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Most weather disasters are can neither be foreseen nor prevented. The world has seen the worst weather disturbances. We’re praying that no more disasters will beat the ten worst on record: 10. The 1935 Yangtze River Flood – China Estimated fatalities: 145,000 The Yangtze River floods almost periodically that the Chinese have learned to brace themselves for such a weather disaster. Yangtze flooded in 1931, 1935, 1954, and 1998. Amongst these instances, the Yangtze River flood if 1935 is the worst in history. With over 145,000 people dead, it claimed the lives of families living alongside the riverbank, including children. 9. The 1881 Haiphong Typhoon – Vietnam Estimated fatalities: 150,000 With a confirmed fatality count of 150,000 and with the same number of injured and [&hellip

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While some natural disasters can be predicted, the number of people it will affect come with alarming figures. Natural disasters will continue to occur and the death toll will continue to be tallied. Listed below are the 10 worst natural disasters that the world has seen. These calamities are ranked according to the number of lives that were lost because of it. 10. 1975 Typhoon Nina Maximum Estimated Death Toll: 229,000 Typhoon Nina hit China in 1975. This storm was so strong that it destroyed the Banqiao Dam, which further caused the death of approximately 229,000 people. A few smaller dams collapsed during the course of the storm, which also brought in heavy floods and a lot of structural damage. The typhoon formed on July [&hellip

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Besides its most beautiful and tolerant existence, there exists the other face of Mother-Nature which sometimes becomes too furious and catastrophic—to the extent that it reminds all of us how fragile our existence is. Volcanic eruptions serve the best example of nature’s most terrifying and catastrophic form. Since time immemorial, volcanic eruptions do exist and have caused devastating results in the history of mankind. By no means can one stand in its way when volcano decides to blow. As the Science states, volcanic eruptions are caused by the tectonic movements inside the core of the earth. Tectonic movement results into a release of large amount of Magma. Science has categorized three main types of volcanoes: Dormant Volcanoes, Extinct Volcanoes, and Active Volcanoes. But it’s a [&hellip

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A time there was, and it was during 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, when skyjacking or aeroplane hijacking was rampant. The climax was 9/11 terrorist attack when al-Qaeda hijacked American Airlines Flight 11, and United Airlines Flight 175 to attack at World Trade Center twin-towers in United States of America. With the implementation of tightened security checks in the major airports across the world, aircraft hijackings were thought to have almost come to an end. But some of the recent incidents prove it all wrong. At the time of writing this article, we are going through one of the most ‘mysterious aircraft missing’ this world has ever seen. The Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, which was traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 237 people, has [&hellip

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Thousands of working class people—not Social Democrats but just the loyal working people—under the leadership of priest George Gapon—annoyed by an economic slump, poor working conditions, and the ongoing Russo-Japan War, marched on the freezing Sunday morning of January 22, 1905, to the Winter Palace, just to submit their kind petition to the Tsar Nicholas II, asking for reforms. But all of a sudden, troops were called out and Cossacks attacked the crowd with drawn swords. Then, they started firing on the peaceful crowd of unarmed people resulting into the pools of blood on the white snow. Such is the general picture of Bloody Sunday (1905). Bloody Sunday (1905) has its own historical significance, while it comes to Russian Revolution. But here goes an attempt [&hellip

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