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1. 01-20 AirAsia flight QZ8501 'climbed too fast' Jakarta
2. 02-03 35 dead as plane crashes into Taiwan river Keelung river, Taipei, Taiwan
D. 03-13 Dozens feared dead after Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu Vanuatu, Melanesia
03-24 Germanwings airliner 4U 9525 crashes in French Alps Digne, Southern France
F. 04-14 Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya Mediterranean sea, Libya
G. 04-25 Death toll in Nepal quake more 8,000 people Pokhara, Nepal
H. 05-13 72 dead in Philippines slipper factory fire Valanezuela, Manila
I. 06-01 Boat with more than 400 people aboard sinks in Yangtze River Jianli, Hubei, Southern China
J. 06-23 Pakistan heatwave: toll nears 700 Sindh, Karachi

Summary.     Click for More > Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya Map of Mediterranean sea Libya
AirAsia flight QZ8501 'climbed too fast' 35 dead as plane crashes into Taiwan river   A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has crash-landed. Ten people were injured. More than 50 people were onboard Dozens feared dead after Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu   Germanwings airliner 4U 9525 crashes in French Alps Map of Digne France
Jan.2  Indonesia  More bodies of AirAsia Flight 8501 victims found
Jan.7  Indonesia  Tail of crashed AirAsia plane found
Jan.11  Indonesia  Divers retrieve 1 black box from crashed AirAsia jet
Jan.12  Indonesia  AirAsia cockpit voice recorder found
Jan.20   Jakarta
Jan.27  New York  US admits snow forecast errors
Jan.29  Mexico  Mexico City gas truck explodes near maternity hospital
Feb.3   Taiwan
Feb.19  Chicago  Record-breaking cold in US East
Feb.22  Bangladesh  48 dead after Bangladesh ferry with 100 passengers sinks
Mar.7  Malaysia  MH370: Malaysia committed to search, says PM
Mar.9  Argentina  French Olympic medalists filming reality show among 10 dead
Mar.11  Florida  Eleven missing after US army crash
Mar.13   Melanesia
 Chile  Forest fire rages near Valparaiso, thousands evacuated
Mar.24   Southern France
  Airbus A320 airliner has crashed in the French Alps. The flight 4U 9525 had been en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf with 144 passengers and 6 crew
 No one is expected to have survived. The plane crashed after an 8-minute descent. The passengers included a German school class on its way back from an exchange trip
Mar.25  Southern France  Pilot was locked out of cockpit moments before plane crashed
Mar.26  Southern France  Germanwings co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'
 Manhattan  New York buildings collapse after explosion
Mar.28  Maritime Provinces  23 injured after plane leaves runway on 'abrupt' landing
Mar.30  Germany  Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot suicidal at one time
Apr.1  Russian Far East  Russian trawler sinks off Kamchatka with 54 dead
Apr.14   Libya
  About 400 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized, survivors have told Save the Children. The Italian coast guard had rescued 144.    More than 8,000 have bee...
Apr.15  South Korea  South Korea remembers ferry dead Apr.16  Libya  Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard Apr.19  Italy  Hundreds feared dead after Mediterranean boat capsizes Apr.20  Sicily  Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking Apr.23  Brussels  Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples funding Apr.25   Nepal   Death toll in Nepal quake more 8,000 people Map of Pokhara Nepal
  The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area of central Nepal between Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara.    There were also victims in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and on Mount Everest. The government has d...
 Nepal  Nepal earthquake: Rescue effort intensifies Apr.26  Nepal  Powerful 6.7 magnitude aftershock rattles Nepal  Nepal  Nepal earthquake: Death toll rises above 3,000 Apr.27  Nepal  Nepal earthquake: 8 million people affected Apr.30  Nepal  Nepal quake: Towns near epicentre 'devastated' May.1  Nepal  Nepal quake: 'No chance' to find more survivors May.12  Nepal  Rescue to resume after latest deadly tremor  Philadelphia  US Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia, 8 killed May.13   Manila 72 dead in Philippines slipper factory fire May.25  North Mexico  Tornado kills 13 in Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna May.29  Dallas  Death toll from floods in Texas and Oklahoma reached 24 Jun.1   Southern China   Boat with more than 400 people aboard sinks in Yangtze River   Passenger ship The Eastern Star carrying more than 444 people sank overnight in southern China, and seven people have been rescued Jun.2  Southern China  Cries for help heard from capsized boat in Yangtze River Jun.4  Southern China  Workers turn capsized China ship upright Jun.5  Malaysia  Earthquake injures 11 climbers, strands 137 Jun.7  South Korea  Sixth Mers death in S. Korea amid sharp rises in cases Jun.14  Georgia  Deadly floods bring fear over escaped zoo animals Jun.16  San Francisco Bay Area  Balcony collapse in California kills 6 people Jun.19  London  'Plane stowaway' body found on Richmond roof Jun.20  Austria  Man drives car into crowd in Austria killing 3 Jun.23   Karachi Pakistan heatwave: toll nears 700 Jun.27  Taiwan  Fire injures 500 people attending party at Taiwan water park Jun.30  Sumatra  Indonesia transport plane crash death toll rises Jul.2  Taiwan  Taiwan TransAsia pilot shut wrong engine Jul.9  Indonesia  Indonesia closes five airports as Mount Raung erupts Jul.28  Zimbabwe  US dentist 'regrets' killing Zimbabwe lion Cecil Jul.29   Southern Africa   MH370 search: Experts investigate Indian Ocean wreckage   Malaysia has sent a team to the Indian Ocean island of Reunion to determine whether debris which washed up there is from missing flight MH37... Jul.31  Southern Africa  More debris on Reunion Island beach may unlock MH370 mystery Aug.1  Myanmar  Heavy rains in Myanmar cause more severe flooding Aug.5  Malaysia  MH370: Reunion debris is from missing plane, says Najib Aug.7  Taiwan  Powerful Typhoon Soudelor slams into Taiwan Aug.8  Southern China  Typhoon Soudelor lashes southeast China Aug.9  Southern China  Typhoon Soudelor: Trail of damage in south-east China Aug.10  Northern Japan  Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima Aug.12   China Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions Map of port Tianjin China
  Massive explosions have hit a warehouse storing dangerous and chemical goods in the port area, leaving at least 17 dead and hundreds more injured.    Pictures and video showed flames lighting up th...
Aug.15  China  Evacuations as sodium cyanide found Aug.16  Indonesia  Indonesia passenger plane wreckage found in Papua Aug.22   England 11 died after single-seat jet crashes at airshow  Libya  Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast Aug.27  Austria  Austrian police work to recover bodies from lorry  Libya  Libya boats capsize off Zuwara carrying hundreds Aug.29  New Orleans  New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina Sep.10  Japan  City of Joso hit by 'unprecedented' rain Sep.11  Mecca  Mecca crane collapse: 107 dead in Saudi Arabia Sep.12  Central India  89 dead after twin explosions in India Sep.16  Chile  Tsunami alert as Chile hit by powerful earthquake Sep.24   Mecca   2,411 people died in Hajj stampede Map of Mina Saudi Arabia
  Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered a safety review for the Hajj pilgrimage after at least 717 people died in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca.    Another 863 people were injured in the incident at Mina. 2 mi...
Oct.17  Philippines  Philippines battered as Typhoon Koppu barrels in Oct.23  Mexico  Hurricane Patricia makes landfall in Mexico Oct.25  Western Canada  4 dead after whale watching boat carrying 27 sinks Oct.26  Northern Afghanistan  Afghanistan-Pakistan quake Oct.30   Romania Romanian nightclub fire leaves 27 dead Oct.31   Sinai   No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268   Airbus A-321 has crashed in central Sinai killing all 224 people on board. It left the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, bound for St Peter... Nov.1  Sinai  Sinai plane crash: Russian airliner 'broke up in mid-air' Nov.2  Russia  Sinai plane crash: 'External influence' caused crash Nov.5   Brazil Brazil dam burst engulfs homes in Minas Gerais Nov.14  France  10 dead as French TGV high-speed train derails in east Nov.24  Northern Syria  Turkey Russia jet: Marine killed in pilot rescue bid Nov.29  Northeastern Brazil  Brazil state announces Zika fever emergency Dec.17  Beijing  Beijing issues second ever pollution red alert Dec.20   Southern China 22 buildings collapse in landslide in Shenzhen industrial park Dec.24  Nigeria  Nigeria gas explosion kills more than 100 people Dec.25  Mississippi  US storms: At least 14 dead in trail of destruction   Paraguay Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000 Dec.29  North Korea  North Korea official Kim Yang-gon killed in car crash Dec.31  Dubai  Fire sweeps through Dubai skyscraper



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More bodies of AirAsia Flight 8501 victims found   Tail of crashed AirAsia plane found   Part of the tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been found in the Java Sea, Indonesian searchers say. The tail houses the black boxes Divers retrieve 1 black box from crashed AirAsia jet AirAsia cockpit voice recorder found   AirAsia flight QZ8501 'climbed too fast'


January 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Indonesia  AirAsia: Flight attendant is first victims buried
 Southern Italy  Bid to save second abandoned migrant ship off Italian coast
Jan.2   Indonesia
 Southern Italy  Abandoned migrant ship Ezadeen reaches Italy
 Kentucky  'Girl survivor' reports US plane crash
 Indonesia  2 large objects found in AirAsia wreckage hunt
Jan.3  Indonesia  AirAsia QZ8501: 'Big objects' found in fuselage search
 Indonesia  AirAsia QZ8501: Plane search enters second week
Jan.6  Nigeria Delta  Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal
 Indonesia  Tail of AirAsia plane located in Java Sea
Jan.7   Indonesia
Jan.8  Indonesia  'Pings' detected in AirAsia search
Jan.10  Indonesia  AirAsia QZ8501: Plane tail lifted from seabed
 Karachi  57 dead after bus crashes into oil tanker in Pakistan
Jan.11   Indonesia
Jan.12   Indonesia
Jan.14  Indonesia  Divers examine fuselage under Java Sea
Jan.17  Southern Philippines  Pope Francis cuts short visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban
 England  Lorry fire closes Channel Tunnel
 Malawi  Malawi: Deadly floods menace tens of thousands
Jan.20   Jakarta  
  The AirAsia flight that crashed in the Java Sea, killing 162 people, climbed too fast before stalling, Indonesia's transport minister has said
Jan.23  Sao Paulo  Brazilians urged to cut water use Jan.24  Indonesia  Indonesian rescuers try to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia jetliner Jan.26  Boston  Snow emergency declared in US  New York  New York shuts down for blizzard Jan.27   New York US admits snow forecast errors   The US National Weather Service has admitted its forecasts were wrong, after predicting a 'potentially historic blizzard' would strike Jan.29   Mexico   Mexico City gas truck explodes near maternity hospital   A gas tank lorry has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing at least 7 people - including 4 babies  Malaysia  Malaysia: MH370 passengers and crew 'presumed dead'

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Feb.3   Taiwan   35 dead as plane crashes into Taiwan river
Map of Keelung river Taipei Taiwan
  A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has crash-landed. Ten people were injured. More than 50 people were onboard
 Data from the black box flight recorders retrieved from the wreckage suggests the pilots shut down one engine after the other lost power
Feb.19   Chicago Record-breaking cold in US East Feb.20  Dubai  Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper Feb.22   Bangladesh 48 dead after Bangladesh ferry with 100 passengers sinks   A river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel

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Mar.7   Malaysia MH370: Malaysia committed to search, says PM
Mar.9   Argentina French Olympic medalists filming reality show among 10 dead   Two Olympic athletes who competed and won medals for France were among ten people killed Monday when two helicopters crashed in a remote are... Mar.11   Florida Eleven missing after US army crash Mar.13   Melanesia     Dozens feared dead after Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu Map of Vanuatu Melanesia
  The death toll from a category five tropical storm that has hit islands in the South Pacific could run into the dozens, the UN's relief agency says
  Chile Forest fire rages near Valparaiso, thousands evacuated Mar.14  Melanesia  Race to aid Vanuatu cyclone victims  Brazil  Bus plunges down into deep mountain ravine, killing 49 Mar.15  Malaysia  Stunt planes crash in Malaysia while practicing for show  Melanesia  Pam 'wiped out' Vanuatu development Mar.24   Southern France     Germanwings airliner 4U 9525 crashes in French Alps Map of Digne France
  Airbus A320 airliner has crashed in the French Alps. The flight 4U 9525 had been en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf with 144 passengers and 6 crew
 No one is expected to have survived. The plane crashed after an 8-minute descent. The passengers included a German school class on its way back from an exchange trip
 Southern France  Searchers recover ‘black box’ after jet crashes in French Alps Mar.25   Southern France Pilot was locked out of cockpit moments before plane crashed Mar.26   Southern France   Germanwings co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'  The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, named as Andreas Lubitz, appeared to want to 'destroy the plane'   Manhattan New York buildings collapse after explosion Mar.27  Ruhr  Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Lubitz 'hid illness' Mar.28  Germany  Germanwings crash co-pilot Lubitz 'made prediction'   Maritime Provinces   23 injured after plane leaves runway on 'abrupt' landing   Air Canada AC624 made an 'abrupt' landing and left the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, but there were no immediate reports of... Mar.30   Germany Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot suicidal at one time

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Apr.1   Russian Far East Russian trawler sinks off Kamchatka with 54 dead
Apr.3  Germany  Co-pilot Lubitz 'accelerated descent' Apr.4  Southern France  Investigators finished at Germanwings Flight 9525 crash site Apr.14   Libya     Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya Map of Mediterranean sea Libya
  About 400 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized, survivors have told Save the Children. The Italian coast guard had rescued 144
 More than 8,000 have been picked up since Friday
Apr.15   South Korea South Korea remembers ferry dead Apr.16   Libya Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard Apr.19   Italy     Hundreds feared dead after Mediterranean boat capsizes   Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea  Rome  Italian PM led calls for more EU action on sea migration Apr.20   Sicily Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking Apr.23   Brussels Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples funding Apr.25   Nepal     Death toll in Nepal quake more 8,000 people Map of Pokhara Nepal
  The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area of central Nepal between Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara
 There were also victims in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and on Mount Everest. The government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas, and help has been offered around the world
 Nepal  At least 10 dead in Mount Everest avalanche   Nepal Nepal earthquake: Rescue effort intensifies Apr.26   Nepal Powerful 6.7 magnitude aftershock rattles Nepal  Nepal  Nepal earthquake: Rescue effort intensifies  Nepal  Nepal earthquake: Tent cities spring up for displaced   Nepal Nepal earthquake: Death toll rises above 3,000 Apr.27  Nepal  Nepal quake: 'Nine out of 10 soldiers' in rescue mission   Nepal Nepal earthquake: 8 million people affected Apr.29  UN  Nepal earthquake: UN launches $415m appeal Apr.30   Nepal Nepal quake: Towns near epicentre 'devastated'

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May.1   Nepal Nepal quake: 'No chance' to find more survivors
May.2  Nepal  Nepal quake: Airport customs holding up aid relief May.6  France  Co-pilot Lubitz 'practised rapid descent' May.9  Spain  Airbus military plane crashes near Seville airport May.12   Nepal   Rescue to resume after latest deadly tremor   At least 48 people died in Nepal and 1,100 were hurt in Tuesday's 7.3 magnitude quake, with fears the figures could rise. 17 died in India   Philadelphia   US Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia, 8 killed   Up to 10 carriages of the Washington-New York train reportedly went of the track and a number of people have been reported injured May.13  Philadelphia  Derailed Philadelphia Amtrak train 'was speeding'   Manila     72 dead in Philippines slipper factory fire Map of Valanezuela Philippines
  The bodies had been recovered from inside the Kentex Manufacturing Corp. factory. At least 30 people had been injured
May.14  Southern Thailand  Thailand moves away stranded migrant boat May.19  Malaysia  Asia boat migrants: Nations hold emergency meeting May.20  Southern California  California oil spill sparks state of emergency May.25   North Mexico Tornado kills 13 in Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna  Texas  Texas and Oklahoma flooding: Three dead May.29   Dallas   Death toll from floods in Texas and Oklahoma reached 24  Dozens of people are rescued in the state of Texas. 3 missing with another 15 people dead from tornadoes in northern Mexico and Texas

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Jun.1   Southern China   Boat with more than 400 people aboard sinks in Yangtze River
Map of Jianli Hubei China
  Passenger ship The Eastern Star carrying more than 444 people sank overnight in southern China, and seven people have been rescued
 Southern China  5 people dead and hundreds missing in Yangtze River Jun.2   Southern China Cries for help heard from capsized boat in Yangtze River  Southern China  Hopes fade of finding Yangtze survivors Jun.4  Ghana  Ghana petrol station inferno kills 150 in Accra   Southern China Workers turn capsized China ship upright Jun.5   Malaysia Earthquake injures 11 climbers, strands 137  Southern China  Yangtze ship disaster: 331 confirmed dead Jun.6  West Germany  Lightning hits Slipknot and Foo Fighters festival in Germany Jun.7   South Korea     Sixth Mers death in S. Korea amid sharp rises in cases   A sixth person has died after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in South Korea, amid a sharp rise in infections Jun.11  Southern France  Germanwings crash: French prosecutors open new probe Jun.14   Georgia Deadly floods bring fear over escaped zoo animals   Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals escaped from the zoo in Georgia's capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures Jun.16   San Francisco Bay Area Balcony collapse in California kills 6 people Jun.19   London 'Plane stowaway' body found on Richmond roof Jun.20   Austria Man drives car into crowd in Austria killing 3 Jun.23   Karachi   Pakistan heatwave: toll nears 700 Map of Sindh Pakistan
  Pakistan's prime minister has called for emergency measures as the death toll from a heatwave in southern Sindh province reached nearly 700
Jun.27   Taiwan Fire injures 500 people attending party at Taiwan water park Jun.30   Sumatra Indonesia transport plane crash death toll rises   Indonesian officials say 122 people are now known to have been on board a military Hercules C-130 plane which crashed in a residential area of...

July 2015 ... more > Top ^
Jul.2   Taiwan Taiwan TransAsia pilot shut wrong engine
Jul.9   Indonesia Indonesia closes five airports as Mount Raung erupts Jul.10  Mexico  Mexican volcano erupts, spewing plume of ash, lava Jul.17  Johannesburg  Train crash: 300 injured near Johannesburg Jul.19  South Africa  Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV Jul.27  China  Mother killed in escalator incident Jul.28   Zimbabwe   US dentist 'regrets' killing Zimbabwe lion Cecil  Walter Palmer who killed a lion in Zimbabwe says he regrets shooting the well-known animal and insists that he thought he was on a legal hun... Jul.29   Southern Africa     MH370 search: Experts investigate Indian Ocean wreckage Map of Reunion France Southern Africa
  Malaysia has sent a team to the Indian Ocean island of Reunion to determine whether debris which washed up there is from missing flight MH370
Jul.31   Southern Africa More debris on Reunion Island beach may unlock MH370 mystery

August 2015 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1   Myanmar Heavy rains in Myanmar cause more severe flooding
 Southern France  Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility Aug.2  Southern Africa  MH370 search: New debris on Reunion investigated  Malaysia  MH370: Malaysia urges debris vigilance after part found Aug.4  Central India  Indian trains in deadly derailment in Madhya Pradesh Aug.5   Malaysia   MH370: Reunion debris is from missing plane, says Najib   Part of the aircraft wing found on Reunion Island is from the missing MH370 plane, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has confirmed  Australia  MH370: Abbott says 'baffling mystery' closer to being solved Aug.7   Taiwan     Powerful Typhoon Soudelor slams into Taiwan   Soudelor made landfall Saturday morning just north of the city of Hualien on the east coast of the island, bringing fierce winds and torrential... Aug.8   Southern China   Typhoon Soudelor lashes southeast China   A typhoon was pounding southeast China late Saturday, leaving more than a million homes without power after lashing Taiwan Aug.9   Southern China Typhoon Soudelor: Trail of damage in south-east China Aug.10   Northern Japan Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima Aug.12   China Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions Map of port Tianjin China
  Massive explosions have hit a warehouse storing dangerous and chemical goods in the port area, leaving at least 17 dead and hundreds more injured
 Pictures and video showed flames lighting up the sky, and buildings are said to have collapsed
Aug.13  China  Chemical specialists sent to Tianjin  China  Fires still burning after Tianjin blasts Aug.15   China Evacuations as sodium cyanide found  Libya  More than 40 migrants died in overcrowded boat Aug.16   Indonesia Indonesia passenger plane wreckage found in Papua   The wreckage of the Trigana Air flight carrying 54 people has been found in the remote western Papua region, officials say  China  China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene Aug.22   England 11 died after single-seat jet crashes at airshow Map of Brighton United Kingdom
  Hawker Hunter fighter jet participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton, came down on a highway where it hit several vehicles as it crashed.    Pilot 'fighting for life'. It was possible mo...
  Libya Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast Aug.24  Canada  6 dead in plane crash during sightseeing trip in Quebec Aug.27   Austria   Austrian police work to recover bodies from lorry   Forensic teams are working through the night to establish how many people died inside a lorry found abandoned on a motorway near the Hungarian...   Libya     Libya boats capsize off Zuwara carrying hundreds   Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized at Mediterranean Sea, residents and officials say Aug.28  Dominica  Dominica badly hit by Tropical Storm Erika Aug.29   New Orleans New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina

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Sep.8  Nevada  British Airways plane catches fire in Las Vegas Sep.10   Japan City of Joso hit by 'unprecedented' rain
Sep.11   Mecca   Mecca crane collapse: 107 dead in Saudi Arabia   At least 107 people died and more than 230 people were injured when a crane collapsed in the Muslim holy city at 17:23 local time Sep.12   Central India 89 dead after twin explosions in India Sep.16   Chile Tsunami alert as Chile hit by powerful earthquake Sep.20  Turkey  Dozens of refugees feared dead after boat incidents in Aegean Sea Sep.24   Mecca     2,411 people died in Hajj stampede Map of Mina Saudi Arabia
  Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered a safety review for the Hajj pilgrimage after at least 717 people died in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca
 Another 863 people were injured in the incident at Mina. 2 million pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj's last major rite
Sep.26  Saudi Arabia  Saudi mufti says stampede deaths 'beyond human control'

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Oct.1  Afghanistan  Afghanistan Hercules crash: 'At least 10 dead' Oct.17   Philippines Philippines battered as Typhoon Koppu barrels in
Oct.23  Southern France  France bus crash: 43 Pensioners killed in truck collision   Mexico     Hurricane Patricia makes landfall in Mexico   Category Five Hurricane Patricia, the strongest on record, has made landfall in Jalisco state in western Mexico, meteorologists say  Mexico  Hurricane Patricia: Major risk of floods and landslides Oct.24  Mexico  Storm Patricia weakens over Mexico but risks remain Oct.25   Western Canada   4 dead after whale watching boat carrying 27 sinks   Canadian authorities said at least three people were killed Sunday when a whale watching boat with 27 people on board capsized off Vancouver... Oct.26   Northern Afghanistan   Afghanistan-Pakistan quake   Rescue efforts are being stepped up to help those affected by the 7.5 earthquake which hit remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monda... Oct.30   Romania   Romanian nightclub fire leaves 27 dead Map of Colectiv Bucharest Romania
  162 more were injured when a fire broke out in Bucharest late Friday. There were 300 to 400 people in the Colectiv, a large room with a stage
Oct.31   Sinai   No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268
Map of Hasna Egypt
  Airbus A-321 has crashed in central Sinai killing all 224 people on board. It left the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, bound for St Petersburg
 Wreckage was found in the Hasana area and bodies removed, along with the 'black box'. The bodies of victims still strapped to seats. Russian President Putin has declared Sunday a day of mourning
 Sinai  Sinai plane crash: 'No SOS call' before disaster

November 2015 ... more > Top ^
Nov.1   Sinai Sinai plane crash: Russian airliner 'broke up in mid-air'
 St. Petersburg  Sinai plane crash: Victims flown back to Russia Nov.2   Russia Sinai plane crash: 'External influence' caused crash Nov.3  Egypt  Sinai crash: Russia plane flight recorders to be examined Nov.5   Brazil   Brazil dam burst engulfs homes in Minas Gerais Map of Mariana Minas Gerais Brazil
  More than a dozen people are feared dead after a dam holding back waste water from an iron ore mine in Brazil burst, flooding nearby homes
Nov.14   France   10 dead as French TGV high-speed train derails in east   A high-speed TGV train has derailed near the eastern French city of Strasbourg, killing at least seven people on a new Paris-Strasbourg line Nov.21  Myanmar  Myanmar Kachin jade mine landslide kills 90 people Nov.24   Northern Syria Turkey Russia jet: Marine killed in pilot rescue bid Nov.29   Northeastern Brazil   Brazil state announces Zika fever emergency   The Brazilian state of Pernambuco has declared a state of emergency to help speed up the official response to Zika fever

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Dec.1  Southern India  Chennai hit by fresh rain and deadly flooding Dec.17   Beijing Beijing issues second ever pollution red alert
Dec.20   Southern China 22 buildings collapse in landslide in Shenzhen industrial park Map of Guangming New District Shenzhen China
  About 900 people have been evacuated, with four people pulled alive from rubble with minor or no injuries. At least 91 remain missing
Dec.23  China  China smog sparks red alerts in 10 cities Dec.24   Nigeria Nigeria gas explosion kills more than 100 people Dec.25   Mississippi   US storms: At least 14 dead in trail of destruction   A clear-up has begun after a violent storm left at least 14 people dead and destroyed homes in several US South and Midwest states on Christmas...   Paraguay     Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000 Map of Asuncion Paraguay
  More than 150,000 people have been driven from their homes by some of the worst flooding in years
 Australia  Christmas blaze guts Australia homes Dec.26  Dallas  Texas tornadoes: 'Eight killed' in Dallas suburbs Dec.29   North Korea North Korea official Kim Yang-gon killed in car crash  Global  Worries grow over humanitarian impacts of 'strongest El Nino' Dec.31   Dubai   Fire sweeps through Dubai skyscraper   A huge fire has broken out in a high-rise hotel in central Dubai close to the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa


Forest fire rages near Valparaiso, thousands evacuated   72 dead in Philippines slipper factory fire Map of Valanezuela Philippines




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Jan.17  England  Lorry fire closes Channel Tunnel
Feb.20  Dubai  Fire rips through Dubai skyscraper
Mar.13   Chile
May.13   Manila
  The bodies had been recovered from inside the Kentex Manufacturing Corp. factory. At least 30 people had been injured
Jun.4  Ghana  Ghana petrol station inferno kills 150 in Accra Jun.27   Taiwan Fire injures 500 people attending party at Taiwan water park Aug.13  China  Fires still burning after Tianjin blasts Oct.30   Romania Romanian nightclub fire leaves 27 dead Map of Colectiv Bucharest Romania
  162 more were injured when a fire broke out in Bucharest late Friday. There were 300 to 400 people in the Colectiv, a large room with a stage
Dec.25  Australia  Christmas blaze guts Australia homes Dec.31   Dubai Fire sweeps through Dubai skyscraper   A huge fire has broken out in a high-rise hotel in central Dubai close to the world's tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa



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2015 Mar.11   Florida Eleven missing after US army crash
Apr.25   Nepal Nepal earthquake: Rescue effort intensifies Apr.29  UN  Nepal earthquake: UN launches $415m appeal May.2  Nepal  Nepal quake: Airport customs holding up aid relief Jul.27  China  Mother killed in escalator incident Nov.24   Northern Syria Turkey Russia jet: Marine killed in pilot rescue bid



World, Disasters, 2015 Earthquake Timeline ... See World Earthquake timeline Top ^
2015 Apr.25   Nepal   Death toll in Nepal quake more 8,000 people
Map of Pokhara Nepal
  The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an area of central Nepal between Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara
 There were also victims in India, Bangladesh, Tibet and on Mount Everest. The government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areas, and help has been offered around the world
Apr.25   Nepal Nepal earthquake: Rescue effort intensifies Apr.26   Nepal Powerful 6.7 magnitude aftershock rattles Nepal Apr.26  Nepal  Nepal earthquake: Tent cities spring up for displaced Apr.26   Nepal Nepal earthquake: Death toll rises above 3,000 Apr.27  Nepal  Nepal quake: 'Nine out of 10 soldiers' in rescue mission Apr.27   Nepal Nepal earthquake: 8 million people affected Apr.29  UN  Nepal earthquake: UN launches $415m appeal Apr.30   Nepal Nepal quake: Towns near epicentre 'devastated' May.1   Nepal Nepal quake: 'No chance' to find more survivors May.2  Nepal  Nepal quake: Airport customs holding up aid relief May.12   Nepal   Rescue to resume after latest deadly tremor   At least 48 people died in Nepal and 1,100 were hurt in Tuesday's 7.3 magnitude quake, with fears the figures could rise. 17 died in India Jun.5   Malaysia Earthquake injures 11 climbers, strands 137 Aug.10   Northern Japan Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima Sep.16   Chile Tsunami alert as Chile hit by powerful earthquake Oct.26   Northern Afghanistan Afghanistan-Pakistan quake   Rescue efforts are being stepped up to help those affected by the 7.5 earthquake which hit remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monda...



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2015 Jan.10  Karachi  57 dead after bus crashes into oil tanker in Pakistan Mar.14  Brazil  Bus plunges down into deep mountain ravine, killing 49 Jun.20   Austria Man drives car into crowd in Austria killing 3
Aug.27   Austria   Austrian police work to recover bodies from lorry   Forensic teams are working through the night to establish how many people died inside a lorry found abandoned on a motorway near the Hungarian... Oct.23  Southern France  France bus crash: 43 Pensioners killed in truck collision Dec.29   North Korea North Korea official Kim Yang-gon killed in car crash



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2015 Jun.7   South Korea   Sixth Mers death in S. Korea amid sharp rises in cases   A sixth person has died after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in South Korea, amid a sharp rise in infections Nov.29   Northeastern Brazil Brazil state announces Zika fever emergency   The Brazilian state of Pernambuco has declared a state of emergency to help speed up the official response to Zika fever



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2015 Jan.1  Southern Italy  Bid to save second abandoned migrant ship off Italian coast Jan.2  Southern Italy  Abandoned migrant ship Ezadeen reaches Italy Feb.22   Bangladesh 48 dead after Bangladesh ferry with 100 passengers sinks   A river ferry carrying up to 140 passengers capsized in central Bangladesh on Sunday after being hit by a cargo vessel Apr.1   Russian Far East Russian trawler sinks off Kamchatka with 54 dead
Apr.14   Libya   Hundreds of migrants feared drowned off Libya Map of Mediterranean sea Libya
  About 400 migrants are feared drowned after their boat capsized, survivors have told Save the Children. The Italian coast guard had rescued 144
 More than 8,000 have been picked up since Friday
Apr.15   South Korea South Korea remembers ferry dead Apr.16   Libya Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard Apr.16   Libya Muslim migrants threw Christians overboard Apr.19   Italy   Hundreds feared dead after Mediterranean boat capsizes   Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea Apr.19  Rome  Italian PM led calls for more EU action on sea migration Apr.20   Sicily Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking Apr.23   Brussels Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples funding May.14  Southern Thailand  Thailand moves away stranded migrant boat May.19  Malaysia  Asia boat migrants: Nations hold emergency meeting Jun.1   Southern China   Boat with more than 400 people aboard sinks in Yangtze River
Map of Jianli Hubei China
  Passenger ship The Eastern Star carrying more than 444 people sank overnight in southern China, and seven people have been rescued
Jun.1  Southern China  5 people dead and hundreds missing in Yangtze River Jun.2   Southern China Cries for help heard from capsized boat in Yangtze River Jun.2  Southern China  Hopes fade of finding Yangtze survivors Jun.4   Southern China Workers turn capsized China ship upright Jun.5  Southern China  Yangtze ship disaster: 331 confirmed dead Aug.15  Libya  More than 40 migrants died in overcrowded boat Aug.22   Libya Up to 3,000 migrants rescued near Libya coast Aug.27   Libya   Libya boats capsize off Zuwara carrying hundreds   Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsized at Mediterranean Sea, residents and officials say Sep.20  Turkey  Dozens of refugees feared dead after boat incidents in Aegean Sea Oct.25   Western Canada 4 dead after whale watching boat carrying 27 sinks   Canadian authorities said at least three people were killed Sunday when a whale watching boat with 27 people on board capsized off Vancouver...



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2015 Jan.17  Southern Philippines  Pope Francis cuts short visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban Sep.26  Saudi Arabia  Saudi mufti says stampede deaths 'beyond human control'



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2015 Jul.9   Indonesia Indonesia closes five airports as Mount Raung erupts
Jul.10  Mexico  Mexican volcano erupts, spewing plume of ash, lava



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2015 Apr.3  Germany  Co-pilot Lubitz 'accelerated descent' Jun.20   Austria Man drives car into crowd in Austria killing 3




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2015 Nov.21  Myanmar  Myanmar Kachin jade mine landslide kills 90 people



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2015 Jan.17  Southern Philippines  Pope Francis cuts short visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban Jan.23  Sao Paulo  Brazilians urged to cut water use Jan.26  Boston  Snow emergency declared in US Jan.26  New York  New York shuts down for blizzard Jan.27   New York US admits snow forecast errors   The US National Weather Service has admitted its forecasts were wrong, after predicting a 'potentially historic blizzard' would strike Feb.19   Chicago Record-breaking cold in US East
Mar.7   Malaysia MH370: Malaysia committed to search, says PM Mar.13   Melanesia   Dozens feared dead after Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu Map of Vanuatu Melanesia
  The death toll from a category five tropical storm that has hit islands in the South Pacific could run into the dozens, the UN's relief agency says
Mar.14  Melanesia  Race to aid Vanuatu cyclone victims Mar.15  Melanesia  Pam 'wiped out' Vanuatu development Apr.15   South Korea South Korea remembers ferry dead May.25   North Mexico Tornado kills 13 in Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna Jun.6  West Germany  Lightning hits Slipknot and Foo Fighters festival in Germany Jun.23   Karachi Pakistan heatwave: toll nears 700 Map of Sindh Pakistan
  Pakistan's prime minister has called for emergency measures as the death toll from a heatwave in southern Sindh province reached nearly 700
Aug.7   Taiwan   Powerful Typhoon Soudelor slams into Taiwan   Soudelor made landfall Saturday morning just north of the city of Hualien on the east coast of the island, bringing fierce winds and torrential... Aug.8   Southern China Typhoon Soudelor lashes southeast China   A typhoon was pounding southeast China late Saturday, leaving more than a million homes without power after lashing Taiwan Aug.9   Southern China Typhoon Soudelor: Trail of damage in south-east China Aug.28  Dominica  Dominica badly hit by Tropical Storm Erika Aug.29   New Orleans New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina Aug.29   New Orleans New Orleans marks 10 years since Hurricane Katrina Oct.17   Philippines Philippines battered as Typhoon Koppu barrels in Oct.23   Mexico   Hurricane Patricia makes landfall in Mexico   Category Five Hurricane Patricia, the strongest on record, has made landfall in Jalisco state in western Mexico, meteorologists say Oct.23  Mexico  Hurricane Patricia: Major risk of floods and landslides Oct.24  Mexico  Storm Patricia weakens over Mexico but risks remain Dec.25   Mississippi US storms: At least 14 dead in trail of destruction   A clear-up has begun after a violent storm left at least 14 people dead and destroyed homes in several US South and Midwest states on Christmas... Dec.26  Dallas  Texas tornadoes: 'Eight killed' in Dallas suburbs Dec.29  Global  Worries grow over humanitarian impacts of 'strongest El Nino'



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2015 Apr.23   Brussels Mediterranean migrants crisis: EU triples funding
Dec.20   Southern China 22 buildings collapse in landslide in Shenzhen industrial park Map of Guangming New District Shenzhen China
  About 900 people have been evacuated, with four people pulled alive from rubble with minor or no injuries. At least 91 remain missing




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2015 Jan.6  Nigeria Delta  Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal Apr.19  Rome  Italian PM led calls for more EU action on sea migration May.19  Malaysia  Asia boat migrants: Nations hold emergency meeting Aug.27   Austria   Austrian police work to recover bodies from lorry   Forensic teams are working through the night to establish how many people died inside a lorry found abandoned on a motorway near the Hungarian... Sep.24   Mecca   2,411 people died in Hajj stampede
Map of Mina Saudi Arabia
  Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered a safety review for the Hajj pilgrimage after at least 717 people died in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca
 Another 863 people were injured in the incident at Mina. 2 million pilgrims were taking part in the Hajj's last major rite
Sep.26  Saudi Arabia  Saudi mufti says stampede deaths 'beyond human control'



World, Disasters, 2015 Flood Timeline ... See World Flood timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.17  Malawi  Malawi: Deadly floods menace tens of thousands May.25  Texas  Texas and Oklahoma flooding: Three dead May.29   Dallas Death toll from floods in Texas and Oklahoma reached 24  Dozens of people are rescued in the state of Texas. 3 missing with another 15 people dead from tornadoes in northern Mexico and Texas Jun.11  Southern France  Germanwings crash: French prosecutors open new probe Jul.19  South Africa  Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV Aug.1   Myanmar Heavy rains in Myanmar cause more severe flooding
Sep.10   Japan City of Joso hit by 'unprecedented' rain Nov.3  Egypt  Sinai crash: Russia plane flight recorders to be examined Nov.5   Brazil Brazil dam burst engulfs homes in Minas Gerais Map of Mariana Minas Gerais Brazil
  More than a dozen people are feared dead after a dam holding back waste water from an iron ore mine in Brazil burst, flooding nearby homes
Dec.1  Southern India  Chennai hit by fresh rain and deadly flooding Dec.25   Paraguay   Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000 Map of Asuncion Paraguay
  More than 150,000 people have been driven from their homes by some of the worst flooding in years




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2015 Jun.14   Georgia Deadly floods bring fear over escaped zoo animals   Tigers, lions, a hippopotamus and other animals escaped from the zoo in Georgia's capital after heavy flooding destroyed their enclosures Jul.19  South Africa  Surfer Mick Fanning attacked by shark on live TV Jul.28   Zimbabwe US dentist 'regrets' killing Zimbabwe lion Cecil  Walter Palmer who killed a lion in Zimbabwe says he regrets shooting the well-known animal and insists that he thought he was on a legal hun...



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2015 Jan.1  Indonesia  AirAsia: Flight attendant is first victims buried Jan.2   Indonesia More bodies of AirAsia Flight 8501 victims found
Jan.2  Kentucky  'Girl survivor' reports US plane crash Jan.2  Indonesia  2 large objects found in AirAsia wreckage hunt Jan.3  Indonesia  AirAsia QZ8501: 'Big objects' found in fuselage search Jan.3  Indonesia  AirAsia QZ8501: Plane search enters second week Jan.6  Indonesia  Tail of AirAsia plane located in Java Sea Jan.7   Indonesia   Tail of crashed AirAsia plane found   Part of the tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been found in the Java Sea, Indonesian searchers say. The tail houses the black boxes Jan.8  Indonesia  'Pings' detected in AirAsia search Jan.10  Indonesia  AirAsia QZ8501: Plane tail lifted from seabed Jan.11   Indonesia Divers retrieve 1 black box from crashed AirAsia jet Jan.12   Indonesia AirAsia cockpit voice recorder found Jan.14  Indonesia  Divers examine fuselage under Java Sea Jan.20   Jakarta   AirAsia flight QZ8501 'climbed too fast'
  The AirAsia flight that crashed in the Java Sea, killing 162 people, climbed too fast before stalling, Indonesia's transport minister has said
Jan.24  Indonesia  Indonesian rescuers try to lift fuselage of crashed AirAsia jetliner Jan.29  Malaysia  Malaysia: MH370 passengers and crew 'presumed dead' Feb.3   Taiwan 35 dead as plane crashes into Taiwan river
Map of Keelung river Taipei Taiwan
  A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has crash-landed. Ten people were injured. More than 50 people were onboard
 Data from the black box flight recorders retrieved from the wreckage suggests the pilots shut down one engine after the other lost power
Mar.7   Malaysia MH370: Malaysia committed to search, says PM Mar.9   Argentina French Olympic medalists filming reality show among 10 dead   Two Olympic athletes who competed and won medals for France were among ten people killed Monday when two helicopters crashed in a remote are... Mar.11   Florida Eleven missing after US army crash Mar.15  Malaysia  Stunt planes crash in Malaysia while practicing for show Mar.15  Malaysia  Stunt planes crash in Malaysia while practicing for show Mar.24   Southern France   Germanwings airliner 4U 9525 crashes in French Alps Map of Digne France
  Airbus A320 airliner has crashed in the French Alps. The flight 4U 9525 had been en route from Barcelona to Duesseldorf with 144 passengers and 6 crew
 No one is expected to have survived. The plane crashed after an 8-minute descent. The passengers included a German school class on its way back from an exchange trip
Mar.24  Southern France  Searchers recover ‘black box’ after jet crashes in French Alps Mar.25   Southern France Pilot was locked out of cockpit moments before plane crashed Mar.27  Ruhr  Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Lubitz 'hid illness' Mar.28  Germany  Germanwings crash co-pilot Lubitz 'made prediction' Mar.28   Maritime Provinces 23 injured after plane leaves runway on 'abrupt' landing   Air Canada AC624 made an 'abrupt' landing and left the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, but there were no immediate reports of... Mar.30   Germany Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot suicidal at one time Apr.3  Germany  Co-pilot Lubitz 'accelerated descent' Apr.4  Southern France  Investigators finished at Germanwings Flight 9525 crash site May.6  France  Co-pilot Lubitz 'practised rapid descent' May.9  Spain  Airbus military plane crashes near Seville airport May.9  Spain  Airbus military plane crashes near Seville airport Jun.11  Southern France  Germanwings crash: French prosecutors open new probe Jun.19   London 'Plane stowaway' body found on Richmond roof Jun.30   Sumatra Indonesia transport plane crash death toll rises   Indonesian officials say 122 people are now known to have been on board a military Hercules C-130 plane which crashed in a residential area of... Jun.30   Sumatra Indonesia transport plane crash death toll rises   Indonesian officials say 122 people are now known to have been on board a military Hercules C-130 plane which crashed in a residential area of... Jul.2   Taiwan Taiwan TransAsia pilot shut wrong engine Jul.29   Southern Africa   MH370 search: Experts investigate Indian Ocean wreckage Map of Reunion France Southern Africa
  Malaysia has sent a team to the Indian Ocean island of Reunion to determine whether debris which washed up there is from missing flight MH370
Jul.31   Southern Africa More debris on Reunion Island beach may unlock MH370 mystery Aug.1  Southern France  Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility Aug.2  Southern Africa  MH370 search: New debris on Reunion investigated Aug.2  Malaysia  MH370: Malaysia urges debris vigilance after part found Aug.5   Malaysia   MH370: Reunion debris is from missing plane, says Najib   Part of the aircraft wing found on Reunion Island is from the missing MH370 plane, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has confirmed Aug.5  Australia  MH370: Abbott says 'baffling mystery' closer to being solved Aug.16   Indonesia Indonesia passenger plane wreckage found in Papua   The wreckage of the Trigana Air flight carrying 54 people has been found in the remote western Papua region, officials say Aug.16  China  China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene Aug.22   England 11 died after single-seat jet crashes at airshow Map of Brighton United Kingdom
  Hawker Hunter fighter jet participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton, came down on a highway where it hit several vehicles as it crashed.    Pilot 'fighting for life'. It was possible mo...
Aug.22   England 11 died after single-seat jet crashes at airshow Map of Brighton United Kingdom
  Hawker Hunter fighter jet participating in the Shoreham Airshow near Brighton, came down on a highway where it hit several vehicles as it crashed.    Pilot 'fighting for life'. It was possible mo...
Aug.24  Canada  6 dead in plane crash during sightseeing trip in Quebec Sep.8  Nevada  British Airways plane catches fire in Las Vegas Oct.1  Afghanistan  Afghanistan Hercules crash: 'At least 10 dead' Oct.1  Afghanistan  Afghanistan Hercules crash: 'At least 10 dead' Oct.31   Sinai   No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268 Map of Hasna Egypt
  Airbus A-321 has crashed in central Sinai killing all 224 people on board. It left the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, bound for St Petersburg
 Wreckage was found in the Hasana area and bodies removed, along with the 'black box'. The bodies of victims still strapped to seats. Russian President Putin has declared Sunday a day of mourning
Oct.31  Sinai  Sinai plane crash: 'No SOS call' before disaster Nov.1   Sinai Sinai plane crash: Russian airliner 'broke up in mid-air' Nov.1  St. Petersburg  Sinai plane crash: Victims flown back to Russia Nov.2   Russia Sinai plane crash: 'External influence' caused crash Nov.3  Egypt  Sinai crash: Russia plane flight recorders to be examined



World, Disasters, 2015 Arrest Timeline ... See World Arrest timeline Top ^
2015 Apr.20   Sicily Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking
Apr.27  Nepal  Nepal quake: 'Nine out of 10 soldiers' in rescue mission



World, Disasters, 2015 Environmental Timeline ... See World Environmental timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.6  Nigeria Delta  Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal May.20  Southern California  California oil spill sparks state of emergency Aug.13  China  Chemical specialists sent to Tianjin Dec.17   Beijing Beijing issues second ever pollution red alert
Dec.23  China  China smog sparks red alerts in 10 cities



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2015 Jun.16   San Francisco Bay Area Balcony collapse in California kills 6 people
Sep.11   Mecca Mecca crane collapse: 107 dead in Saudi Arabia   At least 107 people died and more than 230 people were injured when a crane collapsed in the Muslim holy city at 17:23 local time



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2015 Apr.25  Nepal  At least 10 dead in Mount Everest avalanche



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2015 Mar.26   Southern France   Germanwings co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'  The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, named as Andreas Lubitz, appeared to want to 'destroy the plane'



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2015 May.12   Philadelphia US Amtrak train derails in Philadelphia, 8 killed   Up to 10 carriages of the Washington-New York train reportedly went of the track and a number of people have been reported injured May.13  Philadelphia  Derailed Philadelphia Amtrak train 'was speeding' Jul.17  Johannesburg  Train crash: 300 injured near Johannesburg Aug.4  Central India  Indian trains in deadly derailment in Madhya Pradesh Nov.14   France 10 dead as French TGV high-speed train derails in east   A high-speed TGV train has derailed near the eastern French city of Strasbourg, killing at least seven people on a new Paris-Strasbourg line



World, Disasters, 2015 Rescue Timeline ... See World Rescue timeline Top ^
2015 Apr.26  Nepal  Nepal earthquake: Rescue effort intensifies Nov.24   Northern Syria Turkey Russia jet: Marine killed in pilot rescue bid




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2015 Mar.26   Southern France   Germanwings co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane'  The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps, named as Andreas Lubitz, appeared to want to 'destroy the plane' Oct.31   Sinai   No survivors on Russian airliner KGL9268
Map of Hasna Egypt
  Airbus A-321 has crashed in central Sinai killing all 224 people on board. It left the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, bound for St Petersburg
 Wreckage was found in the Hasana area and bodies removed, along with the 'black box'. The bodies of victims still strapped to seats. Russian President Putin has declared Sunday a day of mourning




World, Disasters, 2015 Entertainment Timeline ... See World Entertainment timeline Top ^
2015 Jun.6  West Germany  Lightning hits Slipknot and Foo Fighters festival in Germany



World, Disasters, 2015 Obituary Timeline ... See World Obituary timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.1  Indonesia  AirAsia: Flight attendant is first victims buried Mar.9   Argentina French Olympic medalists filming reality show among 10 dead   Two Olympic athletes who competed and won medals for France were among ten people killed Monday when two helicopters crashed in a remote are... Dec.29   North Korea North Korea official Kim Yang-gon killed in car crash




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2015 Aug.10   Northern Japan Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima




World, Disasters, 2015 Explosion Timeline ... See World Explosion timeline Top ^
2015 Jan.29   Mexico   Mexico City gas truck explodes near maternity hospital   A gas tank lorry has exploded outside a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing at least 7 people - including 4 babies Mar.26   Manhattan New York buildings collapse after explosion
Aug.12   China Casualties in Tianjin port city explosions Map of port Tianjin China
  Massive explosions have hit a warehouse storing dangerous and chemical goods in the port area, leaving at least 17 dead and hundreds more injured
 Pictures and video showed flames lighting up the sky, and buildings are said to have collapsed
Aug.15   China Evacuations as sodium cyanide found Aug.16  China  China Tianjin explosions: Premier Li Keqiang visits scene Sep.12   Central India 89 dead after twin explosions in India Dec.24   Nigeria Nigeria gas explosion kills more than 100 people