DEADLY COUNT

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Natural disasters have left some 147,753 people dead in Bangladesh over the last decade, according to a report published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society. This figure is five times higher than the previous decade -- some 27,903 people were killed in disasters during 1981-90, while 681 died in 2000 alone.

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