Nearly 5,000 houses damaged by 'Bulbul'

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 18:40, Nov 10, 2019 | Updated : 19:08, Nov 10, 2019

State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief, Md Enamur Rahaman, addressing a media briefing on cyclone Bulbul at Secretariat on Sunday (Nov 10). Photo/Nashirul IslamCyclone ravaged some 4,000 to 5,000 homes in the country's south-western coastal districts as it cut its path through the Bangladesh coast after making landfall late on Saturday, according to State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Enamur Rahman.
“The damage was much less as the wind speed was only 80km-90km per hour,” he said while addressing a press briefing at the Secretariat on the post-cyclone situation on Sunday.
The state minister also said two people were killed 30 others injured during the cyclone.
According to unofficial estimate, five people were killed in Bagerhat, Khulna, Patuakhali and Madaripur districts as cyclone ‘Bulbul’ hit Bangladesh.
The cyclone uprooted trees, damaged dwellings and croplands in different coastal districts, including Pauakhali, Bhola and Satkhira and Khulna.
Enamur said the exact extent of damage will be informed, after the deputy commissioners concerned provide the extent of damage in their respective areas.
He said over 2,106,918 people were evacuated to some 5,787 cyclone centres in the coastal areas.
The cyclone made landfall in Khulna and adjoining southwestern part of Bangladesh before weakening into a deep depression.
The cyclonic storm, which turned into ‘severe’ from ‘very severe’ on Saturday night, completed crossing the West Bengal-Khulna coast near the Sundarbans around 5am and then weakened further into a deep depression.