Outstanding News in Pictures: August 18, 2011

By | November 18, 2015

A Brazilian in the 23rd year of sleeping in coffin once a week to honor his lost friend, stages collapse at Pukkelpop music festival in Belgium, funnel cloud over Wilmington, N.C. and so on are the most impressive news that happened during the last 24 hours.

It is fantastic to hear that every Friday night for 23 years, Zeli Ferreira Rosse from Brazil sleeps in the coffin to honor a friend who died in 1988. The two had promised to buy the coffin of whoever died first. Rossi’s friend bought him a coffin when he mistakenly thought Rossi had died in a 1983 car crash. After that, Rossi recovered and when his friend died in 1988 of multiple stab wounds he started sleeping in the coffin to honor his memory. Rossi shared that his weekly sleeping habit became public last month when his 14-year-old grandson wrote a story about him for his school’s newspaper.

61-year-old Zeli Ferreira Rosse and his wife reenact how Rosse sleeps in a coffin on Fridays in Minas Gerais, Brazil on Wednesday August 17


A few days after the fatal stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair which killed four Sugarland fans and injured around 40, there has been another tragedy at Pukkelpop music festival in Belgium, one of Europe’s largest outdoor festivals. On Thursday August 18, at least three people were killed and over 70 wounded at this accident just as the Chicago band The Smith Westerns were about to step onstage. Luckily, the band was physically unharmed, although all of their equipment was destroyed.

Stages collapsed Pukkelpop music festival in Belgium, killing at least three and wounding over 70

The scene of Space shuttle Atlantis‘ engines removing in Florida

Some people are mourning British soldier killed in Afghanistan

The picture of a funnel cloud in Wilmington, N.C., on Thursday August 18

Several people were killed and unknown others were injured on Thursday when gunmen attacked vehicles in southern Israel near the Egyptian border

Local residents run away from waves of a tidal bore surging past a barrier on the banks of the Qiantang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, on August 17

Children are playing on a giant shoe car on display at a mall in Jinan, Shandong Province, China

Princess Catherine Wedding Doll and Prince William Doll have been released, dressed and accessorized by British designers. The dolls will be on sale at www.arklu.com and all major toy retailers


Outstanding News in Pictures: Stages collapsed Pukkelpop music festival in Belgium


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