8 Most Dangerous Natural Disasters in India

Time and again, we have seen and read about many natural disasters occurring in the country and outside, which have caused a great havoc in the society, killing thousands of people and destroying lives and properties.
Here are 8 Most Dangerous Natural Disasters Occurring in the History of India.
Be Strong an Prepared.
1) Kashmir Floods, 2014

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According to reports, around 2600 villages were affected in Jammu and Kashmir. In Kashmir itself, 390 villages were completely submerged in water. Many parts of Srinagar were also submerged by the floods. Around 50 bridges were damaged across the state, and the damage of properties was estimated between Rs. 5000 cr and 6000 cr.
2) Uttarakhand Flash Floods, 2013

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The flood in Uttrakhand, killed thousands of people and thousands were reported missing. The death toll was estimated to be 5,700. The flash floods and landslides continued for 4 days from 14 to 17 June, 2013. More than 1,00,000 pilgrims were trapped in the valleys that led to the Kedarnath shrine. Today, Uttarakhand Flash Floods are considered the most disastrous floods in the history of India.
3)The Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004

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According to reports, it was the third largest earthquake in the world ever recorded. The impact was equivalent to the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs. More than 2 lakh people were killed.
4) Gujarat Earthquake, 2000

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The impact was so great that almost 20,000 people lost their lives. It is estimated that around 167,000 were injured and nearly 400,000 were left homeless in this natural disaster.
5) Odisha Super Cyclone, 1999

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This is one of the deadliest storms that affected the state of Odhisa in 1999.. More than 275,000 houses were destroyed. Around 1.67 million people were left homeless. When the cyclone reached its peak intensity of 912 mb, it became the strongest tropical cyclone of the North Indian basin.
6) Latur Earthquake, 1993

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This was one of the deadliest earthquakes, which hit Latur in Maharashtra. The year was 1993. Almost 20,000 people died and around 30,000 were injured. The earthquake’s intensity was measured 6.4 on the Richter scale. There was huge loss to property. Thousands of buildings were turned into rubble and more than 50 villages were destroyed.
7) The Great Famine, 1876-1878

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The famine, which first started in China, spread over to India and affected millions of people and killing 3 crore, in the period between 1876 and 1878. Even today, it is considered as one of the worst natural calamities in India of all time.
8) Calcutta Cyclone,1737

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The Hooghly River Cyclone was one of the most-dangerous natural disasters of India, which affected Calcutta in 1737.This cyclone killed 300,000 to 350,000 people of the region and hence considered to be as the worst calamity that time.

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