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January 13,1982: On a wintry day, an Air Florida Boeing 727 plunges into the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., killing 78 people.

Police in the German town of Volkmarsen have arrested a 29-year old man, after a car plowed into a crowd of people at a parade on Monday and left at least 30 injured.


Every day 102,835 people across the world suffer serious injuries caused by road crashes, costing communities $US6 billion ($9 billion) daily. Crash, repeat, every day of the year.

“The annual Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Stockholm this week will consider proposals to reduce fatalities and injuries by 50 per cent by 2030. The goal of reducing road trauma by 30 per cent fell short, with an estimated 600,000 more deaths than the target.”
The human impact every day


Source: iRAP

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




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