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Over 37 lakh people affected due to Remal: State Minister

Published : Monday, 27 May, 2024 at 7:21 PM  Count : 381

Over 37 lakh people affected due to Remal: State Minister

Over 37 lakh people affected due to Remal: State Minister

State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Mohibbur Rahman on Monday said more than 37 lakh people in 19 coastal districts have been affected by Cyclone Remal.

Besides, 1,50,457 houses were damaged during the storm. Of these, 35,483 houses were fully damaged in 107 unions and 914 municipalities. It also claimed 10 lives so far, said the state minister while speaking at a press briefing held at the Secretariat on Monday.
The deaths were reported from Khulna, Satkhira, Barishal, Patuakhali, Bhola and Chattogram districts. Among the deceased, three died in Bhola and Barishal districts each, and one each in Satkhira, Khulna, Chattogram and Patuakhali districts.

Nineteen districts have been affected during the storm, he said. These are Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Jhalakathi, Barishal, Patuakhali, Pirojpur, Barguna, Bhola, Feni, Cox’s Bazar, Chattogram, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Chandpur, Narail, Gopalganj, Shariatpur and Jashore.

A total of 9424 shelters have been opened in the coastal districts of the country and over 8 lakh people took shelter there, he said.

Besides, 52,146 domestic animals were also housed there.

He also claimed that no major damage had occurred due to massive preparation taken by the ministry following the directives of the prime minister.

Meanwhile, a total of 1,471 medical teams were formed to provide treatment to the people in the cyclone-hit areas and of them, 1,400 remain active.

Tk 6.85 crore has been allocated to the affected people. Tk 3.85 crore, 5,500 tonnes of rice, 5,000 dry foods, Tk 1.50 crore for baby food and Tk 1.50 crore for fodder have been distributed in 15 districts, said the minister.

Talking about the Prime Minister’s visit to the cyclone affected areas, the state minister said, “We have heard that and for this, contact was made with the Prime Minister’s Office. We'll let you know when the program is finalised.”

Cyclone Remal completed its landfall and weakened to a land depression over Bangladesh on Monday, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.


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