Tag: Accidents and disasters

Miami Bridge Collapses, Police Say ‘Mass Casualties’

A pedestrian bridge under construction in at Florida International University in Miami collapsed Thursday afternoon, killing “multiple” people, The Miami Herald reported. The bridge covers a major highway at Southwest 8th Street near 109th Avenue, and it runs through downtown Miami. Multiple people were trapped underneath in cars. The bridge was not scheduled to open…

5 Killed In New York City Helicopter Crash

Five people were killed Sunday evening when a helicopter crashed into New York City’s East River and then flipped on its side, authorities said. There were six people on board the helicopter; one was rescued by a tugboat, and five were “recovered by divers,” officials said. During a news conference, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro…

VIDEO Emerges of Afghanistan ‘Mother of All Bombs’ Strike

The “mother of all bombs” unleashed Thursday in Afghanistan by the U.S. left 36 Islamic State terror group fighters dead but killed no civilians, according to government officials in Afghanistan. The U.S. has been concentrated on fighting the estimated 600 to 800 ISIS forces in Afghanistan while also supporting Afghans in their battle against the…

Truck Driven Into a Crowd in Stockholm, Injuring Several

Authorities in Sweden’s capital say a beer truck was driven into a crowd of people on a pedestrian street and into a department store in the center part of the city on Friday. At least two people have been killed and many more have been injured, according to local reports. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet quoted a…

10+ Dead In Explosion On St. Petersburg Subway

At least 10 people are dead after an explosion rocked at least one underground subway station in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday, multiple outlets reported. Reuters reports the blast occurred on two train cars that were moving between the Sennaya Ploshchad and the Tekhnologicheskiy Institut stations, citing government sources. All outlets are reporting that high…

13 Die In Texas Church Bus Crash [VIDEO]

The death toll in a Texas bus crash rose to 13 late Wednesday after one of the injured passengers died at a hospital. The midday crash occurred when a bus carrying a church choir group from the city of New Braunfels collided head-on with a pickup truck outside Garner State Park, some 90 miles west…

Driver In Custody After Trying To Ram Capitol Police Cruiser

A woman is in custody after apparently attempting to strike a Capitol Police cruiser and run over other officers during a traffic stop near the U.S. Botanic Garden, authorities said. The incident, which happened about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, sparked a heavy police response. At one point, police fired a weapon but no one was struck,…

ISIS Claims London Terror Attack

The media agency linked to the Islamic State terror group issued a release Thursday claiming that the attacker who killed three people including a British police officer in Westminster was affiliated with ISIS. The group frequently claims global terror attacks even if there is no evidence of its involvement. Amaq quoted an ISIS source saying:…

Eight Arrested After London Attack in Armed Police Raids

Eight people were reportedly arrested across the U.K. overnight in the aftermath of the attack near Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday that left three people dead and at least 29 still hospitalized. Detectives carried out armed police raids at six addresses, in London, Birmingham, and elsewhere throughout the night, said Acting Deputy Commissioner and Head of…

Suicide Bomber Kills 30 In Damascus At Courthouse [VIDEO]

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives’ vest inside the main judicial building in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding many others, state media said. The official news agency, SANA, said another suicide explosion struck a restaurant in Rabweh district of Damascus, leading to an unknown number of casualties. The…

LIRR Train Derails In Brooklyn Injuring 103 People

A speeding LIRR train in Brooklyn derailed during the morning rush hour Wednesday, injuring more than a 100 people, officials said. The Long Island Railroad train was arriving at the Atlantic Terminal about 8:20 a.m. when it overshot the platform and slammed into the bumper block, causing a sharp stop and a partial derailment, sources…

At Least 6 Dead In WS Baltimore School Bus-MTA Bus Crash [VIDEO]

At least 6 people have died after a city school bus crashed into an MTA bus Tuesday morning in Southwest Baltimore, police said. T.J. Smith, a Baltimore Police spokesman, said the driver of the school bus and five people on the MTA bus were killed. No students were on the school bus during the crash,…

Airplane Bursts Into Flames After Landing In Dubai

All passengers and crew on an Emirates airline flight were successfully evacuated as it burst into flames shortly after arriving at Dubai International Airport, the airline said. From cockpit, #livefeed #DXB crash landing. #Dubai #dubaiairport #live … pic.twitter.com/OG3RfN6Cdm — Hayen Ayari (@HayenAyari) August 3, 2016

Texas Pilot Identified In Hot Air Balloon Crash That Killed 16 [VIDEO]

Police said the pilot of the Texas hot air balloon that crashed, killing 16 people on Saturday, had been arrested for driving while intoxicated in 2000. He pleaded guilty to that charge in 2002. The crash near Austin is being heavily investigated, the AP reports. The news agency also writes that the Better Business Bureau…

Two Dead, Dozen Injured In Amtrak Train [VIDEO]

An Amtrak train carrying about 330 passengers derailed on Sunday just south of Philadelphia, killing two people and injuring 35 others. The train, which was traveling from New York to Savannah, Georgia, struck a backhoe on the tracks in Chester, according to Chester Fire Commissioner Travis Thomas. Two Amtrak employees were killed and 35 people…

Overpass Collapse Traps Up to 150 In Kolkata India [VIDEO]

At least 10 people are dead and around 150 are missing after a roadway overpass collapsed in Kolkata on Thursday. Emergency crews are working to pull the trapped out from under the wreckage of the cement structure. A police officer at the scene called the situation “pathetic,” adding, “at this moment no one has any…

SF Train Derails, Plunges Into Creek [VIDEO]

Nine people were injured Monday night when a Bay Area commuter train derailed in a heavy rainstorm and fell into a swollen creek after it struck a tree that had fallen onto tracks. Authorities at the Sunol, California, crash scene said it was “an absolute miracle” that no one was killed, though four passengers sustained…

Car, Amtrak Train Collide in Missouri [VIDEO]

Local news sources report that a car crashed into an Amtrak train in St. Louis County on Monday, injuring at least two people around 6 a.m. There was a large emergency response to the scene, where at least one person was still trapped after the incident. Scarce details were immediately available.

Several Killed in German Train Crash [VIDEO]

German police said at least nine people were killed and as many as 150 others were injured when two passenger trains collided head-on in Bavaria early Tuesday. Nearly 50 of the people who were wounded suffered “severe” injuries, police said. The crash happened at Bad Aibling, a town about 37 miles southeast of Munich. One…

All 17 Miners Rescued From NY Salt Mine [VIDEO]

Emergency groups rescued 17 miners that were stuck in an elevator 900 feet underground in a Lansing, New York, salt mine on Thursday morning. Officials said the workers were not in danger but that they were trapped since late Wednesday at the Cargill Salt Mine. The miners communicated with emergency officials and received blankets and…

Duck Tour & Bus Crash In Seattle Aurora Bridge

Emergency crews try to asses injuries after accident involving ‘Ride the Ducks’ tour vehicle and bus crashed on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge. Several people have been injured in a collision involving a Ride the Ducks tour vehicle and a charter bus on the Aurora Bridge, Seattle police say. The extent and number of the injured are…

2 Dead in Houston School Bus Crash [VIDEO]

Two Houston students are dead and two others are injured after a school bus was struck by a driver and forced off the road. The bus was headed for Furr High School when a car struck the driver’s side. Police said the bus driver apparently overcorrected, sending the bus over the guardrail, and down onto…

Man drowns In Demi Moore’s Los Angeles Pool [VIDEO]

Coroner’s officials say a 21-year-old man accidentally drowned in the backyard pool of a Los Angeles home owned by actress Demi Moore. Sgt. A. Bone says Moore was not home at the time, and the man is not a family member. He was associated to someone with access to the pool.

Taiwan Water Park Blast Injure 500 [VIDEO]

The total number of people injured in a terrifying accident at a Taiwan water park has passed 500. The victims, 200 of which were severely injured, were partying at a water park on Saturday. They were being sprayed with colored powder, which suddenly ignited. The scene turned from one of revelry to outright terror as…

Amtrak Resumes NYC to Philly Service [VIDEO]

Amtrak service between Philadelphia and New York City resumed Monday morning, six days after a train derailed and killed eight people and injured 200 others. “Our infrastructure repairs have been made with the utmost care and emphasis on infrastructure integrity, including complete compliance with Federal Railroad Administration directives,” said Amtrak President and CEO Joe Boardman…

FBI to investigate Amtrak Train Likely Hit By Rock [VIDEO]

The FBI will meet with transportation investigators Monday to examine the damaged windshield of an Amtrak locomotive that derailed in Philadelphia, to help determine what struck the train just before the fatal wreck. The mystery surrounding the crash deepened late last week after an assistant conductor told investigators the train may have been hit by…

5 Dead After Tornadoes Hit Texas, Ark. [VIDEO]

At least five people are dead and dozens more injured after a string of tornadoes and severe storms ripped through the nation’s Tornado Alley, officials said Monday. More than two dozen tornadoes stretched across Arkansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas on Sunday. In Van, Texas, where a tornado destroyed homes and toppled power lines,…

Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake Shakes Nepal [VIDEO]

A second powerful earthquake hit Nepal on Tuesday, just weeks after a quake devastated the nation and left more than 8,000 people dead. The 7.3-magnitude temblor struck near Mount Everest in the town of Namche Bazar, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Reuters reports at least 42 deaths and at least an additonal 1,000 people…

Dozens Injured in School Stage Collapse [VIDEO]

Authorities said about two dozen students were injured after a stage collapsed during a concert at Westfield High School on Thursday in Westfield, Ind. During the last portion of the student concert, the platform buckled as performers moved toward the front of the stage. Westfield Fire Department chief Joe Lyons said multiple students were “seriously”…