First the Kashmir floods and then cyclone Hudhud in Visakhapatnam; India recently witnessed the fury of nature. But this is nothing. According to a recent research, Kolkata can see even bigger natural calamity, where about 1.8 crore lives can get affected.
And it?s not just India alone, Swiss Re, an insurance company, has come up with list of cities that can witness a large scale natural disaster. Let?s look at them.
No of people at risk: 15.6 million
Image: A general view of the shrine of Imam Khomeini.
Photograph: Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters
No of people at risk: 16.4 million
Image: Universal Studios in Los Angeles.
Photograph: Phil McCarten/Reuters
No of people at risk: 16.7 million
Image: A Chinese man wearing a colourful traditional attire near a tourist shopping district in Shanghai .
No of people at risk: 17.9 million
Image: A Hindu devotee prays on the bank of the Ganges river against the backdrop of Howrah Bridge.
No of people at risk: 22.9 million
Image: Nagakute area in Nagoya.
No of people at risk: 27.7 million
Image: An aerial view of Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta.
No of people at risk: 32.1 million
Image: Osaka Castle.
Photograph: GFDL/Wikimedia Commons
No of people at risk: 34.5 million
Image: The pearl river.
Photograph: Daniel Berthold/Wikimedia Commons
No of people at risk: 34.6 million
Image: Performers at the Aliwan festival take part in a parade in Manila.
Photograph: Cheryl Ravelo/Reuters
No of people at risk: 57.1 million
Image: Tokyo skyline.
Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters