There is no denying the fact that since the inception of civilization there have been harrowing tragedies that changed the world. While some were from Mother Nature, others were man-made. From 9/11 attacks to the killing of children in Pakistan, here are some tragedies that still shocks us:
1. September 11 attacks
Also known as 9/11 in America, it is one of the deadliest terrorist attacks that stunned the whole world. On 11th September 2001, Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger planes flying above the US. Among them, two planes were crashed into twin towers of World Trade Center located in New York. The attack killed around 3000 people and injured over 6000.
2. Peshawar school massacre
The word deadly doesn’t comprehend the entire intensity of this massacre. On 16th December 2016, 132 schoolchildren were killed. Six gunmen who affiliated with Tehrik-i-Taliban open fired on Army Public School in Peshawar. Total 149 people were killed among which 132 were children aged between 8 and 18.
3. Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami
2004 saw the rise of such a natural disaster that most never knew existed. With epicenter at off the west coast of Sumatra, the Indian Ocean earthquake occurred. The shock triggered a series of tsunamis along the coasts leading to a devastating result. In over 14 countries, about 280,000 people were killed. The countries hit in the worst ways are Sri-Lanka, Thailand, and India.
4. Nepal earthquake 2015
Killing about 9,000 and injuring almost 22,000 people, this horrifying natural calamity hit Nepal with a magnitude of 8.1 on Richter scale. It’s one of the worst natural disasters that caused loss of both human life and property.
5. Global financial crisis
The period of Great Recession is traced from the late 2000s to early 2010s. Largely concentrated around the USA, it also had a devastating impact on China and India. It created high fluctuation in the stock market, inflation, and huge unemployment. Though not with the same intensity, many countries felt the wave of this event.
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