There was an earthquake in Afghanistan and so far the death toll is at least 1000. Aside from COVID, what was the last tragedy in your country that resulted in more than 1000 people being dead in a short amount of time?
I'm not exactly sure because our death tolls are crooked, even in some natural disasters. My first thought was hurricane Katrina, though, and that was in 2005. I think Hurricane Maria's death toll ended up being officially higher than Katrina's, but I'm not sure how many of those deaths are thought to be caused in a short amount of time due to the storm itself and how many of them happen in the months that followed, due to the US government's egregious neglect. But I think that at least 1,000 of the Katrina-related deaths are thought to be caused the storm itself.