Archive for catastrophes

Pictures showing moments right before frightening incidents

 

Nobody knows if a historical catastrophe will happen seconds or even minutes away. All of the most frightening incidents have happened without any sign, they were all kind of spontaneous. Those incidents could be accidents, explosions, climate eruptions, mass shootings, or assassinations… All of them share a common effect: wrecking properties and destroying human lives.

Challenger, less than 2 minutes before exploding

January 28, 1986.

The legacy of one of NASA’s space shuttles exploded in midair, killing all seven crewmembers.

The last photo 30 minutes before the Las Vegas shooting

This selfie was posted on Facebook on October 1 2017 by Denise and Tony, a happy couple who traveled to Las Vegas to attend the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Just 30 minutes later, a gunman opened fire on the audience of 22,000 bystanders. 500 people were injured and 59 were killed. Denise died in her husband’s arms.

Lelisa Desisa and the Boston Marathon

The athlete Lelisa Desisa, won the Boston Marathon, on April 15, 2013. After 2 hours, 2 bombs exploded at the same finish line Desisa had so triumphantly crossed. The bomb killed 3 people and injured more than 300 people.

A mother and son’s final picture

Gary, the 15 year old son, is seen smiling with his mother Petra Langeveld in this last picture. On July 17, 2014, the two posted this selfie to social media at the moment the plane was taking off. 3 hours later,  296 passengers andcrew members of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 were killed at the moment the plane flew over Ukraine.

John F. Kennedy on his final car ride

All of the people in the limo seemed happy, but unfortunately, at 12:30 p.m., bullets murdered President Kennedy and injured Texas Governor John Connally.

A Lebanese teenager with his friends

School friends are chilling out together in Beirut. Unfortunately, Mohammad al-Chaar, the Lebanese boy in the red hoodie, was a 16-year-old. The gold car in the background had a bomb inside it. A couple of minutes later after taking this photo, the car bomb killed 6 people.

The last minutes before the murder that launched World War I

June 28, 1914

Archduke Franz Ferdinand is seen in the backseat next to his wife, as they rode through the streets of Sarajevo in an open-topped car. This picture was taken just a few minutes before Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Archduke.

Hiroshima, just before the nuclear invasion

August 6, 1945

The USA flew and dropped a nuclear bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The bomb killed immediately 80,000 Hiroshima citizens. Due to nuclear radiations, thousands of other people were poisoned and killed, having 90% of the city vanished off the Earth.

 

Once the nightmare begins, it becomes hard to remember those precious moments oflife, love,and happiness

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