2014-09-20 Jamalpur / Bangladesch

City: Jamalpur / Dhaka Bangladesch
Date: 20.09.2014
Time: 07:00 +/- 30 min
Land use: Land
Intensity: Unbekannt
Type: Tornado

Tornado ripped into seven villages of Jamalpur and Lalmonirhat district yesterday, damaging over 200 dwelling houses. Our Jamalpur correspondent reported that at least 100 houses were damaged as a tornado lashed Lauchapra village under Kamalpur union of Bakshiganj upazila in the morning. Local administration sources said the storm hit the village at around 7:00am and lasted one minute. At least 60 houses were razed to the ground while 40 others partially damaged, sources added. Locals said around 800 trees were uprooted and three people injured by the violent storm. The injured are Ilias, his daughter Sathi and their neighbour Rabbani. They are undergoing treatment at a local medical centre. Nazrul Islam, a member of Kamalpur Union Parishad (UP), said over 150 families of bordering Lauchapra village were badly affected as their houses were completely destroyed by the tonado. Two of the five houses of Golam Mostafa, former chairman of the union parishad, were completely damaged, the UP member said. Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Ershad Hossain Khan visited the tornado-hit village.

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