Four more people were confirmed dead Friday after a Missouri duck boat capsized on a Branson-area lake the night before, bringing the death toll in the tragedy to 17 and ending rescue efforts with all passengers and crew accounted for.
Source: Missouri duck boat capsizes in lake amid violent storm; children among several dead | Fox News
A recently discovered 113-year-old Russian shipwreck that may contain more than $130 billion in gold bars and coins is sparking controversy.
In a statement released Tuesday, salvage company Shinil Group confirmed that the stern of the vessel, the Dmitry Donskoi, once part of the Russian Imperial Navy, had been discovered off South Korea’s Ulleungdo Island. The 5,800-ton ironclad cruiser was badly damaged following an attack by Japanese warships during the Russo-Japanese War and was scuttled in the Sea of Japan on May 29, 1905.
Source: ‘Treasure-laden’ Russian shipwreck sparks controversy | Fox News
At least five high-pressure steam pipes exploded early Thursday on Fifth Avenue at 21st Street in the Flatiron District, prompting the evacuation of nearly a dozen nearby buildings.
The explosions, which happened around 6:40 a.m., sent a massive plume of scalding steam skyward.
“It was like the street just blew up, ” said witness Ceesay Seering, 56.
Personnel from the Office of Emergency Management and the FDNY’s hazmat team rushed to the scene, along with Con Edison.
Source: Several buildings evacuated after explosion in Flatiron District
At least three people were injured Thursday in an explosion at a Pennsylvania Army depot that houses missiles and ammunition, officials said.
Source: Pennsylvania Army depot explosion leaves at least 3 injured, officials say | Fox News
A “basketball-sized” scrap of lava broke through the roof of a boat off the coast of Big Island.
Source: At Least 23 Injured In Hawaii After Lava From Kilauea Volcano Hits Tour Boat | HuffPost
Amid a heat wave with temperatures nearing 90 degrees, officials were also struggling to restore electricity, especially in the hardest hit Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures.
Source: Death Toll In Japan Floods Reaches More Than 155, With Dozens Still Missing : NPR
PRICES CORNER, Del. – Police in Delaware are investigating after five people were found dead inside a home on Monday night. CBS Philadelphia reports that a neighbor says a boy, who was supposed to stay at the home, discovered the bodies, at the residence on the 2700 block of Ferris Road around 7:30 p.m.
“A neighbor said she watched him get out of a red truck, go inside the house and then rush right back out, so apparently he had to have found them ’cause no one else was around,” said neighbor Alisha Garvin.
Source: Prices Corner, Delaware: Boy discovers 5 people, including 3 children, dead inside home, neighbor says – CBS News
According to police, the toddler was in a bedroom of one of the homes when he accidentally shot himself in the head.
At the time that the shooting occurred, the child’s parents were not in the home, but there were two adults present.
Police say the parents were notified of the shooting, and officials are trying to determine how the child was able to get his hands on a pistol.
Source: Two-year-old dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound | abc7ny.com
The fatal early morning explosion that obliterated a two-story house and killed a couple jolted people from their beds as much as a mile and a half away.
Source: Retired school nurse, husband killed in earth-shaking house explosion
Flooding has killed at least 41 people and forced 2 million others to flee their homes Saturday as heavy rain pounded large areas in southwestern Japan.
Source: Japan floods and heavy rain leave 41 dead, dozens missing – CNN