Cyclone Fani: At least 12 Die In Bangladesh, 16 In India

Cyclone Fani hits Bangladesh on May 4, 2019
Cyclone Fani hits Bangladesh on May 4, 2019

Guwahati, May 4, 2019

The deadly cyclone ‘Fani’, which hit Puri in Odisha on May 3rd, 2019, reportedly claimed at least 12 lives in the neighbouring nation Bangladesh and scored of several others wounded.

Reports of the dead in the cyclone that swung northeastwards into the country came from Noukholil, Bhola, Lakshmipur, Patuakhali, Bagerhat, Kishoreganj, Netrokona and Brahmanbaria district.

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“They died after they were struck by lightning. There have been heavy rains and storm here since Friday noon,” the Kishoreganj Deputy Commissioner Sarwar Murshed Chowdhury said as Al Jazeera quoted.

On the other hand, at least 16 people died in India, mostly in the worst-hit state of Odisha, in the storm which hit Puri in Odisha on May 3rd, 2019 at a speed of 200 kmph.

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The cyclone on May 4th, 2019 morning hit North West of Kolkata at 60 kmph. Meanwhile, a red alter has been issued across Assam. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged the people to stay alert and safe. State police and administration have been directed to be alert and prepare with an action plan to deal with any possible situation in the state.