Posts tagged as killed

Strong quake hits near Greek capital of Athens, sparks fear

Friday, July 19, 2019

A strong earthquake hit Friday near the Greek capital of Athens, causing residents to run into the streets in fear and firefighters to check for people trapped in elevators. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics gave the earthquake a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 but the U.S. Geological Survey gave it a preliminary magnitude of 5.3. The Athens Institute says the quake struck at 2:13 p.m. local time (1113 GMT) about 26…

Turkey: Several killed in explosion near border with Syria

Friday, July 5, 2019

Turkey’s state-run news agency says an explosion inside a vehicle near Turkey’s border with Syria has left a number of people dead and injured. Anadolu Agency says the blast occurred Friday in the border town of Reyhanli. It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion. The report says several ambulances and police vehicles have been sent to the scene.

Two men detained in alleged youth burning murder

Monday, July 1, 2019

Two men were detained by Police and Border Guard Board (PPA) personnel Sunday night/Monday morning, following the death of a 16-year-old boy whose body was found inside a burning house in Tartu County in the small hours of Monday, Baltic News Service Reports. The two men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are aged 21 and 22 and are being held as murder suspects, BNS reports. An emergency services…

Lithuanian president to meet with families of border guards killed by Soviets in 1991

Friday, June 28, 2019

Lithuania’s outgoing President Dalia Grybauskaite is meeting on Friday with family members of border guards and police officers killed by the Soviets at the Medininkai checkpoint in 1991. The meeting is held in the run-up to the 28th anniversary of the Medininkai massacre on July 31. Grybauskaite’s term of office ends on July 12. Members of the Soviet special police unit OMON killed seven Lithuanian border guards and police officers…

2 killed in Munich shooting, police say no danger to public

Thursday, February 21, 2019

German media report that two men have died after a shooting in Munich. Police in the Bavarian capital said Thursday the situation is “under control” and there is currently no danger to the public. The Munich daily tz reported the shooting happened on a building site. It quoted an unnamed police spokesperson as saying authorities are working on the assumption that one man shot dead another and then killed himself.

17 killed in fire at shoddy New Delhi hotel, 4 others hurt

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A fire engulfed a shoddily built budget hotel in central New Delhi early Tuesday, killing 17 people and injuring at least four others, including a woman from Myanmar who leaped from an upper floor to escape the flames, Indian authorities said. Three of those killed were members of a family who had traveled to India’s capital from Kerala in southern India to attend a wedding, family friend Arvind Vishwanathan said outside…

At least four killed in Canada shooting, people told to stay indoors

Saturday, August 11, 2018

At least four people were killed in a shooting in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, police said on Friday. The Fredericton police said in a post on Twitter the incident was ongoing and there were multiple fatalities. The police urged people to stay inside and lock doors. In 2014, another mass shooting in New Brunswick led to the deaths of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and the wounding of two…

Two killed in a plane crash near a military air base in Tunisia’s Sfax

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Two military men were killed in a military plane crash on Monday evening in an area adjacent to the air base in Tunisia’s Sfax state, Tunisia’s state TAP news agency reported. The state governor, who was present at the scene of the accident, told the news agency in a statement: “The plane fell down during a night training exercise, according to preliminary data.”