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Suicide bombers attack Peshawar church

In September 2013, a twin suicide bomb attack took place at All Saints Church in Peshawar, Pakistan, in which 127 people were killed and over 250 injured. It was the deadliest attack on the Christian minority in the history of Pakistan.

Kauhajoki school shooting

The Kauhajoki school shooting occurred at the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences in the former province of Western Finland. The gunman, 22-year-old student Matti Juhani Saari, shot and killed ten people with a Walther P22 semi-automatic pistol, before shooting himself in the head. He died a few hours later in Tampere University Hospital.

Over 3,000 dead in Haiti after Hurricane Jeanne

Hurricane Jeanne was the deadliest hurricane in the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. It wreaked havoc in Haiti, where heavy rains in the northern mountains caused severe flooding and mudslides in the department of Artibonite, inflicting particular damage in the coastal city of Gonaïves, where it affected about 80,000 of the city's 100,000 residents. The official report counted 3,006 people dead, with 2,826 of those in Gonaïves alone.

Amtrak derails on Big Bayou Canot bridge

The Big Bayou Canot rail accident was the derailing of an Amtrak train on the CSXT Big Bayou Canot bridge in southwestern Alabama, United States, in September 1993. It was caused by displacement of a span and deformation of the rails when a tow of heavy barges had collided with the bridge 8 minutes earlier. Forty-seven were killed and 103 were injured.