10 Oct 2010

Storm effect widens

1:00 pm on 10 October 2010

Nearly half a million people in Bangladesh have been made homeless by three days of storms and heavy rain.

At least 15 people have been killed.

The ABC reports the storms were caused by a tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal.

Around 3500 people were killed by Cyclone Sidr in November 2007 and hundreds more died when Cyclone Aila hit in 2009.