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The governor is visiting the site of the disastrous tornado which destroyed this small town in Southern TexasOver 200 people were killed in a disaster in southwestern India this morning when a train collided with a tour bus.

The governor is visiting the site of the disastrous tornado which destroyed this small town in Southern Texas.

The party was a total disaster. Hardly anyone showed up, the stereo didn't work, and the food was terrible.

Over 150 people were killed last month in the crash of an Air France Concorde, the first ever disaster involving these planes.

The loss by the Japanese team in the quarter finals was a disaster for the national soccer program.

The team's disastrous performance in the Olympics has raised serious questions about the abilities of the coaching staff.

The air crash was the biggest aviation disaster in the country's history.

There is a Saudi Arabian proverb which states that war is a disaster for winner and loser alike.

There is a Chinese proverb which observes that a moment of patience can prevent a great disaster, and a moment of impatience can ruin a whole life.

Lightning kills more people in the United States than any other natural disaster: an average of 400 dead, and 1,000 injured yearly.

The worst nuclear disaster in United States history occurred at Three Mile Island in 1979.

The people of Belarus continue to live with the consequences of the world's worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl.

Switzerland has a proud history of important international aid, and disaster relief work.

In 2002, China warned Taiwan that any suggestion of a referendum on independence would lead the island to disaster.

Greek author Homer once observed that the man does better who runs from disaster than he who is caught by it.

In its disastrous war of 1865 to 1870, Paraguay lost two-thirds of all adult males in the country, and much of its territory.

The Red Cross helps people affected by emergencies and disasters, from house fires to earthquakes.

Discussion question: Talk about a natural disaster which has occurred in your country.

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