Archive | November 20, 2020

Five dead, 15 injured in plastic factory explosion in West Bengal’s Malda, India

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Five persons were killed and 15 critically injured in a blast in a plastic factory in West Bengal’s Malda district on Thursday, police said.

The incident took place in Sujapur area around 11 am, a senior police officer said.

“Four factory workers were killed and four others critically injured in the explosion that ripped the establishment apart,” he said.

A huge police contingent has been sent to the spot to bring the situation under control. Fire tenders are trying to douse the blaze and rescue survivors from beneath the debris, he said, adding an investigation is underway.

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3 killed in Ecuador mine collapse due to a landslide

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An illegal coal mine collapsed in a landslide in north-western Ecuador, killing at least three people, the country’s disaster relief agency said Thursday.

Three people were rescued, and another two are still missing, said the National Risk and Emergency Management Service.

The collapse happened at around 3 p.m. local time (2000 GMT) on Wednesday in the Esmeraldas province near the border with Colombia.

Local media reported that the accident resulted from excavations in an illegal mine that caused a landslide.

“I have ordered risk and emergency agencies to take all necessary actions to safeguard people’s lives,” Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno tweeted.

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 1324 km SSW of Hobart, Australia / pop: 216,000 / local time: 14:19:15.8 2020-11-20

1288 km SSW of Cygnet, Australia / pop: 1,500 / local time: 14:19:15.8 2020-11-20

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Depth: -2 km

Distances: 98 km ESE of Provo, United States / pop: 115,000 / local time: 19:51:36.5 2020-11-19

15 km NNE of Price, United States / pop: 8,300 / local time: 19:51:36.5 2020-11-19


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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 295 km NNE of Reykjavík, Iceland / pop: 118,000 / local time: 17:21:20.0 2020-11-19

20 km WNW of Húsavík, Iceland / pop: 2,200 / local time: 17:21:20.0 2020-11-19