Many killed and wounded in visa stampede

At least 11 women have been killed and many more injured in a stampede in a stadium in Afghanistan where people were applying for visas, officials say. The incident happened after “thousands of people” gathered to request permits to Pakistan, a local spokesman said. The crowd had been redirected to a sports stadium instead of the usual visa centre in the city of Jalalabad. Visa applications to Pakistan have just resumed after a seven-month pause due to the pandemic. The visa applicants jostled to secure their token from the consulate officials, an official in Jalalabad said, according to Reuters, the … Continue reading Many killed and wounded in visa stampede

Landlord confesses to killing couple, hiding their bodies

Police say a landlord has confessed to killing Michigan couple, reported missing by family on Monday, and hiding their bodies. The Battle Creek Police Department had been searching for 34-year-old Joseph “Joey” Soule and his 31-year-old live-in girlfriend Jaclyn Lepird after they were last seen alive on Wednesday, Oct. 7. Chad Reed, 53, turned himself in to Battle Creek police and confessed at around noon on Thursday, according to Battle Creek Police Department Sgt. Detective Joel Case, shortly after someone he’d confided in told police what he’d done. Case said Reed had an ongoing dispute with Soule and Lepird, and … Continue reading Landlord confesses to killing couple, hiding their bodies

One dead after ‘roof collapse’ at Australian university

One man has died and two others have been injured after a building under construction collapsed at a university in Western Australia, emergency crews were called to Perth’s Curtin University shortly before 13:00 local time (05:00 GMT) on Tuesday. Aerial footage taken by local media showed a smashed glass roof and a large pile of rubble on the ground, a 23-year-old man died immediately after falling more than 20 metres, authorities said. St John’s Ambulance said another two men in their 20s had “multiple injuries” and were being treated at Royal Perth Hospital, nobody else was trapped. Curtin University said … Continue reading One dead after ‘roof collapse’ at Australian university

Australian boss fined over Belgian backpacker’s fruit-picking death

An Australian employer has been fined over the death of a Belgian backpacker who collapsed from heat stress while working on a farm picking fruit. Olivier Max Caramin, 27, died in a Queensland hospital in November 2017 after just three days on the job, his employer, Bradford Clark Rosten, pleaded guilty to breaking labour laws, he was fined A$65,000 (£36,000; $47,000) but avoided a conviction. Australia’s fruit-picking sector has faced much criticism over conditions, the industry is often heavily staffed by overseas backpackers who can use it to extend their working holiday visa, Mr Caramin had hoped do that by … Continue reading Australian boss fined over Belgian backpacker’s fruit-picking death

Authorities in Arizona discovered other remains, while recovering the body of a man that fell to his death

A view of the Colorado River seen from the Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. A 25-year-old man died on Sunday after falling off a cliff at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Arizona, the National Park Service (NPS) said. While authorities were recovering the man’s body, they also discovered human remains unrelated to the victim’s fatal fall, according to a press release from NPS. Witnesses told NPS that the man identified as Orlando Serrano-Arzola was taking pictures at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook on Sunday morning, he was on top of the rim overlooking the Colorado River when he fell around 100 feet down and … Continue reading Authorities in Arizona discovered other remains, while recovering the body of a man that fell to his death

Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day

A construction worker in the US state of Massachusetts was killed by his liquorice habit, doctors say. The man, who has not been named but was 54 years old, ate about one-and-a-half bags of black liquorice every day. He had suffered no symptoms before suddenly going into cardiac arrest in a fast food restaurant. Describing the man’s case in the New England journal of medicine, his doctors said the glycyrrhizic acid in liquorice was to blame. We are told that this patient has a poor diet and eats a lot of candy, could his illness be related to candy consumption?” Dr … Continue reading Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day

A grizzly bear mauled and killed a hunter in a first of it’s kind attack at a national park in Alaska

A hunter was killed by a grizzly bear this weekend in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, marking the park’s first known bear mauling fatality. The hunter, whose name is being withheld pending an investigation, was on a 10-day … Continue reading A grizzly bear mauled and killed a hunter in a first of it’s kind attack at a national park in Alaska

Update: Building collapse in India death toll, tops 30

Rescuers battled rain and cramped conditions to scour through rubble and look for possible survivors as the toll from an apartment building collapse on the outskirts of Mumbai rose to 35, a senior government official said on Wednesday. It’s been more than three days, so we don’t know if there are any survivors any more, but we are not losing hope, Satya Pradhan, the head of the National Disaster Response Force, said. At least eight people are still missing and rescue personnel are clearing debris to look for them, said Pradhan. The three-storey residential building in the congested Bhiwandi area … Continue reading Update: Building collapse in India death toll, tops 30

UPDATE: 10 persons now confirmed dead from deadly building collapse in India

A three-storey building on the outskirts of Mumbai has collapsed in the early morning hours as residents slept inside, killing at least 10 people, according to officials. A further 20 to 25 people are reportedly trapped in the building in Bhiwandi about 40km (25 miles) from Mumbai the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) said on Monday. Emergency workers from the NDRF team pulled 19 people from the rubble – including two boys aged four and seven to loud cheers from residents. Total number of deaths is 10, rescue operations are ongoing, NDRF commandant Ithape Pandit told AFP news agency. More … Continue reading UPDATE: 10 persons now confirmed dead from deadly building collapse in India

BREAKING NEWS: 8 dies in building collapse near Mumbai, many feared trapped

A three-storey building on the outskirts of Mumbai collapsed early on Monday morning as residents were asleep inside, killing at least eight people, local reports said. A further 20 to 25 people were reported to be trapped in the building in Bhiwandi, Satya Pradhan, the chief of the National Disaster Response Force, said in a tweet. He said rescue teams were en route to the site. Television showed a pile of rubble with rescuers climbing ladders to get to anyone still inside, and deploying dogs to search for survivors. Reuters partner ANI reported a child had been rescued. Reuters partner ANI … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: 8 dies in building collapse near Mumbai, many feared trapped

Two men working for WW2 bomb clearing agency die in explosion

Two men working for an aid agency which helps dispose of unexploded bombs have been killed in an explosion in the Solomon Islands. Briton Stephen Atkinson and Australian Trent Lee were employees of Norwegian People’s Aid. The blast took place in a residential part of the capital Honiara on Sunday. The Solomon Islands, a WW2 battleground in the South Pacific, are littered with thousands of unexploded bombs. The Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) described the explosion as a “tragic accident”. Its Deputy Secretary General Per Nergaard said an “investigation needs to be completed before there can be a conclusion on the … Continue reading Two men working for WW2 bomb clearing agency die in explosion

Man Falls to His Death from the StarFlyer in Orlando, Known As the World’s Tallest Swing Ride

StarFlyer WKMG NEWS 6 A worker in Florida has died after plunging hundreds of feet off the state’s tallest tourist attraction, the StarFlyer in Orlando. Jacob David Kaminsky, 21, was working on the attraction Monday morning, conducting a routine safety check when he fell off the tower all the way to the bottom platform, WKMG News 6 reported. Kaminsky reportedly fell when he was about 200 feet up the ride’s tower shortly before 8 a.m. John Stine, Director of Marketing and Sales for the StarFlyer, told the outlet that Kaminsky’s tragic and sudden death came as a “shock.” “It’s a shock and … Continue reading Man Falls to His Death from the StarFlyer in Orlando, Known As the World’s Tallest Swing Ride