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Asia's tornado alley


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Tornados figure in the Geo Quiz this time. We're looking for the country outside of North America where severe twisters are most common. This nation suffered what's thought to be the deadliest tornado in recorded history. It's believed to have killed more than 1,300 people in 1989.

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The South Asian country we're talking about is the size of the state of Wisconsin. And it's one of the most densely populated nations in the world.

So, where outside of North America are severe tornados most common? In Bangladesh! Tom Grazulis is a a tornado research meteorologist, and the founder of the Tornado Project. He also the author of 'Tornado — Nature's Ultimate Windstorm' He joins us from North Danville, Vermont.