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  • WITNESS TO DISASTER

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Eyewitness; compelling stories of disaster, told through the eyes of those who were there. A Mine Collapses in Chile, Wildfires burn in Portugal, A Debris Flow crushes a Californian town, Tornadoes rampage across the US, a Ship Sinks in a Hurricane and an Earthquake brings destruction to Nepal. Through forensic analysis, we reveal how these events unfolded and how split-seconds decisions make the difference between life and death.

EPISODE GUIDE

  • Witness to Disaster: Lost In The Bermuda Triangle
    The story of the largest wildfire in Portugal's history and how it devastated a rural community. As fire fighters tried to bring it under control, fierce winds from a thunderstorm combined with the fire. It quickly became unstoppable. Fleeing locals were caught in the inferno. 205 were injured, 66 were killed. Through forensic analysis, we reveal how this event unfolded and how split-second decisions made the difference between life and death.
  • Witness to Disaster: Portugal Hellfire
    The story of the largest wildfire in Portugal's history and how it devastated a rural community. As fire fighters tried to bring it under control, fierce winds from a thunderstorm combined with the fire. It quickly became unstoppable. Fleeing locals were caught in the inferno. 205 were injured, 66 were killed. Through forensic analysis, we reveal how this event unfolded and how split-second decisions made the difference between life and death.
  • Witness to Disaster: Tornado Outbreak
    The tornado super outbreak in April 2011 is unprecedented; over just 4 days, 360 tornadoes leave a trail of devastation as deadly weather systems build along the southern states of the USA. One of the deadliest tornadoes touches down in Alabama, and destroys two towns in 15 minutes. By 28th April, 348 people have been killed, thousands are homeless and the overall damage is in excess of 12 billion dollars.
  • Witness to Disaster: Chilean Mine Rescue
    The story of the largest wildfire in Portugal's history and how it devastated a rural community. As fire fighters tried to bring it under control, fierce winds from a thunderstorm combined with the fire. It quickly became unstoppable. Fleeing locals were caught in the inferno. 205 were injured, 66 were killed. Through forensic analysis, we reveal how this event unfolded and how split-second decisions made the difference between life and death.
  • Witness to Disaster: California Mudslide
    Montecito is hit by a devastating natural disaster that leaves its residents fighting for their lives. Overnight, the quiet Californian beach town is swamped by a terrifying series of thirty-feet high, boulder-filled debris flows that destroy homes and leave streets swimming in mud. Through eyewitness testimony and footage taken during the disaster, we reveal how split-seconds decisions made the difference between life and death.
  • Witness to Disaster: Everest Avalanche
    The story of the largest wildfire in Portugal's history and how it devastated a rural community. As fire fighters tried to bring it under control, fierce winds from a thunderstorm combined with the fire. It quickly became unstoppable. Fleeing locals were caught in the inferno. 205 were injured, 66 were killed. Through forensic analysis, we reveal how this event unfolded and how split-second decisions made the difference between life and death.
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