accident is between the Interstate 279 split (Exit 72) and Mt. Nebo Road (Exit 68). Cabbage and other produce were being hauled by the truck. Source: Tractor-trailer hauling cabbage overturns, blocks all lanes of I-79 | WPXI   […] READ MORE

Crews respond to small explosion at University of Pittsburgh | WPXI

February 1, 2018 wpanews 0

A small explosion occurred at the University of Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon. Stephen Banfield@coachwpxi A couple hundred #Pitt students are evacuated after small chemical spill inside Langley Hall #wpxi 3:29 PM – Jan 31, 2018 · Pittsburgh, PA  22 Replies  66 Retweets  22 likes Source: Crews respond to small explosion at University of Pittsburgh | WPXI TRENDING NOW: Suspect in mass shooting at car wash pronounced dead Couple contracts hookworms during vacation to […] READ MORE

Train carrying members of Congress hits truck, driver reported dead

January 31, 2018 wpanews 1

Truck driver involved in the collision suffered severe injury The status of the truck drivers could not be determined immediately. The truck they were operating was destroyed by the impact. Multiple GOP sources and a local TV station reported one of the drivers died in the collision. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) told CNN one of the drivers was “deceased.” Emergency personnel and security officials, as well as members of Congress […] READ MORE

Waterline break closes part of Jeannette’s South Third Street | TribLIVE

January 31, 2018 wpanews 0

A main waterline break Wednesday morning in Jeannette has closed South Third Street between Clay and Bullitt avenues and left some area residents without water, according to Jeannette police. A crew from the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County was on site Wednesday at 5:30 a.m. working on the break. Source: Waterline break closes part of Jeannette’s South Third Street | TribLIVE

Man dies after he was sucked into MRI machine – NY Daily News

January 30, 2018 wpanews 0

Rajesh Maru, 32, reportedly carried a metal oxygen tank into the room with the active machine. Rajesh Maru was visiting an unidentified family member at the Nair Hospital in Mumbai, and authorities said he carried an oxygen tank into the room with the magnetic resonance imaging scanner on Saturday. Maru, 32, was pulled towards the machine through magnetic force, and preliminary reports in Indian media said that he died from […] READ MORE

At least three dead after commuter train derails near Milan

January 25, 2018 wpanews 0

At least three people were killed and 13 seriously injured on Thursday when a train carrying some 250 people along a busy commuter route derailed near Milan in northern Italy, regional authorities said. The head of Milan police said an investigation had been opened, with railway police interrogating the train driver. The line links Milan and the northern city of Cremona. The accident caused disruption to rail traffic and some […] READ MORE

British adventurer, 22, missing after kayaking tragedy in South America

January 25, 2018 wpanews 0

A YOUNG British adventurer is missing after a kayaking tragedy which killed another two men in South America. Adam Vaughan, 22, was on a trip with four others in the Ecuadorian jungle when the group was hit by a flash flood. Adam of Newbury, Berkshire, is missing but Irish kayakers David Higgins, 26, and Alexander MacGourty, 19, were confirmed dead by the Ecuadorian authorities. Graduate Adam, who spent his third […] READ MORE

OIL RIG FIRE IN OKLAHOMA: Emergency official: 5 missing after Oklahoma rig explosion | WPXI

January 24, 2018 wpanews 0

QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — Five people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through an eastern Oklahoma drilling rig on Monday, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and leaving a derrick crumpled on the ground, emergency officials said. Source: OIL RIG FIRE IN OKLAHOMA: Emergency official: 5 missing after Oklahoma rig explosion | WPXI

Report FRom USGS – Mag 7.9 Earthquake – 280km SE of Kodiak, Alaska – Tsunami warnings

January 23, 2018 wpanews 0

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards Tectonic Summary The January 23, 2018 M 7.9 earthquake southeast of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska occurred as the result of strike slip faulting within the shallow lithosphere of the Pacific plate. Focal mechanism solutions indicate faulting occurred on a steeply dipping fault striking either west-southwest (left lateral) or north-northwest (right lateral). At the […] READ MORE

Mayan Volcano Update: Phreatic Eruptions, Lava Fountaining Cause Earthquakes, Prompt Evacuations

January 23, 2018 wpanews 0

Located in Albay province of the Philippines, the deadly volcano has been spewing out smoke and lava for several days now, and the activity seems to be getting more intense. On its Facebook page, PHIVLOCS shared videos of lava fountaining and pyroclastic flow from the volcano Monday night, saying the lava reached 500 to 700 meters above the crater rim, and produced an ash plume that was 4 kilometers high. […] READ MORE