Tornado kills six in Faridpur, Munshiganj, Bangladesh
At least six people were killed and over a hundred others injured in Faridpur and Munshiganj as a tornado swept through the areas yesterday.
In one incident alone in Faridpur sadar upazila, four people were killed and 64 injured as the roof of a jute mill caved in amid strong wind in the afternoon.
The roof of Karim Jute Mill was made of corrugated tin. At least 350 workers were working at the mill around 2:00pm when the tornado struck, reports a correspondent from Faridpur.
The dead victims are Hazrat Ali, 55, of Kurigram district; Maloti Mondal, 40, of Bakunda area of Faridpur; Chandu Shekh, 50, of Khulna; and Akash, 22.
The bodies were recovered from the mill in Bakunda area after the incident, said Jamil Hassan, Faridpur superintendant of police.
At least 60 injured workers were admitted to Faridpur Medical College Hospital. Four others have been taking treatment at Faridpur General Hospital, according to the police official.
Meanwhile, two died in some other parts of the upazila during the tornado.
Of them, Biren Biswas, 35, of Boughata village in Faridpur, died as the roof of his house crashed down on him. The other, Abul Shah, 40, died at Dohari Para in Krisnanagar union as a tree fell on him.
District Administrator Sardar Sarafat Ali said the families of the deceased were given Tk 20,000 each.
In Munshiganj, at least 40 people were injured as the tornado struck Gaodia bazar and Vojdia village of Lauhajang upazila, reports our Munshiganj correspondent.
Some 50 shops of the Gaodia market were damaged while a number of trees were uprooted. Several houses collapsed.
Of the injured, two persons were sent to Dhaka for better treatment.
Courtesy of thedailystar.net