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At least 300 people were evacuated early Sunday in Atitalaquia, a city in central Mexico, due to a fire at a pesiticide plant that unleashed a "toxic cloud," the Hidalgo state emergency management office said. continue reading »
The death toll from a fireworks explosion in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala has risen to 14, authorities said Saturday. The state government said in a statement that nine people died at the site of the accident in the village of Jesus Tepactepec - eight men and one woman - while five others seriously injured in the blast, including one child, passed away in area hospitals. continue reading »
Nine people were killed Friday when a vehicle carrying fireworks exploded during a religious festival in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala, authorities said. continue reading »
Carnival decided to evacuate about 5,000 passengers and crewmembers from its cruise ship Dream after they were stranded at the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, where the enormous vessel has been docked since Wednesday night after experiencing technical problems. continue reading »
Today in Latin American history, a fire in the 25-story Joelma Building in Sao Paulo, Brazil killed 189 and injured 293 in 1974. At 8:50am on 1 February 1974, an air conditioning unit on the twelfth floor overheated, starting a fire. continue reading »
A fire that broke out in a building under construction Saturday took the lives of 10 workers on Moscow's south side, according to medical services in the Russian capital. continue reading »
The storm is centered about 240 miles south of Acapulco, with sustained winds close to 90 mph! continue reading »