One of my favorite ongoing spots on weaponsman was the WGAOTOOWH bit. Kevin would highlight some poor slob or just unlucky person’s usually horrific death as a way to both show how fast death can come but also that deaths are caused when no firearms is involved. One of Kevin’s other readers recently mentioned it here and I had been thinking about it myself for a while. So.. if you will forgive me, I will attempt to revive a fan favorite even if I can’t carry it off with the same style and whit.
NEW DELHI – Indian police have arrested a drill instructor who pushed a university student from the second floor of a building to her death during a bungled training exercise, officials said Friday (July 13).
“A crowd of students positioned below with a crash net could only watch as the young student cracked her head violently in the awkward fall before tumbling to the ground.”
I am not an expert on falling off of a building to your death but I would think it is always awkward.
The video at the link shows the fall and the website reports a “drill instructor ” gave the student a shove while trying to prepare the students during a training exercise. I suppose nothing prepares like the real thing.
In other news, a man in China went on a stabby spree.
“SHANGHAI – A man armed with a knife attacked students at the entrance to a primary school in Shanghai’s central Xuhui district on Thursday (June 28), killing two of the children, police said.
The 29-year-old man attacked three male students and one female parent with a vegetable knife around 11.30am local time, the Xuhui branch of the Shanghai police said on its official Weibo account.
The victims were rushed to hospital but two of the students died, it said, adding that the third student and the parent were not in a life-threatening condition.”
Seems no gun zones work the same in China as the do in the US. Luckily no one had a gun or someone could have really gotten hurt!
It seems the attacker was stopped by people who acted quickly on the scene. Video at the link purports to be taken and shared on the Chinese social media Wiebo.
The Asian new sources reminds us how safe it is in the Communist utopia thanks to there being no guns around while at the same time telling us how many people are killed by sharp objects. Apparently China has no woken up to the seriousness of the existential threat sharp object pose to the planet unlike our cousins from across the Atlantic who have been rounding up the treacherous kitchen implements in London.
Violent crime is rare in China compared with many other countries, especially in major cities where security is tight, but there has been a series of knife and axe attacks in recent years, many targeting children.
“In April, a 28-year-old man who harboured a hatred of children having been bullied at school stabbed to death seven Chinese middle school students who were on their way from classes in the northwestern province of Shaanxi.
Such attacks are often blamed on people with mental illness or who have personal grievances. Knives are most commonly used because gun controls are extremely strict in China”
In other news on US soil.
“NEW BOSTON, Texas —Authorities in East Texas are investigating the death of a 10-year-old girl who was apparently electrocuted as she was reaching behind a clothes dryer to retrieve her kittens.
KSLA-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana, reports that the parents of Greenlee Marie said she was trying to rescue the pets Saturday at the family’s home in New Boston, Texas.
“She is a beautiful soul. She has more compassion in her at 10 years old than most adults do in their entire life time. She loved her babies and she would do anything for them,” said her mother Shelby Roos.
“There is no reason our baby should be gone. You don’t die inside your own house,” father Scott Hendrix said.”
A 10 year old girl dies from electrocution apparently while trying to save kittens. Tragic that her life was ended because an attempted act of compassion. The cynic in me says there may very likely be more to this. Apparently I am not the only person in the world who never assumes a child’s death is what it seems.
“Authorities were back at the home on Monday investigating.
New Boston police Chief Garry McCrary told the television station the home had electrical issues in the past but that it’s “too early right now to go ahead and place blame and responsibility until the investigation is over.”
The parents have started fund for people to donate money towards helping animals in her honor.