Heavy rains falling in northeastern India are leaving deaths that could increase in the coming days. Deadly floods are common in some parts of India, especially during the monsoon season, which lasts from July to September each year.
A natural disaster is a natural event that causes great material damage or loss of human lives. Natural disasters have had their sad history in India and elsewhere in the world.
Here are some of the deadliest floods to hit India
Gujarat 1979 – Machu II Dam
The Machhu II Dam collapsed on August 11, 1979, dropping all the power of the Macchu River to the city of Morbi. The disaster in West India has caused at least 1,335 deaths.
The most devastating flood in Bihar’s recent history occurred in 1987, when an avalanche blocked the Bhote Kosi River, flooding and destroying more than 1.7 million homes. The state government says 1,399 people and 5,302 animals died in the floods.
In 2005, more than 131 people died in heavy rain in the western state of Gujarat. The rain also displaced more than 175,000 people.
According to the National Bureau of Disaster Management, 1,094 people were killed in the floods.
The worst weather-related floods in India’s recent history occurred in June 2013, killing an estimated 5,000 people and nearly a million affected by the disaster in Uttarakhand and neighboring Himachal Pradesh.
List of recent floods
Floods in Uttarakhand2021: Lost Lives: 200
Floods in Maharashtra2021: Lost Lives: 251
Floods in Kerala2018: Lost Lives: 445
Floods in Gujarat2017: Lost Lives: 220
Assam floods2017: Lost Lives: 150
Tamil Nadu Floods, 2015: Lost Lives: 470
Floods in Jammu and Kashmir2014: Lost Lives: 270
Floods in Brahmaputra2012: Lost Lives: 120
Himalayan floods 2012: Lost Lives: 31
Northeastern countries Floods 2019: 50 lives lost
Floods in Bihar2007: Lost Lives: 1,287
Surat floods2006: Lost Lives: 200
The Mumbai floods2005: Lost Lives: 1,094