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the number of deaths resulting from some particular cause such as an accident or a battle or a natural disaster

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In Sri Lanka, authorities said Thursday that the country's death toll from devastating weekend tsunami had risen to more than 27,000, according to Reuters.
The government's current death toll stands at 47,000.
At least 39 deaths were reported in Bangladesh and 21 in India over the weekend, raising Bangladesh's overall death toll to 120 and India's to 169.
Ahmedabad, Feb 28 (ANI): The Gujarat Government is expected to update the death toll of the 2002 Godhra communal riots, with the end of the waiting period of seven years.
The figures increase mainland China's death toll from severe acute respiratory syndrome to 284 and the number of infections to 5,233.
Aviation officials and survivors have said more than 100 soldiers and civilians died, while western diplomats in touch with Congolese officials said the death toll could be as high as 180.
Carlos Giraldo, the Colombian Red Cross official in charge of his organization's relief effort, also put the death toll at 1,000.
Yesterday, the LCC reported 102 civilian deaths, including 13 child and five women, noting that the death toll of the conflict exceeded 100,000 and dispacement of millions since March, 2011.
Death toll in Greece migrant boat disaster rises to 21 16/12/2012 T1459 Greece: The death toll in the sinking of a makeshift boat carrying migrants off a Greek island near the Turkish coast rose to 21 Sunday after another body was found on a beach, police said.
Marie Alta Jean-Baptiste says the government has been able to revise the death toll as rivers recede and officials are able to travel through the storm-drenched southern peninsula.
LAHORE, October 03, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Dengue claimed three more lives as the death toll climbed to 127 in the city and 139 in the Punjab on Sunday.
By prefecture, Aichi marked the largest death toll with 285, followed by Hokkaido with 284, Tokyo with 264, Chiba with 250 and Osaka with 245.
Buck Whaley became the latest victim at the racecourse, falling at the end of the four-day festival which has been criticised by animal rights campaigners for the high death toll.
The grim news brings the total death toll from the disaster to more than 54,000.