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Series of Blasts at Russian Ammunition Storage Facility Cause 1 death, Thousands Forced to Evacuate

Date of Occurrence: 6th August 2019
Location: Achinsk, Russia
Event: Industrial Accident
Fatalities: 1
Injuries/Displaced: 13

A series of large explosions continuing for 16 hours occurred at a Russian ammunition storage facility in Siberia, killing 1 person and injuring 13 more. Up to 16,500 were told to evacuate and airspace cleared in a 20 km radius due to shrapnel from the blasts.


Industrial Equipment News

The Guardian

Car Bomb Outside of Egyptian Hospital Kills 20 Injures Nearly 50

Date of Occurrence: 5th August 2019
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Event: Car Bombing
Fatalities: 20
Injuries/Displaced: 47

A car bomb detonated outside of Egypt’s National Cancer Institute in Cairo killed at least 20 people and injured 47. The Interior Ministry says the car was probably being transported for use in another terrorist operation when it collided with 2 other vehicles while driving on the wrong side of the rode, causing the explosion. The explosion started a fire at the hospital, causing a partial evacuation of the facility.


Al Jazeera

The Guardian

Wall Street Journal

Shooting in Ohio leaves 9 dead and 27 wounded

Date of Occurrence: 4th August 2019
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Event: Mass Shooting
Fatalities: 9
Injuries/Displaced: 27

A gunman opened fire on the streets of Dayton, Ohio killing 9 and injuring 22 others in a shooting that lasted just over 30 seconds. The attack occurred in front of a bar where the gunman and his sister, who was among those killed, entered together earlier in the night. The attacker fired on entrance of the bar and attempted to gain entry but was stopped by several nearby police officers.



ABC News