Discussion in 'Current Affairs & Debate' started by Soldi, May 4, 2020.
Ooo that ones JUST DOWN THE ROAD
I just found out that happened here, never heard of it before, it's horrifying.
Oh the INSANE run of disasters during that era in the UK was bonkers. Hard to not capture the imagination in some way.
Well I wouldn’t say any of them aren’t horrifying
I am rather PARTIAL to a hypothetical disaster documentary.
Kinda weird to think you were in all of those places at those exact moments! What are the chances! Maybe you were a child X-Men and you really needed Professor X to take you away and teach you about your powers.
Was that not big news in Spain? It feels like the sort of thing we'd still be having inquests about NOW.
Spain hun. *shrug*
Oh I know, but in some way we are "used" to plane crashes, a giant ball of fire out of nowhere is something else, never heard anything like that.
I LOVE that show
My favourite might be the one where the pilot got sucked out the windscreen but they managed to cling on to him and he SHOULD have frozen to death but didn't
All my life I've had a recurring dream about seeing a plane crash from a distance. Just waiting for it to really happen.
Have you ever seen the film Unbreakable?..
I remember Lockerbie very well...poor John Peel was doing the Festive 50 as the news was breaking and had to play "Crash" by the Primitives...
Hillsborough and Bradford I recall well. Piper Alpha too.
The more recent one that sticks is the dancefloor collapsing at a wedding...I remember seeing that clip and for the tiniest, split-second, it was funny...until I realised it was real, it wasn't staged and it was about the least funny thing of which one could conceive. Horrific.
Weird you say that, I dream I'm watching a plane and it will go behind a building or a hill and I'll think 'I bet that's going to explode', then it does.
Should we make a pact never to be on the same flight?
It happened in 1978! I remember another camping disaster here with probably 100 (not sure) deaths in the 90s.
Versailles dance hall in Israel. Don't worry, I remember that clip doing the rounds and folk laughing at it. It seemed too ridiculous to be real, like a Hollyoaks disaster.
Oh GOD, that was one such HORROR. The movement from joy to trauma is just horrible to watch.
Naturally the news broadcast it non stop for days.
Biescas campsite disaster, for your horror collection, @ButterTart.
I hadn't actually heard of this. Cheers!
I might ADD a ‘What do you think happened to MH370 poll’
We've covered that elsewhere.
I had not heard of either of these. The Balvano one is just... tragic and awful, especially due to not really being the fault of anyone involved. Quintinshill is awful too, but more baffling. Are there any others you'd recommend reading up on? Really deadly ones only please!
My favourite disaster is the 1883 Victoria Hall disaster. 183 children, all aged less than 14, died in a stampede to get free toys. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Hall_disaster
I mean it's absolutely tragic of course, but I find it curiously fascinating. We wouldn't have had emergency exits without it.
Yes, never get on a plane, train, ferry, enter a large building or in fact leave the house EVER again
Santiago de Compostela
Ufa train disaster
Fiumarella rail disaster
Gare de Lyon 1988
"Campsite disaster" just sounds like a moopy tag.
Any that involve children are grimly fascinating. The cinema fire in China in 1994:
Nearly 300 children were ordered to stay seated until the communist party officials in attendance had left. Kind of undermines the fundamental tenet of communism being that no one person is more important than another.
'Kelly Llorena set alight by redcoats'
I usually find myself investigating this stuff almost exclusively at 4am if I can't sleep (along with death by crocodile, snake and most terrifying ways to die etc). I don't know what it is about that time/moment that brings out the most horrific curiosities but it's the same as how everything in your life feels 100 times worse at that point as well. It's like the hour of psychological SELF HARM
"98 dead in Gloucestershire cheese rolling crush"
I'm sorry but ! That SECOND WAVE. Just why would you
I mean we can’t fucking leave the house at the minute
The ENSCHEDE FIREWORKS DISASTER
Erm GLOUCESTER that’s why
I’ve just discovered the Facebook app’s ‘Crisis Response’ tab. Real time feed of disasters worldwide which you can use to check whether your friends are okay.
There’s been a burst dam in Uzbekistan today apparently.
My hairs a disaster
That's interesting, I've just had a bit of a nosy around it now.
Quite. Kegworth is quite literally up the road from where I grew up, I've got mates from back home who's parents were some of the people who went to help, and my Dad was at Hillsborough. I still remember him coming home looking quite shocked, and he's a hard cunt.
I think that's why I've always harboured an interest in disasters, I was convinced for years I'd die in a plane crash.