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disaster (English)
An event that results in large-scale damage and loss of human life, caused by natural forces, technical failure or human error.
The result of a vast ecological breakdown in the relations between man and his environment, a serious and sudden event (or slow, as in drought) on such a scale that the stricken community needs extraordinary efforts to cope with it, often with outside help or international aid.

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