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Egypt migrant shipwreck

A boat capsized off the Egyptian coast with around 600 refugees on board in the Mediterranean Sea. 204 bodies were recovered, around 160 people were rescued, and hundreds of people remain missing, with approximately 300 people predicted to have been killed. Four people were arrested for trafficking and breaking capacity laws.

Gunmen attack Westgate shopping mall

Four masked gunmen attacked the Westgate shopping mall, an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya. There are conflicting reports about the number killed in the attack, since part of the mall collapsed due to a fire that started during the siege. The attack resulted in 71 total deaths, including 62 civilians, five Kenyan soldiers, and four attackers.

'Long Island Express' strikes New England

The 1938 New England Hurricane, aka the "Long Island Express," was one of the deadliest and most destructive tropical cyclones to strike Long Island, New York, and New England. The storm formed near the coast of Africa, becoming a Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, before making landfall on Long Island as a Category 3 hurricane.