Cyclone Fani claims 14 lives in Bangladesh


Dhaka, Powerful cyclone Fani, which made landfall in India on Friday and then entered neighboring country has so far claimed 14 lives in Bangladesh. The cyclonic storm battered the coastal districts of the country and destroyed hundreds of houses. The incidents occurred in Noakhali, Bhola, Lakshmipur, Patuakhali, Bagerhat, Kishoreganj, Netrokona and Brahmanbaria districts of Bangladesh on Friday and Saturday, Dhaka tribune reported. After passing through Odisha, Fani had started moving northward along the eastern coast of India and entered Bangladesh. Around 1.2 million people were evacuated to around 4,000 shelters there. Experts have qualified Fani as one of the most powerful cyclones that India saw over the past 20 years. It has currently calmed down and has been downgraded to "very powerful" from "extremely powerful."