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Relatives weep and jeer at S. Korea ferry disaster trial

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 10:07

Relatives of the victims of South Korea`s ferry disaster wept amid angry scenes in court Tuesday as prosecutors played video footage of the sinking vessel during the murder trial of the captain and crew. <br><br> The video, taken from coastguard boats and helicopters, showed the last moments of the 6,825-tonne Sewol ferry as it listed and then capsized on April 16 with the loss of around 300 lives.

NASA and Homeland Security testing radar for tracking disaster victims

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 15:36

NASA along with the US Department of Homeland Security are reportedly working together on developing a first-of-its-kind portable radar device to trace disaster struck victims.

China: 855 million disaster victims helped by govt

Last Updated: Sunday, October 14, 2012, 16:13

Around 855 million people affected by natural disasters in China have received assistance from the government over the last decade.

U’khand increases land compensation to disaster victims

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 18:48

With a series of disasters striking Uttarakhand in the recent past, the government on Tuesday announced a substantial hike in land compensation to victims.

Japan disaster victims face mental health risks

Last Updated: Friday, June 10, 2011, 15:27

The Cabinet Office decided to include a separate section on psychological needs of disaster victims.

Gillard breaks down while paying tribute to disaster victims

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 08, 2011, 15:10

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Tuesday made an emotional speech while paying tribute to the victims of the Queensland floods on the floor of the Parliament.