Extreme Weather in Bangladesh on May 02 2017 12:10 PM (UTC).
At least 11 persons, including two women, have been killed and many injured when a severe storm lashed parts of Bangladesh. Four persons were killed and over 100 houses were damaged as the storm lashed Rajshahi district yesterday evening. Two women were killed in lightning at Shibganj in Chapainawabganj. Also, five persons were killed when a boat, carrying six passengers, capsized in the Padma river in Dorgapara area during the storm yesterday, the Daily Star reported. One of the passengers managed to swim ashore and the bodies of five persons, who went missing after the capsize have been recovered, the report said. "Fire service personnel conducted a day-long search of the Padma yesterday. The five bodies surfaced today morning nearly three kilometres from the site of the accident, in Talaimari," said Nurul Islam, fire service official. The storm left a trail of destruction, uprooting hundreds of trees, flattening many tin-roofed and mud-built houses and snapping road and rail communication facilities.