Accidents

Pennsylvania fire: five children die in blaze at daycare centre

An early morning fire in Pennsylvania at a residential building housing a daycare centre killed five children and sent the owner to the hospital, authorities said. The fire was reported in Erie, a northwest lake town, at about 1.15am on Sunday, Chief Guy Santone of the Erie Fire Department said. At least five children were …

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At least 57 people burnt to death while scooping fuel from a fallen tanker in Tanzania (Photos)

Police in Tanzania have comfirmed that at least 57 people have been burned to death after a fuel tanker exploded in the eastern town of Morogoro. Regional police commissioner Steven Kabwe told the local Azam TV that 57 bodies have been recovered and added that many others who suffered burns are being treated. Witnesses in Morogoro, …

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2 killed, 1 injured as planes collide mid-air and crash in France

Two British light aircraft collided mid-air after taking off from an airstrip in the southern French Alps on Wednesday, killing two fliers while a third survived the accident, local authorities said. The crash took place at around 12.45pm on Wednesday over the high mountain Maddalena Pass on the Alpine border with Italy. “The victims are two …

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Texas plane crash: 10 killed after ‘aircraft veers into hangar’

A small twin-engine passenger plane crashed into a hangar during takeoff   in Texas in the United States on Sunday, killing 10 people, officials said. The plane, a twin-engine Beechcraft BE-350 King Air, crashed shortly after take-off at Addison Airport. Federal officials said two crew members and eight passengers were on board the plane, headed to …

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California woman, 21, dies after getting attacked by three sharks while snorkeling in the Bahamas

An American woman vacationing in the Bahamas with her family was killed Wednesday after being viciously attacked by three sharks while snorkeling. Jordan Lindsey, 21, and her family were snorkeling near Rose Island, off the coast of Nassau at around 2:00 p.m. when she was attacked by at least three sharks, the Royal Bahamas Police …

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2-year-old twins drown in neighbour’s swimming pool

Emirati twin boys, aged two years five months, drowned in the swimming pool of their neighbour at Khuzam area in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah late on Friday.   Brigadier Mohammed Saeed Al Humaidi, director-general of the central operations room, RAK Police, said they were alerted about two missing kids at 10.10pm. “The RAK …

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Huge fire rips through block of flats in east London

Around 100 firefighters are battling a huge fire that engulfed a newly built block of flats on Sunday afternoon in east London. Footage shows the building is engulfed by fire from the ground to the sixth floor as 15 fire engines were deployed to tackle the blaze. A Met Police spokesperson said there had been …

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Hero father died saving daughter, 5, from dog attack

A father suffered a heart attack and died after saving his five year-old daughter from a vicious dog attack. Robert Joseph Quick, 33, collapsed after being savaged by the ‘very aggressive’ dog in Fort Madison, Iowa, on Friday. Deputies with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office were called to a Fort Madison home near the Old …

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Body found in freezer of Georgia Piggly Wiggly

An Alabama man was discovered dead inside the freezer of a Columbus Piggly Wiggly on Saturday morning, according to news reports. Larry Alvin Long II, 51, of Phenix City, was working at the grocery store along Woodruff Farm Road when a coworker found his body in a walk-in freezer, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported. Surveillance video …

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Woman slips, dies after taking photos at California waterfall

A California woman taking a selfie fell to her death Friday after officials say she lost her footing and fell over the edge of a waterfall The woman, who was not immediately identified, was taking photos at the falls in Emerald Bay, on the west side of Lake Tahoe in the northeastern part of the …

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