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Moscow school shooting

On February 3, 2014, 15-year-old high school student Sergey Gordeyev opened fire at School No. 263 in Otradnoye District, Moscow, Russia, killing a teacher. Gordeyev then took 29 students hostage, killed one police officer, and injured another. Later on, he surrendered to the authorities. It is the first school shooting in Russia's history.

Baghdad market bombing

Baghdad market bombing was the detonation of a large truck bomb in a busy market in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. The suicide attack killed at least 135 people and injured 339 others. The bomb, estimated to be about one ton in weight, brought down at least 10 buildings and coffee shops and obliterated market stalls in a largely Shi‘ite enclave less than a half mile from the Tigris River.

Cavalese cable car disaster

The Cavalese cable car disaster occurred near the Italian town of Cavalese. Twenty people died when a United States Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler aircraft while flying too low, against regulations, in order for the pilots to "have fun" and "take videos of the scenery" cut a cable supporting a gondola of an aerial tramway.

The Hawke's Bay earthquake

The Hawke's Bay earthquake, also known as the Napier earthquake, occurred in New Zealand at 10:47 am, killing 256, injuring thousands and devastating the Hawke's Bay region. It remains New Zealand's deadliest natural disaster. Centered 15 km north of Napier, it lasted for two and a half minutes and measured magnitude 7.8 Ms.