Britain's Prince Charles has offered his condolences to Bangladesh for the loss of lives and devastation caused by Cyclone Amphan.
The Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, duchess of Cornwall, sent a letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressing their sympathies, the prime minister's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said on Friday.
"My wife and I wanted you to know how deeply we feel for the people of Bangladesh following the loss of lives and utter devastation caused by cyclonic storm Amphan," Prince Charles wrote in the letter.
He said their hearts go out to all those who have been so cruelly bereaved or injured, or whose homes have been swept away by the cyclone.
"We understand how dreadfully difficult this must have been as your people prepared to celebrate what should have been a joyful Eid," he wrote.
Prince Charles added, "Our greatest possible sympathies and our special prayers are with the people of Bangladesh at such a desperately anxious time, as you battle against the effects of both the Covid-19 pandemic and this appallingly severe storm."
Amphan made landfall in India and Bangladesh on May 20 evening, wreaking havoc along the Bangladeshi coastlines and in the Indian state of West Bengal.
At least 20 people were killed, many houses damaged and trees uprooted as the severe cyclonic storm lashed the coastal districts of Bangladesh.