RedskyNews Category: Asia

Sulawesi Indonesia Tsunami 2018: Toll could reach 5000

The official death toll is 1,944 but this number could triple as authorities lose hope of finding survivors. About 5,000 people are still missing, feared death, after an earthquake and tsunami hit Sulawesi just over a week ago. The official

Krakatoa Volcano Indonesia: Level 2 alert as eruption continues

Mount Anak Krakatau, in Sunda Strait, South Lampung, through a visual observation of CCTV from Monday night, October 1, until Tuesday at dawn, showed firelights, incandescent lava spewed to the south and flares were seen in all directions. According to

Pakistanis exposed to mercury pollution

More than 40 per cent of Pakistanis living in urban areas are exposed to mercury contamination through dust particles and bioaccumulation, says a new study. The study, published last month in Science of the Total Environment, amassed hair samples from

Tropics face massive rise in heatwave deaths

Unless tropical countries adapt to warmer temperatures caused by climate change, they are bound to see more heatwave-related deaths, with Brazil, Colombia and the Philippines predicted to have close to 2,000 per cent increase in excess mortality by mid-century, says

4.6 Quake Hits Tokyo…. No it doesn’t

A MAJOR earthquake alert sent over the mobile phone system in Tokyo sparked panic in the Japan capital as local woke to the notification, but people are reporting they never felt the quake. According to SNA Japan the tremor was

Pakistani rivers turning toxic

Three of Pakistan’s major rivers are seriously contaminated with potentially toxic elements (PTE) from raw sewage and untreated industrial effluents, posing a risk to communities as well as to flora and fauna, says a new study. The joint Pakistan-China study,

Sulawesi Indonesia Tsunami 2018: Volcano erupts on tsunami island

volcano has erupted on the same central Indonesian island hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami five days ago. Mount Soputan, in North Sulawesi province, began spewing ash 6,000 metres (19,600 feet) into the sky on Wednesday morning. Authorities warned

India: Worst water crisis in its history

Population growth, rapid development, widespread pollution and bureaucratic mismanagement are putting tremendous pressure on the country’s depleting water resources. The programme Insight looks at whether Day Zero is inevitable. INDIA: It was once known as the city of a thousand

Sulawesi Indonesia Tsunami 2018: Death toll rises to nearly 1,350

The number of people known to have died in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 1,347, disaster response officials say. The death toll jumped on Tuesday from a previously confirmed figure of 844. The 7.5-magnitude quake struck

Mutant turtle with TWO HEADS shocks residents in China

A strange turtle with two heads has shocked residents in south-east China. The mutant turtle, said to be a red-eared slider, was born three months ago with the deformity and is currently living in captivity in Shangrao city in Jiangxi

Sulawesi Indian Tsunami 2018: Mass burials to begin as Indonesia toll tops 1,200

PALU, INDONESIA – The death toll from Indonesia’s quake and tsunami disaster nearly doubled to 1,200 on Sunday (Sept 30) and was expected to rise further, prompting authorities to announce mass burials in a desperate attempt to stave off disease.

Sulawesi Indonesia Tsunami 2018: Every building destroyed in tiny fishing village

On Friday afternoon, Andi Rainaldi and his wife Flarahanie sat down to a meal of fried banana with extended family at Boya, a tiny waterside village in Donggala in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi. That was until the magnitude-7.5 earthquake struck around

Sulawesi Indonesia Tsunami 2018: Death toll passes 800, ‘could rise into thousands’

The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared on Sunday to 832 confirmed dead, with authorities fearing it will only climb as rescuers struggle to reach outlying communities cut off from communications and help. Dozens of people were

Arsenic In Drinking Water Threatens Up To 60 Million In Pakistan

It has been called the largest mass poisoning in history. After wells were drilled in Bangladesh and the rest of the Indian subcontinent in the 1970s, millions of people have been exposed to arsenic in drinking water. When leached into

Mega-Tsunami Wave Will Wipe Out New York and Miami at ANY TIME:

A DEVASTATING 150-foot tsunami could strike the east coast of America at any moment, a top scientist has warned. New York, Boston and Miami could all be struck by the monster wave, while Central and South American tourist hotspots like

Mega Tsunami Due At Any Moment

The massive killer tidal wave would be created by a huge slab of rock – twice the size of the Isle of Man – smashing into the Atlantic Ocean after breaking away from the island of La Palma. The monster