Bangladesh storm proved fatal for 23 people

Bangladesh storm proved fatal for 23 people Natural Disasters

Two coastal region of Bangladesh at the mercy of a series of terrible storms. As a result of a sailor killed 23, the fate of the other sailors on board vessels at sea in the waters of the Bay of Bengal hundreds of fishing boats is unknown. Rescue workers have suggested that they could hide in the outer islands in the Gulf of mangroves.

Presumably, in the list of the missing can be up to 1500 people, including sailors from the island Khatia the north of the bay. The storm caused seven islanders. In general, the dead-bye to life in Noakhali that in 158 of the capital of Bangladesh. Surviving are temporarily in shelters and schools converted into camps.

On the way south, and the cyclone was Bhola district, in and 205 km from the capital city of Dhaka. Hundreds of thatched huts destroyed from top to bottom, only damaged about 20,000 dwellings. Dozens of hectares of crops, mainly rice, covered with water, hope for their salvation is minimal. Affects the number of trees and electric poles, felled by the wind during a storm last through the night. Many low-lying areas flooded.

Telephone service was also affected, which, together with other losses complicates the organization and delivery of care in remote villages and islands. This may lead to an increase in the number of deaths, as in an emergency people can not wait to help. Sadly, the meteorological forecasts speak only of a heavy downpour in coastal storm warning has been received.

Storms and cyclones take the lives of hundreds of citizens of the South Asian republic every year. So, at the end of May 2009 due to the super-cyclone Aila killed 179 people. Cyclone Sidr in November 2007, killing more than 4,000 people.

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