15 Disturbing Images Of The Worst Man-Made Disasters In History

on Mar, 18 2017 in WTF/OMG 88449 views
It seems that for as long as man has been around, we have been destroying the Earth. Animals are going extinct at alarming rates, we’re burning through our resources, and war destroys cities and families. Unfortunately, a lot of the time, we destroy the Earth without even trying. Much of what we use to keep the world running is dangerous. Nuclear energy can have devastating effects on the environment if an accident happens, oil spills are extremely dangerous to clean up, and explosions can ruin everything in seconds. It seems as though if a disaster is capable of happening, it has at some point in time throughout our history.

Obviously, natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, and volcanic eruptions are devastating but mostly unavoidable. When it comes to man-made disasters, that’s a different story. A manmade disaster occurs after either human intent or negligence leads to a devastating destruction. Sometimes one man can be capable of destroying the lives of many, and sometimes it takes a lot of people to cause such a huge mess. Regardless of what the cause was, man-made disasters happen all the time and each instance is unique in its own heartbreaking way.

The next 15 photographs showcase some of the worst man-made disasters in history. They are in no particular order, as some caused more of an environmental damage than casualties Some were controlled and are just a blemish in our history. Others still affect the way many people live even decades after it happened. They’re all still just as upsetting, and hopefully, there’s something we can learn behind all the devastation. Here are 15 Disturbing Images That Show The Worst Man-Made Disasters In History.