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Bulgaria Recovering From Heavy Rains, Snowfall

Situation is returning to normal after heavy rains and snowfall that claimed a woman's life and wreaked havoc across Bulgaria over the weekend.

Society » Incidents | October 27, 2014, Monday // 07:47 | Viewed: 1689

Downpours Claim Woman's Life in Bulgaria's East

A woman was found dead after going missing on Saturday as torrential rains flooded the Primorsko Municipality near the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Burgas.

Society » Incidents | October 26, 2014, Sunday // 12:01 | Viewed: 1874

State of Emergency Declared in Bulgaria’s Burgas, Gabrovo, Smolyan

A state of emergency has been declared in Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Burgas due to the potentially dangerous weather, Saturday.

Society » Incidents | October 25, 2014, Saturday // 15:09 | Viewed: 4037

Canadian Soldier Killed in Shooting Near Parliament in Ottawa

A Canadian soldier was killed and a Parliament security guard was wounded in Ottawa on Wednesday in attacks by at least two unidentified gunmen.

Society » Incidents | October 22, 2014, Wednesday // 21:31 | Viewed: 1015

Drunk Snow Plough Driver Might Have Caused Crash of Total CEO's Plane

At least five people are dead after a private jet crashed at Moscow's Vnukovo airport also claiming the life of French oil company Total's CEO Christophe de Margerie.

Society » Incidents | October 21, 2014, Tuesday // 08:29 | Viewed: 936

Human Attitude Must Be Improved to Avert Natural Disasters - Red Cross

Neither natural nor man-made disasters can be avoided, but some things depend on the human factor, Bulgarian Red Cross (BRC) Chairman Hristo Grigorov said Friday.

Society » Incidents | October 17, 2014, Friday // 13:56 | Viewed: 954

UPDATE-No Bulgarian Trekkers Missing in Nepal Mountains

Several Bulgarian trekkers are missing in Nepal’s northern mountains where blizzards and avalanches killed at least 29 people two days ago, a Sofia-based daily has reported.

Society » Incidents | October 17, 2014, Friday // 13:10 | Viewed: 989

Bulgaria to Use Foreign Expertise in Ammo Blast Probe

Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has said experts from abroad will be hired to investigate the explosion at the Gorni Lom ammunitions plant on October 3.

Society » Incidents | October 17, 2014, Friday // 11:46 | Viewed: 675

Shuttle Bus Driver Pulls Gun On Jaywalker In Sofia

A shuttle bus driver pulled a gun on a jaywalker after an argument at the intersection of Slivnitsa boulevard and Opalchenska street in Sofia, reports the BNR public broadcaster.

Society » Incidents | October 16, 2014, Thursday // 11:45 | Viewed: 895

Human Error Is Most Likely Cause Of Gorni Lom Blast

Human error is the most likely cause of the deadly blast in the Midzhur explosives factory in the village of Gorni Lom, which killed 15 people on October 1, said caretaker Interior Minister Yordan Bakalov.

Society » Incidents | October 13, 2014, Monday // 11:10 | Viewed: 736

Future of 38 Midzhur Plant Workers Uncertain after Blast Prompts Layoffs

At least 38 employees of the Mizdhur explosives factory leveled to the ground by a huge blast last week will be laid off after the incident, authorities say.

Society » Incidents | October 12, 2014, Sunday // 15:21 | Viewed: 850

Twenty Killed, Over 200 Injured in Car Accidents in Bulgaria 1-10 Oct

Twenty people have lost their lives and more than 200 others were injured in road traffic accidents in Bulgaria since the beginning of October, BTV reported on Saturday.

Society » Incidents | October 11, 2014, Saturday // 12:47 | Viewed: 1968

No Proof For Sabotage In Midzhur Explosives Plant - Top Prosecutor

There is not a single proof supporting the theory that the deadly blast that killed 15 people in the Midzhur explosives factory in Gorni Lom was a sabotage, said Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov for the Focus news agency.

Society » Incidents | October 9, 2014, Thursday // 11:27 | Viewed: 915

Labour Minister Blames Midzhur Management For Deadly Blast

The managers of the Midzhur factory in the village of Gorni Lom is responsible for the deadly blast, which killed 15 people, the caretaker Minister of Labour and Social Policies Yordan Hristoskov told bTV.

Society » Incidents | October 7, 2014, Tuesday // 10:08 | Viewed: 917

Truck With BG Registration Kills 4, Injures 30 In Pileup Near Thessaloniki

A TIR truck with Bulgarian registration plates, driven by a Romanian citizen, caused a pileup, killing four and injuring 30 at the Thessaloniki – Veria highway in Greece, reports the Bulgarian National Radio.

Society » Incidents | October 5, 2014, Sunday // 18:47 | Viewed: 1514

Man Dies After Being Hit by Train Near Bulgaria's Svoge

A man has been hit by a fast train near Bulgaria's town of Svoge, Saturday.

Society » Incidents | October 4, 2014, Saturday // 15:29 | Viewed: 1134

Investigators Suspect Human Error Led To Blast at Explosives Plant

Investigators suspect a gross human error had caused the blast at the explosives plant in Gorni Lom, in Vidin region, prosecuting authorities have said.

Society » Incidents | October 3, 2014, Friday // 21:39 | Viewed: 1613

Bulgaria's Customs Officers Apprehend 54 Illegal Immigrants at Danube Bridge Checkpoint

Bulgaria's customs officers have apprehended 54 unidentified individuals – reportedly illegal immigrants – at checkpoint Danube Bridge, reports Nova TV.

Society » Incidents | October 3, 2014, Friday // 14:35 | Viewed: 1072

Midzhur Ammo Plant's Permit Scrapped Two Times - IntMin

Authorities have revoked two times the license of the ammunition factory where 15 people died after an explosion razed it to the ground, caretaker Interior Minister Yordan Bakalov revealed.

Society » Incidents | October 3, 2014, Friday // 09:43 | Viewed: 978

Investigators to Inspect Site of Ammo Plant Blast Friday

A 15-strong team from the National Investigative Service is to have access to the area where an explosion demolished an ammunition factory in Bulgaria's north-west, killing 15 people.

Society » Incidents | October 3, 2014, Friday // 07:57 | Viewed: 1120

Labor Inspectorate Found Out 143 Violations before Closing Down Ammo Plant

Bulgaria's General Labor Inspectorate has issued a decree to close the explosives plant Midzhur, hours after a blast in the factory razed it to the ground killing 15 employees.

Society » Incidents | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 16:41 | Viewed: 1305