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This page lists accidents and disasters sorted by death toll. It does not include natural disasters, or death tolls caused by deliberate violence.

Contents

Explosion

Not including bombings, aviation incidents and mine disasters

Structural fires

Flood disasters

Excluding natural disasters i.e. floods caused by natural forces such as tsunami or high rainfall and dam failure caused by natural disaster such as earthquake or exceptional rainfall

Coal mine disasters

Aviation

Maritime

This section lists peacetime shipping disasters only. For wartime shipping disasters, see List of battles and other violent events by death toll.

Space exploration

See also List of space disasters.

Sporting events

Industrial accidents

Stampedes and panics

Animal attacks

Nuclear and radiation accidents

Train accidents

Train accidents with 90+ deaths.

Structural collapses

Other accidents

Footnotes

  1. ^ Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management
  2. ^ 1,200 Die as Yangtse Troopship Blows Up, The New York Times (October 17, 1926)
  3. ^ 621 dead in dynamite blast, The Madison Lake Times (March 5, 1925)
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey). Bridget Malone and Sue Epstein. For 3 days, the ground shook in South Amboy. October 4, 1998 Sunday.
  6. ^ 100 are killed, 300 injured in blast in China, Chicago Daily Tribune (June 16, 1930)
  7. ^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond,_Indiana_explosion
  8. ^ Brazil mourns victims of arsenal explosion, The New York Times (May 3, 1931)
  9. ^ Corporate Accountability, Corus Port Talbot incident
  10. ^ The terrible disaster in Japan, Ellesmere Guardian (August 2, 1893)
  11. ^ a b Morgan, Eric. "Other Infamous and Deadly Fires". Our Lady of the Angels School Fire. http://www.olafire.com/OtherFires.asp. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  12. ^ Church fire dead to rest together, The New York Times (April 20, 1930)
  13. ^ Chinese fire deaths 130, The New York Times (March 21, 1930)
  14. ^ 104 Die in Film Fire at Japanese Korean Base, The New York Times (March 11, 1930)
  15. ^ "More than 50 die in fire at new year celebration". 2009-01-01. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,24861926-401,00.html. Retrieved 2009-01-01. 
  16. ^ NFPA.org. "NFPA.org." Key dates in fire history. Retrieved on 2008-02-21.
  17. ^ England, Vaudine. [1998] (1998). The Quest of Noel Croucher: Hong Kong's Quiet Philanthropist Hong Kong University Press. Hong Kong (China). ISBN 962-209-473-2. p 237.
  18. ^ Hotel Fire Case.The worst day in Tucson History
  19. ^ NFPA :: Research & Reports :: Fire statistics :: Key dates in fire history
  20. ^ Emerald: Article Request – Fire safety facilities assessment for karaokes
  21. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20051206-0
  22. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19861102-0
  23. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19800914-0
  24. ^ Vaeth, J. Gordon, "They Sailed the Skies: U.S. Navy Balloons and the Airship Program", Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 2005, ISBN 1-59114-914-2, pages 95–96.
  25. ^ 300 die on Chinese ship, The New York Times (January 17, 1929)
  26. ^ Xinhua – English
  27. ^ 250 perish when gale sinks ship, The Deseret News (January 5, 1928)
  28. ^ 250 lose lives when Chinese steamer sinks, Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian (December 23, 1929)
  29. ^ Four tell how 300 drowned in ship disaster, Lewiston Evening Journal (July 9, 1928)
  30. ^ Two survivors of ship found, Sarasota Herald (July 10, 1928)
  31. ^ Ship blows up; 200 known dead, The Evening Independent (March 12, 1931)
  32. ^ ap.google.com, 40 die as Philippine ferry overturns; captain held
  33. ^ gmanews.tv/story, Death toll in Masbate sea mishap hits 42 – official
  34. ^ Guinness World Records: Worst Sport Disaster
  35. ^ De nuevo, las corralejas dejan un balance de sangre y muerte
  36. ^ Las corralejas: sangrar por la gloria
  37. ^ El fútbol soporta otro golpe
  38. ^ Olympiacos Official website for Karaiskaki stadium Gate 7 tragedy of 8/2/1981 (and in Greek). Also in the Greek Wikipedia entry for Olympiacos including the names of the dead.
  39. ^ Furiani disaster wiki (and in French).
  40. ^ Alfonso de Portago – 1957 season profile | F1 Racing | Crash.Net
  41. ^ Motorsport Memorial
  42. ^ The Last Great Road Race – Paris-Madrid 1903 – DLM Journal
  43. ^ Paris – Madrid – 1903
  44. ^ "Recalling the catastrophe of San Juanico". 209.85.135.104. http://209.85.135.104/translate_c?hl=en&langpair=es%7Cen&u=http://www.emersis.org/prevencion/17.asp. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 
  45. ^ Benjamin K. Sovacool. The costs of failure: A preliminary assessment of major energy accidents, 1907–2007, Energy Policy 36 (2008), p. 1806.
  46. ^ Benjamin K. Sovacool and Christopher Cooper. Nuclear Nonsense: Why Nuclear Power is no Answer to Climate Change and the World's Post-Kyoto Energy Challenges, William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol 33:1, 2008, p. 113.
  47. ^ "IAEA Report". In Focus: Chernobyl. http://www.iaea.org/NewsCenter/Focus/Chernobyl/. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  48. ^ Samuel Upton Newtan. Nuclear War I and Other Major Nuclear Disasters of the 20th Century 2007, pp. 237–240.
  49. ^ Benjamin K. Sovacool and Christopher Cooper. Nuclear Nonsense: Why Nuclear Power is no Answer to Climate Change and the World's Post-Kyoto Energy Challenges, William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol 33:1, 2008, p. 109.
  50. ^ Medical management of radiation accidents pp. 299 & 303.
  51. ^ a b Strengthening the Safety of Radiation Sources p. 15.
  52. ^ The Worst Nuclear Disasters
  53. ^ Lost Iridium-192 Source
  54. ^ a b Benjamin K. Sovacool and Christopher Cooper. Nuclear Nonsense: Why Nuclear Power is no Answer to Climate Change and the World's Post-Kyoto Energy Challenges, William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol 33:1, p. 117.
  55. ^ The Radiological Accident in Goiania p. 2.
  56. ^ Barletta, crollo di via Canosa (Italian)

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