/ 24 May 2021

A trio of tragedies…

A CABLE CAR CRASH IN ITALY – Fourteen people have died overnight in the accident in northern Italy. Reports say the cable broke 300m from the top of the line that connects Stresa on Lake Maggiore with the nearby Mottarone mountain in the Piedmont region. The only survivor is a 5yo child who is undergoing surgery for multiple fractures. “We are devastated, in pain,” said Mayor of Stresa Marcella Severino.

A WEATHER CHANGE CLAIMS LIVES – Twenty-one people taking part in an ultramarathon in China’s northwestern Gansu province died on Saturday night after they encountered freezing conditions in the high-altitude section of the 100km race. Officials have apologised for the tragedy.

A VOLCANO ERUPTS – Mount Nyiragongo near the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma erupted on Saturday night, causing thousands of its 2 million residents to flee. Officials say people are starting to return, but it has not been confirmed how many homes or lives have been lost to the slow-moving lava. The pictures are horrifying

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