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Askari park incident: Eyewitness account

An eyewitnesses of an amusement park ride accident at the Askari amusement park spoke to SAMAA TV. Read full story here: Girl killed, eight injured as Askari park ride falls

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July 15, 2018


Karachi: Girl killed, 16 injured as Askari park ride falls

A 10-year-old girl was killed and at least 16 others were injured Sunday when a ride collapsed in Karachi’s Askari Amusement Park, SAMAA reported. Hundreds of visitors were present in the newly inaugurated park when the incident occurred. Rescue teams rushed to the scene and pulled the injured from the fallen ride. The injured were…

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July 15, 2018


Video: Hoarding structure falls in PPP rally; many injured

A wooden structure of advertisement hoarding fell on participants during the public meeting of Pakistan People’s Party in Lahore. Dozens of people were injured in tragedy at the rally that was addressed by PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari on Monday. Watch this video…

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February 5, 2018


Root falls after 3,000-run milestone

DUBAI: England batsman Joe Root completed 3,000 Test runs during the fifth day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Monday before losing his wicket just 10 runs later. The 24-year-old reached the milestone when he pushed paceman Wahab Riaz towards square-leg for his 61st run, achieving the feat in his 34th Test….

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October 26, 2015


Oil heads for eighth straight week of falls

SINGAPORE: Oil headed for its eighth straight weekly decline in Asia Friday, as sharp falls in equities added to worries lacklustre global economic growth will hurt energy demand in an oversupplied market. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for October delivery, a new contract, lost 49 cents to $40.83 a barrel in late-morning trade, while…

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August 21, 2015


Oil falls on prospect of higher Iranian exports

LONDON: Oil prices fell on Wednesday as investors digested the likely impact of increasing Iranian fuel exports at a time of heavy oversupply. A milestone nuclear deal reached on Tuesday between six world powers and Iran will mean sanctions that have limited sales of Iranian oil for several years are likely to be lifted in…

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July 15, 2015


Oil prices edge up after two days of steep falls

SINGAPORE: Crude oil prices recovered on Thursday after a two-day slide, although high U.S. stocks and strong global production, along with a firm dollar, were keeping markets under pressure. The gains followed two days of steep falls as a resurgent dollar weighed on the market amid concerns that U.S. crude supplies may have started rising…

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May 28, 2015


One killed, 17 injured as van falls into ravine

SHANGLA: A man was killed while seventeen more, including women and children, were injured as a van fell into a ravine here on Monday. According to rescue and police sources, the accident took place at Alpuri area in which a man was killed and 17 others injured. The injured  people were shifted to a hospital…

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May 25, 2015


Six die as van falls into ravine

BANNU: At least six people were killed while several others injured after a speedy van fell into a ravine here on Sunday. According to rescue sources, the van fell into a ravine at Litambar Road of the city. The van was going to Karak from Kohat. The dead bodies and injured people were shifted to…

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May 24, 2015


Oil falls after hitting 2015 highs

SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell on Thursday after hitting 2015 highs in the previous session as an OPEC delegate indicated the group would stick to its strategy of pursuing market share rather than cutting output and traders took profit from a multi-week rally. Stronger-than-expected demand growth and a slowdown in crude supply has lifted oil prices…

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May 7, 2015


England hold upper hand as Chanderpaul falls in 2nd Test

ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA: England consolidated their early advantage on the opening rain-shortened day of the second Test against the West Indies by taking two critical wickets in the afternoon session to reduce the home side to 102 for four at tea at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada on Tuesday. Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes…

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April 22, 2015


Madonna falls off stage

Pop veteran Madonna dragged to the ground by her cape during a glittering event of Brit Awards. Madonna took to the stage flanked by muscled male dancers wearing horns, her long black cape caught and dragged her down a set of stage steps in a dramatic fall. But the 56-year-old gamely shrugged off the mishap,…

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February 26, 2015


Cricket: Gayle falls short again

NELSON: Chris Gayle's big-score drought continued Monday when he was removed for 36 after the West Indies were sent in to bat against Ireland in the World Cup fixture in Nelson. The big hitting opener has bagged 21 ODI centuries and 46 half-centuries in his 16-year career. But since hitting 109 against Sri Lanka in…

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February 15, 2015


Oil falls further in Asian trade

SINGAPORE: Oil fell further in Asia Monday, with weak demand and a supply glut putting relentless pressure on prices already at their lowest in five and a half years, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for February delivery was down 81 cents at $47.55 a barrel in mid-morning trade and Brent crude for…

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January 12, 2015


Euro falls to 9-year low, Asia shares lackluster

TOKYO: The euro hit a nearly nine-year low versus the dollar on Monday as investors bet on quantitative easing by the European Central Bank while Asian shares were subdued as soft manufacturing surveys soured the mood. The euro fell to as low as $1.18605, its weakest level since March 2006, having fallen below an important…

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January 5, 2015


Van falls into ravine killing six in Azad Kashmir

MUZAFFARABAD: At least six passengers were killed and nearly a dozen others critically wounded on Wednesday when their van plunged into a deep ravine near Muzaffarabad town of Azad Kashmir, Samaa reported. According to police and rescue officials, the ill-fated van carrying at least 20 people veered off a narrow road, plunging hundreds of feet…

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December 31, 2014


Four die as car falls into ravine

ISLAMABAD: At least four people were killed while one was injured as a speedy car fell into a ravine here on Wednesday. According to police, the accident took place in sector E/11 of the city. The police and locals took the bodies out of the ravine. SAMAA

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December 31, 2014


Oil falls to 5 1/2-year low, Asian shares on defensive

TOKYO: Oil prices sank more than two percent to 5 1/2-year lows early on Monday on concerns about a supply glut and slower global growth, feeding fears for energy and commodities producers and exporters. Investors were nervous after U.S. shares posted their biggest weekly fall in 2 1/2-years last week on losses led by energy…

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December 15, 2014


Oil plunges to new 4-year lows

NEW YORK: Global oil prices plunged Friday to new four-year lows after the OPEC oil-producing cartel decided to maintain crude output in an oversupplied market. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for delivery in January closed at $66.15 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, down $7.54 from the closing price Wednesday. It was the…

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November 28, 2014


Asian shares slip, oil falls

TOKYO: Asian shares gave back some of this week's China-inspired gains on Tuesday, while oil prices slipped as traders lowered their expectations of a significant output cut at this week's OPEC meeting. Financial spreadbetter IG expected Britain's FTSE 100 to open unchanged to 0.1 percent higher, with Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 seen up…

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November 25, 2014


18 die as jeep falls into gorge in Neelum Valley

MUZAFFARABAD: At least 18 people lost their lives when their vehicle they were travelling in fell into a deep ravine in Neelum Valley of Azad Kashmir, Samaa reported Tuesday. According to police and rescue officials, the incident took place in Jagran area where a jeep carrying at least 22 people veered off the narrow Neelum…

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October 21, 2014