536 fishermen rescued from giant ice floe

first_imgA group of fishermen use a smaller piece of ice as a raft trying to row to the coast, as the ice floe with stranded fishermen on them slowly drifted further away from the land in eastern Siberia, Russia in this Jan. 28, 2020 photo. RUSSIA EMERGENCY SITUATIONS MINISTRY PRESS SERVICE VIA AP According to some of the fishermen, bythe time they had been rescued the rift between the ice floe and the coast wasalready 200 meters wide. (AP) Around 60 more people were able to getback on the shore on their own Tuesday evening, emergency officials said. The rescue operation lasted for almostseven hours. Footage of the incident showed groups of people using smallerpieces of ice as rafts and trying to row to the coast on them, as the ice floewith stranded fishermen slowly drifted further away from the land. MOSCOW – Russia’s emergency servicesrescued 536 ice fishermen after they got stranded on a giant ice floe thatbroke off the island of Sakhalin in eastern Siberia, officials said.last_img read more

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T’Tennis: Omotayo Shines as Nigeria Dominates Men’s Singles

first_imgAside Omotayo, Aruna Quadri also walloped Congo Brazzaville’s Saheed Idowu 4-0 to berth in the last four and set up a rematch of the ITTF Africa Cup against Egypt’s Omar Assar on Thursday August 29.Seven-time Olympian Segun Toriola was at his very best when he also beat Egypt’s Khalid Assar 4-3 to set up a semifinal clash against Omotayo.In the women’s event, Olufunke Oshonaike played her last game after going down 3-4 to Egypt’s Farah Abdel-Aziz. Dina Meshref also beat Algeria’s Lynda Logrhaibi 4-0, while Edem Offiong humbled Egypt’s Reem El-Eraky.Cameroun’s Sarah Hanffou berthed in the last four after beating Egypt’s Yousra Helmy.Offiong will battle Hanffou while Meshref will face her compatriot – Abdel-Aziz in the second semifinal on Thursday August 29.An elated Omotayo said: ” I am so excited that in my first African Games I made it to the semifinal. I knew that it was going to be a tough game against of the most experienced African players and I just ensured that I did not get angry on table because he did everything to upset me but I was determined. I was calm and I am happy that this is a good outing for me in the singles.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olajide Omotayo gave an inkling of what he has in stock again at the 12th African Games as the Nigerian defeated one of the continent’s most celebrated star – Egypt’s Ahmed Saleh 4-3 in the quarterfinal of men’s singles to berth in the semifinal of table tennis.Omotayo was all over the Egyptian in the encounter which had the fans glued to their seat throughout the match.The Nigerian combined his backhand with forehand smoothly and this confused the Egyptian who had to surrendered to the youthful Nigerian star. Olajide Omotayolast_img read more

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