Thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Bangladesh
A cyclone hitting the Bangladesh coast has forced the evacuation of thousands from mainly poor fishing communities, police and other officials said.
Cyclone Komen, forming in the Bay of Bengal, has destroyed dozens of makeshift homes on Bangladesh’s southernmost point of Saint Martin’s island as it moves towards the coast, local police chief Ataur Rahman said.
“At least 150 houses of local fishermen were reportedly destroyed due to the storm,” he said. Some 60,000 people have been evacuated from coastal villages in the southern resort district of Cox’s Bazar following concerns of high waves, senior local official Anupam Saha told AFP.
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