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Thursday, September 22, 2022

News and Weather Briefing for Thursday, September 22, 2022

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Hazards and Tropical Weather
Macon Calendar
Local and StateNews
The Passing of Queen Elizabeth II
Russo-UKrainian War Updates
National News Roundup
COVID-19 News and Updates
Science and Technology
Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)
On This Day
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For the last day of summer, dry weather conditions to persist as an area of high pressure dominates through the Southeast, keeping temperatures well above normal. A change comes about on Thursday night as a cold front sweeps through the area, with the slight possibility of an isolated shower or two. Cooler temperatures and drier air will bring Fall like weather to the region over the weekend ahead of a second cold front expected to arrive early next week.


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Local Weather

General Forecast Through Saturday Night

Franklin Area


A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Light and variable winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.


Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s. Calm winds.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s, with some locations remaining in the upper 40s. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs in the low-to-mid 70s.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 50s.

Highlands Plateau


A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Winds out of the northwest 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.


Mostly clear, with lows in the low-to-mid 40s, with some locations remaining in the upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.


Sunny, with highs in the upper 60s. Winds out of the north around 5 mph early in the morning becoming calm by midmorning.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 40s. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs near 70.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the low-to-mid 50s.

Otto and South Central Macon County


A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with highs in the mid 80s. Light winds out of the north in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Mostly clear, with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 8 mph. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.


Sunny, with highs in the mid-70s. Calm winds.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 50. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs in the mid-70s.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s.

Nantahala Area


A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Calm winds in the morning increasing to come out of the northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight Mostly clear, with lows in the mid 40s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.


Sunny, with highs near 70. Calm winds.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with lows around 50. Calm winds.


Sunny, with highs in the lower 70s.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid-to-upper 50s.

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Hazards and Tropical Weather

Hazardous weather is not expected fortoday or tonight,


Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
200 AM EDT Thu Sep 22 2022

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Active Systems:
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Fiona, located several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda, and on Tropical Storm Gaston, located several hundred miles west of the Azores.

1. Southeastern Caribbean Sea:
Showers and thunderstorms continue in association with a tropical wave located over the far southeastern Caribbean Sea. Although upper-level winds are currently inhibiting development, the upper-level wind pattern ahead of the system is forecast to become a little more favorable in a couple of days, and a tropical depression is likely to form at that time. The disturbance is forecast to move west-northwestward across the eastern Caribbean Sea during the next day or two, and be over the central Caribbean Sea this weekend. Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds are likely to affect the Windward Islands this morning. These impacts are likely to spread to northern Venezuela, northeastern Colombia, and the ABC island chain during the next couple of days.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.

2. Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
Showers and thunderstorms located near the west coast of Africa are associated with a tropical wave that is expected to move over the warm waters of the far eastern Atlantic later today. Thereafter, environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for some development, and a tropical depression could form by this weekend while the system moves slowly northward, between west Africa and the Cabo Verde Islands.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...60 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent.

3. East Central Tropical Atlantic:
A broad area of low pressure located several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Despite marginal environmental conditions, some slow development of this system is possible over the next several days while it moves slowly northwestward or northward over the tropical Atlantic.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.


Hurricane Fiona Discussion Number 31
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL072022
1100 PM EDT Wed Sep 21 2022

Just after the last advisory, a white ring in the Dvorak curve completely surrounded the eye, with cloud-top temperatures as cold as about -80 degrees Celsius. These temperatures have warmed a bit since then, and the eye is not as warm as it was. A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft flew two passes through the eye and measured a peak 700-mb flight-level of 119 kt and SFMR winds of 100-105 kt, but also found that Fiona's central pressure has fallen to 934 mb. Given the pressure drop, and the fact that satellite intensity estimates are not much lower than before, the initial intensity remains 115 kt (but this could be a little generous). The plane also found that the 50- and 64-kt wind radii have increased in size.

Fiona is still moving just east of due north, or 010/9 kt. The hurricane is expected to accelerate toward the north-northeast during the next 24 hours while located along the western periphery of the Azores-Bermuda high. After that time, an even faster motion toward the northeast and north-northeast is forecast as a progressive deep-layer trough moves off the northeastern U.S. coast Thursday night and Friday, propelling Fiona toward Atlantic Canada at speeds of 25-30 kt. A slower northward motion is expected by 72 hours, with Fiona continuing across the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Labrador, and then over the Labrador Sea by days 4 and 5. The track guidance is very tightly clustered, and the new NHC track forecast is mainly an update of the previous prediction.

Little change, or perhaps some fluctuations, in intensity are expected during the next 24 hours while Fiona remains over warm waters of 29-30 degrees Celsius and in a generally low-shear environment. Shear increases substantially in 36-48 hours, which should cause some gradual weakening, and extratropical transition due to the aforementioned trough is expected to be complete just after 48 hours as the center of Fiona is approaching Nova Scotia. The extratropical low is forecast to continue producing hurricane-force winds as it crosses Nova Scotia and moves into the Gulf of St. Lawrence through day 3, and it is expected to continue producing gale-force winds as it moves across Newfoundland and Labrador. The NHC intensity forecast is close to the IVCN and HCCA consensus aids during Fiona's tropical phase through 48 hours. After that time, the official forecast more closely follows the GFS and ECMWF global models solutions.

Based on the NOAA Hurricane Hunter data, the wind radii have been expanded at the initial time and within the forecast.

Key Messages:

1. Hurricane conditions are possible, and tropical storm conditions are expected, on Bermuda beginning Thursday evening and continuing through Friday morning.

2. Fiona is expected to affect portions of Atlantic Canada as a powerful hurricane-force cyclone late Friday and Saturday, and significant impacts from high winds, storm surge, and heavy rainfall are becoming increasingly likely. Interests in these areas should closely monitor the progress of Fiona and updates to the forecast.

3. Large swells generated by Fiona are expected to cause dangerous and possibly life-threatening surf and rip current conditions along the east coast of the United States, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Atlantic Canada during the next few days. Please consult products from your local weather office.


INIT 22/0300Z 26.6N 71.2W 115 KT 130 MPH
12H 22/1200Z 28.2N 70.5W 115 KT 130 MPH
24H 23/0000Z 30.9N 68.7W 115 KT 130 MPH
36H 23/1200Z 34.8N 65.1W 110 KT 125 MPH
48H 24/0000Z 40.7N 61.7W 105 KT 120 MPH
60H 24/1200Z 45.7N 61.4W 85 KT 100 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
72H 25/0000Z 48.5N 61.3W 65 KT 75 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
96H 26/0000Z 54.9N 59.8W 35 KT 40 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP
120H 27/0000Z 62.2N 58.6W 30 KT 35 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP

What's Up in the Tropics with Mark Sudduth - September 21, 2022: Very Busy Now in the Atlantic


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Levi typically posts videos late in the afternoon or early before midnight on Youtube. [Youtube Channel]

[Wednesday / Sept 21] Hurricane Fiona to Impact Bermuda and Canada; 98L likely to develop in the Caribbean

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24 Hour Smoke Forecast

A smoke fieldmap was not provided for today. -->

Air quality is in the UPPER range of green for most of the county, with the ridges and other higher elevations today being in the UPPER range of green.

Fire and Smoke Map

Local Air Monitor


Pollen levels are expected to be in the medium-high range 8.1 out of 12) today with Ragweed, grasses, and Chenopods Grasses being the main culprits. Tomorrow is expected to be in the medium-high range (8.0 out of 12).

Record Weather Events for September 22nd

Record weather events for this date in Macon County

Highest Temperature 91°F in Franklin in 1955
Lowest Temperature 29°F in Highlands in 1918
Greatest Rainfall 3.10 inches in Highlands in 1898

Highest Temperature 98°F in Franklin on 09-04-1975
Lowest Temperature 27°F in Franklin on 09-30-1967
Greatest Rainfall 11.87 inches in Highlands on 09-27-1964
Greatest Snowfall no measurable snowfall has been recorded since records started being kept in 1873

Weather Extremes for North Carolina for the month of September Data available from 1870 to 2018

Highest Temperature 108°F Belhaven, Beaufort County 09-25-1921
Lowest Temperature 23°F Marion, McDowell County 09-28-2000
Greatest One-Day Rainfall 21.00 in Wilmington, New Hanover County 09-17-2018

Monthly Averages

Warmest Weather Station 75.4°F Morehead City, Carteret County
Coldest Weather Station 55.0°F Mount Mitchell, Yancey County
Wettest Weather Station 8.93 in Southport, Brunswick County
Driest Weather Station 2.94 in Marshall, Madison County

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Macon Calendar
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Local and State News

• Big changes coming in WNC law enforcement leadership [Smoky Mountain News]

• NC election officials swamped with dubious records requests from 2020 deniers [BPR]

• NC Senate leader: Hospital proposal on Medicaid expansion "not a serious" one [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

• Asheville, Duke Rankin substation updates leave business owners cold []

• UNCA students, staff traumatized by surprise active shooter training drills [
WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)]

• Macon County Board of Commissioners - September 2022 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]

• Franklin Town Council - September 2022 Regular Meeting [Macon Media]

• Franklin Town Council - Special Called Meeting for August 30, 2022 [Macon Media]

State Budget Details

• NC Budget Table of Contents [Google Drive (PDF)]

• NC House Bill 103: 2022 Appropriations Act [Google Drive (PDF)]

• Joint Conference Committee Report on the Current Operations Appropriations Act of 2022 [Google Drive (PDF)]

• House Bill 103 Information and Voting History [NC General Assembly Website]

• Raises for state employees, preparations for recession, in proposed state budget [WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)]

Contuning live coverage of the events in the United Kingdom over the next few days can be watched on the Sky News Youtube Channel. [LINK]

The State Funeral Procession of Her Majesty The Queen | The Royal Family Channel

Queen laid to rest at St George's Chapel in Windsor | ITV News

The State Funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II | BBC News

The Queen's committal service | Sky News

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Special Section: Russo-Ukrainian War Updates
(sharing of a particular source is not an endorsement)
(Longer videos are in the Russo-Ukraine Videos section)

• Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, September 21 [Institute for the Study of War] [PDF for September 21st]

• The Making of Modern Ukraine: A Free Online Course from Yale Professor Timothy Snyder [Open Culture]

Timothy Snyder: The Making of Modern Ukraine. Class 5: Vikings, Slavers, Lawgivers: The Kyiv State

• Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 210 [Al Jazeera]

US President Biden condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine in UN speech | BBC News

• Russia's Putin announces partial military mobilisation in TV address [France 24]

JOMINI OF THE WEST MAP (UTVD Operational Update: ZSU Counter Offensive in Kharkiv, 10-12 Sep 22.)

• Far-right German party members to tour Russian-held regions of Ukraine [Washington Post]

• Russia: Panic, protests follow Putin's call for 'partial mobilization' [DW News]

• ‘Thrown into the meat grinder’: Russians react to mobilisation [Al Jazeera]

• Ukraine, Russia swap nearly 300 prisoners in surprise exchange [France 24]

• Biden Urges the World to Stand United Against Russia in Address to U.N. [WSJ Article w Video] [Wall Street Journal (full article)]

• Ukraine war: Zelensky calls for 'just punishment' for Russia [BBC News]

News from Russian or pro-Russian outlets or Video About the Russian Perspective

• Russia to increase military hardware production [Russia Today]

• NATO finds itself at dangerous crossroads as Putin never bluffs [Pravda ]

• Russia will fight for its independence for great future, Putin says [TASS Russian News Agency]

Sep 7, 2022 | Eastern Economic Forum plenary session | kremlin

The Ukraine War From Russia's Perspective

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National and World News Roundup

President Biden's full remarks at UN General Assembly

• Fed Raises Interest Rates by 0.75 Percentage Point for Third Straight Meeting [Wall Street Journal]

• Fed raises rates by another three-quarters of a percentage point, pledges more hikes to fight inflation [CNBC]

• Virginia Thomas agrees to interview with Jan. 6 panel [AP News via Yahoo! News]

• Former officer who held down George Floyd's legs gets 3 years in prison for aiding and abetting manslaughter [CNN]

• New York sues Donald Trump, company and family members over widespread fraud claims, seeks at least $250 million in penalties [CNBC]

• Donald Trump Fraud Lawsuit: Read the Blockbuster 222-Page Filing [WNBC-TV (New York City, NY)]

• Denver Public Library closes all locations for the day after unspecified threat [CBS News]

• Appeals Court Frees Justice Dept. to Use Sensitive Files Seized From Trump [New York Times]

• Michael Cohen says New York investigation will 'ultimately terminate' the Trump Organization: 'This is going to put an end to the entire company' [Yahoo News]

What will it take to stamp out modern slavery? | The Stream

Global National: Sept. 21, 2022 | Putin partially mobilizes military reserves, threatens using nukes

Nightly News Full Broadcast (September 21st)

PBS NewsHour full episode, September 21, 2022

• Yes, the Great Books Make Us Better People [New York Times]

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COVID-19 News and Updates

Here is a section on COVID-19. It includes local, regional, state, national, and global items.

COVID-19 Numbers for Macon County:

• WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dashboard [World Health Organization]

Globally, as of 5:13pm CEST, 20 September 2022, there have been 609,848,852 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,507,002 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 13 September 2022, a total of 12,613,484,608 vaccine doses have been administered.

In United States of America, from 3 January 2020 to 5:13pm CEST, 20 September 2022, there have been 94,413,388 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,042,582 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 2 September 2022, a total of 601,804,302 vaccine doses have been administered.

• Association of COVID-19 With Major Arterial and Venous Thrombotic Diseases: A Population-Wide Cohort Study of 48 Million Adults in England and Wales [American HEart Association Journal Circulation]

• Pulmonary Dysfunction after Pediatric COVID-19 [RSNA Journal: Radiology]

• Talk of Covid’s End Sparks Fight Over Funding, Emergency Powers [Bloomberg Law]

• Coronavirus Today: Who’s dying of COVID-19 now? [Los Angeles Times]

• US healthcare workers more emotionally exhausted amid pandemic [Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy]

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Science and Technology News Roundup

• Microsoft Won’t Label Fake News as False in an Attempt to Avoid ‘Censorship’ Cries [Bloomberg]

• The U.S. and its allies are joining forces on chips. That could stop China reaching the next level [CNBC]

• Don't cook your chicken in NyQuil: FDA issues warning against social media challenge [CBS News]

• How Mark Zuckerberg Just Lost Over Half Of His Wealth [Slash GEar]

• Hertz announces purchase of 175,000 electric vehicles from GM over next 5 years [Yahoo! News]

• Meta Sued for Skirting Apple Privacy Rules to Snoop on Users [Bloomberg]

• Larry Page’s flying car startup Kitty Hawk is shutting down [The Verge]

• Police warn parents about 'school photo' trend of oversharing on social media [Fox News]

Podcasts and Long Form Videos (History, Culture, Science, Space, Technology and Current Events)
Anything covering educational, entertainment, history, current events, and technology topics

The Level1 Show September 21 2022: Nothing Spies Like a Deere

Getty Doesn't Get AI - DTNS 4359 | Daily Tech News Show

Cordkillers 423 - Turgid Bundle

Framework's New Chromebook | TWIT-TV

C++ Weekly - Ep 342 - C++20's Ranges: A Quick Start

Immune 60: Immunoeducation with Sumali Pandey and Phil Mixter | Microbe TV

10 Spooky Alien Zoo Hypothesis Scenarios | Event Horizon

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Russo-Ukrainian War Videos (mostly long form)

--> Russians React To Partial Mobilization Ordered By President | Radio Free Europe

Is Russia raising the stakes in the war in Ukraine? | Inside Story

Russia, Ukraine exchange almost 300 prisoners, including Azovstal & foreign fighters | DW News

Ukrainian prosecutors investigate evidence of Russian torture chambers | FRANCE 24 English

US President Biden condemns Russian invasion of Ukraine in UN speech | BBC News

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On This Day

September 22 is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 100 days remain until the end of the year.

Historical Events

Historical Events

(Please note that the Wikipedia articles often contain a bibliography and links to where you can learn more about a historical event)

904 – The warlord Zhu Quanzhong kills Emperor Zhaozong, the penultimate emperor of the Tang dynasty, after seizing control of the imperial government.

1236 – The Samogitians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in the Battle of Saule.

1499 – The Treaty of Basel concludes the Swabian War.

1586 – The Battle of Zutphen is a Spanish victory over the English and Dutch.

1692 – The last hanging of those convicted of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials; others are all eventually released.

1711 – The Tuscarora War begins in present-day North Carolina.

1761 – George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen, respectively, of the Kingdom of Great Britain.

1776 – Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during the American Revolution.

1789 – The office of United States Postmaster General is established.

1789 – Battle of Rymnik: Alexander Suvorov's Russian and allied army defeats superior Ottoman Empire forces.

1792 – Primidi Vendémiaire of year one of the French Republican Calendar as the French First Republic comes into being.

1823 – Joseph Smith claims to have found the golden plates after being directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where they were buried.

1857 – The Russian warship Lefort capsizes and sinks during a storm in the Gulf of Finland, killing all 826 aboard.

1862 – A preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released by Abraham Lincoln.

1866 – The Battle of Curupayty is Paraguay's only significant victory in the Paraguayan War.

1885 – Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to the Irish Home Rule movement.

1891 – The first hydropower plant of Finland was commissioned along the Tammerkoski rapids in Tampere, Pirkanmaa.

1892 – Lindal Railway Incident, providing inspiration for "The Lost Special" by A.C. Doyle and the TV serial Lost.

1896 – Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.

1910 – The Duke of York's Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.

1914 – A German submarine sinks three British cruisers over a seventy-minute period, killing almost 1500 sailors.

1919 – The steel strike of 1919, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across the United States.

1934 – The Gresford disaster in Wales kills 266 miners and rescuers.

1939 – World War II: A joint German–Soviet military parade in Brest-Litovsk is held to celebrate the successful invasion of Poland.

1941 – The Holocaust in Ukraine: On the Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murders 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.

1948 – Gail Halvorsen officially starts parachuting candy to children as part of the Berlin Airlift.

1948 – Israeli-Palestine conflict: The All-Palestine Government is established by the Arab League.

1957 – In Haiti, François Duvalier is elected president.

1960 – The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.

1965 – The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, ends after the United Nations calls for a ceasefire.

1966 – Twenty-four people are killed when Ansett-ANA Flight 149 crashes in Winton, Queensland, Australia.

1975 – Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by the Secret Service.

1979 – A bright flash, resembling the detonation of a nuclear weapon, is observed near the Prince Edward Islands. Its cause is never determined.

1980 – Iraq invades Iran, sparking the nearly eight year Iran–Iraq War.

1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time.

1993 – A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. Forty-seven passengers are killed.

1993 – A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.

1995 – An E-3B AWACS crashes outside Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board are killed.

1995 – The Nagerkovil school bombing is carried out by the Sri Lanka Air Force in which at least 34 die, most of them ethnic Tamil schoolchildren.

2006 – Twenty-three people were killed in a maglev train collision in Lathen, Germany.

2013 – At least 75 people are killed in a suicide bombing at a Christian church in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Published at 5:00am on Thursday, September 22, 2022
Author: Bobby Coggins

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