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One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History

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Residents of the valley of Vajont in Italy had reservations about a new hydroelectric dam--especially when cracks began to appear in the nearby mountain. Their worst fears were soon to be confirmed.
From the Series: Make It Out Alive: Dam Disaster bit.ly/2A13Q2r

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Nov 3, 2017

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Comments 2 892
Jeremy Kirkpatrick
All the dignitaries the mayor important townsfolk the engineers etc went up to the dam to watch it. Imagine the looks on their faces when they knew they were about to be obliterated by this cataclysm
Revbone450
Revbone450 3 days ago
Thumbnail looks like the Frank Slide from Canada.
Miss Take
Miss Take 8 days ago
Thumbs down you have the wrong story the greatest man-made disaster of all time was *WORLD WAR 2* it could have been prevented (Don't have to tell me I know I am right)
Cj Me
Cj Me 10 days ago
Global Warming again!
Irate Puffin
Irate Puffin 12 days ago
This is my nightmare!!
M.J. Leger
M.J. Leger 12 days ago
I don't think in general, people realize how powerful and heavy water is! Not even a mountain can hold it back if a lot of water builds up force against it! Sadly, Vajont Dam proved that. (And moving water is even more forceful, standing in even 6 to 8 inches of water can knock you off your feet if it is moving fast enough!)
ASHISH BISWAS
ASHISH BISWAS 13 days ago
MAN MADE DISASTER BHOPAL GAS INCIDENT.......AT LEAST 16000 PEOPLE DIED AND 600000 LAKHS INFECTED........2DECEMBER 1984....
Tenny Sialloa
Tenny Sialloa 14 days ago
Why did the translation have to be "accentised"....? A normal English sound wud have done the job....
Gabriel Moline
Gabriel Moline 14 days ago
Not even gunna watch. Just want to tell that humans are the biggest disaster the earth has ever known. Edit. Not to the earth, just all life on earth. Including humans.
john preston
john preston 14 days ago
MAGA
kahlesstiberius
kahlesstiberius 14 days ago
Can we include the american democrat party in this list?
tsolias27
tsolias27 14 days ago
I like the fact that they were expecting it to happen. I don't want to know what would happen if the dam was full up to it's limit...
Doug Brown
Doug Brown 15 days ago
Not as bad as Johnstown in Pennsylvania.
HereWe GoAgain
HereWe GoAgain 15 days ago
I thought it will be something about last season of GoT 🤔
NewfieParamedic
NewfieParamedic 16 days ago
I was just looking at the town on google earth. You can still see the devastation that occurred.
ishant singh
ishant singh 16 days ago
You call it worst ? ever heard about Bhopal Gas Tragedy ?
CT
CT 15 days ago
It just say "one of the worst"
Horse237
Horse237 15 days ago
The Indian government refused to let white people manage the facility. The locals ran at the first sign of disaster.
Athar Ahmed
Athar Ahmed 16 days ago
Sick idea
ushoys
ushoys 17 days ago
A much worse man-made disaster was Chairman Mao. 50 million died because of that one.
Scott Nagelberg
Scott Nagelberg 17 days ago
Oops
[ JILL ] Everest
[ JILL ] Everest 17 days ago
Dam, it's scary. Now I wonder what are the safety guidelines/requirements before making reservoirs on a location... how do engineers hold mountains below it.... do they check the mountain's ability not to sip water? How is that? I got lotsa questions. And to think, the water just jumped off the spillway walls (please correct this term) is UGH! It held the tons of soil.
John Doe
John Doe 18 days ago
I can't believe people would live just below a efin dam
Old Iron
Old Iron 18 days ago
How to test an official's confidence: have him move his house next to the dam.
Jay Lopes
Jay Lopes 17 days ago
Exactly ! Just like desegregation in schools only applies to the ones that can't afford to move . . . Back in the 1970's I went to government school - the school play ground looked more like a prison yard with all the violence that comes with it . . .
ORACLEofORBS
ORACLEofORBS 18 days ago
One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History: 8 YEARS UNDER EMPERIOR BARACKUS BISEXUALUS OBAMAFUKUS
Gordon Welford
Gordon Welford 19 days ago
Never Heard Of Fukushima Then.
Bitwise Magick
Bitwise Magick 20 days ago
Such a bunch of horseshit, you don't "expect" a 720 million tones amount of rock to "fall in the reservoir at a certain speed" , it was clear the dam will be destroyed but they were corrupted like other officials .
Pratik Gautam
Pratik Gautam 21 day ago
3787 people were killed in Bhopal gas tragedy, 16000 estimated. It was worse than this.
zetA Gundam
zetA Gundam 21 day ago
Human destroy the wolrd
Sally Hillal
Sally Hillal 21 day ago
Again and again politicians and unionized government employees are a crime gang.
Black Sun
Black Sun 21 day ago
*What Could Possibly Gone Wrong?*
Victor Burton
Victor Burton 24 days ago
OLD COPY OF AN OLD COPY
mweb1
mweb1 24 days ago
Dams always have bad consequences. Leave it to beavers with the very tiny kinds.
Mike Wilcox
Mike Wilcox 27 days ago
That's what you get when you use Italians.
Vítězslav Špilar
3:14 the town is gone, reduced to atoms
Hans Gruber
Hans Gruber Month ago
its brighter here
FiringallCylinders
After watching Chernobyl I'm on a spree of man-made disaster videos lol
Hans Gruber
Hans Gruber Month ago
lol same here
Joe De Tau
Joe De Tau Month ago
The worst man-made disaster of al ltime was WWII.
MORTAL KOMBAT
MORTAL KOMBAT Month ago
One of the worst man made disasters is us men having to pay child support
Arthur Vasquez
Arthur Vasquez Month ago
Is president trump !!!
54markl
54markl Month ago
Was it a bad idea? Yes.
Midnightrambler3760
This is what happens when you hire Italians to build something
Buck Johnson
Buck Johnson Month ago
I am not sure what is more astounding, man's ignorance or arrogance.
G SAU
G SAU Month ago
Another is Moreland Councill
Brando bee
Brando bee Month ago
The leaking nuclear dome in the Marshall Islands anyone??
MC matthew Cuevas
My prayers go to all of yous that perished in that horrific tsunami .RIP.
anonymous by preference
I remember reading a book on the Johnstown,Pennsylvania flood in the late 1800’s by David McCullough where a dam gave way and killed over 2,000 people under the same negligent circumstances.
Julio Toruño
Julio Toruño Month ago
Fukushima ?
Sean Baca
Sean Baca Month ago
December 6 1917 saw the Halifax accident kill and injure 11,000 people with a 3 kiloton explosion. 20% of the explosive power that destroyed the entire city of Nagasaki.
Bubi Ruski
Bubi Ruski 27 days ago
Well deserved !
Mike Heffernan
Mike Heffernan Month ago
So so sad I would like to know if those who were responsible for the dam had a day in jail for negligence and man sloughter I guess not
creeping death
creeping death Month ago
The land slide at the Bingham canyon copper mine was pretty impressive. 0 fatalities too.
LesPaulDisciple
LesPaulDisciple Month ago
This disaster is clearly the fault of Donald Trump for pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Some may question how this could be the case since the Donald wasn't president yet. I would reply that facts don't matter to liberals.
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