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A Cyclone Sweeps Through India, Kills 200,000

A Cyclone Sweeps Through India, Kills 200,000

The Bengal cyclone of 1876 was a deadly storm that struck Bangladesh (then part of the province of Bengal in British India) on Oct. 31, 1876, killing approximately 200,000 people. The cyclone formed made landfall at the Meghna River estuary. A high tide made the effects of the storm particularly deadly, and a storm surge of roughly 40 feet flooded the low-lying coastal areas. It is estimated that half of the deaths caused by the storm resulted from disease and starvation related to the flooding.