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Fifth Woman Dies As A Result of Halloween Stampede in Spain

A 20-year-old woman injured in the human stampede at a giant Halloween party in the Spanish capital, died Thursday, medical sources told Efe. Maria Teresa Alonso, who died as a result of "severe brain damage," becomes the fifth fatality from the incident at the Madrid Arena. continue reading »

Overcrowding to Blame For Halloween Stampede

The crowd at the Madrid Arena was 58 percent larger than the facility's legal capacity during the Halloween party that ended in tragedy with the deaths of four young women who were crushed in a human stampede. continue reading »

Madrid Fires Officials Over Halloween Stampede Deaths

Mayor Ana Botella on Wednesday announced the firing of two top officials with the public municipal company that manages the Madrid Arena, where four girls were crushed to death in a human stampede during a Halloween party. continue reading »

Chilean Family of 6 Killed in Blaze

Six members of a single family were killed Wednesday when a fire consumed their home in the southern region of Araucania, Chilean authorities said. continue reading »

Train Derailment in Peru Kills 2

Two people died Sunday when a cargo train derailed in the central Peruvian province of Huarochiri, near Lima, local media reported. continue reading »

8 Killed, Buses Set On Fire in Sao Paulo This Week

At least eight people were killed in shootouts Friday night at different points around Sao Paulo in the latest episode in the wave of violence that has shaken Brazil's largest city since early October, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

Madrid Councilman May Be Charged For His Role in Halloween Stampede

The judge investigating the tragedy that occurred at a Halloween party at the Madrid Arena where four girls were crushed by a surging crowd has subpoenaed a city councilman for questioning as a possible defendant. continue reading »

Brazilian Tourist Train Derails Killing 3

Three people were killed and about 40 others injured when a tourist train derailed near Campos de Jordao, a summer resort in Brazil's Sao Paulo state, emergency services officials said Sunday. continue reading »

Multiple Plane Crashes Kill 6 in Brazil

At least six people died and a youngster was injured in two air accidents in Brazil over the past 24 hours, authorities of the western state of Mato Grosso and the southern state of Santa Catarina reported Saturday. continue reading »

Gas Explosion at Brazilian Supermarket Kills 7

At least seven people were injured, four of them suffering serious burns, in a gas explosion Wednesday at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, firefighters said. The blast, which occurred about 7:30 a.m. (9:30 GMT), apparently was caused by a gas leak at a grocery store in the northern Rio neighborhood of Iraja, the Fire Department said. continue reading »

Accident at Fireworks Factory in Central Mexico Kills 4, Injures 3

Four people died and three were injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in the central Mexican town of Ejidos de Santa Maria y San Agustin, officials said. The Public Safety Secretariat in the state of Mexico said in a communique that the number of dead and injured could change. continue reading »

Army Colonel, 8 Soldiers Charged For Deaths of Protesters in Guatemala

An army colonel and eight troops were arrested Thursday for the deaths of as many as eight protesters during a confrontation last week, Guatemala's attorney general said. continue reading »

Government Admits Soldiers Fired on Guatemalans Protesting Constitutional Changes

Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina acknowledged Friday that army troops fired their weapons during a confrontation with protesters in the western province of Totonicapan, an incident resulting in the deaths of six peasants. continue reading »

Protests in Guatemala Leave 4 Dead, 20 Injured

Four people were killed and more than 20 others wounded Thursday in confrontation between protesters and security forces in the western Guatemalan province of Solola, authorities said. continue reading »

Gulf Cartel Boss Apprehended, 6 Killed in Northern Mexico

A Gulf drug cartel boss was arrested and six people died in drug-related violence in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, a state security council official told Efe. continue reading »

Multiple Car Accident in Southern Brazil Kills 9

At least nine people died and another was injured in a collision of two private vehicles in the southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, the regional fire department said on Saturday. continue reading »

Severe Rains in Southern Spain Take 3 Lives

A 6-year-old girl and an elderly man died Friday in the southern municipality of Puerto Lumbreras as a result of heavy rains battering much of southern Spain, bringing to three the number of fatalities blamed on the storm. continue reading »

Fires In Ecuador Kill 5, Wipe of 43,500 Acres of Land

The fires devastating Ecuador have now consumed more than 17,600 hectares (43,500 acres) of woodland, upland valleys and crops, and have left five people dead and 73 injured, according to the SNGR emergency management office. continue reading »

Ex-Professional Colombian Soccer Player, Friend Gunned Down in Guatemala

Two Colombians, including an ex-professional soccer player, died in an armed attack by unknown assailants at a restaurant in the Guatemalan town of Malacatan on the Mexican border, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

7 Bodies Discovered at Mexican Roadside Murder

Seven people were found dead on a road in northeastern Mexico in a suspected incident of gangland violence, officials said. continue reading »