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Technical Disaster

Related, an industrial accident is a disaster type term used to describe technological accidents of an industrial nature involving industrial buildings. It comprises a number of disaster subsets: chemical spill/leak, explosions, collapses, gas leaks, etc. It is also used to describe technological transport accidents involving mechanized modes of transport. source: CRED

Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2015: Asia suffers substantial losses

30 Mar 2016, Swiss Re

According to the latest sigma study, global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2015 were USD 37 billion, well-below the USD 62 billion average of the previous 10 years. There were 353 disaster events last year. Of those, 198 were natural catastrophes, which is the highest number in one year, according to sigma records.


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