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death toll

The number of deaths that have occurred after some major deadly event, such as an accident, act of violence, or natural disaster. The death toll of the conflict between the two countries is well over 2,000 people as of this morning.
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According to the Kathmandu Post, Nepal Police Spokesperson Manjo Neupane has confirmed the death toll.
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The Islamic Republic's news outlets report almost every death in Yemen and decry the level of fighting and the death toll as unconscionable.
The Syrian army's offensives on the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in Seif al-Dawla neighborhood faced the terrorist group a heavy death toll and ended in destruction of their military equipment.
death toll could rise further," local police officer Dattatreya
The maximum death toll was reported from Rajasthan with 234 deaths till Tuesday.
From the very first moment the [energy] minister started to announce the death toll after the accident occurred, people's freedom of information has been restricted by the government's public relations department.
He added that 167 other dispersal victims were examined by health ministry personnel, alongside 83 other fatalities that died in different hospitals, making the official death toll of the Rab Al-Adaweya dispersal 627.
However, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management insisted that the death toll remained at 2,380.
Although it is a relief that the figure of 10,000 is wrong, the bad news, however, is that official death toll is still a staggering 2,357.
The traffic death toll in 2011 declined for the 11th straight year, coming to 4,611, down 5.
The death toll from storm-triggered flash floods that hit Mindanao island and elsewhere in the Philippines over the weekend has topped 1,000, a government disaster official said Wednesday.
Drug death toll soars to nine a week MORE than nine people die every week from drug abuse, according to shock figures.
October 30 2011 (TUR) -- Turkey's disaster management authority said on Sunday that the death toll was 596 following a massive 7.
Summary: The death toll from twin bombings in a Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad rose to 32 Friday, the worst violence to hit Iraq since President Barack Obama last week said all American forces would leave the country by the end of this year.