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IN OMG! ON 25 Dec, 2014
2014 is almost wrapping up, and trust me it had been an year full of ups and downs.
Here are some tragic incidents from 2014 which horrified the world to a greater extent.
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One of the most sad things to happen in 2014 was the enormous protest movement in Ukraine.
During a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 got lost over the Gulf of Thailand. The plane was carrying 239 passengers.
The deadliest and most widespread Ebola outbreak was seen in West Africa this year.
Earlier this year, a weather pattern known as "The Polar Vortex" caused the surroundings to freeze in United States.
The South Korean commercial ferry sank killing 290 people in April 2014. Most of the victims of this sad tragedy comprised of high school students. The main reason behind this mishap was probably the unmanaged cargo shift that occurred while the ferry was in transit.
While flying over Ukraine, the aircraft got shot down by a surface-to-air missile.
Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86 in May 2014.
Governor Chris Christie was earlier investigated for his role in the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. Christie's aids reportedly ordered the lanes closed as political retribution against the mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey.
12-year-old Morgan Geyser and Anissa Weier stabbed and nearly killed their classmate, Payton Leutner (also 12). The two planned out the attempted killing for months as a way to please the fictional Internet character of Slender Man. Luckily, Leutner survived and escaped.
Tensions grew between Israel and Hamas which lead to Operation Protective Edge at the Gaza Strip. During this operation, 2,100 Palestinians and 71 Israelis were killed.
63 Year Old actor/comedian Robin Williams killed himself at his home in California in August 2014.
116 people on board Air Algérie Flight 5017 got killed when it crashed in Mali.
The most deadliest mining disaster that Turkey ever witnessed killing more than 350 people.
In April 2014, an avalanche on Mount Everest near Everest Base Camp lead to the tragic death of 16 Nepalese guides aka Sherpas.
Jihadist militant group Boko Haram horrified the world when they abducted 276 school girls from a school in the Nigeria. The girls have still not been set free.
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