death toll

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Noun1.death toll - the number of deaths resulting from some particular cause such as an accident or a battle or a natural disaster
toll, cost, price - value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something; "the cost in human life was enormous"; "the price of success is hard work"; "what price glory?"
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death toll

nnumero delle vittime
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The UN stopped issuing formal death tolls for Syria two years ago when the total passed 250,000 because of the difficulty it had getting access and making calculations.
The Islamic Republic condemns Saudi Arabia almost daily for the death toll in Yemen, but does not mention the killing in Syria where Iran is a participant.
The two main activists groups also released new death tolls for the entire uprising since March 2011.
children's fund UNICEF put the death toll for last week alone at 1,600, the largest weekly figure for the entire uprising.
Although the number has dropped slightly compared with the previous year, it still remains one of the highest drug death tolls on record.
drone aircraft in Pakistan's northwest, local intelligence officials said Tuesday, one of the largest death tolls to date in the controversial air bombing campaign.
HAITI yesterday issued wildly conflicting death tolls for the January 12 earthquake, adding to confusion about how many people actually died - and to suspicions that nobody really knows.
Take the Oklahoma City and World Trade Center bombings, add a few hundred thousand casualties to the death tolls, raise the crisis level throughout the country to unprecedented proportions, and then leave the buildings intact as though nothing had happened, and you begin to get a sense of what may be in store for America should terrorists include biological warfare agents such as anthrax or botulinum toxin in their arsenal of weapons.
The high death tolls come during a revitalized effort to save the species, said Patti Thompson, biologist for the Maitland, Fla.
According to their findings, this tragic event offers some unique lessons that could reduce death tolls from future earthquakes, not only in Armenia but around the globe.
But the United States has four times the population of Iran so the death tolls are not that dissimilar.
The latest official death tolls by country make for grim reading.