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Nepra fines Rs50mn to K-Electric over electrocution deaths

12 December, 2019 9:26 pm 9:26 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority’s (Nepra) has fined Rs50 million to K-Electric over electrocution deaths in Karachi. In its decision by the Nepra, the K-Electric was declared responsible for electrocution deaths. The Nepra directed the K-Electric to pay the compensation of victims’ family, adding that the power utility to ensure … Read More

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FO confirms deaths of 13 Pakistanis in Jordan fire incident

12 December, 2019 8:01 pm 8:01 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Monday confirmed the death of 13 Pakistani nationals including seven children, four women and two men in Jordan fire incident. In a statement, the FO spokesperson said that three other Pakistanis were also injured in the fire incident and are reported to be … Read More

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US vaping-related deaths rise to 47, cases of illness to 2,290

11 November, 2019 7:42 pm 7:42 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – US health officials reported 2,290 confirmed and probable cases and 5 more deaths from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the total death toll to 47 so far this year. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recorded 2,172 cases and 42 deaths from the illness. … Read More

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UK police arrest man and woman for human trafficking over truck deaths

10 October, 2019 4:10 pm 4:10 pm

GRAYS, England (Reuters) – Police investigating the deaths of 39 people, believed to be Chinese nationals, found in a truck near London said they had arrested two people on Friday on suspicion of human trafficking and continued to question the driver as a murder suspect. As China called on Britain to seek “severe punishment” for … Read More


Death toll swells to 60 after four days of protests across Iraq

10 October, 2019 1:28 am 1:28 am

BAGHDAD – The death toll in anti-government protests that have swept Iraq the past four days has soared to at least 60, security and medical sources say. The figure has more than doubled in the past 24 hours, as clashes between protesters and police intensified. The military said “unidentified snipers” had killed four people in … Read More


Spain: Floods triggered by heavy rain claim sixth victim

09 September, 2019 3:36 am 3:36 am

ORIHUELA, Spain (Reuters) – A 41-year-old man was found dead in southeastern Spain on Saturday, the local government said, bringing to at least six the death toll inflicted over the past two days by record-breaking rain. More than 1,100 military personnel have been deployed to the regions of Murcia and Valencia to help rescue people … Read More


Three farm workers die of pesticides inhalation in Lodhran

09 September, 2019 7:53 am 7:53 am

LODHRAN (92 News) – Three farm workers died after they suspiciously ‘inhaled’ pesticides while spraying rice field in Adda Permit area on Friday. Police said four labourers were spraying pesticides in the rice fields spreading around 40 acres when they inhaled pesticides mysteriously and fell unconscious. They were shifted to the DHQ Hospital Lodhran where … Read More

Cancer overtakes heart disease as biggest rich-world killer

09 September, 2019 8:45 pm 8:45 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends persist, researchers said on Tuesday. Publishing the findings of two large studies in The Lancet medical journal, the scientists said they showed evidence … Read More

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Phones could help guard against selfie deaths, medics say

05 May, 2019 10:44 pm 10:44 pm

DUBLIN (Reuters ) – Smartphones might ironically be the answer to selfie-related deaths, two wilderness medicine specialists say. Hundreds of people have lost their lives in pursuit of daring selfies to impress their social media followers. But smartphone technology that uses global positioning system (GPS) location, or measures altitude, could potentially be harnessed to prevent … Read More


Mozambique confirms 138 cholera cases after cyclone strikes Beira

03 March, 2019 3:03 pm 3:03 pm

BEIRA, Mozambique (Reuters) – The number of confirmed cases of cholera in the cyclone-hit Mozambican port city of Beira jumped from five to 138 on Friday, as government and aid agencies battled to contain the spread of disease among the tens of thousands of victims of the storm. Cyclone Idai smashed into Beira on March … Read More

Volcano-triggered tsunami kills at least 168 in Indonesia, injures hundreds

12 December, 2018 8:13 am 8:13 am

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A tsunami killed at least 168 people on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra and injured hundreds following an underwater landslide caused by the eruption of Krakatau, officials said on Sunday. Some 584 people were injured and hundreds of homes and other buildings were “heavily damaged” in the tsunami which struck … Read More

12 die as heavy rain inundates low-lying areas in Karachi

08 August, 2016 5:11 pm 5:11 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – As many as 12 people were killed in rain-related incidents across the city on Saturday. The rain belied the tall claims of the administration, inundating low-lying areas in the city. On the other hand, the birthplace of the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah gave a Venice-like look due to the rainwater accumulated … Read More