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Cyclone Amphan: Bagerhat suffers losses worth Tk 400cr

  • Published at 04:40 pm May 23rd, 2020
Courtesy: UNB

Already Tk 15 lakh cash for construction and repair of damaged houses, 500 bundle tin, 300 metric tonnes rice, and cash money have been allotted for the victims

Cyclone Amphan, which made landfall in the coastal districts on Wednesday, has caused an estimated loss of Tk 400 crore in Bagerhat alone.

 Md Mamunur Rashid, the deputy commissioner, said the administration prepared a list of damage to agriculture, fisheries, houses, roads, electricity, livestock, embankments, bridges and culverts on Friday.

 Fishes from many enclosures and ponds in Rampal, Mongla, Bagerhat Sadar, Sharankhola and Kachua areas were washed away by tidal waves. Humanitarian assistance is being provided to the victims, he added.

 Already Tk 15 lakh cash for construction and repair of damaged houses, 500 bundle tin, 300 metric tonnes rice, and cash money have been allotted for the victims.

According to the Bagerhat district administration, 4,349 houses were partially damaged and 374 houses were completely damaged. Besides, 75 unions and three municipalities of the district have been affected. The total number of affected people is 5,331.

Although the list of losses has been prepared initially, the work of verifying the complete list is underway, said the DC.

Meanwhile in Khulna, roads, culvert and bridges sustained a damage of Tk76crore in the district.

Stretch of 271.5 kilometres of road, including 73 bridges and culverts lengthening 621 kilometres have sustained damage, said Senior Assistant Engineer Shakhawat Hossain, of Khulna Local Government Engineering Department (LGED).

Roads in Dumuria upazila of Khulna sustained damages worth Tk15.45 crore, which is greater than other upazilas in the district, reports our Khulna correspondent Md Hedait Hossain Molla.

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