Global & Disaster Medicine

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Hit & Run: At least 38 people were killed and 13 others injured in northern Haiti after a bus plowed into a festival crowd before dawn Sunday


A freight train crashed into a bus full of Texas tourists visiting Gulf Coast casinos, killing four in Biloxi, Mississippi; Forty injured, 7 critically.

Washington Post



New Orleans: A pickup truck driven by a suspected drunk driver plowed into a crowd of spectators at a parade Saturday night, injuring at least 28 people


  • 21 were transported by ambulance to seven area hospitals:  University Medical Center, Tulane Medical Center, Tulane Lakeside, Touro Hospital, East Jefferson General Hospital, Ochsner Main Hospital, and Ochsner Baptist Hospital.
  • Seven people declined treatment
  • The victims range in age from 3 or 4-years-old to adults in their 30s and 40s
  • New Orleans Police Department Chief Michael Harrison said one person is in custody and he is being investigated for driving while intoxicated.
  • Police do not  suspect terrorism.

Taiwan: A bus appeared to lose control as it was navigating a long curve on the exit ramp and flipped over the barrier on the right side of the road and at least 33 are dead.



India: At least 39 passengers were killed and over 50 injured when the Hirakhand Express derailed .

Hindustan Times


Italy: 16 badly burned bodies were pulled from the wreckage, when a bus crashed and caught fire in Italy while carrying Hungarian teenagers home from a school trip.



Kenya: A tanker carrying chemical gas slammed into other vehicles and burst into flames on a major road, killing more than 30 people and injuring 10.






Five killed and at least 25 injured after a cargo train carrying propane-butane derailed and exploded in Bulgaria.



Fowlerville, MI: Up to 40 vehicles are reported to be involved in massive pile-up along a snowy highway leaving at least 3 dead.

Washington Post

December 6, 1917, a Belgian steamer and French freighter, both loaded with ammunition, collided and explode in Canada’s Halifax Harbor, leveling part of the town and killing nearly 1,600 people and injuring approximately 8,000.

History Channel



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