1970 Bhola Cyclone
The tragic cyclone hit East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), on 11th November 1970. It was tragic to the core claiming around 500,000 human lives, killing many more domestic animals, and smashing the buildings to dust. The crops were destroyed, kickstarting a serious starvation situation in the country.
The ruling party, helmed by General Yahya Khan, was criticized heavily by the locals as well as international media for delaying the relief work in the cyclone that struck East Pakistan. It led the way to a serious political stir that resulted in the partition of Bangladesh from Pakistan in 1971.