Stories about Disaster from April, 2014
It's been 14 days since the Sewol ferry capsized, and 205 people are confirmed dead. Politicians taking advantage of the calamity and media inaccuracy have fueled anger in South Korea.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott talks up the hunt for the missing Malaysian airliner MH370.
Earthquakes and fires have ravaged Chile during the month of April 2014. Both private and public sources have rushed to aid the numerous victims.
A South Korean ferry heading to a resort island sank with hundreds of passengers. The captain and crew evacuated early, well before most of the passengers.
On Saturday, April 12, 2014, a raging forest fire began in Valparaíso, causing 12 dead people and provoking the evacuation of thousands of residents in the area.
Benzene, a highly carcinogenic chemical, has been detected in the city's water supply, at one point measured at a level 20 times what is considered to be safe.
The Great Bangladesh Weather Expedition aims to study the severe weather there, including flooding, tornadoes and drought.
More than 20 000 animals are reportedly dead due to the drought in Casanare, Colombia. Citizens and activists are using social networks to attract attention to this environmental emergency.
Twitter users reported cellphone service collapsing and electricity cutting out in parts of Peru.