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1. 01-30 Stranded take buses anywhere China
C. 04-07 Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed' London
3. 05-03 78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing Myaungmya, Myanmar
4. 05-06 Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000 Myanmar
05-12 Quake death toll 50,000 Sichuan
6. 06-21 Ferry hit by typhoon Sibuyan, Philippines
H. 08-01 US anthrax 'suspect' found dead Frederick, Maryland, Washington
I. 08-20 153 dead in Madrid plane crash Madrid
J. 09-12 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision Los Angeles

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Stranded take buses anywhere Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'   78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing   Burma has declared 5 disaster areas, including Rangoon, after a large tropical cyclone hit the states of Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon   Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
Jan.17  London  Heathrow jet lands short of runway
Jan.20  Gaza  Gaza City plunged into darkness
Jan.30   China
Feb.1  United Arab Emirates  Third undersea Internet cable cut
Feb.6  Tennessee  Tornadoes kill 48 across U.S. South
Feb.21  Venezuela  Jetliner crashes in mountains
Feb.22  Guam  B-2 stealth bomber crashed
Apr.7   London
Apr.9  Thailand  54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer
Apr.16  Congo  Plane crash kills 38; others missing
May.3  China  China on alert over deadly child virus
  Myanmar
May.5  Myanmar  Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'
May.6   Myanmar
  41,000 missing after the catastrophic cyclone that battered the country. The U.N. estimated up to a million could be homeless.    Aid agencies begin what they expect to be a major relief operation to help tens of thousands left without clean water an...
May.12   Sichuan
  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake
 Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage
May.13  Sichuan  Rescuers reach epicentre May.15  Sichuan  President Hu Jintao visits quake area May.16  Myanmar  Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone  Sichuan  'Five million' homeless in quake May.18  Myanmar  Junta leader visits cyclone refugees May.23  Myanmar  Myanmar to admit all aid workers May.27  Sichuan  Aftershocks demolish homes Jun.4  Sichuan  Water behind 'quake lake' at top of dam Jun.10  Sudan  28 dead as fire engulfs plane Jun.14  Northern Japan  Powerful earthquake strikes Jun.21   Philippines Ferry hit by typhoon Jun.22  Philippines  Hundreds trapped in capsized ferry Jul.25  Manila  Hole forces Qantas plane to land Aug.1   Washington US anthrax 'suspect' found dead Aug.20   Madrid 153 dead in Madrid plane crash   19 people survived when the passenger plane swerved off the runway at Barajas airport but some are in critical condition Aug.24  Kyrgyzstan  Plane crash kills 70 people Aug.27  Bihar  Flooding kills dozens, ruins 225,000 homes Aug.31  Bihar  Floods cut off thousands  New Orleans  Hundreds of thousands flee coast Sep.5  Haiti  'Hundreds' killed by storm Sep.9  Cuba  Ike bears down on Cuba again Sep.11  France  Fire breaks out in channel tunnel Sep.12   Los Angeles 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision Sep.13  Houston  Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast  Ural  No survivors in jetliner crash Sep.14   China Death toll from landslide reaches 254 Sep.17   China 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group Sep.23   Global China's tainted milk scare spreads globally Sep.30  India  Temple stampede kills 147 Oct.2  California  Fossett plane found Oct.10  Austria  Haider dies in accident Nov.4  Mexico  Interior Minister killed in crash Nov.7   Haiti At least 84 dead in school collapse Nov.8  Russian Far East  Twenty die on Russian submarine Nov.27  Brazil  Death toll climbs in flooding Dec.2   Zimbabwe Cholera deaths near 500 Dec.4  Antarctica  Cruise ship strikes ice, stranded on coast Dec.16  Southern Israel  Tourist bus crash kills 24 Dec.18  Zimbabwe  Cholera deaths pass 1,000 Dec.31  Thailand  Dozens killed in nightclub fire



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East Asia
01/30 Stranded take buses anywhere
04/09 54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer
05/03 78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
05/03 China on alert over deadly child virus
05/05 Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'
05/06 Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
05/12 Quake death toll 50,000
05/13 Rescuers reach epicentre
05/15 President Hu Jintao visits quake area
05/16 'Five million' homeless in quake
06/21 Ferry hit by typhoon
07/25 Hole forces Qantas plane to land
09/14 Death toll from landslide reaches 254
09/17 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
12/31 Dozens killed in nightclub fire
01/30 Stranded take buses anywhere
05/03 78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
05/05 Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'
05/06 Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
05/16 Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone
05/18 Junta leader visits cyclone refugees
06/21 Ferry hit by typhoon
07/25 Hole forces Qantas plane to land
Southeast Asia
04/09 54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer
05/03 78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
05/05 Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'
05/06 Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
05/16 Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone
06/21 Ferry hit by typhoon
07/25 Hole forces Qantas plane to land
12/31 Dozens killed in nightclub fire
05/03 78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
05/05 Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'
05/06 Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
05/16 Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone
06/21 Ferry hit by typhoon
07/25 Hole forces Qantas plane to land
China
01/30 Stranded take buses anywhere
05/03 China on alert over deadly child virus
05/12 Quake death toll 50,000
05/13 Rescuers reach epicentre
05/15 President Hu Jintao visits quake area
09/14 Death toll from landslide reaches 254
09/17 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
01/30 Stranded take buses anywhere
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USA
02/06 Tornadoes kill 48 across U.S. South
02/22 B-2 stealth bomber crashed
09/12 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision
09/13 Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast
10/02 Fossett plane found
02/06 Tornadoes kill 48 across U.S. South
08/31 Hundreds of thousands flee coast
09/13 Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast
02/22 B-2 stealth bomber crashed
10/02 Fossett plane found
Southern China
05/12 Quake death toll 50,000
05/13 Rescuers reach epicentre
05/15 President Hu Jintao visits quake area
05/16 'Five million' homeless in quake
05/27 Aftershocks demolish homes
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Myanmar
05/03 78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
05/05 Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'
05/06 Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
05/16 Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone
05/18 Junta leader visits cyclone refugees
05/03 78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
05/05 Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'
05/06 Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
05/16 Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone
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Sichuan Province
05/12 Quake death toll 50,000
05/13 Rescuers reach epicentre
05/15 President Hu Jintao visits quake area
05/16 'Five million' homeless in quake
05/27 Aftershocks demolish homes
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Latin America
02/21 Jetliner crashes in mountains
09/05 'Hundreds' killed by storm
09/09 Ike bears down on Cuba again
11/07 At least 84 dead in school collapse
11/27 Death toll climbs in flooding
09/05 'Hundreds' killed by storm
09/09 Ike bears down on Cuba again
02/21 Jetliner crashes in mountains
11/04 Interior Minister killed in crash
Bihar
08/27 Flooding kills dozens, ruins 225,000 homes
08/31 Floods cut off thousands
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Middle East
01/20 Gaza City plunged into darkness
02/01 Third undersea Internet cable cut
06/10 28 dead as fire engulfs plane
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06/10 28 dead as fire engulfs plane
Philippines
06/21 Ferry hit by typhoon
06/22 Hundreds trapped in capsized ferry
07/25 Hole forces Qantas plane to land
06/21 Ferry hit by typhoon
07/25 Hole forces Qantas plane to land
India
08/27 Flooding kills dozens, ruins 225,000 homes
08/31 Floods cut off thousands
09/30 Temple stampede kills 147
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Post Soviet
08/24 Plane crash kills 70 people
09/13 No survivors in jetliner crash
11/08 Twenty die on Russian submarine
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08/24 Plane crash kills 70 people
09/13 No survivors in jetliner crash
Myaungmya
05/03 78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
05/16 Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone
05/18 Junta leader visits cyclone refugees
05/03 78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
05/16 Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone
05/18 Junta leader visits cyclone refugees
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Caribbean
09/05 'Hundreds' killed by storm
09/09 Ike bears down on Cuba again
11/07 At least 84 dead in school collapse
09/05 'Hundreds' killed by storm
09/09 Ike bears down on Cuba again
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Arab Countries
01/20 Gaza City plunged into darkness
02/01 Third undersea Internet cable cut
06/10 28 dead as fire engulfs plane
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06/10 28 dead as fire engulfs plane

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January 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jan.4  Kenya  180,000 people displaced
Jan.17   London
Jan.20   Gaza
Jan.28  China  Brutal winter affects millions
Jan.30   China  
  Crowds at some of major train stations thinned slightly as thousands took advantage of a break in the nation's worst weather for 50 years


February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1   United Arab Emirates Third undersea Internet cable cut  A cable was cut off the emirate of Duba, the third loss of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days. Feb.3  Rwanda  Great Lakes hit by deadly quakes Feb.6   Tennessee Tornadoes kill 48 across U.S. South
Feb.21   Venezuela   Jetliner crashes in mountains  A plane that was reported missing with 46 people aboard has crashed in the Andes. Emergency crews have launched rescue attempts Feb.22   Guam B-2 stealth bomber crashed

March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.15  Albania  4 dead, 170 injured in blast

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.3  Brazil  Thousands hit by outbreak of dengue Apr.7   London   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
  The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi.    Paul's drink-driving and a lack of seatbelts contributed to their ...
Apr.9   Thailand 54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer Apr.16   Congo Plane crash kills 38; others missing Apr.27  China  Train collision kills at least 66

May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.3   China   China on alert over deadly child virus   Health Ministry strengthened surveillance and dispatched specialists to the Anhui province as the death toll from a virulent virus climbed to...   Myanmar     78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
Map of Myaungmya Myanmar
  Burma has declared 5 disaster areas, including Rangoon, after a large tropical cyclone hit the states of Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon
 As aid groups struggled to distribute supplies despite government obstacles, Myanmar TV was urging people to vote 'yes' in a referendum. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has warned of dire consequences if foreign aid workers continue to be denied access
May.4  Myanmar  Hundreds feared dead in cyclone May.5   Myanmar Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000'  Myanmar  Death toll from cyclone more than 15,000 May.6   Myanmar     Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
  41,000 missing after the catastrophic cyclone that battered the country. The U.N. estimated up to a million could be homeless
 Aid agencies begin what they expect to be a major relief operation to help tens of thousands left without clean water and shelter. Up to 1.5 million people may have been affected by Cyclone Nargis, which devastated the Irrawaddy Delta region
May.8  Myanmar  Rotting corpses pile up May.10  Myanmar  Cyclone aid used to entice voters  Oklahoma  Severe storms kill 18 in two U.S. states May.12   Sichuan     Quake death toll 50,000
  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake
 Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage
 Sichuan  Death toll rises in quake May.13  China  Quake death toll tops 12,000   Sichuan Rescuers reach epicentre May.14  Sichuan  Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours  Myanmar  UN raises Burma cyclone estimate May.15  Sichuan  Quake death toll could reach 50,000   Sichuan   President Hu Jintao visits quake area  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake May.16   Myanmar Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone   Sichuan 'Five million' homeless in quake May.17  Sichuan  Quake effort resumes after panic May.18   Myanmar Junta leader visits cyclone refugees  China  China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts  Singapore  Burma neighbours in cyclone talks May.19  Myanmar  Myanmar agrees to regional cyclone aid May.22  Myanmar  UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma  China  Quake death toll passes 50,000  UN  U.N.: Poor could pay 40% more for food May.23   Myanmar Myanmar to admit all aid workers  Sichuan  Quake victims need millions of tents May.27   Sichuan Aftershocks demolish homes May.30  Honduras  4 dead after airliner overshoots runway May.31  Sichuan  Race against time to drain 'quake lake'

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.4   Sichuan Water behind 'quake lake' at top of dam
Jun.9  Sichuan  Quake lake 'now draining' Jun.10   Sudan   28 dead as fire engulfs plane   A jetliner burst into flames after landing. A defect the Sudan Airways plane caused it to catch fire as it touched down. Some passengers sur... Jun.14   Northern Japan Powerful earthquake strikes  Sichuan  1 million flee from floods; 55 dead Jun.20  Mexico  12 trampled to death in Mexico City Jun.21   Philippines Ferry hit by typhoon Map of Sibuyan Philippines
  Fears are growing for more than 700 passengers on Princess of Stars which officials say has capsized in the wake of a typhoon Fengshen.    A rescue vessel was expected to reach stranded ferry by late Su...
Jun.22   Philippines Hundreds trapped in capsized ferry  Philippines  Stricken ferry 'survivors found' Jun.23  Philippines  Divers yet to find ferry survivors

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.25   Manila Hole forces Qantas plane to land  A passenger plane en route from London to Melbourne has made an emergency landing after a large hole appeared in its fuselage  Greece  Fire causes mass evacuations from resorts

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Washington   US anthrax 'suspect' found dead
Map of Frederick Maryland USA
  Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged
Aug.3  Pakistan  Climber: 11 killed in avalanche on K2  India  145 dead in India temple stampede Aug.20   Madrid   153 dead in Madrid plane crash
  19 people survived when the passenger plane swerved off the runway at Barajas airport but some are in critical condition
 Later wing flaps blamed in crash. The left engine caught fire as the Spanair flight JK 5022 sflight took off for the Canary Islands with 172 people on board. Investigators had ruled out foul play and considered the crash an accident
Aug.21  Madrid  Spain mourns air disaster victims Aug.24   Kyrgyzstan Plane crash kills 70 people
Aug.27   Bihar   Flooding kills dozens, ruins 225,000 homes   Massive flooding has killed at least 55 people since the Kosi River burst through an embankment more than a week ago Aug.30  Cuba  Cuba, Gulf Coast braced for Gustav  Cuba  Hurricane Gustav reaches Category 4  New Orleans  New Orleaners told to flee Gustav Aug.31   Bihar Floods cut off thousands   New Orleans Hundreds of thousands flee coast

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.1  New Orleans  Gustav slams into Gulf Coast  New Orleans  Gustav evacuees urged to stay away Sep.5   Haiti 'Hundreds' killed by storm
Sep.6  Cairo  Hundreds feared trapped in rockslide  Caribbean  Caribbean lashed by Hurricane Ike Sep.7  Cuba  Ike makes landfall as Category 3 hurricane Sep.8  China  Landslide kills 34 in Shanxi Sep.9   Cuba Ike bears down on Cuba again Sep.10  Northern Japan  Major quakes hit Japan and Indonesia Sep.11   France Fire breaks out in channel tunnel Sep.12  Houston  Texas officials: Too late to flee Ike   Los Angeles   24 killed, 135 injured in train collision
  Rescue workers combed their way through the mangled wreckage of a train looking for survivors; a commuter train collided with a freight train.    Human error led to fatal train collision. The Metrolink train, packed with about 220 commuters, co...
Sep.13   Houston   Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast   As Galveston's west end was deluged, Houston officials warned residents to stay put because it was no longer safe to try to escape   Ural   No survivors in jetliner crash   The Boeing 737 carrying 88 people crashed early morning en route to Perm from Moscow when the pilots lost communication Sep.14   China   Death toll from landslide reaches 254
  Rescue workers continue to recover more bodie from a mud and rock slide that occurred at an unlicensed mine
Sep.17   China 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group
 1,300 infants are hospitalized with illnesses including malnutrition, kidney stones and acute renal failure
 Southern Iraq  7 U.S. soldiers die in copter crash Sep.18  China  Tests find liquid milk tainted Sep.19  China  'All-out effort' for babies Sep.20  China  Fire at club leaves 43 dead Sep.23   Global   China's tainted milk scare spreads globally
  African governments have stopped importing Chinese dairy products as the crisis spreads
Sep.30   India Temple stampede kills 147

October 2008 ... more > Top ^
Oct.2   California   Fossett plane found   Authorities have found the plane Steve Fossett was flying when he disappeared last year, but they have not found the adventurer's body Oct.3  China  Lung disease 'to kill 83m' Oct.10   Austria Haider dies in accident   58-year-old far-right politician Joerg Haider was driving alone when his car came off the road and he suffered severe head and chest injuries Oct.29  Pakistan  100 people die after 6.4 earthquake

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4   Mexico Interior Minister killed in crash
Nov.7   Haiti   At least 84 dead in school collapse Map of Petionville Haiti
  100 people have been injured. Rescuers planned to continue working into the night to dig out students and teachers buried in the rubble.    150 people had been injured, but many more remained missing. Fortin Augustin, who owns College La Promesse Evangelique in Petionville, surrender...
Nov.8   Russian Far East Twenty die on Russian submarine Nov.15  Burkina Faso  At least 60 die in bus crash Nov.16  Southern California  Wildfires wreak havoc Nov.21  Zimbabwe  Cholera kills 300 Nov.27   Brazil   Death toll climbs in flooding   The toll from flooding in southern Brazil climbed to 97. 19 people remain missing. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva flew over the flooded...

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1  China  Melamine death toll rises Dec.2   Zimbabwe     Cholera deaths near 500
  More than 11,700 cases of cholera have been recorded since August.    Cholera spread has been aided by the collapse of Zimbabwe's hea...
Dec.4   Antarctica   Cruise ship strikes ice, stranded on coast  The Ushuaia, carrying 89 passengers and 33 crew members, was stranded on the coast of Antarctica after striking ice Dec.16   Southern Israel Tourist bus crash kills 24
Dec.18   Zimbabwe Cholera deaths pass 1,000 Dec.27  Beijing  China dairies to compensate victims Dec.28  India  300 migrants missing off Andamans Dec.31   Thailand   Dozens killed in nightclub fire  At least 59 people were killed in a fire that broke out at one of most upscale nightclubs, where about 1,000 revelers were ringing in the new...


Fire breaks out in channel tunnel Dozens killed in nightclub fire  At least 59 people were killed in a fire that broke out at one of most upscale nightclubs, where about 1,000 revelers were ringing in the new... 54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer Myanmar to admit all aid workers 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula




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Jul.25  Greece  Fire causes mass evacuations from resorts
Sep.11   France
Sep.20  China  Fire at club leaves 43 dead
Nov.16  Southern California  Wildfires wreak havoc
Dec.31   Thailand




World, Disasters, 2008 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
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Jan.4  Kenya  180,000 people displaced
Apr.9   Thailand
May.19  Myanmar  Myanmar agrees to regional cyclone aid
May.22  UN  U.N.: Poor could pay 40% more for food
May.23   Myanmar
Sep.17   China
  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group
 1,300 infants are hospitalized with illnesses including malnutrition, kidney stones and acute renal failure
Sep.17  Southern Iraq  7 U.S. soldiers die in copter crash Sep.18  China  Tests find liquid milk tainted Dec.27  Beijing  China dairies to compensate victims



World, Disasters, 2008 Earthquake Timeline ... See World Earthquake timeline Top ^
2008 Feb.3  Rwanda  Great Lakes hit by deadly quakes Mar.15  Albania  4 dead, 170 injured in blast May.10  Myanmar  Cyclone aid used to entice voters May.12   Sichuan   Quake death toll 50,000
  80 percent of the buildings collapsed in the Beichuan Qiang Autonomous County after the 7.8-magnitude quake
 Several hundred students are also feared to be buried in collapsed school buildings. 'Five million' homeless in quake. A frightened schoolgirl was pulled safely from the rubble of a school dormitory. More than 4.3 million homes collapsed or sustained damage
May.12  Sichuan  Death toll rises in quake May.13  China  Quake death toll tops 12,000 May.14  Sichuan  Girl pulled from rubble after 50 hours May.15  Sichuan  Quake death toll could reach 50,000 May.15   Sichuan   President Hu Jintao visits quake area  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake May.16   Sichuan 'Five million' homeless in quake May.18  China  China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts May.22  China  Quake death toll passes 50,000 May.23   Myanmar Myanmar to admit all aid workers May.23  Sichuan  Quake victims need millions of tents May.27   Sichuan Aftershocks demolish homes Jun.4   Sichuan Water behind 'quake lake' at top of dam Jun.14   Northern Japan Powerful earthquake strikes Sep.10  Northern Japan  Major quakes hit Japan and Indonesia Oct.29  Pakistan  100 people die after 6.4 earthquake



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2008 Apr.7   London   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
  The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi.    Paul's drink-driving and a lack of seatbelts contributed to their ...
Apr.7   London   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
  The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi.    Paul's drink-driving and a lack of seatbelts contributed to their ...
Oct.10   Austria Haider dies in accident   58-year-old far-right politician Joerg Haider was driving alone when his car came off the road and he suffered severe head and chest injuries Nov.15  Burkina Faso  At least 60 die in bus crash Dec.16   Southern Israel Tourist bus crash kills 24



World, Disasters, 2008 Health Disaster Timeline ... See World Health Disaster timeline Top ^
2008 Apr.3  Brazil  Thousands hit by outbreak of dengue May.3   China China on alert over deadly child virus   Health Ministry strengthened surveillance and dispatched specialists to the Anhui province as the death toll from a virulent virus climbed to... Sep.17   China 3 babies dead, 6,200 ill from milk formula
  Drinking formula tainted with the same chemical involved in a massive pet food recall last year by Mengniu Dairy Group
 1,300 infants are hospitalized with illnesses including malnutrition, kidney stones and acute renal failure
Sep.18  China  Tests find liquid milk tainted Sep.19  China  'All-out effort' for babies Sep.23   Global China's tainted milk scare spreads globally
  African governments have stopped importing Chinese dairy products as the crisis spreads
Oct.3  China  Lung disease 'to kill 83m' Nov.21  Zimbabwe  Cholera kills 300 Dec.1  China  Melamine death toll rises Dec.2   Zimbabwe   Cholera deaths near 500
  More than 11,700 cases of cholera have been recorded since August.    Cholera spread has been aided by the collapse of Zimbabwe's hea...
Dec.18   Zimbabwe Cholera deaths pass 1,000



World, Disasters, 2008 Sea Disaster Timeline ... See World Sea Disaster timeline Top ^
2008 Jun.21   Philippines Ferry hit by typhoon
Map of Sibuyan Philippines
  Fears are growing for more than 700 passengers on Princess of Stars which officials say has capsized in the wake of a typhoon Fengshen.    A rescue vessel was expected to reach stranded ferry by late Su...
Jun.22   Philippines Hundreds trapped in capsized ferry Nov.8   Russian Far East Twenty die on Russian submarine Nov.8   Russian Far East Twenty die on Russian submarine Dec.4   Antarctica Cruise ship strikes ice, stranded on coast  The Ushuaia, carrying 89 passengers and 33 crew members, was stranded on the coast of Antarctica after striking ice Dec.28  India  300 migrants missing off Andamans



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2008 Jan.20   Gaza Gaza City plunged into darkness
Feb.1   United Arab Emirates Third undersea Internet cable cut  A cable was cut off the emirate of Duba, the third loss of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days.



World, Disasters, 2008 Weather Related Timeline ... See World Weather Related timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.28  China  Brutal winter affects millions Jan.30   China Stranded take buses anywhere
  Crowds at some of major train stations thinned slightly as thousands took advantage of a break in the nation's worst weather for 50 years
Feb.1   United Arab Emirates Third undersea Internet cable cut  A cable was cut off the emirate of Duba, the third loss of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days. Feb.6   Tennessee Tornadoes kill 48 across U.S. South
May.3   Myanmar   78,000 dead in cyclone, 56,000 missing
Map of Myaungmya Myanmar
  Burma has declared 5 disaster areas, including Rangoon, after a large tropical cyclone hit the states of Irrawaddy, Bago, Karen and Mon
 As aid groups struggled to distribute supplies despite government obstacles, Myanmar TV was urging people to vote 'yes' in a referendum. The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has warned of dire consequences if foreign aid workers continue to be denied access
May.4  Myanmar  Hundreds feared dead in cyclone May.5   Myanmar Myanmar death toll 'could reach 10,000' May.5  Myanmar  Death toll from cyclone more than 15,000 May.6   Myanmar   Cyclone death toll jumps to 22,000
  41,000 missing after the catastrophic cyclone that battered the country. The U.N. estimated up to a million could be homeless
 Aid agencies begin what they expect to be a major relief operation to help tens of thousands left without clean water and shelter. Up to 1.5 million people may have been affected by Cyclone Nargis, which devastated the Irrawaddy Delta region
May.8  Myanmar  Rotting corpses pile up May.10  Myanmar  Cyclone aid used to entice voters May.10  Oklahoma  Severe storms kill 18 in two U.S. states May.14  Myanmar  UN raises Burma cyclone estimate May.16   Myanmar Junta: Almost 78,000 dead in cyclone
May.18   Myanmar Junta leader visits cyclone refugees May.18  Singapore  Burma neighbours in cyclone talks May.19  Myanmar  Myanmar agrees to regional cyclone aid May.22  Myanmar  UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma Aug.30  Cuba  Cuba, Gulf Coast braced for Gustav Aug.30  New Orleans  New Orleaners told to flee Gustav Aug.31   New Orleans Hundreds of thousands flee coast Sep.1  New Orleans  Gustav slams into Gulf Coast Sep.1  New Orleans  Gustav evacuees urged to stay away Sep.5   Haiti 'Hundreds' killed by storm Sep.6  Caribbean  Caribbean lashed by Hurricane Ike Sep.7  Cuba  Ike makes landfall as Category 3 hurricane Sep.9   Cuba Ike bears down on Cuba again Sep.12  Houston  Texas officials: Too late to flee Ike Sep.13   Houston Hurricane Ike pounds Texas coast   As Galveston's west end was deluged, Houston officials warned residents to stay put because it was no longer safe to try to escape



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2008 Sep.6  Cairo  Hundreds feared trapped in rockslide Sep.8  China  Landslide kills 34 in Shanxi Sep.14   China Death toll from landslide reaches 254
  Rescue workers continue to recover more bodie from a mud and rock slide that occurred at an unlicensed mine




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2008 Aug.3  Pakistan  Climber: 11 killed in avalanche on K2



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2008 May.31  Sichuan  Race against time to drain 'quake lake' Jun.9  Sichuan  Quake lake 'now draining' Jun.14  Sichuan  1 million flee from floods; 55 dead Aug.27   Bihar Flooding kills dozens, ruins 225,000 homes   Massive flooding has killed at least 55 people since the Kosi River burst through an embankment more than a week ago Aug.31   Bihar Floods cut off thousands Nov.27   Brazil Death toll climbs in flooding   The toll from flooding in southern Brazil climbed to 97. 19 people remain missing. President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva flew over the flooded...



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2008 Apr.9   Thailand 54 Myanmar migrants suffocate in freezer
Jun.20  Mexico  12 trampled to death in Mexico City Aug.3  India  145 dead in India temple stampede Sep.30   India Temple stampede kills 147 Dec.28  India  300 migrants missing off Andamans



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2008 Jan.17   London Heathrow jet lands short of runway
Feb.21   Venezuela Jetliner crashes in mountains  A plane that was reported missing with 46 people aboard has crashed in the Andes. Emergency crews have launched rescue attempts Feb.22   Guam B-2 stealth bomber crashed Feb.22   Guam B-2 stealth bomber crashed Apr.16   Congo Plane crash kills 38; others missing May.15   Sichuan   President Hu Jintao visits quake area  Chinese President has flown to south-western Province, where it is feared up to 50,000 people may have died in the earthquake May.18   Myanmar Junta leader visits cyclone refugees May.22  Myanmar  UN head tours cyclone-hit Burma May.30  Honduras  4 dead after airliner overshoots runway Jun.10   Sudan 28 dead as fire engulfs plane   A jetliner burst into flames after landing. A defect the Sudan Airways plane caused it to catch fire as it touched down. Some passengers sur... Jul.25   Manila Hole forces Qantas plane to land  A passenger plane en route from London to Melbourne has made an emergency landing after a large hole appeared in its fuselage Aug.20   Madrid 153 dead in Madrid plane crash
  19 people survived when the passenger plane swerved off the runway at Barajas airport but some are in critical condition
 Later wing flaps blamed in crash. The left engine caught fire as the Spanair flight JK 5022 sflight took off for the Canary Islands with 172 people on board. Investigators had ruled out foul play and considered the crash an accident
Aug.21  Madrid  Spain mourns air disaster victims Aug.24   Kyrgyzstan Plane crash kills 70 people Sep.13   Ural No survivors in jetliner crash   The Boeing 737 carrying 88 people crashed early morning en route to Perm from Moscow when the pilots lost communication Sep.17  Southern Iraq  7 U.S. soldiers die in copter crash Oct.2   California Fossett plane found   Authorities have found the plane Steve Fossett was flying when he disappeared last year, but they have not found the adventurer's body Nov.4   Mexico Interior Minister killed in crash



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2008 Dec.16   Southern Israel Tourist bus crash kills 24




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2008 May.22  UN  U.N.: Poor could pay 40% more for food



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2008 May.18  Singapore  Burma neighbours in cyclone talks Nov.7   Haiti At least 84 dead in school collapse
Map of Petionville Haiti
  100 people have been injured. Rescuers planned to continue working into the night to dig out students and teachers buried in the rubble.    150 people had been injured, but many more remained missing. Fortin Augustin, who owns College La Promesse Evangelique in Petionville, surrender...




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2008 Aug.1   Washington   US anthrax 'suspect' found dead
Map of Frederick Maryland USA
  Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged




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2008 Apr.7   London   Princess Diana 'unlawfully killed'
  The inquest jury: Diana and Dodi Al Fayed were unlawfully killed due to the gross negligence of driver Henri Paul and the paparazzi.    Paul's drink-driving and a lack of seatbelts contributed to their ...
May.31  Sichuan  Race against time to drain 'quake lake' Aug.3  Pakistan  Climber: 11 killed in avalanche on K2



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2008 Apr.27  China  Train collision kills at least 66 Sep.12   Los Angeles 24 killed, 135 injured in train collision
  Rescue workers combed their way through the mangled wreckage of a train looking for survivors; a commuter train collided with a freight train.    Human error led to fatal train collision. The Metrolink train, packed with about 220 commuters, co...




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2008 Dec.27  Beijing  China dairies to compensate victims



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2008 May.13   Sichuan Rescuers reach epicentre
May.17  Sichuan  Quake effort resumes after panic Jun.22  Philippines  Stricken ferry 'survivors found' Jun.23  Philippines  Divers yet to find ferry survivors Aug.30  Cuba  Hurricane Gustav reaches Category 4



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2008 Aug.1   Washington   US anthrax 'suspect' found dead
Map of Frederick Maryland USA
  Bruce Ivins, 62, a top scientist suspected of anthrax attacks in 2001, has apparently killed himself just as he was about to be charged




World, Disasters, 2008 Obituary Timeline ... See World Obituary timeline Top ^
2008 May.18  China  China to mourn quake victims; toll mounts Aug.21  Madrid  Spain mourns air disaster victims Oct.10   Austria Haider dies in accident   58-year-old far-right politician Joerg Haider was driving alone when his car came off the road and he suffered severe head and chest injuries



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2008 Mar.15  Albania  4 dead, 170 injured in blast