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Cyclone reaches near coast in Bangladesh, evacuates 2.19 lakh people to safer places

Bangladesh Sitrang Cyclone Update: Over 2.19 lakh people were evacuated to safer places in Bangladesh on Monday as Cyclone Sitrang moved closer to the country’s southwest coast. It is likely to knock around midnight. This information was given by a senior official of the Ministry of Disaster Management. Mohamed Moniruzzaman, spokesman for the Ministry of Disaster Management, said that Bangladeshi authorities have prepared 6,925 shelter centers where people affected by the dangers of the cyclone can take shelter.

“At least 219,990 people have been moved to cyclone centers in 15 coastal districts till 5 pm on Monday,” Moniruzzaman told PTI. Moniruzzaman’s remarks come at a time when the effects of the cyclone are already visible in the south-west coastal districts, while most parts of the country, including Dhaka, are receiving incessant rains.

Wind speed 80 to 90 kmph

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Office said that the cyclone has progressed and it is 170 km south-southwest of Pyra port, 220 km south-southwest of Mongla port, 275 km southwest of Chittagong and 240 km from Cox’s Bazar port. is far. Meteorologist Monwar Hussain said, “The cyclone is moving towards the coast faster than its previous speed and the wind speed is 80 to 90 kilometers per hour. The cyclone may hit the beach in Barishal area by midnight on Monday. ”

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The Meteorological Department, in its latest instructions issued on Monday evening, asked the ports of Pyra, Mongla and Chittagong to raise the danger signal and advised the Cox’s Bazar port to maintain the danger signal number 6 on a scale of 10. The Met Office warned that south-west Patuakhali, Bhola, Barguna and Jhalkathi are expected to be the worst hit by the cyclone, while the Red Crescent Society has mobilized thousands of volunteers along with government agencies.

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