Tornado kills 9 in Brahmanbaria

At least nine people, including a child, were killed and more than 300 others injured when a tornado ripped through scores of villages at the Sadar, Bijoynagar and Akhaura Upazilas of Brahmanbaria district on Friday afternoon.

Of the deceased, seven were identified as jail keeper of the district jail, Masudur Rahman, 25, Abu Taher Mia, 60, of Mohammadpu, and Jhanu Chowdhury, 52, of Chinair at Sadar Upazila, Lovely Begum, 35, and Dolly Dey, 27, of Pattan of Bijoynagar Upazila, Joynal Mia, 32, and Sumi Begum, 10, of Jaruitala of Akhaura Upazila.

The two others could not be immediately named.

The district’s Deputy Commissioner Nur Mohammad Majumder told jailkeeper Masudur Rahman died on the spot after a portion of the boundary wall of the jail collapsed due to the violent storm.

Akhaura Police Station Sub-Inspector Zakir Hossain confirmed the deaths of Joynal and Sumi during the storm.

Mashiur Rahman Selim, Chairman of Ramrail Union Parishad of the Sadar Upazila, said Taher Mia was killed in wall collapse during the storm.

One Atul Mia confirmed that his maternal uncle Jhanu Chowdhury died on the spot after a tree fell on him during the storm.

Residential Medical Officer at Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital Dr Abu Syed told that physicians at the hospital’s Emergency Department pronounced four, including Lovely and Dolly, dead after they had been taken there.

He said of the two unidentified men, one was aged about 22 while another about 45.

DC Majumder said many houses and standing crops on a huge swathe of land were badly damaged by the tornado.

The storm uprooted scores of trees and electric poles as it swept through Urshiura and its surrounding villages of the Sadar Upazila at around 5pm, he added.

Source: Bd news24


  1. Brahmanbaria tragedy; Direct & immediate consequence of abusing & Insulting Islam by Bengali Apostates:
    In Islam’s 1,400 years turbulent history nobody, nowhere has insulted Islam as viciously as the Bengali apostates have done and one of them was rewarded by Hasina conferring on him the most honourable Islamic title “SHAHID” going to his house personally! For this shameless criminal/sinful act she has neither apologized nor has she withdrawn the title. On the other hand crafty Hasina trading on religion, has created another gang of jindiq League to condemned Muslim Ulema who have condemned the apostates & demanded their trial!
    If the apostates are not tried Allah will destroy this country, running now by the friends of abominable apostates as He has destroyed many such country where the apostates revolted against Allah. This is the first warning for people who fear ALLAH. And the deleted sentence that read ” WE TRUST IN ALLAH & DEPEND ON HIM” from our constitution MUST be restored forthwith.

  2. This is not correct. Instead of showing remorse for the unfortunate people, you started sermonizing. This is unjustified.

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