Tropical storms kill 13 people in Bangladesh

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

Last Updated: Apr 05, 2011, 23:09 PM IST

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