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How many deaths were recorded in 2004 tsunami in Asia?

by Guest5706  |  12 years, 11 month(s) ago

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I want to know, How many deaths were recorded in 2004 tsunami in Asia?

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  1. Guest2973
    According to the U.S. Geological Survey a total of 227,898 people died.  Measured in lives lost, this is one of the ten worst earthquakes in recorded history, as well as the single worst tsunami in history. Indonesia was the worst affected area, with most death toll estimates at around 170,000.

  2. Guest8622

    According to the U.S. Geological Survey a total of 227,898 people died. It is the single worst tsunami in history. Only in  Indonesia around 170,000 people lost their lives.  However, according to another report published by health minister of Indonesia Fadilah Supari has estimated the death total to be as high as 220,000 in Indonesia alone, giving a total of 280,000 casualties.

    The tsunami also caused serious damage at Rooi Els in South Africa, 8,000 km (4,971 mi) away from the epicentre. Eight people died  in South Africa due to abnormally high sea levels and waves.

    According to relief agencies report that one-third of the dead appear to be children. This is a result of the high proportion of children in the populations of many of the affected regions and because children were the least able to resist being overcome by the surging waters. Oxfam  reported that as many as four times more women than men were killed in some regions because they were waiting on the beach for the fishermen to return and looking after their children in the houses.

    9,000 Europeans tourists were among the dead or missing, especially people from the Nordic countries. Sweden was the hardest hit whose death toll was 543.

     

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