Bangladesh

'Better prepare than risk disaster'
Disaster Management and Relief minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali expressed satisfaction on preparations taken ahead of cyclone ‘Mahasen’ and said it had helped cut down risk of a disaster.
Rough river disrupts Mawa ferry service
Ferry services on the Mawa-Kewrakandi river route is being hampered due to squally wind, rising waters and heightened tides in the Padma River.
Mahasen may hit coast at noon, not in morning
Cyclone Mahasen may cross Patuakhali (Khepuparha)-Teknaf coast near Chittagong by Thursday noon as its transitional speed remains unchanged, the Met Office said in a special weather bulletin at midnig ...
Over 250,000 moved in Ctg
Authorities have moved over 250,000 people of the five Upazilas lining the coast, including Sandwip, in Chittagong district to safety as cyclone Mahasen is likely to bear down by Thursday noon.
Patenga recalls 91 cyclone
Forecast of a fierce cyclonic storm Mahasen has stoked panic among the people on Patenga coast in Chittagong district and revived their horrifying memories of massive casualties and trail of devastati ...
Forest men evacuated
The inhibitants in Satkhira stretch of the Sundarbans have been evacuated as Cyclone Mahasen is approaching the coastal areas.
Thousands running for refuge
Hundreds of thousands of people are being evacuated from the low lands of the coastal areas to shelters as Cyclone Mahasen is set to bear down.
Mahasen precaution: more leaves cancelled
The Water Development Board on Wednesday cancelled leaves of all its field employees at 15 coastal districts and instructed them to remain posted in their work sites.
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