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Cyclone Yaas: Coastal Khulna suffers losses worth 60C

  • Published at 02:27 pm May 29th, 2021
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Tidal surges triggered by the cyclone Yaas have affected lives and properties in Dacope upazila of coastal Khulna Dhaka Tribune

More than 50 villages were inundated in four unions of Koyra upazila, making it the worst affected area in the region

Tidal surges and strong winds triggered by the cyclone Yaas have damaged around 100km of embankments, 7,000 enclosures and over 50,000 homes and croplands across the coastal district of Khulna, causing an estimated loss of over Tk60 crore.

More than 50 villages were inundated in four unions of Koyra upazila, making it the worst affected area in the region.

Dams of the Bangladesh Water Development Board on Kopotakkho, Koyra and Shakberia rivers were also damaged due to high tidal waves.

The upazila administration has said that the losses in the four unions are estimated to be around Tk35 crore. This is because large tracts of farmland, fish and cattle have been swept away by tidal surges.

About Tk15 crore worth of fish has been lost in the impact of the cyclone.

More than 5,000 people rendered homeless are currently staying in shelters. Efforts are on to move the stranded in their homes to safer places, officials said.

In Dacope upazila, 200 hectares of fish enclosures, 34km of roads, 24km of embankments, 15 mosques, 5 temples and 2,626 houses were damaged due to the floods.

The upazila administration estimates that the total loss incurred is around Tk11.27 crore.

Dumuria Upazila Senior Fisheries Officer Md Abu Bakkar Siddique said 2,650 enclosures covering an area of about 1,800 hectares in six unions of the upazila were washed away by the tidal waters, causing an estimated loss of around Tk10 crore.

In Paikgachha upazila, the cyclone affected around 10,000 families and caused an estimated loss of Tk2.65 crore, according to the local administration.

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