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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.


3/2/1944: A train stops in a tunnel near Salerno, Italy, and more than 500 people on board suffocate and die.


“……either the train was unable to pull the overloaded freight cars up the slope or the train stopped to wait for a train descending in the opposite direction. In any case, the train sat idling in the tunnel for more than 30 minutes. While this might not have posed a severe danger in some circumstances, the train’s locomotives were burning low-grade coal substitutes because high-grade coal was hard to obtain during the war and the coal substitutes produced an excess of odorless and toxic carbon monoxide.

Approximately 520 of the train’s passengers were asphyxiated by the carbon monoxide as they sat in the train…..”

North Macedonia: A bus carrying workers crashed into a ravine outside Skopje Wednesday, killing 14 people and injuring about 30

Daily Mail

“…………Venko Filipce, the newly renamed European nation’s health minister, said seven people were pronounced dead at the scene and the rest died after being taken to a hospital. Six of those injured had life-threatening conditions…..

The bus was carrying about 50 people when it veered off a highway linking Skopje with…. Tetovo and plunged 10 meters (30 feet) into a small ravine, landing upside down. The cause of the crash…wasn’t yet known…..”


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