All residents of an apartment complex for the elderly in Virginia that was destroyed when a U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed into it on Friday have been accounted for, with only one person still hospitalized with minor injuries, a rescue crew chief said on Saturday.
Many residents are now seeking somewhere to live after spending last night in a Red Cross shelter, officials said.
“Everyone has been accounted for” at the Mayfair Mews complex in Virginia Beach, the city’s fire Chief Tim Riley told Reuters, after crews had searched into the night for three missing residents since the midday crash. “We are not actively looking for anyone.”
Virginia Beach Police guard one of the ejection seats which landed about 100 yards from the crash site, after an F/A-18D fighter jet crashed into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach April 6, 2012. The plane was part of a training squadron at Naval Air Station Oceana for Navy and Marine aviators in Virginia Beach. [REUTERS/Thomas Slusser]
Virginia Beach Rescue Squad responds to the scene and rush the injured to a makeshift triage center on Birdneck Road, after an F/A-18D fighter jet crashed into an apartment complex in Virginia Beach April 6, 2012. The plane was part of a training squadron at Naval Air Station Oceana for Navy and Marine aviators in Virginia Beach. [REUTERS/Thomas Slusser]
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Anti-abortion “personhood” bill advances in Virginia
Virginia lawmakers took a step toward outlawing abortion on Tuesday by approving “personhood” legislation that grants individual rights to an embryo from the moment of conception.
The Republican-controlled House of Delegates voted 66-32 in favor of defining the word person under state law to include unborn children “from the moment of conception until birth at every stage of biological development.”
The measure now heads to the Senate, which is evenly split between Republicans and Democrats but with Republican Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling wielding the tie-breaking vote.
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