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Nov 18, 201310:39 AM

Cheat Sheet: November 16-17: Weekend Roundup

Tornadoes strike Illinois

Rare and violent tornadoes ripped across Illinois on Sunday, toppling trees and power lines and swamping city streets. Earlier, severe weather decimated farms in southern Illinois, killing at least five people. Farther north, a tornado flattened large swaths of Washington, killing at least one person and sending about 50 others to local hospitals. (Source)

Top Syrian rebel commander dies

Syrian rebel commander Abdul Qadir al-Saleh died on Sunday of wounds he sustained in an air strike on a rebel-held air base on Thursday. He was the leader of Liwa al-Wawhid, one of the main rebel forces in Aleppo, estimated to have between 8,000 and 10,000 fighters. (Source)

Mining accident kills two in Colorado

Two workers were killed and 20 others were injured Sunday morning in a mining accident near the southwestern Colorado town of Ouray. The Ouray County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Revenue Virginius mine around 7:20 a.m. The two miners were underground and confirmed dead Sunday afternoon. The accident was not related to a cave-in or mine collapse but rather a “powder-smoke incident,” and the release of chemicals injured the affected miners. The 20 injured people were taken to area hospitals, and all but two had been treated and released as of Sunday evening. (Source)

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