At least nine people were killed so far in five districts of the country due to cyclone Sitrang. The cyclone started crossing Bangladesh on Monday evening and it hit many coastal areas of the country at 9pm Monday.
Among the deceased, three were from Cumilla, two from Bhola, two from Sirajganj, one from Narail and another was from Barguna. The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Moreover, many parts of the capital city were waterlogged due to the cyclone. Tree branches and trees fell on the road due to the stormy wind and excessive rainfall.
However, the coastal areas of the country were affected the most due to the cyclone. The communication was disrupted in the coastal areas. Electricity supply was disrupted in those areas as well due to the impacts of the cyclone. Water level of some 15 rivers crossed the normal level. As a result the people of the coastal areas were panicked.
The flight operations in Barisal, Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar were suspended on Monday afternoon for the unfavorable weather.
Met office said that the cyclone will enter into India crossing Dhaka and Sylhet on early Tuesday. It will be turned into low pressure. But the Bay remains rough due to the cyclone.
Many areas of the country including the coastal areas may experience moderate to heavy rainfall till Tuesday noon, met office added.
A total of 15 coastal districts including Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been asked to hoist danger signal number 7.