Storm kills 15 in Bangladesh

October 28, 2008 4:28:33 AM PDT
Rescue officials say a tropical storm has lashed Bangladesh's coast, killing at least 15 people and injuring at least 200. Officials say the storm struck late Monday. It inundated hundreds of villages, leveled several thousand huts and knocked down electricity poles.

The officials spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.

They say at least 10 bodies were recovered Tuesday from the rubble of collapsed houses in a hard-hit area 75 miles south of capital Dhaka. Another five people drowned in neighboring Patuakhali district.

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