Bangladesh

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07/03/1973
Sheikh Mujib Rahman becomes the first prime minister of Bangladesh winning a landslide victory in the country's first general elections
25/05/1985
A cyclone and tidal wave devastate the coast of Bangladesh.
29/05/1985
A tidal wave caused by a cyclone kills thousands in Bangladesh, unofficial estimates put the death toll as high as 40,000
30/04/1991
A cyclone reaching speeds of 230 kph drives a 6 metre high tidal wave into the Bangladeshi port of Chittagong, killing 120,000

 

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On This Day - Bangladesh