Tag: death

Fugitive giraffe found dead in Thai canal

A giraffe whose daring escape from convoy en route to a Thai breeding station won hearts online was found dead in a lotus-clogged canal on Thursday after a two-day search using drones and hang gliders. Two giraffes made a bid for freedom from the back...

Australian woman dies in cake-eating contest

A woman died while taking part in a cake-eating competition to celebrate Australia Day, local media reported Monday. Paramedics were called to a pub in the state of Queensland on Sunday afternoon after a woman was involved in a "medical incident". Public broadcaster ABC reported the...

Singaporean died of heart attack, not of coronavirus: Malaysian police

A Singaporean died of a heart attack in a tourist bus at the immigration complex in Johor, according to the police, dismissing rumours that he had died of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), according to Bernama. The Iskandar Puteri police chief, Assistant Commissioner Dzulkhairi Mukhtar, said...

Huge crowds in Iran mourn general killed by US drone

by Amir Havasi A sea of black-clad Iranians on Monday mourned the top commander killed in last week's US drone strike that inflamed tensions across the Middle East, as NATO was set to discuss the spiralling crisis. Iranians clutching "Down with USA" signs and portraits of...

Nepalese worker dies in Malaysia meat machine accident

A Nepalese worker was killed Monday after he fell into a meat-mincing machine in Malaysia's Malacca state, an official confirmed. The Malacca fire department's Zulkhairani Ramli told AFP the 47-year-old man was working at a meat-processing factory near Masjid Tanah when the incident occurred. "The victim...

Eight die in Philippines after drinking coconut wine

Eight people died and hundreds were taken to hospitals in the Philippines after drinking coconut wine believed to contain high levels of methanol, authorities said Monday. The victims all attended gatherings over the weekend in the town of Rizal, southeast of Manila, and complained of...

Godfrey Gao given a quiet send-off in Taipei

The cremation ceremony for the late Taiwanese-Canadian model and actor Godfrey Gao was held on Sunday at the Taipei First Funeral Parlour. The 35-year-old had died suddenly of cardiac arrest while filming in Ningbo, China, on Nov 27. His two elder brothers were the first...

A day before dying, Godfrey Gao complained of illness

Godfrey Gao, the Taiwanese-Canadian model and actor who died of a heart attack recently complained of having flu a day before shooting competitive sports reality show Chase Me on China's Zhejiang Television. Gao's hairstylist Kim Huang on social media said Gao told Huang he would...

South Korean Cha In Ha passes away

South Korean rookie actor Cha In Ha has passed away but the cause of death is still under investigation says the police. He was found dead at his home on December 3. Fantagio, the actor's agency, in a statement says it is devastated to deliver such heartbreaking...

22 years old and on the brink of death from constant e-cigarette use

by Ivan Couronne With a raging fever, vomiting and diarrhea, Gregory Rodriguez thought he had some kind of bug when he checked himself into the emergency room at a New York hospital in September. Two days later, he was unconscious, hooked up to an artificial lung...