Natural Calamities That Shook The World In 2017
2017 has been a year where natural calamities were seen in all the continents. From floods, hurricanes earthquakes, droughts to landslides every continent has had some deadly natural disasters.
Floods in South Asia:
South Asia suffered close to 1600 deaths in incidents related to flooding and landslides. The monsoon-related rain and floods struck millions of people in Nepal, Bangladesh, and India. India alone has reported the death of about 600 people while thousands of camps for relief and supplies have been set up.
Sri Lanka also suffered massive losses due to floods, and that affected more than 415600 and 220 killed. Since then as many as 250 people have died due to epidemics. The country is still in need of potable water and shelter.
Landslide in Columbia and Congo:
A massive landslide in Morocco’s southern city has taken the lives of more than 300 people and also caused injuries to 200 others in April. Two weeks later disaster struck again as another landslide triggered due to rains claimed 17 people and 12 people suffered injuries. The residents of these cities were unaware and hence the casualty count more, also heavy rains made matters worse.
In August this year, Congo also experienced a landslide where 174 people lost their lives. 280 children became orphans and what they need is safe shelter away from the area of landslides.
Earthquake in Mexico: Mexico city suffered a magnitude 7.1 earthquake on the 19th of September, and that claimed more than 225 people. This disaster stuck on the same day of the 25th anniversary of the deadly 1985 earthquake which took thousands of lives.
Avalanche in Afghanistan: Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan received heavy snowfall due to which there was an avalanche. As per reports, the death toll was reported to be 157. The most damage was to Afghanistan, as many as 300 homes got exterminated. Those who were killed in this disaster were majorly women and kids.