10 People, Including 9 Children, Are Killed in Alabama Crash

A sheriff said the crash was the worst he’s responded to in more than 30 years in law enforcement.

#alabama, #alabama-sheriffs-youth-ranch, #deaths-fatalities, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Why India Is Dealing With a Deadly ‘Black Fungus’ Epidemic

The deadly disease has sickened former coronavirus patients across the country. Doctors believe that hospitals desperate to keep Covid patients alive made choices that left them vulnerable.

#ahmedabad-india, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #diabetes, #disease-rates, #fungi, #gujarat-state-india, #hospitals, #india, #mucormycosis, #steroids

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Ex-Mayor on Duterte’s ‘Narco Politician’ List Is Killed in the Philippines

The death came three days after the International Criminal Court’s departing chief prosecutor requested a full investigation into the bloody war on drugs in the Philippines.

#deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #duterte-rodrigo, #international-criminal-court, #mayors, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #philippines, #police

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India May Fudge Its Covid Numbers, but the Ganges Does Not Lie

Floating corpses in the country’s holiest river are Exhibit A for the Modi administration’s failures and deceptions.

#adityanath-yogi, #bharatiya-janata-party, #bihar-india, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #ganges-river, #india, #modi-narendra, #uttar-pradesh-state-india

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Covid has claimed more than 600,000 lives in the U.S.

The once-unthinkable number comes as the country’s fight against Covid-19 has made big gains but remains unfinished, with millions not yet vaccinated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #internal-essential, #united-states

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North Korea Is Facing a ‘Tense’ Food Shortage

Kim Jong-un said addressing food insecurity was “a top priority” in the country, where millions died in a famine during the ’90s.

#agriculture-and-farming, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #famine, #food-aid, #food-insecurity, #grain, #kim-jong-un, #politics-and-government, #shortages

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5 Police Officers Are Fired After a Man in Custody Hangs Himself

Three of the officers in Savannah, Ga., mocked the death of William Harvey in a group text message exchange, in which an inappropriate GIF was shared, officials said.

#black-people, #cameras, #crime-and-criminals, #curtis-david, #deaths-fatalities, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hewett-christopher, #kerr-michael, #leuschner-silver, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-savannah-ga, #savannah-ga, #text-messaging, #tremblay-erica, #william-harvey

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U.S. Nears 600,000 Virus Deaths Despite Progress From Vaccines

Daily deaths have dropped considerably since their January peak, with about 44 percent of the population now fully vaccinated.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

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At Least 2 Workers Killed in Shooting at Alabama Fire Hydrant Plant

Two others were injured, and a person believed to be the shooter was later found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the police said.

#albertville-ala, #deaths-fatalities, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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How the Virus Unraveled Hispanic American Families

Deaths in Santa Clara County, Calif., highlight a terrible disparity of the pandemic: Covid-19 killed many Hispanic Americans at younger ages.

#age-chronological, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #race-and-ethnicity, #san-jose-calif, #santa-clara-county-calif, #your-feed-science

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Woman Dies After Driver Hits Crowd in Minneapolis

The group was gathered on Sunday night to protest police brutality. Two other people were injured, the police said.

#deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #minneapolis-minn

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The Health Benefits of Coffee

Drinking coffee has been linked to a reduced risk of all kinds of ailments, including Parkinson’s disease, melanoma, prostate cancer, even suicide.

#antioxidants, #anxiety-and-stress, #caffeine, #coffee, #content-type-service, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #diabetes, #heart, #parkinsons-disease, #pollan-michael, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #sleep, #willett-walter-c

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A Path of Forgiveness After Unimaginable Loss in Iraq

An engineer’s wife, daughter and other family members were killed in a misguided airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition. But Basim Razzo would rather sow understanding than hatred.

#civilian-casualties, #content-type-personal-profile, #deaths-fatalities, #iraq, #iraq-war-2003-11, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #mosul-iraq, #razzo-basim, #terrorism, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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China Accuses 32 in Ultramarathon Disaster, but Main Suspect Is Dead

Organizers of the May race, which claimed 21 lives, face criminal charges and disciplinary action. The man said to bear primary responsibility died in a fall from a high-rise this week.

#beijing-china, #deaths-fatalities, #falls, #gansu-province-china, #politics-and-government, #ultramarathon-running

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Marine Major General Disciplined Over Deadly 2020 Training Accident

Maj. Gen. Robert F. Castellvi is the latest in a string of officers relieved of their duties after the deaths of nine service members off the coast of Southern California.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #california, #castellvi-robert-f, #deaths-fatalities, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps

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Despite Ample Shots and Incentives, Vaccine Rates Lag Far Behind in the South

Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi have the lowest vaccination rates in the country, increasing the risk of virus surges there.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #johnsonjohnson, #rural-areas, #talladega-superspeedway, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Attack in Afghanistan Kills 10 From Charity That Clears Land Mines

The government blamed the Taliban for the attack on the British-American charity, the HALO Trust. The militant group denied any responsibility.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #deaths-fatalities, #great-britain, #halo-trust, #mines-explosive, #terrorism

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Retired New York Police Officer Dies After Brooklyn Shooting

The 57-year-old officer appeared to have been shot by accident after a scuffle broke out near a pizzeria in Kensington.

#deaths-fatalities, #kensington-brooklyn-ny, #police-department-nyc

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How Thousands of Indigenous Children Vanished in Canada

The discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of a defunct boarding school in British Columbia has rekindled discussion of a sinister time in Canada’s history.

#british-columbia-canada, #canada, #children-and-childhood, #deaths-fatalities, #indigenous-people, #kamloops-indian-residential-school-british-columbia, #trudeau-justin, #truth-and-reconciliation-commission-canada

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Train Crash in Pakistan Kills at Least 30

Most of the passengers on an express train were asleep when it derailed and its cars fell across the track into the path of another.

#deaths-fatalities, #pakistan, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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T.B. Joshua, a Nigerian Celebrity Megachurch Pastor, Dies at 57

Mr. Joshua had millions of followers, including top politicians and sports stars. But he was dogged by controversy over his products, his prophecies and events in which church members died.

#deaths-fatalities, #joshua-temitope-balogun-1963, #synagogue-church-of-all-nations-scoan

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When Living in California Means Fearing the Outdoors

When air quality gets bad from wildfires, people are left clinging to their air purifiers.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drought, #forests-and-forestry, #goats, #los-angeles-calif, #paradise-calif, #population, #rain, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #weather, #wildfires

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Teens Are Rarely Hospitalized With Covid, but Cases Can Be Severe

Adolescents were hospitalized with Covid three times as often as with flu, researchers reported. Nearly one-third wound up in I.C.U.s.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #influenza, #research, #rumors-and-misinformation, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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Why Are So Many Children in Brazil Dying From Covid-19?

Coronavirus variants may be causing severe infections in children.

#babies-and-infants, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #medicine-and-health, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Times Ends Series on Covid Obituaries, ‘Those We’ve Lost’

A Times obituary series that made the pandemic’s toll personal is ending.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #epidemics, #new-york-times

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China Suspends Ultramarathons After Death of 21 Runners

Some relatives of the runners who died in an recent race are quietly asking whether their loved ones could have been saved.

#china, #deaths-fatalities, #gansu-province-china, #rescues, #ultramarathon-running, #weather, #wechat-mobile-app, #xi-jinping

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15 Men Charged in Connection With Death of Fraternity Pledge

Samuel Martinez, 19, died of alcohol poisoning after attending an Alpha Tau Omega fraternity event in 2019. His family said it was disappointed that criminal charges of hazing were not filed.

#alcohol-abuse, #alpha-tau-omega, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-fatalities, #fraternities-and-sororities, #hazing, #martinez-samuel-d-2019, #pullman-wash, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #washington-state-university

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The Pandemic in the U.S. Has Vastly Improved. For These Families, the Worst Has Just Begun.

Families losing a loved one to the coronavirus now described a surreal, lonely kind of grief, as the threat from the pandemic lessens in the United States.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #funerals-and-memorials, #gofundme, #michigan, #vaccination-and-immunization

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More Than a Third of Heat Deaths Are Tied to Climate Change, Study Says

Sweeping new research found that heat-related deaths in warm seasons were boosted by climate change by an average of 37 percent.

#deaths-fatalities, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heatstroke, #income-inequality, #nature-climate-change-journal, #research, #vicedo-cabrera-ana-maria

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In a New York Prison, Covid Became a Death Sentence

My parishioner was not sentenced to death, but a death sentence is what he received.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #corrections-department-nys, #deaths-fatalities, #fishkill-correctional-facility-beacon-ny, #prisons-and-prisoners, #religion-and-belief

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Death of QAnon Follower at Capitol Leaves a Wake of Pain

Rosanne Boyland had never voted before 2020, but she fell prey to dark conspiracy theories, family members said. She died on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and they are still not sure why.

#boyland-rosanne-1986-2021, #conspiracy-theories, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #georgia, #presidential-election-of-2020, #qanon, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A 6-Year-Old Was Chained and Hungry in a Syrian Camp. Then She Died.

Nahla al-Othman lived in a tent camp for displaced Syrians where her father often chained her to stop her from wandering. She was malnourished and choked to death while eating too quickly.

#deaths-fatalities, #malnutrition, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #syria, #war-and-armed-conflicts

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Tennessee Plane Crash: 7 Are Presumed Dead, Officials Say

The authorities said operations had shifted from rescue to recovery for those aboard a plane that crashed into Percy Priest Lake near Smyrna, Tenn., on Saturday.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #nashville-tenn, #percy-priest-lake, #smyrna-tenn

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Where Myanmar Sends Its Political Prisoners

For 134 years, Insein Prison has stood as a monument to brutality. Since the Feb. 1 coup, journalists, elected leaders and pro-democracy protesters have been held in the aging facility.

#aung-san-suu-kyi, #coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #freedom-of-the-press, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #myanmar, #news-and-news-media, #political-prisoners, #prison-guards-and-corrections-officers, #rumors-and-misinformation, #torture

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Why Are Colombians Protesting?

Demonstrations have filled the streets of major cities for a month — and more than 40 people have died, some in clashes with the police. Here’s what you need to know about the protests.

#bogota-colombia, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #duque-ivan, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations

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Goodbye to a Yankee Farmer, the Ghost of Exit 8

In 1964, a Vermont farmer burned himself and his farm, rather than surrender his land. His neighbors can’t let him go.

#agriculture-and-farming, #deaths-fatalities, #eminent-domain, #fires-and-firefighters, #roads-and-traffic, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #trees-and-shrubs, #vermont

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Helicopter Crash Near Florida Airport Kills 4, Officials Say

The aircraft, a firefighting helicopter, was conducting a test flight for “a new bucket water release system,” an official said.

#aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #deaths-fatalities, #helicopters, #leesburg-fla, #leesburg-international-airport

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Cable-Car Tragedy Shakes a Town Already Wounded by the Pandemic

The disaster that killed 14 people in Italy on Sunday struck a small lakeside community just as its tourism-dependent economy was starting to revive. Three people have been arrested.

#accidents-and-safety, #cable-cars-and-trams, #deaths-fatalities, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italy, #lombardy-italy, #mottarone-mountain-italy, #piedmont-italy, #rescues, #travel-and-vacations

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Italian Cable Car Tragedy Shakes a Town Already Wounded by the Pandemic

The disaster that killed 14 people in Italy on Sunday struck a small lakeside community just as its tourism-dependent economy was starting to revive. Three people have been arrested.

#accidents-and-safety, #cable-cars-and-trams, #deaths-fatalities, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #italy, #lombardy-italy, #mottarone-mountain-italy, #piedmont-italy, #rescues, #travel-and-vacations

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County Reaches $10 Million Settlement in Jailed Black Man’s Death

Officials in Charleston County, S.C., unanimously approved a settlement with the family of Jamal Sutherland, who died in January after sheriff’s deputies used pepper spray and Tasers on him.

#assaults, #black-people, #charleston-sc, #deaths-fatalities, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #south-carolina, #sutherland-jamal-1989-2021, #united-states

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CDC Will Not Investigate Mild Infections in Vaccinated Americans

At least 10,000 vaccinated people were infected with the coronavirus through the end of April. Now the agency has stopped pursuing the mildest cases.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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C.D.C. Will Not Investigate Mild Infections in Vaccinated Americans

At least 10,000 vaccinated people were infected with the coronavirus through the end of April. Now the agency has stopped pursuing the mildest cases.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #your-feed-science

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What It’s Like to Be in India’s Covid-19 Crisis

Fear, grief and boredom pervade the lives of those contending with the country’s severe outbreak. Their solace: family, friends and their own efforts to help others.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #deaths-fatalities, #hospitals, #india, #oxygen, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional

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Poets in Myanmar Are Killed After the Coup

More than 30 poets have been imprisoned since the military seized power in Myanmar, a country where politics and poetry are intimately connected.

#coups-detat-and-attempted-coups-detat, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #maung-saungkha, #monasteries-and-monks, #myanmar, #national-league-for-democracy-myanmar, #poetry-and-poets, #political-prisoners, #writing-and-writers

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Delhi Considers Lifting Covid Limits, Despite Vaccine Shortage

Officials in the Indian capital have pledged to buy enough inoculations to avert another wave, but tight supplies and squabbling between central and local leaders make that a difficult prospect.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #delhi-india, #disease-rates, #india, #kejriwal-arvind, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Chinese Ultramarathon: A Survivor Describes the Deadly Race

After 21 runners died when high winds and freezing rain struck an ultramarathon race, one competitor said he had survived only because a shepherd carried his unconscious body to shelter.

#accidents-and-safety, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #rescues, #ultramarathon-running, #weather, #zhang-xiaotao-1970

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How India’s Kerala Has Battled Coronavirus

Kerala uses tracking of patients and supplies, a network of health care workers and coronavirus “war rooms” to succeed where the national government has fallen short.

#communist-party-of-india-marxist, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #kerala-india, #kk-shailaja, #local-government, #nipah-virus, #oxygen, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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21 Runners Dead After Extreme Weather Hits Chinese Ultramarathon

The 62-mile mountain race in Gansu Province left athletes in shorts and T-shirts facing freezing rain, hail and high winds.

#accidents-and-safety, #china, #deaths-fatalities, #gansu-province-china, #rescues, #ultramarathon-running, #weather

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How India’s Kerala Has Battled Covid-19

Kerala uses tracking of patients and supplies, a network of health care workers and coronavirus “war rooms” to succeed where the national government has fallen short.

#communist-party-of-india-marxist, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #hospitals, #kerala-india, #kk-shailaja, #local-government, #nipah-virus, #oxygen, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #shortages, #vaccination-and-immunization

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After the Cease-Fire, Gaza Wakes to a Sea of Rubble

In addition to relief, some residents felt a sense of déjà vu, having survived several recent wars with Israel. After each war, it takes years for Gaza to recover.

#civilian-casualties, #deaths-fatalities, #defense-and-military-forces, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #hamas, #mohammed-the-prophet-of-islam, #palestinians

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