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7 deadly disasters India faced in 2017

1] Bihar Floods

Bihar floods affected 19 districts of North Bihar causing death of 514 people. This flood was result of sudden increase in water discharge due to torrential rain in the foothill of the Himalayas in Nepal and adjoining areas in Bihar.

2] Gorakhpur hospital deaths


A large number of child deaths occurred at the state-run BRD Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur city of Uttar Pradesh, India. As of 2 September 2017, 1,317 children have died at the hospital.

3] Mumbai flood

Mumbai Flood refers to the flooding that occurred on August 29, 2017 following heavy rain on 29 August 2017 in Mumbai. Mumbai recorded 468 mm of rainfall in twelve hours, the highest in a day in August since 1997, according to data from the India Meteorological Department. Transport systems were unavailable through parts of the city as trains and roadways were shut. Power was cut-off from various parts of the city to prevent electrocution.

4] Mumbai stampede

On 29 September 2017, a stampede broke out at the Elphinstone station in Mumbai, India.  23 people were killed and 39 others were injured in the stampede.

5] Cyclone Ockhi

Ockhi was the most intense tropical cyclone in the Arabian Sea since Cyclone Megh in 2015.  More than 245 fatalities were caused by Ockhi, including 218 in India and 27 in Sri Lanka and it left at least 551 people, mainly fishermen, missing.

6] Kamala Mills fire

The Kamala Mills Fire was a fire accident at the Kamala Mills Compound in Lower Parel area of Mumbai which resulted in the deaths of 14 people on 28 December 2017