The Most Deadly Disasters of 2010

It is already the second of January and time to start tallying all of the horrendous events of the new year (I am currently thinking of the 7.1 earthquake that just struck Chile—see the CNN news post here:

Or the flooding in Australia—see CNN news post here: Only time will tell how many will be affected by these events.

HOWEVER….I would like to take a moment to reflect on the most deadly disasters of 2010, and dedicate this blog post to those that have died or lost family and friends in these catastrophes in the last 12 months. Here’s hoping 2011 will be a less deadly year.

Date(s) of Event Location Disaster Approx. No. of Deaths
01/12/10 Haiti Earthquake 222570
04/14/10 China Earthquake 2290
07/28/10 Pakistan Flood 1961
08/07/10 China Landslide 1765
5/2010-8/2010 China Flood 1691
02/27/10 Chile Earthquake 562
1/2010-3/2010 Burkina Faso Meningitis Epidemic 428
2/25/2010-3/1/2010 Uganda Landslide 388
4/4/2010-4/7/2010 Brazil Flood 256
3/2010-5/2010 India Heat Wave 250

Data gathered from EM-DAT, The International Disaster Database



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