Live Updates on Cyclone Sitrang, October 25, 2022: According to the Associated Press. At least 24 people killed in Bangladesh as Cyclone Sitrang slammed into densely populated. Low-lying parts of the country Monday night. Deaths recorded in the districts of Barguna, Narail, Sirajganj, and Bhol on the island. Meanwhile, officials warned that the death toll might rise if additional victims reported from neighbouring regions.
Elsewhere, the India Meteorological Department warned of squally winds reaching 40 to 50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph. Along and off the coast of West Bengal on Tuesday morning, gradually decreasing to 30 to 40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph by forenoon. According to the IMD, the weather in south Bengal areas expected to improve from Tuesday morning.
The storm weakened Tuesday afternoon
The cyclone, which passed off the coast of Bangladesh near Barisal between 9.30 p.m. and 11.30 p.m. on Monday. Dumped moderate to heavy rain on West Bengal’s coastal districts of South 24 Parganas. North 24 Parganas, and East Midnapore, dampening Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations.
Sitrang fell into a deep depression shortly after crossing Bangladesh. As of Tuesday AM, it had further weakened into a low pressure system. On Tuesday, the system which is presently heading towards northeastern India. It will bring widespread moderate to heavy rain to Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura.
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As per government and press sources
A tropical cyclone that hit Bangladesh on Tuesday killed at least 24 people. Left around 8 million people without electricity across the delta nation. Stated by the administration, 10,000 dwellings are damaged and nearly 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres) of crops lost. Thousands of fishing ventures have destroyed.
According to the Bangladesh news agency United News, over 20,000 people were stranded due to floods caused by tidal surges in the southern coastal area of Bhola. Tropical Storm Sitrang formed in the Bay of Bengal before moving north toward Bangladesh’s wide coastline on Monday, causing officials to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people to cyclone shelters.