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Body of toddler found after snatched by alligator in Orlando Disney resort

19 June 2016 04:48:36 China Daily > World News

Searchers have found the body of a 2-year old boy who was snatched underwater by an alligator near a Disney World resort in the southeastern US city of Orlando.

Vice null Time19 June 2016 04:48:36


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Orlando buries its dead in wake of gay club massacre

18 June 2016 05:13:26 The Asian Age

(Photo: AP) FBI agents believe that Mateen, a Muslim American of Afghan origin, was radicalized by following extremist propaganda online. Miami : Orlando turned to burying its dead on Friday, with funerals for at least five of the 49 people killed in a massacre at a gay nightclub -- the deadliest mass shooting in US history. More burials were expected over the weekend as the resort city better known for theme parks like Disney World struggles to recover from the shooting by lone gunman Omar Mateen, who ran amok with a legally purchased assault rifle and pistol and was killed when police stormed the club. One of those buried Friday was Anthony Luis Laureano Disla, a 25-year-old dancer who traces his heritage to Puerto Rico, the community hardest hit by the massacre. "He was a very talented dancer who was loved and will be missed by all," his obituary at the Newcomer funeral home read. Three others buried Friday were also in their 20s, while the fifth was a 50-year-old man, according to local TV station WKOW. The process of saying goodbye began Wednesday with a wake for Javier Reyes, a 40-year-old salesman also of Puerto Rican origin. The first burial was held Thursday in Kissimmee, an Orlando suburb. Puerto Rico is grappling with the pain of loss and repatriating the bodies of some 24 islanders whose lives were cut short in the carnage early Sunday at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, which was hosting a Latin party. Officials say Mateen pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in his final hours of life inside the nightclub. But witnesses said he had frequented the gay club in the past and used gay dating apps, raising questions over the motive for the attack. While Mateen passed a psychological evaluation in 2007 as part of his application to become a security guard, his employer -- US government contractor G4S -- did not give him another one during his nine-year tenure at the firm, despite two FBI inquiries into Mateen in 2013 and 2014, NBC News reported, citing unnamed sources. CNN, also citing unnamed sources, reported that Mateen recently added his wife Noor Salman to his life insurance policy and gave her access to his bank accounts, suggesting the attacks were premeditated. Mateen had been disciplined 31 times in elementary school between 1992 and 1999 for disrespectful and sometimes violent behavior, as well as using obscene language, according to local media outlet Treasure Coast News. He was also a very poor student. Aid flows Meanwhile, aid to families kept flowing through a center set up at a sports stadium. A total of 94 families have received aid -- including such things as free plane tickets for grieving relatives to fly to Orlando -- since the center was set up Wednesday, Mayor Buddy Dyer told a news conference. Families are also being offered counseling, money for medical care and funerals, and help in getting visas for people seeking to come from abroad to claim bodies. In one case, 16 members of one family showed up seeking information about burying their loved one. In the end, the different agencies working out of the assistance center together found ways to help that family, said Amy Decker of the American Red Cross. As funeral preparations continued, the ultra-conservative Westboro Baptist Church convened a rally near a church where two wakes will be held Saturday, according to its website. The church regularly stirs controversy by picketing military and other funerals with signs saying "Thank God for dead soldiers" and "God hates fags." 'Hearts broken' The Orlando massacre has added fuel to America's partisan political wars, prompting new salvos in bitter election-year arguments over immigration, counterterrorism and guns. After meeting with victims' families in Orlando on Thursday, President Barack Obama said "our hearts are broken too" and insisted the tone of the country's hyper-partisan debate on firearms needs to change. Relatives of the victims "don't care about the politics. And neither do I," Obama said. The Republican-controlled US Congress has steadfastly refused to pass any new gun legislation, saying to do so would infringe on the constitutional rights of gun owners. In response to the shooting, Republicans have called for tougher counterterrorism measures and for the Obama administration to do more to fight the Islamic State group. Meanwhile, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump told supporters in Texas on Friday night that the tragedy could have been avoided if club-goers were armed. "If some of those wonderful people had guns strapped right here, right to their waist or right to their ankle and this son of a bitch comes out and starts shooting and one of the people in the room happened to have it and goes 'Boom, boom' you know what, that would have been a beautiful, beautiful sight, folks," the bombastic New York businessman said to raucous cheers. FBI agents believe that Mateen, a Muslim American of Afghan origin, was radicalized by following extremist propaganda online.

Vice All News Time18 June 2016 05:13:26


Orlando: US toddler's body found after gator attack at Disney resort

16 June 2016 12:30:50 wort.lu

A US family's desperate search for their toddler son, who was snatched by an alligator off the shore of a lake at a Disney resort, ended Wednesday when divers found the two-year-old's body in murky water

Vice All News Time16 June 2016 12:30:50


Body of toddler snatched by alligator found in Orlando Disney resort

16 June 2016 06:57:24 WN.com - World News

Orlando, June 16: Searchers have found the body of a 2-year-old boy who was snatched underwater by an alligator near a Disney World resort in the US city of Orlando, said local police sheriff on Wednesday.According to the sheriff, the remains ......

Vice All News Time16 June 2016 06:57:24


Disney alligator attack: ‘No question’ boy dragged by gator is dead, says Sheriff

16 June 2016 04:57:16 WN.com - World News

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Officers search for the body of a young boy after the boy was snatched off the shore and dragged underwater by an alligator. (Source: Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP) There is “no question” that a 2-year-old boy who was dragged by an alligator into a lagoon at Walt Disney...

Vice All News Time16 June 2016 04:57:16


Toddler’s Body Found After Alligator Attack At Walt Disney World: Lane Graves Dead

16 June 2016 02:57:23 WN.com - World News

The body of a two-year-old boy has been found less then a day after he was snatched off the shores of Walt Disney World, in Orlando, Florida. The toddler has been identified as Lane Graves of Elkhorn, Nebraska, and was playing in the shallows of a resort lagoon, Seven Seas Lagoon, when the alligator attack happened at around 9:00 pm Tuesday, according to 9News. Photo of Lane Graves, toddler drowned by alligator at Walt Disney World. Courtesy: Kathy Rae Photography #WFTV pic.twitter.com/dR019XRIAq — Kimberly Eiten (@KEitenWFTV) June 15, 2016 The small boy was dragged underwater despite his father’s, Matt Graves, desperate attempt to save him. Mr Graves fought the alligator, and...

Vice All News Time16 June 2016 02:57:23


US toddler dead after gator attack at Disney resort

15 June 2016 23:27:15 WN.com - World News

Orlando, June 15, 2016 (AFP) - One US family's Disney vacation has turned to tragedy -- the body of a two-year-old boy snatched by an alligator at the shore of a resort lake and dragged underwater has been recovered, authorities said Wednesday. The nightmare at the Disney World complex is the latest horror to hit the central Florida vacation town already reeling from Sunday's massacre at a gay nightclub in which 49 people were killed -- the deadliest mass shooting in American history. Walt Disney World said it has shut down all of its Florida resort beaches and marinas out of precaution after the incident -- the first such death in its 45-year history. The boy's father tried frantically to...

Vice All News Time15 June 2016 23:27:15


US toddler believed dead after gator attack at Disney resort

15 June 2016 22:26:49 WN.com - World News

Orlando, June 15, 2016 (AFP) - One US family's Disney vacation has turned to tragedy -- a two-year-old boy snatched by an alligator at the shore of a resort lake and dragged underwater is believed dead, authorities said Wednesday. The nightmare at the Disney World complex is the latest horror to hit the central Florida vacation town already reeling from Sunday's massacre at a gay nightclub in which 49 people were killed -- the deadliest mass shooting in American history. Walt Disney World said it has shut down all of its Florida resort beaches and marinas out of precaution after the incident -- the first such death in its 45-year history. The boy's father tried frantically to save him after...

Vice All News Time15 June 2016 22:26:49


'No question' toddler dead after gator attack at Disney resort: sheriff

15 June 2016 19:56:44 WN.com - World News

Orlando, June 15, 2016 (AFP) - An American family's Disney vacation turned into a nightmare when an alligator snatched their two-year-old boy at the shore of a resort lake, with police saying Wednesday the toddler is now believed to be dead. The tragedy at the Disney complex is the latest horror to hit the central Florida vacation town already reeling from Sunday's massacre at a gay nightclub in which 49 people were killed -- the deadliest mass shooting in American history. Walt Disney World said it has shut down all of its Florida resort beaches and marinas out of precaution after the incident -- the first such death in its 45-year history. "We are dealing with this family now, who, there...

Vice All News Time15 June 2016 19:56:44


Orlando alligator: Missing boy is dead - Florida police

15 June 2016 19:26:48 WN.com - World News

There is "no question" that a boy seized by an alligator near the Orlando Disney resort is dead, Florida police say. ......

Vice All News Time15 June 2016 19:26:48