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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Making scuba-diving a family sport

    Making scuba-diving a family sport
    Never mind the moray eel. I'm focused on rubbing the "lucky" porthole of a ship that sunk here in a hurricane nearly 150 years ago. Did I mention that I'm 60 feet underwater, diving mask on my face, breathing oxygen from a tank strapped to my back?...
  • West Hollywood water main break gushes 9,600 gallons of water per minute

    West Hollywood water main break gushes 9,600 gallons of water per minute
    A water main break on a 36-inch pipe in West Hollywood on Friday afternoon sent torrents of muddy water down Sunset Strip, prompting a series of street closures as crews respond to the mess. At its peak, the break was spewing 9,600 gallons of water...
  • Irvine man drowns in community pool; 28th drowning in O.C. this year

    A man drowned in a pool at his Irvine town home complex Friday, authorities said. It was the second drowning in Irvine this year and the 28th in Orange County, said Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Steve Concialdi. The year's total could overtake last...
  • Sand collapse kills 9-year-old girl at Oregon beach

    A 9-year-old girl died after a sand pit dug by her family collapsed at an Oregon beach, police said. The young girl was playing in a 5-foot-deep pit on a beach in Lincoln City around 5:15 p.m. Friday when the sand became wet and collapsed on her....
  • Six dead after fire erupts in North Carolina mobile home

    A fire consumed a North Carolina mobile home and claimed six lives early Saturday morning, authorities said. Rescue crews responded to the blaze on Gibbs Road in Clinton, a town of about 9,000 in the eastern part of the state, around 1 a.m. Saturday,...
  • Crash involving Michigan parade vehicle leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

    An 80-year-old Michigan woman died and nine others were injured after a collision between a car and a parade vehicle roughly 60 miles outside Detroit, police said. Jeanette Rumptz of Metamora was driving on Turrill Road in Lapeer Township about 10 a.m....
  • Two killed, others injured in two-car accident in Sylmar

    Two people were killed and an unspecified number of others were injured Friday evening in a two-car collision in Sylmar. The incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. in the area of 14747 San Fernando Road, near Sunshine Canyon Road, police said. An arrest is...
  • Woman, 77, killed by car in North Hollywood

    A 77-year-old woman was hit and killed by a car Friday night in North Hollywood. The incident occurred about 6 p.m. at Kittridge Street and Irvine Avenue, police said. The investigation is ongoing, but no arrests are expected to be made, police said....
  • Two firefighters injured battling brush fire in Angeles Forest

    Two firefighters injured battling brush fire in Angeles Forest
    Two firefighters were injured Thursday afternoon while battling a brush fire in the Angeles National Forest, officials said. The blaze, named the Shoemaker fire, had burned about 65 acres near the San Gabriel River Ranger District by Thursday evening....
  • 5-year-old killed in multi-vehicle crash on 60 Freeway is identified

    5-year-old killed in multi-vehicle crash on 60 Freeway is identified
    The identity of the 5-year-old girl killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the 60 Freeway near South El Monte early Thursday has been released, authorities said. The girl was identified as Maydelin Salas of South El Monte, according to the Los Angeles...
  • 11-year-old boy pulled from Hollywood pool breathing on his own

    11-year-old boy pulled from Hollywood pool breathing on his own
    An 11-year-old boy who had no pulse when he was pulled out of a Hollywood motel pool is breathing on his own, authorities said Wednesday. His 36-year-old mother and 12-year-old sister, who also had no pulses when they were rescued, remain on life...