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Cyclone Remal

Four lakh people affected; 50,000 houses destroyed in Khulna

Published : Monday, 27 May, 2024 at 5:30 PM  Count : 419

Four lakh people affected; 50,000 houses destroyed in Khulna

Four lakh people affected; 50,000 houses destroyed in Khulna

Over four lack people of 68 unions in nine upazilas of Khulna were affected and 50,000 houses were destroyed due to the severe cyclonic storm Remal.

District Relief and Rehabilitation Officer Md. Abdul Karim said hundreds of shrimp enclosures have been washed way, a huge number of thatched houses and standing crops were damaged while trees, electricity and telephone poles were uprooted. Many villages were also submerged by the tidal surge.

Khulna District Administration, Mongla Port Authority, Bangladesh Navy, Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) of Mongla West Zone, Fire Service and Civil Defence are working to rehabilitate the affected coastal people.

Besides, more than 2 lakh people were successfully evacuated and moved to 604 cyclone centres before the 'Remal' hit the region, said Deputy Commissioner of Khulna Khondokar Yasir Arefin.
Over 5,500 volunteers of different organisations, including Red Crescent and CPP, are working in different regions, he said.

He added that 1,100 more volunteers from non-government organizations (NGOs) are also in action as 168 medical teams with health workers are working at cyclone affected upazilas.

Abdul Karim said in some places, fallen trees have halted traffic. He said about 2.5-lakh metric tonnes of rice, Tk 5-lakh in cash and 2,000 packets of dry food have, so far, been distributed in Koyra, Dakop and Paikgachha upazilas.

The operation of Mongla port has already resumed, said Md Makruzzaman, Secretary of Mongla Port Authority (MPA).

"No damage take place as the port authority has taken massive preparation earlier," he added.
Around 61 kilometers embankments in Khulna, Satkhira and Bagerhat have been damaged partially, Water Development Board (WDB) officials said.

Hundreds of villages in Koyra, Paikgachha and Dakop upazilas of Khulna were inundated due to heavy rain and saline water that entered by breaking embankment in different points, sub-divisional engineer Liakat Ali of WDB confirmed.

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