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Cyclone ‘Komen’ makes landfall crossing Ctg coast
Observer Online Desk
Published :Thursday, 30 July, 2015,  Time : 11:02 PM  View Count : 4
Cyclone ‘Komen’ weakened as it made a landfall hitting the Chittagong coast near Swandip around 9pm on Thursday.

After the landfall, ‘Komen’ may move west-northeastwards and weaken gradually by giving precipitation, according to the latest special bulletin of the Meteorological Department.

The maximum sustained wind speed within 54 km of the cyclone centre is about 60 kph rising to 70 kph in gusts. The sea remains very rough near the cyclone centre, the bulletin added.

The maritime ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar have been advised to keep hoisted danger signal No 7.

The coastal districts of Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur and their offshore islands and chars will come under danger signal No 7 while the maritime ports of Mongla and Paira have been advised to keep hoisted danger signal No 5.

The coastal districts of Barguna, Patuakhali, Barisal, Pirojpur, Jhalakati, Bagerhat, Khulna, Satkhira and their offshore islands and chars will come under danger signal No 5.

The low-lying areas of the coastal districts mentioned above are likely to be inundated by storm surge of 3-5 feed height above normal tidal level.

All fishing boats, trawlers and marine vessels over North bay have been advised to remain in shelter till further notice.

Meanwhile, at least two people were killed in storms triggered by the cyclonic storm ‘Komen’ on Thursday

In Cox’s Bazar, a man was killed as a tree collapsed on him amid strong wind and heavy rainfall in Saint Martin’s Island in Teknaf upazila early in the morning.

The deceased was identified as Md Ali, 50, Paschimpara area of the Island. At least fifty percent houses were damaged by the storms.

All communications with the island were cut off after 4am.

In Bhola, a housewife, Monzuma Begum, 55, wife of Sobahan Mollah, was killed as a tree collapsed on her at Char Kochuakhali village in Lalmohan upazila early in the morning.

The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) suspended until further notice the operation vessels on water routes throughout the country.

Besides, the authorities suspended ferry services under Roads and Highway Division throughout the country because of the bad weather. The services will remain suspended until further notice, said a media release of the Road Transport and Bridges Ministry.


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