Catastrophic failure of South Fork Dam in Pennsylvania, resulting in over 2,200 deaths and extensive destruction.
Failure of the St. Francis Dam in California, causing a massive flood that claimed approximately 450 lives and caused significant property damage.
The collapse of Banqiao Dam in China triggered one of the deadliest disasters in history, with an estimated death toll ranging from 171,000 to 230,000 people due to widespread flooding.
Structural failure of Teton Dam in Idaho, leading to substantial flooding and the destruction of numerous homes, agricultural lands, and infrastructure.
The collapse of the tailings dam in Val di Stava, Italy, resulted in a mudflow that claimed the lives of 268 people and caused extensive environmental damage.
Failure of the Malpasset Dam in France, causing a catastrophic flood that resulted in the loss of 423 lives and significant property damage downstream.
Landslide-induced overtopping of the Vajont Dam in Italy, leading to a massive wave that engulfed nearby villages and caused approximately 2,000 fatalities.
Failure of the Machchu II Dam in India, causing a devastating flood that claimed around 1,800 lives and caused extensive damage to infrastructure and agriculture.