At least 10 people died as Cyclone Bulbul crushed into the low-lying zones of Bangladesh on Sunday, acquiring its wake heavy rains combined with wailing storms and desolating the coastlines of West Bengal.
Cyclone Bulbul: 10 Dead, 21 Lakh People Evacuated In Bangladesh
The cyclone packed winds of as much as 120 kilometers for each hour (kph) when it made a predawn landfall before weakening into a deep depression, facing the authorities to empty more than 21 lakh people from the low-lying zones.
Private TV channels citing unofficial sources said the Cyclone Bulbul asserted 10 lives. However, the Disaster Management Ministry affirmed only 8 passings.
“Eight people were killed as the cyclone hit our coastlines most being victims of the collapse of houses and tree fall in six of the (southwestern) coastal districts,” Disaster Management Ministry’s Secretary Shah Kamal told.
The cyclone has also harmed many houses, the authorities said. The authorities have ordered a transitory prohibition on pontoon and ship developments in interior riverine courses and beachfront waters, other than shutting air traffic operations close to seaside air terminals for almost 24 hours.
The health directorate’s Health Emergency Operation Center and Control Room affirmed the death of 8 people on Sunday.
Two people died subsequent to being crushed by trees overturned during the cyclone in Khulna’s Dighalia and Dacope Upazilas, while an older man passed on after a tree fell on his home in Patuakhali, the health authorities said.
In similar incidents, a lady died after her home was shaken by strong winds in Madaripur Sadar Upazila, while an older lady passed on under a fallen tree in Barishal in the civil town of Uzirpur, the report stated, citing a senior government official.
An elderly lady died after falling sick in Barguna Sadar Upazila and a man passed on when a tree toppled by strong wind blasts arrived on his home in Pirojpur’s Nazirpur Upazila, the report said.
A young girl died after a tree was overturned during the cyclone in Bagerhat’s Rampal Ujolpur region, said the health directorate.
At any rate, 15 people were harmed in various instances at four beachfront regions. Nine of them are as of now getting treatment at emergency clinics, the report said.
Bangladesh’s Meteorological Department in a special bulletin on Sunday said the cyclone “weakened” and “started crossing” India’s West Bengal and Bangladesh’s southwestern Khulna coast.