Top 10 Deadliest Natural Disaster in India

Disaster come suddenly without knocking your door. Disaster can be happened due to human mistake or nature anger but both take life of peoples. Sometime the death toll rises in thousands. In today era the main reason behind the natural disasters is human mistakes specially the Global Warming. By giving the weighted to our words LisOTop presenting here top 10 deadliest natural disaster in India, which make whole world stunned. Lets Look:

10 Uttarakhand Floods 2013

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Death Toll : 5700 People
The huge & deadliest cloudburst on that day caused flash floods and landslides that struck Uttrakhand from 14 to 17 June, 2013. There are more than 5,700 people were assumed dead. More than 1,00,000 pilgrims were trapped in the valleys leading to Kedarnath shrine.

9 Tsunami 2004

Tsunami 2004

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With the magnitude of 9.1–9.3, it was the third largest earthquake of the world recorded ever. Almost 227,898 people died. The earthquake had the longest duration of faulting ever observed, between 8.3 and 10 minutes. Experts say the earthquake that caused tsunami was so powerful that its impact can be equated to the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs. The huge waves of this deadliest tsunami killed lakhs of people in Part of South India, Sri Lanka, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

8 Gujarat Earthquake 2001


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The disaster hit Gujarat on 26th Jan, 2001 at the time 8.46 am and lasted for 2 minutes. The 7.6 Richter scale quake, caused 20,000 deaths while 167,000 were injured. Nearly, 400,000 homes were demolished.

7 Odisha Super Cyclone 1999

Odisha Super Cyclone 1999

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The deadliest storm, also known as Paradip cyclone, caused about 10,000 deaths in Odisha. Approximately 275,000 houses were destroyed, leaving 1.67 million people Shelter-less &homeless.

6 1993 Latur Earthquake

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The deadliest earthquake rocked Maharashtra on Sept 30, 1993. It was measured 6.4 on the Richter scale. The death toll was more than 20,000 and about 30,000 were injured. 52 villages were destroyed in this deadliest earthquake.

5  Bengal Famine of 1943

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The Bengal famine of 1943 struck the Bengal province of pre-partition British India during World War II. Between 1.5 million and 4 million people died due to starvation, malnutrition and disease. Out of Bengal’s 60.3 million population, half of them were dying from disease after food became available in December 1943.

4 1839 Coringa Cyclone


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The Old city of Coringa in the present day called Andhra Pradesh was famous for ship building & repairing. A deadliest cyclone, on Nov 25, 1839, destroyed the entire city, killing at least 3.2 lakh of people. According to statistics, at least 25 thousand ships and vessels in the harbour city were ruined from this monstrous storm.

3 1737 Calcutta Cyclone

1737 Calcutta Cyclone

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The Hooghly River Cyclone of 1737 is recorded as one of deadliest & Killing natural disasters of India. The cyclone, often referred to as the Calcutta Cyclone, did damage to the low lying areas in the region.Overall the cyclone reportedly destroyed 20,000 water going vessels which ranging from ocean worthy ships to canoes, and this cyclone killed 300,000 to 350,000 individuals, likely including crews of ship as well as the local populations in low-lying Bengal.

2 Bengal Famine of 1770


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It was a major famine that hit Bengal and some parts of Odisha and Bihar. Bengal’s State was badly hit by this famine that caused about 1 crore deaths.

1 Deccan Famine of 1632-33

Decan Famine

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One of the most severe famines to be affected in 1632-33. Almost 20 lakh people died in the natural disaster. According to old historians, the famine was caused as a result of 3 successive staple crop failures which led to starvation and diseases that were incurable then.

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  • 1943 Bengal Famine was never a natural disaster but a well planned massacre by the uncivilized criminal named Winston Churchill perhaps the worst murderer of last century.

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