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Three killed as storm lashes Bangladesh

world Updated: Apr 25, 2007 10:43 IST
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At least three people were killed, 150 injured and over 1,500 houses damaged as a strong storm lashed Bangladesh, The Daily Star reported on Wednesday.

The storm hit three districts in western Bangladesh on Tuesday evening and lasted for 19 minutes, killing three people and injuring over 100 in Meherpur and Kushtia districts.

Of the injured, 30 were admitted to hospital.

Standing crops were also damaged and a large number of trees uprooted.

The storm accompanied by heavy rain swept over Rangpur district, damaging at least 1,500 houses and injuring 50 people.

Standing Irri-boro crops on about 1,000 hectares of land were also damaged by the twister, which lasted for only 10 minutes.

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