Cyclone 'Bulbul' killed 13 in 10 districts

Staff Correspondent
11 November 2019, Mon
Published: 07:30

Cyclone 'Bulbul' killed 13 in 10 districts

At least 13 people were killed in 10 districts of falling trees, collapsed houses and illness after Cyclone Bulbul ripped through southern Bangladesh.

The health directorate's Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room, local administrations and police confirmed the news of the deaths on Sunday.

The casualties happened in Khulna, Barguna, Gopalganj, Patuakhali, Bhola, Shariatpur, Pirojpur, Madaripur, Barishal and Bagerhat districts,
The cyclone caused two deaths in each of Khulna, Barguna and Gopalganj districts, and one each in other seven districts.

Barguna
An elderly, identified as Halima Khatun (65) died after falling sick at a shelter at DL College in Barguna Sadar Upazila on Saturday night.

"Halima died due to illness," said Barguna Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Anisur Rahman.

On Sunday afternoon, a man died after falling from a tree as he went to cut off its broken branches, Deputy Commissioner Mostain Billah said.

Barguna Trawler Owners’ Association Golam Mostafa Chowdhury said a trawler with 15 fishermen on board went missing on Saturday in Narikebaria area on the Bay of Bengal.

Khulna
Two people died after being crushed by trees upended during the storm in Khulna's Dighalia and Dacope Upazilas, according to the health directorate.

The dead were identified as Alamgir Hossain (32) from Dighalia's Senhati, and Promila Mandal (52) from Dacope.

The incidents occurred around 10 am on Sunday, said the district's Superintendent of Police SM Shafiullah.

Gopalganj
The district administration said a 70-year old man died after being crushed under an uprooted tree at Kotalipara.

A 60-year-old woman died in a similar way in Sadar Upazila.

Bhola
A fisherman died and 13 others went missing when a trawler capsized with 24 onboard in the Meghna river at Ilisha.

Bhola Superintendent of Police Sarker Mohammad Kaiser said rescue efforts were on to find the missing fishermen.

Patuakhali
An elderly man died after a tree fell on his house in Patuakhali after Cyclone Bulbul battered the coastal district.

He was identified as Hameed Fakir, a 65-year-old fisherman Hameed from Patuakhali's Mirzaganj.

The incident took place around 3:30 am on Sunday, said Upazila Executive Officer Md Sarwar Hossain.

Pirojpur
A man died when a tree toppled by strong wind gusts landed on his house in Pirojpur's Nazirpur Upazila.

He was identified as Noni Shikari, a native of Lora village in the Upazila's Malikhali Union, said Nazirpur Police OC Md Moniruzzaman.

"A tree fell on his house during the onset of the cyclone. He died on the spot."

Meanwhile, two siblings were critically injured in the Upazila's Kolar Doania Union after a tree collapsed on their home, said Hasnat Dalim, chairman of the union council.

They were identified as 16-year-old 'Nasir' and 8-year-old 'Shumi'.

Madaripur
A woman died after her house was rattled by strong winds in Madaripur Sadar Upazila.

She was identified as Saleha Begum, 40, a native of Ghatmajhi village, said Upazila Nirbahi Officer Saifuddin Gias.

"Her home was shaken by the gusts causing a cupboard to fall on top of her. She was rescued and taken to the Sadar Hospital in critical condition. Doctors later pronounced her dead."

Barishal
An elderly woman died under a fallen tree in Barishal, said Deputy Commissioner SM Aziar Rahman.

The incident occurred in the municipal town of Uzirpur around 2 pm on Sunday. The woman was identified as Ashalata Mazumdar, 60.

Bagerhat
A young girl, identified only as Samia, died after a tree was upended during the storm in Bagerhat's Rampal, said the health directorate.

She hailed from Rampal's Ujolpur area.

At least 15 people were injured in different incidents at four coastal districts. Nine of them are currently receiving treatment at hospitals.

Shariatpur
An elderly man died in Naria Upazila when a tree fell on his home.

The mishap occurred at Deojari village under Dingamanik union on Sunday afternoon, Naria Police Station OC Hafizuddin said.

According to news reports, another person died in Satkhira but a local public representative said the death was not related to the cyclone.

In Barguna and Bhola, 28 fishermen went missing as a boat was still unaccounted for after it ventured into the sea despite storm warning and another boat sank.

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