Cyclone Remal: 400,000 people affected by severe storm, 50,000 houses destroyed in Khulna

Cyclone Remal: 400,000 people affected by severe storm, 50,000 houses destroyed in Khulna

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Mongla Port Authority (MPA) Secretary Mohammad Makruzzaman said the Mongla port has already resumed operations.

“There was no damage here as the port authority had already made extensive preparations,” he said.

Speaking to BSS, Sunderbans West DFO Abu Naser Mohsin Hussain said the intensity of damage in the Sunderbans could not be immediately ascertained.

Water Development Board (WDB) officials said about 61 kilometres of embankments were partially damaged in Khulna, Satkhira and Bagerhat.

WDB sub-divisional engineer Liaquat Ali confirmed that hundreds of villages in Khulna's Koyra, Paikgachha and Dakop upazilas have been inundated due to the intrusion of saline water following heavy rains and breach of embankments at various places.

Koyra Upazila UNO Tariq Uzzaman and Bedkashi Union Parishad chairman Abdullah Al Mamun said villagers were voluntarily trying to repair embankments to prevent ingress of saline water.

Sources said till the time of writing the news, power supply remained disrupted in various coastal villages.

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