Dozens of people are missing and feared dead after a ferry in the Solomon Islands set sail despite warnings not to embark during a cyclone.
The MV Taimareho was travelling on Thursday night from the capital Honiara, on the island of Guadalcanal, to West Are’are, on Malaita island.
The vessel hit choppy seas whipped up by Cyclone Harold. Up to 60 people are reported to have been on board.
Rescue efforts are under way but have been hampered by the bad weather.
Cyclone Harold has brought flooding and run boats aground in the Solomon Islands.
The country’s national disaster agency has issued several warnings of landslides and rough seas. Travellers are urged to exercise extreme caution.
Emergency officials there are already on high alert over the threat of the coronavirus.
The Solomon Islands is one of a dwindling number of countries not to have reported any cases.
Courtesy of BBC News
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73 km W of Challis, United States / pop: 1,100 / local time: 17:52:31.3 2020-03-31
Meteor or bomb? Explosion destroys over 100 houses in Akure, Nigeria #meteor #explosion #Akure #Nigeria
Over 100 buildings, school, churches were destroyed by an explosion in Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Saturday morning.
The explosion which happened in the early hours of Saturday, cut off the ever bustling Akure /Owo road (Eleyowo Village) while many people were said to be injured, Tribune gathered.
“The incident which happened less than a kilometre to Akure Airport, affected many residents of Eleyowo community, destroying completely a church and a school in the area.
Individuals who lived within the church premises were said to be wounded while some were rescued by the people of the community”
Courtesy of thenewsnigeria.com.ng