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Creeslough funerals continue
Today, funerals for two more of the ten victims of the service station explosion in Co Donegal will take place. The funeral for 49-year-old Martina Martin will take place at 11am at St Michael’s Church in Creeslough, while the funeral of the 14-year-old Leona Harper will take place at 2pm in St Mary’s Church in Ramelton. May they and all the victims of the Creeslough explosion rest in peace.
Pakistan bus fire
At least 18 Pakistani flood survivors have been confirmed dead following a fire on a bus they were travelling on, eight of which were children. The bus was taking the extended family from the southern port city of Karachi to their hometown of Khairpur Nathan Shah after they heard flood waters had receded there.
Kerry car crash
A man in his 20s has died following a two-car collision on the N70 at Dromquinna, Kenmare, Co Kerry. He was a rear seat passenger, and both the driver and front seat passenger have been taken to University Hospital Kerry for treatment of injuries. The driver of the other car and her passenger were treated at the scene.
Global Hunger Index
According to the 2022 Global Hunger Index (GHI), world hunger levels are reaching catastrophic proportions, with 44 countries suffering with serious or alarming levels of hunger. The GHI used data from 136 countries, and cites the Ukraine war as one of the reasons why nine nations, including Somalia where famine is imminent, and Yemen, have alarming levels of hunger.
World’s first intestinal transplant
Some good news: The Spanish health authorities have announced that a 13-month-old baby girl has received the world’s first intestinal transplant, and has “already been discharged and is in perfect condition at home with her parents.” The baby received the organ via asystolic donation – from a donor at the end of their life.