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[Graphic News] String of disasters exacts heavy damage, human toll in Asia

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Oct 8, 2018 - 18:21
  • Updated : Oct 8, 2018 - 18:21





A recent string of natural disasters, the latest a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, have exacted a severe toll both in economic damage and human lives throughout Asia. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, or UNISDR, says up to 1.6 million people could be affected by the magnitude 7.5 earthquake and the tsunami it created in a central region of the island of Sulawesi.