List of accidents and disasters by death toll

This is a list of accidents and disasters by death toll. It shows the number of fatalities associated with various explosions, structural fires, flood disasters, coal mine disasters, and other notable accidents. Purposeful disasters, such as terrorist attacks, are omitted; those events can be found at List of battles and other violent events by death toll.

Amusement parks

Deaths Date Attraction Amusement park Location
28 14 February 2004 Transvaal Park (entire facility affected); the roof of the indoor water park collapsed Transvaal Park Yasenevo, Moscow, Russia[1]
15 27 June 2015 Formosa Fun Coast music stage; a dust explosion on a music stage; over 400 others injured Formosa Fun Coast Bali, New Taipei, Taiwan[2]
8 11 May 1984 Haunted Castle; a fire caused by a cigarette lighter igniting the flammable foam-rubber walls of the facility Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson Township, New Jersey, United States[3]
7 9 June 1979 Ghost Train; a fire at the park's ghost train ride caused by either faulty wiring or sabotage Luna Park Sydney Sydney, Australia[4]
7 14 August 1981 Skylab; a crane collided with the Skylab carousel; fifteen injured Hamburger Dom Hamburg, (Germany)[5][6]
6 13 August 1944 Virginia Reel; a fire at the facility; 125 injured Palisades Amusement Park Cliffside Park-Fort Lee, New Jersey, United States[7]
6 29 June 2010 Eco-Adventure Valley Space Journey; a malfunction at a rocket launch ride; ten injured OCT East Yantian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China[8]
5 30 May 1972 Big Dipper; the roller coaster broke free from its haulage rope; thirteen injured Battersea Park Battersea, London, England[9]
5 23 June 2017 Kuzuluk Aquapark swimming pool; five people died after being electrocuted in the swimming pool Kuzuluk Aquapark Akyazi, Turkey[10]
4 24 July 1930 Big Dipper; a bolt came loose from the roller coaster; seventeen injured Krug Park Omaha, Nebraska, United States[11][12]
4 25 October 2016 Thunder River Rapids Ride; one of the rafts at the ride flipped upside down and became wedged under a conveyor belt Dreamworld Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia[13]
3 14 June 1986 Mindbender; one of the roller coaster carriages failed and crashed into a concrete pillar Galaxyland Edmonton, Alberta, Canada[14]
3 26 July 1978 Skyway; a gondola detached from its cable and plunged to the ground Six Flags St. Louis Eureka, Missouri, United States[15]

Aviation

Deaths Date Incident Location
583 27 March 1977 Pan Am Flight 1736 and
KLM Flight 4805
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain[16]
520 12 August 1985 Japan Airlines Flight 123 Ueno, Japan[17]
349 12 November 1996 Saudi Arabian Flight 763 and
Kazakhstan Airlines Flight 1907
Charkhi Dadri, Haryana, India[18][19]
346 3 March 1974 Turkish Airlines Flight 981 Fontaine-Chaalis, France[20]
301 19 August 1980 Saudia Flight 163 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia[21]
275 19 February 2003 2003 Iran Ilyushin Il-76 crash Kerman, Iran[22]
273 25 May 1979 American Airlines Flight 191 Des Plaines, Illinois, United States[23]
265 12 November 2001 American Airlines Flight 587 Queens, New York, United States[24]
264 26 April 1994 China Airlines Flight 140 Japan-KomakiKomaki, Japan[25]
261 11 July 1991 Nigeria Airways Flight 2120 Saudi Arabia-JeddahJeddah, Saudi Arabia[26]

Cable transport

Deaths Date Incident Location
155 11 November 2000 Kaprun disaster[27] Kaprun, Austria
43 9 March 1976 1976 Cavalese cable car disaster[28] Cavalese, Italy
20 1 June 1990 Tbilisi cable car disaster[29] Tbilisi, Georgia
20 3 February 1998 1998 Cavalese cable car disaster[30] Cavalese, Italy
20 1 July 1999 Saint-Étienne-en-Dévoluy cable car disaster[31] Saint-Étienne-en-Dévoluy, France
13 12 July 1972 Bettmeralp cable car disaster[32][33] Bettmeralp, Switzerland
12 29 June 2017 Charra Pani cable car disaster[34] Charra Pani, Galyat, Pakistan
11 13 February 1983 Champoluc cable car disaster[35] Champoluc, Italy
9 26 October 1972 Les Deux Alpes cable car disaster[32] Les Deux Alpes, Isère, France
9 5 September 2005 Sölden cable car disaster[36] Sölden, Austria
8 13 January 1989 Vaujany cable car disaster[37] Vaujany, France
7 25 December 1965 Le Mont-Dore cable car disaster[31] Le Mont-Dore, France
7 29 January 1983 Singapore Cable Car disaster[38] Singapore
7 19 January 2003 2003 Pavagadh cable car disaster[39] Pavagadh, India
7 25 June 2017 Gulmarg cable car disaster[40] Gulmarg, India
6 29 August 1961 Aiguille du Midi cable car accident[31] Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc, France
6 1 March 1987 Luz-Ardiden cable car accident[31] Luz-Ardiden, Hautes-Pyrénées, France
5 8 December 1970 Merano cable car accident[35] Merano, Italy
4 1 August 1971 Alagna Valsesia cable car accident[31] Alagna Valsesia, Italy
4 9 July 1974 Ulriken cable car accident[31] Ulriken, Norway
4 26 March 1976 Vail cable car accident[41] Vail, Colorado, United States
4 15 April 1978 Squaw Valley cable car accident[31] Olympic Valley, California, United States
4 29 January 1992 Nassfeld cable car accident[31] Nassfeld, Austria
4 19 October 2003 Darjeeling cable car accident[31][40] Darjeeling, India
4 24 April 2016 2016 Pavagadh cable car accident[42] Pavagadh, India
3 26 July 1978 Skyway cable car accident[15] Eureka, Missouri, United States
3 2 April 2004 Yerevan funicular accident[31] Yerevan, Armenia
2 15 August 1960 Monte Faito cable car accident[31] Monte Faito, Italy
2 5 September 1965 Lincoln cable car accident[31] Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
2 9 July 1966 Aiguille du Midi cable car accident[31] Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc, France
2 14 December 1985 Keystone cable car accident[43] Keystone, Colorado, United States
2 24 November 1991 Pico Espejo cable car accident[31] Pico Espejo, Mérida, Venezuela
2 23 December 1995 Whistler Blackcomb cable car accident[44] Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada
2 3 August 2013 Gross Aubrig cable car accident[45] Gross Aubrig, Switzerland
1 1 September 1943 1943 Angels Flight funicular accident[46] Angels Flight, Los Angeles, California, United States
1 9 April 1947 Monte Serrate funicular accident[31] Monte Serrate, São Paulo, Brazil
1 26 July 1956 Mount Rowe cable car accident[31] Mount Rowe, New Hampshire, United States
1 10 August 1957 Cogne cable car accident[31] Cogne, Val d'Aosta, Italy
1 15 June 1968 Raton Pass cable car accident[31] Raton Pass, New Mexico, United States
1 22 October 1979 Texas State Fair cable car accident[47] Dallas, Texas, United States
1 4 February 1984 Big Powderhorn Mountain cable car accident[31] Big Powderhorn Mountain, Michigan, United States
1 23 December 1989 Maple Mountain cable car accident[31] Maple Mountain, Michigan, United States
1 4 April 1993 Sierra-at-Tahoe cable car accident[31] Sierra-at-Tahoe, Twin Bridges, California, United States
1 28 August 1993 Monte Solaro cable car accident[31] Monte Solaro, Anacapri, Italy
1 12 October 1996 Quebec funicular accident[48] Old Quebec Funicular, Quebec, Canada
1 8 December 1996 Snow Valley cable car accident[31] Snow Valley, Ontario, Canada
1 14 December 1996 Riederalp cable car accident[29] Riederalp, Switzerland
1 26 December 1999 Crans Montana cable car accident[31] Crans Montana, Switzerland
1 3 January 2001 Table Mountain cable car accident[49] Cape Town, South Africa
1 4 January 2001 Powder Ridge cable car accident[31] Powder Ridge, Kimball, Minnesota, United States
1 1 February 2001 2001 Angels Flight funicular accident[50] Angels Flight, Los Angeles, California, United States
1 27 July 2004 Abisko National Park cable car accident[31] Abisko National Park, Sweden
1 24 May 2007 Zillertal cable car accident[31] Zillertal, Mayrhofen, Austria
1 28 November 2007 2007 Heavenly cable car accident[31] Heavenly Mountain Resort, near South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
1 3 January 2008 Grindelwald cable car accident[31] Grindelwald, Switzerland
1 2 March 2008 Chamonix cable car accident[31] Chamonix, France
1 1 September 2009 2009 Heavenly cable car accident[31] Heavenly Mountain Resort, near South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
1 2 June 2010 Glenwood Canyon cable car accident[51] Glenwood Canyon Resort, near Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States
1 12 April 2014 Jinggangshan cable car accident[52] Jinggangshan, Jiangxi, China

Elevator incidents

Deaths Injuries Date Incident Location
200–400 (estimate) 1 11 September 2001 Two hijacked planes were flown into both towers of the World Trade Center, causing severe damage to the elevator system, which had 198 elevators in total. Some elevators fell when their cables were severed, while others were engulfed in flames or stuck until the buildings collapsed. An estimated 200 to 400 people died, most of whom were in express elevators or in elevators near the top floors. At least 21 people were trapped but managed to escape while 80 others survived because the doors happened to be open. At least one of those who survived was in a burning elevator, causing burns over 40% of his body.[53] New York City, New York, U.S.
104 0 10 May 1995 A locomotive crashed through a safety barrier and fell into a mine shaft, hitting an elevator which was carrying 104 workers and causing it to plunge to the bottom of the shaft.[54][55] Orkney, South Africa
52 0 31 August 1987 A methane gas explosion at the St. Helena gold mine severed the cable of a double-deck elevator, causing it to fall 1.4 kilometers to the bottom of the mine shaft, killing all 52 people on board. 10 others who were not in the elevator were killed in the explosion.[56][57] Welkom, South Africa
19 0 13 September 2012 An elevator fell about 100 meters at a construction site, killing everyone on board.[58] Wuhan, China
12 0 30 October 2008 An elevator plunged to the ground at a construction site.[59] Xiapu County, China
11 2 25 April 2019 An elevator fell at a construction site due to a snapped cable.[60] Hengshui, China
11 4 29 July 2011 A mine-shaft elevator fell at the Bazhanov coal mine.[61] Makiivka, Ukraine
10 0 6 September 2014 An elevator plunged 32 stories at a construction site.[62] Istanbul, Turkey

Explosions

Deaths Date Incident
20,00030 May 1626 Wanggongchang Explosion in Beijing, China in the Wanggongchang Gunpowder Factory destroys part of the city and kills 20,000 people.[63]
3,00018 August 1769 A lightning bolt caused the Brescia Explosion of a gunpowder depot in Brescia (Italy), destroying one-sixth of the city[64][65]
3,000?1 November 1948 Boiler and ammunition explosion aboard an unidentified merchant ship evacuating troops of the Republic of China Army from Yingkou, China for Taiwan in early November 1948.[66] Other sources suggest this figure is inaccurate.[67]
1400 - 22806 March 1862 Ammunition warehouse explodes and kills almost all of Oaxaca brigade, in San Andres Chalchicomula, Mexico, during the first days of Second French intervention in Mexico.[68]
1,9506 December 1917 Halifax Explosion in Nova Scotia, Canada[69]
1,5008 June 1941 Ammunition plant with facilities explode at Smederevo, outskirt of Belgrade, Serbia.[70]
256–1,500+September 1732 Military warehouse explodes and kills up to two-thirds of the population of Campo Maior, district of Portalegre, Portugal.[71][72]
1,300+7 August 1956 Ammunition trucks explode near a railway station in Cali, Colombia.[73]
1,20016 October 1926 Explosion of ammunition on the Chinese troopship Kuang Yuang, near Kiukiang, China[74]
1,1218 June 1943 Japanese battleship Mutsu, at Hashirajima harbor, 1943 due to magazine explosion, ship sank on 9 June.
1,10027 January 2002 Lagos Armoury Explosion, in Lagos, Nigeria; many deaths were from drowning during the resulting panic.
1,08218 October 1998 Jesse pipeline explosion, near Lagos, Nigeria.
1,00718 November 1918 Ammunition transporter explosion in Hamont, Belgium.
1,000+31 August 1794 Explosion of a gunpowder factory in Grenelle, France.
8439 July 1917 Propellant explosion of the British dreadnought battleship HMS Vanguard.
80014 April 1944 Bombay Docks Explosion in Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India.
73826 November 1914 British pre-dreadnought battleship HMS Bulwark destroyed due to a magazine explosion.
70017 August 1989 Iraqi military plant with facilities explode at Al Hillah, Babil, Iraq.
62127 February 1925 Explosion of a dynamite depot in Brazil.[75]
600+28 March 1943 Explosion of the Caterina Costa, at port of Naples; over 3000 were also injured.
5903 November 1893 Explosion of the Cabo Machichaco, at the port of Santander, Cantabria, Spain, with over 2000 injured.[76]
58116 April 1947 Texas City disaster in the Port of Texas City; over 5,000 were also injured.
5754 June 1989 Ufa train disaster in Ufa, Soviet Union.
56521 September 1921 Oppau explosion at a BASF plant in Germany; possibly as many as 1,500 were killed
5429 April 1945 SS Charles Henderson ammunition explosion at Bari, Italy; 1,800 injured
500+19 November 1984 San Juanico Disaster, in Mexico City, Mexico
37211 December 1944 Ammunition ship USS Mount Hood exploded at Seeadler Harbor, killing 372 and injuring 371
33911 September 1905 Japanese battleship Mikasa explosion of magazine (artillery) while at port
32217 July 1944 Port Chicago disaster at Port Chicago, California, United States
300 (estimate)25 September 1911 An explosion occurred on the French battleship Liberté
296+18 March 1937 New London School explosion at New London, Texas, United States
246+4 March 2012 Brazzaville arms dump blasts at Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
23423 December 2003 PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Chongqing, China
23320 October 1916 Russian battleship Imperatritsa Mariya magazine explosion
230+2 July 2010 South Kivu tank truck explosion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
22011 December 1944 Gunpowder explosion on the train doing Japanese military and civilian transportation, Itoman, Okinawa, Japan.[77]
21925 June 2017 Bahawalpur explosion, an oil truck exploded in Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
21711 July 1978 Los Alfaques disaster, in Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Spain
20728 July 1948 1948 BASF tank car explosion, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany; 3,818 were also injured[78]
20622 April 1992 Gas explosions in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
200+18 July 1806 Gunpowder magazine explosion, Birgu, Malta
200+6 June 1991 Gotera ammunition dump explosion in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
200+4 June 2015 Gas station explosion in Accra, Ghana
2002 December 1984 Gas explosion in Tbilisi, Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic
2001 May 1900 Scofield Mine disaster in Scofield, Utah, United States, caused by a dust explosion
20027 February 1908 Mina Rosita Vieja disaster, San Juan de Sabinas, Coahuila, Mexico
18929 April 1942 Tessenderlo, Tessenderlo Chemie ammonium nitrate explosion, Belgium
18112 August 2015 Series of explosions at a container storage station in the Port of Tianjin in Tianjin, China
18026 August 1990 Tuzla, Dobrnja-Jug mine disaster, Bosnia and Herzegovina, then Yugoslavia
17115 February 1991 A trailer truck carrying dynamite exploded after a crash at Thung Maphrao, Phang Nga, Thailand
16628 November 2004 Chenjiashan, Tongchuan, Shaanxi, China
16321 May 1944 West Loch Disaster, where the tank landing ship LST-353 exploded at West Loch, Hawaii, United States while handling ammunition
16020 April 1944 Vågen explosion in Norway
15926 September 2000 Muchonggou, Shuicheng, Guizhou, China
15422 April 2004 Ryongchon disaster in North Korea
1531 January 1982 Tacoa Disaster (Tacoa Power Plant, Arrecife, Venezuela)
15112 January 1807 Gunpowder ship disaster in Leiden, the Netherlands
1519 July 1930 Hausdorf, Germany (currently Jugów, Poland)
1502 November 1773 Gunpowder explosion in Abbeville, France
15018 August 1947 Spanish Naval torpedo and landmine factory exploded at Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain
15028 March 2011 Jaʿār munitions factory explosion in Abyan Governorate, Yemen[79]
14712 November 1945 Gunpowder explosion at Soeda, Tagawa, Fukuoka, Japan. US Army 2nd lieutenant misconfigured disposal of ammunition of the surrendered army.[80]
1462 August 2014 2014 Kunshan explosion, a dust explosion in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China
14031 January 2009 Sachangwan Molo tanker explosion in Kenya
13910 April 1917 Munitions plant in Pennsylvania, United States
13518 January 2019 A fuel pipeline exploded in Tlahuelilpan, Mexico.[81]
1341 July 1918 Chilwell Munitions factory explosion in Nottingham, United Kingdom
13020 October 1944 Cleveland East Ohio Gas explosion in Cleveland, Ohio, United States
12611 March 1597 Dublin Gunpowder Disaster in Dublin, Ireland
125+10 August 1945 Accidental explosion at disposal of ammunition, just at the time of Japanese soldiers and civilians withdrawal from Manchuria at that time, Mishan, Heilongjiang, China.[82]
12112 July 2012 Road tanker explosion in Okobie, Nigeria
11812 March 1907 Explosion on the French battleship Iéna
11722 March 2007 2007 Maputo arms depot explosion at Mozambican Armed Forces ammunition in Laulane, Mozambique.
1173 June 2010 Electrical transformer explosion in Dhaka, Bangladesh
1162 April 1916 Munitions factory, Faversham, Kent, England
11523 April 1945 Explosion on the gunpowder ship Tamaemaru, which also engulfed a dock warehouse in Sakai, Tottori, Japan.
11226 May 1942 A large naval mine of unknown origin drifted ashore and exploded when local residents tried to dispose of it, Monbetsu, Hokkaido, Japan.[83]
11012 March 1995 A tanker truck carrying petrol exploded at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
10721 September 1940 US military ammunition transport ship exploded docking in Iejima, Okinawa, Japan.[84]
106+10 April 2016 Kollam temple accident at Puttingal temple in Kollam
10621 September 1940 Pinar de Antequera ammunition dump explosion in Valladolid, Spain
10524 November 1980 24 liquefied petroleum gas storage units exploded at Danaciobasi, Kırıkkale, Turkey
10326 May 1954 USS Bennington catapult explosion, off Quonset Point, Rhode Island
10328 April 1995 Gas explosions by subway construction in Taegu, South Korea[85]
10213 June 1935 Munitions factory explosion in Reinsdorf, Germany
10230 November 1942 Explosion of German tanker Altmark at Yokohama-bay, Japan killed Kriegsmarine soldiers, Chinese labors and Japanese.[86]
10128 April 1995 Gas explosions in Taegu, South Korea
100+23 June 1958 Fireworks stand explosion in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
10012 October 1654 Delft Explosion in the Netherlands
10012 February 1693 Gunpowder explosion in Limerick, Ireland
10021 June 1749 Gunpowder explosion in Wrocław, Poland
10018 May 1918 Chemical plant in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, United States
1004 October 1918 T. A. Gillespie Company Shell Loading Plant explosion in Sayreville, New Jersey, United States.[87]
10010 June 1930 Explosion of an ammunitions dump in Chuchow, China[88]
10010 April 1988 Pakistani Army ammunition dump explodes at Islamabad, Pakistan
10015 May 2008 NNPC oil pipeline explosion, which blasted a primary school at Ijegun, Nigeria
9828 March 2007 A truck carrying 8,800 gallons of fuel exploded and caught fire at Kagarko, Kaduna, Nigeria
941 March 1939 Japanese Imperial Army ammunitions dump exploded at Hirakata, outskirt of Osaka, Japan
9427 December 1924 Temiya railroad station and Otaru harbor facilities destroyed by an exploding standing freight train carrying dynamite at Otaru, Hokkaidō, Japan
9224 October 1960 Nedelin catastrophe, at a space center in Baikonur, Kazakhstan
9031 January 1996 Explosion of a large store of dynamite in the basement of a five-story apartment building in Shaoyang, Hunan, China
9024 June 2004 A truck carrying 3,800 gallons of gasoline with six vehicles crashed and exploded at Nosratabad, Sistan and Baluchistan, Iran
798 April 1970 Gas explosions by subway construction in Osaka, Japan
7821 March 2019 2019 Yancheng chemical plant explosion, Jiangsu, China
7817 September 1862 Allegheny Arsenal exploded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States; largest civilian disaster during the American Civil War
7812 October 1978 Greek tanker Spyros exploded at Jurong shipyard, Singapore
7527 November 1944 Underground ammunition store explosion at Fauld, Staffordshire, England
7431 October 1963 Propane explosion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum during a Holiday on Ice show at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, United States
7319 January 1917 Silvertown explosion in London, England
734 June 1988 Arzamas train disaster, where a railroad station exploded in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia
7018 August 1946 Vergarolla explosion at Pula, Italy
706 August 1993 Shenzhen factory explosions in Shenzhen, China. A chain reaction of explosions rippled through factory district originating from an army-owned factory.[89]
7026 September 1999 Fireworks explosion in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico
6811 December 1988 Explosion caused by children playing with fireworks destroys market area in Mexico City, Mexico
63[lower-alpha 1]25 September 1990 A tank truck carrying liquefied petroleum gas crashed and exploded in downtown Bangkok, Thailand
6331 August 1987 St. Helena Gold Mine explosion by methane gas in Welkom, Free State, South Africa
6330 March 1949 A large naval mine of unknown origin had drifted ashore and exploded just as the local residents were trying to dispose of it, Nadate, Niigata, Japan.[90]
6122 August 1891 Park Place Building explosion in New York City, United States
60+20 January 1909 Water intake tunnel explosion under Lake Michigan near Chicago, Illinois, United States
60+14 December 1939 Chlorine tank explosion at a cellulose plant in Zarnesti, Romania
601 January 1936 Army laboratory (near Tallinn, Estonia)
609 September 2000 Truck explosion in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China
6011 November 1994 Tank truck explosion, while carrying fuel oil at outskirt of Onitscha, Nigeria
5911 November 1977 Freight train with dynamite exploded at the Iri railroad station, Iri, North Jeolla, South Korea
5820 March 1905 Grover Shoe Factory disaster in Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
5715 January 1895 Kenyon-Connell and Butte Hardware Company warehouses explosion in Butte, Montana, United States
5112 September 1940 297,000 pounds of gunpowder blew up killing 51 people at Hercules Powder Factory of Kenvil, New Jersey, U.S.[91]
50+2 July 2019 Fuel tanker exploded after overturning in Benue State, Nigeria[92]
5015 October 1907 DuPont Powder Mill explosion in Fontanet, Indiana, United States
502 July 1918 Explosion at TNT factory at Split Rock, New York, United States
508 January 1979 Oil tanker explosion, known as the Betelgeuse incident at Whiddy Island, West Cork, Ireland
5028 July 1987 Three cars of passenger train from Aleppo, that exploded at Al Jazira, northern Syria
4926 October 2017 Tangerang fireworks disaster: an explosion in a fireworks plant kills 49 and injures 46 at Jakarta, Indonesia
4915 February 1979 Gas explosion in PKO Rotunda Bank, Warsaw Poland
4923 October 1980 Gas explosion at Colegio Marcelino Ugalde, Ortuella, Vizcaya, Spain
481 January 1980 Vostok rocket explosion (Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Soviet Union)
4825 August 2012 Paraguana Refinery Complex explosion (es), Falcón State, Venezuela
4719 April 1989 USS Iowa turret explosion
476 July 2013 Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, freight train derailment, explosion and fire in Quebec, Canada.
4524 August 1964 Fireworks ignite storage tanks in Atlatlahuaca, Mexico
4511 June 1996 Gas explosion in Osasco Plaza Shopping Mall in Osasco, Brazil. Another 482 were injured
4422 May 1919 Grain dust explosion at the Douglas Starch Works factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
4327 September 1915 Explosion of rail car that was leaking natural gas condensate in Ardmore, Oklahoma; dozens injured, destroyed most of downtown area.[93]
4313 June 1917 TNT explosion at a munitions factory in Ashton-under-Lyne, England
42+3 May 2017 An explosion at a coal mine in Iran
423 January 1924 Corn Products Starch factory explosion in Pekin, Illinois, United States
4129 September 1883 Hercules Powder Company plant explosion in Hercules, California, United States
4123 September 1928 Fuerte de Cabrerizas ammunition dump explosion in Melilla, Spain
416 April 1968 Richmond, Indiana explosion; more than 150 were injured, United States
417 January 1993 Uam apartment complex collapsed by gas explosion at Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea
4012 July 1646 Gunpowder Tower Disaster, lightning struck the gunpowder tower of the castle, Bredevoort, the Netherlands
4013 April 1976 Lapua ammo factory explosion in Finland
3929 April 1993 Hekimbaşı garbage dump with twelve slum houses explosion at Ümraniye, Istanbul, Turkey
378 November 1895 Detroit Journal building explosion in Detroit, Michigan, United States
3713 April 1928 Dance Hall explosion in West Plains, Missouri, United States
3622 December 1977 Grain dust explosion at the Continental Grain Company elevator in Westwego, Louisiana, United States
3616 August 1984 Petrobras Campos Basin exploded, off eastern Rio state, Brazil
351 January 1916 Ammunition factory near Leeds, England
3517 April 1953 Haber Corporation factory explosion in Chicago, Illinois, United States
3519 September 1999 A potassium chlorate explosion in a dried-longan factory, San Pa Tong, Chiang Mai, Thailand[94]
33+30 April 1931 Explosion at a naval laboratory in Brazil[95]
3326 May 1985 Explosion of the Petragen One at a refinery in San Roque, Cádiz, Spain
3321 November 1996 Humberto Vidal explosion in San Juan, Puerto Rico
321 November 2017 2017 NTPC power plant explosion, India
3229 June 2009 2009 Viareggio derailment, a gas train explosion in Italy
3231 July 2014 2014 Kaohsiung gas explosions, a series of gas explosions in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
3025 November 1901 Penberthy Injector Company explosion in Detroit, Michigan, United States
2912 May 1902 Naptha explosion at Sheridan Yard, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
2926 November 1901 Mexican Crude Rubber Company plant explosion in Delray, Detroit, Michigan, United States
293 February 1971 Thiokol-Woodbine explosion in Brunswick, Georgia, United States
2921 September 2001 AZF chemical factory explosion in Toulouse, France
291 January 2008 Blast in ammunition depot in Albania
2814 November 1927 Pittsburgh gasometer explosion in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
281 June 1974 Flixborough chemical plant explosion near Scunthorpe, England
2811 August 1871 Explosion in gun cotton factory in Stowmarket, Suffolk, England
271 August 1928 Indian Refining Company plant explosion in Lawrenceville, Illinois, United States
2719 January 2004 LNG liquefaction plant explosion, Skikda, Algeria
26+18 March 1912 Locomotive boiler explosion in San Antonio, Texas, United States
267 May 2013 2013 Ecatepec de Morelos gas tanker explosion, Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico
257 August 1945 Dust explosion in grain elevator in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada
255 September 2012 2012 Afyonkarahisar arsenal explosion, Turkey
2516 July 1992 Tarata bombing, Lima, Peru
246 September 1947 Cerro Zulema ammunition dump explosion in Alcalá de Henares, Spain
2430 July 2004 Gas explosion in Ghislenghien, Belgium
233 October 1962 Explosion in a New York Telephone Company building in New York City, United States
2310 January 1976 Pathfinder Hotel, Fremont, Nebraska, United States
2323 October 1989 Phillips Disaster in Pasadena, Texas, United States
2313 May 2000 Fireworks factory (Enschede, the Netherlands)
2328 November 2018 Zhangjiakou, Hebei, China[96]
2212 September 1634 Gunpowder factory explosion, Valletta, Malta
222 May 1878 "Great Mill Disaster", flour dust explosion at the Washburn A flour mill in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2218 August 1895 Gumry Hotel boiler explosion in Denver, Colorado, United States
2220 March 1926 Woodward Iron Company furnace explosion near Birmingham, Alabama, United States
2210 August 1959 Gateway Restaurant/Isaly's Ice Cream Parlor explosion, Andover, Ohio, United States
2222 June 1991 Fireworks store, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2217 April 1995 Gas explosion in tower block, (Gdańsk, Poland)
221 January 1995 Gas explosion in pipeline, (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
2218 February 1889 Park Central Hotel explosion in Hartford, Connecticut, United States
2229 July 1903 United States Cartridge Company explosion in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States
2211 December 1971 Lake Huron tunnel construction explosion near Fort Gratiot Township, Michigan, United States
2211 August 2016 2016 Dangyang explosion in Dangyang, Hubei, China
21+23 April 1927 Briggs Automobile Manufacturing plant explosion in Detroit, Michigan, United States
2115 January 1919 Boston Molasses Disaster in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2114 December 1949 Swift and Company plant explosion in Sioux City, Iowa, United States
2124 November 1965 National Guard armory explosion in Keokuk, Iowa, United States
2125 June 1985 Fireworks explosion in Hallet, Oklahoma, United States
211 January 1926 Arsenal dump in New Jersey, United States
2122 August 2003 Brazilian rocket explosion
20+20 November 1908 Gas main explosion in Brooklyn, New York, United States
20+24 June 1913 Husted Milling Company explosion in Buffalo, New York, United States
20+16 August 1917 Curtis & Harvey ammunition plant explosion in Dramon, Quebec, Canada
20+6 March 1928 Fireworks factory explosion in Samarang, Java
201 March 1924 1924 Nixon Nitration Works disaster in Nixon, New Jersey, United States
1913 July 2018 An explosion at a chemical plant in Sichuan, China, leaves 19 people dead and 12 others injured.[97]
199 May 1930 Armour meat processing plant explosion in St. Joseph, Missouri, United States
1929 July 1956 McKee refinery fire in Sunray, Texas, United States
1929 October 1951 Morania Fire, Buffalo, New York, United States – Destroyed Morania, Penobscot, and Dauntless
1928 March 1960 Whisky warehouse explosion in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
1915 December 1972 Weirton Steel Company explosion near Weirton, West Virginia, United States
189 February 1898 Chautauqua Lake Ice Company ice house explosion in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
184 January 1966 Propane Sphere Explosion and Fire, Feyzin, France
1827 December 1977 Grain elevator explosion in Galveston, Texas, United States
1824 May 2004 Mihăileşti explosion in Romania
1721 June 1901 Fireworks explosion in downtown shop/tenement house in Paterson, New Jersey, United States
176 April 1927 Parco refinery explosion in Sinclair, Wyoming, United States
172 January 1963 Home Packing Company plant explosion in Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
175 July 1990 Arco Chemical Company plant explosion in Channelview, Texas, United States
163 September 1891 F.A. Reynolds & Company dynamite factory explosion in White Pigeon, Michigan, United States
1613 August 1956 Lariat Cafe explosion in Monticello, Utah, United States
1624 February 1978 Waverly, Tennessee, tank car explosion, United States
1623 May 1984 Pump House Explosion, Lune/Wyre Transfer Scheme, Abbeystead, England
154 November 1904 Fireworks explosion at Madison Square in New York City, United States
1513 September 1905 Climax Fuse Works explosion in Avon, Connecticut, United States
1514 June 1926 Illinois Steel Company coke oven explosion in Gary, Indiana, United States
158 November 1928 Preble Box Toe shoe factory in East Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
159 March 1932 Public Service Electric and Gas Company plant explosion in Camden, New Jersey, United States
158 May 1943 Triumph Explosives Company plant explosion in Elkton, Maryland, United States
1523 March 2005 Texas City Refinery explosion, Texas City, Texas, United States
1516 August 1980 Gas explosions from an underground shopping mall in Shizuoka, Japan, Shizuoka, Shizuoka#Post-war Shizuoka
1517 April 2013 West Fertilizer Company explosion, West, Texas, United States
154 October 1960 Eastman Chemical Company explosion, in Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
1527 June 2015 Formosa Fun Coast explosion in Taiwan was caused by corn starch powder.
1421 May 1895 Hercules Powder Company explosion in Pinole, California, United States
149 January 1907 Jones and Laughlin Company blast furnace explosion in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
1417 May 1910 American Sheet & Tin Plate Company explosion in Canton, Ohio, United States
1425 November 1912 U.S. Corn Products plant explosion in Waukegan, Illinois, United States
1415 May 1916 Repauno Chemical Company explosion in Gibbstown, New Jersey, United States
147 August 1959 Truck filled with dynamite explodes in downtown Roseburg, Oregon, United States
147 February 2008 2008 Georgia sugar refinery explosion (Port Wentworth, Georgia, United States)
142 February 1973 Gas explosion in downtown Eagle Grove, Iowa, United States
1329 November 1902 Swift & Company plant explosion in Chicago, Illinois, United States
1314 August 1945 Export Box and Sealer Company explosion in Detroit, Michigan, United States
1330 July 1947 Beauty parlor explosion in Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
1317 September 1951 Shell Oil refinery explosion in Wood River, Illinois, United States
134 February 1966 Brush factory explosion in Buenos Aires, Argentina
1313 June 1971 Fireworks explosion destroys school in Puebla, Mexico
135 July 1973 Doxol Propane Company tank explosion in Kingman, Arizona, United States
1311 July 2011 Evangelos Florakis Naval Base explosion (Mari, Cyprus)
12+12 October 1923 Sporting goods store explosion in Moscow, Russia
127 April 1894 C. N. Romaine & Brothers fireworks factory explosion in Petersburg, Virginia, United States
1213 June 1917 American Sugar Refining Company plant explosion in Brooklyn, New York, United States
1210 July 1923 Western Cartridge Company plant explosion in East Alton, Illinois, United States
1221 November 1923 Vida Sugar refinery explosion in New Iberia, Louisiana, United States
1225 May 1945 Edgewood Arsenal explosion in Edgewood, Maryland, United States
1212 February 1953 Hercules Powder factory explosion in Hercules, California, United States
1212 December 1957 Gas explosion in Villa Rica, Georgia, United States
1225 August 1965 DuPont chemical plant explosion in Louisville, Kentucky, United States
1229 October 2009 Jaipur oil depot fire (IOC), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
11+20 August 1916 Harlan-Morris Manufacturing Company plant explosion in Jackson, Tennessee, United States
117 October 1935 Nubian Paint & Varnish Company plant explosion in Chicago, Illinois. United States
116 November 1942 Rochester Fireworks Company explosion in Perinton, New York, United States
1124 March 1943 Ordnance plant explosion in Ravenna, Ohio, United States
1121 June 1946 Baker Hotel explosion in Dallas, Texas, United States
1123 September 1953 Novadel-Agene Corporation plant explosion in Tonawanda, New York, United States
1116 July 1954 Kent Manufacturing Company explosion in Chestertown, Maryland, United States
1115 February 1967 Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant explosion near Texarkana, Texas, United States
1121 February 1967 Combustible dust explosion at the Morningstar Paisley complex in Hawthorne, New Jersey, United States
1127 May 1983 Benton fireworks disaster at illegal fireworks factory in Benton, Tennessee, United States
115 March 1990 Koryo restaurant explosion in Frankfurt, Germany
1120 April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, near the Mississippi River Delta
10+9 October 1927 Kimberly Clark mill explosion in Kimberly, Wisconsin, United States
1020 August 1902 Jessup & Moore Paper Company explosion in Wilmington, Delaware, United States
1027 June 1934 J. A. Denn Powder Company explosion in Olympia, Washington, United States
1010 June 1933 American Pyroloxion Waste Company plant explosion in North Arlington, New Jersey, United States
1020 July 1938 WPA tunnel project explosion in Baltimore, Maryland, United States
103 June 1942 Stockton Army Air Corps Advanced Flying School explosion in Stockton, California, United States
103 April 1947 Fireworks factory explosion in Clinton, Missouri, United States
1017 May 1948 Koppers Company tar and chemical plant explosion in Kearny, New Jersey, United States
1027 January 1953 Downtown natural gas explosion in Aiken, South Carolina, United States
1025 October 1960 Metropolitan Store explosion, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
1010 May 1962 Maumee Chemical Company plant explosion in Toledo, Ohio, United States
1019 August 2000 El Paso Pipeline explosion, two families camping 20 miles (32 km) north of Carslbad, New Mexico, United States, off the Pecos River.[98]
916 February 1916 Opera house explosion in Mexia, Texas, United States
918 April 1924 Box factory explosion in Chicago, Illinois, United States
93 April 1930 Pennsylvania Fireworks Display Company factory explosion in Devon, Pennsylvania, United States
926 May 1945 Cornhusker Ordnance plant explosion in Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
918 July 1946 Explosion at Buzzards Bay tourist area in Bourne, Massachusetts, United States
929 May 1968 Hapeville Day Nursery explosion in Atlanta, Georgia
927 May 1983 Illegal fireworks factory explosion in Benton, Tennessee, United States
920 May 1985 Illegal fireworks factory explosion in Beaver Township, Mahoning County, Ohio, United States
93 July 1996 Fireworks stand explosion in Lawrence County, Ohio, United States
911 May 2004 Stockline Plastics factory explosion in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
917 December 1976 SS Sansinena ship explosion in the Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro, California, United States
85 October 1906 Market Street subway explosion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
81 August 1932 Ritz Tower Hotel explosion in New York City, United States
81 May 1942 Central Railways Signal Company explosion in Versailles, Pennsylvania, United States
816 February 1950 Dow Chemical Company plant explosion in Midland, Michigan, United States
815 October 1952 Du Pont Munitions plant explosion in Barksdale, Wisconsin, United States
819 July 1960 J.C. Penney store explosion in Merrill, Wisconsin, United States
87 February 1968 Mickelberry Sausage Company plant explosion in Chicago, Illinois, United States
87 December 1983 Gas explosion in Łódź, Poland
84 February 1986 Explosion at Watkins Furniture and Appliance Store in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, United States
82 May 1991 IMC fertilizer plant explosion in Sterlington, Louisiana, United States
822 December 1996 Wyman Gordon Forging Company plant explosion in Cypress, Texas, United States
820 November 2002 Ammunitions factory explosion in Riobamba, Ecuador[99]
89 September 2010 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion, a natural gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California, United States
731 March 2019 An explosion in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China
721 July 1897 Winchester Repeating Arms shop explosion in New Haven, Connecticut, United States
74 July 1930 Hickson and Parsons Chemical factory explosion in Castleford, England
712 July 1951 General Motors plant explosion in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
728 January 1957 Gieseke Hardware Store explosion in Roselle, Illinois, United States
713 December 1958 Mountainville Inn explosion in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
731 October 1963 Atherton's Drug Store explosion in Marietta, Georgia, United States
712 January 1964 Thompson Chemical plant explosion in Attleboro, Massachusetts, United States
727 December 1983 North Division Street explosion, Buffalo, New York, United States
77 September 1984 Illegal fireworks that were being disposed by the Maltese patrol boat C23 exploded killing seven and injuring another
711 December 1998 Independence Professional Fireworks factory explosion in Osseo, Michigan, United States
61 July 1937 Drake Drug Company fireworks explosion in Nampa, Idaho, United States
66 January 1943 Southside Beverly Recreation Hall explosion and fire in Chicago, Illinois, United States
619 November 1946 Ideal Laundry and Cleaners explosion in Greenville, South Carolina, United States
616 November 1947 Forbidden Palace restaurant explosion in Nampa, Idaho, United States
610 April 1949 Bottled fuel gas explosion at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marion, South Dakota, United States
611 February 1958 Reynolds Metals Company plant explosion in McCook, Illinois, United States
629 May 1967 Shooter's Paradise gun shop explosion in Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania, United States
625 May 1972 Ingram Industries munitions plant explosion in Kiln, Mississippi, United States
630 October 1972 Ben Franklin store explosion in Lake City, Minnesota, United States
622 February 1976 Goodpasture grain elevator explosion in Galena Park, Texas, United States
69 August 1976 Natural gas pipeline explosion at mobile home park in Calhoun, Louisiana, United States
621 October 1980 Amoco chemical plant explosion in New Castle, Delaware, United States
613 October 1981 Dow Chemical plant explosion in Freeport, Texas, United States
619 January 1982 Explosion at the Star Elementary School in Spencer, Oklahoma, United States
66 December 1985 River Restaurant explosion in Derby, Connecticut, United States
617 June 1991 Albright & Wilson Americas Inc. plant explosion near Charleston, South Carolina, United States
529 March 2019 An explosion in Qingzhou, Shandong, China
514 March 2019 An explosion in southern Iran
53 December 1929 Post office explosion in Munhall, Pennsylvania, United States
528 February 1954 Luncheonette explosion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
56 March 1955 Wieboldt's Bakery explosion in River Forest, Illinois, United States
512 November 1970 Fuelgas Corporation plant explosion in Hudson, Ohio, United States
510 October 1971 Faulty boiler explosion in the Sunday school wing of First Baptist Church in Marietta, Ohio, United States
53 October 1980 Gate City Day Care Center explosion in Atlanta, Georgia, United States
531 July 1981 Mining Services International Inc. explosives manufacturing plant explosion in Grantsville, Utah, United States
510 June 1998 DeBruce grain elevator explosion in Haysville, Kansas, United States
529 March 1999 Independence Professional Fireworks factory explosion in Osseo, Michigan, the second fatal explosion at this factory in three months, United States
511 November 1999 Clara Barton Terrace Convalescent Center explosion in Flint, Michigan, United States
419 March 2019 An explosion in Yilong County, Sichuan, China.[100]
46 May 1971 DuPont Powder Line Explosion in Louviers, Colorado, United States
24 May 1988 PEPCON rocket fuel chemical plant explosion in Henderson, Nevada, United States
17 January 1983 1983 Newark explosion in Newark, New Jersey, claims 1 life and injures 22–24. The explosion is notable because it was felt 100–130 miles away from the epicenter.

Industrial disasters

Deaths Date Incident
3,787–19,000+2–3 December 1984 Bhopal disaster at Union Carbide (now Dow Chemicals) factory, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
1,54926 April 1942 Benxihu Colliery explosion, China
1,13424 April 2013 Collapse of the Rana Plaza, Savar Upazila, Dhaka District, Bangladesh[101]
1,09910 March 1906 Courrières mine disaster, Courrières, France
68715 December 1914 Mitsubishi Hōjō, Kyūshū, Japan
6829 May 1960 Laobaidong colliery coal dust explosion Datong, China
58116 April 1947 Texas City Disaster, Texas City, Texas, U.S.
51228 August 1899 Sumitomo Besshi bronze mine area, landslide with debris flow disaster, Niihama, Shikoku, Japan
500+19 November 1984 San Juanico Disaster, Mexico City, Mexico[102]
476–1,0001931 Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster at Gauley Bridge, West Virginia, United States
4589 November 1963 Mitsui Miike Coal Mine disaster Mitsui Miike, Ōmuta, Fukuoka, Japan[103]
43914 October 1913 Senghenydd Colliery Disaster, Senghenydd, Wales
43721 January 1960 Coalbrook mining disaster, Coalbrook, South Africa
4266 June 1972 Wankie coal mine disaster Wankie, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe
42228 November 1914 New Yubari, Yūbari, Hokkaidō, Japan
40520 February 1946 Bergkamen mining disaster, West Germany
38812 December 1866 Oaks Colliery, Barnsley, England
37621 December 1917 Onoura, Kirino, Kyūshū, Japan
37528 May 1965 Mine explosion caused by Methane gas near Dhanbad, Bihar, India[104]
37227 December 1975 Chasnala mining disaster, Sudamdih Colliery Dhanbad, India
36520 July 1907 Hokoku, Itoda, Kyūshū, Japan
3626 December 1907 Monongah Mining disaster, Monongah, West Virginia, U.S.
34421 December 1910 Pretoria Pit Disaster, Westhoughton, England
31931 May 1892 Marie ore mine fire, Příbram, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)
30113 May 2014 Soma mine disaster, Manisa, Turkey
300+11 September 2012 2012 Pakistan garment factory fires, Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan
300+9 May 1993 Nambija mine disaster, landslide destroying several mines and buildings, Zamora-Chinchipe, Ecuador
299[105]7 February 1962 Luisenthal Mining Disaster, Saarland, West Germany
2778 September 2008 2008 Shanxi mudslide caused by collapse of a mine landfill in Xiangfen, Linfen, Shanxi, China[106]
26811 September 1878 Abercarn colliery disaster Abercarn, Wales
26622 September 1934 Gresford Disaster Gresford, Wales
26322 October 1913 Dawson, New Mexico, U.S. (first disaster)
2633 March 1992 Incirharmani, Kozlu, Zonguldak, Turkey
2628 August 1956 Marcinelle, Belgium
25913 November 1909 1909 Cherry Mine disaster, Cherry, Illinois, U.S.
25411 November 1937 Kogushi sulfur mine collapse, western Gunma, Japan
2435 August 1909 Onoura, Kirino, Kyūshū, Japan
24325 December 2003 PetroChina Chuandongbei natural gas field explosion, Guoqiao, Kai County, Chongqing, China[107]
23919 December 1907 Darr Mine Disaster, Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania, U.S.
2361 June 1965 Chikuho Yamano, Kyūshū, Japan
23514 June 1894 Larisch's mines (Jan and Františka), Karviná, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)
22028 March 1965 El Cobre tailing dam and copper mine failure by earthquake in Chile
21619 May 1902 Fraterville, Tennessee, U.S.
21415 February 2005 2005 Sunjiawan mine disaster, Sunjiawan, Fuxin, Liaoning, China
21015 June 1899 Hokoku, Itoda, Kyūshū, Japan
20416 January 1862 Hartley Colliery Disaster, New Hartley, Northumberland, England
20225 May 1917 Bolevec ammunition factory explosion, Pilsen, Bohemia, now in Czech Republic
200+25 February 1984 Vila Socó oil spill fire, Cubatão, São Paulo, Brazil
200+1 May 1900 Scofield Mine disaster, Scofield, Utah, U.S.
200+27 February 1908 Mina Rosita Vieja disaster, San Juan de Sabinas, Coahuila, Mexico
18919 June 1914 Hillcrest mine disaster, Hillcrest, Alberta, Canada
1833 February 1942 Chosei, Ube, Japan
18117 August 2007 Mine disaster with flooding, Huayuan, Xintai, Shandong, China
18026 August 1990 Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
17716 September 1986 Kinross gold mine fire, Transvaal, South Africa[108]
177March 1941 Mitsubishi Bibai, Bibai, Hokkaidō, Japan
1693 June 1903 Hanna Mine Disaster, Hanna, Wyoming, U.S.
1688 June 1917 Speculator Mine disaster, Butte, Montana, U.S.
1676 July 1988 Piper Alpha oil rig disaster North Sea
16628 November 2004 Chenjiashan, Tongchuan, Shaanxi, China
160+19 December 1982 Tacoa powerplant fire, Vargas State, Venezuela
15926 September 2000 Muchonggou, Shuicheng, Guizhou, China
15512 January 1918 Minnie Pit, Podmore Hall, Halmer End, Staffordshire, UK
15331 March 1969 Mina de Barroterán coal mine disaster, Coahuila, Mexico
1519 July 1930 Hausdorf, Germany, currently Jugów, Poland
1503 May 1887 Nanaimo mine explosion, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
14820 October 2004 Daping, Tongchuan, Henan, China
14721 April 1991 Sanjiaohe, Hongdong, Shanxi, China
14625 March 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, New York City
1462 August 2014 2014 Kunshan explosion, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China[109]
14421 October 1966 Aberfan landslide disaster, Wales
1423 January 1934 Nelson, Osek, Czechoslovakia
13427 March 1927 Uchigo, Iwaki, Japan
13427 November 2005 Dongfeng, Qitaihe, Heilongjiang, China
12526 February 1972 Buffalo Creek Flood / Pittston Coal Company dam failure, West Virginia, U.S.
12521 February 1891 Springhill mining disaster, Canada
12515 July 1977 Amaga, Angelopolis, Antioquia, Colombia
12420 June 2002 Chengzihe, Jixi, Heilongjiang, China
1238 February 1923 Dawson, New Mexico, U.S. (second disaster)
12327 March 1980 Alexander Kielland wreck, oil platform destroyed by high wind, Ekofisk oil field, Norway
1236 August 2005 Daxing, Xingning, Guangdong, China
12127 April 1917 Victor American Hastings Mine Disaster, near Ludlow, Colorado, U.S.
11925 December 1951 Orient No. 2 Mine, West Frankfort, Illinois, U.S.
11125 March 1947 1947 Centralia mine disaster, Centralia, Illinois, U.S.
1106 September 1869 Avondale Mine Disaster, Plymouth, Pennsylvania, U.S.
10930 April 1927 Everettville, West Virginia, U.S.
10819 March 2007 Ulyanovskaya, Novokuznetsk, Kuzbass Region, Siberia, Russia
1087 July 1961 Dukla coal mine, Havířov, Czechoslovakia
1085 March 1885 Jan, Karviná, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)
10511 May 1995 Vaal Reef gold mine elevator failure, Orkney, Klerksdorp, South Africa
1055 December 2007 Ruizhiyuan, Linfen, Shanxi, China
10415 August 1947 William pit disaster, Whitehaven, Cumberland, United Kingdom
10118 November 2007 Methane explosion Zasyadko, Donetsk, Ukraine
1008 March 1983 Armutçuk, Ereğli, Zonguldak, Turkey
945 December 1984 Haishan, Taipei, Taiwan
9316 October 1981 Hokutan Yubari, Yubari, Hokkaidō, Japan
9220 May 1919 Nová Jáma, Orlová, Czechoslovakia
9218 November 1989 Rudnici, Aleksinac, Nisava District, Serbia
9222 July 2001 Gangzi, Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China
925 June 1919 Baltimore Colliery explosion, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.
9127 November 1996 Dongcun, Datong, Shanxi, China
9110 January 1940 Bartley, West Virginia, U.S.
912 May 1972 Hard rock mine fire Sunshine mine, Kellogg, Idaho, U.S.
8911 March 1997 Xingsheng, Pingdingshan, Henan, China
8613 May 2003 Luling coal mine, Hefei, Anhui, China
8415 February 1982 Ocean Ranger oil platform sinking, Grand Banks of Newfoundland, Canada
849 December 1911 Cross Mountain Mine disaster, Briceville, Tennessee, U.S.
8318 January 1984 Mitsui Miike coal mine, Ōmuta, Fukuoka, Japan
8313 July 2005 Shenlong, Fukang, Xinjiang, China
8211 March 2000 Barakova, Krasnodon, Ukraine
825 November 1930 Millfield Mine disaster, Dover Township, Athens County, Ohio, U.S.
7820 November 1968 Farmington Mine disaster, Farmington, West Virginia, U.S.
7612 October 1978 Spyros disaster, Singapore
7423 October 1958 Springhill mining disaster, Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada
7427 February 1943 Smith Mine disaster, Bearcreek, Montana, U.S.
7317 June 2010 San Fernando, Amaga, Antioquia, Colombia
7216 March 1940 Willow Grove No. 10 explosion, Neffs, Ohio, U.S.[110]
727 April 1911 Price-Pancoast Colliery fire, Throop, Pennsylvania, U.S.
719 March 1961 Ueda Kamikiyo, Kawara, Kyūshū, Japan
7116 February 1882 Trimdon Grange, County Durham, England[111]
682 March 1960 Kukje Rubber Manufacturing plant No.2 fire at Busan, South Korea
682 December 1997 Zyryanouskaya, Novokuznetsk, Kuzbass Siberia, Russia
6616 October 1889 Mossfield, Longton, Staffordshire, U.K.
6524 February 2006 KTS Composite Textile factory fire, at Chittagong, Bangladesh
6526 March 1896 Brunner Mine disaster, West Coast, New Zealand
6519 February 2006 Pasta de Conchos mine disaster, Coahuila, México
654 September 1981 Pluto, Louka u Litvínova, Czechoslovakia,[112] Hlobane, Vryheid, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
642 April 1979 Sverdlovsk anthrax leak, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
63 28 April 1904 La Reunión Mine explosion, Villanueva del Río y Minas, Sevilla, Spain
6331 August 1987 St. Helena gold mine explosion by methane gas, Welkom, Free State, South Africa
634 April 1998 Skochynsky, Donetsk, Ukraine
6315 July 1940 Sonman Mine explosion, Portage, Pennsylvania, U.S.
6229 July 1867 Hlubina, Ostrava, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)
613 January 1981 Trojice, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
6022 November 2004 Shahe iron mine caught fire, Hebei, China
6028 May 1997 Beilongfeng, Fushun, Liaoning, China
5920 March 2005 Xishui mine, Shanxi, China
5926 March 1885 Bettina, Orlová, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)
5828 June 1896 Twin Shaft Disaster, Pittston, Pennsylvania, U.S.
567 May 1991 Bright Sparkler fireworks factory explosion at Sungai Buloh, Malaysia
5525 April 2008 Four-story Rosamor Furniture ameublements plant fire, Lissasfa, Casablanca, Morocco
5422 May 1960 Hlubina, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
541860 Františka, Záluží, Austria (now Czech Republic)
5424 December 1932 1932 Moweaqua Coal Mine disaster, Moweaqua, Illinois, U.S.
53 17 March 1898 Santa Isabel Mine explosion, Bélmez, Córdoba, Spain
5313 May 1993 Middelbult Colliery explosion, Secunda, Mpumalanga, South Africa
5219 August 2001 Zasyadka, Donetsk, Ukraine
485 June 1942 Joliet Army Ammunition Plant explosion near Elwood, Illinois, United States
4718 September 1959 Moodiesburn#Auchengeich mining disaster, North Lanarkshire, Scotland
4521 March 2011 Surran range, Quetta, Balochistan Pakistan
4528 June 1960 Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, Wales
4330 December 1976 Staříč, Czechoslovakia
4324 February 2003 Muchonggou, Shuicheng, Guizhou, China
4013 April 1976 Lapua Cartridge Factory explosion, Finland
391 November 1956 Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada
3830 December 1970 Hurricane Creek mine disaster, Hyden, Kentucky, U.S.
3726–27 June 1971 Czechowice-Dziedzice Refinery fire, Poland
364 October 1950 Michálka, Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
3619 July 2004 Donbass, Donetsk, Ukraine
3626 January 1924 Lancashire Mine, Shanktown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
3515 October 1970 West Gate Bridge collapse (during construction), Melbourne, Australia
341 December 1907 Naomi Mine explosion, Fayette City, Pennsylvania, U.S.
34 10 April 1944 Clara de l'Espà Mine explosion, Saldes, Barcelona, Spain
349 June 1970 Dukla mine, Šardice, Czechoslovakia
331890 Anna, Souš, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic)
3221 October 1994 Seongsu Bridge collapse, Seoul, South Korea
3116 August 1968 Industria Mirafe Toy Factory blast, Ibi, Alicante, Spain
3122 March 1977 ČSA, Karviná, Czechoslovakia
30 3 November 1975 La Consolación Mine explosion, Fígols, Barcelona, Spain
307 September 1985 Osceola Mine fire, copper mine fire in Osceola Township, Houghton County, Michigan, U.S.[113]
302 July 1937 Holditch Colliery, Chesterton, Staffordshire, UK
3018 October 1990 Barbora, Karviná, Czechoslovakia
3011 January 2008 Abaiskaya, Abai, Karaganda Oblast, Kazakhstan
29 1 April 1868 Santa Elisa Mine explosion, Bélmez, Córdoba, Spain
2921 September 2001 AZF factory explosion (chemical), Toulouse, France
2919 November 2010 Pike River Mine disaster, Greymouth, New Zealand
295 April 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion, Montcoal, West Virginia, U.S.
2931 October 1941 Nordegg, Alberta, Canada
281 June 1974 Flixborough disaster, England
264 April 1970 Paskov, Paskov, Czechoslovakia
269 May 1992 Westray Mine, Nova Scotia, Canada
257 May 1985 Doubrava, Czechoslovakia
257 February 1881 Chatterley Whitfield, Staffordshire, England
2413 November 2003 Nanshan Colliery disaster, Shanxi, China
2412 February 1949 Doubrava, Czechoslovakia
2323 October 1989 Phillips Disaster, Pasadena, Texas, U.S.
2321 November 2006 Methane explosion in Halemba coal mine, Ruda Śląska, Poland
2214 September 1997 Hindustan Petroleum Refinery fire, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
2115 January 1919 Boston Molasses Disaster, Massachusetts, U.S.
215 November 1962 Kings Bay, Svalbard, Norway[114]
21 7 January 1963 Santa Eulalia Mine explosion, Langreo, Asturias, Spain
2010 August 2009 2009 Handlová mine blast, Handlová, Slovakia
1910 January 1990 Methane explosion in Halemba coal mine, Ruda Śląska Poland
1919 January 1967 Gas explosion in Strongman Mine, Greymouth, New Zealand
1720 February 1947 O'Connor Electro-Plating Company explosion in Los Angeles, California
1724 December 2008 Gas leak, Ganglu Iron and Steel Co Ltd., Hebei, China
1722 February 1994 Merriespruit tailings dam disaster, Virginia, Free State, South Africa
178 June 1925 Mine No. 9, Sturgis, Union County, Kentucky, U.S.
164 March 1942 Ordnance plant explosion in Burlington, Iowa, United States
1616 October 2008 Ningxia, China
1517 April 2013 West Fertilizer Company explosion, West, Texas, U.S.
1523 March 2005 BP Americas Texas City isomerization unit explosion, Texas City, Texas, U.S.
114 October 1960 Kingsport, TN Chemical Plant Explosion
1123 May 1975 Robin Hood Flour Company grain storage elevator explosion, Davenport, Iowa, U.S.
1127 May 1983 Benton fireworks disaster, illegal fireworks operation in Benton, Tennessee, U.S.[115]
1120 April 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion, Gulf of Mexico
72 April 2010 Tesoro Refinery, Anacortes, Washington, U.S.
69 December 1948 Tecumseh power plant of the Kansas Power & Light Company explosion in Topeka, Kansas
52 October 2007 Xcel Energy Cabin Creek Hydroelectric Plant Fire, Georgetown, Colorado, U.S.

Maritime

Deaths Incident
1,565–4,400MV Doña Paz (Tablas Strait, Philippines, 20 December 1987). Casualty estimates vary because of overloading and unmanifested passengers
2,750–3,920SS Kiangya (off Shanghai, December 1948). Estimates of casualties vary due to large number of stowaways on board
1,863MV Le Joola (Senegal, 26 September 2002)
1,800Sultana (Mississippi River, 27 April 1865)
1,600Tek Sing (Near the Belvidere Shoals in the South China Sea, 6 February 1822)
1,573MV Spice Islander I (Zanzibar Channel, 10 September 2011)
1,514RMS Titanic (North Atlantic, 15 April 1912)
1,500Taiping, (East China Sea, 27 January 1949)
1,159Tōya Maru (Tsugaru Strait, 26 September 1954)
1,024RMS Empress of Ireland (Saint Lawrence River, 29 May 1914)
1,021PS General Slocum (New York, United States, 15 June 1904)
1,012MS al-Salam Boccaccio 98, (Red Sea, 3 February 2006)
1,000SS Kiche Maru (off Honshu, Japan, 22 September 1912)
1,000SS Hsin-Yu (Zhoushan, 22 April 1916)
~1,000SS Hong Moh (South China Sea, 3/4 March 1921)
900Wusung (Kuril Islands, Russia, 16 September 1927)[116]
900HMS Victory (60 miles off Plymouth England near Black Rock 4–5 October 1744)
894MV Bukoba (Lake Victoria, Tanzania, 21 May 1996)
852MS Estonia (Baltic Sea, 28 September 1994)
844SS Eastland (Chicago, 24 July 1915)
832MV Princess of the Stars capsized by Typhoon Fengshen off Sibuyan Island, Philippines, 21 June 2008
829HMS Ramillies (Devon, England, 15 February 1760)
826Lefort (Gulf of Finland, 22 September 1857)
800+HMS Royal George (Portsmouth, England, 29 August 1782)
746SS Vaitarna (lost in cyclonic storm of coast of Saurashtra, Gujarat, India, 8 November 1888)[117]
741SS Indigirka (Sarufutsu, Japan, 12 December 1939)
737SS Camorta (Irrawaddy Delta, 6 May 1902)
736HMS Bulwark (1899) (Sheerness-on-Sea, England, 26 November 1914)
731HMS St George (Ringkøbing, Denmark, 24 December 1811)
702Slave trade ship Leusden (Marowijne Suriname, 18 January 1738)
673HMS Queen Charlotte (Cabrera, 17 March 1800)
~640SS Princess Alice and SS Bywell Castle (River Thames, 3 September 1878)
644San Telmo (Drake Passage, Antarctica, 2 September 1819)
627SS Norge (Rockall, 28 June 1904)
6251947 Ramdas Ship Disaster SS Ramdas (Bombay, 17 July 1947)
608Novorossiysk (Sevastopol, 29 October 1955)
600HMS Glorieux (Newfoundland, Canada, 16–17 September 1782)
600Shamia (Meghna River, southern Barisa, Bangladesh, 25 May 1986)
600+HMS Coronation (West of Penlee Point, Rame, United Kingdom, 3 September 1691)
583HMS Defence (Jutland. Denmark, 24 December 1811)
580Indonesian passenger ship Tampomas 2 (caught fire and sank in Java Sea, 27 January 1981)
575SS Afrique (Bay of Biscay, 9 January 1920)
570HMS Minotaur (off Texel, Netherlands, 22 December 1810)
565SS La Bourgogne (Sable Island, Nova Scotia, 4 July 1898)
564SS Utopia (Bay of Gibraltar, 17 March 1891)
558SS Principe de Asturias (off Brazil, 5 March 1916)
550Cahaya Bahari (off Sulawesi, Indonesia, 29 June 2000)
546RMS Atlantic (Nova Scotia, 1 April 1873)
533Ertuğrul (Kushimoto, Japan, 18 September 1890)
528MV Nazreen 1 (Chandpur, Bangladesh, 8 July 2003)
520HMS Namur, (Tamil Nadu, India, 14 April 1749)
500HMS Ardent (Villefranche-sur-Mer, France, April 1794)
500–700Ferry Neptune (16 February 1993)
500–600Shamia (Meghna River, Bangladesh, 25 May 1986)
500Atlas Star (Dhaleswar River, Munshiganj, Bangladesh, 29 January 1986)
498HMS Sussex, (Gibraltar, 1 March 1694)
497Ebisu Maru (off Tokushima, Japan, 1946)
496Saint-Philibert (off Île de Noirmoutier, France, 14 June 1931)
491HMS York (Cruden Bay, Scotland, January 1804)
488SS Valbanera (Key West, Florida, September 1919)
481Cahaya Bahari (29 June 2000)
480SS City of Glasgow (Atlantic Ocean, January 1854)
480HMS Captain (Atlantic Ocean, 7 September 1870)
473SS Austria (Atlantic Ocean, 1 September 1858)
469Cospatrick (Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, 17 November 1874)
464MV Salem Express (off Safaga, Egypt, 17 December 1991)
461MV Senopati Nusantara (off Mandalika Island, Indonesia, 30 December 2006)
459Royal Charter (Dulas Bay, Wales, 26 October 1859)
450MV Salahuddin-2 (Meghna River, Bangladesh, 3 May 2002)
445Principe de Asturias (Sao Sebastiao, Brazil, 5 March 1916)
442MV Dong Fang Zhi Xing capsized on the (Yangtze River, China, 1 June 2015)
438Baccha Singh (Manihari Ghat, Bihar, River Ganges, 6 August 1988)
432Rival (Connemara, Ireland, 4 December 1832)
429SS Central America, (The Carolinas, United States, 9 September 1857)
423SS Admiral Nakhimov (Black Sea, 31 August 1986)
420Reina Regenta (off Gibraltar, 11 March 1895)
400HMS Centaur (Newfoundland, Canada, September 1782)
400PS Lady Elgin (Chicago, 8 September 1860)
400Cataraqui (King Island, Australia, 4 August 1845)
400+HMS Invincible (Norfolk, England, 16 March 1801)
397Toyo Maru 10 (near Kurushima, Japan, 1945)
387HMS Restoration (Goodwin Sands, England, 27 November 1703)
387+Chagas (Faial Island, Portugal, 13 June 1594)
392SS Himera (off Athens, Greece, 19 January 1947)
389Pomona (Ballyconigar, Ireland, 24 April 1859)
389Filipino ferry MV Doña Marilyn capsized during Typhoon Ruby off Maripipi Island, Philippines, 24 October 1988
380–400Elizabeth (East Indiaman) (Dunkirk, England, 28 December 1810)
380RMS Tayleur (Lambay Island, Ireland, 21 January 1854)
377Driver, (Atlantic Ocean, 12 February 1856)
376HMS Eurydice (Isle of Wight, England, 24 March 1878)
372Arniston (Cape Aghulas, South Africa, 30 May 1815)
364Sea Horse (East of Ireland, 30 January 1816)
361KM Bimas Raya 2 (off Merauke, Irian Jaya, Indonesia, 20 October 1999)
360Lampedusa migrant shipwreck (off Lampedusa, Italy, 3 October 2013)
350SS Arctic (Cape Race, Newfoundland. Canada, 27 September 1854)
358Drummond Castle, (off Ouessant, France, 16 June 1896)
358HMS Victoria (near Tripoli, Lebanon, 22 June 1893)
35710th of Ramadan (Lake Nasser, Egypt, 25 May 1983)
355SS Schiller (off the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England, 7 May 1875)
353SIEV-X (off Indonesia, 19 October 2001)
350Annie James (off Vatersay, Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom, 28 September 1853)
347HMS Athenienne (Strait of Sicily, Italy, 20 October 1806)
343SS Princess Sophia (Vanderbilt Reef, Alaska, 23 October 1918)
340Salahuddin 2 (Meghna River, Bangladesh, 3 May 2002)
340USS Insurgent (West Indies, September 1800)
338Gurita (off Sabang, Aceh, Indonesia, 19 January 1996)
334SS Elbe (North Sea, 30 January 1895)
325Harta Limba (off Kalimantan, Indonesia, 6 February 1999)
319Yoshino (Yellow Sea, 15 May 1904)
314Principessa Mafalda (off Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil, 25 October 1927)
314Dashun (Yantai, China, 24 November 1999)
313Harta Rimba (7 February 1999)
308Namyong-Ho (Korean Strait, 15 December 1970)
307–400Cazador (Constitución, Chile, 30 January 1856)
304Japanese passenger boat Sekirei Maru capsized with crush by windy conditions (off northwestern Awaji Island, Japan, 9 December 1945.)
304MV Sewol-Ho capsized off South-Korea (16 April 2014)
300+White Ship (Barfleur, France, 25 November 1120)
300–400Steamer SS Hsin Wah sinks off Waglan Island, Hongkong, China (15 January 1929)[118]
300Brazilian river boat Sobral Santos capsized (Amazon River, Óbidos, Brazil, 19 September 1981)
300HMS Amphion (Plymouth, England, 22 September 1796)
300The London (Thames Estuary, England, 7 March 1665
300French battleship Liberté (Toulon, France, 25 September 1911)
300Filipino motor vessel Dumagnete capsized off Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines, 11 October 1968
299Kapunda (Coast of Brazil, 20 January 1887)
293–500+SS Sirio (Cape Palos, Spain, 4 August 1906)
293Northfleet (Dungeness, England, 22 January 1873)
292A Seohae, South Korean ferry, West Sea, overloaded with 362 people, capsized off Puan county 10 October 1993[119]
289A boat of clandestine immigrants F174 sank near Portopalo, Italy, 25 December 1996
284New Era, (Deal Beach, New Jersey, United States, 13 November 1854)
283Evening Star (Tybee Island, Georgia, 6 October 1866)
281HMS Juno (Atlantic Ocean, February 1880)
280Unebi (South China Sea, December 1886)
280Chinese ferry Dashun caught fire and capsized in rough seas off Yellow Sea, Yantai, Shandong, China, 24 November 1999
280Nigerian passenger boat capsized at Ibaka, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, April 1998
280Myanmar passenger ferry U Hla Myist sunk by colliding with Japanese vessel Bombei Maru at Yangon Bay, Myanmar, February 1973
279Filipino floating pagoda capsized in Bocaue river, northern Manila, Philippines, 2 July 1993
276Hollandia (Sicily, Italy, 13 July 1743)
275–300SS Hermann (Kwatzu, Japan, 13 February 1869)
274USS Maine (Havana, Cuba, 15 February 1898) it is disputed whether this was accidental or an act of terrorism
273SS Pacific (Cape Flattery, Washington, 4 November 1875)
272Turkish ferry SS Üsküdar capsized and sank at Bay of İzmit, Kocaeli, Turkey, 1 March 1958
272Kenyan ferry MV Likoni Ferry sank at Mtongwe, Mombasa, Kenya, 29 April 1994
269–276SMS Grosser Kurfurst (English Channel, 31 May 1878)
269HMS Lutine (Vlieland, Netherlands, 9 October 1799)
260Earl of Abergavenny (off Portland Bill, 5 February 1805)
260Nuestra Señora de Atocha (Florida Keys, 6 September 1622)
259Portuguese passenger ship Save ran aground off Mozambique, 8 July 1961
256"Vliegend Hert" (1735)
254Vietnamese refugee boat capsized off Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, 22 November 1978
251+Cleopatra (Malabar Coast, India, 14 April 1847)
250Pennsylvania (Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 13 June 1858)
250Powhattan sunk off New Jersey, 16 April 1854[120]
250Russian liner Ogoza sank in the Black Sea, 1928[121]
250Bangladeshi ferry MV Dinar gone down in strong whirlpool at Meghna River, Chandpul, Bangladesh, 20 August 1994
250RMS Royal Adelaide (Margate, England, 30 March 1850)
250Chinese steamer Lee Cheong sank in a storm off Swabue (21 December 1929)[122]
249Chang Tyong-Ho (Busan, South Korea, 5 January 1953)
247Doddington (Algoa Bay, South Africa, 17 July 1755)
242HMS Avenger (Sorelle Rocks, Malta, 20 December 1847)
241SS G. P. Griffith burned and sank in Lake Erie, 17 June 1850. The number of lives lost may have been as high as 289.
241Exmouth of Newcastle wrecked against the Isle of Islay 28 April 1847.
240+MV Teratai Prima sinking (near Sulawesi, Indonesia, 11 January 2009)
238Negotie (Texel, Netherlands, 1790)
238MV Dara (Persian Gulf, 8 April 1961)
237Anglo Saxon (Cape Race, Newfoundland, 27 April 1863)
233MV Christena (Leeward Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, 1 August 1970)
232HMS Tribune (Herring Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada, 24 November 1797)
230Brazilian double-decker boat Novo Amapá capsized (Amazon River, Pará, Brazil, 6 January 1981)
230Bangladeshi ferry Rushi capsized by stormy condition at Padma River, Bangladesh, April 1980
226Ville du Havre (North Atlantic, 22 November 1873)
225–400Sovnarkom (Ob River, Russia, 10 May 1921)
225Brother Jonathan (Crescent City, California, 30 July 1865)
224+MV Nyerere (Lake Victoria, Tanzania, 20 September 2018)
224Neva sunk off (King Island, (Tasmania, Australia, 13 May 1835)
220HMS Northumberland (Goodwin Sands, England, 27 November 1703)
220SS London (Bay of Biscay, 11 January 1866)
220Nigerian passenger boat capsized by stormy sea off Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, 24 January 1996
217SS Heraklion (Souda, Crete, Greece, 8 December 1966) Official death toll; exact fatality count unknown
215Myanmar double-decker ferry sank during storm at Gyaing River, 7 April 1990
212Aquidabã (Ilha Grande, Brazil, 21 January 1906)
211SS Waratah, disappeared without trace off Durban, South Africa, 27 July 1909
210Illegal African immigrants boat sank off Sfax, Tunisia, 2003
209Naval transport ship Angamos sank during a storm in the Bay of Arauco, Chile, 6 July 1928[123][124]
209Seven Japanese fishing boats sunk by Super typhoon Carmen (off Agrihan, 7 October 1965)
206Matsushima (Pescadores Islands, Taiwan, 30 April 1908)
206Egyptian ferry boat Adel capsized at Upper Nile, Maghagha, Governorate, Egypt, May 1963
206HMS Stirling Castle (Goodwin Sands, England, 27 November 1703)
205HMS Iolaire (off Stornoway, 1 January 1919)
205SS Hungarian Wrecked off Cape Sable, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia, Canada 19 February 1860
200Explosion on the Chinese passenger steamer Pa Shi, 1931[125]
200Victoria (London, Ontario, Canada, 24 May 1881)
200Aagtekerke (Indian Ocean, 1726)
200+Prince of Patuakhali (Patuakhali, Bangladesh, 14 May 2005)
200Lightning Sun (Meghna River, Bangladesh, 23 May 2004)
200Indonesian passenger ferry KMP Digul capsized in rough sea off Merakuke, Papua, Indonesia, 7 July 2005
200Bangladeshi passenger ferry Haisal rammed by collide with cargo vessel at Dhaleswari river, Bangladesh, 27 December 1988
200SS Xi'an passenger ferry fire in Hong Kong (4 February 1947[126])
193Herald of Free Enterprise (English Channel, 6 March 1987)
192Two illegal immigrants boats sank off Gulf of Aden, Yemen, 2007
192Portland (Atlantic Ocean near Massachusetts, 26 November 1898)
191SS City of Boston (North Atlantic Ocean, January 1870)
190–250Phoenix (Lake Michigan, 21 November 1847)
190Boadicea (Courtmacsherry, Ireland, 30 January 1816)
189MV Maharaj (Buriganga River, Bangladesh, 19 February 2005)
189Waterloo (Table Bay, South Africa, 28 August 1842)
189HMS Orpheus, (Auckland, 7 February 1863)
189Nathalie (Newfoundland, Canada, May 1826)
186Pacific (Atlantic Ocean, 1856)
185Batavia (off Australia, 4 June 1629) includes both drowned and murdered
182Victoria (Thames River, Ontario, Canada, 24 May 1881)
182Congo ferry Dieu Merci capsized at Mai-Ndombe Lake, Bandunu, Democratic Republic of Congo, 27 November 2003
180Somali refugee boat capsized off Gulf of Aden, Yemen, 31 March 1998
178Ocean Monarch, (Liverpool, England, 24 August 1848)
177Russian cruise ship Aleksandr Suvorov crashed into a railroad bridge at Volga River, Ulyanovsk, southwestern Russia, 5 June 1983
177Russian monitor Rusalka (Gulf of Finland, 7 September 1893)
176MV Don Juan (Maestre de Campo Island, Philippines, 22 April 1980)
176USS Hobson, (Atlantic Ocean, 26 April 1952)
175–223Golden Gate (Manzanillo, Mexico, 27 July 1862)
173Southern Cross (Cape Pine, Newfoundland, March–April 1914)
173HMS Serpent (Cape VIlan, Spain, 10 November 1890)
173USS Wasp, (October 1814)
171Chinese sightseeing boat sank at Songhua River, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China, 20 August 1985
170–265Lady of the Lake (Newfoundland, Canada, 11 May 1833)
170Staffordshire (Cape Sable, 30 December 1853)
168Shiun Maru (Takamatsu, Japan, 11 May 1955)
167Japanese ferry Nankai Maru capsized off southern Awaji Island, Japan, 26 January 1958
167Dona Cassandra sunk by typhoon Orchid (off Mindanao, 21 November 1983)
166Halsewell (Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. England, 6 January 1786)
165Tamil refugee boat capsized off Nanchchikuddah, Sri Lanka, 20 February 1997
163Dieu Merci (Lake Mai-Ndombe, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 25 November 2003)
161Romanian passenger boat Mogosoaia sunk by collision with Bulgarian barge Peter Karaminchev at Danube River, Galaţi, Romania, 10 September 1989
160Madagascar (1853)
159Scandinavian Star (Skagerrak, 7 April 1990)
158Sierra Leone boat Amunafa capsized off coast Bailor, Sierra Leone, 3 August 2007
150–250American paddle steamer Atlantic sunk after a collision on Lake Erie, 20 August 1852
150–200Larchmont (Block Island, Rhode Island, 12 February 1907)
150Peruvian ferry La Chachita capsized at Marañón River, central Peru, 7 May 1991
150MV Princess of the Orient (Fortune Island, Philippines, 18 September 1998)
150Overloaded motorized canoe capsized off Tasso Island, Sierra Leone, 25 March 1999
150SS Tempest (Atlantic Ocean, February 1857)
150A pontoon ferry sink by overturned on Shire River, Malawi, 23 May 1965
150MV Skagit (Chumbe Island, Tanzania, 18 July 2012)
150SS Koombana (Port Hedland, Australia, 20 March 1912)
150Colombian excursion ship Vencedor capsized off Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, 3 September 1961
149Package ship John Rutledge (North Atlantic, 20 February 1856)
148French frigate Méduse (off Senegal, 2 July 1816)
147Chinese passenger ferry Red Star 312 capsized at Shanshui, Guangdong, China on 2 March 1983
147HMS Sappho (Southeast coast of Australia, February 1858)
147Mayakovsky, (Riga, Latvia, 13 August 1950)
146–165MV Rabaul Queen (Solomon Sea, 2 February 2012)
144HMS Prince (Balaklava, Crimea, 14 November 1854)
144Whydah Gally (Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 26 April 1717)
143HMS Doterel (Punta Arenas, Chile, 26 April 1881)
140Italian ferry Moby Prince collide with oil tanker, dense fog off Livorno, Tuscany, Italy, 10 April 1991
140SS Wairarapa (Great Barrier Island, New Zealand, 29 October 1894)
140Two African immigrants boats sank off Seferihisar, Turkey, 8 December 2007
140Filipino ferry MV Cebu City capsized and collision with freighter Kota Suria off Manila Bay, Philippines, 2 December 1994
139Lexington (Atlantic Ocean, 13 January 1840)
137SS Morro Castle (off Asbury Park, New Jersey, 8 September 1934)
136SS President (Atlantic Ocean, 11 March 1841)
136SS Valencia (off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, 22 January 1906)
136Finnish steamer SS Kuru capsized in autumnal storms at Lake Näsijärvi, near city of Tampere, 7 September 1929
134Peruvian passenger boat Adresito capsized at Amazon River, Iquitos, Loreto Maynas, Peru, 6 March 1990
134RMS Quetta struck a rock in the Adophus Channel of Cape York, Queensland on 28 February 1890
133Amphitrite, (Boulogne, France, 25 August 1833)
132Pamir (Azores Islands, Portugal, 21 September 1957)
131Chinese passenger boat Rong Jian capsized at Hejiang River, Rongshan, Sichuan, China, June 2000
131Tararua (off Waipapa Point, New Zealand, 29 April 1881)
130SS Hankow fire (Hong Kong, 14 October 1906)[127][128]
130SS Volturno (Burned and sank in the North Atlantic, 9 October 1913)
130MV Princess Victoria (Scotland, 31 January 1953)
130Hoop (Pacific Ocean, September 1600)
130–172HMS Ontario (Lake Ontario, 31 October 1780)
130Nigerian ferry Olodiama collided with a tugboat off Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, 1 September 1997
130Thai ferry boat Sathit collided with chemical tanker at Gulf of Thailand, Si Racha, Thailand, 9 March 1992
129USS Reprisal (Newfoundland, Canada, 14 September 1777)
129USS Thresher (N. Atlantic, 10 April 1963)
128SS City of Rio de Janeiro (San Francisco Bay, 22 February 1901)
128Ferry SS Berlin struck the pier near Hook of Holland (the Netherlands), 21 February 1907
128HMS Gladiator (Isle of Wight, 25 April 1908)
128Greek cruise ship TSMS Lakonia sunk after fire on board off Madeira, Portugal, 22 December 1963
125HMS Orestes (Indian Ocean, 5 November 1799)
125SS Bokhara (Formosa, 10 October 1892)
125SS Hilda (North of France, 18 November 1905)
125USS Oneida (Yokohama, Japan, 24 January 1870)
124SS Yongala (Townsville, Australia, 23 March 1911)
124Djibouti ferry Al Baraqua 2 capsized off Tadjoura, Djibouti, 6 April 2006
124–195SS Daphne (Glasgow, Scotland, 3 July 1883)
123SS Asia (Georgian Bay, Canada, 14 September 1882)
123RMS Rhone (Salt Island, British Virgin Islands, 29 October 1865)
122+Russian river cruise ship Bulgaria capsized on the Kuybyshev Reservoir of the Volga River in Tatarstan, Russia, 10 July 2011
121Pulau Kidjang (Rejang River, Malaysia, 26 December 1973)
121Dunbar (Sydney Harbour, Australia, 20 August 1857)
120HMS Vipere (Shannon Estuary, Ireland, 1797)
120Ghanaian motorboat capsized at Lake Volta, Jasikan, Ghana, 7 April 2006
120French battleship Iéna (Toulon, France, 12 March 1907)
120São João (Port Edward, South Africa, 8 June 1552)
118–139 (est)SS Noronic caught fire while docked in Toronto, Ontario, 17 September 1949
118Kursk (Barents Sea, 12 August 2000)
118Vergulde Draeck (Ledge Point, Western Australia, 28 April 1656)
117–181SS Valencia (Vancouver Island, Canada, 22 January 1906)
117Kinka Maru (Onagawa, northeastern Miyagi, Japan, 1946)
116+MV Shariatpur 1 (Meghna River, Bangladesh, 12 March 2012)
116SuperFerry 14 (Manila Bay, Philippines, 27 February 2004)
114Auguste (Aspy Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada, 15 November 1761)
113Japanese wooden passenger boat Kitagawa Maru 5 capsized at Onomichi, Japan, 12 April 1957
111Samson (Madagascar, 7 March 2004)
111SS Vestris (North Atlantic, 12 November 1928)
110Star of Bengal, (Coronation Island, Alaska, 20 September 1908)
108Orazio (Toulon, France, 21 January 1940)
107SMS Amazone (Coast of Netherlands, 14 November 1861)
106SS Mohegan (Lizard Peninsula, England, 14 October 1898)
105Iranian motor vessel Viaqtar capsized off Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 14 March 1970
105Stella (Channel Islands, France, 30 March 1899)
104Yugoslav river boat Niš, capsized on the Danube River near Belgrade, Serbia, 9 September 1952
103USS Bennington (Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, 26 May 1954)
102Pelican (River Mersey, England, 20 March 1793)
102SS Gothenburg. (Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, 24 February 1875)
100–125SS Pewabic (Lake Huron, 9 August 1865)
100SS City of Columbus (Gay Head Cliffs, Massachusetts, 18 January 1884)
100Brazilian cruise boat Bateau Mouche capsized at Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1 January 1989
99USS Scorpion (near Azores, 21 May 1968)
99Meikle Ferry capsize, Dornoch Firth, Scotland, 16 August 1809
92Japanese passenger boat Koun Maru sunk by rough sea off Misumi, Amakusa, western Kyūshū, Japan, 1 October 1933
90SS Yarmouth Castle (Bahamas, 13 November 1965)
89SS Admella wrecked off South Australia, Australia, 6 August 1859
86Princess Amelia (Mumbles, Wales, 27 September 1647)
85Illegal African immigrants boat sank Mareg, Puntland, Yemen, 2003
84Paisley Canal Disaster, canal pleasure boat capsized, Paisley 10 November 1810
82STV Royston Grange (off Montevideo, Uruguay, 1972)
81MS Express Samina (near Paros, Greece, 2000)
81Turkish submarine TCG Dumlupınar collided with the Swedish freighter Naboland and sunk at Dardanelles Turkey, 4 April 1953
80Pamir (1957)
80Hong Kong ferry SS Fatshan sunk by Typhoon Rose, 17 August 1971
78Greek tanker Spyros exploded at Jurong shipyard, Singapore, 12 October 1978
78MV George Prince ferry sank after colliding with the Norwegian tanker SS Frosta on the Mississippi River, 20 October 1976
74MV Princess Ashika sunk while on a regular ferry service in Tonga due to the combined effects of the boats age and lack of maintenance leading to its unseaworthiness, 5 August 2009.
70Ming 361 (2003)
68General Grant (Auckland Island, 13 May 1866)
61Turkish fishing boat carrying illegal migrants sank after hitting rocks (2012)
58Bahrain wooden pleasure boat al-Dana capsized off Gulf of Bahrain, 2006
57Danish passenger boat Turisten Killing 57 pass. after fire on board on Haderslev Dam, 8 July 1959
54MS Jan Heweliusz (Baltic Sea, 1993)
53Finnish torpedo boat S2, in autumnal storms at Outoori, near Pori, 1925
51TEV Wahine (Wellington, NZ, 1968)
51SS Andrea Doria (off Nantucket, Massachusetts 1956)
51Marchioness (River Thames, London 1989). 131 people on board leisure craft for a birthday party when accidentally rammed and sunk by Thames dredger Bowbelle
48Danish passenger ship Kjøbenhavn capsized after striking mine off coast of Jutland, Denmark, 11 June 1948
48Brazilian river boat Comandante Sales capsized at Solimoes River, on the outskirts of Manacapura, Amazonas, Brazil, 4 May 2008
46PCC-772 Cheonan Pohang class corvette (Baengnyeong-do island, South Korea, 26 March 2010)
45SS Elingamite (Three Kings Islands, NZ, 1902)
44British bulk carrier MV Derbyshire capsized by structural failure and Typhoon Orchid off Ryukyu Island, 9 September 1980
42Masbate, Philippines (including 11 children) crowded Don Dexter Cathlyn, inter-island ferry was hit by a squall and overturned; 76 of 119 passengers were rescued, but 10 were still missing, on 4 November 2008.[129][130]
39Lamma IV, collision by Sea Smooth (Hong Kong, 1 October 2012)
36FV Gaul (Barents Sea, 1974)
36Ellan Vannin (Liverpool, United Kingdom en route from the Isle of Man), December 1909
35HMS Pandora (Torres Strait, 1791)
33Costa Concordia (cruise ship capsized off the coast of Isola del Giglio, Italy, 13 January 2012)
32 Sanchi oil tanker collision (East China Sea, 2018)
32River Dee Ferry Boat Disaster (Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 1876)
31SS Carnatic (Red Sea, 1869)
29SS Edmund Fitzgerald (Lake Superior, 1975)
28Soviet submarine K-19 (to fire, 24 February 1972)
27Sinking of Hableány (Budapest, 29 May 2019)
23Pajtás passenger boat (Hungary, Lake Balaton, 30 May 1954, capsized by design flaws, when all passengers gathered on one side of the ship to watch a sailing competition to start)[131]
22Shek Kong Vietnamese refugee detention centre fire (Hong Kong, 3 February 1992)[126]
20Ethan Allen (Lake George, 2 October 2005)
18Migrant boat sank off Lesbos, Greece (2012)
171979 Fastnet race (Fastnet Rock, 1979)
16Whippoorwill (Pomona Lake, Kansas, 17 June 1978) The tourist boat was struck by an F1 tornado, causing it to capsize and sink. 16 people were killed.[132]
16MS Sleipner (Norway, 1999)
14Danish passenger ship SS Agda sank after striking mine near by the coast of Horsens, Denmark, 15 January 1944
13Essex (South Pacific, 1819)
13MS Norman Atlantic (Strait of Otranto, 2014) The ferry caught fire in the Adriatic Sea off Corfu, Greece and was burnt out. 13 of the 478 people on board were killed, 2 during salvage.
8AHTS Bourbon Dolphin (Offshore of Shetland, 2007) The ship capsized and sank three days later.
6Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race (Bass Strait, 1998)

Nuclear and radiation accidents

Deaths Date Incident Location
200 to 6,000 29 September 1957 Mayak nuclear waste storage tank explosion. 270,000 people were exposed to dangerous radiation levels.[133] Chelyabinsk, Soviet Union
95 to 4,000+[134][135] 26 April 1986 Chernobyl disaster. The official report is 31 immediate deaths, 64 recorded cancer deaths by 2008, and potentially up to, but no more than 4,000 total cancer deaths.[136] Far higher death toll estimates have been made, but are disputed. Pripyat, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
33 10 October 1957 Windscale fire Windscale, Seascale, Cumbria (now Sellafield), England
17 August 2000 – March 2001 Instituto Oncologico Nacional, patients receiving treatment for cancer receive lethal doses of radiation.[137][138] Panama City, Panama
13 1996 1996 San Juan de Dios radiotherapy accident, 114 patients received an overdose of radiation.[139] San José, Costa Rica
11 December 1990 1990 Clinic of Zaragoza radiotherapy accident, (27 patients were injured)[140] Zaragoza, Spain
10 10 August 1985 Soviet submarine K-431 accident, (49 people suffered radiation injuries)[141] near Vladivostok, Russia
10 1974–1976 Columbus radiotherapy accident, 88 injuries[138][142] Columbus, Ohio, United States
9 24 May 1968 Soviet submarine K-27 accident. (83 people were injured)[138]
8 4 July 1961 Soviet submarine K-19 accident. More than 30 people were over-exposed to radiation.[143]
8 March 1984 1984 Moroccan radiation accident[144] Morocco
7 1980 Houston radiotherapy accident[138][142] Houston, Texas, United States
5 9 August 2004 Mihama Nuclear Power Plant accident. Hot water and steam leaked from a broken pipe[145] Mihama, Fukui, Japan
5 5 October 1982 Lost radiation source, 13 injuries[138] Baku, Azerbaijan, Soviet Union
4 September 1987 Goiânia accident, (249 people received serious radiation contamination)[146] Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
4 1962 1962 Mexico City radiation accident Mexico City, Mexico
3 1961 SL-1 reactor explosion and melt-down (US Army) National Reactor Testing Station (now Idaho National Laboratory), Idaho Falls, Idaho
3 1985–1987 Software and engineering errors in the Therac-25 radiation therapy machine result in patients receiving massive overdoses of radiation.[147]:425 and three people dying as a result of the overdose.[148]
3 February 2000 Samut Prakan radiation accident: Three deaths and ten injuries resulted when a radiation-therapy unit was dismantled.[149] Samut Prakan Province, Thailand
2 30 September 1999 Tokaimura nuclear accident, nuclear fuel reprocessing plant (Japan)[145] Tōkai, Ibaraki, Japan

Rail accidents and disasters

Deaths Incident
1,700+Sri Lanka tsunami train wreck (Sri Lanka, 26 December 2004)
600–1,000Ciurea rail disaster (Romania, 14 January 1917)
500–800Bihar train derailment (Bihar, India, 6 June 1981)[150]
600–700Vereshchyovka train disaster (Soviet Union, 24 January 1944)
675Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne derailment (France, 12 December 1917)
600+Guadalajara train disaster (Mexico, 22 January 1915)[151]
575Ufa train disaster (Soviet Union, 4 June 1989)
521–600+Balvano train disaster (Italy, 3 March 1944)
200–500+Torre del Bierzo rail disaster (Spain, 3 January 1944)
428Awash rail disaster (Awash, Afar, Ethiopia, 13 January 1985)
383Al Ayatt train disaster (Egypt, 20 February 2002)
3601981 Chengdu-Kunming rail crash, (Ganluo County, China, 9 July 1981)
358Firozabad rail disaster (Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, 20 August 1995)
338Rongjiawan train disaster (Rongjiawan, Hunan, China, 29 April 1997)
320Nishapur train disaster (Iran, 18 February 2004)
307Sukkur rail disaster (Sangi, Sindh, Pakistan, 4 January 1990)
300Changsha rail disaster (Changsha, China, January 1918)
300~Montemorelos, (Mexico, 1915)[152]
300Tolunda (Angola, 1994)[153]
300Gambar train crash, (Montgomery, Punjab, Pakistan, 29 September 1957)[154]
289Baku Metro fire (Baku, Azerbaijan, 28 October 1995)
285Gaisal train disaster (Gaisal, West Bengal, India, 2 August 1999)
281Igandu train disaster (Tanzania, 24 June 2002)
278Genthin rail disaster (Genthin, Germany, 22 December 1939)
248El Virilla train accident, (Costa Rica, 14 March 1926)[155]
230Lagny-Pomponne Railroad Disaster, (France, 23 December 1933)
226Quintinshill rail crash (Scotland, 22 May 1915)
212Khanna rail disaster (Khanna, Ludhiana, Punjab, India, 1998)
208Saltillo, Coahuila (Mexico, 4 October 1972)
207BASF tank car explosion, (Ludwigshafen, Germany, 28 July 1948)
200Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki train disaster (Poland, 1949). Not confirmed by any official source, cf. Katastrofy kolejowe w Polsce (Polish)
192Daegu subway fire (South Korea, 18 February 2003)
192Muamba rail disaster (Mozambique, 25 May 2002)
189Nishinari train fire, (Osaka, Japan, 29 January 1940)[156]
185Aracaju train crash, (Aracaju, Sergipe, Brazil, 20 March 1946)
184Komagawa train disaster (Komagawa, Saitama, Japan, 1947)
162Mikawashima train crash (Tokyo, Japan, 3 May 1962)
161Tsurumi rail accident (Japan, 9 November 1963)
160Rzepin train disaster (Rzepin, Poland, 9 July 1952); Unconfirmed.
156Bintaro train crash (Indonesia, 19 October 1987)
155Kaprun disaster (Austria, 11 November 2000)
154Ryongchon disaster (North Korea, 22 April 2004)
154Mardaiyar river bridge derail disaster, (Tamil-Nadu, India, 1956)
153Zagreb express train crash (Croatia, then Yugoslavia, 30 August 1974)
151Tangiwai train disaster (New Zealand, 24 December 1953)
1501965 Durban commuter train disaster, (KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, 1965)
150Pukhrayan train derailment, (Pukhrayan, Uttar Pradesh, India, 20 November 2016)
148Gyaneshwari Express train derailment, (West Midnapore, West Bengal, India, 28 May 2010)
142–236Benavidez rail disaster (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1970)[157]
100–140Pontecagnano train disaster, Pontecagnano, Italy, 1944
139Yasanti River train crash, (India, 28 September 1954)
135Maizdi Khan trains disaster (Bangladesh, 1989)
132Ghotki rail crash (Ghotki, Sindh, Pakistan, 13 July 2005)
131Bouhalouane train crash, (Algeria, 27 January 1982)
130Rafiganj train disaster (Rafiganj, Bihar, India, 10 September 2002)
130Barwałd Średni trains disaster, (Poland, 1944)
128Mirshah trains disaster, (Punjab, Pakistan, 1997)
128Mangueira train disaster, (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 8 May 1958)
125Railway bridge collapse, (India, 2 September 1956)
120Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh (India, 1997)
120Yaoundé train explosion (Cameroon, 14 February 1998)
119Anchieta rail disaster (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 4 March 1952)
118Stéblová train disaster (Czechoslovakia, 14 November 1960)
118Moimenta-Alcafache train crash, (Portugal, 11 September 1985)
114Veligonda train disaster (Veligonda, Andhra Pradesh (now in Telangana), India, 29 October 2005)
114Ngai Ndethya (Kenya, 1993)
112Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash (England, 8 October 1952)
112San Rafael River train disaster (Mexico, 10 August 1989)
112Nebukawa, derailment caused by the Great Kantō earthquake, (Japan, 1 September 1923)[158]
110Tsuchiura triple trains crash (Tsuchiura, Japan, 1943)
108Tangua train disaster, (Brazil, 1950)
107Patna train derailed (Bihar, India, 1937)
107Vierzy tunnel trains derailed, (Aisne, France, 1972)
107Amagasaki rail crash (Japan, 25 April 2005)
107Peruman railway accident (Kerala, India, 8 July 1988)
106Sakuragichō train fire commuter train fire (Yokohama, Japan, 24 April 1951)
106Kamensk-Shakhtinsky rail disaster (Soviet Union, 7 August 1987)
106Yangzhuang station trains disaster, (Henan, China, 1978)
105Tama river trains disaster, (Hachioji, Japan, 1945)
103Šakvice train disaster, (Czechoslovakia, 24 December 1953)
93–102Malbone Street Wreck, (Brooklyn, New York, United States, 1 November 1918)
102Aßling train disaster, (Aßling, Germany, 16 July 1945)
102Wuntho train disaster, (Myanmar, 1994)
101Markdorf train disaster, (Markdorf, Germany, 22 December 1939)
101Eschede train disaster (Germany, 3 June 1998)
101Great Train Wreck of 1918 (Nashville, Tennessee, United States, 9 July 1918)
100Col des Nuages (Pass of the Clouds) derailment, (East Indochina (Vietnam), 24 June 1953)
100Benaleka train crash, (Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1 August 2007)
99St-Hilaire train disaster, (Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec, Canada, 29 June 1864)
97Eden train wreck, (Colorado, United States, 7 August 1904)
96Great Wellington train disaster, (Sky Valley Washington, United States, 1 March 1910)
94Langenweddingen level crossing disaster, (Magdeburg, Germany, 6 July 1967)
93Harmelen train disaster, (Netherlands, 8 January 1962)
92Ashtabula River Railroad Disaster, (Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, 29 December 1876)
91Lewisham rail crash, (Lewisham, London, England, 4 December 1957)
91Arzamas train disaster, (Arzamas, Russia, 4 June 1988)
90Hunan rail disaster, (Hunan, China, 30 May 1946)
52–200Versailles rail accident, (Meudon, France, 8 May 1842)

Road

Deaths Date Incident Location
1,100–2,700 3 November 1982 Salang Tunnel fire[159] Salang Pass, Hindu Kush, Afghanistan
230 2 July 2010 Sange road tanker explosion[160] Sange, South Kivu, DRC
219 25 June 2017 Bahawalpur explosion[161] Bahawalpur, Pakistan
217 11 July 1978 Los Alfaques disaster[159] Tarragona, Spain
171 15 February 1991 Thung Maphrao truck explosion[162] Thung Maphrao, Phang Nga, Thailand
125 6 December 1965 Sotouba truck collision[159] Sotouba, Togo
121 12 July 2012 Okobie road tanker explosion[163] Okobie, Nigeria
115+ 6 January 1967 Manila bus collision[164] Manila, Philippines
113 31 January 2009 Molo road tanker fire Molo, Kenya
110 12 March 1995 Tamil Nadu truck collision[165] Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, India
104 18 August 1968 Gero bus crash[159] Gero, Gifu, Japan
100–200 5 November 2000 Ibadan road tanker explosion[166] Ibadan, Lagos, Nigeria
99 15 November 2008 Boromo bus collision[167] Boromo, Burkina Faso
98 28 March 2007 Kagarko truck explosion Kagarko, Kaduna, Nigeria
94 8 June 1999 Karnataka bus crash[168] Karnataka, India
90 15 November 1976 Mafeteng bus crash Mafeteng, Lesotho
90 29 June 1980 Kashmir bus crash[159] Kashmir, India
90 24 June 2004 Zahedan bus crash[169] Zahedan, Iran
89 3 August 1991 Nyanga bus accident[170] Nyanga, Zimbabwe
80 30 January 1984 Rapar bus crash Rapar, Punjab, India
80 17 November 2016 Caphiridzange explosion Caphiridzange, Tete, Mozambique
78 5 July 2017 Bambari truck crash[171] Bambari, Central African Republic

Smog

Deaths Date Incident
4,000 - 60005–9 December 1952 The Great Smog of London (London, 5–9 December 1952)
2,2001880 Coal smog (London, 1880)[172]
300–405January–February 1963 1963 New York City smog
220–240November 1953 1953 New York City smog
16823–25 November 1966 1966 New York City smog
16012–15 December 1991 Smog (London, 12–15 December 1991)[173]
601930 Meuse Valley smog (Belgium, 1930)[172]
5027–31 October 1948 The 1948 Donora smog (Donora, Pennsylvania, United States, 27–31 October 1948)[172]
202–14 November 2017 The 2017 Punjab Smog (Punjab, Pakistan, 2–14 November 2017)[172]

Space exploration

Deaths Date Incident
728 January 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, over Florida, U.S.
71 February 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, over Texas/Louisiana, U.S.
327 January 1967 Apollo 1, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida, U.S. – occurred on ground before launch
330 June 1971 Soyuz 11, space
124 April 1967 Soyuz 1, southeast of Orenburg, Russia
115 November 1967 X-15 Flight 191, near Edwards AFB, California, U.S.
131 October 2014 VSS Enterprise, suborbital, Mojave Desert, California, U.S.

Sporting events

Deaths Date Incident
1,112140 AD Collapse of the upper tier of the Circus Maximus, (Rome, 140 AD)[174]
61426 February 1918 Happy Valley Racecourse fire, (Happy Valley, Hong Kong, 26 February 1918)
32824 May 1964 1964 Lima football riot tragedy, (Lima, Peru, 24 May 1964)[175]
~20020 January 1980 Collapse of wooden bleachers at Corralejas bullring/stadium, Sincelejo, Sucre, Colombia, 20 January 1980[176]
9615 April 1989 Hillsborough stadium crush (Sheffield, England, 15 April 1989)
9312 March 1988 Hailstorm & Stadium crush (Kathmandu, Nepal, 12 March 1988)[177]
8411 June 1955 1955 Le Mans disaster (motor racing accident) (Le Mans, France, 11 June 1955)
791 February 2012 Port Said Stadium disaster (Port Said, Egypt, 1 February 2012)
7123 June 1968 Puerta 12 crush (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 23 June 1968)[178]
662 January 1971 Second Ibrox stadium disaster, stairway crowd crush (Glasgow, Scotland, 2 January 1971)
6620 October 1982 Luzhniki disaster, stairway crowd crush on a stadium in Moscow, USSR (20 October 1982)[179]
611 January 2013 Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium Disaster (Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 1 January 2013)
5611 May 1985 Bradford City stadium fire (Bradford, England, 11 May 1985)
4311 April 2001 Ellis Park Stadium disaster, football match crush (Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 April 2001)
4417 September 1967 Kayseri Atatürk Stadium disaster football stadium hooliganism (Kayseri, Central Anatolia, Turkey, 17 September 1967)
3929 May 1985 Heysel Stadium disaster football stadium hooliganism (Brussels, Belgium, 29 May 1985)
323 October 2014 2014 Patna stampede (Patna, Bihar, India, 3 October 2014)
339 March 1946 Burnden Park disaster (Bolton, England, 9 March 1946)
289 September 1928 Italian Grand Prix, Emilio Materassi and 27 spectators was killed when Materassi's car crashed into a grandstand, (Monza, Italy, 1928)
265 April 1902 First Ibrox stadium disaster, terracing collapse (Glasgow, Scotland, 5 April 1902)
2415 November 2014 Drunken football fan provoked a stampede at game Deportivo Cali and América de Cali, Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, 18 November 1982[180]
2229 November 1900 Spectators on roof of glass factory observing 1900 Big Game college football game caused roof to collapse, causing deaths from falls and burns (San Francisco, 1900)[181]
218 February 1981 Gate 7 stampede at the old Karaiskakis Stadium at the end of a football game between Olympiacos and AEK Athens (Piraeus, Greece, 8 February 1981)[182]
185 May 1992 Temporary grand stand collapsed, before French Cup semi-final match SC Bastia and Olympique Marseille, (Bastia, Corsica, France, 5 May 1992).[183]
171979 1979 Fastnet yachting race storms (Fastnet Rock, Ireland, 1979)
1616 August 1980 16 Football Fans die of Stampede in a Kolkata Derby at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Recognized as the Football Lover's Day.[184][185]
1510 September 1961 1961 Italian Grand Prix, Autodromo Nazionale Monza (Formula 1 race): Wolfgang Von Trips and 14 spectators were killed when Von Trips' car was thrown amidst the audience (Monza, Italy, 10 September 1961)
1312 May 1957 Mille Miglia road race: driver Alfonso de Portago, his co-driver/navigator, Ed Nelson and nine spectators was killed when Portago and Nelson ploughed into spectators.(Guidizzolo, Mantua; Italy, 12 May 1957). Also includes 2 separate deaths earlier in the race. (Reggio Emilia and Florence)[186][187]
1318 January 1953 1953 Argentine Grand Prix: driver Nino Farina ploughed into the crowds on lap 31, killing 13 spectators, Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18 January 1953
1314 September 2008 2008 Congo football riots: Democratic Republic of the Congo football league second division of Socozaki and Nyuki System match riot at Matokeo stadium, Butembo, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo, 14 September 2008
1331 August 1952 Grenzlandring, 13 killed and 42 injured including the driver himself when his car went out of control and plunged into spectators, Wegberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany; 31 August 1952
121969 Yellow River Dragstrip, an out of control dragster crashed through a chain-link fence into a spectator area, killing 11 instantly. The twelfth person died later in hospital. (Covington, Georgia, 1969)
128 August 1903 Baker Bowl bleachers collapse, Philadelphia, 8 August 1903
111911 Auto race at New York State Fairgrounds, when a car went through a rail fence into the crowd, (Syracuse, New York, 1911)
1116 September 2011 2011 Reno Air Races crash, 11 killed including the pilot Jimmy Leeward when his aircraft plunged into VIP booths in front of the grandstands (Reno Stead Airport, Reno, Nevada; 16 September 2011)
918 July 1909 The Racetrack Disaster of Berlin 9 killed, 52 injured in a cycling event when a motorcycle pacemaker crashed into spectators at a newly built velodrome (Berlin Botanical Garden, Berlin, Germany; 18 July 1909)[188][189]
91992 1992 Le Mans Moto accidents, 9 dead and 50 injured in a chain of road accidents involving motorcyclists in the surrounding area during the running of the race (Le Mans, France, 1992)[190]
811 January 1999 Egyptian Premier League cross ryval Koroum and Al-Ittihad football match stampede at Alexandria Stadium, northern Egypt, 11 January 1999[191]
81903 1903 Paris–Madrid race, a chain of accidents occurred causing deaths to drivers and spectators and destruction to properties. The race which was called to a halt at Bordeaux.[192][193]
815 August 2010 2010 California 200 Off Road race, eight spectators killed when an off-road truck rolled into the gallery[194][195]
61998 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, in which six sailors died and many other yachts had to retire after being caught in a large storm
624 April 1977 Saloon car race at the 1977 Malaysian Grand Prix, six children killed when a car struck into a fence, following a tire blowout; Batu Tiga Circuit, Selangor, Shah Alam.[196]
68 September 1912 Vailsburg Motordrome, two riders including Eddie Hasha and four spectators died and 17 injured through a chain of events that began when Hasha collided into a rail (Vailsburg, Newark; 8 September 1912).[197]

Stampedes

Deaths Incident
6,000Ponte das Barcas disaster in Porto. A multitude of civilians fleeing from an advancing French army tried to cross the Douro river passing over a fragile pontoon bridge, which collapsed. (Portugal, 1809)
4,000Mass panic at air raid shelter, during Japanese bombing of Chongqing, most deaths caused by suffocation (Chongqing, China, 1941)
2,2682015 Mina stampede in a Mina street en route to the stoning of the devil ritual (Mecca, 2015)
1,4261990 Mecca tunnel tragedy inside a pedestrian tunnel (Mecca, 1990)
1,389Khodynka Tragedy at coronation of Nicholas II (Moscow, 1896)
953Baghdad bridge stampede, (Baghdad, Iraq, 2005) (note: because the stampede was triggered by reports of a bombing, this figure is also included in the higher estimate for casualties of the War in Iraq)
8001954 Kumbh Mela stampede, crowd crush at religious festival (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, 1954)
357Phnom Penh stampede (Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2010)
354Galleria delle Grazie (Genoa, Italy, 1942)
362Stampede at the stoning of the devil ritual (Mecca, 12 January 2006)
328Estadio Nacional disaster, (Lima, Peru, 24 May 1964)
270Stampede at the stoning of the devil ritual (Mecca, 1994)
258Mandher Devi temple stampede (Wai, Maharashtra, India, 25 January 2005)
251Stampede at the stoning of the devil ritual (Mecca, 2004)
245Bridge stampede, (Lyon, France, 11 October 1711)
2242008 Jodhpur stampede disaster in Chamunda Devi temple (Rajasthan, India, 30 September 2008)
200Stampede in the central place of Nagpur (Maharashtra, India, 1992)
183Victoria Hall theatre stairway crush (Sunderland, 1883)
173Bethnal Green tube station panic (London, 1943)
162Naina Devi Temple stampede disaster (Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, India, 3 August 2008)
1301994 Gowari stampede in Maharashtra State Legislature building (Nagpur, Maharastra, India, 23 November 1994)
124New Year event stampede at Yahiko Shrine (Yahiko, central Niigata, Japan, 1 January 1956)
123Hearts of Oak vs. Kumasi Ashanti Kotoko football match crush (Accra, Ghana, 2001)
118Pilgrims trampled to death (Mecca, 1998)
115Shiloh Baptist Church stampede, (Birmingham, Alabama, 19 September 1902)
1152013 Madhya Pradesh stampede, (Ratangarh, India, 13 October 2013)
110Carnival tragedy of 1823 (Valletta, Malta, 1823)
105Yingze Park lantern festival stampede disaster in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China, (10 October 1991)
1022011 Sabarimala stampede, broken out during an annual pilgrimage (Sabarimala, Kerala, India, 14 January 2011)
100The Station nightclub fire, fourth-deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history (West Warwick, Rhode Island, 20 February 2003)
96Hillsborough disaster crush (Sheffield, England, 1989)
93Kathmandu stadium disaster, (Kathmandu, Nepal, 13 March 1988)
84Guatemala and Costa Rica football match crush (Guatemala City, 16 October 1996)
78PhilSports Arena stampede, (Manila, Philippines, 4 February 2006)[198]
77Stampede and panics at Kyoto railroad station (Japan, 8 January 1934)
73Italian Hall disaster (Calumet, Michigan, 1913)[199]
72River Plate vs Boca Juniors football match, stampede at gate 12 (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 23 June 1968)
71Ram Janki Temple stampede, (Kunda, India, 4 March 2010)
70Glen Cinema Disaster, panic caused by smouldering cinema film, Glen Cinema, (Paisley, Scotland, 31 December 1929)
671959 Busan stadium stampede disaster: Typhoon Billie forced the evacuation of thousands of people through tight corridors of a stadium (Busan, South Korea, 17 July 1959)
66Second Ibrox disaster crush (Glasgow, Scotland, 1971)
66Luzhniki disaster, football match crush (Moscow, USSR. 20 October 1982)[179]
61Abidjan stampede disaster, (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, 1 January 2013)
60Jean Monthe Institute secondary school panic disaster, (Yaoundé, Cameroon, 6 December 1988)
60A tent fire after stampede, during local festival parade (Jamshedpur, Bihar, India on 3 March 1989)
531999 Sabarimala stampede, (Sabarimala, India, 15 January 1999)
53Niamiha metro station stampede (Minsk, Belarus, 31 May 1999)
52Hengyang railroad station stampede disaster, during Lunar New Year holidays of final day, Hengyang, Hunan, China (14 February 1994)
51Yemeni presidential candidate Ali Abdullah Saleh election rally stampede disaster (Zunjubar, Ibb Governorate, Yemen, 13 September 2006)
50Mahamaham stampede disaster (Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India on 18 February 1992)[200]
461952 Santa Teresa church stampede, (Caracas, Venezuela, 9 April 1952)[201]
45Qutab Minar Tower stampede disaster by electric power failure (Delhi, India, 4 December 1981)
44Kayseri Atatürk Stadium disaster (Kayseri, Central Anatolia, Turkey, 17 September 1968)
42Ellis Park Stadium Disaster (Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 April 2001)
39Heysel Stadium disaster (Brussels, 29 May 1985)
37Mihong Park Lantern Festival stampede disaster (Miyun, Beijing, China, 5 February 2004)
36Modibo Keita Stadium stampede disaster (Bamako, Mali on 21 February 2011),[202]
362013 Kumbh Mela stampede (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India)
362014 Shanghai stampede (The Bund, Shanghai, China)
33Kumbh Mela bathing festival stampede disaster (Nasik, Maharashtra, India, 26 August 2003)
29Mosque stampede (Karachi, 2006)[203]
28Chengguan Primary School stampede (Shanyang County, Shaanxi, China, 26 December 1987)[204][205]
26Djinuereber Mosque stampede disaster (Timbuktu, Mali, February 2010)
25A stampede by building collapse, during Shiva ratri festival (Patna, Bihar, India, 6 March 1989)
24Covento Franciscano de la Villa partial building collapse during a heavy hail storm with 1,300 people inside caused panic and rush down the stairs to the exit. (Granadilla, Tenerife Island, Spain, 3 February 1963)[206]
24Estadio Olímpico Pascual Guerrero Stampede Disaster (Cali, Colombia, 18 November 1982)
23al-Mureikh Stadium stampede disaster, during graduation ceremony (Omdurman, Sudan, 13 July 2008)
22At least 22 people are killed and over 30 are seriously injured in a rush hour stampede on a footbridge between the Parel and Prabhadevi railway stations. (Mumbai, India, 29 September 2017)
21Lan Kwai Fong stampede disaster (Hong Kong, 1 January 1993)[207]
21Love Parade stampede (Duisburg, Germany, 24 July 2010)
212003 E2 nightclub stampede (Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 February 2003)
20Steve Kekana concert stampede disaster (Maseru, Lesotho, 29 August 1980)
20Mexican singar Martinez Gil and twist singer Pily Gaos concert stampede disaster (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 31 January 1965)
19Synagogue stampede during the fast of Yom Kippur (Ostrowo, Germany, 10 October 1872)
19Stampede disaster after Christina Nilsson's appearance at a window of Grand Hôtel (Stockholm, Sweden, 23 September 1885)
19At least 21 people are killed in a stampede at a nightclub in Caracas, Venezuela. The stampede was reportedly triggered when a tear-gas canister was set off during a brawl. Eight people were arrested. (Caracas, Venezuela, 16 June 2018)
16Antananarivo stampede (Madagascar, 26 June 2019)
13News Divine nightclub stampede disaster (Nueva Atzacoalco, Mexico City, 20 June 2008)
13Throb Nightclub stampede disaster (Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 24 March 2000)
12Crush on Brooklyn Bridge, four days after opening (New York City, 30 May 1883)[208]
11Crowd crush at The Who concert at the Riverfront Coliseum (Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America, 3 December 1979)
11Eleven killed and 247 injured in a pedestrian crush after a fireworks festival (Akashi, Hyōgo, Japan, 21 July 2001)[209]
11Alexandria Stadium football match stampede disaster (Northern Egypt, January 1999)
10All Africa Arts Hall concert stampede disaster (Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, 10 February 2008)
9Pearl Jam performance at Roskilde Festival (Denmark, 30 June 2000)

Structural collapses

Deaths Incident
171,000failure of Banqiao Dam and 60 other dams in Ru River basin (Zhumadian, southern Henan, China, 8 August 1975)[210]
20,000+Amphitheater collapse, (Fidenae, Italy, in the year AD 27)
5,000–10,0001979 Machchhu dam failure, (Morbi, India, 11 August 1979)
2,209Johnstown Flood, (Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States, 31 May 1889)
1,9101963 Vajont Dam Collapse, (Erto e Casso, Italy, 9 October 1963)
1,129Collapse of the Rana Plaza (Savar Upazila, Dhaka District, Bangladesh, 24 April 2013)
1,000+Tigra Dam failure, (Gwalior, India, 4 August 1917)
1,000Panshet Dam failure, (Pune, India, 12 July 1961)
941Iruka Lake Dam failure, (Inuyama, Japan, 13 May 1868)
608 Puentes dam collapsed flooding Lorca, Murcia, Spain, 30 April 1802
502Sampoong Department Store collapse (Seoul, South Korea, 29 June 1995)
500–1500Eitai Bridge collapse, (Tokyo, Japan, 20 September 1807)
423Malpasset Dam failure, (Fréjus, France, 2 December 1959)
400–600+St. Francis Dam failure, (Los Angeles County, California, 12 March 1928)
356Gleno Dam failure, (Bergamo, Italy, 1 December 1923)
268Val di Stava dam collapse, (Tesero, Italy, 19 July 1985)
250–434Koshi Barrage failure, (Koshi River, Nepal, 18 August 2008)
244Dale Dike Reservoir dam failure, (Sheffield, England, United Kingdom, 11 March 1864)
238Dam failure caused by 1972 Black Hills flood, (Rapid City, South Dakota, United States, 10 June 1972)
226Angers Bridge collapse, (Angers, France, 16 April 1850)
206+Failure of tailings dam on Córrego do Feijão iron ore mine, (Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 25 January 2019)
200+Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site tunnel collapse, North Korea, 31 October 2017
~200Collapse of wooden bleachers at Corralejas bullring/stadium, Sincelejo, Sucre, Colombia, 20 January 1980[176]
169Manila Film Center collapsed, Pasay, Philippines, 17 November 1981
~160Uyo church collapse, Uyo, Nigeria, 10 December 2016
145Pemberton Mill collapse, (Lawrence, Massachusetts, 10 January 1860)
144Vega de Tera dam collapsed flooding Ribadelago, Zamora, Spain, 9 January 1959
140Makahali River bridge collapsed, Baitadi, Makahali, Nepal, on 19 November 1974
139Mill River dam failure, (Williamsburg, Massachusetts, United States, 1874)
139a six-story apartment collapsed at Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan on 13 September 1976
135Collapse of the Royal Plaza Hotel (Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, 13 August 1993)
128Guavio hydroelectric project dam collapse near Bogota, Colombia, 28 July 1983
125Buffalo Creek flood, (Logan County, West Virginia, United States, 26 February 1972)
125a wire rope style bridge collapsed over a swollen stream at Munnar, Kerala, India, 8 November 1984
120a nuns' school chapel collapsed at Biblian, Canar, Ecuador on 1 February 1963
120–180Kantale Dam failure, (Kantale, Sri Lanka, 20 April 1986)
117Heiwa Lake Dam failure, (Kameoka, Japan, 1951)
115Synagogue Church Building collapsed at Lagos State, Nigeria, on 12 September 2014
114Hyatt Regency walkway collapse, (Kansas City, Missouri, 1981)
112Yeotmal Shia Imami Ismaili mosque situated in choti gujri, Yavatmal collapsed disaster, present day of Yavatmal, Maharashtra, India on 20 August 1963.
111Mecca crane collapse, at Masjid al-Haram, Mecca, Saudi Arabia on 11 September 2015.
111Dam failure, (Molare, Italy, 1935)
108Taisho Lake Dam failure, (Ide, Kyoto, Japan, 1951)
107–500Dam failure, (Vratsa, Bulgaria, 1966)
100Walnut Grove Dam failure, (Wickenburg, Arizona, United States, 21 February 1890)
100Saque Comprehensive College collapsed at Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, 16 June 1990
98Knickerbocker Theatre (Washington, D.C.) weight of snow causes building collapse, Washington, D.C., 28 January 1922
98+Situ Gintung Dam failure, (Cirendeu, Indonesia, 27 March 2009)
94Eleven-story apartment building collapsed at Konya, central Turkey, on 2 February 2004
94Pétionville school collapse, (Pétion-Ville, Haiti, 7 November 2008)
891971 Certej dam failure, (Certeju de Sus, Romania, 30 October 1971)
84Shigotani dormitory site of under construction Kurobe hydro power-plant station hit avalanche by heavy snow at Kurobe, Toyama, Japan, on 27 December 1938
82Church tower Geldrop, Netherlands, during storm on 27 December 1627
81Bilberry reservoir dam failure, (Holme Valley, England, 5 February 1852)
79Yarmouth Bridge collapse, (Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, 2 May 1845)
78Austin Dam failure, (Potter County, Pennsylvania, United States, 30 September 1911)
75Quebec Bridge, Quebec, Canada, 29 August 1907
74Cinema theatre roof collapse, Tokamachi, Japan, 1 January 1938
74Fengcheng power station collapse, Fengcheng, Jiangxi, China, 24 November 2016
73Six dormitories of Abe coal mine company collapse with heavy rain at Sasebo, northwestern Kyūshū, Japan, on 16 April 1955
71Dhaka University assembly hall collapsed, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 16 October 1985
70A three-story house collapsed at Lal Bazzar, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, on 4 May 1992
70Shaikdor Dam failure, Pasni, Pakistan, 10 February 2005
69Gameleira Exhibition Pavilion collapse (Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 4 February 1971)
67Six-story apartment building collapsed at Foggia, Apulia, Italy, on 13 November 1999
65Katowice Trade Hall roof collapse in Chorzów, Poland, 28 January 2006
64Twelve-story upmarket building collapsed at Heliopolis, outskirt of Cairo, Egypt, 27 October 1996
62Desná Dam failure, (Desná, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic), 1916)
612013 Mumbai building collapse, (Mumbai, India, 27 September 2013)
61Apartment building under construction collapsed at Moulivakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on 28 June 2014
60Horonai Dam failure, (Ōmu, Hokkaido, Japan, 1941)
60Under construction Hau River bridge collapsed at Cần Thơ, Vĩnh Long, Vietnam, on 26 September 2007
60Run Pathani bridge collapsed by flood swept in Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan on August 2006
60Under-construction Tuojiang bridge collapsed in Fenghuang, Hunan, China on 13 August 2007
59116-year-old Hintze-Ribeiro Bridge collapse, with a bus and three cars plunged into Douro River at Castelo de Paiva, Aveiro, Portugal on 4 March 2001
58Via Canosa in Barletta building collapse a five-story apartment building collapsed, Barletta, Apulia, Italy on 15 September 1959[211]
56Market roof collapse (Moscow, Russia, 21 February 2006)
56Los Ángeles de San Rafael restaurant building collapse (near Segovia, Castile-León, Spain, 15 June 1969)
55Point Ellice Bridge disaster, (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 26 May 1896)
542013 Riga Maxima superstore collapse (Riga, Latvia, 21 November 2013)
52–59Collapse of Cần Thơ Bridge, (Cần Thơ, Vietnam, 26 September 2007)
51Willow Island disaster (Willow Island, West Virginia, United States, 27 April 1978)
51Moqattam Hill rockslide disaster in Manshiyet Nasser erea, Cairo, Egypt, 6 September 2008
50+Black Forest Hotel collapse in Nagold, (Germany), 5 April 1906
50Ordzhonokidze Machine Tool factory roof collapsed by heavy snow at Moscow, Russia, 17 January 1982
50+Jiantuo River bridge collapse, (Hunan, China, 2007)
49Cais do Sodré railroad station collapsed at Lisbon, Portugal, May 1963
48Hulu Kelang Highland Towers collapsed at Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 11 December 1993
48Paulo de Frontin Elevated Expressway collapse (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20 November 1971)
47Miles City, Montana bridge collapse (United States, 1938)
46Silver Bridge Collapse (United States, 1967)
45Under-construction Kota Chambal River Bridge collapse in Kota, Rajasthan, India, on December 2009.
43Ponte Morandi highway bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy (14 August 2018)
43Cavalese cable-car disaster, (Italy, 1976)
42Grandstand collapse at Boy Scout review in Bucharest, Romania, 8 June 1936
42Interstate 880 (Oakland, California, Collapsed due to earthquake, 17 October 1989.)
40–80Guaíra Falls bridge collapse (Salto del Guairá, Paraguay, 17 January 1982)
392018 Magnitogorsk building collapse (Russia, 31 December 2018)
39Kelly Barnes Dam collapse at Toccoa, Georgia, 1977
35West Gate Bridge collapse, (Australia, 1970)
35Illegally built seven-story building collapse at Alexandria, Egypt, 24 December 2007
34Six-story apartment building collapsed at Castellaneta, Apulia, Taranto, Italy, 7 February 1985
33Hotel New World disaster, six-story building collapsed at Serangoon Road, Singapore, March 1986
32Sultan Abdul Halim ferry terminal bridge collapsed at Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia, 31 July 1988
32Seongsu Bridge collapsed in Han River, Seoul, South Korea on October 1994
30+A gold mine collapse, Afghanistan, on 6 January 2019[212]
29Under-construction Baikong bridge collapsed, Ruyuan, Shaoguan, Guangdong, China, on 20 December 1996
28Offshore defense radar facility, Texas Tower 4 collapsed in Atlantic Ocean, southeast of New York City, United States, 15 January 1961
28L'Ambiance Plaza collapsed during construction, Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States, 23 April 1987
28Transvaal Park roof collapsed, Moscow, Russia, 14 February 2004
27The Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing collapsed during construction in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 17 June 1958
26Shojuso elderly house with sixty apartment building destroyed by landslide (Nagano, Japan, 26 July 1985)
24Ritz Cafe collapse in Phenix City, Alabama, United States, 21 April 1938
24Unlicensed construct four-story apartment buildings collapsed at Cairo, Egypt, 3 May 1984
23City Hall auditorium collapse in London, Ontario, Canada, 3 January 1898
23Versailles wedding hall, Jerusalem, Israel. Large portion of the third floor of the four-story building collapsed during a wedding, 24 May 2001
22Ford's Theatre floor collapse in Washington, D. C., United States, 9 June 1893
21At least 21 miners died when a roof collapsed in a coal mine in Shenmu, China, 12 January 2019
20Cavalese cable car disaster, (Italy, 1998) cable severed by United States Marine Corps military aircraft
20Toyohama road tunnel collapse, Furubira, Hokkaidō, Japan, February 1996
20Chunchu suspension bridge collapse, Napalgunj, Birendranagar, Nepal, 25 December 2007. Another 15 missing
19a seven-story apartment building collapsed at Saadatabad, Teheran, Iran on 1 July 2008
19Iron ore tailings dam collapse at Bento Rodrigues district in Mariana municipality, Minas Gerais, Brazil on 5 November 2015
17+At least 17 people are killed in a building collapse in Mumbai, India, 26 July 2017
17Sete Quedas foot bridge collapsed at Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, 17 January 1982
15Wonderland Theatre collapse in Detroit, Michigan, 5 November 1898
14La Tienda Amigo clothing outlet collapse in Brownsville, Texas, 7 July 1988
14Cave Creek disaster A scenic Viewing Platform in Paparoa National Park, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand collapses. 28 April 1995
14I-40 bridge disaster collapse, (Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, 2002)
13John G. Myers Company store collapse in Albany, New York, on 8 August 1905
13Apartment balcony collapse in Chicago, Illinois, 2003
13I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse, (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2007)
12Schlitz Brewing Company warehouse collapse in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 1942
12Bridge ramp collapse near East Chicago, Indiana, 1982
12School's ceiling collapse, Nawanshahr, India, 1987[213]
12 Texas A&M 1999 Aggie Bonfire collapse, College Station, Texas, 1999
11Harbor Cay Condominium collapse in Cocoa Beach, Florida, 1981
11Petrobras 36 Oil Platform explosions (Brazil, 2001)
10+Amsden Building collapse in South Framingham, Massachusetts, 1906
10Erie Tunnel collapse near Brooklyn, New York City, 1910
10Consumers Power Company building wall collapse in Jackson, Michigan, 1956
10Schoharie Creek Bridge collapse in Florida, New York, 1987
9Crystal Restaurant collapse in Akron, Ohio, 1916
9Dance pavilion collapse at Buckeye Lake, Ohio, 1924
9Stone arch collapse in Texcoco, Mexico, 1951
9Heron Road Bridge collapse in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1966
8Hatchie River Bridge collapse near Covington, Tennessee, 1989
8Torre Annunziata building collapse, 7 July 2017
7Johanns Steamship Provisions Company building collapse in New York City, 1917
7Television transmitting tower collapse in Shoreview, Minnesota, 1971
7Lake Keowee dam collapse at Seneca, South Carolina, 1978
7Edifício Enseada de Serrambí collapse at Olinda, Pernambuco (27 December 1999)[214][215][216]
6Foothill Freeway bridge collapse near Pasadena, California, 1972
6Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse near Sweetwater, Florida, 2018
5Interstate highway bridge collapse near Rapid City, South Dakota, 1962
5Reservoir roof collapse in Hillsboro, Oregon, 1962
5Rosemont Horizon (later called Allstate Arena) roof collapse in Rosemont, Illinois, 1979
5Bridge collapse near Port Isabel, Texas, 2001
42000 Commonwealth Avenue collapse in Boston, Massachusetts, 1971[217]
3Drugstore collapse in Flora, Illinois, 1954
3Baseball stadium wall collapse in Augusta, Georgia, 1955
3Illinois State Fair grandstand roof collapse in Springfield, Illinois, 1966
3Turia disco lights collapse (Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan; 5 January 1988)[218]

Structural fires

Deaths Date Incident Location
2,000+ 8 December 1863 Church of the Company Fire Santiago, Chile
1,995 2 August 1893 Theater fire[219] Kamli, Canton, China
1,670 25 May 1845 Theater fire Canton, China
900 June 1871 Theater fire Shanghai, China
800 1836 Lehman Theater fire St. Petersburg, Russia
667 1977 Cinema fire Xinjiang, China
658 13 February 1937 Antoung Movie Theater fire Nantong, China
614 27 February 1918 Happy Valley Racecourse fire Hong Kong
602 30 December 1903 Iroquois Theater Fire Chicago, Illinois
600 20 May 1872 Theater fire Tientsin, China
538 23 December 1995 Dayananda Anglo Vedic private school fire Mandi Dabwali, Haryana, India
530 17 March 2000 Kanungu church fire Kanungu, Uganda
500 17 December 1961 Gran Circus Norte-Americano – Niterói circus fire Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
492 28 November 1942 Cocoanut Grove fire Boston, Massachusetts
448 8 December 1881 Ringtheater Fire Vienna, Austria-Hungary
430 13 January 1883 Circus Ferroni fire Berdichev, Russia
400 17 December 1778 Coliseo theater fire Zaragoza, Spain
396 1 August 2004 Paraguay supermarket fire Asunción, Paraguay
360 14 February 2012 Comayagua prison fire Comayagua, Honduras
326+ 30 June 1900 1900 Hoboken Docks fire Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
324 10 December 1994 1994 Karamay fire Karamay, China
322 21 April 1930 Ohio Penitentiary fire Columbus, Ohio, United States
322 22 May 1967 L'Innovation Department Store Fire Brussels, Belgium
312 1910 Barn fire Ököritófülpös, Hungary
309 25 December 2000 Dongdu Commercial shopping center fire Luoyang, China
291 29 December 2001 Mesa Redonda fire Lima, Peru
289 28 October 1995 1995 Baku Metro fire Baku, Azerbaijan
278+ 5 December 1876 Brooklyn Theatre fire Brooklyn, New York, United States
257+ 11 September 2012 2012 Karachi garment factory fire Karachi, Pakistan
250 15 February 1909 Flores Theater fire Acapulco, Mexico
242 27 January 2013 Kiss nightclub fire in Santa Maria Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
234 27 November 1994 Discothèque fire Fuxin, China
225 14 July 1960 Mental hospital fire Guatemala City, Guatemala
209 23 April 1940 Rhythm Night Club fire Natchez, Mississippi
208 6 March 1943 Hoteiza theater fire Kucchan, Japan
200 1847 Carslruhe theater fire St. Petersburg, Russia
200 21 March 1888 Banquet theater fire Porto, Portugal
194 30 December 2004 República Cromagnon nightclub fire Buenos Aires, Argentina
188 1 February 1974 Joelma Building fire São Paulo, Brazil
188 10 May 1993 Kader Toy Factory fire Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
186 5 September 1887 Theatre Royal, Exeter England, United Kingdom
175 4 March 1908 Collinwood school fire Collinwood, Ohio, United States
171 13 January 1908 Rhoads Opera House Fire Boyertown, Pennsylvania, United States
168 6 July 1944 Hartford circus fire Hartford, Connecticut, United States
167 6 July 1988 Piper Alpha oil platform explosions North Sea
165 28 May 1977 Beverly Hills Supper Club fire Southgate, Kentucky, United States
163 13 November 1960 Cinema fire Amude, Syria
162 25 December 1971 Daeyeonggak Hotel fire[220] Seoul, South Korea
162 18 March 1996 Ozone Disco Club fire Quezon City, Philippines
157 20 May 1980 Eventide Home for the Aged Kingston, Jamaica
153 4 December 2009 Perm Lame Horse club fire[221] Perm, Russia
152 13 November 1960 Cinema fire Amuda, Syria
150 19 June 1919 Teatro Yagüez fire Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, United States
146 1 November 1970 Club Cinq-Sept fire night club fire[220] Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France
146 25 March 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire New York City, New York, United States
144 19 April 1930 1930 Costești wooden church fire[222] Costești, Romania
139 22 September 1948 Wing On godown fire[126][223][224] Sai Wan, Hong Kong
130 18 March 1930 Cinema fire[225] Kirin, China
126 4 May 1897 Bazar de la Charité fire Paris, France
124 3 June 2010 2010 Nimtoli Fire[226] Nimtoli, Old Dhaka
124 24 November 2012 2012 Dhaka fire, Tazreen Fashion factory[227] Dhaka, Bangladesh
123 15 May 1929 Cleveland Clinic fire of 1929 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
120–140 1184 Fire at McDermott's Castle caused by lightning strike Lough Key, Ireland
120+ 13 June 2013 Jilin Baoyuanfeng poultry plant fire Dehui, China
119 7 December 1946 Winecoff Hotel fire Downtown Atlanta, Georgia, United States
118 19 April 1930 1930 Costești wooden church fire Costești, Romania
118 13 May 1972 Sennichi department store fire Osaka, Japan
113–117 26 May 1822 Grue Church fire Grue, Norway
109 5 November 1961 1961 Elbarusovo school fire Elbarusovo, Soviet Union
108 17 May 2004 Fire at San Pedro Sula's prison San Pedro Sula, Honduras
104 10 March 1930 Cinema fire[228] Chinkai Guard District
104 29 November 1973 Taiyo department store fire Kumamoto, Japan
104 10 March 1930 Jinhae Primary School fire Jinhae, Korea (now South Korea)
102 11 July 1997 Royal Jomtien Resort Hotel fire Jomtien Beach, Thailand
100 16 February 1955 Nursing home fire Yokohama, Japan
100 20 February 2003 The Station nightclub fire West Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
99 17 February 1955 Seibo-no-Sono nursery home fire Yokohama, Japan
99 12 December 1942 Knights of Columbus Hostel fire St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
98 31 December 1986 Dupont Plaza Hotel arson San Juan, Puerto Rico
95 1 December 1958 Our Lady of the Angels School Fire Chicago, Illinois, United States
94 16 July 2004 2004 Kumbakonam School fire Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India
92+ 8 February 1981 1981 Bangalore circus fire Bangalore, India
90 23 September 1928 Novedades Theater fire Madrid, Spain
89 9 December 2011 AMRI hospital fire Kolkata, West Bengal, India
89 3 November 1974 Pu Lai Win Hotel fire Seoul, South Korea
87 30 August 1947 Cinema fire Rueil-Malmaison, France
87 25 March 1990 Happyland Fire Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
85 21 November 1980 MGM Grand fire Paradise, Nevada, United States
86 17 March 1899 Windsor Hotel fire New York City, New York, United States
82 17 December 1983 Alcalá 20 nightclub fire Madrid, Spain
81 20 November 1993 Zhili Toy Factory fire Shenzhen, China
81 20 December 1937 Primary School fire Shirahama, Japan
80–88 8 February 1947 Karlslust dance hall fire Berlin, Germany
80 20 February 2019 2019 Dhaka fire Dhaka, Bangladesh[229]
80 12 July 1979 Hotel Corona de Aragón fire Zaragoza, Spain
79 1985 Saavedra Psychiatric Hospital fire Buenos Aires, Argentina
79 14 February 1993 Linxi department store fire Tangshan, China
78 28 March 1996 Kebon Kembang shopping mall fire Bogor, Indonesia
78 8 September 1727 Barn fire Burwell, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
78 27 May 1875 Precious Blood Church fire Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
78 9 January 1927 Laurier Palace Theatre fire Montreal, Quebec, Canada
77 16 May 1923 Cleveland school fire Camden, South Carolina, United States
75 24 September 1999 Building fire Yogyakarta, Indonesia
75 17 August 2001 Manor Hotel fire Quezon City, Philippines
74 13 May 2015 Kentex slipper factory fire Valenzuela City, Philippines
74 29 March 2000 Tiantang cinema fire Jiaozuo, China
73 29 July 1979 Lakshimki Talkies cinema fire Tuticorin, India
72 26 December 1811 Richmond Theatre fire Richmond, Virginia, United States
72 17 February 1957 Warrenton Nursing Home Fire Warrenton, Missouri, United States
72 14 June 2017 Grenfell Tower fire[230] London, England, United Kingdom
71 31 December 1929 Glen Cinema disaster Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
71 10 January 1883 Newhall House Hotel fire Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
70 5 April 1949 St. Anthony's Hospital fire Effingham, Illinois, United States
68 26 March 2001 Kyanguli Secondary school fire Machakos, Kenya
68 2 March 1960 Manufacturing plant fire Busan, South Korea
66 1 January 2009 Santika Club fire Bangkok, Thailand
65 24 February 2006 KTS Composite Textile factory fire Chittagong, Bangladesh
64 15 February 1995 Restaurant fire Taichung, Taiwan
64 13 February 1983 Cinema Statuto fire Turin, Italy
64 4 May 1963 Le Monde theater fire Diourbel, Senegal
63 19 March 2007 Nursing home fire Krasnodar, Russia
63 23 November 1963 Golden Age Nursing Home fire Fitchville Township, Ohio, United States
63 29 October 1998 Gothenburg nightclub fire Gothenburg, Sweden
63 30 October 2015 Colectiv nightclub fire Bucharest, Romania
62 8 February 1989 Premier Studio of Mysore fire Mysore, India
61 5 June 1946 La Salle Hotel fire Chicago, Illinois, United States
61 13 December 1993 Textile Factory fire Fuzhou, China
61 1978 Prison fire Buenos Aires, Argentina
60 8 June 1997 Brihadiswara temple fire Thanjavur, India
60 29 October 2002 Ho Chi Minh City ITC fire Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
60 25 March 2018 2018 Kemerovo fire Winter Cherry complex, Kemerovo, Russia
59 (to 61) 1 January 2009 Santika 2009 Bangkok nightclub fire[231] Bangkok, Thailand
59 13 June 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire Green Park, Delhi, India
58+ 15 November 2010 2010 Shanghai apartment fire Shanghai, China
58 11 May 1955 Cinema fire Wielopole Skrzyńskie, Poland
56 11 May 1985 Bradford City Football Club stadium fire Bradford, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
56 30 October 1999 1999 Inchon Beer Bar Fire Inchon, South Korea
55 25 April 2008 Rosamar Furniture factory fire Casablanca, Morocco
55 1980 Mental hospital fire Górna Grupa, Poland
55 7 September 1943 Gulf Hotel fire Houston, Texas, United States
54 30 October 1999 Building fire Incheon, South Korea
53 16 February 2004 Zhongbai Commercial Plaza fire Jilin, China
51 27 January 1903 Colney Hatch Lunatic Asylum fire London, England, United Kingdom
50 2 August 1973 Summerland disaster Douglas, Isle of Man
50 2 November 2002 Sidi Moussa prison fire El Jadida, Morocco
49 5 June 2009 2009 Hermosillo daycare center fire Hermosillo, Mexico
48 14 February 1981 Stardust fire Artane, Dublin, Ireland
48 1 January 1980 Opémiska Community Hall Chapais, Quebec, Canada
44 1 August 1962 Chau Street tenement house fire New Kowloon, Hong Kong
44 1 September 2001 Myojo 56 building fire Tokyo, Japan
43 8 October 2017 Northern California Wildfires Sonoma County, Napa County, Mendocino County, California, United States
43 14 January 1990 Flying nightclub fire Zaragoza, Spain
42 5 September 1926 Dromcolliher Cinema Fire County Limerick, Ireland
41 26 January 2018 2018 Miryang hospital fire[232] Miryang, South Korea
41 20 November 1996 The Garley Building fire Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
41 18 November 1947 Ballantynes Fire Christchurch, New Zealand
38 23 December 2017 2017 Davao City mall fire Davao City, Philippines
38 8 December 1942 Seacliff Lunatic Asylum Fire Dunedin, New Zealand
37 1 September 1970 Blue Bird Café fire Montreal, Quebec, Canada
37 22 March 2013 Karen refugee camp fire Mae Hong Son, Thailand
36 2 December 2016 2016 GhostShip Oakland warehouse fire[233] Oakland, California, United States
36 24 December 1924 Babbs Switch fire[234] Babbs, Oklahoma, United States
35 1 September 1973 Hotel Hafnia Fire after an arson fire on the hotel Copenhagen, Denmark
34 18 July 2019 Kyoto Animation arson attack Kyoto, Japan
34 30 October 1971 Under construction Jumbo Kingdom industrial fire[235][236] Aberdeen Harbour, Hong Kong
33 9 May 1977 Hotel Polen fire Amsterdam, Netherlands
33 8 February 1982 Hotel New Japan Fire Tokyo, Japan
32 24 June 1973 UpStairs Lounge arson fire New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
31 18 November 1987 King's Cross tube station fire London, England, United Kingdom
30 3 August 1966 William Booth Memorial Home fire[237] Melbourne, Australia
29 20 December 1970 Pioneer Hotel fire[238] Tucson, Arizona, United States
29 21 December 2017 2017 Jecheon fire Jecheon, South Korea
29 20 July 2002 Utopia nightclub fire[239] Lima, Peru
25 3 September 1991 Imperial Foods processing plant fire Hamlet, North Carolina, United States
24 14 September 2017 Islamic boarding school fire Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
24 30 June 1974 Gulliver's nightclub fire Port Chester, New York, United States
24 28 January 2009 2009 Nakumatt supermarket fire Nairobi, Kenya
23 10 January 1976 Pathfinder Hotel fire Fremont, Nebraska, United States
22 16 July 2017 Changshu Jiangsu, China
22 20 October 2000 Lobohombo[240] Mexico City, Mexico
21 13 April 2009 Hostel for homeless fire Kamień Pomorski, Poland
21 17 February 1986 Andorinha Building fire Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
21 28 October 1915 St. Johns School Fire Peabody, Massachusetts, United States
20 10 June 1978 Hotel fire[241] Borås, Sweden
19 25 August 2018 A hotel fire in kills 19 people while 23 are injured Harbin, China
19 12 July 2005 Calderón Guardia Hospital fire San José, Costa Rica
19 4 September 1982 Dorothy Mae Apartment arson fire[242] Los Angeles, California, United States
19 1968 Knitting factory fire, spread to apartment above the factory[243] Hong Kong
17 20 April 1937 A cinefilm fire in an elementary school Kilingi-Nõmme, Estonia
17 25 January 1997 Top One Karaoke fire (fire after an arson attack)[244] Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
16 30 June 1999 Sealand Youth Training Center Fire Hwaseong, South Korea

See also

Notes

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