Rescue

A Syrian man carries two girls covered with dust

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A man carries two girls covered with dust following a reported air strike by government forces in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria.

Rescue workers transport equipment into a police helicopter near the entrance to the Riesending vertical cave after the final phase of the transport of injured spelunker Johann Westhauser to the surface on June 19, 2014 near Marktschellenberg, Germany. Westhauser received a severe head injury when he was struck by rocks in the cave on June 8, 1,000 meters below the surface, and emergency crews from Germany, Italy and other nations have been working around the clock in an arduous effort to save him. Westhauser was among explorers who first discovered the cave, which is over 20 kilometers long, in 1995.

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Rescue workers transport equipment into a police helicopter near the entrance to the Riesending vertical cave after the final phase of the transport of injured spelunker Johann Westhauser to the surface on Thursday near Marktschellenberg, Germany

A Malaysian search and rescue team helps a rescued victim (C) from a capsized boat in Kelanang Jetty, near Banting after an apparently overloaded boat carrying Indonesian illegal migrants sank in seas off western Malaysia on June 19, 2014. The boat that sank off Malaysia with 97 Indonesian illegal migrants was likely carrying three times more passengers than it could safely transport, authorities said on June 19 as they expanded a search for 26 still missing.

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A Malaysian search and rescue team helps a victim from a capsized boat in Kelanang Jetty, near Banting after an apparently overloaded boat carrying Indonesian illegal migrants sank in seas off western Malaysia on Thursday

Paramilitary policemen carry out an injured boy after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Yingjiang county, Yunan province. According to local media, at least 34 people were injured in the earthquake on Friday morning.

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A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Yingjiang county, Yunnan province, China, on Friday morning. According to local media, at least 34 people were injured

An injured miner is carried to an ambulance after being rescued from a coal mine he was trapped in Soma...An injured miner is carried to an ambulance after being rescued from a coal mine he was trapped in, in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa, late May 13, 2014. Rescuers pulled more dead and injured from the coal mine in western Turkey on Wednesday more than 12 hours after an explosion, bringing the death toll to 201 in the nation's worst mining disaster for decades. Hundreds more were still believed to be trapped in the mine in Soma, around 120 km (75 miles) northeast of the Aegean coastal city of Izmir. The explosion, which triggered a fire, occurred shortly after 3 pm (1200 GMT) on Tuesday. REUTERS/Emre Tazegul Emre Tazegu/Reuters

An injured miner is carried to an ambulance after being rescued from a coal mine he was trapped in, in Soma, a district in Turkey’s western province of Manisa. Rescuers pulled more dead and injured from the mine on Wednesday, more than 12 hours after an explosion, bringing the death toll to more than 200, in the nation’s worst mining disaster for decades. Hundreds more are believed to be still trapped inside the mine. 

Firefighters pull a pig as they try to rescue it from a well at a pig farm in Zhejiang province

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Chinese firefighters try to rescue a pig from a well at a farm in Huanghua, Zhejiang province, on Friday.

Flood victims are pulled on inflatable tire tubes as they are evacuated from heavy flooding brought by tropical depression "Agaton", in Butuan, in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao January 20, 2014. Floods and landslides caused by tropical depression "Agaton"  have killed 40 people and more than 500,000 people are displaced in Mindanao, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported on Sunday.

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Flood victims are evacuated from heavy flooding brought by tropical depression Agaton, in Butuan, in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.

Train hits fuel truck in Indonesia

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Emergency rescuers tend to a trapped victim inside a commuter train in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday. The train ploughed into a truck carrying petrol, killing at least seven people and injuring more than 60.

School children watch as volunteers of the Israeli sea turtle rescue center free a Loggerhead sea turtle back to the Mediterranean sea on November 21, 2013 in Gaash, Israel. The turtle is one of two wounded Loggerhead sea turtles that were rehabilitated at the rescue center and freed today. From transplanting turtle nests during the nesting season to protected beaches, through the rescue and treatment of wounded turtles brought in by fishermen or washed up on Israel's shores, to the development of a long-range breeding program for the threatened Green turtles, the volunteers and staff of the Israeli Nature and Parks Authority are doing their best to protect the creatures. The numbers have dwindled in the Mediterranean to an estimated 450 nesting female Green turtles and about 2500 nesting female Loggerheads. Far removed from man-made obstacles and protected from their natural predators such as crabs, foxes and birds, the hatchlings make their race to the sea with the hope that more than 20 years later they will return to the same beach to ensure the species survival.

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School children watch as volunteers of the Israeli sea turtle rescue centre free a loggerhead sea turtle back into the Mediterranean sea on Thursday in Ga’ash, Israel.

Ground Self-Defense Force rescue member search for survivors after a landslide caused by heavy rains brought on by typhoon Wipha buried houses at Oshima island, 120km south of Tokyo on October 17, 2013. At least 17 people died as a powerful typhoon lashed Japan's Pacific coast, with dozens still missing and the death toll likely to rise.

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A Ground Self-Defense Force rescue member searches for survivors after a landslide caused by heavy rains brought on by typhoon Wipha buried houses at Oshima island, 120km south of Tokyo on Thursday. At least 17 people died as a powerful typhoon lashed Japan’s Pacific coast, with dozens still missing and the death toll likely to rise.

Factory fire kills at least nine in Bangladesh

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People watch the rescue operation from outside the factory after a devastating fire at the dyeing section of two-storey Aswad Composite Mills at Maona, Gazipur, Bangladesh. At least nine people were killed when a fire broke out at an apparel factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

Indian resident rescued alive from the rubble after four-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai....epa03885926 A survivor is rescued from the rubble after four-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai, India, 27 September 2013. According to news reports, at least four people were killed and over 100 are feared trapped under the debris after the building collapsed near the Babugenu Market on Dockyard Road in Mumbai. Ambulances and fire engines were rushed to the spot for search, rescue and relief operations.

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A survivor is rescued from the rubble after a four-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai, India. According to news reports, at least four people were killed and more than 100 were feared trapped under the debris after the building collapsed near the Babugenu Market on Dockyard Road. 

An Indian army soldier comforts an injured Indian pilgrim after he was rescued from the higher reaches of mountains, at a makeshift helipad at Joshimath, in northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, Monday, June 24, 2013. A top official said the death toll in northern India could rise as army soldiers clear the debris from towns and villages flattened by landslides and monsoon flooding. Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the number of people who have perished in the floods that washed away thousands of homes could go beyond the 1,000 deaths reported so far

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An Indian army soldier at a makeshift helipad at Joshimath, in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, on Monday comforts an injured pilgrim after he was rescued from the higher reaches of mountains. Soldiers have been clearing debris from towns and villages flattened by landslides and monsoon flooding that has washed away thousands of homes. Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the number of people who have perished could be more than the 1,000 deaths reported so far.

An army soldier takes part in a special prayer in front of the damaged site after the end of the rescue work after 20 days following the Rana Plaza building collapsed in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 14 May 2013. Reports state that the death toll rose to over 1,127 and 2,438 people rescued alive after the eight-storey building Rana Plaza, which mostly housed garment factories, collapsed on 24 April 2012.

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An army soldier takes part in a special prayer in front of the damaged site in Bangladesh as 20 days of rescue work comes to an end following the building ‘s collapse in Savar, Dhaka, on April 24. The eight-story Rana Plaza mostly housed garment factories and reports state that the death toll rose to more than 1,127, while 2,438 people were rescued alive.

Ariel Castro, Pedro Castro and Onil Castro appear in court in Cleveland,...Ariel Castro (R), Pedro Castro (C) and Onil Castro appear in court in Cleveland, Ohio, May 9, 2013. Ariel Castro, 52, a veteran school bus driver fired from his job last fall, was formally charged with kidnapping and raping the three women, who were rescued from his house on May 6 evening shortly before his arrest.  REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Ariel Castro (R), Pedro Castro (C) and Onil Castro appear in court in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday. Ariel Castro, 52, a veteran school bus driver was fired from his job last autumn, was formally charged with kidnapping and raping the three women, who were rescued from his house on Monday. 

epa03680863 A woman cries holding the photo of her missing son near the damaged building at Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 29 April 2013. According to police Inspector Aminur Rahman, 377 bodies have been recovered out of which 309 have been handed over to their relatives while 1000 remained missing so far from the rescue operation of the Rana Plaza that housed mostly garment factories. The army has taken over full charge of the rescue using heavy machines like cranes and bulldozers.

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A woman holds a photo of her missing son near the damaged building at Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday. Police inspector Aminur Rahman says 377 bodies have been recovered, of which 309 have been released to relatives. One thousand remain missing from the rescue operation of the Rana Plaza that housed mostly garment factories. The army has taken charge of the rescue using heavy machines such as cranes and bulldozers. 

A police woman and paramedic wrap a thermo foil around a woman injured by a powerful gas blast on April  29, 2013 in Prague's historic center. The blast injured up to 20 people, four seriously, rescuers said, adding that it was possible some people were buried in the rubble. AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEKMICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images

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A policewoman and paramedic wrap a thermo foil round a woman injured by a powerful gas blast on Monday in Prague’s historic centre. The blast injured up to 20 people, four seriously, rescuers said, adding that it was possible some people were buried in the rubble.

People run after they heard someone shouting that a building next to Rana Plaza is collapsing during a rescue operation in Savar

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Rescue workers, army personnel, police and members of the media run after they hear someone shouting that a building next to Rana Plaza is collapsing during a rescue operation in Savar, 19 miles outside Dhaka, Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi rescue worker takes a break at the site of a building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh,Thursday, April 25, 2013. By Thursday, the death toll reached at least 194 people as rescuers continued to search for injured and missing, after a huge section of an eight-story building that housed several garment factories splintered into a pile of concrete.

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A Bangladeshi rescue worker takes a break at the site of a building that collapsed on Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. By Thursday, the death toll reached at least 194 people as rescuers continued to search for injured and missing. A huge section of an eight-story building that housed several garment factories splintered into a pile of concrete. 

People rescue a garment worker who was trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Savar, 30 km (19 miles) outside Dhaka.

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People rescue a garment worker who was trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza Building in Savar, Bangladesh