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Tragedy

# tragedy - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Man dies trying to rescue his dog from a river

The 46-year-old entered the fast-flowing water after his dog, who escaped unharmed.

# tragedy - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Cork club mourns loss of ‘dedicated servant’ killed in car crash

Tony Dineen was killed in a crash at Youghal this morning.

Friends of Irish man who died in hit-and-run campaign for minute silence at Aston Villa

Kildare man Jody O’Reilly was killed in a hit-and-run in Birmingham last weekend.

# tragedy - Saturday 14 December, 2013

One year on, Sandy Hook marks the anniversary of school massacre

The shooting at Newtown in Connecticut was the second-deadliest mass shooting by a single person in US history. Twenty-six people – including 20 children – were killed.

# tragedy - Monday 2 December, 2013

Probe launched into cause of New York train derailment

The train may have been speeding when it veered off the rails in the Bronx borough yesterday.

# tragedy - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Police helicopter crashes into pub in Glasgow

Police Scotland have confirmed that Eurocopter EC135 T2 with a crew of three consisting of two police officers and a civilian pilot were on board the helicopter.

# tragedy - Friday 29 November, 2013

Simon Community says Phoenix Park death highlights the vulnerability of the homeless

A man was found dead in Phoenix Park today who is believed to have suffered from burns.

Rain puts ‘fear in the eyes of children’ in the Philippines Aid

Rain puts ‘fear in the eyes of children’ in the Philippines

“You can see the little children when it starts to rain, you can see the fear in their eyes, that what they thought was the end of the world but managed to survive is coming back for them.”

# tragedy - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Latvia probes store disaster as hopes dim of finding survivors

Rescuers have been combing the ruins of the Riga supermarket for bodies.

# tragedy - Friday 22 November, 2013

Death toll in Latvia supermarket roof collapse doubles

The roof of the large grocery store in Riga collapsed last night.

Interview: Pat Falvey on The Summit – It’s a story about eleven dreamers that died that day

In 2008, tragedy struck on K2 when 11 people died and the catastrophe set in motion an international media storm, with countless different stories emerging. The new movie and book, The Summit, attempts to set to the record straight, says Pat Falvey.

# tragedy - Sunday 17 November, 2013

Man dies in road traffic accident in Galway

The man was removed to University College Hospital Galway for a post mortem examination.

# tragedy - Friday 8 November, 2013

From The Score Dessie Farrell pays tribute to Niall Donoghue at GPA AGM RIP

Dessie Farrell pays tribute to Niall Donoghue at GPA AGM

Farrell was speaking at the AGM of the players’ body today in Croke Park.

Police say Italian shipwreck migrants were raped and tortured

“They forced us to watch our men being tortured with various methods including batons [and] electric shocks to the feet. Whoever rebelled was tied up”.

# tragedy - Thursday 31 October, 2013

48 children die of thirst in Niger desert

In total, the bodies of 87 migrants – 48 children, 32 women and seven men – were found in dead in the desert.

# tragedy - Thursday 24 October, 2013

From The Score ‘It’s so hard to believe our star, our hero, our idol has been taken from us’ Heartbreak

‘It’s so hard to believe our star, our hero, our idol has been taken from us’

A beautiful tribute has been made by the people of Kilbeacanty to Galway hurler Niall Donoghue sadly passed away last night.

From The Score Comment: The tragic passing of Galway hurler Niall Donoghue RIP

Comment: The tragic passing of Galway hurler Niall Donoghue

The young defender had achieved a great amount in a career that that held brilliant potential.

From The Score 23 Twitter tributes by GAA players to Niall Donoghue GAA This post contains images

23 Twitter tributes by GAA players to Niall Donoghue

There has been an outpouring of messages after the tragic death of the Galway hurler.

# tragedy - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Long-lost Titanic violin sold at auction for €1 million

The instrument was engraved by the fiancée of musician Wallace Hartley.

At least 10 dead as plane carrying parachutists crashes in Belgium Belgium This post contains images

At least 10 dead as plane carrying parachutists crashes in Belgium

The mayor of Fernelmont said the plane crashed around 10 minute after it took off.

# tragedy - Monday 14 October, 2013

Irish girl dies after being hit by a car in New York

Kalie Gill had only recently moved back to New York with her parents.

# tragedy - Saturday 12 October, 2013

From The Score De Villota family claim driver died ‘as result’ of F1 test crash Tragedy

De Villota family claim driver died ‘as result’ of F1 test crash

Marussia were last year cleared of any fault in relation to the test driver’s accident.

# tragedy - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Funeral of April Jones takes place in Wales RIP

Funeral of April Jones takes place in Wales

Almost a year since her death, the family of April Jones finally lay her to rest in their hometown of Machynlleth.

# tragedy - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Search begins for bodies still aboard the Costa Concordia

Two bodies are still missing, 20 months after the cruise ship hit the rocks off the coast of Tuscany.

# tragedy - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Girl dies after getting trapped in sofa bed

A man has been arrested following the death of the three-year-old girl in New York City.

Police in China probe deaths of two children in washing machine

The girls, aged four and two, were found by their father, curled up in the closed washing machine.

# tragedy - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Coal mine collapses killing at least 24 in Afghanistan

Afghanistan has vast mineral deposits.

# tragedy - Friday 13 September, 2013

Two killed, 30 missing in Russian psychiatric hospital fire

A criminal probe has been opened into the tragic incident.

# tragedy - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Irishman, 30, dies in Melbourne

Eoin Murray sustained serious head injuries on Saturday.

# tragedy - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Irish family fly to Australia to be with critically-injured son

Eoin Murray sustained serious head injuries on Saturday morning.

# tragedy - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

From The Score K2 film reveals Irish climber’s fatal decision to help endangered climbers The Summit

K2 film reveals Irish climber’s fatal decision to help endangered climbers

The Summit tells the story of a tragic expedition in 2008 that cost 11 climbers their lives.

# tragedy - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Man drowns after slipping off bridge wall in Athlone

The man’s body was recovered from the River Shannon.

# tragedy - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Gardaí issue appeal after man is crushed by forklift at Dublin waste plant

The worker died this afternoon at Tallaght Hospital.

# tragedy - Sunday 1 September, 2013

One-year-old girl dies after falling from Dublin apartment window

Gardaí are investigating the death of the young toddler.

# tragedy - Saturday 31 August, 2013

20-year-old man dies at Electric Picnic festival EP

20-year-old man dies at Electric Picnic festival

Gardaí confirmed the sudden death but do not believe foul play was involved.

# tragedy - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Man found in Dublin waste truck identified

The body of the man, who was from Poland, was found at the waste recycling facility in Dublin yesterday morning.

14-year-old killed in fall from tractor

The boy was a passenger in the tractor and sustained serious head injuries when he fell yesterday evening.

# tragedy - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Boy (7) dies after falling from horse in Cork

The boy was pronounced dead at Cork University Hospital after he fell off the horse this afternoon.

Photos: 31 people dead and 171 still missing after Philippine ferry disaster

The ferry, which was carrying 831 passengers and crew, collided with a cargo ship and sank almost instantly.

# tragedy - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Wingsuit flier dies in Swiss Alps after jumping from 10,000 feet

Wingsuit flying is done in a special jumpsuit, called a wingsuit, which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift.