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Sensex witnesses biggest intra-day crash in about 7 years; 4th biggest so far

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 August 2015, 14:25 IST

As stock markets witnessed bloodbath today, the Sensex recorded an intra-day fall of 1,153.16 points till noon -- making it the biggest crash in about seven years and the fourth biggest ever for the BSE benchmark index.

Interestingly, eight out of the top-ten intra-day falls took place in the year 2008. Today's fall is biggest since October 24, 2008.

Ten biggest ever intra-day falls for Sensex


  • January 22, 2008: 2,272.93 points
  • January 21, 2008: 2,062.20 points
  • October 24, 2008: 1,204.88 points
  • August 24, 2015: 1,153.16 points
  • October 10, 2008: 1,088.60 points
  • March 17, 2008: 1,022.25 points
  • February 11, 2008: 1,007.15 points
  • October 27, 2008: 1,003.68 points
  • October 8, 2008: 954.48 points
  • July 6, 2009: 953 points

-PTI

First published: 24 August 2015, 14:25 IST
 
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