May 23, 2016

26 dead after cyclone Roanu strikes Bangladesh

Chittagong
Bangladesh
by
The Weather Channel
Photo: AP
Photo: AP

A deadly cyclone struck Bangladesh's southern coast on Saturday, killing at least 26 people and forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes...

Authorities had ordered about 2 million people to be evacuated from coastal areas before Cyclone Roanu hit Chittagong on Saturday, but many ignored the call after deciding the storm's winds, blowing at up to 55 miles per hour, were not such a threat. The low-lying delta nation has been regularly hit by much stronger storms