At least 24 fatalities, including nine children, were reported after a record-breaking tornado swept through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, destroying hundreds of buildings and two schools. Original reports put the number at 51 deaths.
Two special agents from FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team have been killed in a training accident, the agency said. It doubles the number of losses during training the team has had in the three decades of its existence.
A Boeing 737-400 passenger plane’s landing gear caught fire just after the landing at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport, prompting five firefighting vehicles to rush at the scene while the staff evacuated the passengers.
The German city of Hamburg likely avoided a major technological disaster on May 1, when a freighter ship caught fire. It had several tons of radioactive material and explosives among its cargo, it was revealed.
Two trains collided in Bridgeport, Connecticut after what was described as a major derailment about an hour outside of New York City on Friday, with some 72 passengers injured in one of the region’s major commuter corridors. A probe is underway.