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General Knowledge
1Name the mining village in Mid Glamorgan, Wales where coal waste overwhelmed a school and houses in 1966, killing 144, of which 116 were children.
    Aberfan
2In which year did the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor occur?
    1986
3Name the oil tanker which ran aground in prince William Sound, Alaska in 1989
    The Exxon Valdez
4Which nautical disaster occured overnight on 14th April 1912?
    The sinking of the Titanic
5What was teh nature of the disaster at Nhopal, India in December 1984, which claimed 3,000 lives?
    Poisonous gas leaked from the Union Carbide chemical plant
6Who or what was Piper Alpha?
    A North Sea oil rig.
7In which of the United States of America is the volcano Mount St Helens which erupted in 1980?
    Washington State
8What was the name of the Russian nuclear submarine which was flooded and stranded on the sea bed in August 2000?
    The Kursk
9Which American city was devastated by fire and earthquake in April of 1906?
    San Francisco
10Which miltary disaster of the Crimean War did Lord Tennyson famously mourn in verse?
    The Charge of the Light Brigade
11From which Belgian port did the Herald of Free Enterprise set sail on 6th March 1987, before capsizing with loss of life of many passengers?
    Zeebrugge
12In which year was the Lockerbie disaster which destroyed Pan Am flight 103, killing 270 people?
    1988
13What type of disaster struck central America in 1998, killing almost 10,000 people and leaving millions dependent on aid?
    A hurricane (Hurricane Mitch)
14At which British airport did 54 people die when the engine of a Boeing 737 exploded on take off in August 1985?
    Manchester
15At which football stadium were 96 Liverpool football fans crushed to death on April 15th, 1989?
    Hillsborough, Sheffield
16At which london underground station was the fire of November 18th, 1987 which resulted in 31 deaths?
    Kings Cross
17On March 27, 1977 583 were killed in a collision between a KLM and PanAm Boeing 747s, the worlds largest multiple aircraft air disaster. Over which island did it occur?
    Tenerife
18In which year were 8 members of the Manchester United football team killed in an air disaster?
    1958
19Which of the ill fated space shuttles disintegrated on take off in January 1986: Challenger or Columbia?
    Challenger
20In which year was the Great Fire of London?
    1666

Nearest The Mark / Tie Breaker
How many people were killed or died as a result of the Bradford City football stadium fire of May 11th, 1985?
    56

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