Thursday, October 21, 2021

Death toll from quake, tsunami in Indonesia rises to 832

The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared on Sunday to 832 confirmed dead, with authorities fearing it will only climb as rescuers struggle to reach outlying communities cut off from communications and help. (Globe & Mail)

Oregon woman steals ambulance as medics perform CPR

ROSEBURG, ORE. - Sure, Christy Lynn Woods, 37, may have boosted an ambulance while paramedics performed CPR on an unconscious woman in southern Oregon. (The Oregonian)

Red Sox fan electrocuted train surfing from Yankee Stadium

NEW YORK - A Red Sox fan on his way home from Yankee Stadium died Wednesday when he tried to climb on top of a Metro-North train and was electrocuted by overhead wires, creating a chaotic situation where riders were trapped for more than two hours, MTA officials and riders said. (New York Post)

Tornado leaves path of destruction in Ottawa area

OTTAWA - A tornado cut a swath of destruction across west end Ottawa and Gatineau Friday, flattening homes and businesses, overturning vehicles and leaving at least one person with life-threatening injuries and seriously injuring several more. (National Post)

‘Epic’ rainfall from Florence causing catastrophic flooding

The wind is dying down, but the water just keeps coming. The storm’s death toll climbed to 14, the Charlotte Observer said. Hundreds of thousands remain in danger, officials said. (NY Post)

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