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News and events — visually

Structural fires
Church of the Company Fire (Santiago, Chile, Dec., 1863). The temple was adorned with a profusion of gas lights and wall coverings for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. A gas light ignited one of the wall decorations Theatre fire (Kamli, China, 1893) Theatre fire (Canton, China, May, 1845) Theatre fire (Shanghai, China, June, 1871) Lehman Theater fire (St. Petersburg, Russia, 1836)

Sporting events
Happy Valley Racecourse (Hong Kong) fire (Feb., 1918) Unclear as to how it started

2,000 1,995 1,670 900

590

328
1964 Lima football riot tragedy (Lima, May, 1964). Game between Peru and Argentina, bad call angered the crowds Hillsborough stadium crush (She eld, England, 1989). FA Cup semifinal match between Liverpool and Nottingham; overcrowding of people entering the stadium Hailstorm/stadium crush (Kathmandu, Nepal, 1988). Fans attempted to flee the stadium when a storm broke out, some doors were locked

96

800

Aviation
Japan Airlines Flight 123 (Japan, 1985) Mechanical failure caused crash Charkhi Dadri mid-air collision (India, 1996) Mid-air collision caused by pilot error

520 349

Deadly disasters
The death toll from the Bangladesh factory collapse last month has risen to more than 650 people. Here’s a comparison of death tolls from other deadly disasters.

93

346
Turkish Airlines Flight 981 (France, 1974) Explosive decompression of a DC-10 Air India Flight 182 (Atlantic Ocean, 1985) Bombing

Structural collapses
Collapse of the Rana Plaza (Savar Upazila, Dhaka District, Bangladesh, April, 2013)

657+

329

Explosions
Palace of the Grand Masters explosion, Rhodes, Greece (April, 1856) Lightning strike started a fire that detonated tons of explosives

502
Sampoong Department Store collapse (Seoul, South Korea, June, 1995). Structural failure Collapse of wooden bleachers at a bullring/stadium in Colombia, (Jan., 1980) Makahali River (Nepal) bridge collapsed, (Nov., 1974)

4,000 3,000

200

Salang tunnel (Afghanistan, 1982) An army convoy was travelling through the 2.7-km long tunnel. It’s thought an army vehicle collided with a fuel truck and exploded. Fire rapidly spread throughout the tunnel Halifax Explosion (N.S., 1917) French cargo ship fully laden with wartime explosives collided with a Norwegian vessel Ammunition plant explosion at Smederevo, Serbia, June 8, 1941

140 139

1,950

1,500

Six-storey apartment collapsed (Karachi, Pakistan, Sept., 1976)
REUTERS FILE PHOTOS SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1/QMI AGENCY