At least 21 people have died after cyclonic storm Roanu hit coastal districts of Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Roanu has weakened causing heavy rains after crossing Chittagong coast in Bangladesh.
The deaths occurred in seven districts as the storm uprooted trees and destroyed houses on Saturday, reports bdnews24.com.
The storm surge washed away several people and inundated a number of areas as it breached dams.
The Met office lowered the warning to local cautionary signal number three in the evening.
The death toll was highest in Chittagong. Eleven people died in the district.
The number of deaths was three in Noakhali. Cox’s Bazar and Bhola saw two deaths each while one each died in Feni, Patuakhali and Lakshmipur.
In Banshkhali, seven persons drowned after storm surge breached dams.
Five others are reportedly missing in the Upazila.
A 48-year-old woman and her 10-year-old son died after an uprooted tree fell on their house at Sitakunda Upazila.
An 11-year-old boy died in the port city’s Panchlaish area when a brick fell off from a building due to strong winds and hit his head.
Storm surge washed away a 35-year-old woman and her 10-year-old daughter in Hatia when they were on way to a cyclone shelter.
Another woman died in a similar incident.
A youth died when a wall collapsed on him in Kutubdia. A 55-year-old man died in the same Upazila when a boat hit him.
A teenage boy succumbed to injuries he received when a house collapsed in Tamujuddin.
A 35-year-old woman died when a tree fell on her house in the same Upazila.
At the coastal district’s Dashmina Upazila, a 52-year-old woman died after her house was damaged in the storm.
A man died when a tree fell on him in Sadar Upazila.
Storm surge washed away a cattleman in Sonagazi Upazila.