Portal:Current events/August 1998

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August 1998 was the eighth month of that common year. The month, which began on a Saturday, ended on a Monday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from August 1998.

Armed conflicts and attacks
Disasters and accidents
  • Korean Air Flight 8702 crashes near the airport due to bad weather, starting a fire. There were no fatalities but 25 people were injured.
  • Yangtze River Floods: In China the Yangtze river breaks through the main bank; before this, from August 1–5, peripheral levees collapsed consecutively in Jiayu County Baizhou Bay. The death toll exceeds 12,000, with many thousands more injured.
  • 1998 U.S. embassy bombings: The bombings of the United States embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, kill 224 people and injure over 4,500; they are linked to terrorist Osama bin Laden, an exile of Saudi Arabia.
  • The first RFID human implantation is tested in the United Kingdom.
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