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April 2006 Disasters

  • April 2, Ark., Ind., Ill., Iowa, Ky., Ohio, Miss., and Tenn.: tornadoes, at least 86, and strong storms swept eight states, destroying buildings and killing at least 23 people
  • April 3–13, California: heavy rainfall caused flooding on the coastal and valley areas. Nine counties were declared disaster areas.
  • April 7–8, Southeast, U.S.: more strong weather and tornadoes, 91 reported, battered the southeastern states, killing 12 people in Tenn.
  • April 10, Meerut, India: fire swept the tents of trade fair, killing at least 45.
  • April 17, Mexico: an overcrowded tour bus returning from a religious festival veered off the road and plunged down a ravine, killing 47.
  • April 24, Dahab, Egypt: terrorists set off 3 bombs in the Sinai Peninsula resort city of Dahab, killing 18 and injuring 85.

See also Major Earthquakes Around the World 2006

See also Estimated Deaths from Earthquakes, 2006

See also Recent Volcanic Activity


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