Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bangladesh tornado toll climbs to 23

The death toll from a tornado that swept through some 25 villages in eastern Bangladesh, rose to 23 with rescuers finding three more bodies in debris, a day after the deadly storm which also left nearly 500 injured.

The storm which hit the area yesterday, left a trail of destruction in 20 villages of Brahmanbaria sadar, Bijoynagar and Akhaura upazilas.

"Three more bodies were found today. One of them was Yasmin, who is the mother of two young boys and was found inside the tank of a sanitary latrine," a local journalist at the site told PTI by phone.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/bangladesh-tornado-toll-climbs-to-23/1092401/