Posts Tagged ‘disaster’

Floods in southern France

At least 25 people have died in floods in southern France and there were fears the toll could rise. Most affected area is Draguignan where situation of electricity and phone connection is very bad. The flooding began on Tuesday.

Landslide in Uganda (March 2010)

Heavy rain on 1st March triggered the massive landslide in district of Bududa in eastern Uganda, resulting in death of about 100 people.

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 […]

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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