Earthquakes, tsunamis are "biggest killers" but mask climate threat

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People search through rubble caused by the earthquake in Pedernales canton in Manabí province of Ecuador. Photo: UNICEF/UN017164/Castellano. (file photo)

Of all the natural disasters that can befall nations, earthquakes and tsunamis are the biggest killers, the UN has said.

In a new report, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) also warns that climate-related deaths linked to events such as storms and heatwaves are the next most dangerous threat.

The findings coincide with the International Day for Disaster Reduction, held every year on 13 October.

Daniel Dickinson has more.

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