At least eight people were killed in Bangladesh coasts as cyclone Bulbul described earlier as a “very serious storm” made its landfall in Bangladesh with weakened force after raving adjacent Indian coastlines.
Disaster management ministry confirmed eight deaths in six districts after the predawn landfall of the storm in Bangladesh coasts after more than two million people were forced to take refuge in makeshift shelters overnight.
“Eight people were killed in different coastal districts as cyclone ‘Bulbul’ lashed Bangladesh coastlines early today . . . most of them were victims of collapse of houses and tree falls, “disaster management secretary Md Shah Kamal told BSS.
He said among the victims, two were killed in Khulna, two in Bagerhat, one in Pirojpur, one Barishal, one in Patuakhali and one in Bagerhat.
“Cyclone “Bulbul” is gradually became weak but it caused heavy rainfall in the coastal districts . . . now the tropical cyclone has turned into deep depression,” met office spokesman Ruhul Quddus told BSS this afternoon.
“Bulbul”, he said, now was lying on southern region in the country particularly in Bhola, Barguna, Patuakhali, Barishal, Pirojpur, Jhalakathi.
“Under its influence these coastal districts are witnessing heavy rainfall and we are predicting that weather may be normal in the southern parts of Bangladesh.