Cyclone Mora leads to evacuations in Bangladesh
The storm has crushed homes, and a handful of deaths have been reported but unconfirmed
DHAKA, Bangladesh — Nearly one-million people are being evacuated from low-lying areas in Bangladesh as tropical cyclone Mora hit this morning, reports CNN.
Up to six unconfirmed deaths have been reported, while hundreds of thousands of residents have already been evacuated to safe spaces, according to various reports.
The AFP news agency reports that 20,000 houses in refugee camps in Rohingya have been damaged. “In some places, almost every shanty home made of tin, bamboo and plastic has been flattened,” Abdus Salam, a community leader told AFP of the makeshift home of refugees who have fled violence in nearby Myanmar.
Cyclone Mora comes after monsoon rains in Sri Lanka left 160 dead and dozens missing, according to CNN.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Bangladesh.
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