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Natural disasters kill 7,000, cause $19b losses

  • Adianto P. Simamora and Stevie Emilia


COPENHAGEN | Tue, December 15 2009 | 02:03 pm

PREMIUM A study by the University of Louvain's School of Public Health in Brussels revealed here Monday that 90 percent of global natural disasters so far this year were caused by extreme weather, killing 7,000 people and causing US$19 billion in economic loss, with some $15 billion from natural disasters. "From 245 disasters recorded in 2009, 224 were weather related, affecting 55 million people, 7,...