Archive for the ‘Disaster’ Category

Gyaneshwari Express derails

13 coaches of Mumbai-bound Gyaneshwari Express derailed while running between Khemasoli and Sardiya stations (West Bengal’s West Midnapore district) , about 135 km from Kolkata on 28th May 2010 (Friday). Five of these coaches were also hit by a speeding goods train. At least 71 passengers were killed and 200 injured. The reason for derailment […]

Gulf of Mexico oil spill (April,2010)

Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico began with a Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and fire on April 20. The explosion killed 11  workers. After burning for more than a day, Deepwater Horizon rig sank on April 22, 2010. This  Deepwater Horizon rig had been leased by BP PLC from its owner, Transocean Ltd. (the largest […]

Haiti earthquake (January, 2010)

A massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti on 12 January 2010. It was quickly followed by two strong aftershocks of 5.9 and 5.5 magnitude. The Red Cross says up to three million people have been affected. Haitian Government reported that an estimated 230,000 people had died, 300,000 had been injured and […]

AI plane crash in Mangalore

In a very unfortunate accident, an Air India plane crashed in Mangalore resulted in killing of 158 individuals. The IX 812 Dubai-Mangalore Air India flight had 160 passengers and six crew members on board. Bodies of all the 158 victims of the Air India Express plane crash near Bajpe airport in Mangalore have been recovered. […]

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