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# tragedy - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

From The42 Charlie Ward's father: 'He didn't go out to kill anyone' Tragedy

Charlie Ward's father: 'He didn't go out to kill anyone'

A Portuguese fighter was hospitalised and later died following his TKO loss at Saturday’s Total Extreme Fighting MMA event in Dublin.

# tragedy - Monday 28 March, 2016

Father and son drown in stream as they visit relatives for Easter eggs

Sean ‘Curly’ Sweeney and his three-year-old son died yesterday afternoon in Ashington.

# tragedy - Saturday 26 March, 2016

“This could have happened to anybody” – Locals raise €90,000 for bereaved family of slipway tragedy

Michelle Black and Martin McGranaghan have raised a huge sum between them in an effort to help in any way they can.

# tragedy - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Zebra leads police on chase across golf course before drowning in a water trap

Police were attempting to capture the animal alive when it tragically collapsed in the pool.

# tragedy - Wednesday 23 March, 2016

Woman found dead in walk-in freezer at US hotel

A search for the woman began when she didn’t return home after her shift at the hotel.

# tragedy - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Family who died in Buncrana tragedy brought home to Derry

The funerals will take place on Thursday afternoon.

“The town is cursed” – Buncrana residents numbed by horrific tragedy on their doorstep

The deaths of five members of the one family in the Donegal seaside town on Sunday evening has shocked the tight-knit local community to its core.

Photos show happy family before Buncrana tragedy

Five people perished in the tragedy last night.

# tragedy - Monday 21 March, 2016

‘Save my baby’: Buncrana father went back into car to try to rescue his family

Davitt Walsh recalls how Seán McGrotty handed his baby daughter to him before tragedy struck.

‘The most palpable grief’: Desolation as five victims from one family named

The mother of the young boys killed is “inconsolable and totally bereft”.

“I don’t know how I’m going to cope with it”: Witness describes horror of Buncrana pier tragedy

Francis Crawford was first on the scene and talked to the driver of the car.

# tragedy - Sunday 20 March, 2016

“I wrote from anger”: This hard-hitting Irish book is about tattoos and tragedy

We spoke to the author, Deirdre Sullivan.

# tragedy - Friday 18 March, 2016

Body recovered after car goes into water at Howth harbour

The Coast Guard was alerted by a member of the public.

# tragedy - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Doctor referred Germanwings co-pilot to psychiatric clinic two weeks before crash

French investigators have agreed that Andreas Lubitz deliberately crashed Flight 9525.

Twin boys (2) drown after falling into garden pool

The brothers were rushed to hospital but later died.

# tragedy - Sunday 6 March, 2016

Woman dies while travelling with children in single vehicle crash last night

The crash happened at about 11.30 last night in Limerick.

# tragedy - Saturday 27 February, 2016

‘It’s a terrible tragedy’: Five dead in apparent family murder-suicide

A 12-year-old girl survived the carnage.

British tourists killed in Vietnam were ‘sucked down by waterfall’

Aid workers recovered the bodies of the three tourists yesterday.

# tragedy - Friday 26 February, 2016

Three British tourists found dead after climbing waterfalls in Vietnam RIP

Three British tourists found dead after climbing waterfalls in Vietnam

It is not yet known how they died.

# tragedy - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Three people missing “highly unlikely to be alive” after UK power station explosion Tragedy This post contains videos

23 confirmed dead as passenger plane crashes on Nepal mountain

The aircraft lost contact with air traffic control eight minutes after taking off.

# tragedy - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

Teenage boy drowns after falling into river

The incident happened shortly after 4pm this afternoon.

# tragedy - Tuesday 16 February, 2016

From The42 Player kills referee for red card in Argentina Tragedy

Player kills referee for red card in Argentina

Cesar Flores, 48, was refereeing a match between local youth teams.

# tragedy - Monday 8 February, 2016

Twin brothers killed in Canadian bobsled accident

The teenagers used their own toboggans on the track after hours at the Canada Olympic Park.

# tragedy - Friday 5 February, 2016

Man dies after boat taken from boat club capsizes on River Shannon

The incident happened yesterday morning.

# tragedy - Thursday 4 February, 2016

‘My Brendan was killed by a drunk driver – it left a desperate void in our lives’

Christina Donnelly has been campaigning for stronger road safety laws and sentencing since the death of her son and his friend in 2009.

# tragedy - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Bodies of woman and two children found at house near Leeds

Police were called to the house this morning after concerns were raised for the occupants.

# tragedy - Friday 22 January, 2016

Seventeen children among dead as boats capsize off Greece

Two boats are reported to have sank off the Greek coast, leaving at least 42 migrants dead.

# tragedy - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Australia refuses to recognise British couple’s marriage after man dies on honeymoon

Marco and David Bulmer-Rizzi were married in London last year.

# tragedy - Friday 15 January, 2016

French drug trial: 90 people involved in tests that left one person brain-dead

Media reports said the drug was a cannabis-based painkiller, but this was denied by the health ministry.

# tragedy - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Watch: Operation Transformation leader tells story of teenage son’s sudden death Tragedy This post contains videos

Watch: Operation Transformation leader tells story of teenage son’s sudden death

“The impact of that, no-one gives you a manual for it or no-one can understand it unless it has happened to them.”

# tragedy - Friday 1 January, 2016

Stray bullets and firecrackers leave hundreds injured after Philippine New Year celebration

A lone firework also started a fire in one of the shantytowns in Manila, the country’s capital, leaving 3,000 people homeless.

# tragedy - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Memories of Clogh Road Bridge railway accident as five victims honoured

The devastating crash happened on 31 December 1975.

# tragedy - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Woman dies in house fire in Tipperary

Emergency services were alerted at 2.30pm on Wednesday afternoon but were unable to save the 67-year-old woman.

# tragedy - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

‘Her husband was in shock, deep shock. He could not believe that it was his daughter and wife.’

Local community reels after tragic road death of mother and daughter.

# tragedy - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Man (36) dies and five-year-old girl is injured in Co Down car crash

Another man is in a critical condition in hospital.

# tragedy - Saturday 5 December, 2015

Who were the victims of the San Bernardino shooting?

Fourteen people were killed in Wednesday’s attack.

# tragedy - Sunday 15 November, 2015

‘Standing at the scene where my boyfriend ran over a man…I didn’t know it was my dad’

Maggie Bonner describes the shock of finding out that the man who her boyfriend drove over was her father.

# tragedy - Saturday 14 November, 2015

‘To kill so many people, so deliberately, in such a short time shows determination and training’

This will not be the last such attack in France or elsewhere in the EU, writes columnist Tom Clonan.

# tragedy - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Farmer dies after falling from roof in Galway

The man’s body was discovered by a relative.