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#Tragedy

# tragedy - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'They have nowhere else': Sierra Leone mudslide victims move back to homes in danger zone

The August mudslide killed more than 1,000 people and there are fears for another landslide in the next rainy season.

# tragedy - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

At least 48 people die after bus goes off Peru's 'Devil's Curve'

It plunged 100 metres and landed upside down on rocks at the edge of the sea.

# tragedy - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Man found dead after fall at construction site in London's Canary Wharf

The man is believed to have fallen into a deep trench at the site.

# tragedy - Monday 1 January, 2018

From The42 'Absolute disbelief consumed us. How could this be happening to Cormac, of all people?' Tragedy

'Absolute disbelief consumed us. How could this be happening to Cormac, of all people?'

This extract from a recent book on the late Cormac McAnallen recalls the harrowing circumstances in which he was discovered dead.

# tragedy - Thursday 28 December, 2017

First funeral to take place in Mayo today after after SUV was swept away on Christmas day RIP

First funeral to take place in Mayo today after after SUV was swept away on Christmas day

Martin Needham will be buried today followed by his friend Declan Davitt tomorrow.

# tragedy - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Limerick man killed in car crash hours before coming home for Christmas

One friend described him as a “gentle giant”.

# tragedy - Sunday 24 December, 2017

At least 37 dead in fire at Philippines shopping centre

Firefighters have concluded that all those trapped in the building are dead.

# tragedy - Friday 22 December, 2017

All 58 victims of Las Vegas mass shooting died of gunshot wounds, says coroner

The incident on 1 October was the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

# tragedy - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'I think Alan has done something terrible and he killed them all'

The inquest into the death of Clodagh Hawe and her three sons continues in Cavan today.

# tragedy - Friday 15 December, 2017

'We fulfilled our commitments': Justice Minister says no grounds for further Stardust investigation

A total of 48 people died and 214 were injured in the Stardust tragedy.

# tragedy - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Waterways Ireland employee killed while carrying out work near canal in Leitrim

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority has launched an investigation into the incident.

# tragedy - Thursday 23 November, 2017

First garda on scene at Buncrana pier tragedy says he got down on his knees to stop from slipping

The first RNLI diver on the scene also gave evidence to the coroner’s court today.

# tragedy - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Inquest begins today into Buncrana pier tragedy

The inquest will hear from witnesses this morning, with a view to better understanding what happened during the incident.

# tragedy - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Berkeley balcony collapse: Settlement reached with owners and property managers of complex

Six students were killed when the balcony at the Blackrock Library Gardens complex collapsed.

# tragedy - Thursday 16 November, 2017

'I wouldn't be more forgiving of someone who was drunk the morning after if he killed my child'

The families of people who have died in road collisions gathered in Dublin today for a candlelit ceremony.

# tragedy - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'No new inquiry warranted': Stardust report finds cause of fire may never be known

A total of 48 people died and 214 were injured in the Stardust tragedy.

Two eight-year-old boys die as car ploughs into Sydney classroom Tragedy This post contains videos

Two eight-year-old boys die as car ploughs into Sydney classroom

Three other children were seriously injured.

# tragedy - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Inquest into deaths of ten in halting site fire adjourned as file sent to DPP

The cause of death returned for all ten victims of the blaze was acute carbon monoxide poisoning.

# tragedy - Friday 15 September, 2017

'Everyone is just in shock': Community 'numb' after young man dies trying to save his brother

Gary Askin (28) died after being overcome by fumes at a mushroom processing plant at Cornacrieve, Emyvale, Monaghan.

# tragedy - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Parents and 11-year-old child die after falling into shallow volcano crater

“They crossed the security barriers and fell into the hole.”

# tragedy - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Irish pilgrim (79) dies in Italy

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to his family.

# tragedy - Friday 1 September, 2017

Irishman drowns in Dutch seaside town

Local media reports say that he had gone swimming in the early hours of the morning.

# tragedy - Thursday 31 August, 2017

'A tragedy': Investigation launched into the death of a homeless man sleeping rough in Dublin

The man in his 50s was found unconscious at around 4am on Suffolk Street in Dublin.

# tragedy - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Six-year-old boy dies after being struck by a van on Friday

The incident occurred at around 4.45pm on the Shanganagh Road, Shankill.

# tragedy - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Tributes paid to Corkman who died in Australia after falling from a height

The 28-year-old was taken to a Melbourne city hospital on Sunday 16 July.

# tragedy - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

'A champion in heaven': Tributes paid to teenage boy who drowned in River Shannon

Damola Adetosoye got into difficulty while swimming at Harbour View, Termonbarry in Roscommon.

# tragedy - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

From The42 Para-athlete dies after being 'struck by metal pole' at London training camp Tragedy

Para-athlete dies after being 'struck by metal pole' at London training camp

Abdullah Hayayei, 36, was preparing to represent the UAE at the World Championships.

# tragedy - Thursday 29 June, 2017

Baby boy (1) dies on farm in Kilkenny

Emergency services were called to the farm at about 3.15pm this afternoon.

# tragedy - Monday 26 June, 2017

Man asks for book character to be named after ex-pupil who died in Grenfell Tower, public raises £20,000

James Clements asked that a character in author Philip Pullman’s coming book be named after his ex-pupil, and Grenfell victim, Nur Huda el-Wahabi.

# tragedy - Saturday 24 June, 2017

An Irish photographer has captured the aftermath of Grenfell Tower

Rolling News photojournalist Sam Boal took the photos this week.

# tragedy - Thursday 15 June, 2017

First victim of London tower fire named as search for the missing continues

Mohammed Alhajali has been named as the Grenfell Tower fire’s first victim.

London fire: Theresa May orders full inquiry, as death toll rises to 17

Around 35 appeals to find missing loved ones have been made in the press and on social media.

From The Daily Edge There were emotional scenes as Adele visited the scene of the London tower block fire last night Grenfell Tower

# tragedy - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'Babies dropped from 10th floor windows' - eyewitnesses describe a night of horror in London

At least 12 people lost their lives in the blaze, a number which is expected to rise.

From The42 World champion boxers devastated after fire at tower block of old club Tragedy

World champion boxers devastated after fire at tower block of old club

George Groves and James DeGale say their thoughts are with the residents of Grenfell Tower.

Residents at London tower block had warned of fire safety concerns

The Grenfell Action Group said that “only a serious loss of life” would highlight their concerns.

# tragedy - Tuesday 30 May, 2017

UK zoo blames 'freak accident' after zookeeper is killed by tiger

The zookeeper has been named as Rosa King.

# tragedy - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Theresa May orders 5,000 soldiers to the streets of Britain in the wake of the Manchester attack

The Prime Minister said that she does not want the public to feel “unduly alarmed”.

# tragedy - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Family set up GoFundMe after Irishman found dead at Algarve holiday apartment

30-year-old Daryl Dargan had been on a trip to Portugal.

# tragedy - Monday 22 May, 2017

Rescuers find body of missing Everest climber, bringing death toll to four

More than a dozen climbers have also been rescued from the mountain in the last three days.

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