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.