At least 36 dead, dozens hurt as storms lash Bangladesh

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In this photograph taken on April 5, 2015, a Bangladeshi victim gathers her belongings near her home which was destroyed during storms in Bogra some 200 kms from Dhaka. Powerful storms swept Bangladesh at the weekend leaving a trail of devastation in the country’s northwest and killing at least 35 people, officials said April 6, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ SHAFIQ ISLAMA

Separate tropical storms that have swept through parts of Bangladesh have left at least 36 people dead and scores injured.

Media reports Monday said that the casualties have been recorded since Saturday and that most deaths took place in the northern district of Bogra.

The Bengali-language Prothom Alo newspaper reported that at least 20 people died in Bogra while five people died in Dhaka and the rest in other northern areas as well as in the southwest of the country.

The newspaper says the storms have also uprooted trees, damaged electricity distribution lines, while hundreds of homes, shops and schools have been flattened in parts of the South Asian nation.

Bangladesh usually experiences such storms and tornadoes in April as the summer approaches.

Report filed by The Associated Press