Florida : At least four people have been killed and 10 others hurt after a footbridge collapsed near Florida International University in Miami, officials say, Rescuers are spending the night searching for victims trapped beneath the buckled structure, The 862-tonne, 174ft (53m) bridge fell over an eight-lane motorway on Thursday afternoon, crushing at least eight vehicles, police said, The bridge was erected on Saturday in just six hours.
All five passengers aboard a helicopter that crashed into Manhattan’s East River Sunday night have died, authorities said, while the pilot survived, police said, The pilot freed himself and was rescued and later was treated and released in good condition from a hospital, police said.
A wealthy Turkish socialite and her friends were among the 11 people killed on Sunday when a private plane bringing them home from a Dubai bachelorette party crashed into an Iranian mountainside.
The plane was owned by the private holding company of Turkish businessman Huseyin Basaran, and carried eight passengers and three crew, an official for Turkey’s transport ministry said. Those on board included Basaran’s daughter Mina and seven of her friends, all flying back from a party ahead of her planned wedding next month.
All 11 people on board a private Turkish aircraft which crashed in southwestern Iran were killed Sunday, an Iranian official confirmed, The plane crashed in a mountainous region in southwestern Iran killing eight passengers and three crew members.
UNESCO and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) granted Friday Kuwaiti Engineer Bashayer Al-Awwad an award for her contributions to use of engineering in women empowerment.
Al-Awwad was recognized for her contributions in engineering and philanthropy during her presidency of WFEO’s international women committee for four years.
A Russian transport plane crashed in Syria killing all 32 people on board and the aircraft reportedly wasn’t shot down, the defence ministry said, The Antonov-26 aircraft crashed at Russia’s Hmeimim airbase in Latakia province on Tuesday, Russian media quoted the ministry as saying.
#US: Kuwait Embassy in Washington Friday advised Citizens in North Eastern States to comply with local authorities’ instructions as Winter Storm Riley was approaching, and the weather conditions might worsen.
The embassy, in a statement, urged the Kuwaiti nationals to stay in contact with the diplomatic mission’s officials about their conditions.
It urged them contact the following emergency numbers:
Cultural Office: +12023642104
Health Office: +12023202415
Military Office: +12028180666