Tag: Drownings

After Migrants Drowned at Sea, Debate Over Who Should Have Saved Them

ROME — Dozens of migrants — possibly more than 100 people — drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while trying to reach Europe this month after their boat sank and passengers waited in the water for hours until a rescue ship arrived, according to Doctors Without Borders. European airplanes dropped lifeboats […]

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Tourist Boats Capsize Off Thai Resort Island, Leaving at Least 33 Dead

HONG KONG — Two boats carrying tourists off the coast of Thailand capsized in 16-foot waves near the resort island of Phuket, killing at least 33 people and leaving dozens missing, officials said Friday. One of the boats, the double-decker cruise ship Phoenix PC Diving, was carrying 105 passengers — including 93 tourists, all from […]

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They Let 71 People Die in Stifling Truck. They Got 25 Years.

KECSKEMET, Hungary — Before Europe felt the full impact of hundreds of thousands of people fleeing war and starvation in Africa and the Middle East, before anti-immigrant populists swept to power in Europe and America, and before the Brexit vote, a series of migration tragedies defined the summer of 2015. Day after day, people died […]

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The Checkup: Keeping Children Safe at the Beach or Pool

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 10 people die by accidental drowning each day, two of them children under 14. And water safety experts, who mostly love the water, want to see children in the water, but they do worry. Dr. Taneja remembered the lead author, Dr. Brenner, who died last […]

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