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B.C. coast, St. Lawrence estuary most at risk for major marine oil spill: report

OTTAWA - The coast of southern British Columbia and the Gulf of St. Lawrence are the Canadian areas most vulnerable to marine oil spills and among the most likely for a major spill to occur, according to a government-commissioned risk analysis. While observing that the "risk of large spills is generally low in Canada," the 256-page study finds that small spills "can also cause significant damage and are likely to happen much more frequently than larger spills."

India stampede kills 18 in Mumbai

A stampede killed at least 18 people in Mumbai on Saturday when a large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to a Muslim spiritual leader, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. Forty people were also injured in the incident which occurred shortly after 1:00 am (1930 GMT Friday) at the home of Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin, who died aged 102 Friday, it said. Buhranuddin, who was to celebrate his 103rd birthday in a few weeks, died of a heart attack at his home. He was a leader of the Dawoodi Bohra community, a sect of Shiite Islam.

Federal panel says time to upgrade tanker ship oil spill rules as traffic jumps

VANCOUVER - Potential polluters should be prepared for a worst-case scenario and face unlimited liability in the case of an oil spill from one of their tanker ships, a government-appointed panel recommends. The three-member panel of experts has delivered a report with 45 recommendations for improving Canada's preparedness for oil spills from tankers and barges.

Oil spills from Nigeria's Agip facility discharged into Atlantic Ocean

Oil spills from Nigeria's Agip facility discharged into Atlantic Ocean LAGOS, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) said Saturday that an oil spill from the Brass Oil Export Terminal has been discharged into the Atlantic Ocean. Henshaw Oguwike, spokesperson for NOSDRA, confirmed the incident in southern city of Yenagoa, saying the spillage was noticed by some local residents Thursday. He said ongoing investigation would reveal the cause of the spill and the volume of crude discharged into the environment.

AP NewsBreak: Nearly 300 oil pipeline spills went unreported to US state since 2012

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota, the No. 2 oil producing state behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None of them were reported to the public, officials said. According to records obtained by The Associated Press, the pipeline spills, many of them small, are among some 750 "oil field incidents" that have occurred since January 2012 without public notification.

Police, officials suspended over deadly India stampede

India has suspended police and government officials over a stampede near a temple that killed at least 115 people, police said Tuesday, as recriminations fly over the country's latest religious festival disaster. Twenty-one people, including all 17 police from the local station, have been suspended after devotees were crushed to death or drowned on Sunday near the temple in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

Police, officials suspended over deadly India stampede

Twenty one police and government officials have been suspended over a stampede near a temple that killed 115 people, as recriminations fly over India's latest religious festival disaster, police said Tuesday. Devotees were crushed to death or drowned on Sunday near the temple in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years earlier.

Outrage in India as temple stampede toll hits 115

Outrage mounted in India Monday after at least 115 devotees were crushed to death or drowned near a Hindu temple, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years ago. As survivors of Sunday's tragedy on a bridge recounted how desperate mothers threw their children into the water below, authorities came under fire over policing levels amid claims the panic was aggravated by baton-charging. Medics were also battling to save the lives of 10 people classified as critically ill after the stampede in the town of Ratangarh in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

110 Dead in India temple stampede

New Delhi, Oct 14 (EFE).- The death toll from a stampede at a Hindu temple in the central state of Madhya Pradesh stands at 110, Indian authorities said Monday. Another 100 people were injured, some of them badly, and bodies are still being pulled from the Sindh River, The Times of India said. The stampede took place Sunday on a bridge over the Sindh leading to a temple in the town of Ratangarh.

Outrage in India as temple stampede toll hits 115

Outrage mounted in India Monday after at least 115 devotees were crushed to death or drowned near a Hindu temple, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years ago. As survivors of Sunday's tragedy on a bridge recounted how desperate mothers threw their children into the water below, authorities came under fire over policing levels amid claims the panic was aggravated by baton-charging. Medics were also battling to save the lives of 10 people classified as critically ill after the stampede in the town of Ratangarh in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.
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