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Disasters and Accidents

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  • New Jersey 12-year-old accidentally shoots, critically injures sister

    New Jersey 12-year-old accidentally shoots, critically injures sister
    A 12-year-old boy in New Jersey accidentally shot his 9-year-old sister Saturday afternoon while the siblings were playing with a handgun, police said. The young girl is in critical, but stable, condition at University Hospital in Newark, said Sgt....
  • Chemical leak at DuPont facility in Texas leaves four dead

    A chemical leak at a Houston-area industrial site left four people dead and a fifth hospitalized early Saturday, according to DuPont. An unknown quantity of methyl mercaptan, which DuPont says is used to odorize natural gas, leaked into the facility...
  • Alaska volcanic eruption intensifies; lava advances in Hawaii

    Alaska volcanic eruption intensifies; lava advances in Hawaii
    A volcano in the Alaska Peninsula launched an ash plume 30,000 feet into the air on Saturday morning, while officials in Hawaii say lava continues to advance on a town that has been sitting in the path of a slow-moving molten slide since June. Mt....
  • High school water polo player rescued from near-drowning in Chino

    High school water polo player rescued from near-drowning in Chino
    A high school water polo player found at the bottom of a Chino pool after a match was flown to a hospital in critical condition Thursday evening, a fire official said. The boy's teammates from visiting Nogales High School in La Puente noticed him...
  • Overturned fuel tanker ignites fire in Boyle Heights

    Overturned fuel tanker ignites fire in Boyle Heights
    A flaming tanker truck that threatened a Boyle Heights neighborhood Friday has been extinguished, but not before a river of fuel flowing from the big rig caught fire and burned a building. The building, said Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey, was...
  • Woman found seriously injured outside burning car on O.C. toll road

    Woman found seriously injured outside burning car on O.C. toll road
    The Orange County Fire Authority said a 50-year-old woman was found seriously burned on an Aliso Viejo toll road Tuesday night outside of her smoldering car. The incident occurred about 8:40 p.m. on the San Joaquin Hills (73) toll road near the Glenwood...
  • Body of California air tanker pilot is transferred in solemn ceremony

    On a patch of dirt at the boundary of Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, the body of the pilot who died when his air tanker crashed during the firefight the day before was transferred from the care of the park to his own agency. Geoffrey Craig Hunt --...
  • Organizer of South Korea concert where 16 died kills himself

    Organizer of South Korea concert where 16 died kills himself
    The organizer of a South Korean concert where 16 people died Friday evening has been found dead after committing suicide, police told the local media. Police said the man, surnamed Oh, 37, was found dead Saturday in Seongnam, a suburb south of Seoul,...
  • Two charged in fatal hit-and-run of pedestrian in wheelchair

    Two charged in fatal hit-and-run of pedestrian in wheelchair
    Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged the driver of a Cadillac SUV with fatally striking a man in a wheelchair last month in Pacoima and fleeing the scene. Tatiana Cacho, 24, of Pacoima was arrested after detectives received anonymous tips from...
  • Maryland car wreck leaves five dead, three hurt

    A two-car crash left five people, including two children, dead and two others seriously injured in a Maryland suburb, police said. Occupants of both cars were killed after a Mercedes slammed into an Acura that was stopped at a red light about 9:40 p.m....
  • Ice cream man assaulted, accused of killing child with truck in South L.A.

    Ice cream man assaulted, accused of killing child with truck in South L.A.
    An ice cream truck driver was assaulted in South L.A. after he allegedly hit and killed a child with his truck Wednesday night. The incident happened about 7:10 p.m. in the 200 block of East 97th Street, police said. The unidentified child was...