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Tourists, trapped in Mont Blanc cable car overnight, rescued

Dozens of tourists, including a 10-year-old child, were safely rescued Friday after being trapped in cable cars dangling above the slopes of Mont Blanc in the Alps overnight......»»

Category: newsSource: mb.com.ph mb.com.phSep 9th, 2016

110 tourists rescued after being trapped in Mont Blanc cable cars for hours

PARIS -- A total of 110 tourists have been safely rescued after being trapped in Mont Blanc cable cars nearly a day this week, reports said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 10th, 2016

33 tourists in cable cars set to be rescued after night stuck in Alps

More than 30 tourists, including a 10-year-old child, who were trapped overnight in cable cars thousands of metres up in the French Alps were set to reach the ground early Friday, the operators said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2016

Pinay missing after Taiwan quake

A Filipina caretaker is among those missing in the 6.4-magnitude quake that shook the east coast of Taiwan, authorities yesterday said. “We have a report that a Filipina caretaker is missing and presumed trapped in one of the damaged (buildings),” said the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco) in Taiwan.The earthquake caused buildings to crumble in the Taiwanese city of Halien, trapping people inside. Taiwan government said the quake had left seven dead and 200 injured.Meco chairman Lito Banayo, in a television interview, said a team led by Philippine Labor Attache Cesar Chavez has reached the site to check on the search operations for the Filipina caretaker.The team, he added, is also checking on possible injured Filipinos in the hospitals damaged by the tremor, but it has seen none so far.According to Banayo, four commercial buildings in the area are either collapsed or tilting following the quake, while two residential buildings were also damaged.“It’s not as bad as it may sound,” he said. In Hualien, rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city.Emergency responders were focusing on a 12-story apartment block and a nearby hotel, both of which were leaning dangerously with their lower floors pancaked after the 6.4-magnitude quake hit the popular tourist city late Tuesday. There were grave concerns for the badly leaning Yun Tsui residential building, which also housed a restaurant, shops and a hostel. The national fire agency said 88 persons were unaccounted for as of 2 p.m. (0600 GMT) but it was not immediately clear how many of those were trapped inside buildings. Dozens of residents — and a string of pets — were rescued with ropes and ladders overnight. But fire department staff at the site told Agence France Presse at least four bodies had been pulled out of the building in the day. Officials temporarily suspended rescue efforts late afternoon over fears the building might slip further as engineers raced to push large concrete clocks and steel bars against the leaning side.At the Marshal Hotel, which was also leaning and badly damaged, at least two persons were killed when the lower floors collapsed. But most residents got out and authorities said they believed there were no more people trapped inside. Tourists rescued President Tsai Ing-wen visited the apartment block Wednesday morning.“Now is the prime time for our rescue efforts, our first priority is to save people,” she said in a Facebook post.Hualien is one of Taiwan’s most popular tourist hubs as it lies on the picturesque east coast rail line and near the popular Taroko Gorge.The government said 17 foreigners sought medical treatment for minor injuries.Local resident Blue Hsu said some of those carried out of the hotel were foreigners. “The lower floors sunk into the ground and I saw panicked tourists being rescued from the hotel,” eyewitness Blue Hsu told AFP.Officials also said 214 persons had been injured in the quake, with 117 rescued from damaged buildings so far. Some 830 people were in shelters while 1,900 houses were without power. Jason Faustino with AFP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Tourists stuck in French Alps cable cars set for rescue

COURMAYEUR, Italy: More than 30 tourists who spent a terrifying night in cable cars in the French Alps were set to be brought to the ground Friday, operators said. A total of 110 people became trapped when the cable cars ground to a halt shortly before 4:.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 9th, 2016

Cops rescue 2 siblings trapped in floods

Police rescued two daughters of an overseas Filipino worker who were trapped in floodwaters at the height of Typhoon Karding in Pasig City on Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Thailand’s soccer boys prepare to ordain as Buddhist novices

MAE SAI, Thailand --- The young soccer teammates and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand took part in a Buddhist ceremony Tuesday as they prepared to be ordained to become Buddhist novices and monks. Eleven of the 12 boys and their coach prayed to ancient relics and offered drinks and desserts in gilded bowls to spirits in a ceremony at a Buddhist temple. The 12th team member who was trapped in the cave won't take part because he isn't Buddhist. The boys, whose ages range from 11 to 16, will be ordained to become Buddhist novices in a ceremony on Wednesday, while the 25-year-old coach will be ordained as a monk, said Parchon Pratsakul...Keep on reading: Thailand’s soccer boys prepare to ordain as Buddhist novices.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Southeast Asia’s boating accidents

On July 5, a boat carrying 105 tourists made global headlines when it capsized off the coast of the popular Thai holiday destination, Phuket, killing 47 Chinese passengers. The Phoenix was caught in a storm on its way back from Koh Racha and was repeatedly battered by large waves, causing it to flood and list to one side, The Straits Times reported. Those on board donned life jackets and prepared the boat's inflatable life rafts, but while some were rescued, dozens remained missing. A long search of the area slowly yielded the bodies of those unaccounted for, some of them from within the sunken vessel, AFP reported. According to The Nation, thousands of Chinese tourists cancelle...Keep on reading: Southeast Asia’s boating accidents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

If you like MAGA, you ll love Trump s Supreme Court choice

President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. AP PHOTO First things first. Kudos are in order to tiny Thailand. It rescued 12 boys trapped in a cave for weeks and di.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Pogba dedicates France win to Thai cave survivors

    SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia – Paul Pogba dedicated France's World Cup semifinal win against Belgium to the 12 boys who survived a harrowing ordeal trapped underground in Thailand. The final 5 members of a young football team were rescued from a flooded Thai cave on Tuesday after spending 18 harrowing days ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Rescued Thai soccer team unable to attend World Cup final

By Graham Dunbar, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — The youth soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand will be unable to accept FIFA's invitation to attend the World Cup final. The last four of the boys and the team's 25-year-old coach were rescued Tuesday from a flooded cave in northern Thailand, ending an ordeal that lasted more than two weeks. "We have been informed by the Football Association of Thailand that due to medical reasons, the boys will not be in a position to travel to Moscow for the FIFA World Cup final," the sport's governing body said Tuesday after the rescue operation was completed. Eight more boys had been rescued in the previous two days after becoming trapped by rising water levels. "FIFA's priority remains the health of everyone involved in the operation," the governing body said. FIFA leaders will meet with Thai soccer officials in Moscow on the sidelines of the World Cup final on Sunday. "We will look into finding a new opportunity to invite the boys to a FIFA event to share with them a moment of communion and celebration," FIFA said in a statement. FIFA expressed "profound gratitude to all persons involved in the rescue operation," and condolences for the family of the Thai Navy SEAL diver who died. England defender Kyle Walker also sent a message on Twitter after the "amazing news" of the rescue. Amazing news that all of the Thai kids are out of the cave safely! I'd like to send out shirts to them! Is there anyone who can help with an address? @England pic.twitter.com/pQYwW4SPh7 — Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) July 10, 2018 "I'd like to send out shirts to them! Is there anyone who can help with an address?" Walker wrote. Manchester United extended an invitation to the team to visit in the months ahead. #MUFC is relieved to learn that the 12 footballers and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand are now safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected.We would love to welcome the team from Wild Boars Football Club and their rescuers to Old Trafford this coming season. pic.twitter.com/5CGMoD1Msq— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 10, 2018 "We would love to welcome the team from Wild Boars Football Club and their rescuers to Old Trafford this coming season," the club said on its official Twitter account. In 2010, Man United hosted a group of miners from Chile who spent almost 10 weeks underground before being rescued......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team, coach out of cave

Published: 7:59 p.m., July 10, 2018 | Updated: 10:29 p.m., July 10, 2018 MAE SAI, Thailand --- A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in northern Thailand has saved all 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending a grueling 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver and riveted people around the world. Thailand's Navy SEALs, who were central to the rescue effort, said on their Facebook page that the remaining four boys and their 25-year-old coach were all brought out safely Tuesday. Eight of the boys were rescued by a team of Thai and international divers on Sunday and Monday. "We...Keep on reading: After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team, coach out of cave.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

All 12 boys and coach rescued from Thai cave

MAE SAI, Thailand (7th UPDATE) –  All 12 boys and their coach who became trapped in a flooded Thai cave more than a fortnight ago have been rescued, the Navy SEALs announced on Tuesday, July 10, completing an astonishing against-the-odds rescue mission that has captivated the world. The Thai SEALs ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Sky partners with RunRio for Siargao International Marathon this weekend

To continue its zero-waste management and mangrove protection projects in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, running events company Runrio Events, Inc. is holding the Siargao International Marathon with cable, direct-to-home, and broadband provider SKY as official media partner. Thousands of local and international tourists as well as island residents are expected to participate in the destination run on Saturday (July 14) at the Muncipality of del Carmen. The race has five distance categories—3km, 5km, 10km, 21km, and 42km. Island residents may also join for free in the 5km category. “SKY has always been passionate about protecting the environment. We’ve held the SKYathon beach run in the past years for Boracay’s coral reef rehabilitation. Now, we would like to contribute to Siargao’s environmental care by becoming a media partner for the Siargao International Marathon,” said Delbert Santos II, SKY senior marketing manager. Part of the marathon’s route are the coastlines where mangroves from the project were planted last year. The organizers are also bringing in waste management expert to introduce zero-waste management technology in the island. “As early as now, we would like to prevent any environmental damage to happen in Siargao, especially that the island is becoming popular among tourists. With this project, we would like to educate both locals and tourists on how to take care of the island,” said running coach Rio dela Cruz of Runrio Events, Inc. Interested participants of the Siargao International Marathon may still make last-minute registration by visiting www.runrio.com......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

Thai authorities tight-lipped amid cave rescue

MAE SAI, Thailand — Thai authorities are being tight-lipped about who was inside an ambulance seen leaving the site of a flooded cave Monday, as they were the night before when four of the 13 people trapped inside the underground complex were rescued. Multiple calls to senior government officials and military personnel leading the operation […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

8 rescued from Thai cave, but 5 remain trapped

MAE SAI, Thailand –  Elite divers hauled 4 more young footballers out of a flooded Thai cave on Monday, July 9, authorities said, bringing to 8 the number saved in a stunning rescue mission but still leaving 5 others trapped. "Hooyah," the Thai Navy SEALs, who have played a crucial role ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Four Thai schoolboys rescued from flooded cave

CHIANG RAI – Four of 12 schoolboys have been rescued so far from a flooded Thai cave after divers launched a daring and dangerous mission to free the children and their soccer coach, who were trapped underground for more than two weeks, Thai officials said. “Today we managed to rescue and sent back four children to Chiang Rai Prachanukrua Hospital […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

4 boys rescued from flooded Thai cave

This is a developing story. Please refresh for updates. MAE SAI, THAILAND (4th UPDATE) – Four boys among a group of 13 trapped in a flooded Thai cave for more than a fortnight were rescued on Sunday, July 8, authorities said, raising hopes elite divers would also save the others. The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

Rescue of remaining boys trapped in Thai cave could take 4 days

An ambulance leaves the Tham Luang cave area where divers rescued 4 of 12 boys and their football team coach trapped in a flooded cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Ch.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 left to go

Rescuers in northern Thailand on yesterday extracted four members of a youth soccer team from the cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, part of an ongoing operation to rescue the 12 boys and their coach. The head of the operation said it was going “better than expected.” Source link link: 4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 left to go.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 left to go

Published: 8:04 p.m., July 8, 2018 | Updated: 9:48 p.m., July 8, 2018 MAE SAI, Thailand --- Rescuers in northern Thailand on Sunday extracted four members of a youth soccer team from the cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks, part of an ongoing operation to rescue the 12 boys and their coach. The head of the operation said it was going "better than expected." The operation to rescue the boys, ages 11-16, and their 25-year-old coach by having them dive out of the flooded cave began Sunday morning, with expert divers entering the sprawling complex for the complicated and dangerous mission. Shortly before 8 p.m., Thai Navy SEALs, who are taking part in the rescue...Keep on reading: 4 rescued from Thai cave in risky operation; 9 left to go.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018