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IN Flashback2016 ON 20 Nov, 2016
2016 is about to come to an end and the year has been a mixed bag of happy and bitter memories. Unfortunately, a number of terror attacks and natural disasters took place this year which prove that the world is actually not at peace.
Take a deep breath and check out the 10 worst incidents that shocked the world in 2016.
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The terrorist attack on Nice city in France was one of the worst incidents that shocked the world in 2016. On July 14, 2016, 86 people died and 434 were injured in the attack by a Tunisian resident. The driver named Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel brought a 19 tonne trolley amid the crowd celebrating Bastille day.
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In August 2016, nearly 250 people lost their lives in mountain towns and villages in Italy earthquake. The devastating earthquake caused a great damage to the country and hundreds of people became homeless due to it.
Recently, another strong earthquake was experienced recently on October 30, 2016 in Norcia. Italy earthquakes in 2016 were one of the worst incidents of earthquake reported till date.
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Germany reported several terror attacks in 2016. Doctor killing, suicide bombing, Machete attack, Munich shooting, axe attack, knife attack and terror raids are some of the most shocking incidents of Germany which prove that 2016 marked the dark year for the country.
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Three terrorists armed with bombs and guns killed at least 36 people and injured 147 at Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey. Turkish PM claimed that the attack was likely carried out by ISIS. Violence and terror attacks in Turkey are affecting the tourism sector of the country.
The bombing in schools in the village of Hass, Syria in October 2016 is referred by UNICEF as one of the worst school bombings in Syria's war.
Russian airstrikes killed 22 children and six teachers in Syria.
Worst bombing was witnessed in July 2016 recording death toll of 250 people. A lorry packed with explosives burst in the Karrada district before the onset of Ramadan in Shia Muslim area.
ISIS is a fundamentalist sunni group which frequently targets Shia Muslims.
According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, 1,985 natural disasters were reported in Indonesia between January 1 and November 11, 2016. The calamities affected 2.52 million people causing 375 deaths and 383 injuries in Indonesia.
In March 2016, hundreds of accidents occurred in Dubai due to severe flood in Dubai Abu Dhabi. According to the Dubai police, at least 253 traffic accidents occurred due to flood and water lodging in Dubai.
In July 2016, a series of violent protests took place in Kashmir after the killing of Burhan Wani, a militant commander of the Kashmir-based Hizbul Mujahideen. Nearly 85 people were killed and 13,000 were injured during protests and curfew in valley.
After the result of presidential election in the US, a rash of racist attacks is occurring in the US. The supporters of Donald Trump are harassing minorities and demanding supremacy of whites in the country. According to some news channels, many Latino students are being bullied in Utah high schools.
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