Entertainment Survivor of the Chape tragedy escapes death again in a bus accident
Former Cairns childcare director tearfully tells family he is 'very sorry' for toddler's death on bus
A childcare centre director who has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after leaving a three-year-old boy to die on a daycare centre bus makes a tearful apology to the child's family in a Far North Queensland court. WARNING: This story contains images of Indigenous people who have died.It has been a year since the body of Maliq Nicholas Lloyd Namok-Malamoo, known to his family as "Meeky", was found dead on the Goodstart Early Learning Centre minibus in the Cairns suburb of Edmonton on February 18, 2020.
One of the six survivors of the Chapecoense tragedy narrowly escaped death again. Erwin Tumiri, a flight attendant in the unfortunate plane with the Brazilian soccer team Associacao Chapocoense de Futebol, survived a bus accident in his home country of Bolivia with minor injuries and 21 fatalities early Tuesday morning. "Again, I can't believe it," he told local media at the hospital.
Tumiri was a crew member of a Bolivian charter plane on November 28, 2016 that was on the flight of the then finalist of the Copa Sudamericana to the first leg at Atletico Nacional due to a lack of fuel shattered on a mountainside in front of the Colombian city of Medellin. 71 passengers, including almost the entire Chape crew, were killed. Only three players, a journalist who died of a heart attack in March 2019 and two flight attendants survived the accident.
The bus went off the track on the way between the Bolivian cities of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz and fell a good 150 meters down a slope. "I crawled out like a cat, my knees hurt a lot," said Tumiri, who was one of 30 survivors in the accident this time.
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It's the inmates who pay the highest price for unsafe working conditions of correctional officers. For as bad as we had it when I worked at Rikers, it's even worse now. Ralph Ortiz has worked for both FDNY as an Emergency Medical Technician and as a Correction Officer for the New York City Department of Corrections. He now works as a case manager for the Department of Children and Families in NJ where he also lives. The views in this article are the writer's own.