Celebration of the Fourth of July turns deadly

Brendon Mackey, a 7-year-old boy from Midlothian, Virginia, died during a 4th of July party when a .40 caliber bullet fell from the sky and struck him in the head after being shot upwards into the air somewhere else in the neighborhood in celebratory fire.

Submission by Logan Agle. Thank you.

Beaten to death with Microsoft Xbox 360

Monica Gooden, a 20-year-old from Lauderhill, Florida, was beaten to death with a Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming console after being stabbed multiple times by her boyfriend, Darrius Johnson. In addition to the bizarre method by which the murder was committed, Johnson claimed his motive for killing his girlfriend was that “she had control over his spirit” and that he had to “sacrifice” someone with a Taurus astrological sign in order to undo the supposed supernatural curse.

Submission by Logan Agle. Thank you.

Another example of “great” parenting

Takuya Nagaya, 23, from Japan, started to slither on the floor and talk about becoming a snake. His mother took this to mean that he had been possessed by a snake demon and called for her husband, 53-year-old Katsumi Nagaya, who spent the next two days physically beating his son in an attempt to exorcise the demon. This killed Takuya.

Girl died after kangaroo smashed through car windshield

Six-year-old Mia Quinnell died after a kangaroo crashed through the front windshield of the car she was in, in Queensland, Australia.

Submission by Rik van Doorne. Thank you.

Stolen Glass Panel Led to Death

A man had stolen a glass panel in a corridor on the 33rd floor of an apartment building. Hours later a 1-year-old girl fell from the gap where the glass panel used to be and died, in Shenzhen, China.

Submission by Rik van Doorne.

Talk about overworking yourself to death

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On December 15th 2013 27 year old Indonesian copywriter Mita Diran died after literally working non-stop for 30 hours straight without any rest. Having taken a lot of energy drinks to keep her going, the overload of caffeine in the drinks caused a blood vessel in her brain to rupture, causing poor Mita to experience painful headaches before eventually collapsing and slipping into a coma. Mita died after being treated for a few hours in a Jakarta hospital.

Diran wrote about work on her Tumblr page multiple times. One of her posts, entitled “An Open Plea,” talked about how she was working eight days straight.

“Tonight, I carry the keys to the office for the eighth day running,” she wrote. “I’m still here. I have no life. Someone please take me out for drinks, kicks and giggles.”
“Tonight, I carry the keys to the office for the eighth day running,” she wrote. “I’m still here. I have no life. Someone please take me out for drinks, kicks and giggles.”

Submission by Krishna Sadhana. Thank you.

Wine-lover bled to death

John Fozard, 66, bled to death after broken wine glass tore through the bin bag he was carrying and slashed artery in his leg.

Gust of Wind

Oaklee Sidwell, a 9-year-old girl, was sitting on a trampoline in her backyard, when a sudden gust of wind blew her and the trampoline into the air. She died a day later from her injuries.

Submission by Rik van Doorne.

Hunting gone wrong

Carl Rubisch, 30, who was hunting, accidentally shot himself to death when the trigger of his shotgun got caught in the zip of his boot, after which the gun went off.

Submission by Rik van Doorne.

A man filmed his own death

Evgeny Titov, a 29-year-old man from Lipetsk, Russia, was looking at the demolition of a building and filming it with his phone camera, when he was struck by falling debris, which killed him.

Submission by Rik van Doorne.

Tree worker accidentally snipped his own safety line with his chainsaw

A 40-year-old tree worker was hanging from a tree branch attached to a rope, cutting branches with a chainsaw, when he accidentally cut the rope and fell down. He died a day later in hospital.

Submission by Rik van Doorne.

Boy impaled himself on horn of bull sculpture

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A 14-year-old boy died after he ran into a statue of a bull and impaled himself on one of its horns, while playing hide-and-seek with friends, in Lubbock, Texas, USA.

Submission by Rik van Doorne.

Choked to Death By Bus Door

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A 29-year-old bus driver Eakkarat Sarapon choked to death after his neck got caught between a malfunctioning bus door and the bus, on the island of Phuket, Thailand.

Submission by Rik van Doorne.

Train run over couple having sex on railroad tracks

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In Ukraine, a woman in her thirties was killed when she was run over by a train while having sex on the tracks, with her partner losing both his legs in the accident (the two had reportedly been drinking prior to the incident).

Killed by his own piano wire booby trap

Daniel Ricketts, 50, in Albany County, New York, United States, was almost completely beheaded by a piano wire while riding an ATV on his property. It was one of many booby-traps he had constructed to protect his cannabis crop.

Man killed by toy helicopter

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Roman Pirozek Jr., a 19-year-old toy-helicopter enthusiast, was killed in Brooklyn when his remote-control toy helicopter fell from the sky and its rotor blades slashed his head and throat.

Snake killed two boys during sleepover

Noah and Connor Barthe, ages 5 and 7 of New Brunswick, Canada, were killed by an African rock python. The snake had escaped its enclosure in a pet shop on the ground floor, and apparently made its way into their apartment through the ventilation system.

‘Fake’ iPhone charger cited in electrocution death

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Ma Ailun, a 23-year-old stewardess and bride-to-be from China, was allegedly electrocuted while answering a call using her charging iPhone 4.

Killed by cow that fell through bedroom roof

João Maria de Souza, 45, was killed when a cow, believed to have escaped from a nearby farm in Brazil, went onto his roof during his sleep, causing the room to cave in and the 3000-pound cow landing on him. He died soon afterwards due to internal bleeding.

Killed by rescue vehicle

Ye Meng Yuan, 16, a Chinese female passenger of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 on July 6, 2013, had survived the plane crash, but was killed immediately afterwards by a rescue vehicle running over her while covered in fire-fighting foam.