World Tsunami Awareness Day being observed today

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World Tsunami Awareness Day is being observed today across the world, including Pakistan, aiming at minimizing the number of people affected by disasters worldwide.

The objective of the day is to raise awareness about precautionary measures against tsunami and share innovative approaches to risk reduction.

Over the past 100 years, 58 tsunamis have claimed more than 260,000 lives, which is the highest number of deaths than in any other natural hazard.