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#Disaster

# disaster - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

DJ disaster: Johnson in doubt for Masters after falling down stairs
# Freak Accident
From The42
# Freak Accident

DJ disaster: Johnson in doubt for Masters after falling down stairs

Apr 5th 2017, 10:43 PM 29,401 Views 24 Comments

The world number one has injured his back at his rental property.

# disaster - Friday 24 March, 2017

Jockey banned for 28 days after losing this race with a nightmare mistake
# Disaster
From The42
# Disaster

Jockey banned for 28 days after losing this race with a nightmare mistake

Mar 24th 2017, 5:58 PM 19,965 Views 11 Comments

James Ridley and Lookslikerainted had the 4.45 at Newbury all sewn up – and then…

# disaster - Monday 23 January, 2017

Three white sheepdog puppies found in Italian avalanche boost hope for survivors
# Rescue
# Rescue

Three white sheepdog puppies found in Italian avalanche boost hope for survivors

Jan 23rd 2017, 10:19 PM 20,149 Views 6 Comments

More than two days have passed since anyone has been pulled out alive from the hotel.

# disaster - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Paramedics, full-body cramps and regrets: Don't make a mess of your first marathon like I did
# Rookie Errors
From The42
# Rookie Errors

Paramedics, full-body cramps and regrets: Don't make a mess of your first marathon like I did

Oct 29th 2016, 12:00 PM 19,918 Views 15 Comments

Common pitfalls of novice runners are well known but still catch many out every year.

# disaster - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Pope Francis pays surprise visit to town devastated by earthquake
# Disaster
# Disaster

Pope Francis pays surprise visit to town devastated by earthquake

Oct 4th 2016, 10:59 AM 11,572 Views 44 Comments

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke tweeted pictures of the pope greeting youngsters and shaking hands with a visibly-moved middle-aged man.

# disaster - Saturday 1 October, 2016

"Insults towards the Stardust victims" submission delivered to Attorney General
# Coroner's Inquest
# Coroner's Inquest

"Insults towards the Stardust victims" submission delivered to Attorney General

Oct 1st 2016, 5:50 AM 8,533 Views 9 Comments

The submission details all the “errors and omissions” of both the Keane Tribunal and the Coffey Review of the 1981 fire tragedy.

# disaster - Saturday 27 August, 2016

'Don't be afraid to scream your suffering': Italy mourns victims of earthquake
# Italy
# Italy

'Don't be afraid to scream your suffering': Italy mourns victims of earthquake

Aug 27th 2016, 1:01 PM 10,507 Views 8 Comments

Italy’s head of state earlier paid tribute to the “extraordinary effort” of more than 4,000 rescue professionals and volunteers who helped with the rescue effort.

# disaster - Tuesday 24 May, 2016

DNA samples taken from relatives in effort to identify victims of EgyptAir disaster
# Day Five
# Day Five

DNA samples taken from relatives in effort to identify victims of EgyptAir disaster

May 24th 2016, 5:54 PM 10,444 Views 14 Comments

Sources close to the investigation have denied that evidence of explosives has been found among the crash debris.

# disaster - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Desperate search for survivors as Ecuador earthquake death toll passes 400
# Disaster
# Disaster

Desperate search for survivors as Ecuador earthquake death toll passes 400

Apr 19th 2016, 10:50 AM 8,658 Views 3 Comments

The earthquake is the biggest tragedy of its kind in Ecuador in 67 years.

# disaster - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Chilling two-minute video captures 'stunning decay' of Chernobyl exclusion zone
# Abandoned
# Abandoned

Chilling two-minute video captures 'stunning decay' of Chernobyl exclusion zone

Mar 12th 2016, 10:00 PM 46,609 Views 42 Comments

Chernobyl was the scene of the world’s worst nuclear disaster .

# disaster - Friday 12 February, 2016

Open thread: Tell us your worst Valentine's Day date stories
# Sponsored By Renault Clio
# Sponsored By Renault Clio

Open thread: Tell us your worst Valentine's Day date stories

Feb 12th 2016, 9:41 AM 27,267 Views 25 Comments

Share the pain…

# disaster - Thursday 28 January, 2016

It's 30 years since a space shuttle exploded on live tv while the world watched
# Challenger
# Challenger

It's 30 years since a space shuttle exploded on live tv while the world watched

Jan 28th 2016, 10:16 PM 18,650 Views 50 Comments

The Challenger disaster of 28 January 1986 killed seven astronauts, including Christa McAuliffe – the first ever teacher in space.

# disaster - Monday 28 December, 2015

Hoverboards basically ruined Christmas and here's the evidence
# Disaster
From The Daily Edge
# Disaster

Hoverboards basically ruined Christmas and here's the evidence

Dec 28th 2015, 10:36 AM 7,759 Views 0 Comments

OH, oh no.

# disaster - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

11 people who’ve already been traumatised by the tin of Roses
# Disaster
From The Daily Edge
# Disaster

11 people who’ve already been traumatised by the tin of Roses

Dec 9th 2015, 11:19 AM 9,480 Views 5 Comments

Or tub. Either way, it’s not going well.

# disaster - Thursday 5 November, 2015

This mam spectacularly misunderstood the cry laughing emoji
# Disaster
From The Daily Edge
# Disaster

This mam spectacularly misunderstood the cry laughing emoji

Nov 5th 2015, 10:07 PM 10,850 Views 1 Comment

With mortifying results.

# disaster - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Teenage boy crushed to death as typhoon in Philippines forces thousands to flee
# Philippines
# Philippines

Teenage boy crushed to death as typhoon in Philippines forces thousands to flee

Oct 18th 2015, 1:54 PM 9,795 Views 4 Comments

At least eight people have been reported missing.

# disaster - Sunday 11 October, 2015

Check out these amazing photos of the wildlife thriving in Chernobyl's fallout zone
# Amazing
# Amazing

Check out these amazing photos of the wildlife thriving in Chernobyl's fallout zone

Oct 11th 2015, 6:00 PM 29,365 Views 27 Comments

30 years on from the disaster no human life remains, but the same cannot be said for wildlife.

# disaster - Friday 9 October, 2015

Families attend Berkeley balcony testing as legal battles loom
# Berkeley
# Berkeley

Families attend Berkeley balcony testing as legal battles loom

Oct 9th 2015, 9:30 PM 20,372 Views 14 Comments

The balcony remains have undergone ‘destructive testing’ to discover the source of its structural damage.

# disaster - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Four dead, 12 critical after crash between tour bus and amphibious vehicle
# Seattle
# Seattle

Four dead, 12 critical after crash between tour bus and amphibious vehicle

Sep 24th 2015, 8:55 PM 20,242 Views 5 Comments

The crash happened on Seattle’s Aurora Bridge at about 7pm Irish time.

# disaster - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

The final Irish survivor of the Berkeley tragedy has arrived home
# Home
# Home

The final Irish survivor of the Berkeley tragedy has arrived home

Sep 22nd 2015, 11:05 PM 40,472 Views 21 Comments

Hannah Waters was the last of the Irish students injured in the tragedy to return home.

# disaster - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Calls for 'death sentence' for doomed ship's captain as death toll reaches 396
# Yangtze River
# Yangtze River

Calls for 'death sentence' for doomed ship's captain as death toll reaches 396

Jun 6th 2015, 8:55 AM 12,215 Views 13 Comments

There are thousands of soldiers involved in the rescue operation.

# disaster - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Despite scoring, Gerrard's final Liverpool game turned into a bit of a nightmare
# Disaster
From The42
# Disaster

Despite scoring, Gerrard's final Liverpool game turned into a bit of a nightmare

May 24th 2015, 5:17 PM 12,293 Views 49 Comments

Jon Walters scored, as the Reds were beaten 6-1 at the Britannia Stadium.

# disaster - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

14 times everything inexplicably worked out just fine
# Will Be Grand
From The Daily Edge
# Will Be Grand

14 times everything inexplicably worked out just fine

May 20th 2015, 9:30 PM 10,940 Views 3 Comments

Just when it looks like it’s all over, it turns out OK.

# disaster - Friday 1 May, 2015

Baby pulled from rubble 24 hours after Nepal earthquake
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

Baby pulled from rubble 24 hours after Nepal earthquake

May 1st 2015, 8:44 AM 10,191 Views 12 Comments

Photos have emerged showing the infant being rescued by Nepalese military officers.

# disaster - Monday 27 April, 2015

Six Irish people have not yet contacted home after Nepal earthquake
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

Six Irish people have not yet contacted home after Nepal earthquake

Apr 27th 2015, 10:15 PM 55,473 Views 23 Comments

The names of Irish tourists or travellers have been posted on the Red Cross’s website.

Watch: Video captures terrifying moment when avalanche hit Everest base camp
# Disaster
# Disaster

Watch: Video captures terrifying moment when avalanche hit Everest base camp

Apr 27th 2015, 8:28 AM 25,845 Views 10 Comments

At least 18 people died at Everest as the earthquake and avalanches hit at the weekend.

Nepal quake death toll surges over 3,000
# Disaster
# Disaster

Nepal quake death toll surges over 3,000

Apr 27th 2015, 7:28 AM 11,873 Views 8 Comments

It’s the Himalayan nation’s deadliest disaster in more than 80 years.

# disaster - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

This is what investigators think happened to the sunken migrant boat
# Disaster
# Disaster

This is what investigators think happened to the sunken migrant boat

Apr 22nd 2015, 8:18 AM 11,415 Views 6 Comments

The captain has been arrested.

# disaster - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

Two survivors arrested as 800 die in migrant ship disaster
# Mediterranean
# Mediterranean

Two survivors arrested as 800 die in migrant ship disaster

Apr 21st 2015, 7:22 AM 10,101 Views 40 Comments

The two arrested are suspected to be traffickers.

# disaster - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Gran, mum and daughter all called 'Emma' were killed in the Germanwings crash
# Three Generations
# Three Generations

Gran, mum and daughter all called 'Emma' were killed in the Germanwings crash

Mar 31st 2015, 5:32 PM 19,089 Views 14 Comments

The family were going on holiday to Manchester.

# disaster - Monday 30 March, 2015

The Germanwings tragedy is forcing lots of countries to rethink airline safety
# Disaster
# Disaster

The Germanwings tragedy is forcing lots of countries to rethink airline safety

Mar 30th 2015, 11:40 AM 12,381 Views 28 Comments

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz apparently locked the captain out of the cockpit before crashing the Germanwings flight.

Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake hits Papua New Guinea
# Earthquake
# Earthquake

Tsunami threat passes after 7.5 quake hits Papua New Guinea

Mar 30th 2015, 8:32 AM 8,838 Views 0 Comments

The quake occurred 55 kilometres from the nearest city of Kokopo on New Britain island.

# disaster - Tuesday 10 March, 2015

'I probably wasn't the best man for the job on the day,' says Hillsborough police chief
# Disaster
# Disaster

'I probably wasn't the best man for the job on the day,' says Hillsborough police chief

Mar 10th 2015, 11:50 AM 7,400 Views 0 Comments

David Duckenfield is giving evidence at the new inquests into the death of 96 Liverpool fans at Hillsborough.

# disaster - Thursday 5 March, 2015

PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast
# Donetsk
# Donetsk

PHOTOS: 32 killed in east Ukraine mine blast

Mar 5th 2015, 1:35 PM 9,929 Views 9 Comments

At least 17 have been killed with 16 more missing.

# disaster - Friday 27 February, 2015

Ludicrous DIY disaster is the gift that keeps on giving
# Perfect
From The Daily Edge
# Perfect

Ludicrous DIY disaster is the gift that keeps on giving

Feb 27th 2015, 10:00 PM 5,757 Views 0 Comments

Just when you thought electrical wiring couldn’t be funny, this happens.

# disaster - Sunday 4 January, 2015

The fashion police came to take Jimmy Bullard away this evening
# Disaster
From The42
# Disaster

The fashion police came to take Jimmy Bullard away this evening

Jan 4th 2015, 7:55 PM 15,282 Views 4 Comments

“Think my shirt has broken my Twitter.”

# disaster - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Woman searches for her children among 12 family members buried in landslide
# Indonesia
# Indonesia

Woman searches for her children among 12 family members buried in landslide

Dec 14th 2014, 7:26 AM 5,245 Views 1 Comment

At least 20 people have been confirmed dead and 88 remain missing.

# disaster - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the Philippines
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall in the Philippines

Dec 6th 2014, 3:02 PM 9,531 Views 10 Comments

The evacuation has been stepped up by authorities.

# disaster - Monday 17 November, 2014

Drunk man gets totally entangled in a pile of bicycles
# Disaster
From The Daily Edge
# Disaster

Drunk man gets totally entangled in a pile of bicycles

Nov 17th 2014, 11:01 AM 3,244 Views 1 Comment

Nightmare scenario.

# disaster - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Captain of Korean ferry that killed over 300 escapes death penalty but sentenced to 36 years in prison
# Jailed
# Jailed

Captain of Korean ferry that killed over 300 escapes death penalty but sentenced to 36 years in prison

Nov 11th 2014, 7:33 AM 6,314 Views 12 Comments

A three-judge panel said prosecutors failed to prove Lee Jun-Seok had acted intentionally.