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Chinese car-part factory explosion kills 146 people

A massive dust explosion occurred at the Zhongrong Metal Production Company, an automotive parts factory located in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China. 44 people died at the scene of the explosion, while another 31 died at local hospitals. Five hospitals in Kunshan and nearby Suzhou treated over 180 wounded. The explosion is believed to have been caused by flames igniting metal polishing dust.

Air France Flight 358 crashes

While landing at Pearson Airport, the Airbus A340-313E operating the route crashed into nearby Etobicoke Creek, approximately 300 m beyond the end of the runway. All 309 passengers and crew on board the Airbus survived, but twelve people sustained serious injuries.

Gaisal train collision kills hundreds

The Gaisal train disaster occurred when a speeding mail train collided with a passenger train carrying 2,500 passengers at the remote Gaisal Station in India. The crash involved such high speeds that both trains exploded upon impact, throwing people into nearby fields and buildings, killing at least 290 and injuring 300.

Delta suffers its worst crash ever

Delta Air Lines Flight 191 was approaching to land at DFW airport in stormy weather when it encountered a microburst causing the aircraft to strike the ground over a mile short of the runway. The plane proceeded to roll across a ploughed field and a highway, striking a car and colliding with two water tanks before disintegrating in a fireball. 137 people were killed in the disaster and 28 were injured.

Bologna massacre

The Bologna massacre was a terrorist bombing of the Bologna Centrale railway station in Bologna, Italy, which killed 85 people and wounded over 200. Several members of the neo-fascist terrorist organization Nuclei Armati Rivoluzionari were sentenced for the bombing, although the group denied involvement.

Jewish prisoners stage a revolt at Treblinka

700 Jews launched an insurgency that lasted for 30 minutes. They set buildings ablaze, exploded a tank of petrol, and set fire to the surrounding structures. A group of armed Jews attacked the main gate, and others attempted to climb the fence. About 200 Jews escaped from the camp.