Multiple crashes on I-41 in Outagamie County near Appleton, which closed the interstate for two and a half hours, resulted in two fatalities and nine injuries.
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Tom and Pam Trusdale were enjoying a bucket list trip to Antarctica, until their trip of a lifetime turned into a deadly disaster. "It was going real smoothly, and we were only anticipating nothing but smooth going forward," Tom Trusdale told ABC News. The Trusdales were passengers on the Viking Polaris cruise ship sailing toward Ushuaia, Argentina, when it was hit by a "rogue wave" last week, killing an American passenger, Sheri Zhu, and injuring four others.
An eight-year-old boy is stuck inside a 400ft-deep borewell in India's Madhya Pradesh state.
A busload of passengers traveling from southern Colombia to the northwest corner of the country became buried within seconds under an enormous landslide that left at least 34 people dead Sunday morning. The BBC reported that the bus, which was among several vehicles and their occupants that ended up trapped under the avalanche of mud, trees and rocks in the province of Risaralda, had two drivers and 25 passengers on board when it set off. Other reports, however, said there were about 30 or more
- The State
911 callers reported hearing the blast more than 20 miles away.
Ukraine's health ministry said on Tuesday it was asking regional officials to consider suspending non-essential surgeries until the energy situation inside the country stabilizes. Eight waves of Russian air strikes on critical infrastructure in recent weeks have seriously damaged Ukraine's power grid and led to emergency and planned outages across the country. In a statement on Tuesday, the ministry said hospitals were continuing to provide emergency care but that planned surgeries should be temporarily suspended to ease the load on the medical system amid potential future blackouts.
- Yahoo News
Natural catastrophes including extreme weather events globally have caused an estimated $260 billion in damage so far this year, according to a new study from the Zurich-based reinsurance company Swiss Re. Of those losses, $115 billion were insured, which is 42% higher than the 10-year average of $81 billion in insured losses.
The strikes on Monday, which plunged parts of Ukraine back into freezing darkness, were the latest in weeks of attacks hitting critical infrastructure and cutting off heat and water to many. Kyiv, a city of about 3 million people, appeared to have escaped serious damage. "In the coming days, about half of the region will be without electricity," Oleksiy Kuleba, the region's governor, said on the Telegram messaging app late on Monday.