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Storm kills 10, injures dozens in Bangladesh

Written by: Staff
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Dhaka, May 13: At least 10 Bangladeshis were killed and dozens of others injured in lightning strikes during a violent rainstrom, weather officials said today.

They said the country experienced this year's heaviest rainfall yesterday, including about 50 mm (two inches) recorded in the capital Dhaka.

The deaths were reported from outside Dhaka, in Gopalganj, Patuakhali and Jessore towns and were mostly caused by lightning during the 80 kph storm.

Strong winds flattened many homes, damaged crops and uprooted trees and electric poles, local officials said.

REUTERS

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