Gulf Times - rescue-operations
California mudslides demolish homes, killing at least 13

California mudslides demolish homes, killing at least 13

Mudslides unleashed by a ferocious storm demolished homes in southern California and killed at least 13 people, police said on Tuesday.

Hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations

Hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations

Foreign teams from Japan, the US and elsewhere were working with dogs and hi-tech gear to try to detect signs of life under the rubble.

Five climbers die in 200-metre fall in Austrian Alps

Five climbers die in 200-metre fall in Austrian Alps

One of the six has been identified as a 34-year old man from the German state of Bavaria, and the rest of the team were also likely from Germany, rescue operations chief Martin Reichholf said.

Sri Lanka landslides, floods kill at least 25 people

Sri Lanka landslides, floods kill at least 25 people

Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 25 people while dozens are missing after torrential rain, officials said on Friday, as soldiers fanned out in boats and in helicopters to help with rescue operations.

Ooredoo to power rescue drone project by Qatari startup

Ooredoo to power rescue drone project by Qatari startup

A life-saving drone project developed by a Qatari startup aims to revolutionise emergency and rescue operations, specifically near coastal areas around Qatar, using state-of-the-art connectivity solutions from Ooredoo.

Nigeria church roof collapse leaves over 50 dead

Nigeria church roof collapse leaves over 50 dead

More than 50 people died when a church roof collapsed on worshippers in southeastern Nigeria on Saturday but fears mounted of a significantly higher toll as rescue operations continued on Sunday.

Hopes fade for 150 feared buried in Sri Lanka landslides

Hopes fade for 150 feared buried in Sri Lanka landslides

Hopes faded on Thursday for the survival of about 150 people trapped under the mud and rubble of two landslides in Sri Lanka, as heavy rain hampered rescue operations and the death toll from the disaster rose to 41.