Asia's deadliest storms

A timeline of the worst storms to hit Asia since 1960.

    The following is a chronology of major cyclones in Asia since 1960:

     

    1960 BANGLADESH - About 10,000 people are killed after a cyclone packing winds of 210 kph hits Bangladesh.

     

    1961 BANGLADESH - About 12,500 people are killed in a cyclone which batters coastal communities with wind speed of up to 161 kph.

     

    1963 BANGLADESH - Severe cyclone hits coastal Chittagong region in the night, destroying about 1 million homes, and killing more than 11,500 people.

     

    1970 BANGLADESH - The country's deadliest cyclone destroys Chittagong and dozens of coastal villages, killing around 500,000 people.

     

    1977 INDIA - More than 10,000 people die when a cyclone hits India's southeast Andhra coast. The storm displaces more than 5 million people, and damages 1.4 million hectares of farmland.

     

    1985 BANGLADESH - About 11,000 people killed when cyclone hits Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and coastal islands.

     

    1991 BANGLADESH - An estimated 143,000 people die in Asia's worst storm disaster in recent memory. Many are swept to their deaths when a 15-foot tidal surge sweeps through low-lying Bangladesh.

     

    1999 INDIA - A "super-cyclone" slams into northeast state of Orissa killing at least 9,885.

     

    2007 BANGLADESH - Cyclone Sidr strikes Bangladesh, killing around 3,500 people.

     

    2008 MYANMAR - A devastating cyclone strikes Myanmar, killing thousands and leaving many more missing.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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