Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Two firefighters among three dead in huge Paris explosion

PARIS - Three people, including a Spanish woman and two firefighters, have been confirmed dead after a huge explosion rocked the centre of Paris leaving 50 Parisians injured, 10 critically. (The Express)
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11 firefighters injured, multiple buildings damaged after explosion in L.A.

Eleven firefighters were injured and multiple buildings were set ablaze after an explosion in downtown Los Angeles Saturday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said. The blast was reported around 6:30 p.m. while firefighters were responding to a fire at a one-story structure at 327 E. Boyd St., just outside Little Tokyo, according to LAFD. (KTLA)

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)

Man sets himself on fire just outside the White House

Disturbing footage has emerged of a man setting himself on fire and calmly walking around near the White House as police desperately tried to douse the flames. The man, who has not yet been identified, set himself on fire on Wednesday on the Ellipse park in downtown Washington D.C. (Daily Mail)
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  • Camp Fire death total rises to 63, sheriff says

    Investigators in California revealed Thursday night that another seven sets of human remains have been found in the northern part of the state’s Camp Fire, bringing the total number of people killed to 63. (Fox News)

    Australia fires: U.S. aircrew dead in firefighting plane crash

    An air tanker has crashed in a fireball while fighting bushfires in Australia, killing the three people on board. Officials lost contact with the C-130 Hercules plane shortly before 13:30 local time (02:30 GMT) on Thursday. The cause of the crash in the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales (NSW) state is not yet known. The victims were American residents. (BBC)

    Vancouver seeks to pioneer ‘safe supply’ for hard drug users

    VANCOUVER - Pig de-wormer, Comet, plaster and, increasingly, the infamously deadly opioid fentanyl. These are some of the substances Sarah Blyth and the Overdose Prevention Society find when they test street drugs brought in every week by users in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. (Vancouver Sun)

    1 dead, 1 injured in Snowbirds crash in Kamloops

    One member of the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team is dead after a Snowbirds jet crashed and burst into flames in the front yard of a house in Kamloops, B.C., on Sunday. Another member sustained serious injuries in the crash, the Department of National Defence said in a statement Sunday afternoon, adding that immediate family members were notified. (CBC)

    One missing in Micronesia plane crash

    An airline is missing a passenger following an incident which caused the plane to hit a lagoon while trying to land. (Daily Mail)
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    10,000 people evacuated as multiple wildfires threaten northern Alberta communities

    SLAVE LAKE - Thousands of more people have been put on evacuation alert Thursday as smoke from out-of-control wildfires in northern Alberta billowed across the province. (Edmonton Journal)
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