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When the earth shook and walls crumbled - disasters across the world in 2013


From devastating earthquakes in the Sistan-Balochistan border area and Typhoon Haiyan that wrecked Tacloban in the Philippines to the collapse of an eight-storey building in Dhaka that killed more than 1000 garment factory workers and the nightclub fire in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2013 had its share of natural and man-made disasters that shattered lives and communities. Compiled by S. Sreejith






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