Tornado – Asia – Bangladesh

EDIS Number: TO-20131020-41343-BGD
Date / time: 20/10/2013 11:40:05 [UTC]
Event: Tornado
Area: Asia
Country: Bangladesh
State/County: Dhaka Division
Location: Sherpur
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: 5 person(s)
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: N/A


At least five people - including children - were injured, and homesteads, crops and trees were damaged in a 10-minute hailstorm in Sherpur of Bogra on Sunday afternoon. Traffic remained suspended on the Dhaka-Dinajpur Highway for nearly half an hour, as trees uprooted by the storm had fallen on the road. Officials said the storm-hit areas included Town Colony, Shreerampurpara, Jagannathpara, Ghoshpara and Khandakarpara in Sherpur upazila; and the adjacent Khandakartala, Bagha, Chalkpota and Sughat areas under Shahabandegi union.

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