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Bangladesh storm death toll rise to 20

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Saturday, March 23, 2013, 14:44
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The death toll from a storm that ripped through 20 villages in eastern Bangladesh has risen to 20 people, with another 200 injured, a govt official stated Saturday.

Early reports stated at least 10 citizens were killed and a newspaper puts the toll for the hurt at 500 in the tornado that lashed the distant villages in Brahmanbaria district on yesterday.

On Saturday, local chief govt administrator Noor Mohammad Majumder mentioned the death toll had risen to 20 people died, with another 200 hurt in the powerful tornado.

The local Prothom Alo newspaper described that the 15-minute storm ruined many homes and stores, and toppled many trees and electricity poles.

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