The Year in Disasters

By Tatiana Guertin on
This year, like any year was full of disasters, natural and man-made. Cranes unintentionally fell on buildings, fires engulfed acres of land, tornadoes ripped through cities and all of it was captured in photos.Although many of these events sadly left thousands of people displaced, dead or in serious need of aid, imagery captured from these events is both devastating and amazing. So scroll through our photos and take a look at the disasters of 2008.A crane collapsed and riped through a...Read Full Story

Jet Crash in San Diego Kills 3

By Tatiana Guertin on
Fire rages in a neighborhood in the University City area December 8, 2008 in San Diego, California. An FA-18 military jet crashed during a training exercise and the pilot ejected, suffering minor injuries. (Getty Images)more pics »In San Diego, Calif. it's not uncommon to see military jets soar above as the nearby marine and naval base runs training exercises, it is however odd to see them crash, especially in a residential neighborhood. But on Tuesday morning, the San Diego skies filled with...Read Full Story

Crane Collapse Leaves Two Dead in Manhattan

By Tatiana Guertin on
A crane snapped apart and disfugured a high-rise apartment building in Manhattan Friday morning, leaving two construction workers dead.No one in the building was injured, although rescue workers are still looking through the debris. The cause of the collapse is still unknown. Just two months ago another crane collapsed in Manhattan, leaving seven dead. In a statement Friday morning Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the crane that collapsed was a different type than the one that had collapsed...Read Full Story
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