10 Of The Worst Engineering Disasters In The World


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Hyatt Regency Hotel Walkway

The Hyatt Regency Hotel Walkway collapsed with hundreds of people on or below the walkway. In total, about 114 people were killed, while 200 more were injured while attending a tea dance in the hotel. 2,000 people had gathered in the hotel, though.

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Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is probably the most famous engineering disaster in the known world. On April 26, 1986, reactor number four exploded, killing hundreds and ruining the surrounding area. 336,000 people were relocated, and the area is covered in radioactive material today.

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