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Balikpapan oil spill

The Balikpapan oil spill was an oil spill off coast from the city of Balikpapan, Indonesia. It was caused by a cracked pipeline linked to a Pertamina refinery in the city. A blaze which occurred when the oil spill caught on fire had killed five residents who were in the bay, in addition to causing respiratory problems in the city.

Mudslides in Mocoa

Heavy rain triggered flash flooding and landslides in the city of Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia. 254 people were killed, 332 injured, and 70 were left missing. It was the 3rd deadliest weather-related disaster in Colombian history.

Kolkata flyover collapse

A 150 m steel span of the under-construction Vivekananda Road flyover in the Girish Park neighborhood of Kolkata, India, collapsed. 50+ people died and more than 80 were injured in the incident. The construction for the 2.2 km Vivekananda Road flyover was contracted in 2008 and the work began in 2009. IVRCL, a construction firm based in Hyderabad, won the bid for the project.

TAROM Flight 371 crashes

TAROM Flight 371 was a scheduled international passenger flight, flying with an Airbus A310 from Otopeni International Airport in Romania's capital Bucharest to Brussels Airport in Brussels, Belgium. The flight was operated by TAROM, the flag carrier of Romania. The Airbus A310-324, registered as YR-LCC, entered a nose-down dive after takeoff and crashed near Balote┼čti in Romania. All 60 people aboard were killed in the crash.