Background:Although “disaster-related death” as a category awarded disaster-related compensation includes death not caused by the tragedy itself, the actual definition remains unclear.Methods and Results:In the Kumamoto earthquake 2016, compared with the Great East Japan Earthquake 2011, excessive mental and physical stress and suicide were observed significantly more as causes of disaster-related death.Conclusions:It is essential to give maximum consideration to refugees to support them while in shelters.
From Circulation Reports.
Do you know “disaster-related death”? About 80% of “disaster-related deaths” were confirmed within 3 months after disasters, mainly due to excessive mental and physical stress.
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