List of natural disasters by death toll

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A natural disaster is a sudden event that causes widespread destruction, major collateral damage or loss of life, brought about by forces other than the acts of human beings.wikipedia
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1887 Yellow River flood

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It was one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded.

1970 Bhola cyclone

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The Bhola cyclone is the deadliest tropical cyclone on record and also one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern history.

2008 Sichuan earthquake

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It is the 18th deadliest earthquake of all time.

1556 Shaanxi earthquake

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While it was the deadliest earthquake and the third deadliest natural disaster in history, there have been earthquakes with considerably higher magnitudes.

2018 Attica wildfires

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The fires were the second-deadliest wildfire event in the 21st century, after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Australia that killed 180.

Camp Fire (2018)

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The Camp Fire is the deadliest wildfire in the United States since the Cloquet fire in 1918, and is high on the list of the world's deadliest wildfires; it is the sixth-deadliest U.S. wildfire overall.

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A natural disaster is a sudden event that causes widespread destruction, major collateral damage or loss of life, brought about by forces other than the acts of human beings.

List of volcanic eruptions by death toll

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''Notes: The list does not include several volcanic eruptions with uncertain death tolls resulting from collateral effects (crop failures, etc.), though these may have numbered in the millions; see List of volcanic eruptions by death toll.

1931 China floods

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1972 Iran blizzard

The Iran Blizzard of February 1972 was the deadliest blizzard in history. A week-long period of low temperatures and severe winter storms, lasting 3–9 February 1972, resulted in the deaths of approximately 4,000 people.

1935 Quetta earthquake

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The natural disaster ranks as the 23rd most deadly earthquake worldwide to date.

Lake Nyos disaster

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Daulatpur–Saturia tornado

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There is great uncertainty about the death toll, but estimates indicate that it was devastating and that it killed approximately 1,300 people, which would make it the deadliest tornado in history.

Kursha-2

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The disaster caused 1200 human deaths, making it one of the world's deadliest wildfires.

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

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The earthquake was one of the [[List of natural disasters by death toll#Ten deadliest natural disasters since 1900|deadliest natural disasters in recorded history]].

List of battles and other violent events by death toll

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Mount Pelée

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The stratovolcano's eruption in 1902 destroyed the town of Saint-Pierre, killing 28,000 people in the space of a few minutes, in the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century.

Black Saturday bushfires

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The Black Saturday bushfires were the ninth deadliest bushfire/wildfire event in recorded history.

List of wars and anthropogenic disasters by death toll

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1938 Yellow River flood

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The list does not include the man-made 1938 Yellow River flood, caused entirely by a deliberate man-made act (an act of war, destroying dikes).