Tue, 15 Jun 2021

MUMBAI -- At least 11 people, including seven children, died and seven were injured after a three-storey building collapsed in India's Mumbai late Wednesday amid heavy rainfall.

More people are suspected to be trapped under the debris and the search operations is underway, an official from a civic body said. (India-Mumbai-Building collapse)

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NEW DELHI -- India reported a record high of 6,148 COVID-19 deaths during the past 24 hours, taking the total death toll in the country to 359,676, said the federal health ministry on Thursday.

Meanwhile, 94,052 new cases were recorded in the period, the third consecutive day when less than 100,000 cases were reported in a single day. The total caseload stands at 29,183,121. (India-COVID-19-Death toll)

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YANGON -- A military plane crashed in Myanmar's Mandalay region due to severe weather on Thursday morning, a military spokesperson told Xinhua.

With 14 people on board, the military plane travelling from the capital city Nay Pyi Taw to Pyin Oo Lwin, crashed in Pyin Oo Lwin of Mandalay region at around 08:00 a.m. local time, said Major General Zaw Min Tun of the Information Team of the State Administration Council. (Myanmar-Military plane-Crash)

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MANILA -- The Philippines received an additional batch of Sinovac CoronaVac vaccines from China on Thursday morning.

China donated the first batch of CoronaVac to the Philippines on Feb. 28, allowing the Southeast Asian country to kick off its vaccination drive on March 1. (Philippines-China-Vaccine)

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