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What is the highest death toll from a man-made or technological disaster?
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Default What is the highest death toll from a man-made or technological disaster? - 01-14-2009, 03:28 PM

Im trying to find the worst man-made or technological disaster. Im having trouble narrowing it down or even finding a good list. I guess i would classify it as the worst by the highest death toll. Sources appreciatedIm looking for like a single event, not a war or famine or anything of that nature.
   
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Default 01-17-2009, 08:31 PM

Look up the atomic bomb. That is not really a'disaster'but it was certainly man made.
   
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Default 01-27-2009, 05:32 AM

WWII: 72,000,000 estimated peopleChinese Famine (under communists): 50,000,000Nazi Germany
   
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Default 02-02-2009, 03:25 PM

That Chernobyl accident might top the list. The'official'death toll was something like 4000. But other estimates put the subsequent cancer deaths over 15 years at close to 250,000.I can't think of anything bigger than that.
   
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Default 01-06-2012, 11:25 PM

I had no idea about the Chinese Famine during WWII that is horrific.
   
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Default 08-31-2012, 11:39 AM

WWII has given us a lesson. Find out it behind the stories.,
   
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