• Friday, Oct 22, 2021
  • Last Update : 12:01 pm

Govt: Cyclone caused damage worth Tk1,100 crore

  • Published at 08:51 pm May 21st, 2020
In pictures: The aftermath of Amphan
File photo: Storm surge rushes into a village in Satkhira, destroying a road, following Cyclone Amphan. Photo taken on Thursday, May 21, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

The official death toll from the super cyclone is 10

The government estimates that the damage from Amphan is worth Tk 1,100 crore with some 26 districts hit when the super cyclone wreaked havoc on the coast leaving 10 people dead.

“According to a primary estimation, based on inputs from the ministries of local government, agriculture, fisheries and livestock, and water resources, the losses add up to Tk 1,100 crore,” said State Minister for Disaster Management Enamur Rahman. 

However, a full estimation will take a week to be available, he said before adding: “A total of 26 districts have been affected and the deputy commissioners will send data from the field level.”

Three districts that were affected most during the cyclone are Satkhira, Bagerhat and Patuakhali.

“Some 1,100 kilometres of road and 200 bridges and culverts under the local government have been damaged. The Water Development Board reported that 150 kilometres of embankments were damaged while another 84 dams developed cracks, which will take Tk 200 to 300 to repair,” state minister said.

The estimated losses in shrimp farms in Khulna, Satkhira, Borguna, Potuakhali stands at Tk 325 crore.

Meanwhile, around one crore people in the south-western and north-western regions have been left without electricity as the storm disrupted the power supply system.

Communications have been disrupted in the coastal regions and mobile phone networks are not working in some of the worst hit areas due to the power outage.


85
Facebook 82
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail