Today in Disaster History

Today in
Disaster History
1972 – In Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, 155 people were killed when a Spantax flight crashed.

1979 – At Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum eleven Who fans were trampled to death in the rush to gain admittance for general (unreserved) seats to the band’s concert.

1984 – In Bhopal, India, more than 2,000 people died and about 150,000 were injured when toxic gas (methyl isocyanate) escaped from a Union Carbide insecticide plant.

1999 – In Worcester, Massachusetts, six firefighters were killed while fighting a fire at a warehouse. The fire had been accidentally set by a homeless couple.


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