The Daulapur-Saturia Tornado is the most infamous tornado in world history. It occurred in the Manikganj District in Bangladesh on April 26th, 1989. It's currently the worst tornadic event in world history. It holds the record for the most fatalities from a single tornado. An estimated 1,300 people lost their lives to this deadly tornado. The death toll was high due to the tornado striking one of the poorest areas of Bangladesh.
The actual death toll isn't known because most of the fatalities were poor and the event was poorly documented by authorities. However, if you look at pictures of the devastation, it's not hard to believe the death toll could be that high. Below you'll find facts about the 1989 Daulapur-Saturia Tornado, tornado records that it holds and pictures of the damage that it caused. Feel free to contact us if you come across any new research on this historic tornado.
Below is a list of records the 1989 Daulapur-Saturia Tornado set and still holds as of 02-01-2020.
Below are some jaw dropping pictures of damaged caused by the Daulapur-Saturia Tornado.