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# Tragedy

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Crash
13-year-old boy killed after tractor he was driving overturned in Mayo named locally
The boy was treated at the scene at Scarduane last night but died in hospital this morning.
This year
# gone but not forgotten
'Empty inside' as drivers race on in shadow of Craig Breen tragedy
The 33-year-old Irishman was killed when his Hyundai car crashed in testing for the Rally of Croatia.
# Tragedy
14 women and children drown in shipwreck off Yemen on way to wedding
Another 11 people, including one child, survived the incident.
# Tragedy
Rescue crews search for survivors after at least 64 people die in shipwreck off Italy
The boat, which broke apart off Italy’s southern coast yesterday, is believed to have been carrying around 170 people.
# Tragedy
Death toll from Turkey and Syria earthquake passes 47,000
At least 164,000 buildings have either collapsed or are so damaged that they need to be demolished.
# Tragedy
Turkey winds down earthquake rescue as death-toll remains at 44,000
The number of people being found alive under the rubble has dropped to only a handful in recent days.
Last year
# Tragedy
At least 19 killed, dozens injured in hotel-casino fire at Cambodian border
Video showed the building consumed by flames, with firefighters struggling to contain the blaze.camb
# Investigation
What is known so far about the death of Irish peacekeeper Seán Rooney in Lebanon
An investigation into the incident, which occurred during a routine patrol, is underway.
# Qatar 2022 News
Security guard who suffered fall while working at World Cup quarter-final has died
John Njau Kibue passed away at hospital three days after the accident.
# Tragedy
Seven killed in landslide on Italian island, including newborn
A three-week-old baby and a pair of young siblings are among the victims.
# Tragedy
ITV pundit Nadia Nadim leaves World Cup broadcast after mother dies
The former Man City forward has revealed she was forced off air on Tuesday.
# Kilkenny
Tributes paid to historian and farmer who died in tragic accident as she chopped wood
The tragic accident occurred over the weekend.
# b-17
Six dead as WWII planes collide during Dallas air show
Videos online showed dramatic scenes of the smaller plane descending towards the B-17 and crashing into it
# Tragedy
South Korea in shock and grief as at least 151 die in Halloween crowd surge
Many of the deceased were in their teens and 20s.
Therapist: A reflection on Creeslough and the grief of a community
Mary Spring looks at the grief endured by the people of Creeslough after the explosion.
Larry Donnelly: My Boston community and I are praying for the people of Creeslough
Our columnist says he couldn’t focus on anything else all week, as the country and long-distance relatives abroad offer support to the people of Donegal.
# Tribute
'That goal... I'm dedicating it to those 10 beautiful souls who perished on Friday' - Barrett
Donegal native Amber Barrett was Ireland’s matchwinner against Scotland.
# Donegal
'We do not have words to explain it': First funerals for victims of Creeslough explosion take place
Separate funeral masses will be held for Jessica Gallagher (24) and Martin McGill (49) at St Michael’s Church.
# Tragedy
Celtic make £10,000 donation to Creeslough support fund
The Glasgow club has strong links with the area of Donegal.
# Donegal Tragedy
First at the scene: 'There were people crying for help. We just tore into what we could'
Bernard McGinley talks to The Journal’s Diarmuid Pepper in Creeslough.
Creeslough woman: 'Our small community is shell-shocked - we will never be the same again'
Marie Duffy says the whole community is shocked to its core after Friday’s explosion and the tragic loss of so many.
# Tragedy
Five dead after boat capsizes in possible collision with whale in New Zealand
Police said the 28ft boat overturned near the South Island town of Kaikoura.
# Derry
Hundreds attend vigil for two boys who died in Lough Enagh tragedy
Reuven Simon and Joseph Sebastian were swimming at the lough on Monday when they got into difficulty.
# Tribute
'A young life needlessly ended': Funeral of Dylan McCarthy takes place in Limerick
McCarthy sustained fatal injuries when attacked by several men last week.
# river barrow
Man (30s) drowns in Carlow swimming tragedy
A member of the public removed the man from the River Barrow and attempted to resuscitate him.
# kerry tragedy
Brother and sister who died after getting into difficulty in Ballybunion named locally
The two people who died were siblings – a man in his 50s and a woman in her 60s.
Migrants recount their journeys to US following Texas truck deaths
53 migrants died this week after the trailer they were in was abandoned in Texas.
# Death Toll
Authorities face 'difficult process' to identify victims in Texas lorry trailer deaths
Dozens of bodies were discovered in a truck on the outskirts of San Antonio on the US/Mexico border on Monday.
# Tragedy
Tyrone hurling star Damian Casey dies aged 29
‘Someone who brought honour, delight and simple, straightforward gladness to our whole county, and far beyond, is gone and it’s so hard to take in.’
# Tragedy
At least 10 killed as lorry and tourist bus collide in Egypt
The crash happened on a road about 27 miles south of the city of Aswan
# Queensland
Irishman dies while trying to save his son who slipped into rapids in Australia
The 49-year-old father-of-three Cassan Cowman jumped in after his son on 2nd January.
All time
# Tragedy
Las Vegas Raiders receiver Ruggs faces charges after deadly drink-driving crash
Ruggs’ Corvette sports car slammed the back of an SUV, leaving one person dead.
# Sligo
Man dies in Sligo mountain cliff fall as rescue team saves the life of climbing partner
The scene of the incident is close to the scenic Diarmuid and Gráinne caves.
# Tragedy
13 people killed in Italian cable car fall
The cable car had recently reopened after Covid-19 restrictions eased.
# Tragedy
Stabbing attack at Brazil daycare kills three children and two staff
Three days of mourning have been declared.
# Tragedy
85-year-old woman dies after attack by two dogs from neighbour's house in the UK
A 43-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.
Funeral takes place for two brothers killed in murder-suicide
Willie, 66, and Paddy Hennessy, 60, are believed to have been killed by their younger brother Johnny, 59.
# Tragedy
Jeremy Kyle 'may have caused or contributed to death' of TV show guest – UK coroner
Steve Dymond is suspected of having taken his own life after failing a lie detector test on the show.
# English Channel
Two children among four dead after migrant boat sinks off French coast
It is believed to be the single biggest loss of life during the current migrant crisis.
# Tragedy
Brother of Spurs defender Serge Aurier shot dead in France
Christopher Aurier was fatally wounded when he was shot in an incident in Toulouse.