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The Pictures Your History Teacher Couldn’t Show You

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12. 1986: Chernobyl

The Chernobyl power plant explosion was the worst man-made disaster in human history. The nuclear rain caused by the disaster reached Ireland, over 3,000 km away. Of the 800,000 men that tried to contain the situation, 25,000 died, and 70,000 were disabled. More than 5,000,000 people are considered contaminated by radioactive material.

Source: list25.com

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11. 2015: Nepal Earthquake

On April 25, 2015, between the capital of Nepal Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara, an earthquake hit with the force of 20 thermonuclear weapons. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake cost at least 5,000 people’s lives as well as 10,000 casualties. It caused the destruction of the Dharahara tower, and other world heritage sites near Kathmandu.

Source: list25.com

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