Abu Sayyaf Leader Isnilon Hapilon and Maute Group Leader Omar Maute Killed by Philippine Armed Forces

On the early morning of Monday, October 16, 2017, the Philippine Armed Forces killed Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon, and Maute group leader Omar Maute. The two men were the masterminds behind the Marawi Seige. Isnilon Hapilon was also the ISIS Emir to the Philippines. The death of the two foremost Philippine terrorists was confirmed … Continue reading “Abu Sayyaf Leader Isnilon Hapilon and Maute Group Leader Omar Maute Killed by Philippine Armed Forces”

City Mayor Dies in Collision with Fuel Tanker in Emboscada, Paraguay

Spanish speakers, can you please confirm for me if the word “intendente” indeed means “mayor“? On Tuesday September 26, 2017, at kilometer 34 of National Route No. 3, also known as the General Elizardo Aquino highway, in the city of Emboscada, Cordillera department, Paraguay, a Nissan Terrano SUV collided with a fuel tanker with the … Continue reading “City Mayor Dies in Collision with Fuel Tanker in Emboscada, Paraguay”

Apache Gunship Footage of Iraqi Bomb Squad Accidentally Detonating Large IED

I believe this footage is back from 2010. It’s a video filmed by a US Apache gunship and shows an Iraqi bomb squad attempting to disarm an IED buried in the road with just their hands. The Iraqis accidentally detonated the shell, causing a significant explosion. I’m not sure how many of them died, or … Continue reading “Apache Gunship Footage of Iraqi Bomb Squad Accidentally Detonating Large IED”

Car Laden with Explosives Set Off on Busy Road in Downtown Kiev, Ukraine

On the evening of Friday September 8, 2017, a car stuck in a jam on a busy road near the Bessarabian market in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, exploded in what looks like a deliberate attempt to inflict damage. There were three people in the car which was apparently laden with explosives, though not strong enough. The … Continue reading “Car Laden with Explosives Set Off on Busy Road in Downtown Kiev, Ukraine”

Crash of Vintage Biplane Performing Aerobatics at Airshow in Balashikha, Russia

A vintage Russian An-2 biplane crashed while performing an aerobatic routine during an airshow in the town of Balashikha, outside of Moscow in Russia. Russian news agency Interfax quoted Elena Markovskaya – a spokeswoman for the regional Investigative Committee as saying both the pilot and his co-pilot died in the crash. Different angle of the … Continue reading “Crash of Vintage Biplane Performing Aerobatics at Airshow in Balashikha, Russia”

CCTV of Overinflated Tire Exploding and Killing Mechanic

Looks like this happened in China. The CCTV footage from a tire workshop shows a truck tire mechanic stick his head between the tire and the truck’s cabin, when the explodes, allegedly due to over-inflation. The explosion reportedly killed the mechanic, which is not all that surprising. I just wonder if the issue really was … Continue reading “CCTV of Overinflated Tire Exploding and Killing Mechanic”

Man Ripped to Pieces by Boiler Explosion in Vulcanizing Shop

Around 1 pm on Monday July 31, 2017, a boiler from a tire vulcanizing shop in Bacabal, a city in the state of Maranhão, Brazil exploded, destroying virtually every building belonging to the business, and killing two employees. The video of the aftermath shows the remains of at least one man who was ripped to … Continue reading “Man Ripped to Pieces by Boiler Explosion in Vulcanizing Shop”

People Rushing to Score Free Gas Burn to Death as Overturned Oil Tanker Explodes

On Sunday June 25, 2017, an oil tanker en route to Lahore from Karachi, carrying thousands of liters of gas overturned on a road in Ahmad Pur Sharqia, near Bahawalpur in central Punjab, Pakistan. The accident attracted looters who rushed in to siphon off free fuel, but shortly after, the gas ignited and the tanker … Continue reading “People Rushing to Score Free Gas Burn to Death as Overturned Oil Tanker Explodes”

Kindergarten in Eastern China Attacked, Eight Die in Gas Cylinder Explosion

On Thursday June 15, 2017, a Chuangxin Kindergarten in Fengxian, Jiangsu province, China was apparently attacked with a gas cylinder bomb. On Friday, Chinese state media People’s Daily reported seven deaths, but the death toll was increased to eight as of Saturday. Additional 65 people have reportedly been wounded by the blast. Chinese authorities confirmed … Continue reading “Kindergarten in Eastern China Attacked, Eight Die in Gas Cylinder Explosion”

Suicide Bomb Explodes During Funeral Procession in Kabul, Afghanistan

On June 3, 2017, a suicide bomber caused an explosion during a funeral procession in the capital city of Afghanistan, Kabul. It was a high profile procession for a protester killed at a large demonstration a few days earlier, calling for the resignation of the government. Props to Best Gore member @hindustan for the video: