Reaching wind speeds of 185 km/h, the Bhola Cyclone in Bangladesh led to over US $490 million in damages, destroying 85% of the homes in the region. It also fetched storm surges that wiped out entire villages, killing 45% of the population in Tazumuddin. Nearly 500,000 perished during the cyclone.
Bangladesh-In 1970, a devastating tropical storm struck the small country located on the southern tip of the Indian subcontinent. Cyclone "Bhola" still counts as one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern times. Between 300.000 and 500.000 people lost their lives, many more had their homes and subsistence destroyed.
The great bhola cyclone, Bangladesh is the biggest and deadliest ever cyclone and took place in the year 1970. There were 500000 deaths due to this cyclone. The Hooghly river cyclone affected India and Bangladesh and killed 300000 people. The Haiphong Typhoon, Vietnam in 1881 killed 300000 people whereas the Coringa cyclone in India in 1839 also killed as many people.
1970 Bhola cyclone: A 120-mph (193 km/h) tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people (considered the 20th century's worst cyclone disaster). It gives rise to the temporary island of New Moore / South Talpatti.