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‘My heart will forever break for you’- Families grieve as veil is lifted on identity of victims

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The innocent victims of the Robb Elementary School mass shooting have been identified

The world mourns the loss of 19 students and two adults whose lives were senselessly stolen in Uvalde, Texas.

Uvalde is just west of San Antonio and east of the U.S.-Mexican border.

Robb Elementary has students from 2nd through to 4th grades, with 535 pupils in the school year.

90% of the students are Hispanic and 81% come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

On the 24th of May 20-22, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos opened fire at the campus, killing 19 children and two adults.

The entire country is in mourning, as people from right around the world try to comprehend this senseless act of terror.

President Joe Biden will visit the community with his wife, Jill to meet with grieving families as some of the victims’ identities become known.

Uziyah Garcia

Uziyah Garcia was eight years old. His grandfather says he was the sweetest little boy he’s ever known, a fast little kid, who could catch a ball “so good”.

Uziyah Garcia

Xavier Lopez

Xavier Lopez was ten years of age. His cousin calls him a loving little boy, just enjoying life, not knowing that this tragedy was going to happen, bubbly and loved dancing with his brothers and mother.

Xavier Lopez

Amerie Jo Garza

Her father told the world his “little girl” had just turned 10 on May 10th.

He says his daughter is now flying high with the angels above, with a message to not take a minute for granted, “hug your family and tell them you love them”.

Amerie Jo Garza

Jose Flores

Jose was 10 years old.

Remembered as a “happy little boy” who loved his parents, loved his brothers and loved his life.

Jose Flores

Mackenna Lee Elrod

Mackenna’s sister says the 10-year-old was also one of the students killed.

She writes “my heart will forever break for you my love, I love you with my whole heart, have fun with your angels up in heaven”.

Mackenna Lee Elrod

Never forgotten

These are just some of the stories, and victims as the veil is gradually pulled back and the world is given a glimpse into the lives that have been taken and the livelihoods that have been destroyed.

21 innocent individuals lost their lives on May 24.

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Over 20 young people mysteriously die at nightclub

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Authorities in South Africa are investigating the deaths of 22 people, who were mysteriously found in a nightclub

Victims were found spread across the tables and floors in a coastal town.

They have been taken for testing, as authorities scramble to find a cause of death.

South Africa’s President is sending his “deepest condolences” to families of the victims, most of whom are teenagers.

The tragedy has taken place during Youth Month, where South Africa pushes for more opportunities to help young people from poor socio-economic backgrounds.

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Deadly stadium collapse at bullfighting event in Columbia

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At least four people have died, and 500 injured at a bullfighting stadium in Columbia

Videos show a stand collapsing during the event, as emergency workers race to help.

Local media reports that hospitals have begun helping those who were injured.

The nation’s newly-elected President is calling for an end to bullfighting, tweeting that tragedies like this have already happened in the past.

He is urging local authorities to not allow more shows that involve the death of people or animals.

Investigations continue into the cause of the collapse.

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Major disruption in Sydney as climate protesters take to the streets

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There’s been major disruption across Sydney, as climate protesters take to the streets and block CBD roads

NSW Police officers chased dozens of climate protesters who were seen throwing milk crates, and barricades.

One demonstrator blocked the entry to one of the busiest thoroughfares in the city.

Members from Blockade Australia kicked off the rally by attempting to stop flowing traffic by dragging rubbish bins, construction barriers and building material into the middle of the road.

The Sydney Harbour Tunnel has now reopened but the organisation says it will hold more protests this week.

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