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92 died in an oil tanker explosion in Sierra Leone
An oil tanker exploded outside Sierra Leone‘s capital after huge crowds gathered to collect the leaking fuel.
It almost killed at least 92 people and badly injuring scores more, officials reported on November 7.
Connaught Hospital’s mortuary announced 92 corpses brought up there by morning on the same day.
According to staff member Foday Musa, some 30 severely burnt individuals had not expected to live.
Wounded sufferers whose clothing had burnt off in the fire rested nude on stretchers while nurses tended to them.
Vice President Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh said that Sierra Leone’s National Disaster Management Agency would work relentlessly in the aftermath of the accident.
Astroworld Festival: 8 dead and several injured in crowd surge in Houston Music concert
According to Texas officials, at least killed eight people and injured several dozens in a crowd surge at the Astroworld Festival in the United States.
The audience was compressed toward the stage shortly after 9 p.m. November 5 as rapper Travis Scott was performing, Houston Fire Chief said at a press conference.
Around 50,000 people were in the audience at Houston’s NRG Park when the audience began surging toward the stage while Travis Scott performed.
According to officials, more than 300 people had treated on the incident for minor injuries.
More than 360 police officers and 240 security guards were on board for the Travis Scott music concert.
Houston police have started an investigation about the incident at the Astroworld festival on the same day.
COP26: India signs the action agenda on sustainable agriculture
At the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, India was one of 27 nations to sign up for a sustainable agricultural action plan.
It outlines new promises to make farming more sustainable and less polluting.
The ‘Sustainable Agriculture Policy Action Agenda’ was among the chief action pledges at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP26.
The nations made new promises to reform their agricultural policies to make them more sustainable and less polluting. In addition, to develop progress for sustainable agriculture and preserving food supply from climate change.
Covaxin approval: WHO nods for the emergency use
The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the Covaxin Covid-19 vaccine for emergency use to the world on November 3.
Bharat Biotech, the vaccine’s producer, has since provided statistics indicating a 78 per cent effectiveness rate.
Last month, the WHO’s expert panel, which approves emergency clearances, requested further information when reviewing Bharat Biotech’s July application.
Bharat Biotech recommended the vaccination dose interval to be four weeks for all age groups of 18 and higher.
The available evidence on the efficacy rate in pregnant women is insufficient to determine the vaccine’s safety in pregnancy.
The approval will also provide satisfaction to the tens of millions of Indians who have taken the vaccine.
In fact, India has provided more than 105 million Covaxin doses to date – as well as a boost to Bharat Biotech.
UK Health Security Agency: Covid-19 Antiviral tablet trails to start soon
The United Kingdom would begin rolling out Merck’s molnupiravir Covid-19 antiviral tablet through a clinical study later this month. Susan Hopkins, Chief Medical Adviser at the UK Health Security Agency, announced this on November 7.
Then, Britain will be the first country in the world to approve a potential antiviral drug.
In October, the government announced that it had procured 480,000 courses of Merck medicine. Furthermore, it also said that 250,000 trials of an antiviral tablet developed by Pfizer Inc.
Hopkins stated that all previous studies had been conducted with unvaccinated people.
So, this would help understand how it might function in a more vaccinated population.