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Cyclone Sitrang kills 16

Update : 25 Oct 2022, 16:52

At least 16 people were killed in nine districts due to the impact of cyclone Sitrang. The cyclone crossed the coastal areas of Bangladesh on Monday (October 24) evening. It was raining cats and dogs for hours in many parts of the country on Monday.

The information of damage and casualties were known on Tuesday morning. Among the deceased, four were killed in Bhola, three in Cumilla, two in Gopalganj, two in Sirajganj, one in Patuakhali, one in Barguna, one in Shariatpur, one in Narail and another was killed in Dhaka.

Bhola:

A total of four people were killed in Bhola due to the cyclone. Three of them were killed as trees fell on them while another washed away in the high tide. However, the weather gets better on Tuesday and the people of the area started leaving the shelter centers.

There are disruptions of electricity and mobile network in the area. The farmers of many areas of Bhola experienced huge damage as their crops and fishes washed away in the water.

Deputy Commissioner of Bhola, Taufiq-e-Elahi Chaudhury said, "We are trying to estimate the damage. We are also making a list of the affected people. We will take necessary steps once the list is done."

Cyclone Sitrang

Cumilla:

Three people were killed as a tree fell on them when they were at their house at 11:00pm on Monday. The stormy wind broke many branches of trees and uprooted many trees in the area.

The deceased were identified as Nijam Uddin, his wife Sharmin Akter Shathi and their 4-year-old daughter Nusrat Akter Liza, hailed from Heshakhal Poschimpara village under Nangalkot upazila of Cumilla.

Confirming the matter to the media, Officer-in-Charge of Nangalkot Police Station Faruk Hossain said that they were trying to move the trees and recover the bodies.

Sirajganj:

A woman and her 2-year-old son were killed as their boat sank due to the cyclone in a canal coming from Jamuna River in Sirajganj Sadar area at 8:00pm on Monday.

The deceased were identified as Ayesha Khatun, 28, wife of Khokon and her son Arafat Hossain, 2, residents of Purbomohonpur village of the Sadar upazila of Sirajganj.

Officer-in-Charge of Bangabandhu Bridge (West) Police Station Mosaddek Hossain confirmed the matter to the media.

Gopalganj:

Two women were killed at Tungipara upazila in Gopalganj as tree fell on them due to the stormy wind during the cyclone on Monday night.

The deceased were identified as Sharmin Begum, 25, wife of Rezaul Kha and Rumichha Begum, 65, wife of Hannan Talukder.

Officer-in-Charge of Tungipara Police Station confirmed the matter to the media.

Patuakhali:

A worker of a trawler was killed as the trawler was capsized in Lohalia river due to cyclone Sitrang on Monday.

The deceased was identified as Nur Islam, 40, son of Rashid Molla, resident of Lohalia union under Sadar upazila of Patuakhali.

Narail:

A woman was killed as tree fell on her during the cyclone at Lohagara upazila in Narail on Monday afternoon.

The deceased was identified Morjina Begum, 40.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Lohagara M Nasir Uddin confirmed the matter to the media.

Barguna:

An aged person was killed as tree fell on her during the cyclone in Barguna Sadar upazila on Monday.

Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Barguna Sadar upazila, Kaosar Hossain, said, "We have visited the victim's house. Upazila administration will take the responsibility of her funeral."

Shariatpur:

A sexagenarian woman was killed as a tree fell on her due to the cyclone at Jajira in the district on Monday night.

The deceased was identified as Sufia, wife of Halan Musolli, resident of Sidarchar area under Jajira upazila of the district.

Jajira Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Kamrul Hasan Sohel conformed the matter to the media.

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Dhaka:

A rickshaw puller was killed as a wall fell on him due to the stormy wind at Hazaribag in the capital city on Monday evening.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Hazaribag Police Station, Enamul Haque Khandakar confirmed the matter to the media.

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