August 21, 2018

Rescue bid to save trapped coal miners in Wales

Rescuers say they are "hopeful and optimistic" that four miners trapped 90m underground in the Gleision Colliery in Wales will be freed. The men have been trapped by water at Gleision Colliery near Cilybebyll, Pontardawe in the Swansea Valley since Thursday morning. No contact has yet been … [Read more...]

Explosion at French nuclear site kills one, injures four

One person has been killed and four injured, one seriously, in a blast at the Marcoule nuclear site in southern France. Officials have been quick to point out that there was no risk of a radioactive leak after the blast, which was caused by a fire near a furnace in the Centraco radioactive waste … [Read more...]

Man decapitates himself test driving hovercraft

A man has been decapitated in front of his partner as he was test-driving a homebuilt hovercraft in Auckland, New Zealand. The 40-year-old had built the hovercraft from a kitset and was testing it for the first time when something went wrong with the engine, causing a blade to strike his … [Read more...]

Gas explosion in Auckland leaves one dead, six injured

A gas explosion in a tunnel on Mt Smart Road where a water main was being connected has left a 48 year-old woman dead and six men injured in the Auckland suburb of Onehunga today. Fire Service assistant area commander Wayne Highet said there were seven confirmed casualties from the blast - one of … [Read more...]