A victim of the tornado. - - WFP Relief for Tornado Victims. Bangladesh was hit in April 1977 by a series of tornados and flash floods in the Sylhet, Mymensingh and Comilla districts. As a result, most of the north-east of Bangladesh from the Garo and Khasi Hills in the north, right down to approximately 20 miles north of Bhairab Bazar was under water. Approximately 1,000 people lost their lives, 10,000 were injured and 300,000 were rendered homeless. Relief supplies to meet immediate needs were withdrawn from World Food Programme stocks held in the country and flown in by helicopter. Later emergency aid from WFP amounting to 18,900 tonnes of wheat, enough to feed 700,000 people for three months, was approved by FAO's Director-General, at a total cost to WFP of almost $3.4 million. WFP photos by T. Page.