Death toll from cyclone Amphan rises to 21 | The Daily Star
09:50 PM, May 22, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:53 PM, May 22, 2020

Death toll from cyclone Amphan rises to 21

Nine more deaths reported from Jashore

Nine more bodies have been recovered in Jashore, raising the death toll from super cyclone Amphan to 21 in Bangladesh.

The bodies were found from Sharsha and Manirampur upazilas between Thursday afternoon and today morning, our Benapole correspondent reports.

Five deaths have been reported from Parkhajura village of Manirampur and four others reported from Malopara, Bagharpara and Bagacra Jamtola villages of Sharsha upazila, said Jashore's Additional Superintendent of Police Tauhidul Islam.

The dead are: Jabed Ali Morol (55), and his son Icha Morol (22), Khokon Das (60) and his wife Ranga Dasi (55)and Joygun Begum (48) of Parkhajura village in Manirampur; and Gopal Chandra Biswas (47), Mayna Khatun (40), Muktar Ali (65), and Doly Khatun (45) of Sharsha upazila.

All of them died when uprooted trees fell on them or their homes during the cyclone on Wednesday night.

Earlier, death reports of 12 people, including two from Jashore's Chaugacha upazila, came from different districts. Nearly 2.20 lakh houses were damaged by the cyclone.

Super cyclone Amphan swept through the south-western part of the country on Wednesday with a wind speed of over 150 kilometres per hour.

The extreme cyclone also left behind a trail of destruction in the coastal areas, affecting more than a million people in Khulna and Barishal divisions.

It made landfall on the Digha coast in India on Wednesday afternoon, ravaging parts of West Bengal, where it claimed 72 lives. The cyclone then moved towards Bangladesh on Wednesday afternoon, lashing the Sundarbans in its path.



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