Daily Archives: January 4, 2018

Death toll rises to 12 in South Africa train crash

Baku, January 4, AZERTAC

Death toll has risen to 12 in the train crash in South Africa’s Free State on Thursday morning, according to Xinhua.

Free State health spokesperson Mondli Mvambi told local media that they had confirmed 12 deaths so far while rescuers were still searching three burnt-out carriages for more bodies.

One Shosholoza Meyl train derailed between Hennenman and Kroonstad when hit by a truck. There were about 700 passengers on the train when the accident happened. Passenger Seipati Moletsane told eNCA.com that the train was travelling from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg when the truck could not brake and hit the first and second carriage.

Firefighters and medical services rushed to the scene to help the injured. Footage by passengers from the scene shows a number of carriages laid on the ground and engulfed in flames.

Russel Meiring, spokesperson of emergency service ER24, said at least 100 people were injured.

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Putin authorizes resumption of regular flights to Cairo

Baku, January 4, AZERTAC

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree on the resumption of regular flights to Egypt’s capital, Cairo after a two-year hiatus, according to the official Russian web portal for legal information on Thursday, Anadolu Agency reports.

The order, which went into effect on Tuesday, does not apply to flights to the tourist resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh, and Hurghada.

Moscow had stopped flights to Cairo after a Russian plane crashed shortly after takeoff over the Sinai peninsula in October 2015, killing all 224 people on board.

On Dec. 15, Russia and Egypt signed a protocol regarding cooperation in civil aviation security.

Last month, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said that the regular flight connection between Cairo and Moscow would be “fully” restored in early Feb.

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Global Firepower ranks Azerbaijan 20th among countries rich with proven oil reserves

Baku, January 4, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan has ranked 20th with 7 billion oil reserves among the world countries rich with proven oil reserves, according to the Global Firepower (GFP) review for 2017.

With over 300 billion barrels of proven reserves, Venezuela is recognized as the country with the highest volume of proven oil reserves in the world.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with 269 billion barrels of proven oil reserves comes second, while Canada is third with 171 billion barrels of proven oil reserves.

Top 10 list of the GFP review includes Iran with 157.8 billion barrels, Iraq with 143 billion barrels, Kuwait with 104 billion barrels, Saudi Arabia with 98 billion barrels, Russia with 80 billion barrels, Libya with 48.3 billion barrels, and Nigeria with 37 billion barrels of proven oil reserves.

The US ranks 11th with 36.5 billion, Kazakhstan is 12th with 30 billion, while China ranks 13th with 25 billion barrels of proven oil reserves, according to the GFP review.

AZERTAG.AZ :Global Firepower ranks Azerbaijan 20th among countries rich with proven oil reserves

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FC Qarabag to hold six friendlies in Turkey

Baku, January 4, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan`s football club Qarabag will hold six friendly matches as part of their training camp in Antalya, Turkey.

Qarabag will clash with Russian Kuban Krasnodar, Polish Lechia Gdansk, Macedonian Shkupi, Ukrainian Mariupol, Bosnian Sarajevo and Montenegrin Mladost Podgorica.

AZERTAG.AZ :FC Qarabag to hold six friendlies in Turkey

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