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5 killed in Bangladesh due to ‘Sitrang’, India orders closure of schools in Meghalaya

Sitrang Cyclone in Bangladesh: The havoc of ‘Sitrang’ cyclone is being seen in Bangladesh. According to media reports, at least 5 people died in Bangladesh after being hit by Cyclone Sitarang late on Monday night. AFP news agency quoted Nikhil Sarkar, spokesman of the disaster ministry’s control room, as saying that deaths have been reported from Barguna, Narel, Sirajganj and the island district of Bhola.

Thousands of people and livestock were moved to cyclone shelters on the Cox’s Bazar coast on Monday due to cyclonic storm Sitarang. Cox’s Bazar Deputy Commissioner Mamunur Rashid told ANI, “Nearby educational institutions have also been kept ready to be used as shelters if needed. People are being kept in shelters to protect life and property.” “

Effect of Cyclone Sitarang visible in North Eastern states

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Sitarang has weakened into a Deep Depression and centered around 90 km northeast of Dhaka, 60 km north-northwest of Agartala over Bangladesh at 2.30 pm IST Is. The Meteorological Department said that the cyclone is likely to weaken during the next three hours and into a low pressure area during the next six hours.

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Chance of rain in these states today

Due to Cyclone Sitarang, there is a possibility of rain in some parts of India, so several thousand people were evacuated from low-lying areas of West Bengal as a precaution. More than 100 relief centers have been set up. According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of moderate to heavy rainfall in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura on Tuesday (October 25).

Crop ruined, schools closed, warnings issued for fishermen

In at least four Meghalaya districts bordering Bangladesh (East and West Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills and South West Khasi Hills), the administration has directed officials to keep all educational institutions closed on Tuesday in view of the cyclone. With this, fishermen have been advised not to venture into the North Bay of Bengal along the coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh till noon.

Heavy rains and strong winds are expected to damage standing crops, including agricultural and horticultural crops, in Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur and South Assam.

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