March 10, 2014

Russia: Botched Trolley Bus Tow Ends in Car Crash

Footage has emerged from Russia showing two St Petersburg residents disastrously bad plan to tow their broken-down car behind a trolley bus (via Telegraph)

January 31, 2014

Giant Rock Smashes Through Building in Italy

A family in northern Italy have a lucky escape after four thousand cubic metres of rock were sent hurtling down a cliff face and crashing through their farmyard.

A 300-year-old stone barn was flattened and farm vehicles and machinery destroyed when several giant boulders hurtled down a hillside in northern Italy last week. (via Telegraph)

January 21, 2014
Nice, France
A vehicle is buried after a rockslide. Many roads have been blocked in the Alpes-Maritimes due to landslides, floods and avalanches that followed heavy rain (via Telegraph)

Nice, France

A vehicle is buried after a rockslide. Many roads have been blocked in the Alpes-Maritimes due to landslides, floods and avalanches that followed heavy rain (via Telegraph)

January 4, 2014

beautiful-basque-country:

In Pasaia, 40 families lost their homes on New Year’s Eve. While celebrating, a kind of flare crashed against the building and burnt it down.

What a sad sad way of starting 2014 :’(

January 3, 2014

France: Michael Schumacher’s Fans Hold Vigil Outside Hospital for his Birthday

Fans of Michael Schumacher are gathering outside the Formula One star’s hospital in celebration of his 45th birthday. Schumacher is in an induced coma after suffering head injuries from a skiing accident in France late last week. Fans in full Ferrari uniform have come bearing banners and messages of support. (via Guardian)

October 19, 2012

Norway: basejumper survives fall from cliff after high bar snaps - video

A Norwegian basejumper has a lucky escape after the high bar he launched off snapped, sending him over the edge of a 1,200m cliff. Surgeon Richard Henriksen had meant to somersault off the high bar, but the apparatus broke and he was sent hurtling off the edge of the mountain. Fortunately he avoided hitting the rock face and was able to open his parachute (via guardian.co.uk)

October 17, 2012

German Speedo-Wearing Genius Jumps Into Frozen Pool Expecting Outcome That Doesn’t Involve Him Getting Hurt; Is Unpleasantly Surprised

Jumping into a pool of frozen water wearing nothing but a Speedo-Hot Pants hybrid would demand of any reasonable primate at least a fleeting expectation of pain.

This German daredevil, however, seems to take to the task without so much as a consideration for the spectrum of injuries he’s likely to sustain. (via Gawker)

October 17, 2012
Bad Fallingbostel, Germany
A six-week-old baby lies on a camp bed in a hall for people evacuated after a chemical accident at a factory run by US food giant Kraft caused a cloud of poisonous gas (via guardian.co.uk)

Bad Fallingbostel, Germany

A six-week-old baby lies on a camp bed in a hall for people evacuated after a chemical accident at a factory run by US food giant Kraft caused a cloud of poisonous gas (via guardian.co.uk)

October 17, 2012
Austria: runaway Lynx found killed by a train
A wild lynx that escaped in spring after a small landslide from a hill around its enclosure demolished a wall has been discovered run over by a train.
Keepers have spent months setting up traps around the Mautern adventure Park near Salzburg in Austria without any sign of the eight-year-old female wildcat named “Hera”.
Officials had also warned members of the public to keep clear of the four-foot long big cat while wildlife experts, trackers, and huntsmen searched the area.
But now the animal’s body has been recovered after it was spotted by railway workers carrying out repair work on the train track. (via Austrian Times)

Austria: runaway Lynx found killed by a train

A wild lynx that escaped in spring after a small landslide from a hill around its enclosure demolished a wall has been discovered run over by a train.

Keepers have spent months setting up traps around the Mautern adventure Park near Salzburg in Austria without any sign of the eight-year-old female wildcat named “Hera”.

Officials had also warned members of the public to keep clear of the four-foot long big cat while wildlife experts, trackers, and huntsmen searched the area.

But now the animal’s body has been recovered after it was spotted by railway workers carrying out repair work on the train track. (via Austrian Times)

March 20, 2012
Melsbroek, Belgium
Soldiers unload coffins of children and teachers who were killed in a deadly bus crash in Switzerland, at a military airport (via guardian.co.uk)

Melsbroek, Belgium

Soldiers unload coffins of children and teachers who were killed in a deadly bus crash in Switzerland, at a military airport (via guardian.co.uk)

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