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A boat carrying dozens of Chinese tourists overturned Thursday in rough seas off southern Thailand with 48 rescued and 49 missing.

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6/30/1900: 4 German ships burn at the Hoboken docks in New Jersey, killing more than 300

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1 dead and dozens are missing from a ferry that sank on Indonesia’s Lake Toba.

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6/15/1904: More than 1,000 people taking a pleasure trip on New York City’s East River are drowned or burned to death when a fire sweeps through the General Slocum steamboat.

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5/29/1914: The British liner Empress of Ireland, carrying 1,477 passengers and crew, collides with the Norwegian freighter Storstad in the gulf of Canada’s St. Lawrence River & over 1000 perish.

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A giant explosion occurs during the loading of fertilizer onto the freighter Grandcamp at a pier in Texas City, Texas: 4/16/1947.

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4/15/1912: The “unsinkable” RMS Titanic sinks into the icy waters of the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage, killing 1,517 people.

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April 14, 1912: Just before midnight in the North Atlantic, the RMS Titanic hits an iceberg and begins to sink.

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2/15/1898: A massive explosion of unknown origin sinks the USS Maine in Havana harbor, killing 260 American crew members

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