Key updates on cyclone Amphan
- Total damage from the cyclone worth Tk1,100 crore.
- Around one crore people in the south-western and north-western regions have been left without electricity.
- The cyclonic storm caused around 60% network towers (13,000 in number) of the region to be cut off the power supply.
- Coastal areas of Satkhira, Bagerhat and Patuakhali were affected most among 26 districts that were hit.
- 1,100 kilometres of roads, 200 bridges and culverts were damaged.
- 150 kilometres of embankments in 84 places have been either damaged or completely broke.
- Water that broke through the embankments affected 1,80,500 hatcheries. Financial loss worth Tk325 crore.
- The cyclone damaged mangoes worth approximately Tk150 crore.
- 6 kilometres of embankments and 763 hectares of crops destroyed in Bhola.
- Amphan weakens into storm, signal lowered at ports.
- So far 20 people were killed in different districts of Bangladesh.
- At least 72 people have died in India's West Bengal due to cyclone Amphan, said the state's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
- Cyclone Amphan leaves Kolkata Airport flooded, structures damaged.
At least 20 people were killed, many houses were damaged and trees uprooted as severe cyclonic storm Amphan hit the coastal districts of Bangladesh on Wednesday evening after making a landfall in India's West Bengal.
Among the victims, six are from Jashore, three from Pirojpur, two each are from Patuakhali and Satkhira, and one each from Bhola, Laxmipur, Sandwip. The coastal areas of Khulna region have been devastated by the cyclone Amphan.
Fifteen of the deceased are -- Syed Shah Alam, 54, and Rashed, 5, from Patuakhali; Md Siddique, 72, and Rafiqul Islam, 35 from Bhola; Shahjahan Molla, 55, Gulenur Begum, 70, and Shah Alam, 50, from Pirojpur; Rabeya, 13, and Khento Begum, 45, from Jashore's Chaugachha; Moktar Ali, 65, Moyna Begum and Gopal from Jashore's Sharsha. Nadira Begum, 55, from Jhenaidah and Salauddin, 16, from Chattogram's Sandwip.
The storm damaged more than a lakh houses in different areas of Khulna, Satkhira and Bagerhat districts.
An extensive damage has been reported for the mango business in Rajshahi since a large number of mangoes have fallen off the trees as cyclone Amphan stormed through the orchards.
Heavy rains and high tidal surges broke the dams and submerged low-lying lands, ponds and crop lands in different areas. The amount of losses could not ascertained immediately.Besides, thousands of trees have been uprooted. The entire coastal region has faced extensive damage.
Meanwhile, rain accompanied by gusty wind occurred at many districts including the capital. It has been raining almost all night with gusty wind of 40 to 50 kilometers per hour.
Although the weather has improved in the morning, there are gusts of wind.
Cloudy weather is likely to continue today across the capital, according to the weather department.
Here are live updates from the coastal districts-