DEATH TOLL FROM COLORADO FLOODS RISES TO EIGHT
THE confirmed death toll from massive floods in Colorado in the United States has risen to eight, while more than 600 people remain unaccounted for, officials said yesterday.
Helicopters resumed search-and-rescue missions, helped by clearer weather after days of torrential rain left over 1,500 homes destroyed and more than 17,000 damaged.
WRECKED CRUISE SHIP COSTA CONCORDIA RAISED OFF ROCKS
SALVAGE crews on the Italian island of Giglio raised the Costa Concordia cruise liner early yesterday, completing one of the most difficult and expensive wreck-recovery projects.
In a 19-hour operation which ended at 4am, the 114,500-ton ship was pulled upright by a series of huge jacks and cables, and was left resting in 30m of water on underwater platforms drilled into the rocky sea bed.
After final checks are made to secure the ship, the search will begin for two bodies still missing after the tragedy that claimed 32 lives.
JAPAN EYES SUPER-FAST TRAIN PROJECTS IN INDONESIA
JAPAN has expressed interest in investing in super-fast elevated train projects in Indonesia that will cover Jakarta to Bandung and Surabaya, according to Indonesian Transportation Minister E. E. Mangindaan.
Mr Mangindaan said the elevated trains could reach a speed of 300kmh and would allow passengers to travel between Jakarta and Surabaya in 21/2 hours.
JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK