Fri, 02 June 2023
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Cyclone Mocha: 10,000 houses damaged in Cox's Bazar, inc 1200 in St Martin

Update : 15 May 2023, 09:27

At least 10,000 houses were damaged in Cox's Bazar, with 1,200 of them being on vulnerable St Martin's Island off the coast of Teknaf. 

Despite the widespread damage, there were no reports of casualties as of filing this report.

Cox's Bazar city, Sadar upazila, Maheshkhali upazila, Kutubdia upazila, and Ramu upazila were all hit by the cyclone, and locals are fearful of the potential for massive losses being uncovered as people return to their daily lives at home.

Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Shaheen Imran has confirmed that the cyclone's fury has ceased and that the 2.5 lakh people in shelters will be able to return home pending the authorities' green light.

“However, the extent of the damage is still being assessed and will be reported later,” the DC said.

The cyclone caused extensive damage in Teknaf and St. Martin, with a lot of trees falling in isolated areas of St. Martin, Teknaf Sadar and Municipal areas, Sabrang, Dailpara, and Jadimura.

People have been seen removing trees from roads in different areas.

According to Teknaf Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Kamruzzaman, there are reports of extensive damage in Teknaf and Saint Martin, with trees being uprooted and houses being destroyed in some areas. 

Chairman of St Martin union parishad, Mujibur Rahman, said that although the wind speed has decreased in St Martin since evening, many houses have been blown away, and some people have been injured.

More accurate, precise measures of the damage done by Mocha will have to wait till tomorrow, most probably.

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