April 2016 Current Events: Disasters & Science News
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of April 2016.
1. Train Derails in Philadelphia 2. World Tiger Population on the Rise 3. Earthquake in Japan 4. Earthquake in Ecuador 5. Deadly Mexican Oil Explosion 6. First U.S. Zika Death
- Deadly Amtrak Derailment in Pennsylvania
- Amtrak investigators inspect a deadly train crash in Chester, Penn., Sunday, April 3, 2016. Amtrak said the train was heading from New York to Savannah, Ga., when it struck a backhoe outside of Philadelphia, causing a derailment. Two workers were killed, and 35 others were injured.
- Photo source: Glenn R. Hills Jr. via AP
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