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Tanker truck explosion in Mexico

A tanker truck carrying liquefied petroleum gas lost control and ran into several cars and houses before it exploded on Federal Highway 85 in San Pedro Xalostoc community in Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico. 27 people were killed and more than 30 injured as a result of the accident. The resulting fires damaged 45 homes and 16 vehicles.

Mayon volcano eruption

The volcano produced a surprise phreatic eruption lasting 73 seconds. Ash, steam and rock were produced during this eruption. Ash clouds reached 500 meters above the volcano's summit and drifted west southwest. The event killed five climbers, seven others were reported injured.

Islamistic terrorists kills Nick Berg

Nicholas Evan Berg was an American freelance radio-tower repairman who went to Iraq after the United States' invasion of Iraq. He was of the Jewish faith. Berg was abducted and beheaded according to a video released in 2004 by Islamist militants in response to the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse involving the U.S. Army and Iraqi prisoners.

China Northern Airlines Flight 6136 crashes

China Northern Airlines Flight 6136 was a domestic passenger flight from Beijing Capital International Airport to Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport. The McDonnell Douglas MD-82 operating the flight crashed into the bay near Dalian shortly after the pilot reported "fire on board", killing all 103 passengers and 9 crew members.

The first "fast-food murder" in Canada

The Sydney River McDonald's murders occurred at the McDonald's restaurant in Sydney River, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were committed by a trio of friends who only intended to rob the restaurant, but ended up murdering three people and permanently disabling a fourth. It was one of the highest-profile murder cases in Canada at the time.