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Minnesota Mom Left Paralyzed After Tree Fell on Her During Freak Hammock Accident

Minnesota Mom Left Paralyzed After Tree Fell on Her During Freak Hammock AccidentA Minnesota woman was left paralyzed after a falling tree broke her neck as she lounged in a hammock with her boyfriend



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Correction: Marines-Training Accident story

Correction: Marines-Training Accident storySAN DIEGO (AP) — In stories Sept. 14 and Sept. 13 about a training accident at a California Marine Corps base, The Associated Press reported erroneously the location of the vehicle when it caught fire. A Marine spokesman said it was inland and not on a beach at Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego.



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China punishes 31 for deadly construction accident

China punishes 31 for deadly construction accidentBEIJING (AP) — China has ordered 31 people to be placed under "coercive measures" for a collapse last year at a construction site that killed 73 people, the state news agency reported Saturday.



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Five climbers killed, one injured in Austrian mountain accident

Five climbers killed, one injured in Austrian mountain accidentFive climbers were killed and one seriously injured after a mountain accident on Sunday in the Austrian state of Salzburg, the Austrian Press Agency reported. The tragedy involved a group of climbers in the so-called Mannlkarscharte, a gap in the mountains southwest of Salzburg at about 3,000 meters (10,000 ft) above sea level. The accident was observed by another group of climbers.



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USS McCain crash is 4th Navy accident in Pacific this year

USS McCain crash is 4th Navy accident in Pacific this yearThe commander of U.S. naval operations has ordered a comprehensive review to get to root causes after the collision this week between a Navy destroyer and an oil tanker near Singapore.



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Six People Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving Accident

Six People Injured in Suspected Drunk Driving AccidentSurveillance video shows a suspected drunk driver crashing into a crowded bus stop in Michigan on Thursday, injuring six.



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Popular Ride Shut Down After Deadly Fair Accident

Popular Ride Shut Down After Deadly Fair AccidentThe Ohio State Fair reopened the day after the tragic accident took the life of an 18-year-old man who had just enlisted in the Marines; state fairs across the country shut down the same ride and others like it.



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Snooty, the world's oldest manatee, dies in shocking accident

Snooty, the world's oldest manatee, dies in shocking accidentThe world's oldest manatee was expected to live even longer before he died in a tragic accident. Museum staff were heartbroken when their pride and joy perished a day after celebrating his 69th birthday. The South Florida Museum chief executive Brynne Anne Besio explained the death of the beloved animal in a statement. He said Snooty’s death appeared to be “a heartbreaking accident” and added that staff were “devastated”. Museum provost and chief operating officer Jeff Rodgers said Snooty died after becoming stuck in a maintenance hatch leading off his tank. Credit: Tamara Lush/AP In a Facebook live broadcast, he said the animal shared his space with three young rescued manatees, Randall, Baca and Gale. “The hatch is big enough for a 1,300lb manatee to get in," he said. “It appears that he was not able to get himself back around to get himself out of the situation.” It is thought the animal drowned, but an necropsy is yet to be completed. He said the three other manatees were not injured. Credit: www.facebook.com/SouthFLMuseum  Mr Rogers said: "We’re all devastated about his passing. We’re reviewing what happened and will be conducting a full investigation. "Snooty was such a unique animal and he had so much personality that people couldn’t help but be drawn to him. As you can imagine, I – and our staff, volunteers and board members – considered him a star. We all deeply mourn his passing." Credit: www.facebook.com/SouthFLMuseum He said that staff had been greeting people at the door to the aquarium to tell them the heartbreaking news, and that staff had been helping adults break the news to their children. “Snooty’s very important to this community,” Rodgers said. “He’s been with us for 68 years – generations have grown up with that manatee. The emotional outpouring today… we grieve right along with these folks. We’ve given a lot of hugs on the front porch of the museum today. “A lot of people loved that manatee. We loved him too.”



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Snooty, world's oldest known manatee, dies in aquarium accident

Snooty, world's oldest known manatee, dies in aquarium accident(Reuters) – Snooty, the world's oldest known manatee in captivity, has died in an accident at a Florida aquarium just days after his 69th birthday, officials said on Sunday.



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Zimbabwe's first lady injures ankle in "freak" car accident

Zimbabwe's first lady injures ankle in "freak" car accidentZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace was injured in what officials called a freak accident as she left the airport with her husband on Saturday following their return from Singapore, state television reported. Mugabe had gone to Singapore on July 7 for a medical check, his third such trip this year and was accompanied by his wife. State television ZBC quoted Mugabe’s spokesman George Charamba saying that the veteran leader’s wife “suffered some soft tissue bruising on the right ankle as a result of a freak car incident at the Harare International Airport soon after arrival” from Singapore.



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