Top 40 Deadliest Catastrophes in History

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1. Spanish influenza

After the First World War, an unknown epidemic spread across Europe. During 1918 and 1919, according to various data sources, 50-90 million people or 2,7-5,3% of the population died from the Spanish flu worldwide. The epidemic started in the last months of the war and quickly eclipsed the biggest bloodbath in terms of victims.

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