Natural Disasters & Epidemics
Wednesday, 18 May 2022
1999 a powerful earthquake shakes Taiwan, killing nearly 2500 people.
1999 A Boeing 737 jet crashes during takeoff from Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 72 people
1999 izmit earthquake in Turkey killing 17,127 people
2000 Tornadoes rip through southwestern Georgia just after midnight, killing 19 people and injuring more than 100 others
2000 an Ilyushin-18 aircraft ploughs into a mountain in ex-Soviet Georgia, killing more than 80 people.
2000 Dengue fever in Central America
2001 cholera in South Africa
2001 gujarat earthquake in India killing 20,085 people
2002 sARS outbreak in Worldwide killing 774 people
2002 indian heat wave in India killing 1,030 people
2003 Plague in Algeria
2003 European heat wave in France, Portugal, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Luxemburg, Ireland killing 70,000 people
2004 Cholera in Bangladesh
2004 dengue fever in Indonesia
2004 cholera in Senegal
2004 indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in Indian Ocean killing 227,898 people
2004 indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, Somalia killing 227,898 people
2005 Hurricane Stan hits Mexico and Central America killing over 1,620 people
2005 an Iranian C-130 Hercules airplane crashes into a ten-story building in a civilian area of Tehran, the capital of Iran, killing all 94 people aboard and 34 residents of the building - a total of 128 people.
2005 southwest Airlines Flight 1248 overshoots the runway at Chicago Midway Airport, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring 11 other people.
2005 hurricane Dennis strikes near Navarre Beach, Florida as a Category 3 storm killing 10 people, after killing over 50 people in the Caribbean.
2005 Armed militants enter into Israel from Gaza and open fire near the border, killing 6 people and wounding 5 others. Hamas and Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades claim joint responsibility for attack.
2005 Three trains collide in the Ghotki rail crash in Ghotki, Pakistan, killing over 150 people
2005 U.S. Helicopters and warplanes bomb two villages near Ramadi in western Iraq, killing about 70 people
2005 A time bomb explodes in a Muslim shrine in Quetta, southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 29 people and wounding 40
2005 azerbaijan Airlines Flight 217 from Baku, Azerbaijan to Aktau, Kazakhstan crashed shortly after takeoff killing 23 people.
2005 a passenger train derails in Amagasaki Hyogo Prefecture Japan killing 107 people and injuring another 456. (see Amagasaki rail crash)
2005 A train in Andhra Pradesh, India derails, killing at least 77 people
2005 yellow fever in Mali
2005 dengue outbreak in Singapore in Singapore killing 27 people
2005 Kashmir earthquake in India, Pakistan killing 87,351 people
2006 Pulkovo Airlines Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border in Ukraine, killing 171 people, including 45 children
2006 a roof collapses on a Moscow market, killing 56 people.
2006 An oil pipeline explodes in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos killing at least 200 people