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Heat or cold waves - number of deaths

This statistic shows the number of fatalities due to significant heat or cold waves worldwide from 1900 to 2016*. The heat wave in Russia in June 2010 led to 55,736 deaths.
The costliest heat wave occurred in China in 2008. The heat wave caused estimated economic damage of about 21.2 billion U.S. dollars.

Number of deaths due to significant heat or cold waves worldwide between 1900 and 2016*

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Source

Release date

November 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1900 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Figures are as of November 17, 2016.

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