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The UNITE Barcelona stage catches fire

The Unite event in Parc de Can Zam, Barcelona, Spain was cut short after the stage caught fire due to a "technical malfunction" causing over 22,000 people to be evacuated. Firefighters on the scene hypothesised that the fire was caused by a failed pyrotechnics display however this was never officially confirmed.

Granges-près-Marnand train crash

Two passenger trains were involved in a head-on collision at Granges-près-Marnand, Vaud, Switzerland, on the Palézieux–Payerne line. Initially, it was reported that up to 44 people were injured, five seriously. This was later revised to 25 injured. The 24-year-old driver of the train heading to Granges-près-Marnand was killed in the crash.

Ukraine mine accidents

The 2011 Ukraine mine accidents were two incidents which occurred at two coal mines in Eastern Ukraine. The first was an explosion at the Suhodolskaya-Vostochnaya coal mine which killed at least 17 people and left 9 missing. The second was an elevator collapse at a mine in the industrial city of Makiyivka, in which at least two miners were killed.

Burgos bombing

The 2009 Burgos bombing occurred when at least 65 people were injured after a van bomb carrying more than 300 kg of explosive went off outside a Civil Guard barracks in the northern city of Burgos, Spain. The attack was blamed on Basque separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna.