Disasters by Human
At this gallery, you will see disasters made by Human itself in chronological order.
Sea Wreck Titanic - 1912.04 1514 died out of 2224 The Titanic, the biggest ship ever exist. it's crashed with iceberg and now part of the history. There were too many mistakes from the beginning.
Halifax Explosion - 1917.12 Around 2000 died, 9000 injured. A ship loaded with explosives collided with a vessel causing the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of nuclear weapons.
Hindenburg Disaster - 1937.05 36 died The real cause is still debated, but the main hypothesis points the cause as being sabotage. The incident marked the end of the airship era.
Vaiont Dam - 1963. 10 More than 2,000 people died Even though there was an warning about soil structure before the dam construction, they enforced. After that, land slide caused by soil around dam.
Aberfan Disaster - 1966.10 116 children and 28 adults died. In the Welsh village of Aberfan, miners piled up wastes of coal 180 m high. It cause huge land slide; a school was buried because of it.
Apollo 13 - 1970.04 No one It was solved well at the end, but there was lots of mistakes which lead this situations. At that time, thermometer could display only 27; actual temperature was 517 c.
Chernobyl disaster - 04/26/1986 31 people died and long-term effects are still being accounted for. The worst nuclear accident in history, the first official explanation blamed the plant operators.
Exxon Valdez oil spill - March 24, 1989 It is considered to be one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters. A lot of error of simple procedures caused the accident.
Columbia Space Shuttle Disaster - Feb 1, 2003 167 people died. Faulty equipment causes the Columbia to crash on re-entry in earth. They didn't noticed the small crack on the surface of the Columbia.
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