Tragedy
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Family and friends identified in deadly limo crash

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/09/18, 11:27 am

Authorities have identified most of the victims in Saturday’s limousine crash in Schoharie, N.Y., filling in a picture of a family gathering that ended in tragedy. The limo was taking a group of family and friends to a brewery in Cooperstown, N.Y., to celebrate Amy Steenburg’s 30th birthday when it ran a stop sign and crashed into a parked SUV, killing all 18 in the limo and two pedestrians.

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Cuomo: Limo that crashed wasn’t roadworthy

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich & Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/08/18, 05:02 pm

UPDATE: The limousine that crashed in Schoharie, N.Y., Saturday, killing all 18 people on board and two pedestrians, had failed a recent inspection and should not have been on the road, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. The driver also lacked the proper license to operate the vehicle, Cuomo said. The state ordered the owner, Prestige Limousine, to shut down while an investigation into the crash continues.

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Ferry accident kills more than 100 in Africa’s Lake Victoria

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/21/18, 11:33 am

More than 100 people died when a passenger ferry capsized on Thursday afternoon in Tanzania’s Lake Victoria. Rescue workers said the death toll would rise as rescue efforts continued. Tanzania’s Electrical, Mechanical, and Electronics Services Agency said the ferry capsized near the area of Mwanza. Police commander Jonathan Shanna said there are no foreigners among the casualties. “Right now our focus is on rescue,” Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella said, adding that workers picked up at least 37 survivors, though he could not say how many passengers boarded the ferry.

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