Details of Disaster Information

Bangladesh : Tornadoes : 2005/03/20
GLIDE: TO-2005-000049-BGD  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2005/03/20
Name Tornadoes
Outline Tornadoes hit villages in Gaibandha and Rangpur districts in northern Bangladesh, killing at least 42 and injuring over 500.

Human Impact Physical Impact Others

Related Links
  • BBC News 2005/03/22
    Nearly 3,000 homes were destroyed in the tornadoes which hit the area late on Sunday.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/03/22
    Bangladesh troops pulled out seven more bodies from the rubble of collapsed homes in the country's north on Tuesday, raising the death toll from a storm in the area to 45, officials said.
  • Reuters AlertNet 2005/03/21
    "The storm also turned nearly 10,000 people homeless," said an official at Gaibandha, some 300 km (187 miles) from the capital, Dhaka.
  • BBC News 2005/03/21
    More than 95% homes in some villages were completely destroyed, officials said.
    Rescue teams are yet to reach the worst affected areas because the roads are now blocked by debris.