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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Tornado Toll Climbs

BARABHITA, Bangladesh () -- Rescue teams searched Wednesday for hundreds of missing people, as the known death toll from a tornado which hit northern Bangladesh two days ago topped the 500 mark.


Hospitals were hard pressed to handle the casualties, and soldiers were digging graves and burying the dead.


"Bodies are coming from hospitals frequently and the toll may reach 1,000 or even more in a matter of days," one civil volunteer said.


Nearly 200 people were known dead in Barabhita alone, rescue officials said.