Nazi Holocaust * 11 million people died *6 million of these were Jewish (close to two thirds of Europe's Jewish population) *Upto 250,000 were Roma/Sinti (Gypsies) *1.5 million were children
Vietnam War *7 million Vietnamese died *52,000 American soldiers were killed in battle (more than that died from suicide and other causes)
Chechen War *200,000 civilian dead plus 40,000 Russian military
Afghanistan War *Around 700,000 people were killed * 1,000,000 were injured
Bhopal Gas Tragedy *On the night of 2 December 1984, over 35 tons of toxic gases leaked from a pesticide plant in Bhopal... In the next 2-3 days more than 7,000 people died and many more were seriously affected. Over the last 20 years at least 15,000 more people have died from illnesses related to gas exposure. *Today more than 100,000 people continue to suffer chronic and debilitating illnesses for which treatment is largely ineffective.
Godhra Riots *254 Hindus and 790 Muslims were killed in Gujarat in the Godhra riots of 2002 *223 people were reported missing, *2,548 sustained injuries, 919 were rendered widows and 606 children were orphaned during the riots.
‘ 84 Riots *3000 Sikhs were killed in retaliatory attacks *The mobs swarmed into Sikh neighborhoods, arbitrarily killing any Sikh men they could find *Their shops and houses were ransacked and burned. *In other incidents, armed mobs stopped buses and trains, in and around Delhi, pulling out Sikh passengers to be lynched or doused with kerosene and burnt.