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Top 10 most dangerous airlines (2017 update)

disasters

Okay, we’ve seen the top 10 list of safest airlines. And where there are winners, there unfortunately have to be losers. Because we all know that things do sometimes go wrong at 30,000 feet in the air. We don’t want to think about it but the evening news and National Geographic keep reminding us that humans were not born to fly. And yes, there is data to select the world’s most dangerous airline as well. Here’s our top 10 list of most dangerous airlines.
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Top 10 deadliest industrial disasters

disasters

People die every day while doing their job. Either by accident, negligence, poor maintenance or incompetence. And sometimes things go terribly wrong, resulting in the immediate loss of many lives at a time. These events are often caused by explosions, collapse or flooding. In this list we examine the deadliest industrial disasters on record.

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Top 10 worst mining disasters

disasters

China has a poor record when it comes to mining safety. A gas explosion in a coal mine in China recently killed 28 people. This accident doesn’t come near the worst mining disasters ever, but it is one of many mining accidents that take place in China. Official numbers are lacking, but it is estimated that thousands of mineworkers worldwide die in mining accidents each year. Approximately 80 percent of the casualties is Chinese.

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Top 10 Worst Plane Crashes

disasters

Statistically, flying is one of the safest means of transportation. High in the air, the sun is shining over a white bed of clouds, the flight attendant pours you another Jack Daniels, you’re reading a magazine. Just few hours later you’ll land halfway across the globe. This is your typical flight. But sometimes, things go wrong. And when things go wrong in an airplane they go disastrously wrong. Have a look at our top 10 worst aircrashes!

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Top 10 largest earthquakes since 1900

nature & geography

Living on the edge of a tectonic plate can be quite dangerous. Especially in a subduction zone where a plate is forced under (subducts) another one. This can lead to a megathrust earthquake. In terms of magnitude these are the killer quakes, with a magnitude higher than 8.5. ┬áHere’s our list of largest earthquakes since 1900. In magnitude (M), not in death toll:

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