Monday, November 12th, 2007

 500,000 people died tonight 37 years ago as a result of the perfect storm that lashed southern coastal bangladesh. Certain islands in north Indian ocean lost all its inhabitants. Deatails of this storm is available in the following wikipedia article.


The 1970 Bhola cyclone was a devastating tropical cyclone that struck East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) and India’s West Bengal on November 12, 1970. It was the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded, and one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern times. Up to 500,000 people lost their lives in the storm, primarily as a result of the storm surge that flooded much of the low-lying islands of the Ganges Delta. This cyclone was the sixth cyclonic storm of the 1970 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, and was also the most powerful, reaching a strength equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane.

বাংলায় ব্লগর ব্লগর করুন। অভ্র ব্যাবহার করে খুব সহজেই যে কোন ওয়েব ব্রাউসার এ বাংলা লিখা যায়। অভ্র কীবোর্ড ডাউনলোড করাও খুব সহজ। এটা আপনি যে কোন ফ্লাশ ড্রাইভে করেও বহন করতে পারেন।