Top 10 Devastating Man-Made Disasters

Added by Edan Barak on Oct 24, 2017

Bhopal Disaster

Methyl Isocyanate (MIC) leaked from a pesticide plant in India (Bhopal) when the tank accidently exploded. More than 8,000 people died immediately with nearly 200,000 admitted in hospitals with MIC symptoms. Later reports confirmed the deaths to be around 16,000-30,000.


Fidenae Amphitheatre Collapse

In 27 AD, a local businessman built a stadium to celebrate the Gladiatorial games after the ban was lifted on them. Due to the use of substandard material and urgency to meet the deadline, the construction process was stepped up. However, unfortunately, the venue collapsed on the day of the event. More than 20,000 people were crushed to death on the spot.

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