10 JUL 1972 ELEPHANTS STAMPEDED 24 KILLED IN CHANDKA FOREST

10 Bizarre Disasters History Forgot About
BY JENNIFER WIRTH

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History has proven that humans can inflict quite a bit of damage on one another; but sometimes the damage comes from above. Explore some lesser-known natural and man-made disasters that have caused the demise of hundreds, if not thousands, of people.
The Great Smog of 1952

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If you’re looking for a great example of how industrial developments can impact the environment, look no further than The Great Smog of London in 1952. Pollution in the city got so bad a large sooty mass of smoke decimated air quality in the area for nearly four days. The smog caused livestock to die of asphyxiation and caused many locals to have extreme breathing issues, sometimes to the point of death. Nearly 4,000 people died before wind picked up and cleared the smog, and the city jumped into action with the Clean Air Act of 1956 to control their pollution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BUSINESSMAN AND AGRICULTURIST

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