15 Photos Snapped Seconds Before Tragedy

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These photos depict people in their final moments or hours before death. They are all incredibly tragic but it helps remind us how precious life is.  Hopefully these will help serve for us to live life to the fullest.

FORCED TO DIG THEIR OWN GRAVE

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Right after the Chechen Wars in 2002, thousands of Chechen villagers were found in mass graves. However, this particular group of villagers are standing in a grave that they dug, for themselves.

THE UNSINKABLE SHIP

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The Titanic is one of the most famous ships of all time. The captain Edward John Smith even went the distance and said that even God couldn’t sink that ship. However, this picture was taken just hours before the Titanic would sink, taking down 2,224 souls with it.

THE WALKER PORSCHE CARRERA

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The star of The Fast and the Furious franchise was just returning from a charity in his friend Roger Rodas’ Porsche Carrera GT when an accident would take the life of both men. This is Walker’s last known picture.

TRAGEDY AT NIAGARA FALLS

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A lot of people have attempted to go over Niagara Falls, unfortunately, not a lot of them can say that they succeeded. This is a picture of Robert Overacker who was attempting to go over the falls to raise awareness for the homeless. He would pass away in a hospital an hour later.

NEVER FORGET

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There’s no one that doesn’t remember the tragedy of 9/11. Al Qaeda hijacked four plans and two landed right into the World Trade Center buildings. A onlooked managed to capture this picture right as United Airlines flight 175 crashed into the tower.

CRASH OF THE CONCORDE

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Concorde Flight 4590 was about to take off when the left engine burst into flames which sent the plane into a hotel nearby. The crash killed over a hundred people including nine crew members, one hundred passengers and four people on the ground.

DEADLY NIGHTCLUB FIRE

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This was a picture from the concert of a band called Great White. The performance was at a nightclub, The Station, when the manager for the band was using pyrotechnics that started a fire and took the lives of a hundred people.

THE RAP ICON BEFORE HIS MURDER

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Biggie Smalls aka The Notorious B.I.G. was one of the most iconic rap artists of the past century. This picture was taken a few days before Biggie was murdered in a drive-by shooting.

LAST FLIGHT FOR THE SKATING TEAM

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The 1961 US Figure Skating Team is seen posing for this picture before boarding a plane. But, the Sabena flight 548 left New York and crashed while attempting to land in Belgium. The flight took 73 lives, including the entire Skating Team.

CHALLENGER CREW

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January 28, 1986 was the day when the entire country was glued to a TV screen as they saw the Space Shuttle Challenger take off. However, due to a few design flaws, the plane was completely unable to take off and exploded. The woman in the back is a teacher Christa McAuliffe. Her class was watching on as the shuttle exploded.

FAILED STUNT

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This picture is of a Russian freerunner by the name of Pavel Kashin where Kashin is performing a death-defying back flip on the edge of a 16 story building. However, the defying part of the flip didn’t happen. He lost his balance and tipped off the edge, falling to his death.

GETTING SHOT DOWN

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Gary Slok and his mother, Petra, took this selfie before their flight MH17 took off. Unfortunately, the plane disappeared above Ukraine Airspace. It took months for investigators to find out that the plane was shot down by a missile.

SNAPCHATTING HER MURDER

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This girl is from Little Rock, Arkansas and the guy holding the gun is her boyfriend. This picture was taken just seconds before the gun would fire, killing the girl.

SHARING HER SUICIDE

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Free of speech on social media has become too ‘free’. Over the past two decades, hundreds of people have uploaded their own suicides. This picture is of Gabriela Hernandez was 22 in 2013 when she uploaded this picture, said her goodbyes, and hung herself seconds later.

JAMES DEAN AND LITTLE BASTARD

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This photo shows an actor by the name of James Dean standing next to his Porsche Spyder, named “Little Bastard”. However, hours later, he died in a car crash. The car then went on and took the life of anyone that came in contact with it, making a lot of people believe that the car is cursed.