May 23, 2016

Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh, 24 killed, lakhs evacuated

Chittagong
Bangladesh
by
Press Trust of India
Cyclone Roanu. Photo: ANI
Cyclone Roanu. Photo: ANI

At least 24 people have been killed and over 100 others injured as cyclone Roanu battered Bangladesh's southern coast, triggering landslides, prompting authorities to evacuate about five lakh people.

With a wind speed of up to 88 kilometres per hour, the cyclone hit the Barisal-Chittagong region, sending impacts across the country. Most places witnessed rain and thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty and squally wind yesterday morning