Roanu

Yesterday tropical cyclone Roanu made a landfall in Bangladesh killing 24 people and displacing around 50, 0000 people. The cyclone Roanu hit Bangladesh near Barisal-Chittagong area with torrential rain and speedy winds.
As per the Bangladesh authorities, the Cyclone brought extreme destruction disrupting lives of millions of people living near the coastal area. The authorities released a statement which mentions that north-western part of Chittagong province was adversely affected by the cyclone. Around twelve people were killed near Chittagong port and several others got injured.

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The disaster management team said that they had prior information regarding the cyclone but the cyclone reached Chittagong approximately six hours early due which the villagers did not get a chance to reach the nearby cyclone center. Few of the villages near the low-lying coastal area were washed completely. As per an eyewitness, the sea water at the shore was about ten feet high and destroyed several mud houses. The Bangladeshi disaster management authority is busy in relief work in the coastal areas which were worse affected by the cyclone.

The great depression in the Bay of Bengal unleashed the cyclone Roanu. A week before the Cyclone, South Asian countries including India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh experienced an extremely turbulent weather conditions. Sri Lanka received the heaviest rainfall which led to sudden flood and mud slides in the coastal areas of the country. Chennai province in India also recorded heavy rainfall continuously for two days and created flood like situation.

Bangladesh has been the worst victim of regular Cyclones formed in the Bay of Bengal. In the year 2000, Cyclone Aila claimed lives of 300 people while Cyclone Sidra killed 4000 people in the year 2007.

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