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Shedden Massacre

The Shedden massacre involved the gang-related killing of eight men, whose bodies were found in a field five kilometres north of Shedden, a small village in the Canadian province of Ontario, on April 8, 2006. Four vehicles, with the bodies inside, were first discovered by a farmer. The day after the bodies were discovered, five people, including one member of the Bandidos motorcycle gang, were arrested for the murders, and three more people were arrested in June 2006. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) said the killings were an isolated event and there were no fears for the safety of local residents. The name "Shedden massacre" is, in fact, a misnomer as the massacre took place at a farm outside of Iona Station and Shedden was just the hamlet closest to where the bodies were discovered in a farmer's field.

A fire breaks out on the passenger ferry Scandinavian Star

The fire aboard the ship Scandinavian Star that killed 159 people was professionally and wilfully set by two members of the crew. The Bahamas-flagged Scandinavia Star was sailing from Olso, Norway to Denmark when two separate fires broke out, eventually engulfing the ferry in thick smoke.