At least 13 die in Bangladesh after tropical storm hits



DHAKA, Bangladesh — A tropical storm that lashed Bangladesh left not less than 13 individuals useless throughout the delta nation, officers and information experiences stated Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Sitrang brewed within the Bay of Bengal earlier than turning north towards Bangladesh’s huge coast, prompting authorities to evacuate a whole bunch of hundreds of individuals to cyclone shelters Monday. Heavy rains battered the nation all through the day, flooding many areas within the coastal areas throughout southern and southwestern Bangladesh.

The storm weakened Tuesday afternoon, with most sustained wind speeds of 65 kilometers (40 miles) per hour and wind gusts as much as 85 kph (53 mph). The climate workplace within the capital, Dhaka, which had recorded gusts as much as 88 kph (55 mph) Monday night, stated the hazard had handed Tuesday.

Raihan Mehbub, a authorities official in Cumilla district, stated a pair and their 4-year-old daughter died after a tree fell on their house late Monday evening. They had been asleep and died on the scene, the official stated.

A minimum of 10 others died in separate incidents throughout the nation, Dhaka-based Somoy TV reported. Most died from falling timber, although others died from collapsing constructions or drowning, native media reported.

On Monday, the federal government halted operations by all river vessels throughout the nation, closed three airports and requested fishing boats to return from the deep sea and stay anchored within the Bay of Bengal.

Bangladesh is a delta nation of greater than 160 million individuals and is susceptible to pure disasters comparable to floods and cyclones.

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