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Reno Airshow Tragedy

Breaking News – There are unconfirmed reports that 12 people are dead and up to 75 injured after a plane crashed in front of a grandstand at the Reno National Championship Air Races. Video footage already posted on Youtube shows the plane plunging vertically into the ground sending debris over a wide area. The the P51 Mustang was being flown by 74 year old pilot Jimmy Leeward.

UPDATE : 3 confirmed dead, including the pilot and 12 in critical condition in hospital.

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Shooting Spree Shocks Britain

Sadly another murder spree has left several communities in northern England bewildered and in shock. Taxi driver Derrick Bird, armed with a shotgun and automatic hunting rifle, drove for 3 hours  through small villages and towns randomly firing at the locals. Many of the victims were shot at point blank range after he beckoned them over to his car.In the end 12 people were dead and 25 injured in what has become Britain’s worst mass shooting since Dunblane, when 16 children and teachers were killed. After his rampage Mr Bird killed himself in a wooded area (as they do) near a farm once owned by children’s writer Beatrice Potter. It is believed Mr Bird’s twin brother was one of the first victims.  A fight at work, over rivals stealing cabbie fares, may have triggered the rampage but it is also being reported Mr Bird  was upset over issues with  his mother’s will and was suffering financial troubles.

It has also been reported that prior to the rampage  Mr Bird tried to get help from a local hospital but was turned away.

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