Four more victims of a catastrophic dive boat fire have been located on the ocean floor off Southern California, bringing the known death toll to eight. The Coast Guard said 39 people were aboard the Conception, which was on a three-day scuba diving excursion to the Channel Islands. Six crew members and 33 passengers were on board when the fire broke out around 3 a.m. Monday and quickly engulfed the boat.
Colin Kroll the co-founder and CEO of HQ Trivia and Vine was found dead in his New York City apartment at the age of 34. Police found Kroll’s body along with drug paraphernalia after being prompted to perform a wellness check by his girlfriend. Kroll’s cause of death has not yet been determined.
The bodies of five South Koreans and four Nepalis who died when their Himalayan peak camp was destroyed by a snowstorm have been recovered. The victims suffered broken bones and head wounds in Nepal’s worst climbing accident in two years. The storm swept through the camp on Friday and the bodies were recovered on Sunday.
In the nation’s deadliest transportation accident since 2009, 20 people were killed in a limousine crash in upstate New York on Saturday. All 18 limo passengers including the driver were killed in addition to two pedestrians. Officials claim the limousine failed to stop at a dangerous intersection while on the way to a birthday celebration.
Seven people including two British tourists were injured in Paris on Sunday after being attacked by a man with a knife and iron bar. The suspect is believed to be an Afghan national. Terrorism is not suspected. Nineteen people were killed in South Sudan as a small passenger plane tried to land in thick fog.
Three social media figures who traveled the world and documented their experiences died last week after an accident at Shannon Falls, a waterfall about 35 miles away from Vancouver, British Columbia. The trio was part of extreme travel YouTube channel, High on Life, and died after falling 100 feet into one of the waterfall’s lower pools.
At least 60 people died when a boat carrying 180 migrants sank off the coast of Tunisia on Saturday. The victims were Tunisians and other nationalities. The death toll from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano explosion on Sunday has risen to 69 and is expected to be higher, as soldiers and firefighters continue searching for missing people.
A bus crashed in China killing 15 people after a woman attacked the driver. Chinese authorities released a video clip on Friday ending the mystery surrounding the crash. The death toll has risen to 29 in Italy’s historic flooding after 12 people died in Sicily. Flooding has caused more than $1 billion in damage.
A smuggler’s boat carrying at least 100 Ethiopian migrants capsized while crossing the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday, causing at least 46 people to drown and leaving another 16 missing according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The boat which held migrants looking to find work in Yemen left from Somalia on Tuesday.
Acrobat Aunion Monroy fell almost 100 feet to his death in front of an audience of 35,000 on Friday at a Madrid music festival. The accident happened right before Green Day took to the stage and performed, many outraged that Green Day did not even acknowledge what had just happened moments prior, but the band made a statement saying they were unaware of what had just transpired and had given their thoughts and prayers to the family.