DHAKA, The Reuters World Service via
Individual Inc. : The death toll from a tornado that battered northern
Bangladesh on Monday has risen to nearly 600, officials said on Thursday.
''It's difficult to predict a number,
but it could definitely be higher,'' as many among the thousands
of injured were losing their battle for life, one official in the devastated
Tangail district told reporters.
The tornado's 150 kph (93 mph) winds
tore through a chain of villages, injuring more than 32,000 people and
leaving 100,000 homeless.
Unofficial sources said the death toll