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In pics | A look at some of the most catastrophic man-made non-nuclear disasters in history

This is the latest in the list of many large explosions, accidental and intentional, caused by modern explosives, gunpowder, volatile fuels and other chemical reactions.

August 05, 2020 / 07:28 PM IST
On August 4 two blasts ripped through the Beirut post killing scores and generating seismic waves equivalent to a 3.3 magnitude earthquake. This is the latest in the list of many large explosions, accidental and intentional, caused by modern explosives, gunpowder, volatile fuels and other chemical reactions. Here are some of the most catastrophic man-made non-nuclear disasters in history. (Image: News18 Reuters)
On August 4 two blasts ripped through the Beirut post killing scores and generating seismic waves equivalent to a 3.3 magnitude earthquake. This is the latest in the list of many large explosions, accidental and intentional, caused by modern explosives, gunpowder, volatile fuels and other chemical reactions. Here are some of the most catastrophic man-made non-nuclear disasters in history. (Image: News18 Reuters)
December 11, 2005 | Hertfordshire oil storage terminal fire | Accidental fire (Image: News18 Creative)
December 11, 2005 | Hertfordshire oil storage terminal fire | Accidental fire (Image: News18 Creative)
June 27, 1985 | Minor scale | Planned weapon’s test (Image: News18 Creative)
June 27, 1985 | Minor scale | Planned weapon’s test (Image: News18 Creative)
July 3, 1969 | N1 launch explosion | Rocket launch (Image: News18 Creative)
July 3, 1969 | N1 launch explosion | Rocket launch (Image: News18 Creative)
April 11, 1944 | Bombay docks explosion | Fire aboard ship (Image: News18 Creative)
April 11, 1944 | Bombay docks explosion | Fire aboard ship (Image: News18 Creative)
December 6, 1917 | Halifax explosion | Accidental ship collision (Image: News18 Creative)
December 6, 1917 | Halifax explosion | Accidental ship collision (Image: News18 Creative)
June 7, 1917 | Mines in the battle of Messines | Planned mine explosion (Image: News18 Creative)
June 7, 1917 | Mines in the battle of Messines | Planned mine explosion (Image: News18 Creative)
May 30, 1626 | Wanggongchang explosion | Accidental armoury fire (Image: News18 Creative)
May 30, 1626 | Wanggongchang explosion | Accidental armoury fire (Image: News18 Creative)
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first published: Aug 5, 2020 07:28 pm

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