Updated: Mon, 04 Aug 2014 01:15:00 GMT | By India Syndicate
Reliving disasters and tragedies from the Pacific to India: Pics

Floods and earthquakes caused untold misery all across the world. Some are tragic instances of natural disasters… they cannot be prevented. Some others, like the 23 school children who died after poor quality mid-day meals in Bihar, are preventable. We look back at some of the worst disasters in 2013 and 2014, starting with the earthquake in China on August 2, 2014



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A general view shows collapsed houses after an earthquake hit Ludian county, Yunnan province August 3, 2014. A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 150 people in a remote mountainous area of Yunnan province, causing some buildings, including a school, to collapse, Xinhua News Agency reported.

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