By Sylvain Andzongo | DOUALA, Cameroon DOUALA, Cameroon Rescue workers in Cameroon worked overnight to bring to hospital wounded victims of a passenger train crash that killed at least 55 people as work began to clear wreckage from the vital rail line, the railway company said on Saturday.The Central African nation's government said late on Friday that at least 575 people were injured in the accident, which occurred around 11 a.m. local time (1000 GMT) near the town of Eseka, around 120 km (75 miles) west of the capital, Yaounde
By Sylvain Andzongo | ESEKA, Cameroon ESEKA, Cameroon Fourteen people remained trapped on Friday under the wreckage of a packed passenger train that derailed en route between Cameroon's two largest cities, killing at least 55 and injuring 575, the government said in a communique read on state television.The Camrail inter-city train was travelling from the capital, Yaounde, to the port city of Douala when the accident occurred around 11 a.m. local time (1000 GMT) near the train station in the town of Eseka, around 120 km (75 miles) west of the capital."There was a loud noise. I looked back and the wagons behind us left the rails and started rolling over and over.
By Nate Raymond | NEW YORK NEW YORK A Colombian drug trafficker who the U.S. government says was the ringleader of an extensive network that shipped thousands of kilograms of cocaine to the United States was sentenced on Wednesday to 27 years in prison.Maximiliano Bonilla-Orozco, also known as "Valenciano," was sentenced by U.S
By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday the brakes were working on a crowded New Jersey Transit train that crashed into the Hoboken Terminal on Sept. 29, killing one and injuring 110 people.On the day of the accident, the train, which was six minutes late, had four cars when it normally has five cars and was so crowded the conductor said he was unable to collect fares, the NTSB said in a preliminary report on the accident.
By Devika Krishna Kumar | NEW YORK NEW YORK The Southeast United States is expected to be hit with fuel shortages in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, as the storm barrels toward one of the largest energy-consuming regions in the country. Some states are already experiencing supply constraints as motorists fill up tanks as an emergency precaution.
By Nick Carey | CHICAGO CHICAGO Hundreds of flights have been canceled, Florida airports are being shuttered and train services suspended as Hurricane Matthew heads toward the U.S. southeastern coast, with passengers and goods likely to be stranded or delayed through Saturday.Atlanta-based Delta Airlines said 130 flights were canceled on Thursday after the airline halted operations at southern Florida airports including Miami.
On Wednesday, the Bihar transport association announced to suspend its proposed one-day strike on Gandhi Jayanti called in protest against "harassment" of owners, drivers and carriers in the name of prohibition.
CALGARY, Alberta A massive wildfire raged near Fort McMurray, Alberta on Tuesday and threatened major oil sands production facilities, forcing the evacuation of thousands of workers and prolonging a shutdown that cut Canadian oil output by 1 million barrels a day. The fire jumped a critical firebreak late Monday where plants and trees had been removed to stop its spread, moving north of Fort McMurray into oil sand camp areas
JAKARTA Indonesia's transportation ministry will revoke the operating license of a ferry company whose vessel sunk in the Bali Strait on Friday, killing five of the 81 people on board including a mother and her infant child. Indonesia relies heavily on ferry services to connect the main islands in the archipelago, the world's largest. But accidents are common, largely due to years of under-investment in infrastructure and a tendency to overload ferries
NAIROBI Kenya's new Chinese-built rail line will cut through the capital's sprawling sanctuary for lions, giraffes and zebras, wildlife officials said on Friday, replacing the colonial-era railway known as the "Lunatic Express". Kenya's game parks and abundant wildlife draw tourists from across the globe but the government has said that must not stop the east African nation from building infrastructure to speed up development in a country where poverty remains rife
ISMAILIA, Egypt The first cargo ships passed through Egypt's New Suez Canal on Saturday in a test-run before it opens next month, state media reported, 11 months after the army began constructing the $8 billion canal alongside the existing 145-year-old Suez Canal. The new waterway, which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hopes will help expand trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia, will be formally inaugurated on Aug
MANILA Divers will search waters in the central Philippines on Friday for 15 people still missing after a ferry carrying 187 passengers and crew sank a day earlier, killing 38 people, the coast guard said.
Delhi Metro on Thursday received its first driver-less train, equipped with several advanced features, from a Korea-based manufacturer, which will ply on sections of Phase-III of the network, set to be operational by next year end.
The Aam Aadmi Party has released a 70-point manifesto ahead of the Delhi polls on 7 February.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansion. The issue, which is being heard in a California administrative court and whose outcome will not be known until next year, pits Uber against the California Public Utilities Commission.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday called for a change in policy to promote domestic use of bio-diesel in a context where bulk of the fuel produced in the country is being exported.
This acquisition enables L&T Technology Services to consolidate its position as preferred vendor in the $4 billion transportation engineering research & development (ER&D) market.
REUTERS - Handling medical waste generated by an Ebola patient proved to be one of the contingencies that U.S. hospitals were unprepared for, a top U.S. health official said on Saturday, adding that it "took longer than we would have wished" to fix the problem.