China: 14 dead, 2 trapped in southwest China coal and gas outburst

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14 dead, 2 trapped in southwest China coal and gas outburst

Xinhua

Fourteen miners were found dead and two others remained trapped underground after a coal and gas outburst happened at a coal mine in southwest China’s Guizhou Province early Tuesday, local authorities said.

The accident happened at around 1:30 AM Tuesday at Guanglong Coal Mine in Anlong County, when 23 workers were working underground. Seven workers have been lifted to safety, while 14 have been confirmed dead and two others remained trapped.

An emergency response has been activated and rescue work and investigation is underway.

Collapsed tunnel kills 4, traps 8 in China’s Yunnan

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Collapsed tunnel kills 4, traps 8 in China’s Yunnan

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Collapsed tunnel kills 4, traps 8 in China's Yunnan

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Workers are trapped at a highway tunnel construction site in Fengqing County, Yunnan Province, on Tuesday.

Eight people are still trapped as of Wednesday morning after a highway tunnel under construction collapsed in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, local authorities said.

The water and mud bursting occurred at 6 pm on Tuesday in the city of Lincang, trapping 13 workers in the tunnel. The city government said five were rescued later, but four of whom died.

The other worker has been hospitalized and in stable conditions.

According to the rescuers on site, the rescue operation is difficult due to soft geological conditions and serious weathering.

Life detection instrument and sniffer dogs have been used to search for the trapped, while a medical team is onsite.

An investigation is underway.

Woman and 2 kids in SUV die after collision with Amtrak train in Florida

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Woman and 2 kids in SUV die after collision with Amtrak train in Florida

John Pacenti, Jodie Wagner and Julius Whigham II
Palm Beach Post

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A woman and two children, apparently heading camping, died Saturday when their SUV was struck by an Amtrak train at the entrance of the Corbett Wildlife Management Area in suburban Jupiter.

The victims were identified by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday morning as Valery Jo Rintamaki, 58, of West Palm Beach, and Trystan Prestano, 10, and Skylar Prestano, 8, of Wellington.

The railroad crossing had no gate and the tracks were just about 25 yards from the turn off Beeline Highway. There was a yield sign and two railroad markers but a driver entering Corbett was shielded from oncoming trains by brush.

Photos from the scene: Train collides with SUV in Florida

Rintamaki, driving a Subaru Outback, was traveling west on North Grade Road after turning left from Beeline Highway, and then slowed as she began crossing the railroad tracks, the sheriff’s office said. She failed to yield for the westbound train, which collided with the left side of the SUV.

Camping gear was strewn at the site of the collision along with the Subaru’s bumpers.

The northbound Amtrak train was carrying 200 passengers with a final destination of New York City. The impact of the crash pushed the SUV about a half mile before it came to rest, a mass of twisted wreckage.

“It sounded like a shotgun going off,” said Earl Megonigal, a check station operator at the wildlife management area. “Then we heard the train stopping and ran up there and saw all the car parts.”

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue said crews responded at about 2 p.m. to the scene at the 18000 block of Beeline Highway. There were no reports of injuries to any of the Amtrak’s passengers and crew, Capt. Albert Borroto, spokesman for Palm Beach Fire Rescue said.

Fire Rescue called in a special operations unit to extract one of the deceased from the Subaru and crews began removing the vehicle shortly before 7 p.m.

After the car was detached from the front of the train, crews were seen making repairs with a welding torch in preparation for the train to continue its trip.

The Amtrak’s passenger cars were lit up, silhouetting the train against the swampland as all passengers remained aboard. According to a tweet from Amtrak, the train was back on the move shortly after 8 p.m. and “operating approximately 6 hours late.”

Amtrak said in a statement that Train 92 was traveling from Miami to New York when it made contact with a vehicle on the tracks. There were no reported injuries to the 200 passengers or crew, said Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds.

Megonigal said that previous crashes involving trains at the Corbett crossing have prompted calls for improved safety measures.

“Everybody has been saying for years we need some sort of crossing gate,” he said.” It’s dangerous there. Trains come flying by. ”

Injured Worker In Hard Rock Hotel Construction Crane Collapse To Be Deported

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Father and adult son die in fall from 75-foot cliff

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Father and adult son die in fall from 75-foot cliff in Connecticut, police say

A witness said Steven Price was at the edge of the cliff looking at something when he tripped. His son, Mark, tried to grab him, and they both fell.

‘They were run down:’ Cameras captured 75-year-old mother, son, struck by truck near 19th and Grant

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‘They were run down:’ Cameras captured 75-year-
old mother, son, struck by truck near 19th and Grant


MILWAUKEE — A truck slammed into a mother and son as they crossed the street near 19th and Grant on Milwaukee’s south side, and the surveillance video is heart-stopping.

“They were run down — put it that way,” said Paul Reyes, whose mother, Maria, and brother, Nick, were struck on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Surveillance cameras captured the man walking away, with his mother laying unconscious in the street.

Mother, son struck by truck near 19th and Grant

Paul Reyes

Paul Reyes

“He got up and walked into the bar,” said Paul Reyes. “My brother just has scrapes and bruises because my mother took the hit and like, pushed him, and he flew.”

Reyes said his mother suffered serious injuries.

“She’s out of it most of the time,” said Paul Reyes. “She has seven broken ribs, a broken collarbone on the right side, and a broken pelvis.”

The surveillance video shed light on the moments leading up to the crash — and left Reyes wondering what went wrong with the driver, who stayed at the scene after the crash.

Mother, son struck by truck near 19th and Grant

“They waited for him to go,” said Reyes. “He didn’t go. All the sudden he goes when they’re directly in front of them. On his phone, asleep at the wheel, or on some type of drug.”

Reyes said he was hopeful charges would be filed against the driver, as his family works to heal.

“Just pretty sad, and wondering what is going to happen next,” said Reyes.

1 dead, 4 injured in cliff collapse at Southern California beach

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1 dead, 4 injured in cliff collapse at Southern California beach

The beaches north of San Diego are known for their unstable bluffs.
Image: Emergency responders attend to a collapse that has trapped people at a beach in Encinitas, California

Emergency responders attended to victims of a cliff collapse Friday at a beach in Encinitas, California.Paul Ecke / Reuters

China questions local officials, persons responsible for deadly gas factory blast

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China questions local officials, persons responsible for deadly gas factory blast

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China questions local officials, persons responsible for deadly gas factory blast

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An aerial view of the site where a deadly gas factory blast killed 15 in central China’s Henan Province.

The Work Safety Committee of the State Council summoned local officials and persons responsible for a deadly gas factory blast for inquiries on Thursday.

The blast, which occurred on July 19 in central China’s Henan Province, killed 15 and heavily injured 16, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.

As the third extraordinarily serious accident occurring in the chemical industry this year, the local government and supervision regulators have not learned lessons from previous accidents nor attached enough attention to the requests of preventing risks, according to the meeting.

The meeting demanded the local government and emergency management departments to inspect on the root of the problems exposed in the blast and rectify carefully to defuse risks in the chemical industry.

The local government and emergency management departments should also supervise and guide the enterprises to strengthen risk management, give warning education and intensify supervision over hazardous chemicals, said the meeting.

India: 17 killed as Pakistani military plane on training flight crashes in Rawalpindi

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17 killed as Pakistani military plane on training flight crashes in Rawalpindi

There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash or the type of aircraft involved.

WORLD Updated: Jul 30, 2019 08:09 IST

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Pakistan army officials examine the site of a plane crash in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 30, 2019.
Pakistan army officials examine the site of a plane crash in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 30, 2019.(AP photo)

A Pakistani military aircraft on a training flight crashed in a built-up area in the garrison city of Rawalpindi early on Tuesday, killing all five crew members and 12 civilians, an army statement said.

Another 12 civilians were injured in the crash, which set off a fire. Rawalpindi is close to the capital, Islamabad, and is where the headquarters of the Pakistan army is based.

The website of newspaper The News carried footage showing a building engulfed in flames. There was no immediate word on the cause of the crash or the type of aircraft involved.

Military and civilian rescue teams were at the scene and extinguished the fire and took the injured to hospital, the statement from the army’s communications wing said.

First Published: Jul 30, 2019 07:12 IST

A North Carolina father of 6 died after being struck by a wave at the beach

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A North Carolina father of 6 died after being struck by a wave at the beach

(CNN)A father of six has died after a wave struck him on a North Carolina beach and slammed him to the sand, breaking his neck, his wife said on Twitter.

Lee Dingle, 37, was playing on Oak Island’s beach with three of his kids Thursday when the wave knocked him to the ground, Shannon Dingle said. The force of the impact broke his neck and made his throat swell so much that his brain was deprived of oxygen for too long to recover, she said.
He died a day later despite the efforts of some heroes, including their kids, to try to save him, she said.
“My partner, my love, and my home died today after a freak accident,” Shannon Hope Dingle said Friday.
“We met when I was 18 and he was 19, and we’ve been together ever since. I wasn’t supposed to be saying goodbye at 37. I don’t know how to be a grown up without him, but I’ll learn. I just wish I didn’t have to,” she said.
Oak Island Water Rescue said on Facebook that it and other agencies provided emergency care to Dingle within minutes of the accident but he did not survive.
Dingle was the president of Atlas Engineering in Raleigh, North Carolina, a company that specializes in solving structural problems and repairing other damage at buildings, its website says. Atlas Engineering senior partner Tom Caldwell said Dingle had been promoted to president just two weeks before his death.
Caldwell praised Dingle’s “big heart” and said he and his wife were raising six children, including four who were adopted.
“Lee was calm, friendly, humble, and very, very capable. He always put others ahead of himself,” Caldwell said. “His kind do not come along often. We will miss him terribly.”
Another coworker, chief engineer and executive vice president Chris Coutu, lamented the tragic death.
“He was a dream employee and coworker, a good friend, a loving, dedicated father, and a wonderfully kind person,” Coutu said in an email.
“He was brave, calm, and reassuring; he was somebody one would want around when conditions were dangerous or chaotic. He will be greatly missed,” he added.
In addition, Dingle worked as a collapse rescue engineer with the the North Carolina Emergency Managment. He also was on the Urban Search and Rescue squad that goes into collapsed or burning buildings to rescue trapped people and recover those who had died, including at the recent gas explosions in Durham, Caldwell said.
Dingle had 15 years of experience and graduated from North Carolina State University in 2004 with a degree in civil engineering.
In 2016 the Dingle family was featured in a story by CNN affiliate WTVD that explored their efforts to modify a van to accommodate their daughter Zoe, who has cerebral palsy and uses a motorized wheelchair. Although they qualified for state funding for vehicle modifications, they struggled to get the state to approve money to cover the bill, WTVD reported.
After their story was published, a local resident stepped up to provide the needed equipment, WTVD wrote.
GoFundMe page set up for the family had raised more than $110,000 by Sunday night.
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