254 dead in Colombia mudslides, including 43 children

first_imgDevastating mudslides in the Colombian town of Mocoa killed at least 254 people including 43 children, President Juan Manuel Santos said Sunday, as survivors described gruesome scenes amid the ruins.Santos, who traveled to the southern town to personally oversee relief operations, warned the toll could keep climbing.“Unfortunately, these are still preliminary figures,” he wrote on Twitter, after giving an earlier toll of 210.“We offer our prayers for all of them. We send our condolences and the entire country’s sympathies to their families.”More than 200 were injured in the disaster.Survivors and rescuers kept up a bleak search for victims in the muck and debris.Covered in mud, 38-year-old Marta Gomez told of going to search for her missing niece — and making a chilling find instead.“I went to look for my niece, but I couldn’t find her. I dug and dug and found what turned out to be a baby’s hand. It was horrible,” she said in a shelter set up for the newly homeless.As she stood in line waiting to register for government assistance for those who lost their houses, Gomez told AFP she had given up on finding her niece.“The mud took her away. I’ll never see her again,” she said, clinging to the leash of her equally muddy German shepherd.Rescuers worked in stifling heat under a cloudy sky in the remote Amazon town, the capital of Putumayo department.The debris left by the mudslides was everywhere: buried cars, uprooted trees, children’s toys and stray shoes sticking up out of the mud.The torrent of mud, boulders and debris struck the town with little warning late Friday after days of heavy rains that caused three area rivers to flood.It swept away homes, bridges, vehicles and trees, leaving piles of wrecked timber.Most of the hardest-hit neighborhoods in the town of 40,000 are poor and populated with people uprooted during Colombia’s five-decade-long civil war.Santos declared an emergency to speed up aid operations.Health authorities said they had dispatched sanitation specialists in hopes of preventing outbreaks of disease.Santos said four emergency water treatment plants would be set up “to avoid an epidemic and an even bigger public health crisis.”An unexpected offer of help also came from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a leftist rebel group engaged in a historic peace process with the government.It said FARC members were prepared to help rebuild the town.Marta Ceballos, a 44-year-old street vendor, said she lost everything, but is thankful her family is alive.“To see how some people screamed, and others cried, ran, tried to flee in cars, on motorcycles, and how they were trapped in the mud. It’s all too, too difficult,” she told AFP.Electricity and running water have yet to be restored to Mocoa. Local authorities said repairing the electrical substation would take time.There were reports of people looting stores searching for bottled water.“There are lots of people in the streets, lots of people displaced and many houses have collapsed,” retired Mocoa resident Hernando Rodriguez, 69, said by telephone.“There were no preparations” for such a disaster, he said.Several deadly landslides have struck Colombia in recent months.A landslide in November killed nine people in the rural southwestern town of El Tambo, officials said.The previous month, 10 people lost their lives in a mudslide in the north of the country.The Pacific rim of South America has been hard hit in recent months by floods and mudslides, with scores killed in Peru and Ecuador.last_img read more

Tindakan Bodoh, Lempar Gulungan Spanduk dan Besi ke Rel Kereta Bisa Membahayakan

first_imgSelain itu gambar lainnya yang diposting menunjukkan sebuah lempengan besi skuter anak-anak terletak 100 meter lebih jauh di jalur barat dekat dengan Lido. Kedua insiden yang diduga terkait tersebut untungnya langsung dilaporkan kepada pihak Polisi Transportasi Inggris.Adanya hal tersebut, membuat warganet mengutuk ‘para idiot’ yang bertanggung jawab atas hal itu meskipun keduanya tidak mungkin menggagalkan kereta. Seorang wanita mengatakan, dirinya tidak percaya betapa bodohnya pelaku yang melemparkan dua barang itu.“Seseorang telah melempar lempengan besi skuter tepat di jalure kerta. Saya hanya berharap ketika kereta berikutnya melintas, maka lempengan besi itu terdorong keluar,” kata wanita itu.“Sepertinya telah sengaja ditempatkan di sana,” ujar warganet lainnya.Tak hanya itu, warganet lain mengatakn, mereka mungkin melakukan ini karena tipsny sudah ditutup. “Benar-benar idiot.”Karena hal ini, juru bicara kepolisian Transportasi Inggris mengatakan, siapa pun yang bertanggung jawab atas tindakan bodoh dan berbahaya ini, membahayakan nyawa para penumpang dan staf kereta api.Baca juga: Video Viral Resepsi Pernikahan di Tengah Rel Kereta Balai Yasa Yogyakarta“Kami mendesak mereka yang berpikir bahwa melemparkan benda ke kereta api atau ke jalur kereta api itu menyenangkan, atau cara yang baik untuk membuang barang-barang rumah tangga mereka, untuk memikirkan konsekuensi dari tindakan mereka, yang dapat mengakibatkan cedera serius atau seseorang terbunuh,” ujar juru bicar kepolisian Transportasi Inggris.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedStasiun Kotawinangun, Cagar Budaya yang Masih Setia Melayani Penumpang28/02/2018In “Darat”Tragedi di Bangkok, Ketika Selfie di Rel Kereta Kembali Merenggut Nyawa12/02/2018In “Darat”Demi Ambil Barang Jatuh, Wanita Ini Nekat Turun ke Rel Lewat Celah Antara Kereta dan Peron12/09/2020In “Darat” Spanduk dan lempengan besi yang dilempar ke rel kereta api (stokesentinel.co.uk) Dua kejadian bodoh yang membahayakan nyawa baru-baru ini terjadi di rel kereta Inggris. Di mana ada dua kejadian yakni gulungan spanduk sepanjang sepuluh meter dan sebuah lempengan besi skuter dilempar ke atas rel kereta api. Insiden ini kemudian dilaporkan ke Polisi Transportasi Inggris.Baca juga: Teror di Stasiun Adelaide, Dua Pria Dorong Mobil ke Lintasan KeretaDiketahui, gulungan spanduk sepanjang sepuluh meter dan lempengan besi skuter tersebut ditemukan di atas rel Stoke-on-Trent. Dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman stokesentinel.co.uk (13/4/2020), postingan sebuah foto di media sosial menunjukkan gulungan spanduk biru bergaris menutupi jalur menuju ke timur dekat dengan jembatan Smithpool Road di Fenton antara Stasiun Stoke dengan Stasiun Longton pada 12 April 2020 kemarin.last_img read more

High school football: Benton edges Woodlawn for fourth straight win

first_imgThe Benton Tigers won their fourth straight game Friday night, edging the Woodlawn Knights 29-28 in a District 1-4A game at Tiger Stadium.Benton improved to 6-3 overall and 5-1 in the district. The Tigers are one game behind undefeated Northwood (9-0, 6-0) going into their regular-season finale Friday against Booker T. Washington (1-8, 0-5) at home. The Falcons, who clinched a share of the title with a 48-14 victory over BTW, close the regular season Thursday night at home against Bossier (1-8, 0-5).Friday’s game was Benton’s fifth in a row decided by four points or less. Three have been decided by one point.“We’re a second-half team or fourth-quarter team, whatever you want to call it,” Benton coach Reynolds Moore said. “Our guys rise up when they need to.” Benton trailed 20-13 then scored 16 straight points. Clint Lasiter’s 11-yard touchown pass to Bubba Osby gave the Tigers a 29-20 lead with 8:36 left in the game.An interception return for a touchdown followed by a two-point conversion got Woodlawn (4-5, 3-3) within one. The Knights had a chance to pull it out at the end, lining up for a 31-yard field goal attempt. After a delay of game penalty moved the ball back, they decided to go for the first down and the Tigers stopped them.Benton cut Woodlawn’s lead to 20-15 with a safety after the Knights were backed up to the 1. Malik Antwine’s 12-yard TD catch and RJ Moore’s PAT gave the Tigers a 22-20 lead.Osby scored Benton’s first touchdown on an 11-yard pass from Lasiter. The Tigers missed another opportunity to score and Woodlawn led 12-7 at the half. One of the Knights’ first-half TDs came on a Pick Six.Benton recovered a Woodlawn fumble on the second-half kickoff and Keldric Moody made the Knights pay, scoring on a 17-yard run to give the Tigers a 13-12 lead.Benton coach Reynolds Moore said the game was “choppy.” “I don’t really know how to say it,” he said. “There was just no real flow to the game.”The Tigers played without standout wide receiver Legend Denler and linebacker Cole Horton, who were both sick. Both were first-team All-Parish selections in 2017 and are multi-year starters.Moore said Reed Bearden and junior Shaw Malley both came in and did outstanding jobs as their replacements.Bearden had started two games when Horton was hurt early in the season. “He’s played behind the Cole the last three years and has just continued to go to work,” Moore said. “He’s played on special teams some this year. Just a great job for us.”Malley has also started a couple of games and has generally rotated in as Benton’s No. 5 receiver. “Shaw stepped in and did a really good job tonight,” Moore said.One of Malley’s catches resulted in a third-down conversion.“Clint scrambled and Shaw came back to him and made a nice catch,” Moore said.Moore was pleased with the way his defense played despite not having Horton and lineman Kershun Shepard, who was lost for the season to an injury during last week’s win against Huntington.But he wasn’t happy with giving up points on offense again.“It’s been our Achilles heal all year,” he said. Before the season, there were those that thought defending champion Benton would finish no better than third or even fourth in the district considering the amount of veteran talent to Tigers lost to graduation from the 2017 11-1 team. When Benton started the season 0-2, it looked like the doubters may have been on to something.But Benton has won six of its last seven, the only loss 28-27 to a Northwood team that’s ranked No. 3 in the state. “What we’re looking at here is we’ve got a chance to get seven wins,” Moore said. “The biggest thing now for us is to be 6-1 in the district.”Moore wasn’t surprised that his team wasn’t among the favorites to win the title, but he knew something others didn’t.“Credit to our guys,” he said. “They didn’t say, ‘Look, we’re going to have a down year. We’ve just got to get through it.’ These guys wanted to step up and make this year a good one as well and they’ve done a great job of that.”Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more