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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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The death toll from Sunday's earthquake and tsunami disaster has jumped sharply to more than 120,000 after Indonesia reported Thursday nearly 80,000 people were killed on Sumatra Island.
The death toll from road traffic accidents in the year-end and New Year holiday period in Japan fell by 12, or 13.
Tottori had the smallest death toll with 34, followed by Shimane with 41, Okinawa with 42, Saga with 49 and Yamanashi with 52.
It is the highest death toll since 10 horses died at the Festival in 1996.
Last night, a spokesman for prime minister Sikandar Hayat Khan said: "The death toll is not less than 40,000.
TOKYO - The Japanese death toll in Sunday's earthquake and subsequent tsunamis grew to six Wednesday after two bodies found in Sri Lanka and Thailand were identified as those of Japanese, Foreign Ministry officials said.
THE Morecambe Bay cockling disaster death toll rose to 20 yesterday when another body was washed up on the beach.
The official death toll of Australians killed last month in the bombings on the Indonesian resort island of Bali stands at 75, with another 12 still missing, the country's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has said.
At least 32 people were found dead as of Tuesday afternoon following four separate landslides in Indonesia's Central Java Province on Sunday and Monday, but the death toll may increase because many people are still missing and more landslides have occurred, a local government official said Tuesday.
On the hard-hit island of Hispaniola, rescue operations continued in the Dominican Republic, where the official death toll rose to 134, and in Haiti, where 87 were confirmed dead.
NEW DELHI, April 5 (KUNA) -- The death toll of people killed in two separate incidents, a school bus crash and a building collapse, in India has reached 38, officials said Friday.
Summary: Guizhou: The death toll from a blast at a mine in southwest China rose to .
New Delhi, Ramadan 17, 1433, Aug 5, 2012, SPA - The death toll from flash floods in India's mountainous northern state of Uttarkhand rose to 31 on Sunday, as rescue teams stepped up operations to find survivors and provide relief to victims.
LARKANA -- Another child died, death toll reached to 18 at CMC Children Hospital opposite Sheikh Zayed Women Hospital here on Sunday.
MIRANSHAH, April 13, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The death toll in US drone attack in North Waziristan rose to 13 on Tuesday.