23 guests at a wedding in Saudi Arabia were killed instantly via electrocution when outdoor celebratory gunfire knocked down an overhead electrical power-line onto a metal dance-floor. 30 additional guests were injured in the event. This incident occurred less than a month after the Saudi government banned the use of celebratory fire with live rounds being performed at weddings.
Michael Marin, a 53-year-old Wall Street trader and father of four from Phoenix, Arizona, killed himself in court during the reading of his guilty verdict. Marin was on trial for insurance fraud after a forensic investigation of the aftermath of his 3.5 million dollar mansion burning down indicated arson. Potentially facing a sentence of up to 21 years in prison, Marin swallowed a cyanide tablet he had purchased online and concealed during the trial and died within minutes. The incident was recorded on video and has since been made available on the Internet.
Soldier Isaac Lawrence Young, 22, was having the hiccups, and a fellow soldier tried to help him by pulling out his gun to scare him in order to stop the hiccups, but he accidentally discharged the gun, killing Isaac.
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Shirley Perkins, 55, a disabled woman was killed when she got her head trapped in her stair lift. She toppled backwards down the stairs and got her head wedged between the metal rung of the electric seat and the wall.
Terry Vance Garner, a 69-year-old farmer from Coos County, Oregon, went out to feed his pigs but was devoured by his animals. Nothing but his dentures and a few body pieces were recovered. Investigators believe the hogs may have knocked Garner over before killing and eating him.
Jodon F. Romero, 33, was accused of stealing a red Dodge Caliber from Phoenix, Arizona, and leading police on a high-speed pursuit. At the end of an hour-long pursuit on an interstate west of Phoenix Friday, Romero pulled into the desert and an officer shot at him, although it appears he missed. Fox News was covering the chase that began about midday using a live helicopter shot from Phoenix affiliate KSAZ-TV. Romero then walked off the dirt road, put a gun to his head and shot himself in the head. On live TV.
15-year-old David Nuno from Chula Vista, California, has died after he made himself pass out and then fell onto glass that slashed his throat. The boy and two friends were in the boy’s home watching an Internet video about how to intentionally pass out through hyperventilation. The teen used the technique, passed out and fell forward. He landed on a glass tumbler that broke and gashed his throat.
A 20-year old German, identified only as Tobias, died of head trauma, in the Bavarian town of Oberviehbach, while performing a stunt being filmed for the internet. The stunt involved securing Tobias to a child’s merry-go-round with duct tape, wrapping a rope around the merry-go-round, tying the end of the rope to a BMW, and then driving the car away quickly, causing the merry-go-round to spin at high speed. The tape failed under the centrifugal force, launching Tobias 6 yards (5.5 m).
Dieter Strack, 74, a German athletics official died after being struck in the throat with a javelin at an athletics event in Düsseldorf, Germany. He had gone to measure a throw but was hit by a javelin thrown by a 15-year-old athlete. He was immediately taken to the hospital but died of his injuries.
Maria Pantazopoulos, 30, drowned after being swept away in the Ouareau River just north of Montreal, Canada while wearing her wedding dress for a photography session. Ordinarily, standing near the shore in 15–30 cm (6–12 in) of water for a healthy adult would not be inherently dangerous. However, her water-soaked dress became too heavy, and she was pulled deeper into the river and succumbed to drowning. She had been married only two weeks earlier.
Uroko Onoja, a Nigerian polygamist businessman, died after being forced by five of his six wives to have sex with them in a row. Onoja was caught having sex with the youngest of his spouses by the remaining five wives, who were jealous of him paying more attention to the youngest wife. The remaining wives demanded that he have sex with each of them too, threatening him with knives and sticks, and he went on to have intercourse with four of them in succession, but died before having sex with the fifth.