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10 Dead, 500 Hurt in Bangladesh Tornado

March 22, 2013

By The Associated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh - A tornado ripped through 20 villages in eastern Bangladesh on Friday, killing 10 people and injuring about 500 others, a report said.

The Prothom Alo newspaper said the 15-minute storm destroyed many homes and shops and uprooted large numbers of trees in Brahmanbaria district.

It quoted officials as saying one child was among the dead. The storm cut train service in the area, it said.

Villagers and emergency personnel took many of the injured to hospitals, news reports said.

Officials could not be reached immediately for comment.

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Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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