Water gushes from ground after water main break | WPXI

WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa. – Water gushed up from the ground in West Homestead late Sunday night after a main broke in a home’s yard.

The water main break was reported shortly after 11 p.m. on Fieldstone Drive.

As the water gushed from the ground, it rushed through a chain-link fence and down the street.

Crews were called to the scene and turned off the water.

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Iranian cargo plane crash kills 15, leaves 1 survivor

TEHRAN, Iran — A decades-old Iranian Boeing 707 military cargo plane reportedly carrying meat from Kyrgyzstan crashed on Monday while trying to land west of Iran’s capital, killing 15 people on board and leaving a sole survivor, authorities said.

The crash of the jetliner marked just the latest aviation disaster for Iran, which hoped to replace its aging fleet under terms of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

But instead, President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the accord in May scuttled billions of dollars in planned sales by Airbus and Boeing Co. to the Islamic Republic, only increasing the danger for passengers in Iran planes.

The aircraft, which bore the paint scheme of the Iranian air force’s Saha civilian airline, was making emergency landing around 8:30 a.m. Monday at Fath Airport, an airfield controlled by Iran’s powerful paramilitary Revolutionary Guard. The plane skidded off the runway, crashed through a perimeter fence and into a residential neighborhood.

Source: Iranian cargo plane crash kills 15, leaves 1 survivor

Coal mine collapses in China | Newsradio 1020 KDKA

BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one coal miners were killed when a mine collapsed in northern China, state media reported Sunday.

The disaster occurred Saturday in Shenmu in Shaanxi province in the heart of the country’s coal-mining belt, according to state TV and the Xinhua News Agency.

Sixty-six other miners were rescued, the city government said in a statement.

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The number of fatalities reported in cave-ins, explosions and other disasters in Chinese coal mines has fallen sharply over the past decade, but the industry still is the world’s deadliest.

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Authorities: 4 foster kids die in West Virginia house fire

Authorities in West Virginia say four foster children have been killed in a house fire.

Deputy State Fire Marshal Jason Baltic tells news outlets the fire destroyed the home Saturday night in Clay.

Bureau commissioner Linda Watts says the bureau is “truly saddened by the loss experienced.”

Authorities say the victims were a 6-month-old boy and three girls ages 3, 4 and 8. Their names weren’t immediately released.

Source: Authorities: 4 foster kids die in West Virginia house fire

Toyota and Lexus Are Recalling 1.7 Million Vehicles Due to Deadly Airbags | PEOPLE.com

On Wednesday, Toyota, Lexus and Scion announced the recall of 1.7 million North American vehicles that were manufactured with deadly Takata front passenger airbag inflators.

The recall is part of the largest series of recalls in automotive history, the Takata Airbag Safety Recall. So far, the recall has involved 19 automakers and tens of millions of airbags.

The Takata inflators can explode with too much force upon deployment, making it possible that they would hurl deadly shrapnel at passengers. At least 23 people have been killed worldwide as a result of the airbags, according to USA Today.

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This latest recall is for certain Toyota, Lexus and Scion models.

Affected Toyota models include the 2010 through 2016 4Runner, the 2010 through 2013 Corolla, the 2010 through 2013 Matrix and the 2011 through 2014 Sienna.

Source: Toyota and Lexus Are Recalling 1.7 Million Vehicles Due to Deadly Airbags | PEOPLE.com

At least 30 workers killed in Afghanistan gold mine collapse : NPR

At least 30 workers were killed and several others injured when a gold mine in northeastern Afghanistan collapsed Sunday, local officials said.

Nek Mohammad Nazari, a spokesman for the provincial governor, told Agence France-Presse the victims were illegally searching for gold and had dug deep in a riverbed in the Kohistan district of Badakhshan province when the walls caved in.

Local villagers and the Taliban alike rely heavily on illegal mining for revenue in the region.

“The villagers have been involved in this business for decades with no government control over them,” Nazari said. “We have sent a rescue team to the area, but villagers have already started removing bodies from the site.”

Source: At least 30 workers killed in Afghanistan gold mine collapse : NPR

File image of gold mining on a mountainside in Baghlan province, Afghanistan in 2013

Source: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46772155

Georgia teen dies by suicide after he accidentally fatally shoots friend

By Minyvonne Burke

A Georgia teenager took his own life after accidentally fatally shooting his friend while showing off a gun, police said Tuesday.

The incident happened around 3:15 p.m. Monday in the suburb of Lawrenceville, about 30 miles outside of Atlanta. The Gwinnett County Police Department identified the teenagers in a tweet as Chad Carless, 17, and Devin Hodges, 15.

Hodges was showing off a handgun to a group of four friends in a makeshift shed near a home when the weapon went off and struck Carless, who was sitting next to him, police said. The three teens fled, while one called 911, the department said in a news release.

Carless died from the injury before officers could arrive, according to police.

Source: Georgia teen dies by suicide after he accidentally fatally shoots friend

Body Pulled From Ohio River On New Year’s Eve

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A body was pulled from the Ohio River Monday morning.

Emergency responders were dispatched to the Emsworth Lock and Dam at approximately 10:35 a.m. after receiving a 911 call reporting that there was a body in the water.

Ohio Township Police and paramedics found a man floating face down in the river. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials.

Source: Body Pulled From Ohio River On New Year’s Eve

Dozens missing in deadly Russia explosion in Magnitogorsk – BBC News

Rescuers are searching for survivors in the central Russian city of Magnitogorsk, where an explosion devastated a block of flats, killing at least four people.

Officials in the city, in the Urals region, say a gas leak caused the blast. About 40 people are missing.

President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the city to assess the situation.

The building was home to 120 people, and 48 flats collapsed in the blast.

It is a race against time to find survivors, as the temperature in the industrial city is -17C. Few if any are expected to be pulled from the rubble.

 

Source: Dozens missing in deadly Russia explosion in Magnitogorsk – BBC News

Westmoreland Mall Sears to close in March | TribLIVE

The Sears store at Westmoreland Mall in Hempfield, one of the anchor stores when the mall east of Greensburg opened in 1977, will be shuttered in March, one of 80 closures announced Friday as the once-mighty nationwide retail chain faces liquidation.

The company, which also owns Kmart, has since announced plans to close more than 260 of its roughly 700 remaining stores within the next few months, according to a CNBC report .Signs in the window of a Sears store advertise the store's closing on May 3, 2018 in Chicago.

The department store operator told employees Thursday that it plans to shut another round of Kmart and Sears stores next year, in addition to those that are already in the process of going dark. When Sears filed for bankruptcy on Oct. 15, it was still operating a little under 700 stores. At that time, the company said it would close 142 unprofitable stores. In November, it announced the closure of 40 additional stores.

Source: Westmoreland Mall Sears to close in March | TribLIVE

Cops: Three teens hurt when Tesla crashes, splits in two

Three teenagers were seriously injured Wednesday night when the 2017 Tesla Model X  they were traveling in in Rindge, N.H., hit a tree and split in two, investigators said.

One of the passengers, identified by police as 19-year-old Nina Colasanto of New Ipswich, N.H., was transported to UMass Worcester Hospital in Worcester with life-threatening injuries.

Troopers were called to assist Rindge police at the crash scene on Perry Road shortly before 8:15 p.m. Wednesday. Police said the luxury car, driven by Travis Olson, 17, of Rindge, had been traveling eastbound when it left the roadway, struck a tree, split in two and caught fire.

Olson and passenger, Chelsea Holombo, 17, of New Ipswich, N.H., were transported to Monadnock Community Hospital with serious injuries. They are expected to survive, police said.

Source: Cops: Three teens hurt when Tesla crashes, splits in two