Bangladesh: Cyclone Bulbul claims 13 lives

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 11 Nov 2019

Dhaka: The death toll after cyclone Bulbul hit southern Bangladesh has touched 13, media reports said on Monday.

A combination of falling trees, collapsed houses and illness after the cyclone passed over the country caused the deaths this weekend.


The health directorate's Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room, local administrations and police confirmed the news of the deaths on Sunday, reported bdnews24.


The storm caused two deaths in each of Khulna, Barguna and Gopalganj districts, and one each in Patuakhali, Bhola, Shariatpur, Pirojpur, Madaripur, Barishal and Bagerhat, reported the news portal.


The cyclone, which later became a deep depression, ravaged about 5,000 homes in the country's south-western coastal districts, according to State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Enamur Rahman, reported the news portal.


Hr informed that during the cyclone as many as 5,787 safety shelters harboured over 2.1 million people.

Moreover, 28 fishermen went missing after a boat, in which they were traveling ventured in the sea during the cyclone.

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