Monday, 16 April 2012

Winds and rain destroys huts of Kutupalong makeshift

Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh: Heavy rains and winds destroyed some huts of Kutupalong makeshift camp on April 9, according to a Refugee committee member from Kutupalong makeshift camp.

The winds and heavy rain destroyed the Rohingya refugee huts in Kutupalong makeshift camp

“The winds started at night at around 10:00 pm, and then heavy rains started.”

Another refugee from makeshift camp said, “We are afraid that our makeshift camp will be damaged in the heavy rains accompanied by strong winds. But, later on, the wind became calm and slow. So, we, the unofficial refugees are safe.”

According to different sources, at least 20 people were killed and 74 others injured in storms and lightning strikes triggered by pre-monsoon rains at different parts of the country – Bangladesh.

Buses and cars plying on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway remained suspended from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm due to bad weather on that day.

Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Mongla were advised to hoist local cautionary signal-3, the Met office said in a special bulletin on .yesterday.

All fishing boats and trawlers out in the Bay and deep sea were asked to come close to the coast and proceed with caution until further notice.

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