Bangladesh : Tornadoes : 2005/03/20
|Country or District||Bangladesh|
|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|
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.