The Deadliest Tropical Cyclone in History

@article{Frank1971TheDT,
  title={The Deadliest Tropical Cyclone in History},
  author={Neil L. Frank and S. Aijaz Husain},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society},
  year={1971},
  volume={52},
  pages={438-445}
}
  • N. L. Frank, S. Husain
  • Published 1 June 1971
  • Environmental Science
  • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
On 12 November 1970, a severe tropical cyclone of moderate strength riding the crest of high tide lashed East Pakistan with a 20-ft storm surge and killed approximately 300,000 people. The official figures show 200,000 confirmed burials and another 50,000 to 100,000 missing. Preliminary unofficial estimates placing the death toll near one million now appear unrealistic as officials have found that many of those originally listed as missing turned up when relief supplies became available… 

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