• Tuesday, December 06, 2022

ASIA

Five dead, 600,000 evacuated as cyclone batters Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees are suffering further because of cyclone Mora

By: Sarwar Alam

Cyclone Mora battered Bangladesh on Tuesday (30), killing five people, damaging thousands of homes and ripping through a camp housing thousands of Rohingya refugees who had fled violence in Myanmar. Authorities said they evacuated nearly 600,000 people from vulnerable areas before the storm hit the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar early Tuesday, bringing winds of up to 135 kilometres (84 miles) per hour. Disaster management authorities said five people had been killed, four of them crushed by falling trees in the area. It was not immediately clear how the fifth person died. Authorities in Cox’s Bazar said at least 17,000…

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