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AseanPlus News 22 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Japan forces sift through rubble and wreckage for survivors

TOKYO: Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives.

World 21 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Rescuers in China scrabble to find quake survivors

LUSHAN, China: Thousands of rescue workers combed through flattened villages in southwest China on Sunday in a race to find survivors from a powerful quake as the toll of dead and missing rose past 200.

Indonesia 18 Aug 2014 | 8:25 PM

Survivors of Indonesia tour boat drank urine, swam to volcano island

Thirteen people lost at sea for two days when their tourist boat sank in Indonesia were rescued Monday after a horrific ordeal that had forced other survivors to swim to a volcanic island and drink their own urine.

AseanPlus News 24 Jun 2014 | 3:49 PM

Student survivors to testify in South Korea ferry trial

GWANGJU (South Korea) (AFP) - Student survivors of South Korea's ferry disaster will testify in the trial of the captain and crew in a special session at a courtroom in their traumatised home town, a district court ruled Tuesday.

Philippines 25 Nov 2013 | 5:19 PM

Mental trauma haunts Philippines typhoon survivors

TACLOBAN (AFP) - Rodico Basilides visits a forlorn cross that stands as a memorial to his family who died in the catastrophic Philippine typhoon, one of countless survivors who are being forced to grieve without professional counselling.

World 23 Oct 2014 | 2:05 AM

Ebola survivors in Liberia are symbols of hope and help

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ebola survivors in Liberia are quickly becoming an important part of the fight against the deadly virus that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa since being detected in the region in March.

World 22 Apr 2016 | 4:12 AM

Human traffickers stopped rescue after sinking disaster - survivors

ATHENS (Reuters) - A knife-wielding human trafficker prevented survivors of a shipwreck from pulling others to safety, leaving them to drown in the dark, one of the surviving migrants said on Thursday.

World 17 Oct 2014 | 1:20 AM

Don't shun Ebola survivors - give them frontline roles, say officials

DAKAR (Reuters) - Ebola survivors could play critical frontline roles as care givers and blood donors in the battle against the deadly virus - because of their built-in immunity to it, top charity and government officials in Sierra Leone said on Thursday.

World 04 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Red Sea ferry survivors say captain abandoned them

SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - Survivors of the Red Sea ferry disaster said its captain fled the burning ship by lifeboat and abandoned them to their fate, as hopes faded on Saturday of finding some 800 missing.

World 04 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Red Sea ferry survivors say captain abandoned them

SAFAGA, Egypt (Reuters) - Survivors of the Red Sea ferry disaster said its captain fled the burning ship by lifeboat and abandoned them to their fate, as hopes faded on Saturday of finding some 800 missing.