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Plane crashes into neighborhood in Pakistan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/22/20, 11:03 am

A passenger plane carrying 98 people crashed into a residential area in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday, destroying at least five homes. Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar initially said the crash killed everyone on board, but aviation officials later said at least two people survived. It remains unclear how many people in the poor and heavily congested residential area near the airport also died in the accident. The Airbus A320, operated by state-run Pakistani International Airlines, had departed from Lahore, Pakistan.

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COVID-19 leads to more deaths in general

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/28/20, 11:11 am

A New York City doctor died of an apparent suicide after working with coronavirus patients in a hospital emergency unit. Dr. Lorna Breen, the medical director of the emergency department at New York–Presbyterian Allen Hospital in Manhattan, died at her family’s home in Charlottesville, Va, on Sunday.

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Storms pummel the South

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/13/20, 11:22 am

At least 22 people died when severe weather swept across the South overnight Sunday. Heavy rain, mudslides, strong winds, and tornadoes damaged hundreds of homes and knocked out power across a 10-state stretch from Texas to Georgia and up into West Virginia.

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