Four of world's most disaster-prone nations in Asia: U.N. reportReprints
A report by the United Nations has found that four of the top five disaster-prone nations are in Asia, reported The Straits Times.
Natural disasters over the past 20 years have killed more than 300,000 people in the Philippines, China, India and Indonesia. Of the 6,457 natural disasters in the world over the past 20 years, 163 happened in Indonesia, 274 in the Philippines, 288 in India and 441 in China. The report estimated global economic losses from the disasters to be between $250 billion and $300 billion each year.