List of accidents and disasters by death toll


List of accidents and disasters by death toll

This page lists accidents and disasters sorted by death toll. It does not include natural disasters, or death tolls caused by deliberate violence.

Explosion

"Not including bombings, aviation incidents and mine disasters"
* 1,950 - Halifax Explosion, (Nova Scotia, Canada 1917) [ [http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/remembrance/ Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management] ]
* 1,500 - Ammunition plant with facilities explode at Smederevo, outskirt of Belgrade, Serbia, June 8, 1941
* 1,200 - Ammunition trucks (Cali, Colombia, 1956)
* 1,000 - Ammunition dump fire, (Lagos, Nigeria, 2002), many deaths were from drowning during the panic
* 800 - Bombay Docks Explosion (Bombay, India, 1944)
* 700 - Illegal Iraqi military plant with facilities explode at Al Hillah, Babil, Iraq, August 17, 1988.
* 600+ - Explosion of the "Caterina Costa", port of Napoli, March 28, 1943, with over 3000 injured
* 575 - Ufa train disaster (Ufa, Russia, 1989)
* 568 - Texas City Disaster (Texas, 1947)
* 565 - BASF Oppau explosion, Germany, 1921, possibly as many as 1,500 killed
* 376 - Gas explosions occurred coal mine at (Onoura, Kirino, Kyūshū, Japan, 1917)
* 322 - Port Chicago disaster (Port Chicago, California, 1944)
* 294 - New London School explosion (New London, Texas, 1937)
* 243 - Gas explosions occurred coal mine at (Onoura, Kirino, Kyūshū, Japan, 1909)
* 234 - PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai, Chongqing, China, December 2003
* 217 - Los Alfaques Disaster, (Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Tarragona, Spain 1978)
* 206 - Gas explosions (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 1992)
* 200 - Gas explosion at a nine-story apartment building at Nafluksaya Street, Tbilisi, Georgia on December 6, 1984.
* 182 - BASF Chemical plant (Ludwigshafen, West Germany, 1948)
* 171 - A trailer truck carrying dynamite explode with crush at Thung Maphrao, Phang Nga, Thailand on February 15, 1991.
* 160 - Voorbode, (Norway, 1944)
* >153 - Tacoa Disaster, (Tacoa Power Plant, Arrecife, Venezuela, 1982)
* 151 - Gunpowdership disaster (Leiden, The Netherlands, 1807)
* 147 - Spanish Naval torpedo and landmine factory exploded at Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain, August 18, 1947.
* 134 - Munitions Factory Chilwell, Nottingham, England, 1918
* 133 - Munitions plant (Pennsylvania, 1917)
* 130 - Cleveland East Ohio Gas Explosion (Cleveland, Ohio, 1944)
* 126 - Nedelin catastrophe, (Baikonur, spacecenter, Kazakhstan, 1960)
* 116 - The Great Gunpowder Explosion, Faversham, Faversham, 1916)
* 110 - A tanker truck carrying petrol explode at Chennai, India, March 12, 1995.
* 105 - 24 houses of liquefied petroleum gas exploded at Danaciobasi, Kinkkale, Turkey, on November 24, 1980.
* 103 - (near Azores, 1968)
* 92 - Japanese passenger boat "Koun Maru" sank by rough sea off Misumi, Amakusa, western Kyūshū, Japan, October 1, 1933.
* 89 - "SS Admella" wrecked off South Australia, Australia, August 6, 1859
* 85 - Illegal African immigrants boat sank Mareg, Puntland, Yemen, 2003
* 82 - STV "Royston Grange" (off Montevideo, Uruguay, 1972)
* 81 - MS "Express Samina" (near Paros, Greece, 2000)
* 80 - "Pamir" (1957)
* 80 - Hong Kong ferry "Fatshan" plunged by torrential typhoon Rose, Auguat 17, 1971.
* 78 - Greek tanker "Spyros" exploded at Jorong shipyard, Singapore, October 12, 1978
* 70 - Ming 361 (2003)
* 58 - Bahrain wooden plesure boat "al-Dana" capsized off Gulf of Bahrain, 2006
* 57 - Danish passenger boat "Turisten" Killing 57 pass. after fire on board on Haderslev Dam, July 8, 1959
* 54 - MS "Jan Heweliusz" (Baltic Sea, 1993)
* 53 - TEV "Wahine" (Wellington, NZ, 1968)
* 51 - SS "Andrea Doria" (off Nantucket, Massachusetts 1956)
* 48 - Brazilian river boat "Comandante Sales" capsized at Solimoes River, on the outskirts of Manacapura, Amazonas, Brazil, May 4, 2008.
* 45 - SS "Elingamite" (Three Kings Islands, NZ, 1902)
* 44 - British bulk carrier "Derbyshire" capsized by structual failure and Typhoon Orchid off Ryukyu Island, September 9, 1980
* 36 - FV "Gaul" (Barents Sea, 1974)
* 35 - HMS|Pandora|1779|6 (Torres Strait, 1791)
* 31 - SS "Carnatic" (Red Sea, 1869)
* 29 - SS "Edmund Fitzgerald" (Lake Superior, 1975)
* 28 - Soviet submarine K-19 (to fire, 24 February 1972)
* 20 - "Ethan Allen" (Lake George (New York), 2 October, 2005)
* 17 - 1979 Fastnet race (Fastnet Rock, 1979)
* 16 - MS "Sleipner" (Norway, 1999)
* 13 - "Essex" (South Pacific, 1819)

pace exploration

* 7 - Space Shuttle Columbia disaster (United States, 2003)
* 7 - Space Shuttle Challenger disaster (Florida, 1986)
* 3 - Soyuz 11 (space, 1971)
* 3 - Apollo 1 (Florida, 1967)
* 1 - Soyuz 1 (SE of Orenburg, Russia, 1967)

See also List of space disasters.

porting events

* 1,112 - Upper tier collapse of the Circus Maximus, (Ancient Rome, "c."140 AD) [ Guinness World Records: Worst Sport Disaster ]
* 604 - Hong Kong Jockey Club Happy Valley Racecourse, stand collapsed and caught fire. Figure conservative, from the Guinness Book of World Records. Most online sources give the death toll as 6,000. (Hong Kong, 1918) Fact|date=October 2007
* 318 - Peru vs. Argentina football game riot (Lima, Peru, May 24, 1964) Fact|date=October 2007
* 222 - Sincelejo Corralejas studium collapsed, during bleaches at bullring, Sucre, Colombia, January 20, 1980.
* 123 - Hearts of Oak vs. Kumasi Ashanti Kotoko soccer match crush (Accra, Ghana, 2001) Fact|date=October 2007
* 96 - Hillsborough stadium crush (Sheffield, England, 1989)
* 84 - Guatemala and Costa Rica football match crush (Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1996) Fact|date=October 2007
* 80+ - 24 hours of Le Mans auto race crash (Le Mans, France, 1955)
* 80 - football match crush (Katmandu, Nepal, 1988) Fact|date=October 2007
* 72 - River Plate vs Boca Juniors football match, stampede at gate 12 (Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 23, 1968) Fact|date=October 2007
* 66 - Second Ibrox stadium disaster, stairway collapse & ensuing crowd crush (Glasgow, Scotland, 1971)
* 66 - Moscow soccer match crush (Moscow, USSR, 1982)
* 56 - Bradford City football stadium fire (Bradford, England, 1985)
* 44 - Kayseri Erciyesspor and Sivasspor soccer fan using gun, knife, weapons, and fighting each other spectators at Kayseri Ataturk Stadium, Kayseri, Central Anatolia, Turkey, September 17, 1968
* 43 - Ellis Park Stadium disaster (Johannesburg, South Africa, May 10, 2001) Fact|date=October 2007
* 39 - Heysel Stadium disaster football stadium hooliganism (Brussels, Belgium, 1985)
* 33 - Burnden Park disaster (Bolton, England, 1946) Fact|date=October 2007
* 28 - Italian Grand Prix, Emilio Materassi and 27 spectators was killed when Materassi's car crashed into a grandstand, (Monza, Italy, 1928)
* 26 - First Ibrox stadium disaster, terracing collapse (Glasgow, Scotland, 1902)
* 24 - When drunken soccer fan provolce a stampede game Deportivo Cali and America de Cali, Estadio Olimpico Pascual Guerrero, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, November 18, 1982
* 21 - "Gate 7" stampede at the old Karaiskaki stadium at the end of a football game between Olympiacos and AEK (Piraeus, Greece, February 8, 1981) [ [http://en.olympiakos.gr/article.aspx?aid=17027 Olympiacos Official website for Karaiskaki stadium Gate 7 tragedy of 8/2/1981] (and in [http://www.olympiacos.org/article.aspx?aid=17027 Greek] ). Also in the Greek Wikipedia entry for [http://el.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ολυμπιακός_Σύνδεσμος_Φιλάθλων_Πειραιώς Olympiacos] including the names of the dead.]
* 17 - 1979 Fastnet yachting race storms (Fastnet Rock, Ireland, 1979)
* 17 - Temporary grand stand collapsed, before French Cup semifinal match SC Bastia and Olympique Marseille, Bastia, Corsica, France, May 5, 1992.
* 15 - 1961 Italian Grand Prix, Autodromo Nazionale Monza (Formula 1 race): Wolfgang Von Trips and 14 spectators were killed when Von Trips' car was thrown amidst the audience (Monza, Italy, 1961).
* 13 - Mille Miglia road race: driver Alfonso de Portago, his co-driver/navigator, Ed Nelson and ten spectators was killed when Portago and Nelson ploughed into spectators, killing the pair, plus 9 spectators. Also includes 2 separate deaths earlier in the race. (Reggio Emilia, Florence and Guidizzolo, Mantua; Italy, May 12, 1957) [ [http://www.crash.net/gpa/season_driver~season~1957~driver_id~11700.htm Alfonso de Portago - 1957 season profile | F1 Racing | Crash.Net ] ] [ [http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/focus.php?db=ct&n=191 Motorsport Memorial ] ]
* 13 - Democratic Republic of Congo football league second division of Socozaki and Nyuki System match riot at Matokeo stadium, Butembo, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, September 14, 2008.
* 12 - Baker Bowl Collapse (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 8, 1912) Fact|date=October 2007
* 11 - Munich Olympics massacre (Munich, Germany, 1972) [For references, see Munich massacre#References]
* 11 - Egyptian Premier League cross ryval Koroum and Al-Ittihad soccer match stampede at Alexandria Stadium, northern Egypt, January 11, 1999.
* 8+ - 1903 Paris-Madrid race, a chain of accidents occurred causing deaths to drivers and spectators and destruction to properties. The race which was called to a halt at Bordeaux. [ [http://www.dlmweb.com/news20.html The Last Great Road Race - Paris-Madrid 1903 - DLM Journal ] ] [ [http://www.ddavid.com/formula1/paris1903.htm Paris - Madrid - 1903 ] ]

Industrial accidents

* 18,000+ - Bhopal Disaster India (1984)
* 1,549 - Benxihu Colliery explosion, (China, 1942)
* 568 - Texas City Disaster (Texas, 1947)
* 512 - Sumitomo Besshi bronze mine erea where landslide with debris flow disaster, Niihama, Shikoku, Japan, 1899
* 500 - Pemex liquefied petroleum gas terminal explosion at San Juan Ixhuatepec, (San Juanico) Mexico City, November 19, 1984 [cite web
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* 319 - Marie iron mine fire, Příbram, Czech Republic, May 31, 1892
* 254 - Illegaly Tashan mine collapsed with mad-rock flow at Xiangfen, Linfen, Shanxi, China (September 2008)
* 245 - Kogushi sulfur mine collapse, western Gunma, Japan, 1937
* 234 - PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai, Chongqing, China, 2003
* 220 - El Cobre talling dam and cooper mine failure by earthquake in Chile on March 28, 1965.
* 177 - General Mining Union Kinross gold mine fire, Transvaal, South Africa, on September 16, 1986.
* 167 - Piper Alpha oil rig disaster (North Sea, 1988)
* 146 - Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, (New York City, 1911)
* 125 - Buffalo Creek Flood / Pittston Coal Company dam failure, (West Virginia, United States, 1972)
* 123 - Alexander Kielland oil platform destoroyed by high wind, Ekofisk oil field, Norway, 1980
* 105 - Vaal Reef gold mine elevator failure, Orkney, Klerksdorp, South Africa, May 11, 1995
* 84 – Ocean Ranger oil platform sinking, Grand Banks, 15 February 1982
* 68 – Kukje Rubber Manufacturing plant No.2 fire at Busan, South Korea, March 2, 1960
* 65 - KTS Composite Textile factory fire, at Chittagong, Bangladesh on 24 February, 2006.
* 63 – St. Helena gold mine explosion by methane gas, Welkom, Free State, South Africa on August 31 1987
* 60 - Shahe iron mine caught fire, Hebei, China, November 22, 2004
* 56 - Bright Sparkler fireworks factory explosion at Sungei Punggol, Malaysia, 1991
* 55 - four-story Rosamor Furniture ameublements plant fire, Lissasfa, Casablanca, Morocco on April 25, 2008
* 40 - Lapua ammunition factory explosion (Finland, 1976)
* 29 - AZF factory explosion (chemical) , Toulouse, France, September 21, 2001
* 28 - Flixborough disaster, (England, 1974)
* 23 - Phillips Disaster (Pasadena, Texas, USA, 1989)
* 22 - Hindustan Petroleum Refinery fire - 14-Sep-1997, Vishakapatnam,Andhra pradesh,India, [http://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071110191236AAtzW1N]
* 21 - Boston Molasses Disaster (Boston, 1919)
* 15 - BP Americas Texas City isomerization unit explosion (Houston, Texas, USA, 2005)
* 11 - Robin Hood Flour Company grain storage elevator explosion (Davenport, Iowa, USA 1975)
* 4 - T2 Laboratories (Jacksonville, Florida, USA, December 19, 2007)
* 2 - Phillips explosion of 1999 (Pasadena, Texas, USA)
* 1 - Phillips explosion of 2000 (Pasadena, Texas, USA)
* 1 - Goodyear plant explosion in Houston, Texas, USA, on June 11, 2008. Also injured 6.

tampedes and panics

* 4,000 - mass panic at air raid shelter, during Japanese bombing of Chongqing, most deaths caused by suffocation (Chongqing, China, 1941)
* 1,426 - stampede by pilgrims inside a pedestrian tunnel (Mecca, 1990)
* 1,400 – 2,000 - Khodynka Tragedy at coronation of Nicholas II, (Moscow, 1896)
* 953 - Baghdad bridge stampede, (Baghdad, Iraq, 2005) (note: because the stampede was triggered by reports of a bombing, this figure is also included in the higher estimate for casualties of the War in Iraq)Fact|date=February 2007
* 800 - crowd crush at religious festival (Allahabad, India, 1954)
* 362 - stampede at the stoning of the devil ritual (Mecca, 2006)
* 340 - Moscow soccer match crush (Moscow, 1982)
* 270 - stampede at the stoning of the devil ritual (Mecca, 1994)
* 258 - crowd crush at religious festival (Wai, Maharashtra, India, 2005)
* 251 - stampede at the stoning of the devil ritual (Mecca, 2004)
* 224 - 2008 Jodhpur stampede disaster, in Chamunda Devi temple, Rajasthan, India, September 30, 2008
* 200 - stampede in the central place of Nagpur ( Maharashtra, India,1992 )
* 183 – Victoria Hall theatre panic (Sunderland, 1883)
* 173 - Bethnal Green tube station panic (London, 1943)
* 162 - Naiwa Devi Temple stampede disaster at Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India on August 3, 2008.
* 124 - Progressing new year event that panic and stampede at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, central Niigata, Japan, (January 1, 1956)
* 123 - Hearts of Oak vs. Kumasi Ashanti Kotoko soccer match crush (Accra, Ghana, 2001)
* 118 - pilgrims trampled to death (Mecca, 1998)
* 105 - Yingze Park lantern festival stampede disaster in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China, (October 10, 1991)
* 96 - Hillsborough disaster crush (England, 1989)
* 84 - Guatemala and Costa Rica soccer match crush (Guatemala City, October 16, 1996)
* 77 - stampede and panics at Kyoto railroad station, Japan, (January 8, 1934)
* 74 - PhilSports Arena stampede, Manila, Philippines, February 4, 2006 [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11168010/]
* 73 - Italian Hall Disaster (Calumet, Michigan, 1913)
* 72 - River Plate vs Boca Juniors football match, stampede at gate 12 (Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 23, 1968)
* 66 - Second Ibrox disaster crush (Glasgow, 1971)
* 64 - a Hindu Temple stampede disaster at Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India on February 18, 1992.
* 60 - Jean Monthe Institute secondary school panic disaster, Yaunde, Cameroon, December 6, 1988
* 60 - a tent fire after stampede, during local festival parade at Jamshedpur, Bihar, India on March 3, 1989
* 56 - Los Angeles de San Rafael square stampede disaster, during contest event, Segovia, Castile-Leon, Spain, June 15, 1969
* 53 - Niamiha metro station stampede (Minsk, Belarus, May 31, 1999)
* 52 - Hengyang railroad station stampede disaster, during Lunar New Year holidays of final day, Hengyang, Hunan, China, February 14, 1994
* 51 - Yemeni presidential candidate Ali Abdullah Saleh election rally stampede disaster, Zunjubar, Ibb Governorate, Yemen, September 13, 2006.
* 45 - Qutab Minar Tower stampede disaster by electric power failure, Delhi, India, December 4, 1981
* 44 - Kayseri Ataturk Stadium disaster, Kayseri, Central Anatolia, Turkey, September 17, 1968
* 42 - Ellis Park Stadium Disaster, Johannesburg, South Africa, April 11, 2001
* 39 - Heysel Stadium disaster (Brussels, May 29, 1985)
* 37 - Mihong Park Lantern Festival stampede disaster, Miyun, Beijing, China, February 5, 2004.
* 33 - Kumbh Mela bathing festival stampede disaster, Nasik, Maharashtra, India, August 26, 2003.
* 29 - Mosque stampede (Karachi, 2006) [http://www.mg.co.za/articlePage.aspx?articleid=268917&area=/breaking_news/breaking_news__international_news/]
* 25 - a stampede by building collapse, during Shiuratri festival at Patna, Bihar, India on March 6, 1989.
* 24 - Estadio Olimpico Pascual Guerrero Stampede Disaster, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, November 18, 1982
* 23 - al-Mureikh Stadium stampede disaster, during graduation ceremony at Omdurman, Sudan on July 13, 2008.
* 21 - Lan Kwai Fong stampede disaster, Hong Kong, December 31 1992
* 20 - Steve Kekana concert stampede disaster, Maseru, Lesotho, August 29, 1980.
* 20 - Mexican singar Martinez Gil and twist singer Pily Gaos concert stampede disaster, Guadarajara, Mexico, January 31 1965.
* 19 - Synagogue stampede during the feast of Yom Kippur (Ostrów Wielkopolski, 10 October 1872)
* 13 - News Divine nightclub stampede disaster, Nueva Atzacoalco, Mexico City, June 20, 2008.
* 13 - Throb Nightclub stampede disaster, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, March 24, 2000.
* 12 - Crush on Brooklyn Bridge, four days after opening (New York, May 30 1883) [http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=980DE3DA1431E433A25752C3A9639C94629FD7CF]
* 11 - Crush at The Who concert in the Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio (3 December 1979)
* 11 - Progressing firework festival that stampede and panics at Akashi Footbridge, Japan, (21 July, 2001)
* 11 - Alexandria Stadium soccer match stampede disaster, northern Egypt, January, 1999.
* 10 - All Africa Arts Hall concert stampede disaster, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, February 10, 2008.

Animal attacks

* nearly 140 - Tsavo maneaters (Kenya, 1898)
* dubious - Burmese saltwater crocodiles (Ramree, Burma, February 19, 1945)

Nuclear accidents

* 200+ - Mayak nuclear waste storage tank explosion, (Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union, 29 September 1957), figure is a conservative estimate, 270,000 people were exposed to dangerous radiation levels. Over thirty small communities had been removed from Soviet maps between 1958 and 1991.
* 56 - Chernobyl accident (Ukraine, 1986, uncertain number of later casualties from cancer and other radiation-induced sickness.) [ [http://www.uic.com.au/nip22.htm] Uranium Information Centre ]
* 8 - Soviet submarine K-19 4 July 1961.
* 5 - Mihama Nuclear Power Plant 3 reactor facilities building turbines, where hot water and steam leaked from a broken pipe. The accident is the worst nuclear disaster of Japan. (August 9, 2004)
* 3 - SL-1 (US Army) 1961.
* 2 - Tokai, Ibaraki nuclear fuel reprocessing plant (Japan, September 30, 1999).

Train accidents

Train accidents with 100+ deaths.
* ca. 1,700 Queen of the Sea train disaster (Sri Lanka, 2004) Part of 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake
* 575 - Ufa train disaster (Russia, 1989)
* 540 - Modane train disaster (France, 1917)
* 521-600+ - Balvano train disaster (Italy, 1944)
* 500 - Leon train disaster (Spain, 1944)
* 428 - Awash train disaster (Awash, Afar, Ethiopia, 1985)
* 383 - Al Ayatt train disaster (Egypt, 2002)
* 337 - Baku subway disaster (Azerbaijan, 1995)
* 320 - Nishapur train disaster (Iran, 2004)
* 307 - Sukkur station train disaster (Sindh, Pakistan, 1990)
* 302 - Firozabad train disaster (India, 1995)
* 298 - El Virilla train accident, (Costa Rica, 14 March 1926)
* ca. 300 - Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico, 1955)
* 285 - Gaisal train disaster (India, 1999)
* 281 - Igandu train disaster (Tanzania, 2002)
* 268 - Bihar train disaster (Bihar, India, 1981)
* 236 - Benavide trains crash (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1970)
* 230 - Langny-Pomponne train disaster (France, 1933)
* 227 - Quintinshill rail crash (Scotland, 1915)
* 212 - Khanna rail disaster (India, 1998)
* 208 - Saltillo, Coahuila (Mexico, 1972)
* 200 - Dwor train disaster (Poland, 1949)
* 196 - Muamba rail disaster (Mozambique, 2002)
* 185 - Aracaju train derailed, (Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil, 1946)
* 184 - Komagawa train disaster (Komagawa, Saitama, Japan, 1947)
* 181 - Ajikawaguchi train disaster (Osaka, Japan, 1940)
* 162 - Mikawashima triple trains crash (Tokyo, Japan, 1962)
* 161 - Yokohama rail crash (Japan, 1963)
* 159 - Rzepin train derailed, (Rzepin, Slubice, Poland, 1952)
* 155 - Kaprun disaster (Austria, 2000)
* 154 - Ryongchon disaster (North Korea, 2004)
* 154 - Mardaiyar river bridge derail disaster, (Tamil-Nadu, India, 1956)
* 153 - Zagreb express train crash (Croatia, 1974)
* 151 - Tangiwai train disaster (New Zealand, 1953)
* 150 - 1965 Durban commuter train disaster, (KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, 1965)
* 100-140 Pontecagnano train disaster,Pontecagnano, Italy,1944
* 135 - Maizdi Khan trains disaster (Bangladesh, 1989)
* 132 - Ghotki triple trains disaster (Sindh, Pakistan, 2005)
* 130+ - Rafiganj train disaster (India, 2002)
* 130 - Liziyida bridge destroyed by mud-flow, caused a train disaster. (Sichuan, China, July 9, 1981)
* 130 - Barwald Sredni trains disaster, (Poland, 1944)
* 128 - Mirshah trains disaster, (Punjab, Pakistan, 1997)
* 128 - Mangueira trains disaster, (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1958)
* 126 - Rongjiawan trains disaster, (Hunan, China, 1997)
* 120 - Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh (India, 1997)
* 120 - Yaoundé train explosion (Cameroon, 1998)
* 119 - 1952 Rio train disaster, (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1952)
* 118 - Stéblová train disaster (Czechoslovakia, 1960)
* 118 - Viseu trains disaster, (Portugal, 1985)
* 114+ - Veligonda train disaster (India, 2005)
* 114 - Ngai Ndethya (Kenya, 1993)
* 112 - Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash (England, 1952)
* 110 - Tsuchiura triple trains crash (Tsuchiura, Japan, 1943)
* 108 - Tangua train disaster, (Brazil, 1950)
* 107 - Patna train derailed, (Bihar, India, 1937)
* 107 - Vierzy tunnel trains derailed, (Aisne, France, 1972)
* 107 - Amagasaki rail crash (Japan, 2005)
* 107 - Ashtamudi Lake train disaster, (Kerara, India, 1988)
* 106 - Sakuragichō commuter train fire (Yokohama, Japan, 1951)
* 106 - Kamensk trains disaster, (Kamensk-Shalchtinsky, Russia, 1987)
* 106 - Yangzhuang station trains disaster, (Henan, China, 1978)
* 105 - Tama river trains disaster, (Hachioji, Japan, 1945)
* 102 - Bintaro Jaya commuter trains crush, (Jakarta, Indonesia, 1987)
* 102 - Wuntho train disaster, (Myanmar, 1994)
* 101 - Eschede train disaster (Germany, 1998)
* 101 - The Great Train Wreck of 1918 (Nashville, TN, United States, 1918)
* 100+ - Benaleka, (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2007)

Other accidents

* 501 - Sampoong Department Store collapse (Seoul, South Korea, June 29, 1995)
* 492 - Coconut Grove fire (Boston, Massachusetts, November 28, 1942)
* 396 - Paraguay supermarket fire (2004)
* 323 - Circus arson, (Niterói, Brazil, 1961)
* 322 - L'Innovation Department Store Fire (Brussels, Belgium, 1967)
* 222 - Sincelejo Corralejas studium collapsed, Sucre, Colombia, January 20, 1980.
* 198 - Daegu Subway Fire (Daegu, South Korea, 2003)
* 171 - Rhoads Opera House Fire (Boyertown, Pennsylvania, 1908)
* 167 - Piper Alpha oil platform explosions (North Sea, 1988)
* 162 - 1971 Seoul hotel fire (South Korea)cite web | title=Other Infamous and Deadly Fires | work=Our Lady of the Angels School Fire | url=http://www.olafire.com/OtherFires.asp | author=Morgan, Eric | accessdate=2008-01-02 ]
* 162 - Ozone Disco Club fire (Quezon City, Philippines, 1996)
* 153 - Illegally constructed nine-story buildings with Spectrum Sweater and Knitting factory collapse, (Palash Bari, outskirt of Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2005)
* 146 - 1970 Saint-Laurent-du-Pont fire (France)
* 144 - Aberfan landslide disaster (Wales, 1966)
* 140 - Makahali River bridge collapsed, Baitadi, Makahali, Nepal, on November 19, 1974.
* 139 - a six-story apartment constructing by block collapsed at Karachi, Pakistan on September 13, 1976.
* 135 - Hotel Royal Plaza collapse, (Nakhow Ratchasima, Thailand, August 13, 1993)
* 126 - Nedelin catastrophe, (Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, October 24, 1960)
* 125 - a wire rope style bridge collapsed over a swollen stream at Munnar, Kerala, India, November 8, 1984.
* 120 - a nuns school chapel collapsed at Biblian, Canar, Ecuador on February 1, 1963.
* 114 - Hyatt Regency walkway collapse, (Kansas City, Missouri, 1981)
* 100 - The Station nightclub fire, (West Warwick, Rhode Island, 2003)
* 100 - Saque Comprehensive College collapsed at Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, June 16, 1990
* 97 - Dupont Plaza Hotel arson, (San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1986)
* 94 - Eleven-story apartment building collapsed at Konya, central Turkey, on February 2, 2004.
* 87 - Happyland Fire, (Bronx, New York City, 1990)
* 84 - Shigotani dormitory site of under construction Kurobe hydro power-plant station hit avalanche by heavy snow at Kurobe, Toyama, Japan, on December 27, 1938
* 75 - Quebec Bridge, (Canada, 1907)
* 74 - Cinema theatre roof collapse (Tokamachi, Japan, 1 January 1938)
* 73 - Six dormitories of Abe coal mine company collapse with heavy rain at Sasebo, northwestern Kyūshū, Japan, on April 16, 1955
* 71 - Dhaka University assembly hall collapsed, Dhaka, Bangladesh, October 16, 1985
* 70 - A 116 years-old Hintze-Ribeiro Bridge collapse, with a bus and three cars plunged into Douro River at Castelo de Paiva, Aveiro, Portugal on March 4, 2001.
* 70 - a three-story house collapsed at Lal Bazzar, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashimir, India on May 4, 1992.
* 67 - Six-story apartment building collapsed at Foggia, Apulia, Italy, on 13 November, 1999
* 67 - Po Shan Road landslide, (Mid-levels, Hong Kong, 18 June 1972)
* 65 - Katowice Trade Hall roof collapse (Chorzów, Poland, 28 January 2006)
* 64 – Cinema Statuto fire,Turin,Italy
* 64 - Sverdlovsk anthrax leak (Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia, April 2, 1979)
* 64 - Twelve-story upmarket building collapsed at Heliopolis, outskirt of Cairo, Egypt, October 27, 1996
* 63 - Arson at a Macedonian disco in (Gothenburg, Sweden, 1998)
* 60 - Under construction Hau River bridge collapsed at Can Tho, Vinh Long, Vietnam, on September 26, 2007.
* 51 - Moqattam Hill rockslide disaster in Manshiyet Nasser erea, Cairo, Egypt, September 6, 2008.
* 50 - Ordzhonokidze Machine Tool factory roof collapsed by heavy snow at Moscow, Russia, January 17, 1982.
* 49 - Cais do Sodre railroad station collapsed at Lisbon, Portugal, May, 1963
* 48 - Vostok rocket explosion (Plesetsk spacecenter, Russia, March 18, 1980)
* 48 - Hulu Kelang Highland Towers collapsed at Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 11, 1993.
* 47 - Miles City, Montana bridge collapse (United States, 1938)
* 42 - Cavalese cable-car disaster, (Italy, 1976)
* 40 - The Garley Building fire, (Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, November 20, 1996)
* 35 - Hotel Hafnia Fire after a arson fire on the hotel,in Copenhagen, Denmark, September 1, 1973
* 35 - West Gate Bridge collapse, (Australia, 1970)
* 35 - Seven-story added illegally five story building collapse at Alexandria, Egypt, December 24, 2007.
* 34 - Six-story apartment building collapsed at Castellaneta, Puglia, Taranto, Italy, February, 7, 1985
* 34 - Under construction Jumbo Kingdom industrial fire in Aberdeen Harbour, Hong Kong, killing up to 34 workers on October 30 1971. [NFPA.org. " [http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=1352&itemID=30955&URL=Research%20&%20Reports/Fire%20statistics/Key%20dates%20in%20fire%20history&cookie%5Ftest=1 NFPA.org] ." "Key dates in fire history." Retrieved on 2008-02-21.] [England, Vaudine. [1998] (1998). The Quest of Noel Croucher: Hong Kong's Quiet Philanthropist Hong Kong University Press. Hong Kong (China). ISBN 9622094732. p 237.]
* 33 - Hotel New World disaster, six-story building collapsed at Serangoon Road, Singapore, March, 1986.
* 32 - Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal bridge collapsed at Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia, July 31 1988
* 29 - Under constructing Baikong bridge collapsed, Ruyuan, Shaoguan, Guangdong, China, on December 20, 1996
* 29 - Pioneer Hotel fire, after a arson fire on the hotel in Tucson, Arizona (December 20, 1970) [ [http://www.iklimnet.com/hotelfires/case9.html Hotel Fire Case.The worst day in Tucson History ] ]
* 27 - The Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing collapsed during construction in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 17, 1958
* 26 - Shojuso elderly house with sixty apartment building destroyed by landslide (Nagano, Japan, on July 26, 1985)
* 24 - Unlicenced construct four-story apartment buildings collapsed at Cairo, Egypt, May 3, 1984
* 20 - Cavalese cable-car disaster, (Italy, 1998) cable severed by United States Marine Corps military aircraft
* 20 - Toyohama road tunnel collapse, Furubira, Hokkaidō, Japan, February 1996.
* 20 - Chunchu suspension bridge collapse, Napalgunj, Birendranagar, Nepal, December 25, 2007. another 15 missing.
* 19 - Knitting factory fire in Hong Kong, spread to apartment above the factory, on 1968 [ [http://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=1352&itemID=30955&URL=Research%20&%20Reports/Fire%20statistics/Key%20dates%20in%20fire%20history&cookie%5Ftest=1 NFPA :: Research & Reports :: Fire statistics :: Key dates in fire history ] ]
* 19 - a seven-story apartment building collapsed at Saadatabad, Teheran, Iran on July 1, 2008.
* 17 - Top One Karaoke Fire, fire after an arson attack in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, January 25 1997) [ [http://www.emeraldinsight.com/Insight/viewContentItem.do?contentType=Article&hdAction=lnkhtml&contentId=844352&history=false Emerald: Article Request - Fire safety facilities assessment for karaokes ] ]
* 17 - Sete Quedas foot bridge collapsed at Mato Grosso do Sol, Brazil, January 17, 1982.
* 15 - tram derailment (Szczecin, 7 December 1967)
* 13 - tram derailment (Gothenburg, 12 March 1992)
* 13 - I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse, (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2007)
* 11 - Petrobras 36 Oil Platform explosions (Brazil, 2001)
* 7 - 87-Automobile pile-up on Highway 401 freeway just east of Windsor Ontario, Canada after an unusually thick fog from Lake Saint Clair, September 3 (Labour Day) 1999.

Footnotes

See also

"Other lists organized by death toll"
* List of wars and disasters by death toll
* List of natural disasters by death toll
* List of battles and other violent events by death toll
* List of disasters in Australia by death toll
* List of Canadian disasters by death toll
* List of New Zealand disasters by death toll
* List of United Kingdom disasters by death toll"Other lists with similar topics"
* List of wars | List of battles | List of invasions
* List of disasters | List of historic fires
* List of earthquakes | List of tropical cyclones
* List of famines | Famine | Infectious diseases
* List of massacres | List of riots
* List of terrorist incidents
* List of rail accidents
* List of road accidents
* Lists of accidents and incidents on commercial airliners"Topics dealing with similar themes"
* Mass murder | Genocide | Democide
* Genocide in history
* Mass deaths and atrocities of the twentieth century
* Most lethal battles in world history
* United States casualties of war
* Invasion and occupation of Iraq casualties

External links

* [http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/battles.htm Bloodiest Battles of the 20th Century]
* [http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/battle19.htm Death Tolls for Battles of the 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th Centuries]
* [http://users.erols.com/mwhite28/war-list.htm Wars of the 20th Century]
* [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1510/is_1987_Fall/ai_5151514/pg_2 The world's worst massacres Whole Earth Review]
* [http://www.arthurhu.com/INDEX/genocide.htm War Disaster and Genocide]
* [http://www.moreorless.au.com/killers/ Killers of the 20th Century]
* [http://www.historynet.com/wars_conflicts/world_war_2/3037296.html Soviet Prisoners of War: Forgotten Nazi Victims of World War II]
* [http://www.airdisaster.com/features/top100/top100.shtml Top 100 aviation disasters] on AirDisaster.com


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