Seconds from Disaster (Season 3)
The clock is ticking with each
movement bringing death closer. Seconds pass and the scent of disaster grows.
Fortunately, this is not your fate. You are watching scenes of disasters that
have been carefully recreated using actors, archival footage, Computer Generated
Imagining (CGI), eyewitness accounts, and forensic evidence. Only one channel
can bring such situations to life―National Geographic. Seconds from Disaster
(Season 3) holds your hand and leads you through the moments leading up to tragedies that have
shaken the world.
In 1972, the Munich Olympics were underway. On September 5,
shortly after four in the morning, Palestinian terrorists killed
two Israeli athletes and captured nine others. The ordeal lasted nearly 24 hours and before it was over,
all of the hostages were killed along with
five terrorists and one German police officer. Go inside this
tragedy and watch as the truth is
finally brought to light.
Shopping is a pastime many of us indulge in on a regular basis. Imagine if your day at the mall were to turn
into your last one on this planet. This is exactly what happened to more than
500 workers and shoppers at a superstore in Seoul, South Korea. On the evening
of June 29, 1995, in less than 20 seconds, thousands of tons of rubble
alive. Miraculously, two weeks
later, survivors were pulled from beneath the concrete. Hear their harrowing
tales in Superstore Collapse.
"You jump, I jump, right?" Those words were uttered on-screen in the
motion picture, Titanic. Had Jack and Rose been actual passengers on the real
ship, they would have jumped for joy at its magnitude and beauty. The ship was
said to be "unsinkable," but an iceberg put that claim to bed on April 14, 1912.
For decades, theories had floated around about what happened to the ship, but
new evidence blows them out
of the water.
Watch closely as Seconds from Disaster counts down on some of the greatest tragedies known to man.