2005年的自然灾害和人为事故： 严重的地震灾害， 新的暴风雨损失的范围
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In 2005, more than 97 000 people lost their lives due to natural catastrophes or man-made disasters. The Swiss Re sigma statistics for 2005 counted almost 400 catastrophes, which caused damage totalling more than USD 230 billion. About one third, or USD 83 billion, was covered by insurance. In the previous year, insured catastrophe losses had amounted to USD 48 billion. 2005 turned out to be the costliest year ever for property insurers.