More than 1,000 bodies have been pulled from the Bangladesh garment factory building that collapsed last month. Very few other industrial accidents in world history have had such a high death toll. Here's a look at some of those tragic events.
March 10, 1906: A dust explosion in a French mine kills 1,099 workers. <em>Discovery of the bodies of the victims of the mine fire of Courrieres, in Northern France, Illustration from French newspaper Le Petit journal, March 25, 1906 (Photo by Leemage/UIG via Getty Images)</em>
Dec. 6, 1917: A ship loaded with explosives is ignited in a collision in the Halifax harbor in Nova Scotia, Canada, killing about 2,000 people. <em>Halifax disaster - explosion. (Patent and Copyright Office / Library and Archives Canada / C-001832)</em>
April 26, 1942: A gas and coal dust explosion inside a Japanese-run mine in Benxi, China, kills 1,549 people. <em>In this Jan. 24, 2011 file photo, a man walks across a frozen river in Benxi, northeastern China's Liaoning province. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)</em>
Dec. 3, 1984: Lethal methyl isocyanate gas leaks from a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, exposing 500,000 people in the surrounding community to tainted air and water. It caused an estimated 15,000 deaths, and activists blame many more cases of cancer, birth defects and illnesses on the continuing contamination. <em>A December 1984 file photo shows victims who lost sight after poison gas leak from a pesticides plant in the central Indian city of Bhopal squating in front of the US Union Carbide factory (Shown in background). (AFP/Getty Images)</em>
April 26, 1986: A reactor meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in present-day Ukraine spews radiation into the surrounding community. A fire kills dozens of people immediately, and contamination of the air, food and water has been blamed for thousands of deaths. United Nations agencies have put the death toll at 4,000 to 9,000, with anti-nuclear groups contending the number is much higher. <em>Photo, dated 01 October 1986, showing repairs being carried out on the Chernobyl nuclear plant in the Ukraine, following a major explosion 30 April 1996 which, according to official statistics, affected 3,235,984 Ukrainians and sent radioactive clouds all over Europe. (ZUFAROV/AFP/Getty Images)</em>
A relative reacts after identifying the body of a loved one killed in last week's building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka on May 10, 2013. The death toll from last month's collapse of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh rose past 1,000 as piles of bodies were found in the ruins of a stairwell where victims had sought shelter. (MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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