Tragic Events

  • South Carolina Flood Victims (2015)

    South Carolina Flood Victims

    Days of torrential rains kept much of South Carolina and its capital gripped by floodwaters early Monday as emergency responders promised renewed door-to-door searches for anyone still trapped after a weekend deluge and hundreds of rescues, The Associated Press reported. At least seven weather-related deaths have been blamed on the vast rainstorm. Heavy rain kept falling into the early...

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  • Oregon Community College Shooting Victims (2015)

    Oregon Community College Shooting Victims

    Preliminary information indicates 10 people were killed and more than 20 others injured in a shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College on Thursday, said Oregon State Police spokesman Bill Fugate, according to CNN. The reports suggest the shooter has been detained, he said. Earlier, authorities told CNN they were responding to reports of an active shooter at the Roseburg college campus. ...

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  • Saudi Hajj Stampede Victims (2015)

    Saudi Hajj Stampede Victims

    At least 453 people were killed and hundreds more injured in a stampede Thursday on the outskirts of Mecca, the deadliest tragedy to strike the annual hajj pilgrimage in more than two decades, according to The Associated Press. It was the second major disaster during this year's hajj season, the AP said, raising questions about the adequacy of measures put in place by Saudi authorities to ensure...

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  • Mecca Crane Collapse Victims (2015)

    Mecca Crane Collapse Victims

    A crane collapsed Friday at one of Islam's most important mosques - the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca - killing at least 65 people and injuring 154 others, Saudi Arabian authorities said Friday on Twitter, according to CNN. The tweets made no mention about what caused the collapse. The civil defense authority announced the collapse and a series of rising casualty numbers on its official...

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  • Joseph Gliniewicz (2015)

    Joseph Gliniewicz

    Lieutenant Joseph Gliniewitz of the Fox Lake Police Department was shot and killed while on duty in Fox Lake, Illinois, according to CNN and other news sources. Investigators combed through neighborhoods north of Chicago in a massive manhunt for three suspects. The shooting happened about 10 minutes before 8 a.m., after Lt. Joe Gliniewicz sent word over his radio that he was pursuing three...

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