A Thread For Discussing Disasters

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  1. ButterTart

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    Fucking Hell!
     
  2. Ag

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    Isn't this about the third or fourth skyscraper fire in Dubai?
     
  3. Zu-Klara

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    Also looks a bit CLADDY :(
     
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    Only 9 injuries apparently!
     
  5. Ag

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    Not good enough!
     
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    The Marina Torch goes up on a pretty much yearly basis. You could set your watch by it, like the annual insane death toll at the Hajj.
     
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  7. David_5000

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    I hadn't heard of this one before, the cloud of gas that floated into a disco and then ignited is just bizarre and slightly mesmerising.
     
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    Yeah, it's one I only found out about by chance; considering the circumstances it's amazing it isn't more widely known. I suppose the fact that there were no Brits among the casualties meant it just wasn't newsworthy over here.
     
  9. Ag

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    The photos of Los Alfaques are really quite horrifying. Approach with caution.
     
  10. ButterTart

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    Oh yeah I've seen them, just eerie. Curiosity and bloodlust means I always end up looking at anything with a viewer advisory warning, and I always end up regretting it.
     
  11. lolly

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    I do vaguely remember hearing about Los Alfaques in my childhood (but then, it was in mine), but not looking at photos before. I can only compare it to the casts of the victims of Pompeii, but way more graphic.
     
  12. rocketstail

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    Curiosity got the better of me with this. The photos look like the aftermath of a war.

    I always found the Moorgate Tube station crash fascinating.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moorgate_tube_crash
     
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    Yeah, that was one of the first non-80s disasters I remember reading about. Surprisingly few serious accidents on the Underground.
     
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    A passenger jet has come down in a densely populated area of Karachi. Some very grim videos on twitter.
     

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