Tropical storms kill 13 people in Bangladesh

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 23:09

Dhaka: Tropical storms that tore through
parts of Bangladesh have killed 13 people and injured about
100, media reports said.

Dhaka`s Prothom Alo newspaper and private television
station Desh TV are reporting that the rainstorms hit six
northern districts yesterday, levelling hundreds of mostly
mud-and-thatched houses and leaving several thousand people
homeless.

According to today`s reports, rescuers pulled out 13
bodies, including those of children, from the debris of
collapsed houses and trees.
Tropical storms are common in Bangladesh, a delta
nation of 150 million people.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 23:09

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