Multiple fatalities reported after mass school shooting in Oregon

first_imgShooter at Oregon college campus is in custody; at least 10 people believed dead: @CNN— KTLA (@KTLA) October 1, 2015 Police by early afternoon were still going building by building at the college to secure the facility, searching students and staff as they left and boarded buses that transported them to local fairgrounds.School shootings are a disturbing reality of U.S. life, and many facilities have reinforced security in recent years, especially in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. Twenty students and six adults were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut by 20-year-old Adam Lanza.Thursday’s shooting is sure to reignite the debate in the United States on gun control, which is a charged topic in the campaign leading up to the presidential election. At least 10 dead, 20 injured in shooting at Oregon community college— (@globalnews) October 1, 2015 School shooting ‘sounded like fireworks’Local resident Marilyn Kittelman, whose 17-year-old son attends the college, said he texted her as the tragedy unfolded while he hid in his classroom in a nearby building.Lorie Andrews, who lives nearby and whose children graduated from the college, said she heard shots that sounded like fireworks and that lasted for about a minute and then saw police and ambulances rushing to the school.She said she saw one student, bloodied and wrapped in a blanket, being evacuated from the scene.Shoufler said that when firefighters arrived at the scene, police had neutralized the shooter. News reports said police were examining social media postings thought to belong to the gunman. Several reports said he may have shared his intentions online before the shooting. Updated at 2:46 p.m. on ThursdayUp to 10 people were reported killed and 20 wounded when a 20-year-old gunman opened fire inside a rural community college in the U.S. state of Oregon on Thursday, as officials said the shooter had been “neutralized.” Local sheriff John Hanlin confirmed at a press conference Thursday afternoon that the shooter is deceased after a gun battle with police, although he did not offer further details.Authorities said the school shooting took place in classrooms within the science building at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg. The gunman reportedly shot his victims methodically and moved from one classroom to the next.Between seven and 10 people were killed and at least 20 injured, local news network KATU quoted Oregon State Police Lieutenant Bill Fugate as saying. CNN, citing local officials, said one woman was shot in the chest.U.S. President Barack Obama was briefed on the situation in Roseburg, and asked to be updated as it unfolds, a U.S. official said.The college was immediately placed on lockdown as firefighters, police and concerned parents rushed to the site. Douglas County fire Marshall Ray Shoufler said firefighters had evacuated 11 wounded people from the college, of whom two had died.He said there were “multiple patients in multiple classrooms” and a triage center was set up to evacuate the most seriously injured.Shoufler described Roseburg as a small, close-knit rural community with many locals attending the college which caters to some 3,300 students.“Most of us have relatives taking classes here,” he said. “Pretty much everybody knows everybody type scenario.“So something like this affects many, many, many people.” LATEST: Multiple casualties after shooting reported at college in Oregon:— ABC News (@ABC) October 1, 2015 Related posts:Costa Rican coastal community grieves colleague killed in US church massacre Oregon school shooting: ‘He just tried to do the right thing,’ one victim’s family says Gunman at Oregon college appeared armed for an extended siege Investigators piece together motive in mass Oregon shooting Facebook Comments 137 school shootings in America since Sandy Hook.ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY SEVEN. #oregon— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 1, 2015last_img read more

Go back to the enewsletter Qatar Airways has anno

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterQatar Airways has announced that it will expand its network to Chiang Mai in Thailand from 16 December 2016. The award-winning airline will fly to Chiang Mai five times a week via Yangon, the former capital of Myanmar, with an A330-200.The largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand, Chiang Mai will be the fourth city in the Asian country to be served by Qatar Airways, which currently flies to Bangkok and Phuket, and will commence flights to Krabi on 6 December. With the addition of Krabi and Chiang Mai to its network Qatar Airways will increase its flights to Thailand from 39 to 48 per week by the end of 2016.Qatar Airways Senior Vice President East Asia & South West Pacific, Mr. Marwan Koleilat, said: “As we are constantly expanding our network in South East Asia, the popular tourist destination of Thailand is an obvious target for growth. We have seen increased travel demand for our services to Thailand and now with the introduction of our award-winning product to popular secondary cities such as Chiang Mai and Krabi, we provide overseas visitors and tour operators with greater flexibility and ease of travel when designing their Thailand holiday itineraries.”The launch of flights to Chiang Mai comes at a time when Qatar Airways is rapidly expanding its network and will inaugurate 14 new destinations on its route map throughout 2016 and into early 2017. New destination launches include: Marrakech (1 July 2016), Pisa (2 August 2016), Windhoek (28 September 2016), Helsinki (10 October 2016) Sarajevo (2 November 2016), Seychelles (12 December 2016), Auckland (6 February 2017), Skopje (2017), Libreville (2017), Douala (2017), Lusaka (summer 2017) and Nice (summer 2017).The Airbus A330-200 has 24 seats in the Business Class cabin with a 2-2-2 configuration and 180-degree fully-flat bed. The Economy Class cabin features 236 seats in a 2-4-2 / 2-3-2 configuration, with a 32-inch seat pitch and 18.5-inch seat width. Qatar Airways currently has 15 A330-200s in its fleet of 185 aircraft and has been operating this aircraft type since 2002.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more