Body lifted up by 15' tidal surge
Capsized launch in Passur river, Khulna
Twisted power tower
Uprooted tree near P.G.Hospital, Dhaka
Computers of a demolished school building at Bagerhat
Collecting what is left of the belongings
Men and cows swept by tidal surge
Drowned cows, Bagerhat
Struggling for survival
Waiting for help
In absence of mechanical equipments, service of elephant called for in Barisal district
Waiting for burial, Morelganj, Bagerhat
(pics: from National dailies)
Media reports say, over 3000 persons are found dead till today, death toll may be as high as 10,000 as said Chairman of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, and hundreds of trees still lying on the roads and fields give a picture of massive damage. It will take weeks to assess the actual death toll, financial loss and days to reach relief to people who are forced to live overnight under the open sky. Red Crescent deployed around 42,000 volunteers in the coastal areas.
The cyclone left its mark of devastation on 133 upazilas, 962 unions, affecting 31.44 lakh population, about 8.87 lakh families killing 2.42 lakh livestock and completely destroyed crops on 23,122 acre land, including 6 lakh metric tons of rice crops. According to the estimate, 2.73 lakh houses were totally flattened. The fierce cyclone totally damaged 58 km roads, partially damaging 1363 km.