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Toll rises to 7 after earthquake in South African mine

Toll rises to 7 after earthquake in South African mine

JOHANNESBURG: An earthquake that hit a South African gold mine claimed a total of seven lives, its owner said Saturday, after rescue operations were completed at the site outside Johannesburg. The epicentre of the 2.2-magnitude quake was close to where the miners were working on Thursday, and 13 employees were trapped about three kilometres (two […]

Many feared dead as avalanche hits Italy hotel after earthquake

Many feared dead as avalanche hits Italy hotel after earthquake

ROME: An avalanche hit a small hotel in the mountains of central Italy overnight after a series of strong earthquakes in the area, and up to 30 people might be buried under the snow, officials said. “Around 30 people are unaccounted for, between guests and workers at the Hotel Rigopiano in Farindola,” Fabrizio Curcio, head […]