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    Cyclone death toll hits 130 Priyo News Dhaka, May 27, 2009 - 1:37am Unofficial death counts from cyclone Aila that pounded the southwestern coastline on
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      Cyclone death toll hits 130

      Priyo News Dhaka, May 27, 2009 - 1:37am
      Unofficial death counts from cyclone 'Aila' that pounded the southwestern coastline on Monday has reached 130 until 9:45pm on Tuesday. Local administrations say the figure may rise as over 100 people are missing.
      Twenty-seven people died in Khulna, 30 in Satkhira, 10 in Bhola, nine in Barisal, nine in Patuakhali, four in Narshingdi, 24 in Noakhali, seven in Laxmipur, two each in Chapainawabganj, Cox's Bazar, Rajshahi and Naogaon, and one each in Magura and Rangpur.
      Food and disaster management minister Abdur Razzak, who visited the affected regions, told reporters that so far 91 people were confirmed dead. But the figure may reach up to 110.
      He said that Aila was not as devastating as Sidr that left over 3,500 people killed in Nov 2007.It was not possible to send rescue teams to all the affected areas because of communications disruptions, he also said.
      Sultan Ul Islam Chowdhury, an official at control room of the food and disaster management ministry, told bdnews24.com over 13 lakh people of more then 5,000 families in 68 unions of 58 Upazilas were affected by the violent storm.
      bdnews24.com correspondents quoting local administrations said the Mongla port resumed operations from Tuesday morning while the Chittagong port that partially reopened on Monday afternoon was fully back in business.


      The storm wreaked havoc on Satkhira, the worst-affected district, leaving 30 people dead, according to the local people and sources. The deputy commissioner could confirm death of 25 people. Eighteen of them were from Gaburia union in Shyamnagar Upazila. At least 300 people are missing in nine unions of Shyamnagar and more than 100 villages of 10 unions were marooned.
      Several thousands homes were washed away and croplands damaged in tidal surges in low-lying coastal areas and on offshore islands in the Bay of Bengal. More than 500 shrimp farms were flooded.
      Satkhira district has been without any power supply since 11am on Monday.


      Thousands of people are marooned in Batiaghata, Dakop, Koyra and Paikgachha in the district. Sources said the cyclonic storm left 27 people dead, but local administration could confirm only three deaths.
      Arif Pasha, Koyra Upazila chairman, said 20 people died in his Upazila. One died each in Batiaghata and Dakop, five in Paikgachha. Khulna district relief officer Sheikh Alimuzzaman said on Tuesday enough relief materials were being reached to the affected areas under local arrangements.
      Hit by five to seven feet high tidal surge, dams and hundreds of shrimp farms were washed away in four upazilas. The storm ruined crops, houses, and fish-farms. Koyra is the worst-hit area.
      Severe crisis for food and pure drinking water hit the inhabitants. People swarmed into cyclone centre and on the dam of WAPDA for shelter.


      Ten died in Bhola and at least 50 people were missing in trawler capsize until 5pm Tuesday, deputy commissioner Md Mesbahul Hossain said. He said 46 villages were flooded and at least two lakh people were affected in the district.
      The DC said 100 metric tonnes of rice from the stock of district and upazila administration were distributed among the affected people. The government has granted 200 metric tonnes of rice and and Tk 5 lakh in relief for affected, he added.
      District fisheries officer Rafiqul Islam said storm water breached the dam and flooded residential areas. Fishes of a minimum of 500 ponds were washed away. Hatcheries and poultry firms were affected in Bhola sadar.
      UP chairman Michhir Bhuiyan said new road under Tuli residential project that LGED constructed recently had been badly affected as the dam made by Water Development Board was swept away at Nurubad in Char Fashion.
      - bdnews

      --- On Tue, 26/5/09, hasnain_toi <hasnain_toi@...> wrote:

      From: hasnain_toi <hasnain_toi@...>
      Subject: [toitomboor] Pls come forward to help the Aila-struck people of Jhalakati
      To: toitomboor@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, 26 May, 2009, 5:08 PM

      To help the Aila-struck people of Jhalakati, Toitomboor along with its partner organization Help the Distressed has taken an initiative to collect Dry Food, Clothes, Saline, Water Purification Tablet, Candles and Matches from its subscribers, supporters and well-wishers; and distribute the same through another partner Protibondhi Unnayan Sangstha (PUS) at Jhalakati.

      Please drop the goods you want to provide for our fellow-citizens at Toitomboor office by Thursday, 28th May 2009.

      Square Park, G2, 2nd Floor, 76 Shantinagar, Dhaka 1217, BANGLADESH
      (Attn: Hasnain Sabih Nayak 01711786454, Md Amdadul Hoque 01710763191)
      Ph: 880-2-9333854 Fax: 880-2-8319320
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      E-mail: hasnain_toi@ yahoo.com toitomboor@gmail. com help.distress@ yahoo.com

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