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May 26, 2009

Cyclone Aila kills nearly 200 in Bangladesh, India


Story Edition – Cyclone Aila kills nearly 200 in Bangladesh, India press.jrc.it
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Cyclone Aila kills nearly 200 in Bangladesh, India By Anis Ahmed


DHAKA (Reuters) – Nearly 200 people have been killed by a cyclone that ripped through Bangladesh and eastern India, while millions remained marooned by floodwater or forced to live in shelters.

The death toll in Bangladesh rose to more than 130 following recovery of dozens of bodies Tuesday, newspapers and private television channels said, while Indian officials said at least 64 people had died in West Bengal state.

Cyclone Aila slammed into parts of coastal Bangladesh and eastern India Monday, triggering tidal surges and flooding that forced people from their homes.
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Cyclone victims wait across a damaged bridge at Akshaynagar in the Sundarbans delta, about 100 km (62 miles) south from the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, May 26, 2009. Nearly 120 people have been killed by Cyclone Aila that ripped through Bangladesh and eastern India including the Sundarbans, which is home to the world’s largest tiger reserve, officials and local media said on Tuesday, while millions remained marooned by floodwaters or living in shelters.

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Major rescue launched in wake of cyclone May 26, 2009 at 01:27

Bangladesh and India launched major relief operations on Tuesday after a cyclone tore into the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, killing at least 116 people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

Many of the casualties in Bangladesh were reported to be children who drowned when Cyclone Aila triggered a four-metre surge as it made landfall Monday.

About 430,000 people were marooned, and military and civil defence teams were struggling to deliver food, water and emergency shelters, government officials in Dhaka told news agency AFP.
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Cyclone kills 116, thousands homeless from news.com.au

BANGLADESH and India have launched major relief operations after a cyclone tore into the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, killing at least 116 people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

Many of the casualties in Bangladesh were reported to be children who drowned when Cyclone Aila triggered a 4m surge as it made landfall yesterday.

About 430,000 people were marooned, and military and civil defence teams were struggling to deliver food, water and emergency shelters, government officials in Dhaka said today.

Bangladesh’s disaster management minister Abdur Razzak said people on remote islands had been worst affected and could not be reached because of rough seas.

“Army helicopters are being deployed to carry food and other supplies until the seas calm,” he said. Read More from news.com.au.


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  1. Music for Relief is responding to help provide relief following Cyclone Aila. 

    Please help the victims of this disaster by making a donation: http://www.musicforrelief.org/donate

    MFR is partnering with BRAC in Bangladesh where 100% of funds contributed will go to those affected by Cyclone Aila.
    More information about BRAC: BRAC has provided emergency aid and rehabilitation in Bangladesh since its inception and carried out large-scale relief and rehabilitation activities there for cyclone and flood victims in 1987, 1988, 1991, 1998, 2000, 2004 and 2007. BRAC, the largest non-profit in the developing world, was launched in Bangladesh in 1972 and today reaches more than 110 million people in Africa and Asia with its holistic approach to addressing poverty by providing micro-loans, self-employment opportunities, health services, education and legal and human rights education. http://www.brac.net/usa/index.php
     
    Thank you for your support!
    And forward this information to spread the word.

    Comment by Bianca — June 2, 2009 @ 20:52 | Reply


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