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Genfell Tower fire

The fire broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of flats in North Kensington, West London; it caused 72 deaths, including those of two victims who later died in hospital. More than 70 others were injured and 223 people escaped. It was the deadliest structural fire in the United Kingdom since the 1988 Piper Alpha disaster.

Congressional baseball shooting

During a practice session for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity in Alexandria, Virginia, James Hodgkinson shot U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, U.S. Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner, congressional aide Zack Barth, and lobbyist Matt Mika.

Tbilisi flood

A significant flood occurred in the Vere River valley in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. It resulted in at least 20 human deaths and struck the Tbilisi Zoo, leaving half of its animal inhabitants either dead or on the loose. Scores of peoples trapped by the floods were airlifted by rescuers.

Alaska Sockeye wildfire

The Sockeye Fire was a 2015 wildfire that occurred near Willow, in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Alaska. By the time the fire was contained, 7,220 acres of land had burned. The fire received its name because its origin was traced to Sockeye Avenue, in Willow.

Ukrainian Il-76 shootdown

An Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force was shot down by forces of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic while on approach to land at Luhansk International Airport, Ukraine, during the course of the war in Donbass. The aircraft was carrying troops and equipment. All 49 people on board were killed.

The Mindbender roller coaster derails

The Mindbender is the world's largest indoor triple-loop roller coaster located in Alberta, Canada. The 1986 accident occurred when the coaster’s fourth car derailed before encountering the third and final loop. The train failed to clear the loop and slid backwards, crashing into a concrete pillar. Four passengers were thrown at least 25 feet to the floor below. Three died in the incident, the fourth was rushed to hospital in critical condition.