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Ebola outbreak in Congo

The Ebola outbreak occurred in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was the largest outbreak of Ebola virus disease since the West African epidemic of 2013–16, but never spread beyond Équateur province. It was the first time that vaccination with the rVSV-ZEBOV Ebola vaccine had been attempted.

Al Khalis prison break

A prison break occurred in the Iraqi town of Al Khalis. More than fifty prisoners escaped in the break, including nine who had been facing terrorism charges. An estimated fifty other prisoners and twelve police officers died in the prison break. At the same time as the prison break, a series of suicide attacks in Diyala killed at least 22 people.

Mil Mi-17 helicopter crashes into a school

A Mil Mi-17 transport helicopter of the Pakistan Army Aviation Corps crashed in Naltar, in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of northern Pakistan, killing eight people. Among the victims were the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines to Pakistan, as well as the spouses of the Indonesian and Malaysian ambassadors to Pakistan, and three crew.

Bus falls into a river in Himachal Pradesh

At least 33 passengers were killed when an overloaded bus fell into a river in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Thirty-three bodies were recovered and 14 injured persons rescued and rushed to hospital. The bus driver jumped off the bus before it plunged into the river, local police said.

Raspadskaya mine explosion

The Raspadskaya mine explosion was a mine explosion in the Raspadskaya mine, located near Mezhdurechensk in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia. It was believed to have been caused by a buildup of methane. 66 people were confirmed to have died with at least 99 others injured and as many as a further 24 unaccounted for.