Home

Cite

July 2017 Current Events: Disaster News

Science & Technology News | US News | World News

The world, unfortunately, can be a very dangerous place. Accidents and natural disasters occur regularly and without warning. Please send out some good will, and look into ways that you can help disaster relief efforts around the world, and in your own neighborhoods. Here are 5 of the most notable disasters that occurred in July 2017:

  1. Bus Crash and Fire Kills 18 in Germany
  2. Flooding in South China Displaces Hundreds of Thousands
  3. Truck Accident Results in Nearly 80 Deaths in Central African Republic
  4. Fire in Jiangsu Province of China Kills 22
  5. Heavy Rains Result in At Least 300 Deaths Across Northern India

Bus Crash and Fire Kills 18 in Germany

Emergency Responders on the Scene

On Jul. 3, a packed bus crashes in the German state of Bavaria. The bus collides with an oncoming truck, causing serious damages. The bus then catches fire, and the vehicle is completely torched. 18 people are killed, with an additional 30 wounded. (BBC)

Photo Source: News5 via AP

Return to Top of Page

Flooding in South China Displaces Hundreds of Thousands

China Faces Serious Flooding

On Jul. 3, the death toll and the damages rise after heavy rain batters southern China for several days. 15 people are killed and hundreds of thousands are forced from their homes (mostly in Hunan). As the rainy season affects the South, the North faces a damaging heat wave, burdening emergency response systems. The rains are expected to continue for several days. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File

Return to Top of Page

Truck Accident Results in Nearly 80 Deaths in Central African Republic

Sign Near Bambari Warns of Danger

On Jul. 5, a truck carrying passengers across the Central African Republic crashes, resulting in 78 dead and 72 injured. The truck was severely overloaded with goods and people on their way to market in Maloum, a community outside of Bambari. The truck was dangerously speeding to transport everyone in time to trade their goods. (The Independent)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File

Return to Top of Page

Fire in Jiangsu Province of China Kills 22

Chinese Fire Truck

On Jul. 16, a house fire starts in Changshu, in the Jiangsu province of China. The fire kills at least 22 people, though the body count isn’t concrete. The cause of the fire isn’t entirely clear, but some suspect it may have been a case of arson. Chinese authorities detain a man identified as “Jiang” as a suspect. (BBC)

Photo Source: Bigstock, File

Return to Top of Page

Heavy Rains Result in At Least 300 Deaths Across Northern India

Monsoons Devastate Northern India

On Jul. 30, after a month of severe rain and wind battering the country, Northeast India and Gujarat (the easternmost and westernmost regions of India respectively) combined see upwards of 300 deaths due to widespread flooding. Regional relief efforts are bolstered on a national level by the Indian Army, which helps move people from the affected areas. (Times of India)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

Return to Top of Page