Posts tagged as dead

British soldier found dead in Estonia

Thursday, July 9, 2020

A British Army soldier, who served in Estonia, was confirmed dead on Sunday, the United Kingdom‘s Ministry of Defence said. “It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must announce the death of a soldier from the First Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. “Fusilier Sam Brownridge died of a non-battle injury while deployed on Operation Cabrit in Estonia,” UK’s Defence Ministry wrote on the government  website  .…

Agreement for honoring the dead not an obstacle for studying Estonia wreck

Friday, February 14, 2020

Legal representative of the loved ones of victims of the ferry MS Estonia Piret Blankin says that the aim of the agreement for not disturbing the site of the shipwreck is to protect it from looters and that it does not prohibit investigations. Blankin appeared on the “Otse Postimehest” webcast yesterday. Why is further investigation into the causes of the shipwreck necessary? I would turn that question around: Why shouldn’t…

Two dead in Rīga fire

Monday, January 20, 2020

Two people died in a fire in a small Rīga garden house on Sunday, January 19, according to the State Fire and Rescue Service (VUGD) on January 20. Firefighters were called to a fire at 8:18 p.m. after people noticed flames in the distance near a forest. It was established that a 25 square meter garden house was on fire, and after putting out the fire, the firefighters found two persons had…

Around 350 koalas feared dead in Australian forest fires

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Conservationists fear hundreds of koalas have perished in wildfires that have razed prime habitat on Australia’s east coast. Port Macquarie Koala Hospital President Sue Ashton said she hoped wildlife carers would be allowed to begin their search of the fire zone for survivors on Thursday. The fire was started by a lightning strike on Friday in a forest in New South Wales state, 190 miles north of Sydney, and has…

3 dead as speedboat trying to set record crashes off Venice

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Italian firefighters say three people aboard a speedboat have been killed when their vessel crashed into an offshore dike of the lagoon city of Venice. The crash on Tuesday night also badly injured a fourth person aboard. Italian speedboat race officials say the boat was trying to set a speed record for the route from Monte Carlo, a Mediterranean port in Monaco, to Venice. They said the motorboat had begun…

Syria’s Raqqa still finding the dead, 2 years after IS fall

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The neighbors reported a foul smell coming from the house next door. The house, which the Islamic State group had used as a school for its “cubs,” had been untouched ever since the militants were chased out of the Syrian city two years ago. Weeds grew around an abandoned car in its courtyard. Even before the first responders felt the soft ground of the courtyard, they knew what was underneath:…

Kennedy’s 22-year-old granddaughter Saoirse is found dead

Friday, August 2, 2019

Saoirse Roisin Kennedy-Hill has been identified as the young woman who died of a possible drug overdose at the Kennedy Compound on Cape Cod. She was 22 years old. ‘Our hearts are shattered by the loss of our beloved Saoirse,’ the Kennedy family said in a statement. ‘Her life was filled with hope, promise and love.’ The statement quoted Saoirse’s grandmother, Ethel Kennedy, as saying: ‘The world is a little…

The Latest: 33 confirmed dead in Kyoto anime studio fire

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The Latest on a fire in a Japanese animation studio (all times local): 9:45 p.m. A Japanese fire official says the death toll from a Kyoto animation studio fire is now 33 and nobody else is believed to be still missing. Kyoto fire department official Kazuhiro Hayashi says 36 others have been injured, 10 of them critically. Hayashi says firefighters found the largest number of victims on the top floor…

1 missing, 6 dead in storm in northern Greece

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A search and rescue operation was underway in northern Greece Thursday for a fisherman missing after a powerful storm left six people dead, including two children, and injured about 140. The violent storm in the northern Halkidiki peninsula on Wednesday night ripped up trees and power pylons, tossed vehicles and left swathes of debris across the coast. The 62-year-old fisherman took his fishing boat out in the afternoon and had…

Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is ‘dead’ but doesn’t formally withdraw it

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Protest leaders on Tuesday continued their calls for the bill to be formally withdrawn from the legislative agenda and for an independent investigation into clashes between police and demonstrators. Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong said Lam’s reassurance that the “bill is dead” is just “another ridiculous lie.” “The bill still exists in the ‘legislative programme’ until July next year,” Wong wrote in a series of posts on Twitter. “The…