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Natural disasters second costly last year

Natural disasters second costly last year

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A report by CRED states that the 318 natural disasters that occurred last year, have resulted in the deaths of 9503 individuals, as compared to an average of 68000 lives from 2007-2016. Economic damage suffered last year due to disasters was worth $314 billion, reflecting hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The report stated China was the most disaster-affected country in Asia while India witnessed the highest burden.

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