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7/20/2012: A mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, CO that killed 12 and wounded 70 others.

History

“……On this day in 2012, gunman James Holmes started a mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, a Denver suburb, killing 12 people—the youngest a 6-year-old girl—and injuring at least 70 others.

The Aurora shooting took place shortly after the start of a crowded midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises, which opened across the United States that day. It was the deadliest mass shooting in Colorado since the 1999 Columbine shooting…..”


7/18/1984: An active shooter situation develops in a crowded McDonald’s restaurant in San Ysidro, California, killing 21 and wounding 19 others

History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99JnMxyvL-E

 


Boise, Idaho: 6 children, ages four to 12, were injured in a knife attack, along with 3 adults who rushed to their defense.

CBS

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“At least 100 migrants died in a shipwreck occured off Tripoli. 3 young children among the dead. The actual number of missing still uncertain.”

CNN


6/15/1904: More than 1,000 people taking a pleasure trip on New York City’s East River are drowned or burned to death when a fire sweeps through the General Slocum steamboat.

History Channel

 


6/11/1955: a racing car in Le Mans, France, goes out of control and crashes into stands filled with spectators, killing 82

History Channel

 


Orlando, its police department, and 31 officers are being sued by Pulse survivors and the families of the dead.

NY Daily News

“The federal lawsuit…..claims Orlando police officer Adam Gluber, acting as club security, failed to prevent Omar Mateen from entering the club on June 12, 2016 with an assault-style rifle, killing 49 people.

Another 30 unnamed officers are accused of poorly responding, not charging after Mateen sooner and holding fleeing patrons against their will…..”

 

 


New research: The number of excess deaths related to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is more than 70 times the official estimate

NEJM

“…..Using a representative, stratified sample, we surveyed 3299 randomly chosen households across Puerto Rico to produce an independent estimate of all-cause mortality after the hurricane. Respondents were asked about displacement, infrastructure loss, and causes of death. We calculated excess deaths by comparing our estimated post-hurricane mortality rate with official rates for the same period in 2016…..

From the survey data, we estimated a mortality rate of 14.3 deaths (95% confidence interval [CI], 9.8 to 18.9) per 1000 persons from September 20 through December 31, 2017. This rate yielded a total of 4645 excess deaths during this period (95% CI, 793 to 8498), equivalent to a 62% increase in the mortality rate as compared with the same period in 2016. However, this number is likely to be an underestimate because of survivor bias. The mortality rate remained high through the end of December 2017, and one third of the deaths were attributed to delayed or interrupted health care…..”

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More than 100 people are feared dead after a Boeing 737 airliner crashed and burned after takeoff from Havana, Cuba.

NY Post


19 students were attacked by knife-wielding slasher in China, among them 9 dead so far

Daily Mail

 


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