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Saratov Airlines Flight 703 crashes

Saratov Airlines Flight 703 was a regularly scheduled domestic passenger flight from Moscow's Moscow Domodedovo Airport to Orsk Airport in Orenburg, a city near the border of Kazakhstan. The flight crashed shortly after take-off, killing all 65 passengers and six crew members aboard.

Prison riot breaks out at the Topo Chico prison

A prison riot broke out at the Topo Chico prison near Monterrey, Mexico. 49 inmates were killed during the riot and ensuing fire. The riot was the most deadly in Mexican penal history. After the rioting, authorities uncovered 'luxury cells' prison leaders had. Items confiscated included televisions, mini-fridges, aquariums, and saunas.

A university student is murdered

Özgecan Aslan was a Turkish university student who was murdered as she resisted a rape attempt on a minibus in Mersin, Turkey. The murder was committed by the minibus driver Ahmet Suphi Altındöken, his father Necmettin Altındöken and his friend Fatih Gökçe. All perpetrators were handed aggravated life sentences without the possibility of parole.

Military transport plane crashes

A C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft of the Algerian Air Force crashed into Djebel Fertas mountain near Aïn Kercha, Algeria, with 74 passengers and 4 crew on board. Only one person survived. Preliminary reports suggest that bad weather conditions might have caused the crash.