Global & Disaster Medicine

Archive for the ‘Transportation incident’ Category

On November 2, 1982, a truck explodes in the Salang Tunnel in Afghanistan, killing an estimated 3,000 people.

Pakistan: 70 dead and another 30 are injured after gas cylinder explosion sparks fire on train

Thailand had the world’s second-highest rate of road fatalities per capita and it’s #1 in per capita motorcycle deaths



At least 19 were killed and 30 injured in multiple car explosions outside Egypt’s National Cancer Institute


“……A car driving against traffic collided with three cars on Sunday night….in….Cairo and triggered an explosion and a fire…..”

6/11/1955: A racing car in Le Mans, France, goes out of control and crashes into stands filled with spectators, killing 82 people.


The US Military Academy said a deadly accident happened near West Point in New York this morning.


“…….Deadly accident: At least one person has died, a source familiar with the investigation said.

  • More wounded: At least 22 people — 20 cadets and two soldiers — were injured in the accident. We don’t know the extent of their injuries.
  • The scene: The accident happened at the Camp Natural Bridge training site near the US Military Academy at West Point……”


5/3/1962: Two commuter trains and a freight train collide near Tokyo, Japan, killing more than 160 people and injuring over 300



A runaway semi plowed into stopped traffic near Denver, igniting a fiery crash that included a dozen cars and three semis killing and injuring an unknown number of victims.



At least 28 people have died after a bus carrying German tourists plunged off a road and overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira.



3/11/2004: 191 people are killed and nearly 2,000 are injured when 10 bombs explode on four trains in three Madrid-area train stations during a busy morning rush hour.



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