Forty-three years ago this week, a cyclone hit East Pakistan (Bangladesh) and killed one million people.
The Canberra Times Tuesday 24 November 1970
The latest confirmed death count is 168,000, but Dacca news media reported “unofficial but confirmed figures” putting the toll at more than one million.
The reports said 300,000 died in Noakhali in Patuakhali district, 200,000 on Bohla Island, 110,000 on Hatia Island and 100,000 more on another 200 islands.
Bhola Island and Patuakhali between them are half the area of about 2,500 square miles affected and have more than half the affected population of 2.2 million.