· May, 2014

Stories about Disaster from May, 2014

Colombia: 32 Children Die in Fire

  18 May 2014

Colombian outlets are reporting [es] the death of 32 children caused by fire in a bus, in the township of Fundación, in Magdalena, North of Colombia. The tragic event occured by noon on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Even though the facts are under investigation, there are speculations that the vehicle...

Paraguay: Heavy Rains Complicate Assistance Efforts in Affected Areas

  12 May 2014

The heavy rains affecting the Southwestern Paraguayan department of Ñeembucú raise concerns as 100% of the agricultural production for self-consumption has been destroyed, according the local media [es] reports. On Monday, May 12, the delivery of goods had to be suspended due to weather harshness. Aldo Saldívar, director of logistic...

South Korea: Subway Crash, in the Wake of Ferry Disaster

  7 May 2014

In South Korean capital Seoul, two subway trains collided last week, injuring over 200 passengers, mostly minor injuries. The accident occurred in the wake of the Sewol ferry disaster, and the timing of the event and passengers’ immediate responses to the crash have further fueled discussion. Noticeably, most of subway...

South Korea: Stunning Sand Animation Video about Ferry Disaster

  6 May 2014

Various artists have joined in paying tribute to the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster which cost over 260 lives, most of them high school students. This stunning sand animation video commemorating the victims and their families uses nothing but sand on a flat surface and artist's fingers to arrange...

Colombia: Collapse of a Mine Causes Death and Destruction

  1 May 2014

At least three people died people and between 25 and 30 got trapped after the collapse of an illegally operated mine in the department of Cauca, Soutwest of Colombia, as reported [es] local media on Thursday, May 1. HSBNoticias informed on Twitter: [FOTOS] [+18] Se lleva a cabo el rescate...