Cyclone Rashmi kills 11 in Bangladesh

October 28th, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, Oct 28 (DPA) Cyclone Rashmi killed at least 11 people in Bangladesh when it hit the country’s south-western region, media reports said Tuesday.The tropical cyclone with wind speeds up to 80 km per hour ripped through nine coastal districts, an official at the disaster management ministry said.

District administrations in the coastal areas confirmed at least 11 deaths and reported some fishermen missing in the Bay of Bengal.

Standing crops were affected in low-lying areas of coastal districts inundated by water surging up to two metres higher than normal tides, The Daily Star reported, quoting agriculture officials.

Some fishing trawlers reportedly capsized on the Bay of Bengal.

Fishermen in the coastal Barguna area said at least 11 people were missing, media reported.

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