perish in

perish in something

to die because of involvement in something. Four people perished in the flames. Our cat perished in an accident.
See also: perish
References in classic literature ?
But as in landlessness alone resides the highest truth, shoreless, indefinite as God --so, better is it to perish in that howling infinite, than be ingloriously dashed upon the lee, even if that were safety
We will, however, since you so bid us, refrain from actual fighting, but we will make serviceable suggestions to the Argives that they may not all of them perish in your displeasure.
We will, however, since you so bid us, refrain from actual fighting, but we will make serviceable suggestions to the Argives, that they may not all of them perish in your displeasure.
Our condition seemed to us so frightful that several of my companions thought it would be better to leap from the cliffs and perish in the waves at once, rather than await so miserable an end; but I had a plan of escape which I now unfolded to them, and which they at once agreed to attempt.
However, his rather direct call to repent, or perish in the same way, does not allow a fatalistic shrug.
On average, 20,000 to 30,000 victims perish in floods, with an estimated 300 to 500 deaths annually in the United States.