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Bangladesh Twisters

Two outbreaks of post-monsoon tornadoes in Bangladesh killed at least seven people and destroyed over 500 homes.

Three tornadoes embedded in severe Bay of Bengal storms moved ashore in the southern districts of Barisal, Gopalganj and Bhola last Monday, leaving approximately 3,000 people homeless.

Five days earlier, one tornado wreaked havoc on a small village in the country's northern Sunamganj District, while another ripped through the Jamalpur District.

Tornadoes often form over Bangladesh just before and just after the main summertime southwest monsoon season.

This summer's monsoon rains produced disastrous flooding that forced nearly 20 million people from their homes across South Asia.


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