from Full Focus:

South Korean ferry capsizes

April 16, 2014

Hundreds are missing after a ferry capsizes off South Korea, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years.

from Photographers' Blog:

Hong Kong’s National Day ferry disaster

October 5, 2012

By Tyrone Siu

When the National Day fireworks ended in enthusiastic applause, most photographers – especially those who were functioning on an empty stomach like me - thought we could finally call it a night. After all, we had witnessed all the hustle and bustle since early in the day at the flag-raising ceremony. It was, we thought, perhaps enough sensation for a single day.

from Photographers' Blog:

Costa Concordia: An incredible tragedy

January 26, 2012

By Max Rossi

4 o’clock on a Saturday morning, a confused call told me a cruise ship had run aground near the island of Giglio in the beautiful Italian region of Tuscany. My first reaction was “I can’t go!”, Pope Benedict was waiting for me to take pictures of him shaking hands with the new Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti in his private library at the Vatican. No way could I leave that event uncovered but the bad thing was that I was the only staff photographer in Rome - just 150 km (90 miles) from the ship.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

There were no floats? I didn’t notice!

February 9, 2011

BRAZIL/

Okay, it seems a large fire swept through Rio de Janeiro's Carnival center this week, "destroying thousands of costumes and floats and throwing preparations for Brazil's annual festival of hedonism into chaos."

from The Great Debate (India):

Do frequent accidents indicate a crumbling infrastructure?

July 19, 2010

At least 60 people were killed when a fast-moving Uttar Banga Express rammed into the waiting Vananchal Express at Sainthia in West Bengal early on Monday.
Soldiers and onlookers gather near the wreckage of train carriages at the site of an accident at Sainthia in West Bengal July 19, 2010. REUTERS/Rupak De ChowdhuriWhile officials have virtually ruled out any terror link, the fact the trains were on the same track when the accident happened, does indicate possible human lapses.

from Russell Boyce:

A Shanghai sinking – an aerial perspective

February 3, 2010

Checking through the file this picture by Reuters Shanghai based photographer Aly Song really caught my eye and I needed to think why.

from India Insight:

Does India want its ‘Metro man’ to resign?

July 13, 2009

If the early comments on the Great Debate are anything to go by, it seems there is still a lot of goodwill towards Elattuvalapil Sreedharan.

from The Great Debate (India):

Has Sreedharan set an example by resigning?

July 12, 2009

INDIA/The chief of Delhi's metro rail system Elattuvalapil Sreedharan resigned on Sunday after a section of an overhead bridge under construction gave way and crushed five workers to death.

from Environment Forum:

Ghost bikes appear with spring in London

March 9, 2009

Spring is making a cautious appearance in London now and with it a growing number of cyclists are venturing out onto the streets of the capital.