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Corruption kills

Nature volume 469, pages 153155 (13 January 2011) | Download Citation

On the anniversary of Haiti's devastating quake, Nicholas Ambraseys and Roger Bilham calculate that 83% of all deaths from building collapse in earthquakes over the past 30 years occurred in countries that are anomalously corrupt.

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  1. Nicholas Ambraseys is in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Imperial College London, London SW5 2BU, UK.  n.ambraseys@imperial.ac.uk

    • Nicholas Ambraseys
  2. Roger Bilham is at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and the Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA.  rogerbilham@googlemail.com

    • Roger Bilham

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    Supplementary Information

    This file contains Supplementary Materials, Supplementary Figures 1-11 with legends and additional references.

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    Supplementary Table 1

    This table shows earthquakes since 1980 for which the number of deaths directly attributable to building collapse have been estimated from original accounts.

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