Category: Tragedies

Breaking: Popular ODS politician Jaroslav Kubera dies, aged 72; plain-speaking chain-smoker was presiding officer of Senate, Czech parliament’s upper chamber (iDNES) [Social Media Post] 0

Breaking: Popular ODS politician Jaroslav Kubera dies, aged 72; plain-speaking chain-smoker was presiding officer of Senate, Czech parliament’s upper chamber (iDNES) [Social Media Post]

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Update: Fire in Vejprty, Usti nad Labem Region, was at home for mentally and physically handicapped people, not seniors as originally reported; 8 dead, around 30 now reported injured (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 1

Update: Fire in Vejprty, Usti nad Labem Region, was at home for mentally and physically handicapped people, not seniors as originally reported; 8 dead, around 30 now reported injured (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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BREAKING: 8 people killed in fire at retirement home in Vejprty, Usti nad Labem Region; 7 others injured, 3 of them seriously (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 1

BREAKING: 8 people killed in fire at retirement home in Vejprty, Usti nad Labem Region; 7 others injured, 3 of them seriously (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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Tana Fischerova dies, aged 72, following “long illness”; actress-turned-politician was member of Czech parliament from 2002 to 2006, and ran for president in 2013 (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 0

Tana Fischerova dies, aged 72, following “long illness”; actress-turned-politician was member of Czech parliament from 2002 to 2006, and ran for president in 2013 (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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Construction of Karel Gott’s grave completed in Malvazinky cemetery, Prague 5-Smichov; singer’s widow Ivana Gottova invites fans to pay their respects (iDNES) [Social Media Post] 0

Construction of Karel Gott’s grave completed in Malvazinky cemetery, Prague 5-Smichov; singer’s widow Ivana Gottova invites fans to pay their respects (iDNES) [Social Media Post]

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BREAKING: Shooting at Fakultni nemocnice Ostrava hospital; Interior Minister Jan Hamacek reports “several victims” (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 0

BREAKING: Shooting at Fakultni nemocnice Ostrava hospital; Interior Minister Jan Hamacek reports “several victims” (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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Update 4: Bodies of missing Prague couple Marie Drasnarova & Premysl Herzan found in Svihov reservoir (also known as Zelivka), Central Bohemia, cops announce (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 0

Update 4: Bodies of missing Prague couple Marie Drasnarova & Premysl Herzan found in Svihov reservoir (also known as Zelivka), Central Bohemia, cops announce (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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Legendary people-smuggler Josef Hasil, who helped dozens escape Commie-era Czechoslovakia, dies aged 95 in Chicago; Hasil’s exploits inspired villain in 1959 film Kral Sumavy (“King of the Sumava”) but later earned 2001 heroism medal from President Havel (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 0

Legendary people-smuggler Josef Hasil, who helped dozens escape Commie-era Czechoslovakia, dies aged 95 in Chicago; Hasil’s exploits inspired villain in 1959 film Kral Sumavy (“King of the Sumava”) but later earned 2001 heroism medal from President Havel (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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Jan Strasky, Czechoslovakia’s last prime minister, dies aged 78; founding member of centre-right Civic Democratic Party (ODS) served as federal premier for six months in late 1992 (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Jan Strasky, Czechoslovakia’s last prime minister, dies aged 78; founding member of centre-right Civic Democratic Party (ODS) served as federal premier for six months in late 1992 (iDNES.cz) [Social Media Post]

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