Last Updated: Thursday, April 28, 2016

What is the most serious natural hazard in Bangladesh?


Bangladesh is a sovereign South Asian country bordered by India and Myanmar. Bangladesh lies in top five countries with high natural disaster risk according to World Risk Report.

Q: What is the most serious natural hazard in Bangladesh?

A: Flood is the most serious natural hazard in Bangladesh as the country is situated on the Ganges Delta. Bangladesh is prone to flash floods in hilly regions, monsoon floods and coastal flooding. Other common natural disasters in Bangladesh include earthquake, landslides, tornadoes and tropical cyclones.