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  • Massachusetts Plane Crash Victims (2015)

    Massachusetts Plane Crash Victims

    Three people died Sunday evening in Massachusetts after a small plane crashed into a single-family home, according to Massachusetts State Police. At about 6 p.m. Sunday, the small plane crashed into the home in Plainville, Massachusetts. "As a result of the plane crash, the house immediately caught fire," Massachusetts State Police said in a post to the department's Facebook page. "The four...

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  • Alaska Plane Crash Victims (2015)

    Alaska Plane Crash Victims

    Authorities in Alaska are investigating why a sightseeing plane crashed into a cliff Thursday in southeastern Alaska, killing the pilot and eight passengers from a cruise ship. "There are no survivors," said Promech Air, the plane's operator, according to CNN. The crash occurred near the city of Ketchikan, Alaska. The eight passengers were from the MS Westerdam, a cruise ship operated by...

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  • Charleston Church Shooting Victims (2015)

    Charleston Church Shooting Victims

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston on Wednesday night, killing nine people, including the pastor, in an assault that authorities described as a hate crime. The shooter remained at large Thursday morning and police released photographs from surveillance video of a suspect and a possible getaway vehicle....

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  • Berkeley Balcony Collapse Victims (2015)

    Berkeley Balcony Collapse Victims

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) A fourth-floor balcony crammed with partygoers celebrating a 21st birthday collapsed with a bang early Tuesday near the University of California's Berkeley campus, killing six people and seriously injuring seven others, authorities said. All least five of the dead were Irish students in the country on visas that enable young people to work and travel in the U.S. over the...

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  • Amtrak Derailment Victims (2015)

    Amtrak Derailment Victims

    Amtrak train derails, flips; cars torn apart, 5 people dead PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and tipped over in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, mangling the front of it, tearing the cars apart and killing at least five people. Scores of passengers were injured, and some climbed out of windows to get away. Mayor Michael Nutter, who confirmed the deaths,...

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