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Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh, at least six killed

Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh, at least six killed
Courtesy:BBC

Rangamati, Bangladesh: Cyclone Mora enters Bangladesh killing at least six people, most of them were killed due to falling trees in Cox’s Bazaar and Rangamati.

Significant damage is reported in refugee camps housing Rohingya Muslims from neighbouring Myanmar. Hundreds of houses have been fully or partially destroyed. The authorities have moved thousands of people to shelters, as per BBC.

A farmer from Cox’s Bazar, Rashid Mia, who lost everything, told: “The house is gone, all the furniture has also gone. The cyclone damaged my farm equipment. We came to this shelter just to survive.”

Around 20,000 houses in refugee camps for Rohingya have been damaged, community leader Abdus Salam informed.

“In some places, almost every shanty, homemade of tin, bamboo and plastic, has been flattened, Some people were injured, but no-one is dead in the camp,” he added.

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