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Countries with the Most Deaths from the Deadliest Floods

Given the 187 floods recorded to have killed 50 or more people, which countries had the most deaths?
Total from recorded floods in the past 1000 years causing more than 50 deaths
Includes deaths from flood-related mudslides
Numbers are approximate
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Last updated: February 11, 2019
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Flood Deaths
Country
2,965,785-7,365,785
China
315,758-345,758+
Netherlands
100,780
Vietnam
50,000+
Germany
30,326-42,326+
India
40,000
Guatemala
36,134+
Bangladesh
20,006
Venezuela
10,407
Iran
10,282
Russia
8,396-10,796
Peru
Flood Deaths
Country
7,011
Japan
5,586-5,986+
Pakistan
4,557
Philippines
4,395
United States
3,337
Haiti
3,172
Afghanistan
2,912
Brazil
2,827-3,827
Algeria
2,677
United Kingdom
thousands
Belgium
thousands
Denmark
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Level 70
Aug 13, 2020
The 2nd rank for the Netherlands is pretty astonishing, even for a Dutchman like me. Of course comparing countries like this is bound to be inaccurate; numbers of medieval floods might've been exaggerated or downplayed. Still, the sheer devastation of some of the floods of centuries ago are hard to imagine nowadays. Everyone here knows about the flood of 1953 (2500 deaths, 1800 of them in the Netherlands) but the Sint Felix-flood of 1530 might've killed over 100,000 people.
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Level 56
Dec 23, 2021
I am really surprised how low it is for Bangladesh. Given that you have a nation for which most of the land is practically at/below sea level along with a population of 150 million people living in an area the size of Georgia along with virtually no infrastructure to deal with flood control, and which is also known for typhoons, I would expect it to be way higher.