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The 1887 Yellow River flood was a devastating flood on the Yellow River (Huang He) in China. This river is prone to flooding due to the elevated nature of the river, running between dykes above the broad plains surrounding it. The flood, that began in September 1887, killed some 900,000 people.<ref name="Gunn2007">Encyclopedia of Disasters: Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies, Angus M. Gunn, 2007, chapter 35: 'Yellow River China flood 1887', pp 141-144 (this source quotes the figure of 900,000, and 2 million homeless, though some sources give other figures)</ref> It was one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded.<ref>Security, Peter Hough, 2008, chapter 8, page 192, table 8.1 'The ten worst natural disasters in history'</ref>


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The 1887 Yellow River flood was a devastating flood on the Yellow River (Huang He) in China. This river is prone to flooding due to the elevated nature of the river, running between dykes above the broad plains surrounding it. The flood, that began in September 1887, killed some 900,000 people.<ref name="Gunn2007">Encyclopedia of Disasters: Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies, Angus M. Gunn, 2007, chapter 35: 'Yellow River China flood 1887', pp 141-144 (this source quotes the figure of 900,000, and 2 million homeless, though some sources give other figures)</ref> It was one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded.<ref>Security, Peter Hough, 2008, chapter 8, page 192, table 8.1 'The ten worst natural disasters in history'</ref>


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