The most damaging disasters in the history of
The war claimed tens of thousands of lives, but even the most bloody can not be compared with the elements: the planet does not spare us - and do not even pay attention to the number of victims of cyclones, floods and other terrible afflictions.
What's worse - a tornado or fire? What are the chances of survival during the eruption of the volcano? And when avalanches? Unfortunately, the answer in both cases - the minimum. We've gathered 10 of the most terrible natural disasters in human history: apparently, nature begins to punish us for the imprudent destruction of the planet.
The eruption of Mont Pelee
May 8, 1902 the volcano Mont Pelee, peacefully dozing for the past dozen years, suddenly exploded. The eruption of this disaster can not be called simply: lava flows and pieces of rock literally destroyed the main port of Martinique, Saint-Pierre. Just a few minutes killed as many as 36,000 people.
Flooding in China
The beginning of '31 was a terrible ordeal for all the people of China. A series of terrible floods that modern historians have called the largest natural disaster in the history of humanity, claimed almost 4 million lives.
Fire in Kursha-2
Summer 1936 dawned very hot. Began near the village fire fanned by the wind. The fire moved to the people. At night, close to the village train, work began to save the harvest. At the very end, when the danger was very high, the composition has moved away - the villagers were sitting on logs. When the train came to a channel, a wooden bridge already burning. He was engaged by the composition loaded with logs. People burned alive. For one night, killing about 1,200 people.
An earthquake off the coast of Peru destabilized the northern slope of the majestic two-humped Mount Huascaran. Avalanche of ice and rock rushed down at a speed of 180 miles per hour. Located at the spur of Huascaran town Jung met for 80 million cubic meters of mud, ice and snow. Of the 25 000 inhabitants of the village not one survived.
This tropical cyclone is recognized as one of the most devastating natural disasters of the modern world. Tidal wave that hit the islands of the Ganges Delta, claimed the lives of half a million people. Once again, think about this number: 500 000 people were killed in just one day.
Storm in Iran
A terrible snow storm lasted for a whole week: Iran's rural areas were completely covered by a three-meter layer of snow. Some villages were literally buried under avalanches. Subsequently, the authorities counted as many as 4,000 people who died.
This natural disaster has occurred in the Chinese city of Tangshan. About four o'clock in the morning, at a depth of 22 kilometers happened a strong earthquake. The city was razed to the ground, none of the 655,000 population of people did not survive.
Tornado in Daulatpur Upazila
Deadly tornado, which radius is greater than 1, 5 km, observers noticed the morning of April 26th. A little later, the giant hit Bangladesh. Power of the tornado was enough to easily lift into the air the whole house. People are literally being torn apart: just one day killed about a thousand people, 12 thousand were still in the hospital.
The European heat
Heat, played out in the summer of 2003, took the lives of 70,000 people. According to the authorities, the local health care system is simply not focused on such an incredible burden. It is noteworthy that the recurrence of such forecasters say heat attack about every thirteen years.
The tsunami in the Indian Ocean
Underwater earthquake, which took place December 26, 2004, caused a tsunami of incredible power. Needless earthquake recognized third level in history at all. Tsunami with waves whose height exceeded 15 meters struck the coast of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and claimed the lives of more than 250 000 people.