March 2000 Disasters
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
- March 11, Krasnodon, Ukraine: An underground explosion killed 81 coal miners in this eastern Ukrainian town. Ukraine has the highest coal industry death rate in the world.
- March 23, nr. Bermuda: A Greek freighter sank in the Atlantic 425 miles northeast of Hamilton, Bermuda. At least six aboard the Leader L were killed.
- March 24, Chatsworth, South Africa: At least 12 children died in a stampede at a disco. The afternoon celebration ended in chaos when someone threw a tear gas canister into the club. Another 45 people were injured in the rush to evacuate.
- March 28, Alps, Austria: An avalanche took the lives of at least 11 skiers in the Austrian Alps.
See also Recent Volcanic Activity