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Mogadishu bombing

A truck full of explosives detonated in the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu. The explosion killed 587 people and injured 316 more. Nobody claimed responsibility for the attack, but officials stated that a key member of the cell that carried it out told them Al-Shabaab was responsible.

Nepal snowstorm disaster

The 2014 Nepal snowstorm disaster occurred in central Nepal and resulted in the deaths of at least 43 people of various nationalities, including at least 21 trekkers. Injuries and fatalities resulted from unusually severe snowstorms and avalanches on and around the mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

Thammasat student uprising

The popular uprising of 1973 was a watershed event in Thailand's history. The uprising resulted in the end of the ruling military dictatorship of anti-communist Thanom Kittikachorn and altered the Thai political system. Notably, it highlighted the growing influence of Thai university students in politics.

Meckering earthquake

The Western Australian town of Meckering was struck by an earthquake in 1968. The earthquake occurred with a moment magnitude of 6.5 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX. Total damage amounted to $2.2 million with 20–28 injured. The effect of the earthquake involved structures in Perth, the capital of Western Australia 130 km west of Meckering.

The most devastating flood in the history of Valencia

The 1957 Valencia flood was a natural disaster that occurred in Valencia, Spain. The flood resulted in significant damage to property and caused the deaths of at least 81 people. In response to the tragedy, the Spanish government devised and enacted the Plan Sur, which rerouted the city's main river, the Turia.

Over 200 miners die in a coal-mine explosion in Wales

The Senghenydd explosion is the worst mining accident in the United Kingdom. Some of the coal seams in the South Wales Coalfield region contained high amount of firedamp, which is a highly explosive gas consisting of methane and hydrogen and thus were vulnerable to explosions.

The steam ship SS Mohegan sinks

The SS Mohegan was a steamer which sank off the coast of the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall, on her second voyage. She hit The Manacles in 1898 with the loss of 106 out of 197 on board.