Saturday, December 3, 2022

Tomorrow in
Disasters History

1952 - In London, England, a high-pressure system settle over London trapping pollution near the ground. About 4,000 people died in the "Great Smog" mostly from respiratory and cardiac arrest. (December 4-7)

1957 - In St. Johns, England, 92 people died and 187 were injured when a two commuter trains crashed into each other in fog.

1974 - In Maskeliya, Sri Lanka, 191 people were killed when a Martinair Holland NV flight crashed into high ground while on approach.

1977 - In Straits of Johore, near Kampung Ladang, Malaysia, 100 people were killed when a Malaysia Airlines flight crashed into a swamp after hijackers shot both pilots.

2009 - In Perm, Russia, more than 100 people were killed and 130 were injured after an explosion in the Lame Horse nightclub. The blast was caused by an explosion of fireworks during a stage show.

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