Record Storm Hits Bengal in 1737

Recorded storm kills more than 100,000 people in the province of Bengal, India on October 7, 1737. Recent records note the death toll at 300,000.

Date:
      October 7, 1737
Location:
      Bengal, India


Additional Information:

  • The Storm that Killed 300,000 | The Weather Channel
    Apr 25, 2014 – Cyclones in the Bay of Bengal have been some of the deadliest in history. … Four of those cyclones killed 100,000 or more. Most recently, Cyclone Gorky killed nearly … More than 130,000 people were killed. For perspective …
  • The 10 deadliest storms in history – Technology & science – Science …
    May 7, 2008 – The storm killed as many as 500,000 people and contributed to the … after the deadliest tropical cyclone in recorded history hit East Pakistan in 1970. … 12, 1970, when the Bhola cyclone swept over the Bengal coast. … Death toll: 100,000. … with the toll currently estimated at more than 230,000 people.
  • Floods, Avalanches, Mudslides, and Tidal Waves – Infoplease
    1228: Holland: 100,000 people reputedly drowned by sea flood in Friesland. … Flash floods swept away town of Heppner, killing more than 240. … 31–Feb. 5, northwest Europe: storm followed by floods devastated North Sea coastal areas. … 13, East Pakistan: 200,000 killed by cyclone-driven tidal wave from Bay of Bengal.

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