Natural Disasters & Epidemics
Saturday, 02 December 2023
2006 a 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes central Java in Indonesia, killing more than 6,000, injuring at least 36,000 and leaving some 1.5 million people homeless.
2006 a trade hall roof collapses in Katowice, Poland, killing 65 people.
2006 a Greyhound Lines bus from New York City to Montreal, carrying 52 people, crashes at mile 115 on Interstate 87 near Elizabethtown killing 5 people including the driver and several are seriously injured.
2006 The al-Dana capsizes off the coast of Bahrain, killing at least 48 people
2006 cholera in Luanda, Angola
2006 dengue outbreak in India in India killing 50+ people
2006 chikungunya outbreaks in India
2006 dengue outbreak in Pakistan in Pakistan killing 50+ people
2006 Dengue fever in Philippines
2006 East Africa Rift Valley fever outbreak in East Africa killing 394 people
2006 Yogyakarta earthquake in Indonesia killing 5,782 people
2007 the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge on I-35W over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota between University Avenue and Washington Avenue collapses at 6:05 pm CST during the later part of rush hour, killing 13 people.
2007 An explosion hits the south wing of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Quezon City, north of Manila, killing four people, including Basilan Congressman Wahab Akbar, and wounding 6 others
2007 An 8.0 earthquake strikes Peru, killing 512 people, injuring more than 1,500, and causing tsunami warnings in the Pacific Ocean
2007 Greek Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis declares a national state of emergency after a series of devastating wildfires ravage western Peloponese and southern Euboea, killing 68 people
2007 atlasjet Flight 4203 crashes near Keçiborlu, Turkey, killing all 56 people on board.
2007 Mweka ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of the Congo killing 187 people
2007 cholera in Ethiopia
2007 Iraq cholera outbreak in Iraq killing 10 people
2007 Dengue fever in Puerto Rico; Dominican Republic; Mexico
2007 cholera in Somalia
2007 cholera in Vietnam
2007 Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh, India killing 15,000 people
2008 dengue fever in Brazil
2008 Dengue fever in Cambodia
2008 Cholera in Chad
2008 Bubonic plague in Madagascar
2008 Dengue fever in Philippines
2008 cholera in Vietnam
2008 Zimbabwean cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe killing 4,293 people
2008 Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar killing 138,373 people
2009 colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes near Buffalo in e ate of New York killing 50 people.
2009 Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails killing at lea 99 people
2009 yemenia Flight 626 crashes off e coa of Moroni, Comoros killing 152 people and leaving 1 survivor.