COAST Initiative and Rapid Assessment in response to tropical cyclone ROANU


At least 23 people were died and 13 others were missing after Cyclone Roanu hit the coastal areas of Bangladesh on the afternoon of 21st may. The storm knocked down homes and toppled trees, causing the casualties in Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Bhola, Noakhali, Patuakhali and Laxmipur. Thousands of people left their homes safety ahead of the storm and afterwards amid high tides, wind gusts and incessant rain. In Cox’s Bazar 2 died and 10 were injured. About 28 kilometers embankment has been destroyed partly or fully. In Bhola 3 people died, about 500 houses were destroyed.

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