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Cyclone Amphan toll mounts to 22 in Bangladesh

Bangladesh on Friday began assessing the damage caused by Cyclone Amphan that killed at least 22 people and left many displaced in the country s coastal areas. Cyclone Amphan , the strongest to hit the region in nearly two decades, made landfall on Wednesday evening. It was the most powerful storm since cyclone Sidr killed nearly 3,500 people in 2007. The powerful cyclone has caused Taka 11 billion (USD 129 million) in damage to the housing, infrastructure, fisheries and livestock, water resources and agriculture in Bangladesh, according to initial government estimates, Md Enamur Rahman, state minister for disaster management and relief, revealed the figure in a virtual press conference on Thursday. At least 26 districts across the country have been affected by the cyclone, the minister said. The figures of damage include reports submitted by the ministries of fisheries and livestock, water resources, agriculture and local government, Enamur was quoted as saying by ...

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