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Cyclone Hamoon Cox's Bazar death toll rises to three

  • Several others sustained injuries
  • Power outage since evening
Update : 25 Oct 2023, 11:30 AM

Three people have reportedly died after walls and trees collapsed on them in Cox’s Bazar due to the impact of cyclonic storm Hamoon on Tuesday night.

The deceased are Abdul Khalek, 40, of Pahartali area of Cox's Bazar city, Haradhan Dey, 45, of Maheshkhali area and Askar Ali, 47, of Chakaria Badarkhali area.

Cyclone Hamoon struck Cox's Bazar coast after 7pm, bringing continuous strong winds and thunderous rain until 9:30pm. The powerful winds caused widespread uprooting of trees and extensive damage to houses and infrastructure in Cox's Bazar city and its surrounding areas. 

Numerous trees were toppled, including those in the vicinity of the district commissioner's office, disrupting vehicular movement. The entire area, including Cox's Bazar city, experienced a power outage from the evening.

Muhammad Shaheen Imran, the deputy commissioner of Cox's Bazar, confirmed three casualties as a result of Cyclone Hamoon. The impact of the cyclone has led to uprooted trees and broken electric poles on the roads in the upazilas. Cox's Bazar is currently experiencing a lack of electricity and network connectivity, rendering the city inactive. Damage assessment efforts are in progress.

However, authorities have not yet initiated efforts to clear the uprooted trees or restore electricity connections after the cyclone, increasing the suffering of the affected residents.

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