Crocodile on a Plane

20 crew and passengers died in a plane crash near Bandundu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, when a crocodile, being smuggled by one of the passengers in a sports bag, freed itself and panicked the passengers who all ran towards the flightdeck. The tiny Filair L-410 Turbolet unbalanced and crashed, despite the lack of any technical failure. One passenger survived.

Deadly Soccer Game

A bolt of lightning struck a soccer pitch during a game in Congo and killed an entire team, leaving the other team completely unhurt.