Global & Disaster Medicine

Archive for the ‘Blast Effects/Injuries’ Category

4/16/1947: A giant explosion occurs during the loading of fertilizer onto the freighter Grandcamp at a pier in Texas City, Texas causing nearly 600 people to lose their lives and injuring thousands more.

4/15/13: Boston Marathon Bombings killing three spectators and wounding more than 260 other people in attendance

St. Petersburg: The toll from the attack rose to 14 dead and more than 60 injured.

NY Times


Eighteen people were hurt, five of them seriously, when a bonfire effigy blew up at a carnival north of Paris on Saturday.

The Sun

March 22, 2016: Two blasts ripped through the Brussels airport, turning a busy travel hub in the heart of Europe into a scene of carnage.

NY Times


March 18, 1937: Nearly 300 students in Texas are killed by an explosion of natural gas at The Consolidated School of New London, Texas.

Pakistan: A bomb exploded Saturday in a market in a northwest tribal region that borders Afghanistan, killing more than 20 and wounding at least 50

NY Times


A Nigerian air force jet has mistakenly bombed a camp for displaced people near Rann, killing up to 100 people and injuring dozens more.


A massive explosion gutted Mexico’s biggest fireworks market, killing at least 29 people and injuring 70.

LA Times

MEXICO CITY :  An explosion has ripped through Mexico’s best-known fireworks market causing several deaths and dozens of injuries. 





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