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B. 01-18 47 dead as storm batters Europe London
C. 02-01 Warming 'very likely' human-made Paris
3. 02-04 Floods: 340,000 homeless Jakarta
E. 04-19 'Ghost yacht' found Queensland
F. 05-05 Jet with 100 aboard crashes Lolodorf, Cameroon
07-17 About 200 dead from plane crash Sao Paulo
7. 07-23 UK fights worst floods in 60 years England
I. 08-01 Bridge collapses into Mississippi Minneapolis, Minnesota
9. 08-03 Millions flee 'worst ever' floods India

Summary.     Click for More > Famed flier Fossett missing Flood misery hits arc of Africa 87 killed in plane crash Millions flee as typhoon rips into China 500,000 flee wildfires   Relentless fires roared for a third day, sending residents fleeing with family members, pets and whatever prize possessions they could fit in... Floods strand 300,000; more rain ahead Five ships sink in storms; 23 missing Thousands homeless after quake Cyclone death toll surpasses 3,000 Sinking ship 'struck iceberg'
47 dead as storm batters Europe Warming 'very likely' human-made Floods: 340,000 homeless 'Ghost yacht' found Jet with 100 aboard crashes About 200 dead from plane crash   TAM Airlines Airbus 320 skidded across a road and crashed into a building, carrying 176 people crashed while attempting to land in heavy rai... UK fights worst floods in 60 years Bridge collapses into Mississippi   A freeway bridge over the river has collapsed during the evening rush hour, sending cars into the water Millions flee 'worst ever' floods 337 killed in earthquake   All but one of the deaths were in the coastal province of Ica, about 165 miles south of Lima 63 died from forest fires Map of Peloponnese Greece
Jan.6  Rio de Janeiro  Mudslide toll reaches 31
Jan.13  Sao Paulo  Rescue mission in collapse
Jan.18   London
Feb.1   Paris
Feb.4   Jakarta
Mar.6  Sumatra  Quake kills at least 70
Mar.7  Indonesia  Scores escape flaming plane wreck
Mar.19  Siberia  Mine explosion kills more than 100
 Russia  63 elderly die in home fire
Apr.1  Solomon Islands  13 dead from tsunami
Apr.5  Greece  1,200 rescued from cruise ship
Apr.19   Queensland
May.3  Thailand  Deal struck at UN climate talks
May.5   Cameroon
May.20  London  Fire rips through Cutty Sark
Jun.7  Germany  G8 leaders 'agree climate deal'
 Oman  Cyclone pounds Mideast oil region
Jun.24  Karachi  Storms in Karachi kill 228 people
Jun.29  Pakistan  800,000 hit by South Asia floods
Jul.16  Northern Japan  Nuke plant leaked after earthquake
Jul.17   Sao Paulo
Jul.22  Alps  Bus crash kills 26 Polish pilgrims
Jul.23   England
Aug.1   Minnesota
Aug.3   India
 England  Farm infected with foot-and-mouth
Aug.7  India  Millions face flood disease threat
Aug.13  China  14 dead in bridge collapse
 North Korea  'Hundreds dead' in floods
Aug.16   Peru
Aug.17  China  Scores trapped in coal mine
Aug.21  Yucatan  Dean slams into Yucatan, loses steam
Aug.22  Northern Iraq  Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers
Aug.25   Greece
  The emergency workers continue to find the bodies of people burned to death by forest fires that are raging in the south of the country.    Karamanlis: Fires may have been deliberately set ahead of national elections. The newspapers are calling the southern Pelopo...
Aug.26  Greece  Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle
Sep.4   Nevada
Sep.6  Nicaragua  Hurricane Felix death toll nears 100
Sep.13  Sulawesi  4th earthquake strikes Indonesia
Sep.15   West Africa
Sep.16   Southern Thailand
Sep.18   Shanghai
Sep.30  Yemen  'Catastrophic' volcano eruption off Yemen
Oct.3  South Africa  3,200 workers trapped in gold mine
Oct.7  Southern China  1.4 million flee deadly storm
Oct.23   Southern California
Oct.29  Dominican Republic  11 dead from Tropical Storm Noel
Nov.2   Mexico
Nov.11   Russia
Nov.14   Chile
Nov.15  Bangladesh  Cyclone hits: More than 200 dead
Nov.17  UN  U.N. delivers chilling conclusion on climate
Nov.18  Donbass  63 killed after coal mine blast
  Bangladesh
Nov.20  UN  HIV estimates reduced to 33m
Nov.23   Antarctica
Nov.29  Turkey  Jetliner with 56 people on board crashed
Dec.7  South Korea  Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea



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May 2007
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June 2007
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July 2007
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August 2007
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'Hundreds dead' in floods
Scores trapped in coal mine
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Mudslide toll reaches 31 Rescue mission in collapse   Rescue crews are searching for several people feared missing after a hole being dug for a subway station collapsed 47 dead as storm batters Europe


January 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jan.6   Rio de Janeiro
Jan.8  Indonesia  Ferry survivors found after 9 days on raft
Jan.9  Sunni Triangle  Plane crash kills 30 Turkish workers
Jan.12  Japan  Fears over tsunami ease
Jan.13   Sao Paulo
Jan.18   London  
  Gale force winds and heavy downpours hammered northern Europe, disrupting travel for tens of thousands.    The storms are ripping off part of the roof at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, toppli...
Jan.24  Ecuador  Defense minister dies in helicopter collision

February 2007 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   Paris   Warming 'very likely' human-made
  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Climatic changes seen around the world are very likely to have a human cause.    Eiffel Tower darkened to call attention to climate change. The report slight...
Feb.3  England  Bird flu virus is Asian strain  Indonesia  Floods leave 200,000 homeless Feb.4   Jakarta   Floods: 340,000 homeless
  Boats ferried supplies to desperate residents of flood-stricken Jakarta as rivers burst their banks.    The rivers burst their banks following a rain. 20 peop...
Feb.6  Jakarta  Floods recede in soaked Jakarta Feb.25  Jakarta  Ferry suddenly sinks

March 2007 ... more > Top ^
Mar.6   Sumatra   Quake kills at least 70   A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake is injuring hundreds more as buildings collapsed. The quake followed by strong aftershocks Mar.7   Indonesia   Scores escape flaming plane wreck   An passenger jet crash landed and burst into flames killing 23 people trapped inside. A further 117 people escaped Mar.17  Volga Region  Seven dead in plane crash Mar.19   Siberia   Mine explosion kills more than 100   88 miners had been rescued after the blast at the Ulyanovskaya mine is in the city of Novokuznetsk in the Kemerovo region   Russia   63 elderly die in home fire   The fire swept through an old people's home in the village of Kamychevatskaya, in the Kuban region Mar.23  Mozambique  Arms depot blast kills 93 Mar.24  Japan  Earthquakes rock Pacific nations

April 2007 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1   Solomon Islands   13 dead from tsunami   2 earthquakes and a tsunami hit the western part of the island-chain nation. 10 to 20 people were missing Apr.2  Solomon Islands  Thousands homeless from tsunami Apr.3  Solomon Islands  Officials: Not enough aid arriving Apr.5   Greece 1,200 rescued from cruise ship  A ship carrying 1,200 passengers and a crew of 400 was being evacuated off the island of Santorini after issuing a distress signal Apr.19   Queensland   'Ghost yacht' found
  Emergency services have launched a search for the 3-man crew of a yacht found drifting off the North Queensland coast


May 2007 ... more > Top ^
May.3   Thailand Deal struck at UN climate talks May.5   Cameroon   Jet with 100 aboard crashes Map of Lolodorf Cameroon
  Kenya Airways flight crashed in southern Cameroon. The plane lost contact with airport controllers soon after taking off.    The plane took off from Cameroon's commer...
May.20   London Fire rips through Cutty Sark

June 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jun.2  Southern China  Two dead from quake Jun.7   Germany G8 leaders 'agree climate deal'  German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Leaders of the G8 nations have agreed to a compromise deal on tackling climate change   Oman Cyclone pounds Mideast oil region
Jun.11  Bangladesh  Mudslides kill at least 71 Jun.24   Karachi Storms in Karachi kill 228 people Jun.26  Karachi  Thousands flee cyclone Jun.29   Pakistan 800,000 hit by South Asia floods

July 2007 ... more > Top ^
Jul.15  Northern Japan  Two dead from quake Jul.16   Northern Japan   Nuke plant leaked after earthquake   A strong earthquake is setting off a fire at the world's most powerful nuclear power plant and causing a reactor to spill radioactive water into... Jul.17   Sao Paulo   About 200 dead from plane crash
  TAM Airlines Airbus 320 skidded across a road and crashed into a building, carrying 176 people crashed while attempting to land in heavy rain
 Heavy black smoke poured into the air and bright orange flames lit the night sky. Some on the ground were dead at the scene.
Jul.20  Sao Paulo  Jet reverse thruster 'off' Jul.22   Alps Bus crash kills 26 Polish pilgrims
Jul.23   England   UK fights worst floods in 60 years
  150,000 homes were without drinking water after the floodwaters swamped large areas of western England. 50,000 homes are without electricity
Jul.24  Hungary  Deadly heat wave grips Europe Jul.29  Iraq  Third of Iraqis 'need urgent aid'

August 2007 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Minnesota Bridge collapses into Mississippi
Map of Minneapolis Minnesota
  A freeway bridge over the river has collapsed during the evening rush hour, sending cars into the water
 An entire span of the 4-lane I-35W bridge in Minneapolis fell into the river at 1805
 USA  Chinese-made toys recalled in US Aug.2  Minnesota  Up to 50 vehicles trapped in wreckage Aug.3   India   Millions flee 'worst ever' floods
  United Nations: the worst flooding in living memory. More than 1,000 people have been killed or injured by waters.    the floods affected India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. 20 million people are known to have ...
 Sierra Leone  Boat capsizes, 50 drowned, 100 missing   England Farm infected with foot-and-mouth   60 animals on the farm at a farm in Surrey have been found to be infected with foot-and-mouth disease Aug.7   India Millions face flood disease threat
Aug.8  New York  Storms lead to chaos Aug.10  India  Monsoon death toll reaches 2,000 Aug.13   China 14 dead in bridge collapse   North Korea 'Hundreds dead' in floods Aug.15  Peru  Deadly earthquake strikes Aug.16   Peru   337 killed in earthquake
Map of Ica Peru
  All but one of the deaths were in the coastal province of Ica, about 165 miles south of Lima
 The earthquake struck at 18.4 and lasted for several minutes. In Lima, buildings shook violently, prompting residents to take to the streets
Aug.17  Peru  Dead scattered in streets   China Scores trapped in coal mine Aug.18  Peru  Looting disrupts quake rescue bid  Peru  More troops for quake zone  Haiti  Hurricane churns up the Caribbean Aug.19  Jamaica  Jamaicans start to feel hurricane Aug.20  Yucatan  Hurricane Dean grows into Category 5 Aug.21   Yucatan   Dean slams into Yucatan, loses steam   The hurricane is knocking down trees and flooding streets but not inflicting catastrophic damage Aug.22   Northern Iraq Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers Aug.23  Brazil  At least 20 prisoners die in prison fire Aug.24  Greece  Fires kill 27 in southern Greece Aug.25   Greece   63 died from forest fires Map of Peloponnese Greece
  The emergency workers continue to find the bodies of people burned to death by forest fires that are raging in the south of the country
 Karamanlis: Fires may have been deliberately set ahead of national elections. The newspapers are calling the southern Peloponnese region a 'crematorium'. The worst fires are concentrated along an 50 mile stretch on the west coast of the Peloponnese
Aug.26   Greece Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle Aug.30  Rio de Janeiro  Eight dead after train crash

September 2007 ... more > Top ^
Sep.4  Nicaragua  Category 5 Felix makes landfall   Nevada   Famed flier Fossett missing
  There were no signs of missing aviation adventurer Steve Fossett
Sep.6   Nicaragua   Hurricane Felix death toll nears 100   Rescuers searched for survivors. The bodies of 25 fishermen were found along Miskito Coast, believed to be from a group of 109 Miskito India... Sep.12  Sumatra  Powerful quake strikes Sep.13   Sulawesi   4th earthquake strikes Indonesia  An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck northeast of Sulawesi Sep.14  Sumatra  5th strong quake hits Indonesia in 3 days Sep.15   West Africa   Flood misery hits arc of Africa
  An estimated one million people across Africa have been hit by rains which have destroyed crops, burst dams and left dozens dead
Sep.16   Southern Thailand   87 killed in plane crash Map of Phuket Thailand
  A passenger jet crashed at the Phuket Airport in southern Thailand shortly after landing, killing 87 of the 130 people on board.    The aircraft crashed shortly after landing in heavy winds and strong rains. Many of the 43 survivors escap...
Sep.18   Shanghai     Millions flee as typhoon rips into China
  Wipha slammed into the coast south of Shanghai as authorities moved 2 million people following forecasts.    Huge waves hitting the shore as soldiers worked in pour...
 Peru  Scores ill in 'meteor crash' Sep.30   Yemen 'Catastrophic' volcano eruption off Yemen


October 2007 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3   South Africa   3,200 workers trapped in gold mine   Power has been restored to a gold mine, and some of the more than 3,200 miners inside are beginning to return to the surface Oct.4  Congo  Plane crash kills 30  South Africa  All gold miners freed from mine Oct.6  Cuba  Bus in deadly collision with train Oct.7   Southern China 1.4 million flee deadly storm
Oct.23   Southern California   500,000 flee wildfires
  Relentless fires roared for a third day, sending residents fleeing with family members, pets and whatever prize possessions they could fit in their vehicles
 The blazes have left 2 people dead and destroyed 1,200 homes and businesses. Fierce winds are fanning 16 fires that have razed land from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border
Oct.24  Washington  Bush declares major fire disaster Oct.29   Dominican Republic   11 dead from Tropical Storm Noel  Cuba issued a tropical storm warning for the Camaguey, Las Tunas and Ciego de Avila provinces as the storm approached the island

November 2007 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1  Mexico  Race to save flood victims Nov.2   Mexico Floods strand 300,000; more rain ahead Map of Tabasco Mexico
  Rescuers in boats and helicopters worked to evacuate people stranded by a flood, one of the worst natural disasters' to hit Mexico.    More than one million people are affected. Most of the state is under water. Tabasco Governor Andres Granier has urged anyone who owns a boat to help the rescue operat...
Nov.3  Chiapas  Mexico flood toll rises to eight Nov.8  Dubai  Bridge collapses in Dubai marina Nov.11  Russia  Russian oil tanker breaks in two   Russia   Five ships sink in storms; 23 missing Map of Kerch Strait Russia
  At least 2 sailors died and 23 were missing when 5 ships sank in storms in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea.    The strong winds and high surf caused the Volgoneft-139 to split, spilling up 560,000 (1,000 tons) gallons of fuel oil. Th...
Nov.14   Chile   Thousands homeless after quake Map of Tocopilla Chile
  Thousands may have to sleep in the streets after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake rattled the north part of the country, killing at least 2 people.    There are 1,200 houses, at lea...
Nov.15   Bangladesh Cyclone hits: More than 200 dead Nov.17   UN U.N. delivers chilling conclusion on climate Nov.18   Donbass   63 killed after coal mine blast   A methane blast has ripped through a mine in eastern Ukraine, killing more than 30 miners and leaving about 50 others missing  Bangladesh  Cyclone death toll hits 2,000   Bangladesh   Cyclone death toll surpasses 3,000
  The number of dead killed from Cyclone Sidr is expected to rise as the country continues to assess the damage.    Rescue and relief teams have reached much of remote Bangladesh devastated by a po...
Nov.20   UN HIV estimates reduced to 33m
 Saudi Arabia  Pipeline death toll at 40 Nov.23   Antarctica   Sinking ship 'struck iceberg'
  More than 150 passengers and crew aboard Norwegian cruise ship MS Nord Norge have been rescued to safety
Nov.29   Turkey   Jetliner with 56 people on board crashed   All have died. The Atlasjet Airlines' MacDonnell Douglas 83 crashed in southern Turkey as the pilot was preparing to land in Isparta

December 2007 ... more > Top ^
Dec.7   South Korea Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea Dec.8  Bali  China leads cuts protests Dec.18  Pakistan  Train crash 'kills many' Dec.20  New Zealand  New Zealand rocked by huge quake Dec.25  San Francisco Bay Area  Tiger escapes and killed visitor  Nepal  Bridge-collapse rescuers battle darkness Dec.26  Indonesia  Deadly landslide hits dinner party


63 elderly die in home fire   The fire swept through an old people's home in the village of Kamychevatskaya, in the Kuban region Fire rips through Cutty Sark 63 died from forest fires Map of Peloponnese Greece




World, Disasters, 2007 Fire Timeline ... See World Fire timeline Top ^
2007
Mar.19   Russia
May.20   London
Aug.23  Brazil  At least 20 prisoners die in prison fire
Aug.24  Greece  Fires kill 27 in southern Greece
Aug.25   Greece
  The emergency workers continue to find the bodies of people burned to death by forest fires that are raging in the south of the country
 Karamanlis: Fires may have been deliberately set ahead of national elections. The newspapers are calling the southern Peloponnese region a 'crematorium'. The worst fires are concentrated along an 50 mile stretch on the west coast of the Peloponnese
Aug.26   Greece Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle Oct.23   Southern California 500,000 flee wildfires
  Relentless fires roared for a third day, sending residents fleeing with family members, pets and whatever prize possessions they could fit in their vehicles
 The blazes have left 2 people dead and destroyed 1,200 homes and businesses. Fierce winds are fanning 16 fires that have razed land from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border
Oct.24  Washington  Bush declares major fire disaster Nov.20  Saudi Arabia  Pipeline death toll at 40



World, Disasters, 2007 Aid Timeline ... See World Aid timeline Top ^
2007 Apr.3  Solomon Islands  Officials: Not enough aid arriving Jul.29  Iraq  Third of Iraqis 'need urgent aid' Aug.22   Northern Iraq Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers




World, Disasters, 2007 Earthquake Timeline ... See World Earthquake timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.12  Japan  Fears over tsunami ease Mar.6   Sumatra Quake kills at least 70   A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake is injuring hundreds more as buildings collapsed. The quake followed by strong aftershocks Mar.23  Mozambique  Arms depot blast kills 93 Mar.24  Japan  Earthquakes rock Pacific nations Apr.1   Solomon Islands 13 dead from tsunami   2 earthquakes and a tsunami hit the western part of the island-chain nation. 10 to 20 people were missing Jun.2  Southern China  Two dead from quake Jul.15  Northern Japan  Two dead from quake Jul.16   Northern Japan Nuke plant leaked after earthquake   A strong earthquake is setting off a fire at the world's most powerful nuclear power plant and causing a reactor to spill radioactive water into... Aug.15  Peru  Deadly earthquake strikes Aug.16   Peru 337 killed in earthquake
Map of Ica Peru
  All but one of the deaths were in the coastal province of Ica, about 165 miles south of Lima
 The earthquake struck at 18.4 and lasted for several minutes. In Lima, buildings shook violently, prompting residents to take to the streets
Aug.17  Peru  Dead scattered in streets Aug.18  Peru  More troops for quake zone Sep.12  Sumatra  Powerful quake strikes Sep.13   Sulawesi 4th earthquake strikes Indonesia  An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck northeast of Sulawesi Sep.14  Sumatra  5th strong quake hits Indonesia in 3 days Nov.14   Chile Thousands homeless after quake Map of Tocopilla Chile
  Thousands may have to sleep in the streets after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake rattled the north part of the country, killing at least 2 people.    There are 1,200 houses, at lea...
Dec.20  New Zealand  New Zealand rocked by huge quake



World, Disasters, 2007 Highway Disaster Timeline ... See World Highway Disaster timeline Top ^
2007 Jul.22   Alps Bus crash kills 26 Polish pilgrims




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2007 Feb.3  England  Bird flu virus is Asian strain Aug.7   India Millions face flood disease threat
Aug.18  Peru  More troops for quake zone Sep.18  Peru  Scores ill in 'meteor crash'



World, Disasters, 2007 Sea Disaster Timeline ... See World Sea Disaster timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.8  Indonesia  Ferry survivors found after 9 days on raft Feb.25  Jakarta  Ferry suddenly sinks Apr.5   Greece 1,200 rescued from cruise ship  A ship carrying 1,200 passengers and a crew of 400 was being evacuated off the island of Santorini after issuing a distress signal Apr.19   Queensland 'Ghost yacht' found
  Emergency services have launched a search for the 3-man crew of a yacht found drifting off the North Queensland coast
Aug.3  Sierra Leone  Boat capsizes, 50 drowned, 100 missing Nov.11  Russia  Russian oil tanker breaks in two Nov.11   Russia Five ships sink in storms; 23 missing
Map of Kerch Strait Russia
  At least 2 sailors died and 23 were missing when 5 ships sank in storms in the Black Sea and the Azov Sea.    The strong winds and high surf caused the Volgoneft-139 to split, spilling up 560,000 (1,000 tons) gallons of fuel oil. Th...
Nov.23   Antarctica Sinking ship 'struck iceberg'
  More than 150 passengers and crew aboard Norwegian cruise ship MS Nord Norge have been rescued to safety




World, Disasters, 2007 Religion Timeline ... See World Religion timeline Top ^
2007 Jul.22   Alps Bus crash kills 26 Polish pilgrims




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2007 Sep.30   Yemen 'Catastrophic' volcano eruption off Yemen




World, Disasters, 2007 Mine Accident Timeline ... See World Mine Accident timeline Top ^
2007 Mar.19   Siberia Mine explosion kills more than 100   88 miners had been rescued after the blast at the Ulyanovskaya mine is in the city of Novokuznetsk in the Kemerovo region Aug.17   China Scores trapped in coal mine
Oct.3   South Africa 3,200 workers trapped in gold mine   Power has been restored to a gold mine, and some of the more than 3,200 miners inside are beginning to return to the surface Nov.18   Donbass 63 killed after coal mine blast   A methane blast has ripped through a mine in eastern Ukraine, killing more than 30 miners and leaving about 50 others missing



World, Disasters, 2007 Weather Related Timeline ... See World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.18   London 47 dead as storm batters Europe
  Gale force winds and heavy downpours hammered northern Europe, disrupting travel for tens of thousands.    The storms are ripping off part of the roof at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, toppli...
Jun.7   Oman Cyclone pounds Mideast oil region
Jun.24   Karachi Storms in Karachi kill 228 people Jun.26  Karachi  Thousands flee cyclone Jul.24  Hungary  Deadly heat wave grips Europe Aug.8  New York  Storms lead to chaos Aug.10  India  Monsoon death toll reaches 2,000 Aug.18  Haiti  Hurricane churns up the Caribbean Aug.19  Jamaica  Jamaicans start to feel hurricane Aug.20  Yucatan  Hurricane Dean grows into Category 5 Aug.21   Yucatan Dean slams into Yucatan, loses steam   The hurricane is knocking down trees and flooding streets but not inflicting catastrophic damage Sep.4  Nicaragua  Category 5 Felix makes landfall Sep.6   Nicaragua Hurricane Felix death toll nears 100   Rescuers searched for survivors. The bodies of 25 fishermen were found along Miskito Coast, believed to be from a group of 109 Miskito India... Sep.18   Shanghai   Millions flee as typhoon rips into China
  Wipha slammed into the coast south of Shanghai as authorities moved 2 million people following forecasts.    Huge waves hitting the shore as soldiers worked in pour...
Oct.7   Southern China 1.4 million flee deadly storm
Oct.29   Dominican Republic 11 dead from Tropical Storm Noel  Cuba issued a tropical storm warning for the Camaguey, Las Tunas and Ciego de Avila provinces as the storm approached the island Nov.15   Bangladesh Cyclone hits: More than 200 dead Nov.17   UN U.N. delivers chilling conclusion on climate Nov.18  Bangladesh  Cyclone death toll hits 2,000 Nov.18   Bangladesh Cyclone death toll surpasses 3,000
  The number of dead killed from Cyclone Sidr is expected to rise as the country continues to assess the damage.    Rescue and relief teams have reached much of remote Bangladesh devastated by a po...




World, Disasters, 2007 AIDS Timeline ... See World AIDS timeline Top ^
2007 Nov.20   UN HIV estimates reduced to 33m



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2007 Jan.6   Rio de Janeiro Mudslide toll reaches 31
Jan.13   Sao Paulo Rescue mission in collapse   Rescue crews are searching for several people feared missing after a hole being dug for a subway station collapsed Jun.11  Bangladesh  Mudslides kill at least 71 Aug.18  Peru  Looting disrupts quake rescue bid Dec.26  Indonesia  Deadly landslide hits dinner party



World, Disasters, 2007 Flood Timeline ... See World Flood timeline Top ^
2007 Feb.3  Indonesia  Floods leave 200,000 homeless Feb.4   Jakarta Floods: 340,000 homeless
  Boats ferried supplies to desperate residents of flood-stricken Jakarta as rivers burst their banks.    The rivers burst their banks following a rain. 20 peop...
Feb.6  Jakarta  Floods recede in soaked Jakarta Jun.29   Pakistan 800,000 hit by South Asia floods Jul.23   England UK fights worst floods in 60 years
  150,000 homes were without drinking water after the floodwaters swamped large areas of western England. 50,000 homes are without electricity
Aug.3   India Millions flee 'worst ever' floods
  United Nations: the worst flooding in living memory. More than 1,000 people have been killed or injured by waters.    the floods affected India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. 20 million people are known to have ...
Aug.13   North Korea 'Hundreds dead' in floods Sep.15   West Africa Flood misery hits arc of Africa
  An estimated one million people across Africa have been hit by rains which have destroyed crops, burst dams and left dozens dead
Nov.2   Mexico Floods strand 300,000; more rain ahead Map of Tabasco Mexico
  Rescuers in boats and helicopters worked to evacuate people stranded by a flood, one of the worst natural disasters' to hit Mexico.    More than one million people are affected. Most of the state is under water. Tabasco Governor Andres Granier has urged anyone who owns a boat to help the rescue operat...
Nov.3  Chiapas  Mexico flood toll rises to eight



World, Disasters, 2007 Agreement Timeline ... See World Agreement timeline Top ^
2007 May.3   Thailand Deal struck at UN climate talks
Jun.7   Germany G8 leaders 'agree climate deal'  German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Leaders of the G8 nations have agreed to a compromise deal on tackling climate change Dec.25  San Francisco Bay Area  Tiger escapes and killed visitor



World, Disasters, 2007 Aviation Disasters Timeline ... See World Aviation Disasters timeline Top ^
2007 Jan.9  Sunni Triangle  Plane crash kills 30 Turkish workers Jan.24  Ecuador  Defense minister dies in helicopter collision Mar.7   Indonesia Scores escape flaming plane wreck   An passenger jet crash landed and burst into flames killing 23 people trapped inside. A further 117 people escaped Mar.17  Volga Region  Seven dead in plane crash May.5   Cameroon Jet with 100 aboard crashes
Map of Lolodorf Cameroon
  Kenya Airways flight crashed in southern Cameroon. The plane lost contact with airport controllers soon after taking off.    The plane took off from Cameroon's commer...
Jul.17   Sao Paulo About 200 dead from plane crash
  TAM Airlines Airbus 320 skidded across a road and crashed into a building, carrying 176 people crashed while attempting to land in heavy rain
 Heavy black smoke poured into the air and bright orange flames lit the night sky. Some on the ground were dead at the scene.
Jul.20  Sao Paulo  Jet reverse thruster 'off' Aug.22   Northern Iraq Helicopter crash kills 14 U.S. soldiers
Sep.4   Nevada Famed flier Fossett missing
  There were no signs of missing aviation adventurer Steve Fossett
Sep.16   Southern Thailand 87 killed in plane crash
Map of Phuket Thailand
  A passenger jet crashed at the Phuket Airport in southern Thailand shortly after landing, killing 87 of the 130 people on board.    The aircraft crashed shortly after landing in heavy winds and strong rains. Many of the 43 survivors escap...
Oct.4  Congo  Plane crash kills 30 Nov.29   Turkey Jetliner with 56 people on board crashed   All have died. The Atlasjet Airlines' MacDonnell Douglas 83 crashed in southern Turkey as the pilot was preparing to land in Isparta



World, Disasters, 2007 Tourism Timeline ... See World Tourism timeline Top ^
2007 Apr.5   Greece 1,200 rescued from cruise ship  A ship carrying 1,200 passengers and a crew of 400 was being evacuated off the island of Santorini after issuing a distress signal



World, Disasters, 2007 Environmental Timeline ... See World Environmental timeline Top ^
2007 Feb.1   Paris Warming 'very likely' human-made
  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Climatic changes seen around the world are very likely to have a human cause.    Eiffel Tower darkened to call attention to climate change. The report slight...
May.3   Thailand Deal struck at UN climate talks
Jun.7   Germany G8 leaders 'agree climate deal'  German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Leaders of the G8 nations have agreed to a compromise deal on tackling climate change Aug.1  USA  Chinese-made toys recalled in US Dec.7   South Korea Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea Dec.8  Bali  China leads cuts protests



World, Disasters, 2007 Structure Collapse Timeline ... See World Structure Collapse timeline Top ^
2007 Aug.1   Minnesota Bridge collapses into Mississippi
Map of Minneapolis Minnesota
  A freeway bridge over the river has collapsed during the evening rush hour, sending cars into the water
 An entire span of the 4-lane I-35W bridge in Minneapolis fell into the river at 1805
Aug.2  Minnesota  Up to 50 vehicles trapped in wreckage Aug.13   China 14 dead in bridge collapse Nov.8  Dubai  Bridge collapses in Dubai marina Dec.25  Nepal  Bridge-collapse rescuers battle darkness



World, Disasters, 2007 Railroad Disasters Timeline ... See World Railroad Disasters timeline Top ^
2007 Aug.30  Rio de Janeiro  Eight dead after train crash Oct.6  Cuba  Bus in deadly collision with train Dec.8  Bali  China leads cuts protests Dec.18  Pakistan  Train crash 'kills many'



World, Disasters, 2007 Prison Timeline ... See World Prison timeline Top ^
2007 Aug.23  Brazil  At least 20 prisoners die in prison fire



World, Disasters, 2007 Rescue Timeline ... See World Rescue timeline Top ^
2007 Apr.2  Solomon Islands  Thousands homeless from tsunami Apr.3  Solomon Islands  Officials: Not enough aid arriving Aug.1  USA  Chinese-made toys recalled in US Aug.18  Peru  Looting disrupts quake rescue bid Oct.4  South Africa  All gold miners freed from mine Nov.1  Mexico  Race to save flood victims



World, Disasters, 2007 Foot and Mouth Timeline ... See World Foot and Mouth timeline Top ^
2007 Aug.3   England Farm infected with foot-and-mouth   60 animals on the farm at a farm in Surrey have been found to be infected with foot-and-mouth disease



World, Disasters, 2007 Olympics Timeline ... See World Olympics timeline Top ^
2007 Aug.26   Greece Fires inch closer to Olympic cradle




World, Disasters, 2007 Explosion Timeline ... See World Explosion timeline Top ^
2007 Mar.23  Mozambique  Arms depot blast kills 93 Jun.7   Oman Cyclone pounds Mideast oil region
Dec.7   South Korea Tons of oil spill into Yellow Sea