Fani destroys over 200 houses in Bhola

Published: May 04, 2019 18:12:58 | Updated: May 05, 2019 14:11:58

A woman has died and more than 200 homes have been destroyed in Bhola as Cyclone Fani is crossing Bangladesh after hitting India’s Odisha and West Bengal coasts.

The dead has been identified as Rani Begum, 45, wife of Shamsul Haque, a resident of a coastal area in South Dighaldi Union, reports bdnews24.com.

The woman died as the house collapsed in the storm on Saturday morning, said Sadar Upazila Executive Officer Md Kamal Hossain.

Over 200 houses in parts of Sadar Upazila were destroyed by the storm, he said. 

Under the influence of Fani, strong wind with rain started to lash many parts of the coastal district from Friday night, destroying the homes, damaging crops and roads, and uprooting trees.

South Dighaldi Union Council Chairman Iftarul Alam Swapan said more than 100 homes were destroyed in his Union.

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