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The Pictures Your History Teacher Couldn’t Show You

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64. 1985: Armero Disaster

In 1985, a nearby volcano erupted decimating the city of Armaro, Columbia. Tens of thousands of people perished in the flooding and the debris caused by the eruption. Omarya Sanchez was buried in some of the debris, and for 3 days rescuers tried to get her out. Unfortunately, they just could not. She sank and prayed with helpless onlookers and said goodbye to her mother on the international news. 

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63. 1994: Fred and Rose West

In 1968, 27-year-old Fred West met 15-year-old Rose Letts. They moved in together in 1969, despite West sill being married to his previous wife. Fred encouraged his wife to work as a prostitute in their home – he installed peep holes to watch whenever she had customers (including her own father) over. Rose gave birth to 7 daughters, not all Fred’s. In turn, each of them suffered sexual abuse at the hands of Fred. When this was reported to the police, Fred and Rose were arrested. That’s when police found the dismembered bodies of their other victims buried under their home. The couple used to lure girls to their home, under the guise of being a nanny, would kidnap them, rape and torture them until they got bored and murdered them. In 1995, Fred hanged himself awaiting trial, Rose is serving a life sentence in prison.

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