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Bangladeshi student pushed to her death in front of oncoming New York City subway

Bangladeshi student pushed NYC subway
  • Zinat Hossain, 24, died after being pushed by robbers into the path of an oncoming subway train at Brooklyn’s Utica Avenue station in New York City last week, according to reports.
  • Police believe the robbers were trying to steal her bag before she was reportedly pushed.
  • Dr. Enamul Haque, Hossain’s uncle and president of the Greater Comilla Association in New York, said his niece had been living with her parents in Brooklyn since 2016. She attended Hunter College and was reportedly heading home at the time of the incident.
  • Hossain’s death comes nearly four months after Michelle Go faced a similar death at Times Square-42nd Street station.
  • Police have yet to identify the suspects. Whether the attack was a hate crime is also yet to be determined.

A Bangladeshi student died after being pushed by robbers into the path of an oncoming subway train in New York City last week, according to reports.

Zinat Hossain, 24, was crushed under the train at Brooklyn’s Utica Avenue station at around 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Police believe the robbers were trying to steal her bag before she was allegedly pushed.

Thai man cremates his wife’s body after keeping it in his home for 21 years

  • Chan Chanwatcharakarn, a 72-year-old retired military officer, had his wife’s body cremated on Saturday after having kept it in a coffin in his home since her death 21 years ago.
  • While he had intended to stay with his wife’s body until his death, he realized she might not receive a proper cremation and funeral if he were to pass away. 
  • Chan contacted the Petchkasem Krungthep Foundation, who helped him organize his wife’s funeral.   
  • The ashes of his wife were placed in an urn, which he intends to keep until he passes away.
  • “I still miss you every minute and my love for you has not changed,” Chan reportedly said.

A man from Bangkok just recently had his wife’s body cremated after having kept it in a coffin in his home in Thailand’s Bang Khen district since her death 21 years ago.

Chan Chanwatcharakarn, a 72-year-old retired military officer, said he had intended to stay with his wife’s body until his death because he couldn’t bear to be separated from his soulmate.

California sheriff’s office recruit killed in freeway shooting a month before graduation

David Nguyen Shooting
  • David V. Nguyen was fatally shot while driving down an Oakland freeway on Tuesday afternoon.
  • The 28-year-old was about to graduate next month and join the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

A California man set to graduate and join the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office in February has died after being shot while driving down an Oakland freeway on Tuesday afternoon.

David V. Nguyen, 28, was driving on Interstate 580 near the Bay Bridge toll plaza at around 4:30 p.m. when an unidentified assailant fired a gun into his black Toyota Prius.

‘Snowdrop’ actress Kim Mi-soo dies at 29

Kim Mi-soo Death
  • Korean drama “Snowdrop” actress Kim Mi-soo died this week at 29 years old.
  • Her funeral will be held at a private service in the Nowon District of Seoul.

Kim Mi-soo, Korean actress of the television series “Snowdrop,” unexpectedly passed away at the age of 29 on Wednesday.

“Kim Mi Soo suddenly passed away on January 5,” Kim’s agency, Landscape Entertainment,  said in a statement translated by Soompi. “The bereaved family is currently very heartbroken by the sudden mournful news.”

‘Dragon Ball’ series narrator, anime voice actor Jouji Yanami dies at 90

Joji Yanami, a voice actor who gave life to many memorable characters, including the narrator of Akira Toriyama’s “Dragon Ball” anime series, has passed away at the age of 90.

What happened: News of his death was shared by his agency, Aoni Production, on Tuesday, according to SportsSkeeda. In its statement, the agency expressed its “deepest gratitude” to the late talent for “his kindness during [his] lifetime.” 

Report: University of Chicago sees rise in anti-Black sentiment after murder of Asian student

University of Chicago student dies

An increase in anti-Black sentiment has reportedly been observed at the University of Chicago after the fatal shooting of a Chinese international student in early November.

Driving the news: Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng, 24, was fatally shot during a robbery in Hyde Park on Nov. 9. Three days later, Alton Spann, an 18-year-old Black man, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, as per CBS Chicago.

Authorities investigate Filipino American UNLV student’s death following charity boxing event

UNLV student death investigated

Police have launched an investigation into the death of Nathan Valencia, a junior at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) who succumbed to his injuries following a charity boxing event last week.

What happened: Valencia, who never had any proper training in the sport, participated in a boxing charity event organized by the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. The event was held at the Sahara Event Center on Nov. 19, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal.

‘You don’t go to a concert to die’: South Asian Americans among the dead at Astroworld disaster

astroworld travis scott Danish Baig, Bharati Shahani

Pakistani American Danish Baig and Indian American Bharati Shahani are two of the 10 concertgoers who have been confirmed dead due to Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival at NRG Park in Houston.

Tragedy continues: As the Astroworld Festival death toll continues to climb, 10 families are left grieving and demanding justice for their loved ones.

Malaysian single mother of 9 inconsolable in video after being sentenced to death for drug possession

Malaysian mother sentenced to death for drugs

A video showing a single mother of nine crying inconsolably and pleading for help after being sentenced to death for drug-related charges has gone viral in Malaysia.

What happened: Hairun Jalmani, a 55-year-old fishmonger, was caught with 113.9 grams of methamphetamine in January 2018. Jalmani was convicted of drug possession and distribution and was sentenced to death by hanging on Oct. 15, according to Vice.

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