INDIA: Misery's Spawning Ground

The most devastating cyclones in history have boiled up out of the Bay of Bengal. In 1876, one of them took 100,000 lives in half an hour. In 1942, a wall of sea water 30 ft. high, advancing in front of 120-m.p.h. winds, washed over 5,000 sq. mi. of Bengal. In this century's worst natural disaster, a cyclone-rose up from the bay last year and swept across the coastal area of East Pakistan, killing as many as 500,000. Last week the ghastly business of counting bodies along the bay's palm-fringed coastline was under way again. A storm with shrieking 120-m.p.h....

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