On Thursday, a white Suzuki SUV deliberately rammed into a crowd of holiday shoppers in a busy area of Melbourne, Australia. Here is what we know about the incident so far.
1. There are many injured
According to various reports, the number of injured is at 19, according to ABC News. Four of the 15 are in critical condition while the rest are reportedly stable.
2. A young child is among them
According to 9News in Australia, a 4-year-old was injured in the incident and reportedly suffered a serious head injury.
3. The driver has been arrested
A 32-year-old man has been arrested. Police said he is Australian and of Afghan descent. Witnesses appeared to drag him out of his SUV before his arrest.
4. Mental health could be at play
Police have revealed that the driver has known drug abuse and mental health issues. He was reportedly known to police because of his
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The carnival ride at the Ohio State Fair that malfunctioned on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring 7 was inspected just hours before the horrific incident.
According to TIME, inspectors repeatedly looked over the “Fire Ball” and signed off on it just hours before an entire row of the gondola wheel broke apart, ejecting at least two people into the air.
Tyler Jarrell, 18 was thrown about 50 feet and was pronounced dead not far from the ride. He had just graduated high school and was enlisted in the Marine Corps. His girlfriend was among the seriously injured. At least two are listed in critical condition, according to TIME.
Kaylie Bellomy was in the next group waiting to board the Fire Ball, and she described the chaos to WCMH-TV.
“It was going for a minute and it was at its highest point and I saw somebody fall on the ride, and then
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A member of the Mississippi Army National Guard was killed and three others injured Monday night during training in California, Army officials said.
The soldiers were all assigned to the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi. The soldiers were participating in a large-scale training exercises at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.
The three injured soldiers were taken to a local hospital where they are listed in stable condition. Governor Phil Bryant issued a brief statement on the tragedy:
“Last night we lost a Mississippi National Guardsman during training in California. Three others injured,” Bryant tweeted. “Let us pray for the loved and lost in this tragedy.”
The names of the soldiers are being withheld pending notification of family. The incident remains under investigation.
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