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17-Year-Old Dies in Bungee-Jumping Accident

Dutch girl fell 130 feet to her death

(Newser) - A 17-year-old Dutch girl has died while bungee-jumping in northern Spain, say Spanish authorities, marking the second fatal accident involving the sport in less than a month in the country. Emergency medical services in the northern region of Cantabria said the unnamed girl died late yesterday after falling some 130... More »

Actors Who Nearly Died on Set

Isla Fisher, Aaron Paul, and Jason Statham got pretty close

(Newser) - No question, filming can be dangerous: A camera assistant died while making Midnight Rider last year and a handful of celebrities have been injured on set . But celebrity deaths? A few near-misses, per The Chive :
  • Aaron Paul dodged serious injury or worse on the first season of Breaking Bad when
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Pickup Crashes in Texas, Killing 13 of 23 Riders

Truck was jammed with riders in cab and bed

(Newser) - Tragedy in Texas, where at least 13 people are dead and 10 injured after a pickup truck carrying 23 passengers—crammed into both the cab and the bed—ran into two large trees. "This is the most people I've seen in any passenger vehicle, and I've been... More »

3 Dead in iPad Plant Explosion

15 injured after explosion caused in a polishing workshop

(Newser) - An explosion in a southwestern China plant involved in manufacturing iPads has killed three people, reports Reuters . Foxconn Technology, a Taiwanese company that is one of Apple's biggest suppliers, confirmed the deaths yesterday, and said that preliminary findings indicate that the blast, which happened Friday, was caused by combustible... More »

Tot's Parents Distracted by Photos During Deadly Fall

'Somehow child went over the edge,' says official

(Newser) - The parents of a toddler who fell to his death from a luxury suite at a Los Angeles Lakers game were taking or looking at digital photos when "somehow the child went over the edge of the section," said a police spokesman . Lucas Anthony Tang, 2, plunged some... More »

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