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US school shooting leaves 20-50 hurt, assailant ‘still at large’

MIAMI: Police launched a manhunt on Wednesday for a shooter who opened fire at a high school in Florida, reportedly leaving between 20 and 50 people injured, officials said. The shooting took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, a city in the southern part of the state between Boca Raton and Fort…

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Two children killed after car crashes in to Australian classroom

SYDNEY: Two eight-year-old boys were killed and another three children badly hurt after a car crashed into a classroom in Sydney on Tuesday, Australian police said, reported Reuters. A sports utility vehicle smashed through the wooden wall of the school in Sydney’s west, where 24 primary-age children were in class with their teacher, police said…

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Play chess if you don’t want to get hurt, says Keane

NEWS DESK: Manchester United legend Roy Keane has responded to growing fears about the damage done by concussions in sport by telling stars to ‘play chess’ if they are worried about getting hurt, reported AFP. Keane now serves as assistant to Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and his country can no longer call on…

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13 die, 120 hurt as train derails in Balochistan

QUETTA/MACHH:  At least thirteen people were killed and more than 120 others injured on Tuesday when four coaches of a passenger train derailed in a remote mountainous area of Balochistan, Samaa reported. Rawalpindi-bound Jaffar Express met the accident near Aab-e-Gham railway station, a few kilometres from Machh town in Bolan district. The accident occurred after…

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Multiple bombings rock Kabul; 35 dead, hundreds hurt

KABUL: Multiple bombings rocked Kabul Friday, killing at least 35 people and wounding hundreds more in the first major attacks in the Afghan capital since the announcement of Taliban leader Mullah Omar's death. The explosions, which devastated buildings and overwhelmed hospitals with casualties, mark the deadliest day in Kabul since the end of the NATO…

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Over 80 hurt as mouse sparks Casablanca masjid crush

RABAT: A mouse triggered panic and a crush in a Casablanca masjid has left more than 80 injured, mostly women, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported. The incident occurred in the city's Hassan II masjid, which was packed during evening prayers Tuesday, the holiest night of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, MAP said. “Eighty-one…

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One decapitated, several hurt in France 'terrorist' attack

PARIS: At least one suspected Islamist launched a daylight raid on a gas factory in eastern France Friday, pinning a decapitated head to the gates and injuring at least two others with explosive devices. “The intent was without doubt to cause an explosion. It was a terrorist attack,” said President Francois Hollande in Brussels, cutting…

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Road accident leaves 5 dead, 30 hurt

MUZAFFARGARH: At least five people were killed while more than thirty others injured in a road accident here on Friday. According to police, the accident took place near Sultan city where a truck collided with a speedy passenger coach, leaving two dead and 15 others injured. The coach was going to Rawalpindi from Karachi. The…

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Three die, 5 hurt in Thatta road accident

THATTA: At least three people were killed while five others, including women, sustained injuries as a speedy van collided with a car here on Saturday. According to reports, the accident took place at Gaju area of Thatta where a Karachi-bound speedy coaster collided with a car, leaving three people dead. The victims were identified as…

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Twenty children hurt in Multan school roof collapse

MULTAN: More than twenty children sustained injuries after a roof of an old school collpsed here on Saturday. According to Samaa's correspondent, seven children were shifted to Nishtar Hospital for treatment after the roof of school, situated at Basti Ali Wala, collapsed. Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif took notice of the incident and directed authorities…

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One US Marine dead, 21 hurt in 'hard landing'

WASHINGTON: One Marine was killed and 21 others required hospital treatment after their MV-22 Osprey aircraft made a “hard landing” during training in Hawaii on Sunday, the US military said. The “mishap” was under investigation, a Marine statement said, and residents told local media they saw thick, black smoke rising from the area around Bellows…

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One killed, 10 hurt as bus runs over pedestrians in Karachi

KARACHI: A passenger bus went out of driver’s control and ran over pedestrians in a busy market of Karachi, killing a man and injuring ten others, Samaa reported Tuesday. According to initial reports, the incident took place in Liaqatabad where a fast-moving passenger coach ran over pedestrians, leaving at least 11 critically injured. Reports said…

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Seven hurt as car bomb hits Thai tourist island of Samui

KOH SAMUI: A car bomb on the Thai resort island of Samui has wounded seven people, including an Italian girl, police said Saturday, in a further blow to the country's tarnished reputation as a top tourist destination. The bomb, packed inside a Mazda pick-up truck with false number plates, was detonated remotely by mobile phone…

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Ooowl, that hurt! Rogue bird sows terror in Dutch city

THE HAGUE: The northern Dutch town of Purmerend has advised residents to arm themselves with an umbrella when going out at night after a mysterious spate of bloody rogue owl attacks. Over the last three weeks, the European eagle owl has silently swooped on dozens of residents of the usually peaceful town, with many victims…

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Women, children hurt in roof collapse incident

LAHORE: At least two women and as many children were injured as roof of their old house collapsed here on Monday. According to rescue sources, the incident took place near Shadewal Chowk in Johar Town. The injured women and children were shifted to hospital for treatment where doctors termed their condition satisfactory. SAMAA

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Road accident leaves two dead, 8 hurt in Karachi

KARACHI: At least two persons were killed while eight others injured as two speedy vehicles collided here on Wednesday. According to rescue sources, the accident took place at Mauripur Road of Karachi where collision between the vehicles left two people dead. The bodies and injured people were shifted to hospital for legal formalities and treatment….

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Bannu accident leaves five dead, 12 hurt

BANNU: At least five people were killed while twelve others injured after a passenger bus collided with a speedy oil tanker here on Thursday morning. According to police and rescue sources, the accident took place due to dense fog at Indus highway. Bodies of the victims and injured people were shifted to hospital. SAMAA

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Explosion in Sibbi leaves 3 hurt

SIBBI: At least three people were injured in an explosion that took place at Tareen Chowk of the city on Thursday. According to police, the explosive material was planted in a motorcycle. Rescue workers reached at the scene soon after the incident and shifted the injured people to a hospital for treatment. SAMAA

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PPP leader hurt in Burewala firing incident

BUREWALA: Pakistan People's Party’s (PPP) ex-MPA Sardar Khalid Saleem Bhatti was shifted to hospital after he sustained injuries in a firing incident here on Wednesday. According to police, unidentified gunmen opened fire on Bhatti’s car, leaving him injured on the spot. The ex-MPA was shifted to DHQ hospital for urgent treatment. Bhatti was elected as…

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Road accidents leave six dead, 50 hurt

SHIKARPUR/ D.I KHAN: As many as six people were killed while more than 50 injured in three road accidents in different areas of the country on Saturday. According to police and rescue sources, the accidents took place in Shikarpur, Dera Islamil Khan and Khairpur cities of the country in which the people died and injured. Four…

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Seven hurt in Karachi cracker blast

KARACHI: At least seven people were injured on Tuesday in a cracker blast near Karadhar police station in old city area, Samaa reports. Our correspondent said that unknown miscreants hurled a cracker near the gate of Karadhar police station in Bolton market area. He said injured were shifted to nearby hospital while chaotic scenes following…

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