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  • First victims of Paradise fire are identified as death toll rises to 42 with 220 still missing...

    11/13/2018 1:41:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 87 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 13, 2018 | Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: First victims of Paradise fire are identified as death toll rises to 42 with 220 still missing making it the deadliest in state history with remains found in charred cars and the ruins of their homes Four victims of what has now been confirmed as the deadliest wildfire in the history of the state of California have been identified as three men and a woman. The official death toll in Northern California's Camp Fire has climbed to 42 after local authorities revealed that the remains of another 13 people were found on Monday. Ernest Foss, 65, of Paradise...
  • Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 29

    11/12/2018 3:22:28 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 90 replies
    WRALTV - AP ^ | 11/12/18 | GILLIAN FLACCUS and DON THOMPSON
    PARADISE, Calif. — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that coroner's investigators used a wire basket to sift and sort them. At least 29 people were confirmed dead in the wildfire that turned the Northern California town of Paradise and outlying areas into hell on earth, equaling the deadliest blaze in state history, and the search for bodies continued...
  • Death toll jumps to 23 as ‘challenging’ Camp Fire pushes toward Lake Oroville

    11/10/2018 6:52:16 PM PST · by Mariner · 36 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | November 10th, 2018 | By Benjy Egel
    The unrelenting Camp Fire’s death toll has reached 23, making it the third deadliest wildfire in California history, officials said Saturday night. This grim milestone came as firefighters focused resources on the fire’s southern edge amid expected high winds that could swing flames toward the city of Oroville. Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said 10 bodies were found in the town of Paradise, which was leveled in the firestorm on Friday – seven were found in homes, three were found outdoors. He said four more bodies were recovered in Concow, a few miles east of Magalia – two in their...
  • 10th child dies amid adenovirus outbreak at New Jersey pediatric care center

    11/01/2018 3:26:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    kvue ^ | Nov. 1, 2018 | Lindy Washburn
    A 10th child died Wednesday night from adenovirus after an outbreak at a New Jersey long-term care center that has infected 27 medically fragile children, the state Health Department said. The death came as the outbreak entered its sixth week at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. A second outbreak, believed to be a different type of adenovirus, was confirmed Wednesday at the Voorhees Pediatric Center in Camden County. Four children have been affected in Voorhees with a milder form of illness, Shereef Elnahal, the state health commissioner, said. Preliminary tests indicated it was not the same type of...
  • At least 7 Coptic Christians killed in attack on buses in Egypt

    11/03/2018 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 3, 2018, 1:43 PM ET | Randa Ali & Ben Gittleson -CAIRO
    At least seven people were killed and at least 19 others were injured in an attack on several buses carrying Coptic Christians near a monastery in Egypt on Friday, according to a spokesperson for Egypt's Coptic Church. Gunmen attacked two buses and a microbus on a road near the Monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor, in Minya, south of Cairo, the spokesperson said. One of the buses was carrying 28 members of a family that had traveled to the monastery for the baptism of one of its children, six of whom were injured, according to the spokesman. At least seven...
  • 7 children now dead in viral outbreak, as N.J. looks for answers

    10/24/2018 9:35:29 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | October 24, 2018
    Another child has died in the deadly viral outbreak at a long-term care facility in New Jersey, which has already claimed the lives of six young patients and has hospitalized nearly a dozen others. The state Department of Health confirmed the seventh death on Wednesday morning, as it continues to work with the Centers for Disease Control to investigate the deaths in Haskell in northern Passaic County. "The New Jersey Department of Health learned last night that unfortunately another child who was hospitalized due to adenovirus passed away yesterday," said health department spokeswoman Donna Leusner. "The young child's death was...
  • Student goes on shooting spree in Crimean high school, kills 17, wounds 50

    10/17/2018 7:06:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 17, 2018 | Amie Ferris-Rotman
    At least 17 people, mostly teenagers, were killed and 50 more wounded when a student went on a shooting spree in his high school in Russia-annexed Crimea on Wednesday, Russian authorities said. Russian investigators identified 18-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov as the attacker, saying he fatally shot himself after the rampage in Kerch, a city in the east of Crimea, which Russia seized from Ukraine four years ago. Reports had initially described the attack as involving explosives with possibly terrorist motives. Russian investigators had initially opened a terrorism probe into the attack, but later changed it to murder. “A preliminary examination of...
  • 20 killed in Schoharie limousine crash (New York state)

    10/07/2018 8:35:20 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 89 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | October 7 | Mike Goodwin, Lauren Stanforth, and Steve Hughes
    SCHOHARIE - Twenty people died Saturday's crash of a limousine in Schoharie County, State Police confirmed late Sunday morning. The crash is the deadliest in the Capital Region since the Oct. 2, 2005 sinking of the Ethan Allen tour boat on Lake George killed 20 people.
  • 259 selfie deaths recorded in last 7 years, including falling, drowning and train accidents

    10/04/2018 6:09:26 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    My Palm Beach Post ^ | 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, October 03, 2018 | Shelby Lin Erdman
    Taking a selfie against a dangerous background or in a frightening position is thrilling and it shows a bravery and courage in getting that next-to-impossible photo, that is until the photographer slips and falls off a mountain or tumbles down a cliff or is killed by a wild animal. >> Read more trending news The number of people willing to risk their life to get that perfect shot is an “emerging problem,” according to a new study on how many people have died in selfie-related accidents over the past few years. Researchers discovered that 259 people worldwide have lost their...
  • Death toll in Indonesian quake at 1,234, including at least 34 children at Bible camp

    10/03/2018 9:32:02 AM PDT · by BeadCounter · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2 2018 | Bradford Betz
    The bodies of more than 30 children who were attending a Christian Bible camp on a northern Indonesian island were discovered Monday amid wreckage brought to the region by Friday’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake and ensuing tsunami, a Red Cross spokesperson told ABC News. The tragic discovery marks the latest reported deaths in the catastrophe. As of Tuesday, the death toll increased to at least 1,234. Indonesian rescue workers said a mudslide caused by the earthquake engulfed the church. Red Cross spokeswoman Aulia Arriani said 34 bodies of the Bible camp attendees have been found, while another 52 remained missing. The...
  • Indonesia earthquake, tsunami death toll rises to 832

    09/30/2018 5:20:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    nbc ^ | 09/30/2018
    "The death [toll] is believed to be still increasing since many bodies were still under the wreckage, while many have not been reached," Nugroho said. Aerial video showed the battered coastline around the hard-hit city of Palu, population 380,000, on the island of Sulawesi. In Donggala, a city near the epicenter, footage from MetroTV showed destroyed houses and huge areas inundated by water. Nugroho, at the disaster agency, said "tens to hundreds" of people were taking part in a beach festival in Palu when the tsunami struck. The city is built around a narrow bay that apparently magnified the force...
  • IF TRUMP’S HURRICANE KILLED 3,000, OBAMA’S HURRICANE KILLED 20,000

    09/19/2018 9:18:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/19/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest hurricane to hit the East Coast since the 70s. It had the most direct fatalities, with 49 drownings in homes and cars, and 20 deaths caused by falling trees out of the 72 direct deaths that occurred in the United States. When it comes to direct deaths, Hurricane Sandy was far deadlier than Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico. But Sandy took place under Obama and Maria under Trump. Just as with Hurricane Katrina, under Bush, the media was motivated to make the disaster appear much worse than it really was. And it did that...
  • Trump is right about the exaggerated Puerto Rico hurricane death count

    09/14/2018 7:43:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/14/2018 | Jack Hellner
    Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin says that President Trump is crazy because he says the vast number of deaths in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria last year was supposedly made up. Here's how she starts: What we learn when Trump says crazy stuff On Thursday morning, President Trump showed once again that he lacks even a tangential relationship with reality: What is actually crazy is when an independent research firm used computer models to determine the number of deaths from the hurricane, instead of the actual body count from the coroner's. So does Rubin and the other WaPo Democrat...
  • Trump says 3,000 did not die in Puerto Rico hurricane, claims Democrats manipulated numbers

    09/13/2018 9:16:23 AM PDT · by tkocur · 61 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sept 13, 2018 | Adam Edelman
    President Donald Trump on Thursday denied the massive death toll estimate in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria last year, claiming without evidence that Democrats invented the numbers "to make me look as bad as possible." "3,000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths," Trump tweeted Thursday morning. "As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3,000." Trump added that, "This...
  • George Washington University stands by Puerto Rican death toll study

    09/13/2018 10:44:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/13/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    George Washington University is standing behind a study produced by university researchers that determined Hurricane Maria led to the deaths of nearly 3,000 Puerto Ricans. The statement backing up GW's study comes hours after President Trump on Thursday morning called into question the death toll, claiming it was inflated by Democrats. "We stand by the science underlying our study which found there were an estimated 2,975 excess deaths in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria," reads the statement from GW's Milken Institute School of Public Health, obtained by NBC. "We are confident that the number - 2,975 - is the most...
  • Vox Questions and Recalculates Hurricane Marias' Official Death Tolls - FLASHBACK

    09/13/2018 10:35:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    Vox ^ | Oct 11, 2017 | Eliza Barclay, Alexia Fernández Campbell
    Death tolls are the primary way we understand the impact of a disaster. And for nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, as a humanitarian crisis was intensifying, the death toll was frozen at 16. “Sixteen people certified,” Trump said on October 3 during his visit to the island, repeating a figure confirmed by the territory’s governor. "Everybody watching can really be very proud of what's taken place in Puerto Rico." It was a moment that crystallized two conflicting narratives about the Puerto Rico disaster. The first one, from the federal government and Puerto Rico’s governor, is of...
  • Overcrowded bus plunges into India gorge, killing at least 55

    09/11/2018 7:53:59 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    msn/ Reuters ^ | September 11, 2018
    An overcrowded bus plunged into a gorge in southern India on Tuesday, killing at least 55 people and injuring several more, in one of the worst such accidents this year, authorities said. The bus, part of the state-run network in Telangana, was returning from a hilltop temple in the district of Jagtial, about 190 kms (118 miles) from Hyderabad, the state capital, a district official said. "The driver lost control and the bus skidded off the road and fell into the valley," a top district official, G. Narendhar, told Reuters. "The majority of the passengers have suffered severe injuries."
  • Chicago's violent Labor Day weekend leaves at least 6 dead; more than 1,000 shot since Memorial Day

    09/05/2018 6:49:56 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/04/2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    Violence erupted over the Labor Day weekend in Chicago with shootings killing at least six people and wounding 23 others. In all, more than 1,000 people have been shot since Memorial Day, the Chicago Tribune reported, and while total shootings are down slightly from the same period in 2017, many Chicagoans have said the deadly gun violence remains a major problem that the city desperately needs to fix.
  • Four people killed, nearly 60 shot this weekend across Chicago

    08/20/2018 6:52:13 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 20 August 2018 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Barnini Chakraborty
    Two teens who had been reported missing were among the four people killed and 54 people shot this weekend in Chicago, as the city's gun violence epidemic continued unabated. The weekend tally was up compared to the same weekend in 2017, which saw 48 people shot and five killed, officials told Fox News on Monday. Raysuan Turner, 16, and Darnelle Flowers, 17, were found Sunday night at about 11:57 p.m. shot to death in a field on the Far South Side of the city, police said. They had vanished day earlier, FOX 32 Chicago reported. Earlier Sunday night, five people...
  • Donations for Puerto Rico hurricane victims found rotting in parking lot

    08/10/2018 6:45:27 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/10/18 | Justin Wise
    Several trailers filled with donations for Hurricane Maria victims were found rotting at a state elections office in Puerto Rico this week. The New York Times reported Friday that at least 10 trailers full of food, water and baby supplies were broken open and overrun with rats. The Times noted that local radio station, Radio Isla, published a video showing cases of items such as beans, Tylenol and water covered in rat and lizard droppings. According to the Times, the Puerto Rico elections commission offices were used as a collection center for donations from private entities and nonprofit groups after...