Cyclone Bulbul kills 13 throughout India and Bangladesh

Bangladeshi passengers use an umbrella as they cross the Buriganga River by boat during a rainy day in Dhaka, BangladeshPicture copyright
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Storms have battered areas of Bangladesh


Cyclone Bulbul has ripped by means of coastal areas of Bangladesh and India, killing no less than 13 individuals whereas greater than two million others have been pressured to spend an evening in storm shelters.

The storm packed winds of as much as 120km/h (75 mph), injuring dozens and destroying hundreds of properties.


5 of the six who misplaced their lives in Bangladesh have been hit by falling bushes.

Officers say that additional casualties have been prevented as a result of individuals have been evacuated in time.

Authorities say the storm is now weakening.

What harm did Cyclone Bulbul trigger?

Seven individuals have been killed within the Indian state of West Bengal, the state’s minister for catastrophe administration advised reporters.

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West Bengal is among the worst hit areas in India

The 5 victims hit by bushes in Bangladesh included a 52-year previous lady who died when a tree dropped onto her home.

A 60-year-old fisherman additionally misplaced his life after ignoring evacuation warnings.

There are rising considerations after two fishing boats carrying greater than 30 males did not return, an official in Bangladesh’s Bhola district stated.

Round 1,200 vacationers, most of them Bangladeshi, have been caught on St Martin’s Island, a part of Cox’s Bazar district, an official advised the Reuters information company.

“All of them shall be rescued,” he stated.

Companies at many sea ports and airports within the area have been additionally suspended – together with the busy Kolkata airport.

Bangladesh’s two largest ports, Mongla and Chittagong, have been closed and flights into Chittagong airport have been stopped.

Bangladesh’s low-lying coast is commonly hit by lethal cyclones, however the nation has efficiently decreased the variety of casualties in recent times.

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Media captionFolks in Khulna, Bangladesh, search shelter from the storm