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Bangladesh: 10 people dead, over 150,000 houses damaged due to cyclone Remal

May 28, 2024 11:33 AM

Dhaka : As many as 10 people were killed as cyclonic storm Remal made landfall in Bangladesh's coastal area on Sunday night, Dhaka Tribune reported, citing State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Md Mohibbur Rahman.


Moreover, 150,457 houses were damaged during the storm. Among these, 35,483 houses were fully damaged in 107 unions and 914 municipalities of Bangladesh, according to state minister. He spoke about the damage caused by cyclonic storm Remal during the press briefing held at the Secretariat on Monday.


According to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, Cyclone Remal completed its landfall and weakened to a land depression over Bangladesh on Monday, Dhaka Tribune reported.


The deceased include three people in Bhola and Barisal districts each, and one each in Satkhira, Khulna, Chittagong and Patuakhali districts. Md Mohibbur Rahman said that 19 districts have been impacted during the storm which include - Jhalakathi, Barishal, Patuakhali, Pirojpur, Barguna, Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Barguna, Bhola, Feni, Cox's Bazar, Chittagong, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Chandpur, Narail, Gopalganj, Shariatpur and Jessore.


A total of 9424 shelters have been opened in the coastal districts of Bangladesh and more than 800,000 people took shelter there. In addition, 52,146 domestic animals were also housed there. He further said that no major damage occurred due to measures taken by the ministry as per the directives issued by Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

 

Meanwhile, a total of 1,471 medical teams were constituted to provide treatment to the people in the cyclone-affected areas. Of these medical teams, 1,400 remain active, Dhaka Tribune reported.


The minister said that Tk 6.85 crore has been allocated to the affected people. He added that Tk 3.85 crore, 5,500 tons of rice, 5,000 dry foods, Tk1.50 crore for baby food and Tk1.50 crore for fodder have been provided in 15 districts.


Speaking about Sheikh Hasina's visit's to cyclone-affected regions, he said, "We have heard that and for this, contact was made with the Prime Minister's Office. We will let you know when the program is finalised."


Meanwhile, 10 international flights from Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport were cancelled due to the impact of Cyclone Remal and adverse weather conditions. In addition, the schedule of two flights was disrupted.


A flight returned after departure, and passengers from three flights were shifted to different flights. Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Executive Director Group Captain Md Kamrul Islam shared details regarding the impact of Cyclone Remal on flights on Monday.
According to Dhaka Tribune report, he said 10 flights were cancelled due to inclement weather. Furthermore, there were cases of return and schedule collapse.

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