DHAKA – As many as 41 people were reported killed as a powerful storm hit the northwest part of Bangladesh on Monday morning.
Victim bodies were recovered by the rescuers and villagers after the storm calm down. The storms crushed thousands of houses, uprooted several trees and electricity poles.
Nineteen people died in the northern district of Bogra, government administrator of the district Shafiqur Reza Biswas told, adding that more than 100 people were injured.
“They died mostly after they were hit by falling trees or collapsed houses and walls,” he said, adding that authorities have sent emergency relief to thousands of villagers hit by the storm.
In neighboring district of Rajshahi as a minimum five people were killed and 27 injured as the storm hit a large area of coastal land, another administrator said.
“At least 960 mud and tin-built houses were completely damaged by the storm,” said Mejbah Uddin Chowdhury.
In the western district of Kushtia two people died and around 100 houses were flattened by the storm on Sunday, said government official Uttam Barua.