Antonia Noori Farzan, The Washington Post Published 5:39 am PST, Monday, February 11, 2019 A passing Uber driver was the first to spot the abandoned Oldsmobile and sense that something was wrong. It was after midnight on Dec. 3, 2016, and the silver sedan was parked at the crest of the bridge that connects Belmar and Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey, two beachfront communities separated by the chilly Shark River that flows out into the Atlantic Ocean. There was no indication that the car had broken down before being deserted by its owner, and when police officers arrived, they found the keys still in the ignition. As police started looking for the missing driver, Michael Stern was becoming increasingly concerned that his 19-year-old daughter, Sarah, hadn't answered any of this texts. "Sarah, where are you?" he wrote, according to the Asbury Park Press. "Sarah, are you up?" "Sarah, what's going on?" At first, it looked like a suicide. Investigators quickly learned that the … [Read more...] about Police thought it was a suicide. Then a horror movie director handed over a secret recording.
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THIS is the moment a woman luckily survives after being swallowed by a large sinkhole that opens up in the pavement beneath her feet. The unnamed woman can be seen walking along the bricked pavement when the ground beneath her feet suddenly gives way, causing her to disappear into the ground just feet away from stunned witnesses. CCTV cameras captured the accident on Ruide Avenue in Chengguan District in Lanzhou, capital city of China’s north-western province of Gansu. The sinkhole measuring nine square metres - roughly 96 square feet - appeared at roughly 6pm on 11th November as the woman approached a bus stop. Security camera footage shows a number of people standing on the pavement ahead of the victim waiting for a bus when the bricks beneath the pedestrian’s feet sink into the ground. Her entire body is swallowed into the hole and she appears to hit her head on the way down. She is later seen half buried in mud but still conscious and calling for help. POWER BROKERS … [Read more...] about Shocking moment massive sinkhole opens up and swallows woman as she walks along city pavement
News / UK and world by Press Association September 20, 2018, 1:03 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A coroner has hit out at the “serious failings” of a hospital trust following the death of a patient who died after drinking Flash floor cleaner which was put in a water jug on her bedside table. Joan Blaber died six days after drinking the fluid at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton last year. The 85-year-old, from Lewes, East Sussex, was admitted with a minor stroke on August 22 but her condition worsened after the incident on September 17 and she died on September 23. At Brighton and Hove Coroner’s Court on Wednesday, a jury returned a narrative conclusion stating: “Evidence leads us to believe there was widespread confusion surrounding the water jug system that “Understanding and implementation of cleaning procedures were inconsistent and inadequate amongst agency and Trust cleaning … [Read more...] about Coroner warns of ‘serious failings’ after death of woman who drank Flash cleaner
News / UK and world by Press Association September 10, 2018, 1:53 pm Updated: September 10, 2018, 2:10 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Mystery continues to surround the death of a vulnerable, elderly woman who accidentally drank Flash cleaning fluid while in hospital, an inquest heard. Joan Blaber died on September 23 last year while being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. The city’s senior coroner Veronica Hamilton-Deeley said it was probably “no exaggeration” to say “no-one can actually say what happened,” as she introduced evidence to a jury on Monday. At the hearing at the Jurys Inn hotel near Brighton Station, she said: “This is incredibly worrying. It could happen again. “We don’t know how it happened in the first place.” Mrs Hamilton-Deeley described the inquest as “hugely complex” and “difficult”. She said: … [Read more...] about Inquest into death of elderly woman who drank Flash in hospital
News / UK and world by Press Association September 6, 2018, 5:17 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A 62-year-old shop worker who was stabbed to death at a late night convenience store has been named by police. Locals paid tribute to Joan Hoggett, an employee at the One Stop Stop Shop in Sea Road, Fulwell, Sunderland, who died following an incident at around 10.41pm on Wednesday. A 19-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The worker, who was from Grindon and was well-known to local residents, was found with serious injuries and later died in hospital. Derek Campbell, 55, said: “I have lived in the street for eight years. “She’s a nice lady, helpful, like all of them in that shop.” Mr Campbell said there have been problems with local drug addicts shoplifting food, sweets and alcohol. He said: “They have been chased away and barred many times, but they take no notice.” Northumbria … [Read more...] about Shop worker stabbed to death in Sunderland named by police