List of battles and other violent events by death toll

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This page lists mortalities from battles and other individual military operations or acts of violence, sorted by death toll. For wars and events more extensive in scope, see List of wars and disasters by death toll. For natural disasters, see List of natural disasters by death toll.

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[edit] Battles and sieges

Many of the entries in this section are currently for total casualties rather than deaths. Until this notice is removed, check the individual links to confirm what the figure represents.

[edit] Bombing campaigns

[edit] World War II

  • Maximum 25,000 (minimum 22,700) - Allied airforce bombing of Dresden during the period 7 October 1944 to 7 April 1945 [1]
  • Minimum 20,000 - Allied airforce bombing of Berlin in 363 separate raids that took place during the period 7 June 1940 until 25 March 1944
  • Minimum 20,000 - German Luftwaffe bombing of London during the Blitz; 7 September 1940 to 10 May 1941 [2]

[edit] Post-World War II

[edit] Individual air raids

[edit] World War II

[edit] Wartime ship disasters

[edit] Prior to World War I

Estimate Name Nat. Ship Type Principal victims Where sunk Date
1300–1900 SS Sultana US Transport Steamboat Union POWs formerly held
by the Confederate Army
Mississippi River
near Memphis
April 27, 1865[5]
900 HMS Victory GB 1st-rate Crew The Casquets Oct 3, 1744
838 HMS St George UK 1st-rate Crew North Sea Dec 24, 1811
800+ Kronan SE 1st-rate Crew Baltic Sea Jun, 1 1676
800+ HMS Royal George GB 1st-rate Crew Spithead Aug 29, 1782
800 HMS Association GB 2nd-rate Crew Isles of Scilly Oct 22, 1707
699 HMS Ramilles GB 3rd-rate Crew Bolt Head Feb 15, 1760
673 HMS Queen Charlotte GB 1st-rate Crew Livorno Mar 17, 1800
566 General Lyon US Transport Discharged Union soldiers, Confederate POWs Cape Hatteras Mar 31, 1865
600 HMS Hero UK 3rd-rate Crew Wadden Sea Dec 28, 1811
555 HMS Defence UK 3rd-rate Crew North Sea Dec 24, 1811
380 Mary Rose Eng Carrack Soldiers, crew The Solent Jul 19, 1545
372 Arniston Eng East Indiaman Soldiers, crew & their family Cape Agulhas May 30, 1815

[edit] World War I

Estimate Name Nat. Ship Type Principal victims Where sunk Date
1,255 HMS Queen Mary UK Battlecruiser Crew North Sea May 31, 1916
1,198 RMS Lusitania UK Ocean Liner Civilians Celtic Sea May 7, 1915
1,015 HMS Invincible UK Battlecruiser Crew North Sea May 31, 1916
1,013 HMS Indefatigable UK Battlecruiser Crew North sea May 31, 1916
903 HMS Defence UK Armoured cruiser Crew North Sea May 31, 1916
900 HMS Good Hope UK Armoured Cruiser Crew Pacific Ocean Nov 1, 1914
857 HMS Black Prince UK Armoured Cruiser Crew North Sea May 31, 1916
843 HMS Vanguard UK Battleship Crew Jul 19, 1917
839 SMS Pommern Ger Battleship Crew North Sea Jun 1, 1916
782 SMS Blücher Ger Armoured Cruiser Crew Dogger Bank Jan 24, 1915
764 SMS Scharnhorst Ger Armoured Cruiser Crew Falkland Islands Dec 8, 1914
750 HMS Monmouth UK Armoured Cruiser Crew Nov 1, 1914
738 HMS Bulwark UK Battleship Crew Sheerness Nov 26, 1914
648 Suffren Fr Battleship Crew off Lisbon Nov 26, 1916
646 SS Mendi UK Troopship Troops English Channel Feb 21, 1917
600 Bouvet Fr Battleship Crew Dardanelles Mar 18, 1915
501 RMS Leinster UK Mail Ship Military personnel Irish Sea Oct 10, 1918
577 SMS Gneisenau Ger Armoured Cruiser Crew Falkland Islands Dec 8, 1914
570 HMS Goliath UK Battleship Crew Dardanelles May 13, 1915
460 HMS Hawke UK Cruiser Crew North Sea Oct 15, 1914

[edit] World War II

Estimate Name Nat. Ship type Principal victims Where sunk Date
9,400 MV Wilhelm Gustloff Ger Transport Refugees Baltic Sea Jan 30, 1945
6,000 Goya Ger Transport Wounded, refugees Baltic Sea Apr 16, 1945
5,620 Junyō Maru Japan Transport Japanese labourers and Allied POW's Indian Ocean Sep 18, 1944
5,400~ Toyama Maru Japan Transport Troops Sea of Japan Jun 29, 1944
5,000 Armenia Sov Hospital Wounded, refugees Black Sea Nov 7, 1941
4,998 Ryusei Maru Japan Transport Troops Bali Sea Feb 25, 1944
4,755 Tamatsu Maru Japan Transport Troops Off Luzon Aug 19, 1944
4,650 SS Cap Arcona Ger Transport Concentration camp prisoners Baltic Sea May 3, 1945
4,074 Oria Ger Transport Italian POWs Cape Sounion Feb 12, 1944
4,000 - 6,500
{1,738 known dead;
2,477 survived}
HMT Lancastria Brit Transport Troops, refugees Bay of Biscay Jun 17, 1940
2,000 - 5,000 Totila Ger Transport Troops Crimean Peninsula May 10, 1944
2,000 - 4,000 Teja Ger Transport Troops Crimean Peninsula May 10, 1944
3,850 Orion Ger Aux. Cruiser Refugees Baltic Sea May 4, 1945
3,536 Mayasan Maru Japan Transport Troops East China Sea Aug 17, 1944
3,000 SS General von Steuben Ger Transport Wounded, refugees Baltic Sea Feb 10, 1945
3,000 Yoshida Maru Japan Transport Troops Off Luzon Apr 26, 1944
3,000 Tango Maru Japan Transport Javanese labourers and Allied POW's Bali Sea Feb 25, 1944
2,750 SS Thielbek Ger Freighter Concentration camp prisoners Baltic Sea May 3, 1945
2,700[6] Moero Ger Hospital Soldiers and civilians from Estonia Baltic Sea Sep 22, 1944
2,670 SS Petrella Germany Freighter Italian POW's Suda Bay, Crete Feb 8, 1944
2,665 Teia Maru Japan Transport Troops Off Luzon Aug 18, 1944
2,571[7] MS Rigel Ger Transport Troops, Soviet POW's off Norway Nov 27, 1944
2,498 Yamato Japan Battleship Crew Sea of Japan Apr 7, 1945
2,098 Sinfra France Freighter Italian POW's Suda Bay, Crete Oct 20, 1943
2,097 Bismarck Ger Battleship Crew Atlantic Ocean May 27, 1941
2,035 Kamakura Maru Japan Transport Soldiers and civilians Philippines Apr 28, 1943
2,003 MV Awa Maru Japan Hospital[8] Civilians Taiwan Straits Apr 1, 1945
2,000 Ural Maru Japan Transport N/A Sep 27, 1944
2,000 Iosif Stalin Sov Transport Troops, crew Baltic Sea Dec 3, 1941
1,932 Scharnhorst Ger Battleship Crew Arctic Ocean Dec 26, 1943
1,875 Arisan Maru Japan Freighter US POW's China Sea Oct 24, 1944
1,835 Gaetano Donizetti Italy Freighter Italian POW's Aegean Sea Sep 23, 1943
1,658 RMS Laconia UK Transport Italian POW's, civilians South Atlantic Sep 12, 1942
1,650 Taihō Japan Air. Carrier Crew Philippine Sea Mar 7, 1944
1,600 Roma Ita Battleship Crew Mediterranean Sep 8, 1943
1,529 Tsushima Maru Japan Transport Schoolchildren, civilians Sea of Japan Aug 22, 1944
1,470 Chiyoda Japan Air. Carrier Crew Oct 25, 1944
1,435 Shinano Japan Air. Carrier Crew Nov 29, 1944
1,414 HMS Hood UK Battlecruiser Crew Denmark Strait May 24, 1941
1,400 Yamashiro Japan Battleship Crew Surigao Strait Oct 25, 1944
1,400 Fusō Japan Battleship Crew Surigao Strait Oct 25, 1944
1,400 Chikuma Japan Hvy Cruiser Crew Philippine Sea Oct 25, 1944
1,400 Tatsuta Maru Japan Transport Troops Sea of Japan Feb 9, 1943
1,302 Mario Roselli Italy Freighter Italian POW's Corfu Bay Oct 10, 1943
1,297 SS Khedive Ismail UK Transport Troops Indian Ocean Feb 12, 1944
1,263 Shōkaku Japan Air. Carrier Crew Philippine Sea Jun 19, 1944
1,250 Chuyo Japan Air. Carrier Crew Izu Islands Dec 4, 1943
1,250 Kongō Japan Battleship Crew Formosa Strait Nov 21, 1944
1,239 Unryū Japan Air. Carrier Crew Dec 19, 1944
1,209 SS Conte Rosso Ita Troopship Troops, crew Mediterranean May 24, 1941
1,207 HMS Glorious UK Air. Carrier Crew Norwegian Sea Jun 8, 1940
1,177 USS Arizona US Battleship Crew Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941
1,138 HMT Rohna UK Troopship US Troops, Crew Mediterranean Nov 26, 1943
1,124[9] Montevideo Maru Japan Transport Australian POW's, civilians Philippine Sea? Jul 1, 1942
1,047 Hofuku Maru Japan Transport Dutch and British POW's Philippine Sea Sep 21, 1944
1,023 Musashi Japan Battleship Crew Leyte Gulf Oct 24, 1944
986 Palatia Ger Prisoner transport Crew, Soviet POWs Off Lindesnes Oct 21, 1942
971 Tirpitz Ger Battleship Crew Tromsø Nov 12, 1944
946 Exercise Tiger UK (Military exercise) US troops South Devon Apr 28, 1944
920 Blücher Ger Hvy Cruiser Troops, crew Oslofjord Apr 9, 1940
883 USS Indianapolis US Hvy Cruiser Crew Philippine Sea Jul 30, 1945
862 HMS Barham UK Battleship Crew Mediterranean Nov 25, 1941
843 Zuikaku Japan Air. Carrier Crew Leyte Gulf, Oct 25 1944
833 HMS Royal Oak UK Battleship Crew Scapa Flow Oct 14, 1939
819 Leopoldville Belgium Transport US Troops English Channel Dec 24, 1944
814 Kaga Japan Air. Carrier Crew Midway Jun 4, 1942
768 SS Struma Bul Passenger Crew Black Sea Feb 24, 1942
733 USS Franklin US Air. Carrier Crew Off Japanese Coast March 19, 1945
718 Sōryū Japan Air. Carrier Crew Midway Jun 4, 1942
693 USS Houston US Hvy Cruiser Crew Java Sea March 1, 1942
655 SS Ceramic UK Passenger Civilians Atlantic Ocean Dec 6, 1942
645 HMAS Sydney Aus Lt Cruiser Crew[10] Indian Ocean Nov 19, 1941
631 Shōhō Japan Air. Carrier Crew Coral Sea May 7, 1942
549 Ukishima Maru Japan Transport Korean forced labourers Maizuru, Japan Aug 24, 1945
518 HMS Courageous UK Air. Carrier Crew Irish coast Sep 17, 1939
513 HMS Repulse UK Battlecruiser Crew South China Sea Dec 10, 1941
353 HMAS Perth Aus Lt Cruiser Crew Sunda Strait Mar 1, 1942
338 HMS Curacoa UK Lt Cruiser Crew Atlantic? Oct 2, 1942
327 HMS Prince of Wales UK Battleship Crew South China Sea Dec 10, 1941
271 Ilmarinen Fin Coastal def. ship Crew Baltic Sea Sep 13, 1941
159 {KIA & POW} USS Asheville US Gunboat crew Java Sea March 3, 1942
137 SS Caribou Can Ferry Passengers, crew Cabot Strait Oct 14, 1942

[edit] Post World War II

Estimate Name Nat. Ship Type Principal victims Where sunk Date
2,750 SS Kiangya Chi Steamship Refugees Shanghai Dec 3, 1948
323 ARA General Belgrano Arg Cruiser Crew South Atlantic May 2, 1982
194 INS Khukri Ind Frigate Crew Arabian Sea Dec 8, 1971
34 USS Liberty US Tech research Crew Sinai Peninsula Jun 8, 1967
20 HMS Sheffield UK Guided missile destroyer Crew South Atlantic May 4, 1982

[edit] Terrorist attacks

Estimate Name Country City Date
2,976 September 11 attacks United States World Trade Center, New York City,
The Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia,
Shanksville, Pennsylvania
2001
796 Yazidi communities bombings Iraq Qahtaniya and Adnaniyah 2007
422 Cinema Rex fire Iran Abadan 1978
334 Beslan school siege Russia Beslan 2004
329 Air India Flight 182 Atlantic Ocean, South of Ireland 1985
309 1983 Beirut barracks bombing Lebanon Beirut 1983
293 1999 Russian apartment bombings Russia Moscow 1999
270 Pan Am Flight 103 United Kingdom Lockerbie, Scotland 1988
257 1993 Mumbai bombings India Mumbai 1993
252 2001 Angola train attack Angola 2001
238 MV Dara Southwest Asia Persian Gulf 1961
237 1998 United States embassy bombings Kenya,
Tanzania
Nairobi,
Dar es Salaam
1998
217+ January 2012 Nigeria attacks Nigeria Mubi, Yola, Gombi, Maiduguri and Kano 2012
215 Sadr City bombings Iraq Sadr City 2006
209 Mumbai train bombings India Mumbai 2006
202 2002 Bali bombings Indonesia Bali 2002
198 April 18, 2007 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2007
191 March 11, 2004 Madrid train bombings Spain Madrid 2004
178 Ashoura Massacre Iraq Kerbala and Baghdad 2004
175 2008 Mumbai attacks India Mumbai 2008
171 UTA Flight 772 Niger 1989
170 Moscow Theatre Siege Russia Moscow 2002
168 Kizlyar-Pervomayskoye hostage crisis Russia Kizlyar, Pervomayskoye, and Sovetskoye 1996
168 Oklahoma City bombing United States Oklahoma City 1995
155 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2009
152 2007 Tal Afar bombings and massacre Iraq Tal Afar 2007
150 St Nedelya Church assault Bulgaria Sofia 1925
148 Gyaneshwari Express train derailment India 2010
140 Budyonnovsk hospital hostage crisis Russia Budyonnovsk 1995
136 2007 Karachi bombing Pakistan Karachi 2007
135 February 3, 2007 Baghdad market bombing Iraq Baghdad 2007
133+ January 2011 Iraq suicide attacks Iraq 2011
130 Rafiganj train disaster India Rafiganj 2002
128 Xiamen Airlines Flight 8301 China Guangzhou 1990
127 8 December 2009 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2009
127 2005 Al Hillah bombing Iraq Al Hillah 2005
125 Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 Indian Ocean 1996
120+ Mountain Meadows Massacre United States Utah 1857
120 2007 Al Hillah bombings Iraq Al Hillah 2007
120 2012 Sana'a bombing Yemen Sana'a 2012
117 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing Pakistan Peshawar 2009
117 2004 Irbil bombings Iraq Irbil 2004
116 2004 SuperFerry 14 bombing Philippines 2004
114+ 10 May 2010 Iraq attacks Iraq Baghdad 2010
113+ 2 November 2010 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2010
112 2006 Digampathana bombing Sri Lanka Digampathana 2006
112 September 14, 2005 Baghdad bombing Iraq Baghdad 2005
112 Avianca Flight 203 Colombia 1989
112 Gulf Air Flight 771 United Arab Emirates Dubai 1983
110 10 October 2008 Orakzai bombing Pakistan Orakzai 2008
105 2010 Lakki Marwat suicide bombing Pakistan Lakki Marwat 2010
104 Mohmand Agency attack Pakistan Mohmand Agency 2010
102 First Tyre truck bombing attack Lebanon Tyre 1982
101 19 August 2009 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2009
100+ 2011 Damaturu attacks Nigeria 2011
100 2008 Kandahar bombing Afghanistan Kandahar 2008
98 May 2010 attacks on Ahmadi mosques in Lahore Pakistan Lahore 2010
98 1 February 2008 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2008
98 Musayyib fuel tanker bombing Iraq Musayyib 2005
91 King David Hotel bombing Mandatory Palestine Jerusalem 1946
90 Central Bank Bombing Sri Lanka Colombo 1996
90 2005 Sharm el-Sheikh attacks Egypt Sharm el-Sheikh 2005
89 Russian airplane bombings Russia Moscow 2004
88 TWA Flight 841 Ionian Sea 1974
88 22 January 2007 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2007
86 AMIA Bombing Argentina Buenos Aires 1994
85 April 2010 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2010
85 Buratha Mosque bombing Iraq Baghdad 2006
85 Stazione Centrale bombing Italy Bologna 1980
83 2002 Grozny truck bombing Russia Grozny 2002
83 Imam Ali Mosque bombing Iraq Najaf 2003
81 2008 Assam bombings India Assam 2008
80 Jaipur bombings India Jaipur 2008
80 1985 Beirut car bombing Lebanon Beirut 1985
77+ 2011 Norway attacks Norway Oslo and Utøya 2011
76 February 12, 2007 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2007
76 2010 Maoist attack in Dantewada India Dantewada, Chattisgarh 2010
75 2007 Baghlan sugar factory bombing Afghanistan Baghlan 2008
74 July 2010 Kampala attacks Uganda Kampala 2010
74 2005 Khanaqin bombings Iraq Khanaqin 2005
74 21 April 2004 Basra bombings Iraq Basra 2004
74 2004 Kufa shelling Iraq Kufa 2004
73+ September 2010 Quetta bombing Pakistan Quetta 2010
73 20 June 2009 Taza bombing Iraq Taza 2009
72+ March 2010 Lahore bombings Pakistan Lahore 2010
70+ July 2010 Baghdad attacks Iraq Baghdad 2010
70 2008 Wah bombing Pakistan Wah 2008
70 2007 Baghdad Mustansiriya University bombing Iraq Baghdad 2007
69+ 17 August 2010 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2010
69 24 June 2009 Baghdad bombing Iraq Baghdad 2009
68 6 March 2008 Baghdad bombing Iraq Baghdad 2008
68 2007 Samjhauta Express bombings India 2007
68 2004 Baqubah bombing Iraq Baqubah 2004
67 19 December 2004 Karbala and Najaf bombings Iraq Karbala 2004
66 2010 Darra Adam Khel mosque bombing Pakistan Darra Adam Khel 2010
63 Luxor massacre Egypt Luxor 1997
63 February 18, 2007 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2007
63 DAS Building bombing Colombia Bogotá 1989
63 Iraqi Airways Flight 163 Saudi Arabia Arar 1986
63 April 1983 US Embassy bombing Lebanon Beirut 1983
62 1999 Vladikavkaz bombing Russia Vladikavkaz 1999
62 July 1, 2006 Sadr City bombing Iraq Sadr City 2006
62 29 October 2005 Delhi bombings India Delhi 2005
62 24 June 2004 Mosul bombings Iraq Mosul 2004
60 2005 Amman bombings Jordan Amman 2005
60 EgyptAir Flight 648 Greece Athens 1985
60 Second Tyre truck bombing attack Lebanon Tyre 1983
59 2003 Znamenskoye suicide bombing Russia Znamenskoye 2003
58 2010 Baghdad church attack Iraq Baghdad 2010
58 6 April 2010 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2010
58 April 2010 Kohat bombings Pakistan Kohat 2010
58 2008 Indian embassy bombing in Kabul Afghanistan Kabul 2008
58 1948 Ben Yehuda Street bombing Mandatory Palestine Jerusalem 1948
57 Nishtar Park bombing Pakistan Karachi 2006
57 2003 Istanbul Bombings Turkey Istanbul 2003
56 2008 Ahmedabad bombings Pakistan Ahmedabad 2008
54 1 February 2010 Baghdad bombing Iraq Baghdad 2010
54 December 2009 Lahore attacks Pakistan Lahore 2009
54 Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing Pakistan Islamabad 2008
53+ 25 August 2010 Iraq bombings Iraq Kut 2010
52 2011 Monterrey Casino Attack Mexico Monterrey 2011
52 7 July 2005 London bombings United Kingdom London 2005
52 2003 Mumbai bombings India Mumbai 2003
51 2009 African Union base bombings in Mogadishu Somalia Mogadishu 2009
51 17 June 2008 Baghdad bombing Iraq Baghdad 2008
50+ Dera Ghazi Khan bombings Pakistan Dera Ghazi Khan 2011
50+ December 2010 Mohmand Agency bombings Pakistan Mohmand Agency 2010
50 5 April 2010 Peshawar bombings Pakistan Peshawar 2010
50 July 2010 Lahore bombings Pakistan Lahore 2010
48 27 January 2011 Baghdad bombing Iraq Baghdad 2011
48 2009 Jamrud mosque bombing Pakistan Jamrud 2009
47 December 2010 Bajaur bombing Pakistan Khar 2010
47 14 September 2004 Baghdad bombing Iraq Baghdad 2004
47 2008 Parachinar bombing Pakistan Parachinar 2008
46 2003 Stavropol train bombing Russia Stavropol 2003
46 2003 Casablanca bombings Morocco Casablanca 2003
45 Bath School disaster United States Michigan 1927
44 Kaspiysk bombing Russia Kaspiysk 2002
43+ 7 August 2010 Basra attacks Iraq Basra 2010
43 2009 Pishin bombing Iran Pishin 2009
43 2009 Karachi bombing Pakistan Karachi 2009
43 2008 Issers bombing Algeria Issers 2008
42 25 August 2007 Hyderabad bombings India Hyderabad 2007
42 April 4, 2010 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2010
42 February 2004 Moscow metro bombing Russia Moscow 2004
41 30 September 2004 Baghdad bombing Iraq Baghdad 2004
41 25 January 2010 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2010
41 December 11, 2007 Algiers bombings Algeria Algiers 2007
40+ 9 March 2011 Peshawar bombing Pakistan Peshawar 2011
40 Nadahan wedding bombing Afghanistan Kandahar Province 2010
40 2010 Moscow Metro bombings Russia Moscow 2010
39 May 2010 Mogadishu bombings Somalia Mogadishu 2010
38 Coastal Road massacre Israel Coastal Highway 1978
38 2010 Chabahar suicide bombing Iran Chabahar 2010
38 October 2009 Lahore attacks Pakistan Lahore 2009
38 December 2009 Rawalpindi attack Pakistan Rawalpindi 2009
38 2001 attack on Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly India Srinagar 2001
38 Wall Street bombing United States New York City 1920
37 2006 Malegaon blasts India 2006
36 2011 Domodedovo International Airport bombing Russia Moscow 2011
35+ 2010 Dantewada bus bombing India Dantewada 2010
35 September 2010 Lahore bombings Pakistan Lahore 2010
35 27 October 2003 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2003
35 November 2009 Rawalpindi bombing Pakistan Rawalpindi 2009
35 2009 Beledweyne bombing Somalia Beledweyne 2009
35 2009 Lahore bombing Pakistan Lahore 2009
35 September 2008 Peshawar bombing Pakistan Peshawar 2008
35 15 July 2008 Baquba bombings Iraq Baqubah 2008
35 Riyadh compound bombings Saudi Arabia Riyadh 2003
34 6 April 2009 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2009
34 Sinai bombings Egypt Taba,
Nuweiba
2004
33 Akshardham Temple attack India Gandhinagar 2002
33 December 2009 Dera Ghazi Khan bombing Pakistan Dera Ghazi Khan 2009
33 3 March 2010 Baqubah bombings Iraq Baqubah 2010
33 11 April 2007 Algiers bombings Algeria Algiers 2007
33 Pan Am Flight 110 Italy 1973
33 1998 Coimbatore bombings India Coimbatore 1998
33 Dublin and Monaghan Bombings Ireland Dublin,
Monaghan
1974
32 2009 African Union base bombings in Mogadishu Somalia Mogadishu 2009
32 Muna hotel attack Somalia Mogadishu 2010
32 28 September 2008 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2008
31+ 19 September 2010 Baghdad bombings Iraq Baghdad 2010
30 13 September 2008 Delhi bombings India Delhi 2008
30 February 2010 Khyber Mosque bombing Pakistan Khyber Agency 2010
30 Passover massacre Israel Netanya 2002
30 2007 Dellys bombing Algeria Dellys 2007
29 Attack on the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires Argentina Buenos Aires 1992
29 Omagh Bombing Northern Ireland Omagh 1998
28 2003 Nasiriyah bombing Iraq Nasiriyah 2003
28 2009 Nevsky Express bombing Russia Bologoye 2009
28 2006 Varanasi bombings India Varanasi 2006
27+ 24 January 2011 Iraq bombings Iraq Baghdad 2011
27+ July 2010 Zahedan bombings Iran Zahedan 2010
27 1994 Baku Metro bombings Azerbaijan Baku 1994
26 First Jaffa Road bus bombing Israel Jerusalem 1996
25+ Assassination of Benazir Bhutto Pakistan Rawalpindi 2007
25+ February 2010 Karachi bombings Pakistan Karachi 2010
25 2009 Hotel Shamo bombing Somalia Mogadishu 2009
25 September 2007 bombings in Rawalpindi Pakistan Rawalpindi 2007
25 2009 Nazran bombing Russia Nazran 2009
25 19 April 2010 Peshawar bombing Pakistan Peshawar 2010
24 2011 Alexandria bombing Egypt Alexandria 2011
23 2011 Kashgar attacks China Kashgar 2011
23 2009 Pakistan Army General Headquarters attack Pakistan Punjab 2009
23 2006 Dahab bombings Egypt Dahab 2006
23 Shmuel HaNavi bus bombing Israel Jerusalem 2003
22 Rizal Day bombings Philippines Metro Manila 2000
22 2004 Khobar massacre Saudi Arabia Khobar 2004
22 2007 Batna bombing Algeria Batna 2007
22 2004 Forward Operating Base Marez bombing Iraq Mosul 2004
22 Canal Hotel bombing Iraq Baghdad 2003
22 Dizengoff Street bus bombing Israel Tel Aviv 1994
22 Beit Lid massacre Israel 1995
21 Kosheh massacre Egypt Kosheh 2000
21 1987 Hipercor bombing Spain Barcelona 1987
21 Los Angeles Times bombing United States Los Angeles 1910
21 Birmingham pub bombings United Kingdom Birmingham 1974
21 Dolphinarium discotheque suicide bombing Israel Tel Aviv 2001
21 Maxim restaurant suicide bombing Israel Haifa 2003
20+ Pan Am Flight 73 Pakistan Karachi 1986
20 2011 Faisalabad bombing Pakistan Faisalabad 2011
20 2009 Zahedan explosion Iran Zahedan 2009
20 2011 Mumbai bombings India Mumbai 2011
19 Patt Junction Bus Bombing Israel Jerusalem 2002
19 Rome and Vienna airport attacks Italy, Austria Rome, Vienna 1985
19 Khobar Towers bombing Saudi Arabia Khobar 1996
19 USS Cole bombing Yemen Aden 2000
19 2003 Karbala bombings Iraq Karbala 2003
19 2008 American Embassy attack in Yemen Yemen Sana'a 2008
19 February 2010 Khyber bombing Pakistan Khyber 2010
18 Pakistan CID building attack Pakistan Karachi 2010
18 1985 El Descanso bombing Spain Madrid 1985
18 Christmas Eve 2000 Indonesia bombings Indonesia Jakarta, Pekanbaru, Medan, Bandung, Batam Island, Mojokerto, Mataram, and Sukabumi 2000
18 2007 Zahedan bombings Iran Zahedan 2007
18 May 2010 Kabul bombing Afghanistan Kabul 2010
18 February 2010 Kabul attack Afghanistan Kabul 2010
18 2011 Hotan attack China Hotan 2011
17 2008 Istanbul bombings Turkey Istanbul 2008
17 Munich massacre Germany Munich 1972
17 2003 Jordanian embassy bombing in Baghdad Iraq Baghdad 2003
17 2009 Kabul Indian embassy attack Afghanistan Kabul 2009
17 2010 Pune bombing India Pune 2010
17 Haifa bus 37 suicide bombing Israel Haifa 2003
17 2010 Vladikavkaz bombing Russia Vladikavkaz 2010
16 2011 Marrakech bombing Morocco Marrakech 2011
16 2001 Bahawalpur church attack Pakistan Bahawalpur 2001
16 January 2010 Bajaur bombing Pakistan Bajaur 2010
16 2009 Lahore police academy attacks Pakistan Lahore 2009
15 2011 Imbaba church attacks Egypt Imbaba 2011
15 Matza restaurant suicide bombing Israel Haifa 2002
15 Sbarro restaurant suicide bombing Israel Jerusalem 2001
14 2011 Minsk Metro bombing Belarus Minsk 2011
14 Karkur junction suicide bombing Israel 2002
14 2008 Shiraz explosion Iran Shiraz 2008
13 1999 Istanbul bombings Turkey Istanbul 1999
13 2002 Karachi bus bombing Pakistan Karachi 2002
13 Fort Hood shooting United States Texas 2009
13 Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway Japan Tokyo 1995
13 2006 Moscow market bombing Russia Moscow 2006
13 Dizengoff Center suicide bombing Israel Tel Aviv 1996
13 2008 Beni Amrane bombings Algeria Beni Amrane 2008
12+ 2010 Hakkâri bus attack Turkey Hakkâri Province 2010
12 October 2010 Abuja attacks Nigeria Abuja 2010
12 2001 Indian Parliament attack India New Delhi 2001
12 2002 US consulate bombing in Karachi Pakistan Karachi 2002
12 Remembrance Day bombing United Kingdom Enniskillen 1987
12 M62 coach bombing United Kingdom Yorkshire 1974
12 December 2009 Lower Dir mosque bombing Pakistan Lower Dir 2009
12 2010 Kizlyar bombings Russia Kizlyar 2010
12 2008 Vladikavkaz bombing Russia Vladikavkaz 2008
11 Nag Hammadi massacre Egypt Nag Hammadi 2010
11 2002 Zamboanga City bombings Philippines Zamboanga City 2002
11 1987 Zaragoza Barracks bombing Spain Zaragoza 1987
11 Deal barracks bombing United Kingdom Deal 1989
11 Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings United Kingdom London 1982
11 Café Moment bombing Israel Jerusalem 2002
11 Kiryat Menachem bus bombing Israel Jerusalem 2002
11 Jerusalem bus 19 suicide bombing Israel Jerusalem 2004
10 13 March 2003 Mumbai train bombing India Mumbai 2003
10 2007 attack on tourists in Yemen Yemen Mareb 2007
10 August 2004 Moscow metro bombing Russia Moscow 2004
10 2010 Badakhshan massacre Afghanistan Badakhshan Province 2010
10 February 2010 Lower Dir bombing Pakistan Lower Dir 2010
9 2007 Ankara bombing Turkey Ankara 2007
9 Camp Chapman attack Afghanistan Khost Province 2009
9 1991 Vic bombing Spain Vic 1991
8 2006 Central Mindanao bombings Philippines Central Mindanao 2006
8 July 2009 Mindanao bombings Philippines Mindanao 2009
8 2008 Danish embassy bombing in Islamabad Pakistan Islamabad 2008
8 1995 Paris Metro bombing France Paris 1995
8 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team Pakistan Lahore 2009
8 2010 Stavropol bomb blast Russia Stavropol 2010
8 2009 UN guest house attack in Kabul Afghanistan Kabul 2009
8 Mercaz HaRav massacre Israel Jerusalem 2008
7 1977 Moscow bombings Russia Moscow 1977
7 1972 Aldershot Bombing United Kingdom Aldershot 1972
6 April 2005 Cairo terrorist attacks Egypt Cairo 2005
6 2010 Chechen Parliament attack Russia Grozny 2010
6 Batasang Pambansa bombing Philippines Quezon City 2007
6 2009 International Islamic University bombing Pakistan Islamabad 2009
6 Harrods bombing United Kingdom London 1983
6 2003 Red Square bombing Russia Moscow 2003
6 1993 World Trade Center bombing United States New York City 1993

[edit] Human sacrifice and mass suicide

This section lists notable individual episodes of mass suicide or human sacrifice. For tolls arising from the systematic practice of suicide or sacrifice, see Human sacrifice and ritual suicide.

Low
Estimate
High
Estimate
Type Event Group Location Date
80,000 80,000 Mass suicide Battle of Okinawa Japanese civilians Japan 1945
8,000 8,000 Mass suicide Battle of Saipan Japanese civilians Mariana Islands 1944
3,000 80,000 Mass human sacrifice re-consecration of the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan Aztecs Templo Mayor, Tenochtitlan 1487
960 960 Mass suicide Siege of Masada Jewish zealots Judea 73
913 913 Mass suicide, murder Jonestown massacre Peoples Temple Guyana 1978
300 1000 Mass suicide Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God Uganda 2000, March
53 53 Mass suicide Order of the Solar Temple Switzerland, Canada 1994
39 39 Mass suicide Heaven's Gate California 1997
16 16 Mass suicide Order of the Solar Temple France 1995, December 23

[edit] Riot or political demonstration

Victims Event Country City Date
300,000 Partition of India India Punjab & Bengal 1947
300,000 La Violencia Colombia Country-wide 1948–1960
86,000 1959 Tibetan uprising Tibet (China) Lhasa 1959
30,000 Nika riots Constantinople 532
30,000 La semaine sanglante France Paris 1871
30,000 228 Incident Taiwan (Republic of China) 1947
14,000 Jeju Uprising South Korea Jeju island 1948
13,000 August Uprising Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic 1924
12,000 1932 Salvadoran peasant uprising El Salvador 1932
11,000 Romanian Peasants' Revolt Romania 1907
10,000 Kronstadt rebellion Russia Kronstadt 1921
8,000 1984 anti-Sikh riots India New Delhi 1984
7,500 March 1st Movement South Korea Seoul 1919
3,800 Pitchfork Uprising Russia 1920
3,000-60,000 Iranian Revolution[11] Iran 1979
3,000 8888 Uprising Burma / Myanmar 1988
2,000 Banana Massacre Colombia Ciénaga 1928
2,000 Santa María School massacre Chile Iquique 1907
1,104 Romanian Revolution of 1989 Romania Bucharest and major cities 1989
1,000 Bloody Sunday (1905) Russia Saint Petersburg 1905
400 Iranian pilgrim riot Saudi Arabia Mecca 1987
379–1,526 Jallianwala Bagh (Amritsar) massacre India Amritsar 1919
360+ Separate Telangana state movement (Hyderabad) India Hyderabad 1969[12]
300–3,000 Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 China Beijing 1989
285 Gordon Riots England 1780
249 1929 Palestine riots British Mandate for Palestine 1929
200–300 Tlatelolco massacre Mexico 1968
196 13 May incident Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 1969
139 Cartoon Riots 2006
100 Napoleon's "whiff of grapeshot" France Paris 1795
100 New York City draft riots United States New York City 1863
95 Riots in Palestine of May (1921) British Mandate for Palestine Jaffa 1921
94 1947 Jerusalem riots Jerusalem 1947
94 July Revolt of 1927 Austria Vienna 1927
84 Riot and crushing during mass arrests Thailand Narathiwat Province 2004
69 Sharpeville massacre South Africa Sharpeville 1960
53 1992 Los Angeles riots United States Los Angeles 1992
50 Champ de Mars massacre France Paris 1791
46 Boipatong massacre South Africa Boipatong 1992
45 Polish 1970 protests Poland Gdynia, Szczecin, Gdańsk, and Elbląg 1970 [2]
43 Attica Prison riot United States New York 1971
43 1967 Detroit riot United States Detroit 1967
40–50 Midland Revolt England Newton, Northamptonshire 1607
39+ Tulsa race riot United States Tulsa, Oklahoma 1921
36 1964 race riots in Singapore Singapore 1964
34 Watts Riots United States Los Angeles 1965
30–300 Tlatelolco massacre Mexico Mexico City 1968
25 Palingoproer Netherlands Amsterdam 1886
25 Corpus Christi massacre Mexico Mexico City 1971
23–600 Soweto uprising South Africa Soweto 1976
22 Eureka Rebellion Australia Ballarat 1854
20 Ludlow Massacre United States Ludlow, Colorado 1914
18 Maria Hertogh riots Singapore 1950
17 6 February 1934 crisis France Paris 1934
16 Bloody Sunday (1921) Northern Ireland Belfast 1921
14 Bloody Sunday (1972) Northern Ireland Derry 1972
13 Socialist riot (1932) Switzerland Geneva 1932
13 Chinese middle schools riots Singapore 1956
13 Mendiola Street massacre Philippines 1987
11 Peterloo Massacre England Manchester 1819
9 1920 Nebi Musa riots British Mandate for Palestine Jerusalem 1920
9 Fusillade de Fourmies France Fourmies 1891
5 Greensboro massacre United States Greensboro, North Carolina 1979
5 Ådalen riots Sweden Ådalen 1931
4 Kent State shootings United States Kent, Ohio 1970
4 Hock Lee bus riots Singapore 1955

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[edit] Footnotes

  1. ^ Sächsische Zeitung (Saxonian Newspaper), April 15, 2010: Mindestzahl der Dresdner Bombenopfer nach oben korrigiert (“lowest number of Dresden raids casualties corrected upwards”)
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Tokyo firebombing victims plan to sue government
  4. ^ Luke Harding, Germany's forgotten victims, Guardian
  5. ^ Sultana: A Tragic Postscript to the Civil War
  6. ^ Foundation for the Investigation of Communist Crime
  7. ^ Maritime Disasters of WWII 1944, 1945
  8. ^ Ship was sunk in violation of a safe passage agreement, apparently in error by US submarine Queenfish.
  9. ^ Montevideo Maru
  10. ^ No survivors. Sydney was the largest vessel of any country to be lost with no survivors during the war
  11. ^ A Question of Numbers Web: IranianVoice.org August 08, 2003 Rouzegar-Now Cyrus Kadivar
  12. ^ http://telangana1969.com/index.html

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