Category Archives: Tragedy

Photos : Category 5 Hurricane Dorian Pounds Bahamas

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ABC New reported that the category 5 Hurricane Dorian, which came ashore on Elbow Cay of the Abaco Islands, is tied for the strongest Atlantic hurricane landfall on record, along with a hurricane on Labor Day in 1935 that struck the Florida Keys and moved up along the Gulf Coast of Florida.

The eye of the storm made a second landfall at 2 p.m. on the island near Marsh Harbour, and a third landfall an hour before midnight on the eastern end of Grand Bahama Island.

Devastating conditions continued on the Abaco Islands overnight, with western portions of Grand Bahama, including the main city of Freeport, seeing the situation head south through the early morning.

Below is a report by The Guardian – Category 5 Hurricane Dorian pounds Bahamas – as it happened:

  • Hurricane Dorian has pounded the northernmost islands of the Bahamas with winds reaching speeds of more than 220mph (355kmh).
  • The first death was reported from the hurricane by Eyewitness News in the Bahamas, which spoke with a woman who said she had learned her eight-year-old grandson had died, likely drowned, and her granddaughter was missing. Both children were in the Abaco Islands.
  • Dorian is the biggest storm to hit the island chain in modern times and has been described as “catastrophic” and posing a “life-threatening” risk.
  • Meteorologists are finding it difficult to predict the path of the hurricane because of its wide “cone of uncertainty”. Though the Bahamas will probably suffer the most devastation, the big question in terms of scale of potential human suffering is where and when Dorian will hit along the east coast of the US, where population density is so much greater.
  • Georgia and South Carolina issued evacuation orders for their coastal communities on Sunday night as the National Hurricane Center warned of storm surges that could reach 18ft to 23ft (5.5m-7m) above normal levels.
  • On Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas, footage emerged of floodwaters reaching halfway up the sides of family homes with parts of the roofs torn off. The island chain’s homes are built to withstand winds of at least 150mph (241km/h).
  • Bahamian prime minister Hubert Minnis said in a televised address: “This is probably the most sad and worst day of my life to address the Bahamian people. I just want to say as a physician I’ve been trained to withstand many things, but never anything like this.

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Nora Anne Autopsy: No Sign Of Kidnapping, No Evidence Of Rape

Nora Anne Quoirin (Photo: Credit to The Star Online)

The Star Online – SEREMBAN: The authorities have ruled out foul play in the mysterious death of Nora Anne Quoirin, whose remains were found in a stream 10 days after she disappeared from a resort in Pantai Hills near here.

Medical experts who conducted a nine-hour autopsy on her remains ruled that her death was caused due to upper gastrointestinal bleeding, said state police chief Datuk Mohamad Mat Yusop.

“They also found that she was not raped.

“There was nothing to show that she was abducted or subjected to any form of violence, ” he told reporters at the state police contingent here Thursday (Aug 15).

DCP Mohamad said the postmortem finding also ruled that Nora could have been dead between two and three days before she was found.

“There were no injuries to her body, except for a bruise to her leg.

“But this was not cause of her death, ” he said.

The four-member team led by Kuala Lumpur Hospital forensic pathologist Dr Siew Sheue Feng also included HTJ forensic pathologist Dr Hanif Mohammad and Dr Aidora Saedon from the Chemistry Department and Sufian Arshad Ahmad from the Forensic Department.

A search-and-rescue team found Nora Anne’s remains in a stream some 2.5km away from the The Dusun resort she was staying in with her family.

She had checked into the resort with her parents Sebastian Marie Philipe and Meabh Jaseprine Quoirin and siblings Innes Julia and Maurice Arthure on Aug 3.

However she was not found in the room she shared with her siblings the following morning.

A window in the room that could only be opened from the inside was open.

Names Of Victims And Shooter Of Dayton, Ohio Mass Shooting (Photos)

Connor Betts and his sister Megan. Facebook. (Photo: Credit to New York Post).

(CBS News) – Below are the names and ages of the nine victims who died in the Dayton, Ohio, mass shooting. Six of the nine victims were African American and one of the victims was the shooter’s sister.
  1. Megan K. Betts, age 22 (sister of shooter Connor Betts)
  2. Monica E. Brickhouse, age 39
  3. Nicholas P. Cumer, age 25
  4. Derrick F. Fudge, age 57
  5. Thomas J. McNichols, age 25
  6. Lois L. Oglesby, age 27
  7. Saeed Salah, age 38
  8. Logan M. Turner, age 30
  9. Beatrice N. Warren-Curtis, age 36

News reports stated, according to officials, the Dayton mass shooting gunman was Connor Betts, age 24.

Related post: Dayton, Ohio Mass Shooting: 10 People, Including A suspect Killed (Photos)

Dayton, Ohio Mass Shooting: 10 People, Including A suspect Killed (Photos)

Ten people were killed in Dayton, Ohio mass shooting, August 4, 2019. Credit photo to CNN.

(Reuters) – Ten people, including one suspect, were killed early on Sunday in a shooting in Dayton, Ohio, and at least 16 others were taken to hospitals with injuries, police said.

Authorities gave no details about the circumstances of the shooting except that it occurred in the city’s Oregon District, an historic neighbourhood known for its nightclubs, bars, art galleries and shops.

The Dayton Daily News said the shooting occurred at or near an establishment called Ned Pepper’s Bar in Dayton’s Oregon District.

A report by CNN stated that the incident happened at around 1:00 a.m. ET in a popular area in downtown Dayton on August 4; only about 13 hours after a shooting that left 20 dead in El Paso, Texas.

CNN also reported, Dayton Police Department’s Assistant Police Chief Matt Carper said in a news conference that the shooter has been shot dead by responding police officers.

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(Photos) – London Horror Attacks London Bridge, Borough Market and Vauxhall

A vehicle is said to have ‘mowed into people’ on London Bridge. Credit Sunday Express.

London was hit by horror attacks in three different areas, with at least two people were killed and many more were injured by a van attack and stabbings.

Witnesses told Express.co.uk that a white van had appeared to purposefully hit pedestrians on the London Bridge at 10.08pm.

Dozens of people were on the bridge at the time of the attack.

The Telegraph reported that witnesses said 20 people were run down by a van and pedestrians were attacked with knives at 10.08pm.

There were also multiple reports of rapid gunfire at the scene.

It was also reported that a police officer at the scene urged people to run from the bridge and that the London Bridge is closed at both ends.

The London Bridge incident was followed by another incident in Borough Market on the south bank of the River Thames where three men ran towards the market, stabbing people as they ran.

The Telegraph also reported that police entered bars and restaurants in the Southwark area around 11pm and told customers to get down on the floor amid reports that the incident was still ongoing.

People outdoors were told by yelling police officers to run from the area as the atmosphere turned to one of “hysteria”.

Guests staying at Premier Inn on Borough High Street were evacuated as the police cordon extended.

The third incident happened in Vauxhall, South London, after the two incidents in Central London.

Metropolitan police tweeted at 11:44pm tonight that officers were on the scene.

It was later declared that this incident has nothing to do with the first two incidents.

Police have advised people to keep away from the area while The Shard and the News Building are also on lock down.

The Met urged people in the three affected areas to run, hide and call the police.

Prime Minister Theresa May said, “Following updates from police and security officials, I can confirm that the terrible incident in London is being treated as a potential act of terrorism.”

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Ariana Grande Concert Explosion Killed 22

Scenes of carnage in the Manchester Arena foyer after the suicide bomb attack. (The Sun)

At least 22 people including children were killed in an explosion at the Ariana Grande pop concert which was held at the Manchester Arena last night.

The horrific blast sent thousands of adults, teenagers and children screamed and fled in panic from the packed Europe’s largest indoor arena as people were leaving the arena after the concert ended.

The Sun reported that, “Witnesses told of seeing shards of metal tearing into concert-goers in the foyer area of the world-famous concert venue – leaving dozens lying in pools of blood.”

According to The Telegraph, at least 59 others were injured and many others are still missing and desperate parents have spent the night searching for loved ones, some as young as eight years old, who have been missing since the explosion.

The Telegraph also reported that police believe that the attack was carried out by one man who died at the scene, although they are still working to establish if he “was acting alone or as part of a network”.

The suicide bomber was reported to detonate an explosive device in the foyer outside the main hall of the arena.

Sixty ambulances flooded the area and more than 400 police officers were deployed.

The first victim to be named after an explosion is Georgina Callander, 18.

Prime Minister Theresa May suspended all election campaigning due to the incident.

My deepest condolences to all the family and friends of the victims. 

Paris Gun And Bomb Attacks – Locations And Photos

The locations of the tragic Paris attacks, Friday November 13, 2015.

The locations of the tragic Paris attacks, Friday November 13, 2015.

Series of gun and bomb attacks in Paris Friday night had shocked the world.

By 09:02 GMT, French prosecutors have a provisional death toll of 128 with another 99 in critical condition, according to Reuters reports.

The attacks took place in six different places in Paris including the Bataclan concert hall, the Stade de France, and series of gun attacks on bars and restaurants not far from the Place de la Republique and the Place de la Bastille.

  1. Bataclan concert venue, 50 boulevard Voltaire, 11th district (gun and suicide bomb attacks).The attack on the 1,500-seat Bataclan concert hall in central Paris where Californian band Eagles Death Metal had been playing to a sell-out crowd, was the deadliest of Friday night’s attacks. At least eighty people were reported killed after gunmen burst into the Bataclan concert hall and took dozens hostage. The siege ended when security forces stormed the building.

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