• A Kashmiri flood victim with her feet covered with mud stands inside her house after floodwaters receded from the area in Srinagar on 20 September 2014.Reuters
  • A man removes muddied beddings from a hospital ward which was damaged by flooding in Srinagar on 21 September 2014.Reuters
  • Kashmiri people use a makeshift raft to move to a safer place after flooding in Srinagar on 20 September 2014.Reuters
  • People stand on a damaged bridge which was swept away by floods on the river Tawi in the outskirts of Jammu on 7 September 2014.Reuters
  • A body of a flood victim lies on a bench after it was found by local residents in Srinagar on 12 September 2014.Reuters
  • A Kashmiri woman opens a drum of destroyed rice due to flood in Srinagar on 15 September 2014.Reuters
  • People stand on boats damaged by strong winds caused by Cyclone Hudhud in Visakhapatnam on 13 October 2014.Reuters
  • Bodies of flood victims lie in a boat after they were found in floodwater at Balbala village in Goalpara district in Assam on 24 September 2014.Reuters
  • Onlookers stand near a broken bridge which was swept away by flood waters at Goalpara district, after heavy rains in Assam on 23 September 2014.Reuters
  • Vehicles damaged by the flood waters are pictured at Goalpara district, after heavy rains in Assam on 23 September 2014.Reuters
  • People use cycle rickshaws to commute through a flooded road after heavy rains in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati on 23 September 2014.Reuters
  • A man carries his wife to a safer ground after a wave hits a beach in Gopalpur in Ganjam district in Odisha on 12 October 2014.Reuters
  • A girl holds onto a taxi through the flooded banks of river Ganga after heavy monsoon rains in Allahabad on 9 August 2014.Reuters
  • Mumbai landslide.Reuters
  • A rescue worker searches for survivors at the site of a landslide at Malin village in Maharashtra on 31 July 2014.Reuters
  • A boy runs to get drenched in a large wave during high tide at a sea front in Mumbai on 14 July 2014.Reuters
  • School boys get drenched in a large wave during high tide at a sea front in Mumbai on 14 July 2014.Reuters

From floods, droughts, earthquakes, landslides to cyclone, India witnessed quite a lot of natural calamities this year.

Kashmir Floods

The disastrous flood of the year, which affected Jammu & Kashmir, Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Punjab in Pakistan led to the death of nearly 600 people in India and Pakistan, and was the region's worst flooding in over a century. After the heavy rainfall that began from 2 September, many rivers flooded causing property loss and heavy causalities.

Cyclone Hudhud

One of the strongest tropical cyclones of the year 2014, cyclone Hudhud affected Andhra Pradesh, and later Uttar Pradesh and Nepal in October. Following the mishap, more than 100 deaths were confirmed in the most destructive cyclone.

Assam Floods

Incessant rains raised the water level of Brahmaputra river and affected the lives of more than one lakh people.

Pune Landslide

The landslide that occurred in Malin village in Ambegaon area in Pune is said to have killed more than 50 people. However, experts claim that the mishap occurred due to heavy rains and deforestation for a Windmill Project.

Meanwhile, Odisha, Meghalaya, Allahabad, Guwahati and many other regions were also affected by floods in 2014.

The Badakhshan Mudslides

One of the most underreported tragedies of 2014, Badakhshan Mudslides, has widely claimed to be a major one. On 2 May this year, a pair of mudslides occured in Argo District, Badakhshan province, Afghanistan. Although there were no certainity on the death toll, various sources claimed the number of deaths from 350 to 2,700. The slide buried around 300 houses and affected 1,000 homes in the rural Afghan province and affected over 14,000 people, and almost 2,500 people went missing.

North East earthquake

Three earthquakes hit north-eastern regions of India in November with an intensity measuring 5.6 and 4.3 on Richter scale. However, no casualties or property damages were reported.

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