Cyclone Sitrang has lashed Bangladesh, killing at the least 9 folks and snapping energy and communication traces within the nation’s southern and southwestern coastal area, officers stated on Tuesday.
The cyclone triggered heavy rains and flooding in lots of areas, together with the capital Dhaka.
The cyclone originated within the Bay of Bengal earlier than turning north in the direction of Bangladesh’s huge coast, prompting authorities to evacuate lots of of 1000’s of individuals to cyclone shelters late on Monday.
On Monday, the federal government halted operations by all river vessels throughout the nation, closed three airports and requested fishing boats to return from the deep sea and stay anchored within the Bay of Bengal.
Bangladesh is a delta nation of greater than 160 million folks and is vulnerable to pure disasters corresponding to floods and cyclones.