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Kolkata man killed by falling debris as Cyclone Remal wreaks havoc

  • Cyclone Remal made landfall in coastal regions of Bangladesh and India late on Sunday
  • Heavy rains caused waterlogging in many areas
Update : 27 May 2024, 11:27 AM

A man was killed in Kolkata, India, when concrete chunks fell on him during the peak of Cyclone Remal after it made landfall in the coastal regions of Bangladesh and India late on Sunday, reports Reuters.

Roofs of thatched huts were blown away and mud houses were flattened in the coastal areas of both countries as authorities awaited the full assessment of the damage.

Bangladesh relocated about 800,000 people from the port areas of Mongla and Chittagong and nine coastal districts to storm shelters starting Sunday morning. In India, approximately 110,000 people were also moved to shelters.

Kolkata experienced heavy rains, leading to waterlogging in many areas, as shown by television footage. At least six trees were uprooted, blocking roads, and there were reports of wall collapses, according to police.

The cyclone also brought heavy rains to Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, causing road flooding and severe disruption for commuters. 

By Monday, the severe cyclonic storm Remal had moved northwards inland, completing its coastal crossing and lying over Koyra, Khulna. It was expected to weaken into a cyclonic storm within 2-3 hours.

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