Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Bangladesh took another blow from its yearly tryst with storms when a devastating tornado ripped through its northern regions on May 14 killing around 1,000 people. The tornado, with a wind- speed of200 km per hour, lasted 20 minutes and left a trail of destruction in Tangail district. It blew apart houses injuring more than 50,000 people and uprooted electric poles and trees. Tornados often strike Bangladesh in April, May and June, when the temperature goes up in the country.

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