Remal wreaked havoc in Bangladesh, 7 people died, hundreds of villages flooded


Cyclone Remal: Cyclonic storm Remal has killed seven people in Bangladesh. Electricity supply has come to a standstill in many areas. The impact of strong winds and heavy rains has been seen in other areas including Barisal, Satkhira, Bhola, Patuakhali, and Chattogram.

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Cyclonic storm Remal has wreaked havoc in Bangladesh. Seven people have died after it reached the coastal areas. Electricity supply has come to a standstill in many areas. Lakhs of people are facing problems due to this. Life has been affected due to strong winds with a speed of 120 kilometers per hour when Remal hit the coast. Hundreds of villages have been flooded.

The Meteorological Department has said that after hitting the coast at midnight on Sunday, Cyclonic Storm Remal weakened slightly on Monday morning. The wind speed has been recorded at 80 to 90 kilometers per hour. Heavy rain occurred 150 km northeast of Sagar Island at 5.30 in the morning. After this, Ramal started becoming weak while moving forward. Remal is the first cyclonic storm formed in the Bay of Bengal in the pre-monsoon this year. The monsoon season lasts from June to September.

Remal's havoc visible in these areas

The impact of strong winds and heavy rains was visible in other areas including Barisal, Satkhira, Bhola, Patuakhali, and Chattogram. A man was returning home to Patuakhali to bring his sister and aunt to a safe place. Then he became a victim of the strong current of water. A tragic incident also happened in Satkhira. A person who was running to escape the storm died after falling.

Workers engaged in restoring the power supply

Along with this, five people have died in Barisal, Bhola, and Chattogram. A trawler sank in Mongla. Two people including a child went missing. The Rural Electricity Authority cut off electricity to the homes of 1.5 crore people in the coastal areas. In some areas, the power cut continued for more than 12 hours. However, workers are busy preparing to restore the power supply.