- Posted March 22, 2013 by
Storm leaves 19 dead in Bangladesh
The storm hit Bramhonbaria district, some 250 kilometers away from the capital city Dhaka, on Friday afternoon.
Law enforcers and local people are continuing rescue operation.
Witnesses say, the Tornado hit Sultanpur, Basudeb, Akhaura and Bijoynagar areas of the district were severely hit. It stayed for a brief time.
Uprooted trees shut down transport. Power out intensified the situation.
The injured have been admitted to Bramhonbaria Hospital and health care centers. Injuries were mainly from wall collapse and fell down branches of the trees on fragile rooftops.
Local administration has started immediate relief operation, though not adequate yet.
##Voice of the People in the video
[ young man] Buildings were over there. But those have been collapsed. We are unable to go there as debris is everywhere.
- [Bearded man, with glasses and cap]- there was a mosque. But it has been collapsed. Trees have feel down, with in very short time.
- Old man[ bearded] everything has been lost. All of a sudden. O good Lord!