source: The Learning Channel
||On August 7, 1975, in the
Henan providence in China, the Shimantan Dam along the Hong He river collapsed. Over 250,000
inhabitants of the region lost their lives.
In a September 1999 story on The Learning Channel (TLC), they listed this tragic event
as the world's greatest technological disaster. TobaccoFreedom.org provides a
photo summary of TLC's report.
The Learning Channel, unfortunately, is incorrect. The Shimantan Dam disaster does not
represent the world's greatest tragedy, this is...