Tamil Nadu: Heavy fire breaks out in Theni forest, 9 trekkers dead
Theni: At Least nine trekkers including four women, a child, four men died as a fire breaks out in Kurangani hills reserve near Theni in Tamil Nadu on Sunday.
As per the reports, Among 39 trekkers, 27 people have been evacuated. Nearly 18 trekkers have witnessed injuries. The injured were taken to the government hospital to undergo treatment. Nearly nine trekkers lost their lives due to injuries. The evacuation operation is in process by Air Force.
There were about 27 Chennai people and other 12 people were from Erode and Tirupur. All of them were going back from a trek to the Kurangani hills on Sunday.
The groups began the trek on Friday night and reached the Kerala side of the forest by Saturday. On Sunday morning, the group began the trek from Kurangani on the Tamil Nadu border.
The photographs and video of the incident have gone viral on the social media.
“Forest authorities could be at mistake. They should have either stopped these people from going in, believing there have been sporadic and widespread forest fire during the last few days in the region,” official stated.
“15 people have been rescued from the fire so far. All rescued have been admitted to Bodinayyakanur government hospital for treatment. Special medical teams have been sent to Bodinayyakanur hospital,” Health Minister C Vijayabhaskar shared on twitter.
The fire occurred in the afternoon when the students from Coimbatore and Erode were taking guidance in Kurangai-Kozhuku Hill area on Sunday.
Helicopter crashes into the East river off Manhattan, Six dead
US: Nearly six people died after a helicopter crashed on Sunday in New York City’s East River. At Least three people are in critical situation.
The pilot saved himself and was evacuated and in good circumstance. Currently, he is in hospital for surveillance. The incident occurred at about 7 p.m. near the northern end of Roosevelt Island. The probe is currently in process.
The National Transportation Safety Board stated, “Its exploratory team would reach on Monday.”
At the time of operation, the helicopter was in inverted position and below 40-degree Fahrenheit water temperatures. “The travelers were tightly tied and the harnesses had to be cut and detached to save them from helicopter, New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro stated.
The photographs of the incident have gone viral on the social media. It shows three people evacuated by rescue divers on stretchers ahead of 9 pm.
The U.S. Coast Guard also sent three boats to evacuate the people.
Trailer Release: Varun Dhawan-Banita Sandhu starrer ‘October’ will leave you day-dreaming
Bollywood’s handsome hunk, Varun Dhawan is all set with his another romantic avatar, in Shoojit Sircar’s upcoming flick ‘October’. The film is a story about love which also stars debutant Banita Sandhu. Varun, who is currently shooting for Sui Dhaga launched the trailer of October with his team in Mumbai today.
The trailer has surely left us curious to dig into the details of its plot. In the film, Varun portrays a hotel management student who is working in a five-star hotel as part of the trainee program.
The actor chose to launch the trailer of this much anticipated project in a unique way. He went live in the theater on the big screen while travelling towards the venue of the launch. Throughout the journey, the actor spoke about how special October was for him.
Produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar, the film October is directed by Shoojit Sircar. The film is set to release on April 13, 2018.
Two match ban on Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal
Sri Lankan skipper and captain, Dinesh Chandimal has been suspended from the two matches to put four overs slow in the match against Bangladesh. He will have to stay out of the last two round robin matches of the current Drona Trophy.
Match referee Chris Broad has suspended Chandimal from two matches and the players of the team will also be fined 60 percent of the match fee. In the round-robin match held on Saturday, the Sri Lankan team was four overs behind time against Bangladesh.
All-rounder Thisara Perera will lead the team in place of Sri Lankan captain Chandimal in both the remaining matches. Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah has been fined 20 per cent of the match fees and 10 per cent of the match fee on the rest of the team. The penalty has been imposed on the Bangladeshi team to put an over slow speed.
According to the rules of the International Cricket Council (ICC), if a team is considered to be accused of slowing more than two over, then the captain of that team is suspended in either one test or two ODIs or two Twenty20 matches.
Oppo To Launch F7 with iPhone X-like design in India soon
Chinese smartphone maker company Oppo will soon unveil its F7 smartphone in Indian markets soon. The cellphone will be launched with full-screen display, iPhone X-like notch. It will be a selfie-centric handset. Oppo R15 is expected to launch in China in the coming days
The teaser of phone has been shared on Twitter. Oppo F7 seems to appears to share an uncanny resemblance to the R15, if we look closely. As per the leaks on GSM Arena, Oppo F7 will feature 6.2-inch Full HD+ display that comes with 19:9 aspect ratios. It has 25MP camera on the front to take selfies. The handset supports Snapdragon 670 processor or the MediaTek Helio P6 chipset. It runs Color OS 4.0 based on Android Oreo. Oppo F7 is likely to unveil in Indian markets on March 26 this year.
The latest leaks on revealed that OnePlus 6 handset may also involve iPhone X-like design, glass body.
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