Mar 302014

Kolkata has emerged as the world’s 7th riskiest city – the only entry from India, when it comes to being under threat from all types of natural disasters.

An assessment of 616 cities around the world for their risk of earthquake, hurricanes and cyclones, storm surge, river flooding and tsunami has found that 17.9 million Kolkatans face the serious risk from natural disasters.

When it comes to only the threat of river floods, 10.5 million Kolkatans are at risk but the eastern Indian city is also fifth in terms of tsunami risk, with more than half a million people exposed. It is also threatened by hurricanes.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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