Last Updated: Monday, April 8, 2019

First recorded tornado in Nepal kills 29 in Bara and Parsa


April 8, 2019: A preliminary report by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DoHM) has confirmed the first recorded tornado in Nepal which caused damages in Bara and Parsa, the Terai districts of Nepal.

According to the satellite image, the tornado in Bara and Parsa district of Nepal covered at least 30 kilometres distance with width of the trail around 200 to 250 metres. The devastating natural disaster was reported between 7:45pm and 8:15pm on March 31, 2019.

DoHM with the support from Small Earth Nepal investigated the storm in Nepal. Madan Lal Shrestha, former director general of DoHM and academician of Nepal Academy of Science Technology, a group of scientists found that Bara's windstorm was tornado.

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Tornado path as captured by Satellite (Small Earth/Nepal Khabar)


Heavy storm in Bara and Parsa district of Nepal accompanied by hailstorms and rain claimed lives of at least 29 people and injured more than 600 people.


According to the local authorities, 28 people died in Bara district and one in Parsa district of Nepal.

Most of the fatalities are from Pheta and Bhulahi Bharwaliya areas in Bara district.

Below is the press release from the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) about the recent tornado at Bara and Parsa districts of Nepal.

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