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9 natural disasters that took the lives of hundreds of thousands

Business Insider Logo By Lindsay DeMunno of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 10: Natural disasters have taken the lives of millions of people throughout history.China is home to some of the deadliest natural disasters of all time.The 2004 tsunami in Indonesia killed 227,898 people. Natural disasters claim the lives of  thousands of people in the world every year. It's hard to say which natural disaster is the most deadly. Hurricanes, tsunamis, and earthquakes each have their own classifications, but there is no denying that they all cause major destruction, and take the lives of many.  Here's a look at some of the deadliest natural disasters that have taken the lives of thousands.

Natural disasters claim the lives of thousands of people in the world every year.

It's hard to say which natural disaster is the most deadly. Hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes each have their own classifications, but there is no denying that they all cause major destruction, and take the lives of many.

Here's a look at some of the deadliest natural disasters that have taken the lives of thousands.

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