Hiroshima death toll

          Updated: May 2011

What is the Joplin tornado death toll?
     Joplin city officials on Sunday, June 5, 2011, listed the death toll at 141.

What is the 2011 Japan earthquake tsunami death toll?
     The New York Times reported April 22 that the Japan tsunami death toll stood at 14,133 people dead and 13,346 missing.

What was the Hiroshima death toll after the United States dropped the "Little Boy" atomic bomb from the Enola Gay on August 6, 1945?
     According to the BBC, the Japanese government estimated at the time that 118,661 civilians were killed, but later estimates suggest a final toll of 140,000.
     The New York Times has reported that Japanese authorities calculated a death toll by the end of 1945 of 130,000 to 150,000, but later suggested the bomb was responsible for up to 200,000 deaths, including cancer. The bomb may have killed more human beings in 1 moment than any other event in world history.

What was the Nagasaki death toll after the United States dropped the "Fat Man" atomic bomb on August 9, 1945?
     According to the BBC and the New York Times, the Nagasaki death toll is estimated at 74,000.

What was the Chernobyl death toll?
     The BBC has reported that an official toll of fallout deaths has never been given, but 30 people were killed in the April 26, 1986, explosion, and thousands evacuated. The Chernobyl League has claimed that 15,000 were killed and 50,000 suffered disabilities.
     The New York Times has reported that 31 plant workers officially died in the explosion, and that Russia's atomic minister in 2003 claimed "no more than a couple of hundred" died from radiation fallout.

What was the Haiti earthquake death toll?
     The Haitian government in early 2011 estimated the death toll of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake at 316,000.

What was the Pearl Harbor death toll?
     According to National Geographic, the Pearl Harbor death toll from Dec. 7, 1941, was 2,390.

What was the 9/11 death toll at the World Trade Center?
     According to Bloomberg News, 2,752 people died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, including 343 firefighters and 60 police officers. 184 people died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. 40 people were aboard United Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville, Pa. Unofficially, 2,976 people died in the 9/11 attacks.

What was the Jonestown Massacre death toll?
     918 people died in the Jonestown, Guyana, Massacre of Nov. 18, 1978. U.S. Rep. Leo Ryan and 4 others were killed at an airstrip.

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