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April 3, 1990 | Reuters
Seasonal storms sweeping Bangladesh have killed at least 23 people and injured more than 300 in the last two days, mostly on islands in the Bay of Bengal, police said Monday.
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May 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
A storm lashed Bangladesh with lightning and rain Sunday, killing at least 17 people, injuring more than 100 others and leveling about 1,000 homes, news reports said. The dead were all struck by lightning, and the injured were hit by falling trees and the debris of huts that collapsed in the storms, New Age and Inqilab newspapers reported today. Deadly storms are common this time of year in this delta nation of about 140 million people.
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May 1, 1991 | From Associated Press
A powerful typhoon battered densely populated Bangladesh for more than eight hours Tuesday, killing at least 1,000 people and leaving millions homeless. About 5,000 fishermen were reported missing. State-run television said at least 800 people were killed in the coastal districts of Cox's Bazar, Noakhali and Bhola when 20-foot waves whipped up by 145-m.p.h. winds swept ashore.
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February 27, 2005 | Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press Writer
The tsunami spared them, but on south Asia's coast of calamities, where the sea kills with regularity and abandon, they know their turn will come. "God knows what will happen to us next time," Nur Hussein said. The 45-year-old peasant stood beneath a sturdy rain tree he climbed and clung to in 1991, when a super cyclone drove 25-foot-deep waters across flat little Kutubdia, sweeping 19 of his family to their deaths along with 10,000 other islanders.
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October 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Torrential rains submerged 25 villages in southwestern Bangladesh, forcing thousands of people to flee for shelter in overcrowded schools or on scarce patches of high ground. Many people were perched in trees or on rafts fashioned out of banana trees in the submerged Satkhira district. Up to 3 million people have been either left homeless or marooned after two weeks of flooding, officials said. Officials say 30 people are dead, but news reports suggest the toll could be at least 55.
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May 19, 1997 | From Associated Press
Tens of thousands of people headed for concrete storm shelters Sunday ahead of a powerful cyclone that was expected to batter the southern coast of Bangladesh with winds up to 125 mph. Heavy rains pelted this southern port Sunday evening, and the storm's full force was expected to arrive this morning. The country's meteorological agency predicted a 12-foot tidal surge along with powerful winds.
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May 4, 1991 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Frustration was high as delegates from nearly 130 nationwide relief organizations met in Washington to consider a world ravaged by calamity. In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, the Kurds needed help. A cholera epidemic was spreading death across Peru. Meanwhile, massive earthquakes had struck Costa Rica and Soviet Georgia. A worsening famine in east Africa was threatening 27 million residents in six countries.
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December 1, 1988 | Associated Press
A powerful cyclone sweeping across low-lying coastal areas of Bangladesh and eastern India left at least 317 people dead and destroyed crops ready for harvest, officials and news reports said Wednesday. At least 275 fishermen were reported missing in Bangladesh from Tuesday's storm that packed 140-m.p.h. winds, heavy rain and whipped tidal waves up to 15 feet.
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November 30, 1988
A strong cyclone struck southwestern Bangladesh near the border with India, killing at least four people and stranding hundreds. The storm caused floods, destroying homes and crops. Officials feared that the death toll would rise as the storm, with winds of 100 m.p.h., moved inland from the Bay of Bengal. But casualties reportedly were minimized because of warnings to the thinly populated region.
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February 26, 1988 | From Reuters
Giant hailstones weighing up to 11 pounds battered villages in northern Bangladesh, killing a man and injuring 30 other people, officials said Thursday. The strong winds of the hailstorm flattened houses and damaged crops in the Nilphamari district.
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October 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Torrential rains submerged 25 villages in southwestern Bangladesh, forcing thousands of people to flee for shelter in overcrowded schools or on scarce patches of high ground. Many people were perched in trees or on rafts fashioned out of banana trees in the submerged Satkhira district. Up to 3 million people have been either left homeless or marooned after two weeks of flooding, officials said. Officials say 30 people are dead, but news reports suggest the toll could be at least 55.
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August 31, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Nearly 10,000 people rushed to cyclone shelters when an unusually high tide submerged their island village off the Bangladeshi coast for nearly three hours, officials said. At least 2,000 mud-and-bamboo huts were flooded as a depression over the Bay of Bengal caused the sea to rise, submerging Sandwip Island under six feet of water, the meteorological office said.
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July 21, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Heavy rains are frustrating rescue and relief efforts in Bangladesh's flooded Comilla district, where nearly 70,000 people have been sent to shelters. Officials said rains that had stopped before the weekend returned Monday, adding to the misery of about half a million people taking the brunt of the flooding after the Gomti River breached an embankment in the village of Ebderpur 10 days ago. Ebderpur is 70 miles southeast of the capital, Dhaka.
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October 14, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
Rescue workers said 25 Islamic preachers at a riverbank prayer meeting were killed and another 5,000 people injured when a tornado tore through a 3-square-mile area north of Dhaka. The government would only confirm a lower toll, saying that at least 15 people were killed and 1,000 injured. The tornado stayed on the ground for half an hour Sunday, blowing away tin roofs, trees and electricity poles near Tongi, an industrial town about 10 miles north of the capital.
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September 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
A cyclone tore through coastal Bangladesh on Saturday, killing at least 35 people and destroying tens of thousands of village homes, officials said. Of the deaths, 24 were reported in the district of Bhola, an island about 65 miles south of Dhaka, the capital, and one of the areas hardest hit when the cyclone roared in from the Bay of Bengal with winds of up to 90 mph. Three Bhola fishermen were reported missing.
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May 20, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A severe cyclone hammered the nation's flat coastal region, leveling entire villages and flooding crops. Reporters in Chittagong, the country's largest port, said that more than 350 people were killed. Official sources, hampered by downed telephone lines, confirmed only nine deaths and more than 100 injured in Chittagong. They said, however, that the figures could rise.
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July 21, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Heavy rains are frustrating rescue and relief efforts in Bangladesh's flooded Comilla district, where nearly 70,000 people have been sent to shelters. Officials said rains that had stopped before the weekend returned Monday, adding to the misery of about half a million people taking the brunt of the flooding after the Gomti River breached an embankment in the village of Ebderpur 10 days ago. Ebderpur is 70 miles southeast of the capital, Dhaka.
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May 19, 1997 | From Associated Press
Tens of thousands of people headed for concrete storm shelters Sunday ahead of a powerful cyclone that was expected to batter the southern coast of Bangladesh with winds up to 125 mph. Heavy rains pelted this southern port Sunday evening, and the storm's full force was expected to arrive this morning. The country's meteorological agency predicted a 12-foot tidal surge along with powerful winds.
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May 14, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
A severe storm battered part of northern Bangladesh, killing nearly 200 people, local officials said. They said as many as 5,000 people were injured as the storm, with heavy rains and winds up to 93 mph, tore through the district of Tangail and part of neighboring Jamalpur. More than 2,000 injured people were taken to one rural hospital in Tangail, doctors said. "But we had the capacity to admit only 35 patients," one doctor said.
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