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Often used in military, war journalism, and emergency services to describe harm or deaths. SlideNews reported high casualties after the battle.
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Neutral TermPlay
Doesn't imply blame or cause, just states that someone was harmed or killed. SlideThe train derailment resulted in numerous casualties.
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Severity IndicatorPlay
Can imply the seriousness of an incident by the number of casualties reported. SlideThe low number of casualties suggested the evacuation was successful.