A rush-hour stampede at a rail station in Mumbai killed 22 people and injured dozens more, Indian officials said Friday. Overcrowding and a sudden rain sparked the stampede on a covered footbridge leading into the station, where some passengers sought shelter from the rain at the same time as a rush of passengers tried to leave. The footbridge serves passengers on two main rail lines at Elphinstone station and adjoining Parel station. "Everybody tried to leave at once and it appeared one of them slipped and fell, triggering the stampede," railway spokesman Anil Saxena said.
Source: BBC News, Reuters
A 10th-grade student opened fire at a high school near Spokane, Washington, on Wednesday, killing one student and injuring three others. Witnesses said the attacker rode a bus to school, carrying a rifle and handgun in a duffel bag. Three injured girls were rushed to a hospital in stable condition. The boy who was killed, Sam Strahan, was shot in the head as he urged the shooter, whose first gun had jammed, to stop firing. A staffer was credited with tackling the armed boy, identified by students as Caleb Sharpe, before police arrived. The attacker's "face was completely passive," said Elisa Vigil, a 14-year-old freshman. "I crouched down in the hall. I looked up and a girl screamed, 'Help me, help me, help me.' ... She was shot in the back."
Source: The Spokesman-Review, Reuters
Note: 1 killed, 3 injured; 13
Gay rights activist Edith Windsor, whose landmark Supreme Court challenge toppled the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013 and helped pave the way for legalizing gay marriage, died Tuesday in Manhattan, her wife, Judith Kasen-Windsor, confirmed. She was 88. "I lost my beloved spouse, Edie, and the world lost a tiny but tough as nails fighter for freedom, justice, and equality," Kasen-Windsor, who married Windsor last year, said in a statement. "Edie was the light of my life. She will always be the light for the LGBTQ community which she loved so much and which loved her right back."
Source: NBC News, The New York Times
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