India/Bangladesh: Severe Local Storm - Apr 2010

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ST-2010-000074-IND

Disaster description

On 13th April 2010, a severe storm struck parts of Bangladesh and eastern India. The storm killed 134 people in India: 90 people in the state of Bihar, 40 in West Bengal, and four in Assam. More than 407,220 dwellings were destroyed and approximately 300,000 dwellings were at least partially damaged. (ACT Alliance, 30 Jun 2010) 

In the northern part of Bangladesh, eight people were killed and more than 200 people were injured. This storm also damaged around 50,000 dwellings, and about 100 educational institutes and standing corps. On 17 April, another storm hit the Lalmonirhat district which killed three people and damaged almost 2,000 dwellings. (IFRC, 10 Dec 2010)

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