SOCAL PLANE CRASH: Five reported killed

Santa Ana – VIJAY SHAH via ARTEMIS MOSHTAGHIAN and CNN Five people have been reported killed after a small plane crashed into a car park in southern California state, USA yesterday according to a report published by news network CNN. The Orange County Fire Authority told CNN that a Cessna 414 twin-engine craft en route to the John Wayne Airport in the same county lost control and crashed into the car park in the city of Santa Ana, according to the Fire Authority’s report source, Capt. Tony Bommarito, a public information officer. A small plane crashed into a parking lot, killing five people … Continue reading SOCAL PLANE CRASH: Five reported killed

NEW ORLEANS SHOOTING: Three killed, several injured in attack

New Orleans – VIJAY SHAH via Sunday Herald Seven people were injured in the attack about three miles from the French Quarter. https://t.co/yhdV2YbPqQ — HeraldScotland (@heraldscotland) July 29, 2018   Three people have reportedly been shot dead in an incident in the United States city of New Orleans, according to an article published in a Scottish newspaper today. Seven people have also been injured in the shootout in New Orleans, around three miles from the city’s tourist hotspot, the French Quarter, the Sunday Herald newspaper reports. The shooting occurred on Saturday (yesterday) night at the 3400 block area of Claiborne Avenue, … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS SHOOTING: Three killed, several injured in attack

GRENFELL TRAGEDY: Police confirm 58 residents missing, possibly dead

London – VIJAY SHAH via Twitter This week, a devastating fire tore through the Grenfell Tower, a residential block located in Kensington, London, causing major loss of life and homelessness in the early hours of June 14, 2017. A fire believed to have originated from an exploding fridge in a fourth-floor flat then spread rapidly through the 1970s tenement, housing mainly poorer Londoners. Aluminium cladding fixed to the outside of Grenfell Tower, which sits on the Lancaster West housing estate, and which was intended to smarten the structure’s appearance, may have contributed to the rapid spread of the fire, trapping … Continue reading GRENFELL TRAGEDY: Police confirm 58 residents missing, possibly dead

STADIUM STAMPEDE: 17 killed in crush at Angolan football stadium

Uíge, ANGOLA VIJAY SHAH via BBC News The BBC reported yesterday that 17 people have been killed after a stampede at a football stadium in the town of Uíge in Angola, according to local officials. Hundreds of injuries, of which five people were seriously injured, from the crush have also been reported, after fans rushed the stadium entrance after they were prevented from entering. Many of the deaths resulted from people falling to the ground or being trapped, then suffocated, according to a medic on the scene.     The stadium, in the north of Angola was hosting a match … Continue reading STADIUM STAMPEDE: 17 killed in crush at Angolan football stadium

INDIA ENCEPHALITIS OUTBREAK: 11 children dead, 15 hospitalised

Gaya, INDIA VIJAY SHAH via Ace Worldwide News and Times of India     Eleven children have died from an outbreak of the brain disease acute encephalitis syndrome and 15 others have been admitted to hospital in India, the Times of India reports via the Ace Worldwide News Group network of blogs has reported today. The outbreak occurred in the town of Gaya in Bihar state, which lies around 100 kilometres from the state capital Patna. Acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) is a severe inflammation of the brain caused by a variety of pathogens including viruses, bacteria, fungi and brain-dwelling parasites. … Continue reading INDIA ENCEPHALITIS OUTBREAK: 11 children dead, 15 hospitalised