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# disaster - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Massive hailstones fell in Oklahoma before the twister hit

The size of that thing!

Search for tornado survivors as Oklahoma mourns 9 children

“There are empty spaces where there used to be living rooms, and bedrooms, and classrooms, and, in time, we’re going to need to refill those spaces with love and laughter and community.”

# disaster - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Twenty children killed in Oklahoma twister

The tornado, which ripped through an elementary school, has killed at least 51 people but the death toll is expected to rise.

# disaster - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Eight die in new Bangladesh garment factory tragedy

The owner of the Tung Hai sweater factory was among the victims.

# disaster - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Column: The Bangladesh factory collapse shows us the deadly cost of cheap fashion

Following the tragic accident at a Bangladesh clothing factory, Penneys has said it will give money to people who lost family members in the collapse – but we as consumers have a responsibility too, says Ruth Tanner.

# disaster - Sunday 28 April, 2013

UPDATE: Police arrest owner of Bangladesh factory

The death toll has now reached 363 but is expected to rise.

No more 'cries for help' as hopes for survivors fade at Bangladesh building

The death toll in the building collapse has now reached 363 but it is expected to increase.

# disaster - Monday 15 April, 2013

Column: Climate change – it's not all just hot air

As former US vice-president Al Gore arrives in Dublin today to speak about climate change, global hunger and poverty, Dom Hunt explains why climate change needs to be recognised as a global issue.

# disaster - Monday 11 March, 2013

416 years ago today: Explosion kills 1pc of Dublin's population

126 people died, and 40 riverside homes were ruined, when a consignment of gunpowder exploded at the quays.

# disaster - Saturday 12 January, 2013

PHOTOS: One year later, Costa Concordia still not removed from scene of disaster

Officials have promised that the ship, which is twice the size of the Titanic, will be removed by September.

# disaster - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

From The42 When Twitter questionnaires go wrong: Here are 12 of the best/worst #AskStevieG tweets Slideshow This post contains images

When Twitter questionnaires go wrong: Here are 12 of the best/worst #AskStevieG tweets

The Liverpool midfielder would be best advised to stay away from the site over the next few hours.

# disaster - Thursday 1 November, 2012

PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal Sandy This post contains images

PHOTOS: Fuel shortages and traffic jams as New York tries to get back to normal

The United States is facing a bill of tens of billions of dollars in the wake of ‘Superstorm’ Sandy.

# disaster - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola Flooding This post contains images

In photos: Philippines battered by Typhoon Saola

At least eight killed and tens of thousands displaced by Pacific storm.

# disaster - Saturday 21 July, 2012

Costa Concordia hearing delayed until October

However, no trial is expected until the beginning of next year at the earliest.

# disaster - Thursday 5 July, 2012

Fukushima accident a 'man-made' disaster

The Fukushima accident was a man-made disaster caused by a culture of “reflexive obedience”, a new report says.

# disaster - Monday 11 June, 2012

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires spread in Colorado, New Mexico Wildfire This post contains videos This post contains images

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires spread in Colorado, New Mexico

Fire on Colorado grew to more than 80 sq km in one day.

# disaster - Sunday 3 June, 2012

In pics: Tour the town that's been burning for 50 years Centralia This post contains images

In pics: Tour the town that's been burning for 50 years

Centralia in Pennsylvania was once a bustling mining town but a fire which spread through its coal mines is still raging half a century on…

# disaster - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

14,000 homeless as search for survivors goes on after Italy quake Disaster This post contains images

14,000 homeless as search for survivors goes on after Italy quake

At least 16 people were killed in the quake early yesterday morning.

# disaster - Thursday 26 April, 2012

26th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster marked in Ukraine

People lay flowers and lit candles to mark the occasion. Ukraine’s president vowed today that his country is committed to building a new, safer shelter over the damaged Chernobyl reactor.

# disaster - Sunday 22 April, 2012

In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl Remembered This post contains images

In pictures: an amazing return to Chernobyl

Incredible images of the “ground zero” of the 1986 accident.

# disaster - Sunday 15 April, 2012

In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy Titanic100 This post contains images

In pictures: The aftermath of the Titanic tragedy

Shivering survivors, grief-stricken relatives waiting on the docks and shock in the White Star Line offices: a pictorial record of the world receiving news that the ‘unsinkable’ ship had done the unthinkable.

# disaster - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Cold mountain: This is the iceberg that sank the Titanic

The significance of this picture was only discovered long after it was taken by a seaman on another liner cruising off Newfoundland at the time Titanic sank.

# disaster - Friday 13 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge 17 bits of tacky Titanic memorabilia Titanic100 This post contains images

17 bits of tacky Titanic memorabilia

From shower curtains to inflatable slides, here are some of the items you may not want to mark the disaster’s 100th anniversary with…

# disaster - Friday 9 March, 2012

The ocean floor pics that show how the Titanic sank Titanic100 This post contains images

The ocean floor pics that show how the Titanic sank

New images show how the exact break-up of the Titanic might now be understood – and whether the ship had a fatal design flaw.

# disaster - Friday 17 February, 2012

Ex-PM: Japan was unprepared for nuclear crisis

The former Prime Minister acknowledged there were flaws in how authorities handled the Fukushima crisis last year.

# disaster - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Charred bodies and broken beds: Horror of Honduras prison fire emerges

Survivors have described the scenes inside the packed cells as the blaze tore through the jail.

# disaster - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Half a million people still living in camps in Haiti

Plan Ireland’s report on Haiti two years after earthquake reveals major challenges as other NGOs also note scale of work required for country to recover will need international investment.

# disaster - Friday 30 December, 2011

RTÉ accused of "undermining" Stardust Tribunal in 1981

The State papers, released under the 30-year rule, also show that the owners of the Stardust asked the Government to pay their legal fees for appearing at a tribunal of inquiry into the tragedy.

# disaster - Thursday 27 October, 2011

So what DID cause Monday night’s floods?

Theories abound as local authorities, businesses and ordinary citizens count the cost of one evening’s deluge.

Letter in a bottle from Titanic victim goes on display Titanic100 This post contains images

Letter in a bottle from Titanic victim goes on display

Jeremiah Burke wrote a goodbye note and threw it overboard in a bottle – a year after his death in the disaster, it washed up near his former home.

# disaster - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Typhoon Nesat kills at least 20 in the Philippines Typhoon Nesat This post contains images

Typhoon Nesat kills at least 20 in the Philippines

As the clean-up begins in the Philippines, the death toll from the storm has risen to 20 people, while another 35 are still unaccounted for.

# disaster - Sunday 11 September, 2011

More than 200 bodies recovered off Zanzibar coast after crowded ferry sinks

At least 200 people have been confirmed dead after a ferry sank off the coast of Zanzibar, an island off Tanzania in Africa. The country is to observe three days of national mourning for the victims of the tragedy.

# disaster - Saturday 27 August, 2011

From The42 Heartbreak as injury rules Wallace out of World Cup Disaster

Heartbreak as injury rules Wallace out of World Cup

Irish flanker out after injuring knee against England this afternoon.

# disaster - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Over €30 million found after Japanese disaster handed in

Police say they have returned the majority of the money to its rightful owners.

# disaster - Monday 11 July, 2011

From The42 Dejected Messi booed by fans and frozen out by teammates Disaster This post contains videos

Dejected Messi booed by fans and frozen out by teammates

The player was confronted by defender Nicolás Burdisso after another disappointing Copa América performance.

# disaster - Sunday 3 July, 2011

Crude oil spills into Yellowstone River after pipe rupture Oil Spill This post contains images

Crude oil spills into Yellowstone River after pipe rupture

Hundreds of barrels worth of oil flood 25 miles downstream in Montana river as ExxonMobile pipeline springs leak beneath riverbed.

# disaster - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge The Titanic: Nine things you may not have known about the legendary liner Titanic

The Titanic: Nine things you may not have known about the legendary liner

The world’s most famous – or infamous – ocean liner was launched in Belfast 100 years ago today. Here we look at some of the facts which don’t always make it into the history books.

# disaster - Friday 15 April, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# disaster - Monday 11 April, 2011

Slideshow: Japan commemorates month anniversary of disaster Japan This post contains images

Slideshow: Japan commemorates month anniversary of disaster

People pause to remember earthquake which hit at 6.46am GMT this day a month ago – but work must go on to recover bodies and rebuild towns.

# disaster - Monday 4 April, 2011

Op-ed: An earthquake devastated Haiti - but so too did poverty

On the day that Haiti announces preliminary results from last month’s presidential election, the Director of Trocaire reflects on how the country can be helped to equip themselves against future tragedy.