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This reminds me a lot of 'shit hits the clan' type stories, usually involving a person falling into a cesspit in a developing country then multiple family members get sucked in too as they try to save them.
 

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This reminds me a lot of 'shit hits the clan' type stories, usually involving a person falling into a cesspit in a developing country then multiple family members get sucked in too as they try to save them.
Not just a developing country, I'm pretty sure it happened in Ireland in recent years. I think that's far more likely than a fanciful death pact.
 

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This reminds me a lot of 'shit hits the clan' type stories, usually involving a person falling into a cesspit in a developing country then multiple family members get sucked in too as they try to save them.
Four people died on Oak Island this way.
 
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Not just a developing country, I'm pretty sure it happened in Ireland in recent years. I think that's far more likely than a fanciful death pact.
Yep.

Septic tank fumes may have caused the deaths of a father and his two sons in a farming accident in Co Down last night.

The victims have been named as 22-year-old Nevin Spence, who played rugby for Ulster, his 30-year-old brother Graham and their 52-year-old father Noel. A daughter, Emma, was rescued at the scene and is being treated at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital.

Emergency crews went to the family farm in Drumlough Road outside Hillsborough in Co Down shortly after 6pm yesterday following reports that four people had fallen into the tank.

http://www.crystaltanks.com/septic_...er-and-father-die-from-septic-tank-fumes.html
 

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Yep.

Septic tank fumes may have caused the deaths of a father and his two sons in a farming accident in Co Down last night.

The victims have been named as 22-year-old Nevin Spence, who played rugby for Ulster, his 30-year-old brother Graham and their 52-year-old father Noel. A daughter, Emma, was rescued at the scene and is being treated at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital.

Emergency crews went to the family farm in Drumlough Road outside Hillsborough in Co Down shortly after 6pm yesterday following reports that four people had fallen into the tank.

http://www.crystaltanks.com/septic_...er-and-father-die-from-septic-tank-fumes.html
There are some similarities in these incidents, sure. However you would expect, unlike in accident in the probably fairly isolated location of a septic tank on a farm, the victims in a hotel swimming pool would have had immediate assistance with nothing more than water to contend with.

(as a slight aside on the subject of septic tanks, I worked for someone with whom we had a mutual loathing. One day he insisted on carrying out a lone inspection on a farm, the idiot. He apparently stood on a section of what appeared to be an area of newly laid earth. Turned out to be an overfull blocked septic tank without a cover and he went straight in, albeit fortunately for him not above his head. There was no one around to help him and he struggled to get out, but did. To my shame I nearly wet myself laughing when I heard. The relationship deteriorated after that....)
 

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I remember when there was too much chlorine in the pool once, they all came back with very red eyes and it can send you a tad woozy.
Something is not quite right here, its cause of the fact it is three people, makes no sense
Yep - decades ago swimming pools used by schools seemed to have virtually neat chlorine in them.
 

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Yep - decades ago swimming pools used by schools seemed to have virtually neat chlorine in them.
The excuse given was that the amount of chlorine wasn't actually excessive.
The stinging was because of a reaction between the chemical and a huge amount of urine in the pool.

So it was the kids' own fault for being dirty little buggers.

A more likely explanation is that the higher levels of chlorine were believed to keep the water and machinery cleaner, enabling the staff to spend less time on actual work.
 
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The plot thickens

Mr Fletchman, 35, a British tourist from Manchester who was on a family holiday at the time of the deaths, said safety measures such as a lifeguard by the pool could have helped prevent them. He said he first knew something was wrong when a Spanish woman ran into the hotel reception making a "death cry". The youth support worker was one of the first people at the scene and gave CPR to Praise-Emmanuel at the poolside.

Mr Fletchman said he was surprised police had not spoken to him.

"If it was my situation, my family members, I'd want [police] to speak to everybody. I'd want an investigation... well and truly they should be investigating," he told the BBC.

He said there were "things that could have been put in place" to prevent what happened. Mr Fletchman said a staff member "had to run to the reception" to alert someone and should have had a walkie talkie or another way of raising the alarm. He called this an example of "silly mistakes".

"I'm not going to sit here and blame anybody, but... if it was my family that it happened to... I'd be raising alarm bells," he said.

Mr Fletchman said he felt there should have been a lifeguard on duty and that signs indicating the depth of the pool could have been clearer. He added that, had there been constant supervision, Mr Diya "wouldn't have had to jump in" and called it "a simple thing of paying somebody a standard minimum wage".

"It's better to do that and save three lives than not do that," he said.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-50977639
 

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He added that, had there been constant supervision, Mr Diya "wouldn't have had to jump in" and called it "a simple thing of paying somebody a standard minimum wage".
What a telling comment. British lifeguards are trained in pool maintenence as well as life-saving techniques like CPR. They don't make much more than the minimum wage even though they're expected to do all that.

I'm wondering if holiday companies cut costs by not having poolside supervision. People are then using pools at their own risk. Fair enough if everyone is sober and capable, I suppose.
 

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Extraordinary incident in Spain.

Three people killed by an explosion at a chemical factory
Two were working at the factory, which one would expect in such circumstances.

But the third was not a worker there, and when the explosion happened was two miles away at his home.

"A large metal plate launched by an explosion at a chemical plant in Spain's autonomous Catalonia region killed a man 3km (two miles) away.
The man, named only as Sergio, was in his apartment when the one tonne object struck, causing part of the building to collapse, officials have confirmed."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51113132#
 

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Good grief, that's like firing a bullet up in the air and it coming down a mile away into someone's head. Except even worse!
 

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This doesn't sound like a good way to go. The small "hotel" operation was located in the basement of a residential block - where all the building apparatus was located.
Heating pipe bursts in Russian hotel, boiling water kills 5

A heating pipe burst Monday in a small Russian hotel, flooding rooms with boiling water that killed five people and left six others injured in the central city of Perm, emergency officials said.

The nine-room hotel was located in the basement of a residential building in the city of 1 million people near Russia’s Ural Mountains. All of the victims — who included a child — were staying at the hotel, authorities said. Three of the injured were hospitalized with burns.

Russian police have opened a probe into the tragedy.

The plumbing explosion left 20 buildings, including a hospital, a school and a kindergarten, without heat or hot water in the middle of winter, local authorities said.

Russian lawmaker Oleg Melnichenko said, given the deaths, the Russian parliament might consider a ban on having hotels or hostels in the basements of residential buildings.

“Hostels shouldn’t be open in basements, where all pipelines are located,” Melnichenko said. ...
SOURCE: https://apnews.com/58e80f285cf8b0ea163d9d9a7c0208ee
 

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It's hard to imagine how powerful the wind and sea can be along the fylde coast,
I was sat just a bit further down were you can turn off and drive along the back of
the sea wall to Cleveleys were they used to have the sprint, any way Shirley Crabtree
as in Big Daddy the wrestler turned up the fool got out of is car and was immediately
sat on his backside by the wind, he could not get up but managed to drag is self
back in the car, it must have been gusting 100+ mph.
 

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Pete S - do you recall Harts amusements at the top of Red Bank Road. And the crazy golf on one of the windiest corners in Britain?
 

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So did my grandma and grandad! If you got to the top of the hill it was the house on the corner with a side garden to it. I can't recall the road it was a corner on to though.
 

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It's not clear exactly what happened in this fatal workplace incident ...
California woman dies after clothing gets caught in raisin processing machine

A 33-year-old California woman is dead after her clothing got caught in a machine at a raisin processing facility in Fresno County.

Yaneth Lopez Valladares had worked at the Del Rey Packing Co. for two years before the incident Friday, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

A piece of her clothing got caught in the machine used for processing raisins and she was "severely injured," the statement said. Two other employees were nearby and immediately powered down the machine, but she died at the scene.

"We are in deep sorrow," Del Rey Packing Co. President Gerald Chooljian said in a statement.
The Department of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating the incident.
SOURCE: https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/25/us/woman-killed-raisin-machine/index.html
 
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