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# disaster - Thursday 29 August, 2013

41 dead after Kenyan bus plunges into valley
# Nairobi
# Nairobi

41 dead after Kenyan bus plunges into valley

Aug 29th 2013, 9:31 AM 3,922 Views 4 Comments

Bodies were said to be ‘strewn all over’, according to police.

# disaster - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Photos: 31 people dead and 171 still missing after Philippine ferry disaster
# Philippines
# Philippines

Photos: 31 people dead and 171 still missing after Philippine ferry disaster

Aug 17th 2013, 11:22 AM 7,794 Views 5 Comments

The ferry, which was carrying 831 passengers and crew, collided with a cargo ship and sank almost instantly.

# disaster - Monday 5 August, 2013

12 ridiculously inappropriate cakes
# In Tiers
From The Daily Edge
# In Tiers

12 ridiculously inappropriate cakes

Aug 5th 2013, 11:00 AM 9,835 Views 5 Comments

Thanks, you really shouldn’t have

# disaster - Friday 5 July, 2013

Cyprus launches criminal investigation into banking crisis
# Timely
# Timely

Cyprus launches criminal investigation into banking crisis

Jul 5th 2013, 7:30 PM 3,939 Views 20 Comments

The investigation will focus on possible offences between 2006 and 2013 committed by individuals who are potentially responsible for the economic crisis.

# disaster - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Photos: Oklahoma deals with destruction after worst tornado in decades
# Disaster
# Disaster

Photos: Oklahoma deals with destruction after worst tornado in decades

May 25th 2013, 8:15 AM 3,916 Views 9 Comments

The US state is coming to terms with the massive tornado which left 24 people dead and levelled entire neighbourhoods.

# disaster - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Two babies among the ten children killed in Oklahoma tornado
# Oklahoma
# Oklahoma

Two babies among the ten children killed in Oklahoma tornado

May 22nd 2013, 9:32 PM 8,825 Views 13 Comments

Preliminary causes of death suggest both infants – aged just four and seven months old – died of head trauma.

Massive hailstones fell in Oklahoma before the twister hit
# Iceballs
# Iceballs

Massive hailstones fell in Oklahoma before the twister hit

May 22nd 2013, 9:51 AM 9,806 Views 8 Comments

The size of that thing!

Search for tornado survivors as Oklahoma mourns 9 children
# Disaster
# Disaster

Search for tornado survivors as Oklahoma mourns 9 children

May 22nd 2013, 8:36 AM 3,570 Views 7 Comments

“There are empty spaces where there used to be living rooms, and bedrooms, and classrooms, and, in time, we’re going to need to refill those spaces with love and laughter and community.”

# disaster - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Twenty children killed in Oklahoma twister
# Disaster
# Disaster

Twenty children killed in Oklahoma twister

May 21st 2013, 7:34 AM 12,385 Views 41 Comments

The tornado, which ripped through an elementary school, has killed at least 51 people but the death toll is expected to rise.

# disaster - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Eight die in new Bangladesh garment factory tragedy
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Eight die in new Bangladesh garment factory tragedy

May 9th 2013, 7:56 AM 7,718 Views 27 Comments

The owner of the Tung Hai sweater factory was among the victims.

# disaster - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Column: The Bangladesh factory collapse shows us the deadly cost of cheap fashion
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Bangladesh factory collapse shows us the deadly cost of cheap fashion

May 4th 2013, 7:00 PM 290 Views 36 Comments

Following the tragic accident at a Bangladesh clothing factory, Penneys has said it will give money to people who lost family members in the collapse – but we as consumers have a responsibility too, says Ruth Tanner.

# disaster - Sunday 28 April, 2013

UPDATE: Police arrest owner of Bangladesh factory
# Disaster
# Disaster

UPDATE: Police arrest owner of Bangladesh factory

Apr 28th 2013, 10:27 AM 5,985 Views 5 Comments

The death toll has now reached 363 but is expected to rise.

No more 'cries for help' as hopes for survivors fade at Bangladesh building
# Disaster
# Disaster

No more 'cries for help' as hopes for survivors fade at Bangladesh building

Apr 28th 2013, 7:29 AM 4,407 Views 8 Comments

The death toll in the building collapse has now reached 363 but it is expected to increase.

# disaster - Monday 15 April, 2013

Column: Climate change – it's not all just hot air
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Climate change – it's not all just hot air

Apr 15th 2013, 7:00 AM 24 Views 35 Comments

As former US vice-president Al Gore arrives in Dublin today to speak about climate change, global hunger and poverty, Dom Hunt explains why climate change needs to be recognised as a global issue.

# disaster - Monday 11 March, 2013

416 years ago today: Explosion kills 1pc of Dublin's population
# Gunpowder Disaster
# Gunpowder Disaster

416 years ago today: Explosion kills 1pc of Dublin's population

Mar 11th 2013, 10:52 AM 19,148 Views 23 Comments

126 people died, and 40 riverside homes were ruined, when a consignment of gunpowder exploded at the quays.

# disaster - Saturday 12 January, 2013

PHOTOS: One year later, Costa Concordia still not removed from scene of disaster
# Costa Concordia
# Costa Concordia

PHOTOS: One year later, Costa Concordia still not removed from scene of disaster

Jan 12th 2013, 3:23 PM 20,096 Views 26 Comments

Officials have promised that the ship, which is twice the size of the Titanic, will be removed by September.

# disaster - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

When Twitter questionnaires go wrong: Here are 12 of the best/worst #AskStevieG tweets
# Slideshow
From The42
# Slideshow

When Twitter questionnaires go wrong: Here are 12 of the best/worst #AskStevieG tweets

Nov 6th 2012, 2:57 PM 6,915 Views 5 Comments

The Liverpool midfielder would be best advised to stay away from the site over the next few hours.

# disaster - Thursday 1 November, 2012

PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal
# Sandy
# Sandy

PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal

Nov 1st 2012, 6:24 PM 15,620 Views 17 Comments

The United States is facing a bill of tens of billions of dollars in the wake of ‘Superstorm’ Sandy.

# disaster - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola
# Flooding
# Flooding

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola

Jul 31st 2012, 11:55 AM 3,875 Views 1 Comment

At least eight killed and tens of thousands displaced by Pacific storm.

# disaster - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Costa Concordia hearing delayed until October
# Costa Concordia
# Costa Concordia

Costa Concordia hearing delayed until October

Jul 21st 2012, 10:28 AM 2,018 Views 0 Comments

However, no trial is expected until the beginning of next year at the earliest.

# disaster - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Fukushima accident a 'man-made' disaster
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima accident a 'man-made' disaster

Jul 5th 2012, 4:21 PM 3,757 Views 4 Comments

The Fukushima accident was a man-made disaster caused by a culture of “reflexive obedience”, a new report says.

# disaster - Monday 11 June, 2012

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires spread in Colorado, New Mexico
# Wildfire
# Wildfire

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires spread in Colorado, New Mexico

Jun 11th 2012, 10:30 AM 1,033 Views 0 Comments

Fire on Colorado grew to more than 80 sq km in one day.

# disaster - Sunday 3 June, 2012

In pics: Tour the town that's been burning for 50 years
# Centralia
# Centralia

In pics: Tour the town that's been burning for 50 years

Jun 3rd 2012, 5:00 PM 13,886 Views 18 Comments

Centralia in Pennsylvania was once a bustling mining town but a fire which spread through its coal mines is still raging half a century on…

# disaster - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

14,000 homeless as search for survivors goes on after Italy quake
# Disaster
# Disaster

14,000 homeless as search for survivors goes on after Italy quake

May 30th 2012, 9:17 AM 1,289 Views 0 Comments

At least 16 people were killed in the quake early yesterday morning.

# disaster - Thursday 26 April, 2012

26th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked in Ukraine
# Chernobyl
# Chernobyl

26th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked in Ukraine

Apr 26th 2012, 12:34 PM 977 Views 1 Comment

People lay flowers and lit candles to mark the occasion. Ukraine’s president vowed today that his country is committed to building a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor.

# disaster - Sunday 22 April, 2012

In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl
# Remembered
# Remembered

In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl

Apr 22nd 2012, 6:00 PM 10,269 Views 30 Comments

Incredible images of the “ground zero” of the 1986 accident.

# disaster - Sunday 15 April, 2012

In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy
# Titanic100
# Titanic100

In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy

Apr 15th 2012, 8:30 AM 23,471 Views 31 Comments

Shivering survivors, grief-stricken relatives waiting on the docks and shock in the White Star Line offices: a pictorial record of the world receiving news that the ‘unsinkable’ ship had done the unthinkable.

# disaster - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Cold mountain: This is the iceberg that sank the Titanic
# Titanic100
# Titanic100

Cold mountain: This is the iceberg that sank the Titanic

Apr 14th 2012, 8:30 PM 24,686 Views 40 Comments

The significance of this picture was only discovered long after it was taken by a seaman on another liner cruising off Newfoundland at the time Titanic sank.

# disaster - Friday 13 April, 2012

17 bits of tacky Titanic memorabilia
# Titanic100
From The Daily Edge
# Titanic100

17 bits of tacky Titanic memorabilia

Apr 13th 2012, 7:30 AM 10,772 Views 21 Comments

From shower curtains to inflatable slides, here are some of the items you may not want to mark the disaster’s 100th anniversary with…

# disaster - Friday 9 March, 2012

The ocean floor pics that show how the Titanic sank
# Titanic100
# Titanic100

The ocean floor pics that show how the Titanic sank

Mar 9th 2012, 4:52 PM 17,021 Views 25 Comments

New images show how the exact break-up of the Titanic might now be understood – and whether the ship had a fatal design flaw.

# disaster - Friday 17 February, 2012

Ex-PM: Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis
# Disaster
# Disaster

Ex-PM: Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis

Feb 17th 2012, 1:03 PM 1,376 Views 4 Comments

The former Prime Minister acknowledged there were flaws in how authorities handled the Fukushima crisis last year.

# disaster - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Charred bodies and broken beds: Horror of Honduras prison fire emerges
# Prison Fire
# Prison Fire

Charred bodies and broken beds: Horror of Honduras prison fire emerges

Feb 16th 2012, 6:49 PM 3,243 Views 3 Comments

Survivors have described the scenes inside the packed cells as the blaze tore through the jail.

# disaster - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti
# Haiti
# Haiti

Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti

Jan 12th 2012, 1:54 PM 1,257 Views 2 Comments

Plan Ireland’s report on Haiti two years after earthquake reveals major challenges as other NGOs also note scale of work required for country to recover will need international investment.

# disaster - Friday 30 December, 2011

RTÉ accused of "undermining" Stardust Tribunal in 1981
# State Papers
# State Papers

RTÉ accused of "undermining" Stardust Tribunal in 1981

Dec 30th 2011, 9:34 AM 4,563 Views 7 Comments

The State papers, released under the 30-year rule, also show that the owners of the Stardust asked the Government to pay their legal fees for appearing at a tribunal of inquiry into the tragedy.

# disaster - Thursday 27 October, 2011

So what DID cause Monday night’s floods?
# Flooding
# Flooding

So what DID cause Monday night’s floods?

Oct 27th 2011, 7:41 PM 10,024 Views 39 Comments

Theories abound as local authorities, businesses and ordinary citizens count the cost of one evening’s deluge.

Letter in a bottle from Titanic victim goes on display
# Titanic100
# Titanic100

Letter in a bottle from Titanic victim goes on display

Oct 27th 2011, 7:15 AM 16,976 Views 17 Comments

Jeremiah Burke wrote a goodbye note and threw it overboard in a bottle – a year after his death in the disaster, it washed up near his former home.

# disaster - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Typhoon Nesat kills at least 20 in the Philippines
# Typhoon Nesat
# Typhoon Nesat

Typhoon Nesat kills at least 20 in the Philippines

Sep 28th 2011, 10:51 AM 368 Views 1 Comment

As the clean-up begins in the Philippines, the death toll from the storm has risen to 20 people, while another 35 are still unaccounted for.

# disaster - Sunday 11 September, 2011

More than 200 bodies recovered off Zanzibar coast after crowded ferry sinks
# Zanzibar
# Zanzibar

More than 200 bodies recovered off Zanzibar coast after crowded ferry sinks

Sep 11th 2011, 2:24 PM 344 Views 1 Comment

At least 200 people have been confirmed dead after a ferry sank off the coast of Zanzibar, an island off Tanzania in Africa. The country is to observe three days of national mourning for the victims of the tragedy.

# disaster - Saturday 27 August, 2011

Heartbreak as injury rules Wallace out of World Cup
# Disaster
From The42
# Disaster

Heartbreak as injury rules Wallace out of World Cup

Aug 27th 2011, 6:21 PM 1,520 Views 20 Comments

Irish flanker out after injuring knee against England this afternoon.

# disaster - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Over €30 million found after Japanese disaster handed in
# Japan
# Japan

Over €30 million found after Japanese disaster handed in

Aug 18th 2011, 4:40 PM 598 Views 5 Comments

Police say they have returned the majority of the money to its rightful owners.