1888 Hailstorm in UP’s Moradabad named among world’s all-time deadly storms

The UN weather agency has named the hailstorm in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad in the year 1888 as one of the all-time deadly weather events. The incident took place 129 years back in the year 1888 and killed 246 people.

The comprehensive investigation by a World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) expert committee acknowledged mortality records for five specific weather-related events.



The committee found that the maximum mortality rate associated with extreme weather was during a 1970 tropical cyclone what was at the time East Pakistan, which killed around 300,000 people.



Among the other record-breaking weather events included a 1989 tornado in Bangladesh that killed an estimated 1,300 people, destroying the Manikganj district; a 1994 lightning-caused oil tank fire in Dronka, Egypt, which took 469 lives, while 21 people were killed by a single lightning bolt to a hut in the Manica Tribal Trust Lands in what was then Rhodesia.

The UN weather agency has named the hailstorm in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad in the year 1888 as one of the all-time deadly weather events. The incident took place 129 years back in the year 1888 and killed 246 people. The…