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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Several passengers survived the crash of an Indonesian Boeing 737-200 in the city of Medan on Monday, a spokesman for the airline said.
A spokesman for local carrier Mandala Airlines said several passengers had survived the crash in Medan, contradicting the city's top rescue official who said all 117 onboard died. The official Antara news agency put the number of survivors at six.
BILOXI, Miss. (Reuters) -
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Army engineers raced to staunch rising floodwaters submerging historic New Orleans as helicopters plucked frantic survivors from rooftops and hundreds were feared dead on Tuesday after Hurricane Katrina tore across the U.S. Gulf Coast.
BILOXI, Miss. (Reuters) - Helicopters plucked frantic survivors from rooftops of inundated homes on Tuesday and officials said hundreds of people may have died in Hurricane Katrina's attack on the U.S. Gulf Coast, which sent a wall of water into Mississippi and flooded New Orleans.