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Man dies after falling into vat of sulphuric acid.”

Isn’t it tragic how so many people survive hideous accidents and ghastly crimes, only to die “after”?

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Anyone else think that having an uncovered tank of sulfuric acid lying around is probably not a great idea?

How did that get past Health and Safety?
Reminds me of the terrible incident where a couple rented a home which had a huge commercial fish tank on the premises. Their twin toddlers fell in and were drowned.
 

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Yea, ive had that before
 

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It wasn't the only incident with the lion. According to reports, last year a cyclist collided with the male lion when the guy was outside walking it on a leash. Imagine that on an insurance claim for bike damage.

The Czech Republic must be extremely lax - they clearly knew he had lions.
Actually in Ontario Canada, wild pets laws are left up to individual municipalities to determine.
My parents live in a small rural municipality which had a man who kept several tigers. Of course he had money (these type of people always seem to be rich). He insisted that his cages and whatever were sufficiently safe, though some neighbours had, once or twice, seen a tiger lying in a ditch beside a road outside of his property.

The minicipality finally wrote up a bylaw to prohibit the keeping of wild animals, but had to grandfather the tiger owner so that he could keep his tigers.

Three guesses as to how the tiger owner died, and the first two don't count.
 

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Actually, this reminded of a story (true) that my dad told us kids. I now suspect that my interest in Fortean and morbid stories may have been "inherited" from him.

Anyways, my dad always like to go for drives and would tell us of facts about places (farms) that he knew of.

One was about a farmer who went out to feed his pigs. He had a massive heart attack and fell into the pig pen. The pigs ate him.
 

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Actually, this reminded of a story (true) that my dad told us kids. I now suspect that my interest in Fortean and morbid stories may have been "inherited" from him.

Anyways, my dad always like to go for drives and would tell us of facts about places (farms) that he knew of.

One was about a farmer who went out to feed his pigs. He had a massive heart attack and fell into the pig pen. The pigs ate him.
This happens in the fillum Hannibal, where some pigs are supposedly trained to attack and eat a certain victim. They keep eating the wrong person. Also, in Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath, a woman is 'never right again' after a gate is left open and the family pig wanders into the kitchen and eats the baby.
 

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This happens in the fillum Hannibal, where some pigs are supposedly trained to attack and eat a certain victim. They keep eating the wrong person. Also, in Steinbeck's The Grapes Of Wrath, a woman is 'never right again' after a gate is left open and the family pig wanders into the kitchen and eats the baby.
In the 1970s blaxploitation movie Sugar Hill a gangster is fed to some pigs by the heroine. "They ain't been fed in a week!" And in the more recent Western series Deadwood, Lovejoy would feed the people who were murdered to the hogs.
 

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In the 1970s blaxploitation movie Sugar Hill a gangster is fed to some pigs by the heroine.
The pigs then rap:

"...that's it, I gotta leave this place
I don't care what these people think
I'm just sittin' here makin' myself nauseous
With this ugly food that stinks
..."

Sugarhill Gang, “Rapper’s Delight

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It was from 1974, so no rap yet. It did have a groovy soul theme tune about a "Voodoo Lady" or something.
 
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This might yet end up in Fortean Crime.

A murder investigation is under way in Italy after the death of a Moroccan model who testified against former PM Silvio Berlusconi in 2012.

Imane Fadil, 33, died on 1 March in a Milan hospital, a month after being admitted with stomach pains. At the time she said she had been poisoned. Italian media say she may have been poisoned with a radioactive substance. She was a key witness against Mr Berlusconi, who was accused of paying for sex with an underage prostitute.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47595320
 

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This might yet end up in Fortean Crime.

A murder investigation is under way in Italy after the death of a Moroccan model who testified against former PM Silvio Berlusconi in 2012.

Imane Fadil, 33, died on 1 March in a Milan hospital, a month after being admitted with stomach pains. At the time she said she had been poisoned. Italian media say she may have been poisoned with a radioactive substance. She was a key witness against Mr Berlusconi, who was accused of paying for sex with an underage prostitute.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47595320
Not sure on this. Why would someone already convicted, murder a witness who already testified?
The article reports of a book Fadil was going to release, so maybe someone mentioned in book who was not named prior? Though poisoning with radioactive elements seems to be the "go to" method of the day. Why not just a regular poisoning? I can't believe radioactive elements can be so accessible. Or am I being naive?
I never have been good at unravelling subterfuge so subplots or any such thing loses me.
 

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Not sure on this. Why would someone already convicted, murder a witness who already testified?
The article reports of a book Fadil was going to release, so maybe someone mentioned in book who was not named prior? Though poisoning with radioactive elements seems to be the "go to" method of the day. Why not just a regular poisoning? I can't believe radioactive elements can be so accessible. Or am I being naive?
I never have been good at unravelling subterfuge so subplots or any such thing loses me.
It's the method used which makes me suspect we will hear more about this.
 

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Luke Blackhurst died after taking dangerous cocktail of drugs:

The opening of an inquest in to his death heard it was not unusual for the young man to take different drugs, including ketamine and morphine.​
He was found dead in his home after a night out.​
The inquest heard Mr Blackhurst’s last activity on his laptop was searching the internet for the side-effects of eating out-of-date noodles.​
His mother said she suspected the off noodles may have killed him.​

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/175...ied-in-his-home-after-taking-lethal-drug-mix/

I suspect that he inherited his brains from his mother's side of the family.

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This might yet end up in Fortean Crime.

A murder investigation is under way in Italy after the death of a Moroccan model who testified against former PM Silvio Berlusconi in 2012.

Imane Fadil, 33, died on 1 March in a Milan hospital, a month after being admitted with stomach pains. At the time she said she had been poisoned. Italian media say she may have been poisoned with a radioactive substance. She was a key witness against Mr Berlusconi, who was accused of paying for sex with an underage prostitute.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47595320
I guess this rules out the GRU as being the culprits.

Initial tests on Imane Fadil, a 33-year-old Moroccan model who died in hospital in Milan, appear to have ruled out claims that she suffered from radioactive poisoning.

Investigators are trying to find out what led to the model's death, after prosecutors said there were "several anomalies" in her records.

Ms Fadil was a key witness in the trial of ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. ...

Tissue samples from the model's kidney and liver were sent to specialists who said it was "increasingly unlikely" on the basis of initial tests that she had been contaminated by radioactive substances. Further tests still have to be done at a research centre in Rome and a post-mortem examination will also be carried out. Researchers now have to determine if she died of a rare illness that ravaged her immune system or if she suffered from metal poisoning. ...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47667129
 
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