On 26 April 1989 a major tornado one mile long destructed cities of Daulatpur and Salturia in Manikganj district of Bangladesh, located north-west of Dhaka.

Around 1,300 people were killed and 80,000 were left homeless. Trees were uprooted and homes within a 6km radius (4 miles) were completely destroyed.

Timeline of major events during Daulatpur-Saturia tornado in 1989

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Daulatpur-Saturia Tornado (1989) history

  1. What are tornadoes? Why is Bangladesh susceptible to tornadoes?
  2. 2-month long drought forces nationwide prayer for rain
  3. Daulatpur-Saturia tornado (district of Manikganj, one mile long tornado)
  4. Around 1,300 people killed, 12,000 injured, and 80,000 left homeless (officially deadliest tornado in world history), relief efforts
  5. Aftermath: 1996 tornado, Bangladesh's effort to improve weather forecasting
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