Nuclear Power Plant Disaster In Canada

A fuel core meltdown occurred at 3:07 p.m. on Friday, December 12th, 1952 at the Chalk River Experimental NRX Reactor Facility near Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Continue reading

First Sports Arena Disaster on Record

During the reign of Emperor Antonius Pius (138-161 CE), Roman records claim that in 150 CE, the Circus Maximus collapsed during a gladiatorial event, killing some 1,162. Continue reading

Russian Famine Caused by Communist Government

The disastrous Soviet famine of 1932-34 was a result of Josef Stalin's policy of forced farm collectivization and crop export, Continue reading

Bangladesh Cyclone Kills One Million People

A huge cyclone pounded Bangladesh, East Pakistan on November 13, 1970 Continue reading

Landslide Kills More Than 1,000 People

On September 4, 1618, a total of 2,240 villagers in Chiavenna, Italy, were buried alive by a Landslide. Continue reading

Record Storm Hits Bengal in 1737

Recorded storm kills more than 100,000 people in the province of Bengal, India on October 7, 1737. Continue reading

Avalanche of the 20th century to kill 10,000 people

On December 13, 1916, in the Italian Alps, an Avalanche buried many villages and causing an estimated 10,000 casualties. Continue reading

First passenger fatalities in a train accident

A broken axle derailed a Camden & Amboy train carrying 24 passengers, the Train wreck took place on November 8, 1833, near Heightstown, PA, USA, taking the lives of two passenger (the first recorded train accident fatalities) and injuring the rest. Continue reading

ail accident in which more than 500 people were killed

On December 12, 1917, an overloaded troop train derailed at Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, France. The Rail accident’s official death toll was 573, but there could have been as many as 1,000 soldiers deaths. Continue reading

An Explosion that caused great loss of life in peacetime

In the city of Brescia, Italy, in 1769, An Explosion occurred killing more than 3,000 people. Continue reading