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Old 27-09-2011, 04:55 PM   #980
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The 1970 Bhola cyclone, a 120-mph (193 km/h) tropical cyclone, hit the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) during November 1970, killing an estimated 500,000 people (considered the 20th century's worst cyclone disaster).

On July 28, 1976 the Tangshan earthquake flattened Tangshan, China, killing 242,769 people, and injuring 164,851.

On August 8, 1975 the Banqiao Dam, in China's Henan Province, failed after a freak typhoon; over 200,000 people perished.

Bangladesh famine of 1974 — Official records claim 26,000. However, various sources claim about 1,000,000.

On January 5, 1970 an earthquake (Richter Scale 7.7 magnitude) at Yunnan, China killed at least 15,621.

On May 31, 1970 the 1970 Ancash earthquake caused a landslide that buried the town of Yungay, Peru; more than 47,000 people were killed.
On September 29, 1971 a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, in Orissa State in India, killed 10,000.

On February 4, 1976 a mayor earthquake in Guatemala and Honduras killed more than 22,000.

On December 24, 1974 Cyclone Tracy devastated the Australian city of Darwin.

On April 3, 1974 the Super Outbreak occurred in the U.S. producing 148 tornadoes and killing a total of 330 people.

On November 14, 1970, a Southern Airways jet carrying the entire Marshall (West Virginia) football team and boosters crashed into a Ceredo (West Virginia) mountainside on approach to the Tri-State airport in heavy rain and fog. They were returning from a road game loss at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. There were no survivors.

On September 10, 1976, in the Zagreb mid-air collision a British Airways Trident and a Yugoslav DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia), killing all 176 aboard.

On March 27, 1977, two Boeing 747s (a KLM and a Pan Am) collided on the runway in heavy fog at Los Rodeos Airport in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, killing 583 people, the worst single aviation accident on record.

On May 25, 1979, the American Airlines Flight 191 from O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, to Los Angeles International Airport, crashed during take-off, killing all 271 on board and 2 people on the ground.

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique, and a swinging hot spot
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot ...

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