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B. 01-07 Heat and wind fan Australia fires New South Wales, Australia
01-27 Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria Santa Maria, Brazil
3. 01-31 Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25
E. 02-08 'Historic' snowstorm blankets US Massachusetts
F. 02-14 Crippled cruise ship reaches land
G. 02-15 Meteor injures hundreds in Russia Chelyabinsk, Ural
H. 02-26 Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Luxor, Egypt
8. 04-17 Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant Waco, Texas
J. 04-20 Earthquake has killed more than 150 people

Summary.     Click for More > Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado   At least 24 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise Death toll in Uttarakhand 'passes 500' 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire 'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight   Fuel train explodes in Canadian town   A train carrying petrochemicals has exploded in Lac-Megantic, forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people Jet crash-lands at San Francisco International At least 77 die as Spanish train derails in Galicia Map of Galicia Spain
Heat and wind fan Australia fires Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria   At least 230 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25 'Historic' snowstorm blankets US Crippled cruise ship reaches land Meteor injures hundreds in Russia   A meteor crashing in Russia's Ural mountains has injured at least 950 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant Earthquake has killed more than 150 people   More than 1000 dead in Dhaka collapse Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
Jan.1  Ivory Coast  Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede
Jan.5  Venezuela  Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela
Jan.7   Australia
Jan.12  Beijing  Beijing pollution at hazard level
Jan.15  Japan  Japan emergency hits Dreamliners
Jan.16  London  Helicopter crashes in London rush hour
Jan.27   Brazil
 Queensland  Flooding hits eastern Australia
Jan.31   Mexico
Feb.3  Paraguay  Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed
Feb.8   Massachusetts
Feb.14   Alabama
Feb.15   Ural
Feb.26   Egypt
Mar.1  Florida  Florida man swallowed by sinkhole
Mar.12  Shanghai  China river pig toll nears 6,000
Apr.5  Shanghai  20,000 birds slaughtered as bird flu death toll rises
 Mumbai  Mumbai building collapse toll rises
Apr.9  Southern Iran  Quake strikes Iran, near nuclear site
Apr.12  Hong Kong  Death toll climbs to 10 in bird flu crisis
Apr.13  Bali  All survive as Bali jet lands in sea
Apr.16  Southern Iran  Strong earthquake rocks Iran, Pakistan
Apr.17   Texas
Apr.20   Sichuan
Apr.24   Bangladesh
  Many more are feared trapped after an eight-storey building collapsed on the outskirts of the capital.    Firefighters and army personnel are leading the operation to rescue t...
 Bangladesh  Frantic search for Dhaka survivors
Apr.25  Moscow  Dozens die in Russia hospital fire
Apr.26  Bangladesh  Survivors found in collapsed factory
Apr.28  Bangladesh  Fire in wrecked Bangladesh building
May.2  Bangladesh  Dhaka collapse death toll passes 500
May.3  Southern California  Major wildfires spread in California
May.9  Sydney  2 cruise line passengers missing off Australian coast
 Bangladesh  Dhaka collapse toll passes 1,000
May.10  Bangladesh  Survivor pulled from Bangladesh rubble
May.15  Bangladesh  Cyclone bears down on Bay of Bengal
 Cambodia  Cambodian shoe factory collapse kills 2, injures 7
May.20   Oklahoma
May.21  Paris  Man kills himself in front of tourists at Notre Dame Cathedral
May.27  Southern China  Rescuers save a newborn from sewer pipe in China
 Bahamas  Cruise halted in Bahamas after fire
May.31  Oklahoma  New Oklahoma tornadoes 'kill five'
Jun.3  Northeast China  Explosion, fire reportedly kill 119 at poultry plant
Jun.12  Eastern Germany  Floods sweep through Central Europe
Jun.21   India
Jun.22  Western Canada  Floods kill 3, force 75,000 from homes in Calgary
Jun.30   Arizona
Jul.2   Austria
Jul.6   Canada
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Jul.11  Canada  20 dead, 30 presumed dead in Quebec oil train crash
Jul.12  Paris  At least 6 dead in train derailment near Paris
 London  Dreamliner catches fire at Heathrow
Jul.16  Bihar  School meal kills 22 in India
Jul.20  Italy  Italian court convicts 5 for Costa Concordia
Jul.22  China  China's Gansu hit by deadly quakes
 New York  Ten hurt as NY plane's wheel fails
Jul.24   Spain
  A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 60 people and injuring many more. It is the worst rail accident in Spain in four decades.    All 13 carriages of the train, which was travelling from Madr...
Jul.28   Southern Italy Italy coach plunge 'leaves 36 dead' Aug.5  Canada  Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store Aug.6   Kenya Major fire closes Nairobi airport Aug.10  Indonesia  6 people swept away by hot lava flow after volcano erupts Aug.11  Philippines  Typhoon batters Philippines; 23 fishermen missing Aug.13   Mumbai Indian submarine hit by explosion Aug.16  Southern Philippines  Ferry sinks after collision off Philippines Aug.18  Bihar  India express train kills people crossing track Aug.20  Northern Japan  Japan raising Fukushima leak alert Aug.22   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite Sep.1   Northern Japan Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought Sep.3  Ohio  Ohio kidnapper found hanging in cell Sep.16   Mexico Mexico battered by deadly storms   Italy Costa Concordia ship set upright Sep.24  West Pakistan  7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan, creates island Sep.26  Italy  Human remains found on wrecked Costa Concordia  Mumbai  Dozens feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse Oct.3   Southern Italy Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck   At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the Italian island of Lamped... Oct.11  Malta  Migrant boat capsize leaves 27 dead in Mediterranean Oct.12  India  Huge cyclone batters eastern India Oct.13  India  Many dead in India temple stampede  Southern Italy  Italy steps up migrant boat patrols Oct.14  India  India relieved at low cyclone death toll Oct.15  Tokyo  Typhoon Wipha kills 13 in Japan Oct.16   Southern Philippines More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines  Laos  At least 47 reported killed in Laos plane crash Oct.17  Sydney  Australia wildfires raze homes Oct.19  Belgium  Belgian plane crash 'kills 10' near Namur Oct.20   Australia   Fears Australia blazes could merge   Bushfires in New South Wales could merge to form a massive blaze, the fire commissioner has said as teams battle fires across the state  Northeast China  Heavy smog hits north China city, flights canceled Oct.28   England   Hurricane-force winds batter northern Europe   A major Atlantic storm packing hurricane-force winds pummeled England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, knocking out power to 220,000 ho...  Beijing  5 dead after jeep crashes and catches fire in Tiananmen Square Oct.30  Niger  Bodies of migrants found in Niger Nov.6  Global  Warming gases reach record high Nov.7  Southern Philippines  Super Typhoon Haiyan hits central Philippines Nov.8  Southern Philippines  Philippines storm toll 'tops 100' Nov.9   Southern Philippines   Hundreds feared dead in typhoon   Hundreds of people are feared dead in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through on Friday  Southern Philippines  Death toll after Philippines typhoon could reach 10,000 Nov.10  Philippines  Philippines battle to move storm aid Nov.11  Manila  Philippines declares state of calamity Nov.12  Southern Philippines  800,000 displaced by typhoon: U.N.  Philippines  Typhoon deaths 'fewer than feared' Nov.14  Philippines  1,000 US troops to assist in Philippine relief effort Nov.15  Southern Philippines  Typhoon death toll climbs past 3,600 Nov.16  Southern Philippines  Philippines aid effort gathers pace Nov.17   Russia 'Dozens dead' in Russian plane crash  Cairo  27 killed when train crashes into cars near Cairo Nov.19  South Africa  40 feared trapped in South Africa building collapse Nov.21   Latvia 50 dead, including 3 firefighters, after supermarket roof collapse   A criminal investigation has begun after the roof of a supermarket in the Latvian capital Riga collapsed, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has... Nov.22  Southern Philippines  Typhoon Haiyan toll tops 5,000: Report Nov.23  China  Death toll in China oil pipeline blast rises to 52 people Nov.27  Sao Paulo  Two dead at Brazilian World Cup stadium Nov.29   Scotland Helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub Nov.30  Namibia  Namibia finds Mozambique plane wreck  Scotland  Pub helicopter crash kills eight Dec.1  New York  New York train crash kills four Dec.6   Hamburg Deadly storm and tidal surge batter northern Europe Dec.19   London Apollo Theatre roof collapses in London Dec.25   Antarctica Russian ship stuck in ice near Antarctica



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  Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede   A New Year's Eve fireworks display turned from celebration to tragedy when 60 people -- most of them women and children -- were crushed to d... Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela   A small plane carrying six people, one of them Vittorio Missoni, a director of Italy's Missoni fashion house, is missing off the coast of Ve... Heat and wind fan Australia fires Map of New South Wales Australia


January 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1   Ivory Coast  
Jan.5   Venezuela
Jan.7   Australia  
  High winds and record temperatures have fanned fires in south-east Australia, as the prime minister warned of a 'very dangerous day'
Jan.9  Australia  Australia races to control fires Jan.12   Beijing Beijing pollution at hazard level Jan.14  Cairo  Cairo military train derailment 'kills 17' Jan.15   Japan   Japan emergency hits Dreamliners   Japan's two main airlines have grounded their Boeing 787 after one was forced to make an emergency landing because of battery problems Jan.16   London Helicopter crashes in London rush hour  USA  Safety fears hit more Dreamliners Jan.27   Brazil   Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria Map of Santa Maria Brazil
  At least 230 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say
 The fire began when a band let off fireworks at the Kiss club in Rio Grande do Sul. Many victims inhaled toxic fumes or were crushed as panicking clubbers tried to escape. President Dilma Rousseff has been visiting survivors at the city's Caridade hospital
  Queensland Flooding hits eastern Australia  Brazil  Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims Jan.31   Mexico Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25 Map of Mexico City Mexico
  At least 25 people have died and more than 100 were injured in Mexico City after an explosion at the headquarters of state oil company, Pemex.    An unknown number remain trapped in the rubble at the base of the 54-storey tower. Searches...
 China  China highway falls after blast

February 2013 ... more > Top ^
Feb.3   Paraguay Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed
Feb.4  Mexico  Mexico blast 'triggered by gas' Feb.6  Solomon Islands  5 dead after powerful quake strikes in South Pacific Feb.8   Massachusetts   'Historic' snowstorm blankets US
  Thick snow is blanketing the north-eastern US as a major storm cuts power to thousands of homes and plays havoc with transport schedules.    Millions of residents bei...
Feb.9  Boston  North-east US paralysed by snowstorm  Massachusetts  Snow-hit US states begin clear-up Feb.10  India  'Overcrowding' behind India stampede Feb.14   Alabama   Crippled cruise ship reaches land
Map of Mobile Alabama Alabama
  The Carnival Triumph with more than 4,000 people aboard has reached land, four days after an engine fire knocked out the vessel's power
Feb.15   Ural   Meteor injures hundreds in Russia
Map of Chelyabinsk Russia
  A meteor crashing in Russia's Ural mountains has injured at least 950 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings
 A fireball streaked through the clear morning sky, followed by loud bangs. The meteor fell, suffered cuts and bruises but at least 46 remain in hospital. A large fragment landed in a lake near Chebarkul. The walls of the Arena Traktor were among those structures to suffer damage
 Global  Asteroid 2012 DA14 in record-breaking Earth pass  Ural  Clean-up team to meteorite-hit Urals Feb.26   Egypt Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Map of Luxor Egypt
  Hot air balloon exploded over the city of Luxor. Eighteen tourists were killed when the balloon dropped almost 300 meters.    British, French, Hong Kong and Japanese...


March 2013 ... more > Top ^
Mar.1   Florida Florida man swallowed by sinkhole   Jeffrey Bush, 36, has disappeared into a 20ft-deep (6m) sinkhole that swallowed up a bedroom in his house and presumed dead Mar.12   Shanghai China river pig toll nears 6,000
Mar.30  Tanzania  Tanzania collapse 'leaves 17 dead'

April 2013 ... more > Top ^
Apr.5   Shanghai   20,000 birds slaughtered as bird flu death toll rises  Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu   Mumbai   Mumbai building collapse toll rises   The death toll from the collapse of a building near the Indian city of Mumbai has risen to more than 60, police say Apr.9   Southern Iran Quake strikes Iran, near nuclear site
Apr.12   Hong Kong Death toll climbs to 10 in bird flu crisis Apr.13   Bali All survive as Bali jet lands in sea Apr.16   Southern Iran   Strong earthquake rocks Iran, Pakistan   At least 40 people are feared dead in Iran and seven more in Pakistan after a powerful 7.8 earthquake near the countries' shared border Apr.17   Texas   Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant Map of Waco Texas
  Many people are reported to be injured and others are trapped in burning buildings after an explosion at at the West Fertilizer plant near Waco.    Several buildings are reported to be on fire, some of them in neighbouring residential areas. Explosion rips through fertilizer p...
Apr.18  Texas  Deadly Texas blast 'like tornado' Apr.19  Sichuan  At least 41 dead after earthquake strikes Sichuan region Apr.20   Sichuan   Earthquake has killed more than 150 people Map of Lushan Sichuan China
  A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake has killed more than 150 people and injured several thousand in China's rural south west
 Sichuan  China battles to bring quake aid Apr.21  Sichuan  Chinese teams reach quake-hit region Apr.23  Bangladesh  Eight-storey building collapses in Bangladesh Apr.24   Bangladesh     More than 1000 dead in Dhaka collapse Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  Many more are feared trapped after an eight-storey building collapsed on the outskirts of the capital
 Firefighters and army personnel are leading the operation to rescue those caught beneath the debris. More than 600 people have been injured
  Bangladesh Frantic search for Dhaka survivors Apr.25   Moscow   Dozens die in Russia hospital fire  At least 36 people have been killed in a fire at psychiatric hospital in Ramenskiy village in the Moscow region, officials say Apr.26   Bangladesh Survivors found in collapsed factory  Manhattan  '9/11 jet debris' found in New York  Bangladesh  Arrests over Dhaka building collapse Apr.28   Bangladesh Fire in wrecked Bangladesh building  Bangladesh  Collapsed Dhaka building owner held  Bangladesh  Bangladesh rescuers' hopes fade Apr.29  Bangladesh  Tragedy spurs nationwide probe of garment factories

May 2013 ... more > Top ^
May.1  Bangladesh  Death toll from Bangladesh building collapse climbs above 400 May.2   Bangladesh Dhaka collapse death toll passes 500
May.3   Southern California   Major wildfires spread in California   More than 3,000 firefighters are battling six major wildfires in California, the state fire agency says May.6  Philippines  5 climbers killed after volcano spews rock and ash May.7  Bangladesh  Bangladesh death toll climbs above 700 May.8  Bangladesh  8 killed in Bangladesh garment factory fire May.9   Sydney   2 cruise line passengers missing off Australian coast  Authorities launched a search Thursday after two passengers went missing overnight when the Carnival Cruise ship Spirit docked in Sydney  San Francisco Bay Area  Sailor dies as US race boat capsizes   Bangladesh     Dhaka collapse toll passes 1,000   The death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial accident has passed 1,000 as recovery teams continue to find more bodies in the wreckage May.10   Bangladesh Survivor pulled from Bangladesh rubble May.11  Sichuan  China colliery blast kills 27 miners May.13  Myanmar  Rohingya boat sinks off west Burma May.15   Bangladesh Cyclone bears down on Bay of Bengal   Cambodia Cambodian shoe factory collapse kills 2, injures 7 May.17  Southern China  Southern China rains kill 55, leave 14 missing May.20  Turkey  1 dead, 18 hurt as hot air balloons collide in Turkey   Oklahoma   Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado Map of Oklahoma City Oklahoma
  At least 24 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise
 Moore's neighbourhoods were flattened and schools were destroyed by winds of up to 200mph. 120 people, including 70 children, are being treated in hospitals
May.21  Oklahoma  Oklahoma tornado: Search for survivors continues   Paris   Man kills himself in front of tourists at Notre Dame Cathedral  Dominique Venner, 78, a right-wing historian and author killed himself inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in front of horrified touris...  Indonesia  All 28 bodies recovered from Indonesian mine room May.24  Pakistan  Pakistan school bus gas blast kills 17 children May.27   Southern China   Rescuers save a newborn from sewer pipe in China   Chinese state media say firefighters and medics have rescued a newborn boy from a sewer pipe below a squat toilet   Bahamas Cruise halted in Bahamas after fire May.31   Oklahoma New Oklahoma tornadoes 'kill five'

June 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jun.3   Northeast China Explosion, fire reportedly kill 119 at poultry plant   An early morning fire at a poultry processing plant in northeast China killed at least 119 people. Another 54 workers were injured. Jun.7  Southern China  Dozens dead in China bus fire Jun.12   Eastern Germany   Floods sweep through Central Europe   Floods continued to devastate communities alongside the surging River Elbe in Germany's northeastern Saxony-Anhalt state Jun.19  India  Pilgrims stranded by floods in India, deaths could rise Jun.20  Western Canada  Flooding in Canada may force 100,000 from homes Jun.21   India     Death toll in Uttarakhand 'passes 500'
Map of Uttarakhand India
  The death toll from flooding and landslides following heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has passed 500
Jun.22   Western Canada   Floods kill 3, force 75,000 from homes in Calgary   Floodwaters devastated much of southern Alberta, leading authorities to evacuate Calgary's entire downtown Jun.30   Arizona 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire Map of Yarnell Arizona
  At least 19 US firefighters have been killed battling a wildfire in central Arizona while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell.    Officials said 22 additional firefighters had been injured battling t...


July 2013 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2   Austria     'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight
  Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane has been diverted to Austria amid suspicion that US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is on board
Jul.6   Canada   Fuel train explodes in Canadian town
Map of Lac-Megantic Canada
  A train carrying petrochemicals has exploded in Lac-Megantic, forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people
  San Francisco Bay Area     Jet crash-lands at San Francisco International
  A Boeing 777 aircraft has crash-landed at San Francisco international airport, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more.    Fire fighters and rescue teams are at the scene of the downed Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which had taken off from So...
Jul.8  Canada  40 still missing after runaway train plows into town Jul.9  Canada  Evidence criminal act may have led to train crash Jul.10  Canada  Sixty dead or missing after Lac-Megantic train blast  Canada  CEO: Runaway train's brakes weren't properly set Jul.11   Canada     20 dead, 30 presumed dead in Quebec oil train crash   It has become Canada's worst railway catastrophe in almost 150 years. Some of the bodies may never be found Jul.12   Paris   At least 6 dead in train derailment near Paris   22 more injured in a train derailment on Friday just south of Paris. Hollande arrived at the scene while rescue operations were under way.   London Dreamliner catches fire at Heathrow
Jul.16   Bihar   School meal kills 22 in India   At least 22 children have died and dozens more have fallen sick after eating a tainted school meal in India's eastern state of Bihar Jul.20   Italy Italian court convicts 5 for Costa Concordia Jul.21  China  5.9-magnitude quake hits central China Jul.22   China     China's Gansu hit by deadly quakes   Two powerful earthquakes have struck China's north-west Gansu province, killing at least 75 people and leaving more than 400 others injured   New York   Ten hurt as NY plane's wheel fails   Ten people were left with minor injuries after a plane's nose wheel collapsed when it landed at New York's LaGuardia Airport, officials say Jul.24   Spain   At least 77 die as Spanish train derails in Galicia Map of Galicia Spain
  A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 60 people and injuring many more. It is the worst rail accident in Spain in four decades
 All 13 carriages of the train, which was travelling from Madrid to Ferrol, came off the tracks near Santiago de Compostela
Jul.28   Southern Italy   Italy coach plunge 'leaves 36 dead' Map of Avellino Campania Italy
  A coach plunged 30m (98ft) down a steep slope, Italian media report


August 2013 ... more > Top ^
Aug.5   Canada   Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store   The brothers, aged five and seven, were sleeping in a friend's apartment above the pet store when the snake strangled them Aug.6   Kenya Major fire closes Nairobi airport
Map of Nairobi Kenya
  The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated.    Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has been clo...
Aug.10   Indonesia 6 people swept away by hot lava flow after volcano erupts  Morocco  16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash Aug.11   Philippines   Typhoon batters Philippines; 23 fishermen missing   A powerful typhoon Utor made landfall in the northern Philippines, toppling power lines and dumping heavy rains across mountains, cities Aug.13   Mumbai Indian submarine hit by explosion
  At least 18 sailors are feared to be trapped on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard
Aug.14  Alabama  Two pilots killed in UPS plane crash Aug.16   Southern Philippines Ferry sinks after collision off Philippines   Rescue crews have found 24 bodies, and are looking for 217 other people, after the ferry they were on collided Friday with a cargo ship Aug.18   Bihar India express train kills people crossing track
Aug.20   Northern Japan Japan raising Fukushima leak alert Aug.22   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite Map of Yosemite National Park California
  A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening several thousand homes
Aug.24  Damascus  MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' Aug.25  Mexico  Mexico migrant train derails; at least 5 dead Aug.26  California  US wildfire covers ash on reservoir Aug.27  Mexico  Mexico mudslides and floods kill 14

September 2013 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1   Northern Japan   Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought
Map of Fukushima Japan
  Radiation levels around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, Japanese authorities have warned
Sep.3  Northern Japan  Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water   Ohio Ohio kidnapper found hanging in cell Sep.4  Northern Japan  Radiation level spikes further at Fukushima Sep.5  England  Huge pile-up involves at least 130 vehicles Sep.13  Russia  Deadly fire sweeps through psychiatric institution Sep.14  Mexico  Hurricane Ingrid forms off Mexico Sep.16   Mexico   Mexico battered by deadly storms Map of Guerrero Mexico
  At least 40 people have been killed by 2 powerful storms battering the country simultaneously, one on its east and another on its west coast
 Italy  Costa Concordia hauled off rocks   Italy     Costa Concordia ship set upright Map of Giglio Italy
  Engineers in Italy have succeeded in setting the cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it ran aground off the island of Giglio
Sep.19  Mexico  Hurricane Manuel hits Mexico; dozens missing Sep.20  Mexico  Mexico storms death toll rises to 97 Sep.24   West Pakistan   7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan, creates island   A powerful earthquake in Pakistan has not only cost dozens of lives -- it also prompted the appearance of a small island off the coast Sep.26   Italy Human remains found on wrecked Costa Concordia   Mumbai   Dozens feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse  A five-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai at daybreak on Friday in the latest accident in India's financial capital Sep.28  Nigeria  Nigeria river boat accident kills 42, 100 missing  Mumbai  60 dead in India building collapse as search for survivors ends

October 2013 ... more > Top ^
Oct.3   Southern Italy   Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck
Map of Lampedusa Italy
  At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa
 Most of those on board were from Eritrea and Somalia
 Italy  Italy day of mourning for boat dead Oct.4  Southern Italy  Bad weather delays Italy boat search  Southern Italy  Italy migrant boat search to resume Oct.7  Southern China  Typhoon Fitow kills five in China Oct.11   Malta Migrant boat capsize leaves 27 dead in Mediterranean Oct.12   India   Huge cyclone batters eastern India   A huge cyclone Phailin that has forced as many as 500,000 people to flee their homes has made landfall in eastern India  India  Massive Indian cyclone races inland Oct.13   India   Many dead in India temple stampede   Some 89 pilgrims, mostly women and children, have been killed in a stampede at a Hindu festival in central India, local officials have said   Southern Italy Italy steps up migrant boat patrols Oct.14   India India relieved at low cyclone death toll  Southern Philippines  Major quake shakes central Philippines, kills 20 Oct.15   Tokyo Typhoon Wipha kills 13 in Japan Oct.16   Southern Philippines   More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines Map of Bohol Philippines
  The death toll from 7.1 earthquake rose to 144. The quake injured 291 people and rattled many celebrating a religious holiday.
  Laos   At least 47 reported killed in Laos plane crash   Lao Airlines plane crashed into the Mekong River at about 4 p.m. in the southern province of Champasak. Bad weather appeared to be a factor Oct.17   Sydney Australia wildfires raze homes Oct.19   Belgium Belgian plane crash 'kills 10' near Namur  England  Titanic violin sold for $1.45m Oct.20   Australia     Fears Australia blazes could merge
Map of Lithgow New South Wales Australia
  Bushfires in New South Wales could merge to form a massive blaze, the fire commissioner has said as teams battle fires across the state
  Northeast China Heavy smog hits north China city, flights canceled   Severe smog has reduced the visibility of Harbin to less than half a football field. Primary and middle schools and some highways were close... Oct.21  Australia  Australia firefighters back-burn to merge NSW fires Oct.22  Sydney  Weather fear as Australia fires burn Oct.23  Sydney  Australia bush fires: Worst may be over Oct.24  North Mexico  Mexico factory blast 'injures many' Oct.25  Southern Italy  Italian coast guards rescue 700 migrants  Syria  Syria: Polio epidemic fears grow  Northern Japan  7.3 quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami threat Oct.28   England     Hurricane-force winds batter northern Europe Map of Kent United Kingdom
  A major Atlantic storm packing hurricane-force winds pummeled England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, knocking out power to 220,000 homes
  Beijing 5 dead after jeep crashes and catches fire in Tiananmen Square   The crash temporarily blocked off a busy area in the heart of the Chinese capital as rescuers and police rushed to the scene Oct.29  England  Clean-up in Europe after storm  Southern India  India bus fire kills 45 Oct.30   Niger Bodies of migrants found in Niger

November 2013 ... more > Top ^
Nov.3  Thailand  6 tourists killed in ferry accident in Thailand Nov.6   Global Warming gases reach record high
Nov.7   Southern Philippines Super Typhoon Haiyan hits central Philippines Nov.8  Southern Philippines  Monster storm roars into Philippines   Southern Philippines Philippines storm toll 'tops 100' Nov.9   Southern Philippines     Hundreds feared dead in typhoon Map of Leyte Philippines
  Hundreds of people are feared dead in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through on Friday
 The cyclone caused catastrophic destruction in the Visayas, particularly on Samar and Leyte. According to UN officials, about 11 million people have been affected and many have been left homeless
  Southern Philippines Death toll after Philippines typhoon could reach 10,000 Nov.10   Philippines Philippines battle to move storm aid  Vietnam  Storm makes landfall in Vietnam  Southern Philippines  Philippines devastation is 'bedlam' Nov.11   Manila   Philippines declares state of calamity   President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity to speed relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan Nov.12   Southern Philippines 800,000 displaced by typhoon: U.N.   Philippines Typhoon deaths 'fewer than feared'  Southern Philippines  Typhoon Haiyan survivors 'desperate' for aid Nov.13  Manila  Philippines defends storm response  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors go hungry despite aid  Philippines  US carrier to boost typhoon effort Nov.14   Philippines 1,000 US troops to assist in Philippine relief effort  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors' outlook 'bleak' Nov.15   Southern Philippines Typhoon death toll climbs past 3,600 Nov.16   Southern Philippines   Philippines aid effort gathers pace   The international aid effort in parts of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan is starting to have a major impact  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors attend church services Nov.17   Russia   'Dozens dead' in Russian plane crash Map of Kazan Russia
  A passenger Boeing 737 has crashed at an airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing at least 50 people, officials say.    The Tatarstan Airlines plane had taken off from Moscow, ...
  Cairo 27 killed when train crashes into cars near Cairo  Illinois  Deadly tornadoes hit US Midwest Nov.19  Southern Italy  Storm Cleopatra kills at least 16 on Italian island of Sardinia   South Africa 40 feared trapped in South Africa building collapse Nov.21   Latvia   50 dead, including 3 firefighters, after supermarket roof collapse Map of Riga Latvia
  A criminal investigation has begun after the roof of a supermarket in the Latvian capital Riga collapsed, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has said
 A Maxima supermarket located in Zolitude, (20 Priedanes street) collapsed at 17:41 local time. 39 more were injured. An unknown number of people were able to leave the store on their own after the initial collapse in the worst disaster in Latvia since 1950
Nov.22   Southern Philippines Typhoon Haiyan toll tops 5,000: Report Nov.23  Latvia  Latvia supermarket collapse 'murder'   China Death toll in China oil pipeline blast rises to 52 people   Rescuers have found more bodies at the scene of oil pipeline blasts in eastern China, in one of the country's worst industrial accidents this... Nov.27   Sao Paulo Two dead at Brazilian World Cup stadium Nov.29   Scotland     Helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub Map of Clutha Vaults Glasgow United Kingdom
  A copter has crashed into a pub on the banks of the River Clyde. There were 3 people on board the helicopter.    Pub helicopter crash kills eight. They had made contact with some people trapped inside the pub but ...
Nov.30   Namibia Namibia finds Mozambique plane wreck   Scotland Pub helicopter crash kills eight

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Dec.1   New York   New York train crash kills four   Four people have been killed and 63 injured in a passenger train crash in the Bronx area. The Metro-North train's locomotive and carriages d... Dec.2  New York  Crashed New York train 'going 82mph'  Venezuela  Power fails again in Venezuela, capital goes dark Dec.5  Scotland  Power cuts, as heavy storms sweep Europe Dec.6   Hamburg   Deadly storm and tidal surge batter northern Europe
  Hurricane-force winds have killed at least seven people, flooded parts of Hamburg and left thousands of homes without electricity
Dec.17  Southern Afghanistan  6 US soldiers die in Afghan air crash Dec.19   London Apollo Theatre roof collapses in London
Map of Apollo Theatre London United Kingdom
  The ceiling of central London's historic theatre collapsed during a performance to a nearly packed house, injuring 76 people.    The venue in Shaftesbury Avenue was packed for a perform...
Dec.22  Toronto  Ice storm snarls travel, cuts power Dec.25   Antarctica   Russian ship stuck in ice near Antarctica Map of Dumont D%27Urville Antarctica
  The polar expedition ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, with 74 people aboard, got trapped in ice and is waiting for other ships for ice-breaking
Dec.27  Antarctica  Icebreaker rescue ship stuck in Antarctic ice  Southern India  Fire on express train in India kills at least 23 Dec.29  El Salvador  El Salvador begins evacuations near volcano following ash burst


Heat and wind fan Australia fires Map of New South Wales Australia




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2013
Jan.7   Australia
  High winds and record temperatures have fanned fires in south-east Australia, as the prime minister warned of a 'very dangerous day'
Jan.9  Australia  Australia races to control fires Jan.27   Brazil Brazil night club fire kills 230 in Santa Maria
Map of Santa Maria Brazil
  At least 230 people have died in a fire that swept through a nightclub in a university city in southern Brazil, police and officials say
 The fire began when a band let off fireworks at the Kiss club in Rio Grande do Sul. Many victims inhaled toxic fumes or were crushed as panicking clubbers tried to escape. President Dilma Rousseff has been visiting survivors at the city's Caridade hospital
Jan.27  Brazil  Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims Apr.25   Moscow Dozens die in Russia hospital fire  At least 36 people have been killed in a fire at psychiatric hospital in Ramenskiy village in the Moscow region, officials say Apr.28   Bangladesh Fire in wrecked Bangladesh building May.3   Southern California Major wildfires spread in California   More than 3,000 firefighters are battling six major wildfires in California, the state fire agency says May.8  Bangladesh  8 killed in Bangladesh garment factory fire Jun.3   Northeast China Explosion, fire reportedly kill 119 at poultry plant   An early morning fire at a poultry processing plant in northeast China killed at least 119 people. Another 54 workers were injured. Jun.30   Arizona 19 Firefighters die in Arizona wildfire Map of Yarnell Arizona
  At least 19 US firefighters have been killed battling a wildfire in central Arizona while fighting the blaze threatening the town of Yarnell.    Officials said 22 additional firefighters had been injured battling t...
Aug.6   Kenya Major fire closes Nairobi airport Map of Nairobi Kenya
  The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) said Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) had been closed and passengers evacuated.    Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has been clo...
Aug.22   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite Map of Yosemite National Park California
  A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening several thousand homes
Aug.26  California  US wildfire covers ash on reservoir Sep.13  Russia  Deadly fire sweeps through psychiatric institution Oct.17   Sydney Australia wildfires raze homes Oct.20   Australia   Fears Australia blazes could merge Map of Lithgow New South Wales Australia
  Bushfires in New South Wales could merge to form a massive blaze, the fire commissioner has said as teams battle fires across the state
Oct.21  Australia  Australia firefighters back-burn to merge NSW fires Oct.22  Sydney  Weather fear as Australia fires burn Oct.23  Sydney  Australia bush fires: Worst may be over Dec.27  Southern India  Fire on express train in India kills at least 23



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2013 Jan.14  Cairo  Cairo military train derailment 'kills 17' Mar.1   Florida Florida man swallowed by sinkhole   Jeffrey Bush, 36, has disappeared into a 20ft-deep (6m) sinkhole that swallowed up a bedroom in his house and presumed dead Aug.10  Morocco  16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash Nov.16   Southern Philippines   Philippines aid effort gathers pace   The international aid effort in parts of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan is starting to have a major impact Dec.17  Southern Afghanistan  6 US soldiers die in Afghan air crash



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2013 Feb.3   Paraguay Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed
Feb.6  Solomon Islands  5 dead after powerful quake strikes in South Pacific Apr.9   Southern Iran Quake strikes Iran, near nuclear site Apr.16   Southern Iran Strong earthquake rocks Iran, Pakistan   At least 40 people are feared dead in Iran and seven more in Pakistan after a powerful 7.8 earthquake near the countries' shared border Apr.19  Sichuan  At least 41 dead after earthquake strikes Sichuan region Apr.20   Sichuan Earthquake has killed more than 150 people Map of Lushan Sichuan China
  A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake has killed more than 150 people and injured several thousand in China's rural south west
Apr.20  Sichuan  China battles to bring quake aid Jul.21  China  5.9-magnitude quake hits central China Jul.22   China   China's Gansu hit by deadly quakes   Two powerful earthquakes have struck China's north-west Gansu province, killing at least 75 people and leaving more than 400 others injured Sep.24   West Pakistan 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan, creates island   A powerful earthquake in Pakistan has not only cost dozens of lives -- it also prompted the appearance of a small island off the coast Oct.14  Southern Philippines  Major quake shakes central Philippines, kills 20 Oct.16   Southern Philippines More than 100 dead after earthquake hits the Philippines Map of Bohol Philippines
  The death toll from 7.1 earthquake rose to 144. The quake injured 291 people and rattled many celebrating a religious holiday.
Oct.25  Northern Japan  7.3 quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami threat



World, Disasters, 2013 Highway Disaster Timeline ... See World Highway Disaster timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.31  China  China highway falls after blast May.24  Pakistan  Pakistan school bus gas blast kills 17 children Jun.7  Southern China  Dozens dead in China bus fire Jul.28   Southern Italy Italy coach plunge 'leaves 36 dead'
Map of Avellino Campania Italy
  A coach plunged 30m (98ft) down a steep slope, Italian media report
Aug.10  Morocco  16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash Sep.3  Northern Japan  Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water Sep.5  England  Huge pile-up involves at least 130 vehicles Oct.28   Beijing 5 dead after jeep crashes and catches fire in Tiananmen Square   The crash temporarily blocked off a busy area in the heart of the Chinese capital as rescuers and police rushed to the scene Oct.29  Southern India  India bus fire kills 45 Nov.27   Sao Paulo Two dead at Brazilian World Cup stadium



World, Disasters, 2013 Health Disasters Timeline ... See World Health Disasters timeline Top ^
2013 Apr.5   Shanghai   20,000 birds slaughtered as bird flu death toll rises  Chinese authorities have killed more than 20,000 birds from a live-poultry trading zone in Shanghai after an unusual strain of bird flu Apr.12   Hong Kong Death toll climbs to 10 in bird flu crisis
Aug.24  Damascus  MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' Oct.25  Syria  Syria: Polio epidemic fears grow Nov.6   Global Warming gases reach record high



World, Disasters, 2013 Sea Disasters Timeline ... See World Sea Disasters timeline Top ^
2013 Feb.14   Alabama Crippled cruise ship reaches land
Map of Mobile Alabama Alabama
  The Carnival Triumph with more than 4,000 people aboard has reached land, four days after an engine fire knocked out the vessel's power
May.9   Sydney 2 cruise line passengers missing off Australian coast  Authorities launched a search Thursday after two passengers went missing overnight when the Carnival Cruise ship Spirit docked in Sydney May.9  San Francisco Bay Area  Sailor dies as US race boat capsizes May.13  Myanmar  Rohingya boat sinks off west Burma May.27   Bahamas Cruise halted in Bahamas after fire Jul.20   Italy Italian court convicts 5 for Costa Concordia Aug.13   Mumbai Indian submarine hit by explosion
  At least 18 sailors are feared to be trapped on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard
Aug.13   Mumbai Indian submarine hit by explosion
  At least 18 sailors are feared to be trapped on board an Indian submarine that caught fire after an explosion in a Mumbai dockyard
Aug.16   Southern Philippines Ferry sinks after collision off Philippines   Rescue crews have found 24 bodies, and are looking for 217 other people, after the ferry they were on collided Friday with a cargo ship Sep.16  Italy  Costa Concordia hauled off rocks Sep.16   Italy   Costa Concordia ship set upright
Map of Giglio Italy
  Engineers in Italy have succeeded in setting the cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it ran aground off the island of Giglio
Sep.26   Italy Human remains found on wrecked Costa Concordia Sep.28  Nigeria  Nigeria river boat accident kills 42, 100 missing Oct.3   Southern Italy Hundreds feared dead in Italy shipwreck Map of Lampedusa Italy
  At least 130 African migrants have died and many more are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa
 Most of those on board were from Eritrea and Somalia
Oct.3  Italy  Italy day of mourning for boat dead Oct.4  Southern Italy  Bad weather delays Italy boat search Oct.4  Southern Italy  Italy migrant boat search to resume Oct.11   Malta Migrant boat capsize leaves 27 dead in Mediterranean Oct.13   Southern Italy Italy steps up migrant boat patrols Oct.13   Southern Italy Italy steps up migrant boat patrols Oct.19  England  Titanic violin sold for $1.45m Oct.25  Southern Italy  Italian coast guards rescue 700 migrants Nov.3  Thailand  6 tourists killed in ferry accident in Thailand Dec.25   Antarctica Russian ship stuck in ice near Antarctica Map of Dumont D%27Urville Antarctica
  The polar expedition ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy, with 74 people aboard, got trapped in ice and is waiting for other ships for ice-breaking
Dec.27  Antarctica  Icebreaker rescue ship stuck in Antarctic ice



World, Disasters, 2013 Religion Timeline ... See World Religion timeline Top ^
2013 Nov.16  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors attend church services Dec.2  Venezuela  Power fails again in Venezuela, capital goes dark



World, Disasters, 2013 Volcano Timeline ... See World Volcano timeline Top ^
2013 May.6  Philippines  5 climbers killed after volcano spews rock and ash Jul.20   Italy Italian court convicts 5 for Costa Concordia
Aug.10   Indonesia 6 people swept away by hot lava flow after volcano erupts Dec.29  El Salvador  El Salvador begins evacuations near volcano following ash burst



World, Disasters, 2013 Mine Accident Timeline ... See World Mine Accident timeline Top ^
2013 May.11  Sichuan  China colliery blast kills 27 miners May.21  Indonesia  All 28 bodies recovered from Indonesian mine room



World, Disasters, 2013 Weather Related Timeline ... See World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2013 Feb.8   Massachusetts 'Historic' snowstorm blankets US
  Thick snow is blanketing the north-eastern US as a major storm cuts power to thousands of homes and plays havoc with transport schedules.    Millions of residents bei...
Feb.9  Boston  North-east US paralysed by snowstorm Feb.9  Massachusetts  Snow-hit US states begin clear-up May.15   Bangladesh Cyclone bears down on Bay of Bengal
May.17  Southern China  Southern China rains kill 55, leave 14 missing May.20   Oklahoma Dozens dead in Oklahoma tornado Map of Oklahoma City Oklahoma
  At least 24 people have been killed after a huge tornado tore through Oklahoma City suburbs, with the death toll likely to rise
 Moore's neighbourhoods were flattened and schools were destroyed by winds of up to 200mph. 120 people, including 70 children, are being treated in hospitals
May.21  Oklahoma  Oklahoma tornado: Search for survivors continues May.31   Oklahoma New Oklahoma tornadoes 'kill five' Aug.11   Philippines   Typhoon batters Philippines; 23 fishermen missing   A powerful typhoon Utor made landfall in the northern Philippines, toppling power lines and dumping heavy rains across mountains, cities Aug.27  Mexico  Mexico mudslides and floods kill 14 Sep.14  Mexico  Hurricane Ingrid forms off Mexico Sep.16   Mexico Mexico battered by deadly storms Map of Guerrero Mexico
  At least 40 people have been killed by 2 powerful storms battering the country simultaneously, one on its east and another on its west coast
Sep.19  Mexico  Hurricane Manuel hits Mexico; dozens missing Sep.20  Mexico  Mexico storms death toll rises to 97 Oct.7  Southern China  Typhoon Fitow kills five in China Oct.12   India Huge cyclone batters eastern India   A huge cyclone Phailin that has forced as many as 500,000 people to flee their homes has made landfall in eastern India Oct.12  India  Massive Indian cyclone races inland Oct.14   India India relieved at low cyclone death toll Oct.15   Tokyo Typhoon Wipha kills 13 in Japan Oct.20   Northeast China Heavy smog hits north China city, flights canceled   Severe smog has reduced the visibility of Harbin to less than half a football field. Primary and middle schools and some highways were close... Oct.28   England   Hurricane-force winds batter northern Europe Map of Kent United Kingdom
  A major Atlantic storm packing hurricane-force winds pummeled England, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, knocking out power to 220,000 homes
Oct.29  England  Clean-up in Europe after storm Nov.7   Southern Philippines Super Typhoon Haiyan hits central Philippines Nov.8  Southern Philippines  Monster storm roars into Philippines Nov.8   Southern Philippines Philippines storm toll 'tops 100' Nov.9   Southern Philippines   Hundreds feared dead in typhoon Map of Leyte Philippines
  Hundreds of people are feared dead in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through on Friday
 The cyclone caused catastrophic destruction in the Visayas, particularly on Samar and Leyte. According to UN officials, about 11 million people have been affected and many have been left homeless
Nov.9   Southern Philippines Death toll after Philippines typhoon could reach 10,000 Nov.10   Philippines Philippines battle to move storm aid Nov.10  Vietnam  Storm makes landfall in Vietnam Nov.10  Southern Philippines  Philippines devastation is 'bedlam' Nov.11   Manila   Philippines declares state of calamity   President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity to speed relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Haiyan Nov.12   Southern Philippines 800,000 displaced by typhoon: U.N. Nov.12   Philippines Typhoon deaths 'fewer than feared' Nov.12  Southern Philippines  Typhoon Haiyan survivors 'desperate' for aid Nov.13  Manila  Philippines defends storm response Nov.14   Philippines 1,000 US troops to assist in Philippine relief effort Nov.14  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors' outlook 'bleak' Nov.15   Southern Philippines Typhoon death toll climbs past 3,600 Nov.16   Southern Philippines   Philippines aid effort gathers pace   The international aid effort in parts of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan is starting to have a major impact Nov.16  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors attend church services Nov.17  Illinois  Deadly tornadoes hit US Midwest Nov.19  Southern Italy  Storm Cleopatra kills at least 16 on Italian island of Sardinia Nov.22   Southern Philippines Typhoon Haiyan toll tops 5,000: Report Dec.5  Scotland  Power cuts, as heavy storms sweep Europe Dec.6   Hamburg Deadly storm and tidal surge batter northern Europe
  Hurricane-force winds have killed at least seven people, flooded parts of Hamburg and left thousands of homes without electricity
Dec.22  Toronto  Ice storm snarls travel, cuts power



World, Disasters, 2013 Flood Timeline ... See World Flood timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.27   Queensland Flooding hits eastern Australia
Apr.29  Bangladesh  Tragedy spurs nationwide probe of garment factories Jun.12   Eastern Germany Floods sweep through Central Europe   Floods continued to devastate communities alongside the surging River Elbe in Germany's northeastern Saxony-Anhalt state Jun.19  India  Pilgrims stranded by floods in India, deaths could rise Jun.20  Western Canada  Flooding in Canada may force 100,000 from homes Jun.21   India   Death toll in Uttarakhand 'passes 500' Map of Uttarakhand India
  The death toll from flooding and landslides following heavy monsoon rains in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has passed 500
Jun.22   Western Canada Floods kill 3, force 75,000 from homes in Calgary   Floodwaters devastated much of southern Alberta, leading authorities to evacuate Calgary's entire downtown Jul.9  Canada  Evidence criminal act may have led to train crash Nov.23  Latvia  Latvia supermarket collapse 'murder'



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2013 Jan.1   Ivory Coast   Dozens of children crushed to death in stampede   A New Year's Eve fireworks display turned from celebration to tragedy when 60 people -- most of them women and children -- were crushed to d... Feb.10  India  'Overcrowding' behind India stampede Aug.25  Mexico  Mexico migrant train derails; at least 5 dead Oct.13   India Many dead in India temple stampede   Some 89 pilgrims, mostly women and children, have been killed in a stampede at a Hindu festival in central India, local officials have said Oct.30   Niger Bodies of migrants found in Niger




World, Disasters, 2013 Aviation Disasters Timeline ... See World Aviation Disasters timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.5   Venezuela Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela   A small plane carrying six people, one of them Vittorio Missoni, a director of Italy's Missoni fashion house, is missing off the coast of Ve... Jan.15   Japan Japan emergency hits Dreamliners   Japan's two main airlines have grounded their Boeing 787 after one was forced to make an emergency landing because of battery problems Jan.16   London Helicopter crashes in London rush hour
Jan.16  USA  Safety fears hit more Dreamliners Jan.16  USA  Safety fears hit more Dreamliners Feb.3   Paraguay Paraguay candidate Oviedo killed Feb.26   Egypt Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt Map of Luxor Egypt
  Hot air balloon exploded over the city of Luxor. Eighteen tourists were killed when the balloon dropped almost 300 meters.    British, French, Hong Kong and Japanese...
Apr.13   Bali All survive as Bali jet lands in sea Apr.26  Manhattan  '9/11 jet debris' found in New York May.20  Turkey  1 dead, 18 hurt as hot air balloons collide in Turkey Jul.2   Austria   'Snowden suspicion' diverts flight
  Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane has been diverted to Austria amid suspicion that US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is on board
Jul.6   San Francisco Bay Area   Jet crash-lands at San Francisco International
  A Boeing 777 aircraft has crash-landed at San Francisco international airport, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more.    Fire fighters and rescue teams are at the scene of the downed Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which had taken off from So...
Jul.12   London Dreamliner catches fire at Heathrow
Jul.22   New York Ten hurt as NY plane's wheel fails   Ten people were left with minor injuries after a plane's nose wheel collapsed when it landed at New York's LaGuardia Airport, officials say Aug.14  Alabama  Two pilots killed in UPS plane crash Oct.16   Laos At least 47 reported killed in Laos plane crash   Lao Airlines plane crashed into the Mekong River at about 4 p.m. in the southern province of Champasak. Bad weather appeared to be a factor Oct.19   Belgium Belgian plane crash 'kills 10' near Namur Nov.17   Russia 'Dozens dead' in Russian plane crash Map of Kazan Russia
  A passenger Boeing 737 has crashed at an airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing at least 50 people, officials say.    The Tatarstan Airlines plane had taken off from Moscow, ...
Nov.29   Scotland   Helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub Map of Clutha Vaults Glasgow United Kingdom
  A copter has crashed into a pub on the banks of the River Clyde. There were 3 people on board the helicopter.    Pub helicopter crash kills eight. They had made contact with some people trapped inside the pub but ...
Nov.30   Namibia Namibia finds Mozambique plane wreck Nov.30   Scotland Pub helicopter crash kills eight Dec.17  Southern Afghanistan  6 US soldiers die in Afghan air crash



World, Disasters, 2013 Animal Accident Timeline ... See World Animal Accident timeline Top ^
2013 Mar.12   Shanghai China river pig toll nears 6,000
Aug.5   Canada Brothers strangled to death by python that escaped from Canadian pet store   The brothers, aged five and seven, were sleeping in a friend's apartment above the pet store when the snake strangled them



World, Disasters, 2013 Environmental Timeline ... See World Environmental timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.12   Beijing Beijing pollution at hazard level
Aug.20   Northern Japan Japan raising Fukushima leak alert Sep.1   Northern Japan Fukushima radiation levels '18 times higher' than thought Map of Fukushima Japan
  Radiation levels around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, Japanese authorities have warned
Sep.3  Northern Japan  Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water Sep.4  Northern Japan  Radiation level spikes further at Fukushima



World, Disasters, 2013 Tourism Timeline ... See World Tourism timeline Top ^
2013 Feb.26   Egypt Tourists killed as hot air balloon explodes in Egypt
Map of Luxor Egypt
  Hot air balloon exploded over the city of Luxor. Eighteen tourists were killed when the balloon dropped almost 300 meters.    British, French, Hong Kong and Japanese...
Apr.26  Bangladesh  Arrests over Dhaka building collapse Apr.28  Bangladesh  Collapsed Dhaka building owner held Aug.22   California Tourists flee wildfire near Yosemite Map of Yosemite National Park California
  A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park has forced scores of tourists to flee during peak season and is threatening several thousand homes
Nov.3  Thailand  6 tourists killed in ferry accident in Thailand Nov.13  Philippines  US carrier to boost typhoon effort Nov.14   Philippines 1,000 US troops to assist in Philippine relief effort



World, Disasters, 2013 Structure Collapse Timeline ... See World Structure Collapse timeline Top ^
2013 Mar.30  Tanzania  Tanzania collapse 'leaves 17 dead' Apr.5   Mumbai Mumbai building collapse toll rises   The death toll from the collapse of a building near the Indian city of Mumbai has risen to more than 60, police say Apr.23  Bangladesh  Eight-storey building collapses in Bangladesh Apr.24   Bangladesh   More than 1000 dead in Dhaka collapse
Map of Dhaka Bangladesh
  Many more are feared trapped after an eight-storey building collapsed on the outskirts of the capital
 Firefighters and army personnel are leading the operation to rescue those caught beneath the debris. More than 600 people have been injured
Apr.26   Bangladesh Survivors found in collapsed factory Apr.26  Bangladesh  Arrests over Dhaka building collapse Apr.28  Bangladesh  Collapsed Dhaka building owner held Apr.29  Bangladesh  Tragedy spurs nationwide probe of garment factories May.1  Bangladesh  Death toll from Bangladesh building collapse climbs above 400 May.2   Bangladesh Dhaka collapse death toll passes 500 May.7  Bangladesh  Bangladesh death toll climbs above 700 May.9   Bangladesh   Dhaka collapse toll passes 1,000   The death toll from Bangladesh's worst industrial accident has passed 1,000 as recovery teams continue to find more bodies in the wreckage May.15   Cambodia Cambodian shoe factory collapse kills 2, injures 7 Sep.26   Mumbai Dozens feared trapped in Mumbai building collapse  A five-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai at daybreak on Friday in the latest accident in India's financial capital Sep.28  Mumbai  60 dead in India building collapse as search for survivors ends Nov.19   South Africa 40 feared trapped in South Africa building collapse Nov.21   Latvia 50 dead, including 3 firefighters, after supermarket roof collapse Map of Riga Latvia
  A criminal investigation has begun after the roof of a supermarket in the Latvian capital Riga collapsed, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis has said
 A Maxima supermarket located in Zolitude, (20 Priedanes street) collapsed at 17:41 local time. 39 more were injured. An unknown number of people were able to leave the store on their own after the initial collapse in the worst disaster in Latvia since 1950
Nov.23  Latvia  Latvia supermarket collapse 'murder' Nov.27   Sao Paulo Two dead at Brazilian World Cup stadium Dec.19   London Apollo Theatre roof collapses in London Map of Apollo Theatre London United Kingdom
  The ceiling of central London's historic theatre collapsed during a performance to a nearly packed house, injuring 76 people.    The venue in Shaftesbury Avenue was packed for a perform...




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2013 May.9  San Francisco Bay Area  Sailor dies as US race boat capsizes Nov.13  Southern Philippines  Typhoon survivors go hungry despite aid



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2013 Nov.19   South Africa 40 feared trapped in South Africa building collapse
Nov.27   Sao Paulo Two dead at Brazilian World Cup stadium



World, Disasters, 2013 Business Leaders Timeline ... See World Business Leaders timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.5   Venezuela Italian fashion boss Missoni missing off Venezuela   A small plane carrying six people, one of them Vittorio Missoni, a director of Italy's Missoni fashion house, is missing off the coast of Ve... May.21   Paris Man kills himself in front of tourists at Notre Dame Cathedral  Dominique Venner, 78, a right-wing historian and author killed himself inside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris in front of horrified touris... Sep.3   Ohio Ohio kidnapper found hanging in cell
Nov.13  Manila  Philippines defends storm response



World, Disasters, 2013 Railroad Disasters Timeline ... See World Railroad Disasters timeline Top ^
2013 Jan.14  Cairo  Cairo military train derailment 'kills 17' Jul.6   Canada   Fuel train explodes in Canadian town
Map of Lac-Megantic Canada
  A train carrying petrochemicals has exploded in Lac-Megantic, forcing the evacuation of up to 1,000 people
Jul.8  Canada  40 still missing after runaway train plows into town Jul.9  Canada  Evidence criminal act may have led to train crash Jul.10  Canada  Sixty dead or missing after Lac-Megantic train blast Jul.10  Canada  CEO: Runaway train's brakes weren't properly set Jul.11   Canada   20 dead, 30 presumed dead in Quebec oil train crash   It has become Canada's worst railway catastrophe in almost 150 years. Some of the bodies may never be found Jul.12   Paris At least 6 dead in train derailment near Paris   22 more injured in a train derailment on Friday just south of Paris. Hollande arrived at the scene while rescue operations were under way. Jul.24   Spain At least 77 die as Spanish train derails in Galicia Map of Galicia Spain
  A train has derailed in north-western Spain, killing at least 60 people and injuring many more. It is the worst rail accident in Spain in four decades
 All 13 carriages of the train, which was travelling from Madrid to Ferrol, came off the tracks near Santiago de Compostela
Aug.18   Bihar India express train kills people crossing track Aug.25  Mexico  Mexico migrant train derails; at least 5 dead Nov.17   Cairo 27 killed when train crashes into cars near Cairo Dec.1   New York New York train crash kills four   Four people have been killed and 63 injured in a passenger train crash in the Bronx area. The Metro-North train's locomotive and carriages d... Dec.2  New York  Crashed New York train 'going 82mph'



World, Disasters, 2013 Rescue Timeline ... See World Rescue timeline Top ^
2013 Feb.15  Ural  Clean-up team to meteorite-hit Urals Apr.21  Sichuan  Chinese teams reach quake-hit region Apr.24   Bangladesh Frantic search for Dhaka survivors
Apr.28  Bangladesh  Bangladesh rescuers' hopes fade May.10   Bangladesh Survivor pulled from Bangladesh rubble May.27   Southern China Rescuers save a newborn from sewer pipe in China   Chinese state media say firefighters and medics have rescued a newborn boy from a sewer pipe below a squat toilet Nov.13  Philippines  US carrier to boost typhoon effort



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2013 Jul.16   Bihar School meal kills 22 in India   At least 22 children have died and dozens more have fallen sick after eating a tainted school meal in India's eastern state of Bihar Sep.3   Ohio Ohio kidnapper found hanging in cell




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2013 Feb.15   Ural Meteor injures hundreds in Russia
Map of Chelyabinsk Russia
  A meteor crashing in Russia's Ural mountains has injured at least 950 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings
 A fireball streaked through the clear morning sky, followed by loud bangs. The meteor fell, suffered cuts and bruises but at least 46 remain in hospital. A large fragment landed in a lake near Chebarkul. The walls of the Arena Traktor were among those structures to suffer damage
Feb.15  Global  Asteroid 2012 DA14 in record-breaking Earth pass



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2013 Oct.30   Niger Bodies of migrants found in Niger
Dec.19   London Apollo Theatre roof collapses in London Map of Apollo Theatre London United Kingdom
  The ceiling of central London's historic theatre collapsed during a performance to a nearly packed house, injuring 76 people.    The venue in Shaftesbury Avenue was packed for a perform...




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2013 Jan.27  Brazil  Brazil mourns Santa Maria nightclub fire victims Oct.3  Italy  Italy day of mourning for boat dead



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2013 Jan.31   Mexico Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25
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  At least 25 people have died and more than 100 were injured in Mexico City after an explosion at the headquarters of state oil company, Pemex.    An unknown number remain trapped in the rubble at the base of the 54-storey tower. Searches...
Jan.31   Mexico Mexico City blast at Pemex, state oil giant, kills 25 Map of Mexico City Mexico
  At least 25 people have died and more than 100 were injured in Mexico City after an explosion at the headquarters of state oil company, Pemex.    An unknown number remain trapped in the rubble at the base of the 54-storey tower. Searches...
Feb.4  Mexico  Mexico blast 'triggered by gas' Apr.17   Texas Explosion at Texas fertiliser plant Map of Waco Texas
  Many people are reported to be injured and others are trapped in burning buildings after an explosion at at the West Fertilizer plant near Waco.    Several buildings are reported to be on fire, some of them in neighbouring residential areas. Explosion rips through fertilizer p...
Apr.18  Texas  Deadly Texas blast 'like tornado' Aug.24  Damascus  MSF-backed hospitals treated Syria 'chemical victims' Oct.24  North Mexico  Mexico factory blast 'injures many' Nov.23   China Death toll in China oil pipeline blast rises to 52 people   Rescuers have found more bodies at the scene of oil pipeline blasts in eastern China, in one of the country's worst industrial accidents this... Nov.23   China Death toll in China oil pipeline blast rises to 52 people   Rescuers have found more bodies at the scene of oil pipeline blasts in eastern China, in one of the country's worst industrial accidents this...