Spike in Fatal House Fires in Estonia Linked to Indoor Smoking and Alcohol

Tallinn, Estonia – The high number of fire-related deaths in the first two months of the year in Estonia has raised concerns among officials, with many attributing the tragedies to indoor smoking and alcohol consumption. According to Janika Usin, head of the prevention department at the Rescue Board, a clear pattern emerges in these incidents, with victims typically being older individuals who may have disabilities, live alone, and lack smoke detectors in their homes. Usin …

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Dispute Over Alcohol Payment Escalates into Violent Attack on Liquor Store Staff in Gurugram

Gurugram, India – A dispute over attempting to take alcohol without payment led to a violent attack on a local liquor store’s staff by a group of over 30 individuals on the night of Feb. 15 in Gurugram, India. The brazen attack, documented by surveillance cameras within the establishment, unfolded when six individuals initially entered the shop under the pretext of purchasing alcohol. However, their seemingly routine transaction took a turn when, after procuring five …

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Quebec Coroner Urges Judges to Consider Alcohol Withdrawal in Sentencing: Report

INUKJUAK, Quebec – A Quebec coroner has recommended that judges take alcohol withdrawal into account when sentencing offenders not to consume alcohol. This comes after a 31-year-old man from Inukjuak in Nunavik died from complications associated with acute alcohol withdrawal. The man had been living with a serious alcohol condition at the time of his sentencing, as reported in a coroner’s report in December. The man, who had pleaded guilty to criminal offenses, was sentenced …

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Paramedic involved in drunken ambulance crash

DETROIT, MI – A Detroit Fire Department (DFD) paramedic was suspended from duty last Friday following an incident involving an ambulance crash while he was reportedly under the influence of alcohol. The paramedic, whose identity has not been disclosed, was transporting a patient at the time of the incident. The paramedic was navigating through the city of Hamtramck, situated approximately five miles north of downtown Detroit, just after midnight. During the journey, he side-swiped three …

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