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10 Of The Biggest Tragedies Of 2015
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Published: Dec 29, 2015

Though there is much to be happy about in 2015 there were a few tragedies that we should remember and mourn over.

Here are the top ten tragedies that happened in 2015

1. Charlie Hebdo attack

The French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was attacked by Al-Qaeda members. eleven people were killed and eleven were injured.

Source: usnews.com
Source: usnews.com

2. Heat Wave kills 2000 in India

In India temperatures between 45 and 48 degrees celcius and major power outages in the city caused deaths of upto 2500 people.

Source: themalaysianinsider.com
Source: themalaysianinsider.com

3. Earthquake in Nepal

An 8.1 earthwuake hit Nepal injuring 23,000 people and killing 9000.

Source: theguardian.com
Source: theguardian.com

4. Hajj Stampede

At least 2,236 people were killed in a stampede during Hajj

Source: america.aljazeera.com
Source: america.aljazeera.com

5. Paris Attacks

A series of co-ordinated attacks happened in Paris, where suicide bombers struck near Stade de France and mass shootings and bombings at many cafe’s, restaurants and music venues 130 people were killed and 368 people were injured

Source: 19thwardchicago.blogspot.com
Source: 19thwardchicago.blogspot.com

6. Greece’s Debt crisis

Greeces debt crisis forced many banks in Greece to close down meaning the country literraly ran out of money

Source: bbc.co.uk
Source: bbc.co.uk

7. Aylan Kurdi

A body of a 3 year old boy washed up on a beach in Turkey it really brought to light the reprecussions of the war in Syria

Source: todayszaman.com
Source: todayszaman.com

8. Explosions in China

A series of explosions occured in China killing a 159 people and injuring 800. The explosions occured as a result of dangerous chemicals in containers which exploded

Source: businessinsider.com
Source: businessinsider.com

9. Illegal immigrants drown

A 20 foot  CP-920 ship boarded almost 1,000 people capsized causing 800 refugees to drown

Source: therichest.com
Source: therichest.com

10. The refugee crisis

There are 4.3 million Syrian refugees and half of them are children

Source: theguardian.com
Source: theguardian.com