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4/28/2007

Six die, 50 injured in Bangladesh storm

Filed under: bangladesh,global islands — admin @ 7:10 am

DHAKA, April 27 – Six people were killed and 50 injured in a storm that lashed Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, police and firefighters said on Friday.

“The victims died in a house collapse and also being hit by flying debris when a storm packing winds up to 85 kmh (53 mph) swept through the capital on Thursday night,” a fire service official said.

Several power, telecom poles and billboards collapsed and trees were uprooted blocking streets.

Storms kill many people, destroy hundreds of houses and damage crops in Bangladesh every year between March and May

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