Accidents and disasters

Relatives react as rescue teams recover the bodies of victims killed in an earthquake in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. Rescuers were still struggling to reach all of the affected areas and authorities expect the death toll to rise. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 07, 2018 - 8:13 pm
TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — The rescue team had done everything it could to locate the body of the man, who had been killed instantly when a massive earthquake collapsed his home Sunday night on the Indonesian island of Lombok. They used hacksaws to cut a square into concrete wall. They used crowbars...
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Crystal Easter uses a pot of water to put out spot fires around her home, as her neighbor's home burns to the ground in the background, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Spring Valley, Calif. The Ranch Fire spotted 200 yards across the valley, burning two homes in Spring Valley. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 6:45 pm
Firefighters struggled against rugged terrain, high winds and an August heat wave Tuesday to slow the spread of the biggest wildfire ever recorded in California, an inferno that exploded to be nearly the size of Los Angeles in just 11 days. The 450-square-mile (1,165-square-kilometer) blaze,...
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A view of the highway the day after a tanker truck hauling liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, rammed a truck stuck in a line of traffic, taking fire and then exploding, shooting a fireball across the raised highway's eight lanes and collapsing part of it, in Bologna, northern Italy, Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Prosecutors have opened an investigation on the accident. (Giorgio Benvenuti/ANSA via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 1:01 pm
MILAN (AP) — Italy's prime minister visited people who were injured when a truck carrying highly flammable gas crashed and exploded on a highway near Bologna, saying Tuesday it was important to understand what happened to prevent future tragedies. Prosecutors have opened an investigation of Monday'...
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August 07, 2018 - 11:26 am
LONDON (AP) — A British judge has sentenced a driver to six years in prison for hitting two pedestrians moments after he sent a text on his phone. Judge Robert Altham told 26-year-old Mohmed Salman Patel that he was so distracted he might as well have been driving with his eyes closed. Altham says...
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A firefighter jumps off a small mound while working on a fire near the village of Monchique, in southern Portugal's Algarve region, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. Emergency services in Portugal say they are still fighting a major wildfire on the south coast that threatened to engulf a hillside town overnight. (AP Photo/Javier Fergo)
August 07, 2018 - 10:53 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Firefighters and anxious residents braced Tuesday for a fifth straight night of battling a major wildfire that is racing across tinder-dry forested hills in southern Portugal. The blaze is sending high plumes of smoke across the Algarve region's famous beaches and bringing...
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Visitors at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo were evacuated to Cheyenne Mountain High School and waited to be picked up after a powerful hailstorm storm hit the zoo Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Brandon Sneide, left, and his family were caught in the gift shop at the zoo. His son, Gabriel Sneide, clutches a stuffed animal from the zoo while he hugs his brother, Maximus Sneide. Savannah Sneide gets a hug from Sneide's girlfriend, Rebecca Andrews, while they wait for a ride. (Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
August 07, 2018 - 10:44 am
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A busy Colorado zoo was closed Tuesday as officials assessed damage from a severe hail storm that sent five people to the hospital and killed two zoo birds. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo suffered extensive property damage in Monday afternoon's short but intense storm. The...
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August 07, 2018 - 8:16 am
MILAN (AP) — Officials have evacuated a valley in northwestern Italy after a huge landslide swept away several cars along a well-traveled road, killing a couple trapped inside one. The news agency ANSA reported that rescue workers recovered the body of the second victim, a Milan woman, on Tuesday,...
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Rescuers carry the body of an earthquake victim recovered from the collapsed Jabal Nur Mosque in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. Rescuers were still struggling to reach all of the affected areas and authorities expect the death toll to rise. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 07, 2018 - 6:59 am
LADING-LADING, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Lombok island (all times local): 3 p.m. A man who narrowly escaped from the Jabal Nur mosque that collapsed during an earthquake in Lombok on Sunday evening says there were about 100 people praying inside when the...
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Rescuers carry a body of an earthquake victim recovered from the collapsed Jabal Nur Mosque in North Lombok, Indonesia, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. The north of Lombok was devastated by the powerful quake that struck Sunday night, damaging thousands of buildings and killing a large number of people. Rescuers were still struggling to reach all of the affected areas and authorities expect the death toll to rise. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
August 07, 2018 - 6:35 am
LADING-LADING, Indonesia (AP) — Soldiers have pulled a man alive from the rubble of a large mosque flattened by an earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok, while thousands of homeless villagers waited for aid Tuesday and stranded tourists camped at beaches and in the lobbies of damaged hotels...
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August 07, 2018 - 5:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — A fire at a home for asylum-seekers in western Germany has left eight people injured. Police say a resident of the home is suspected of starting the blaze and has been arrested. The fire in Bergisch Gladbach, near Cologne, broke out on Monday evening. Police said Tuesday that a...
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