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Cyclone ‘Fani’ kills 12 people and destroys 2000 homes in Bangladesh

At least 12 people have been killed and 63 others have been reportedly injured in eight districts across Bangladesh as Cyclone Fani hit the country on Saturday. The deaths were reported from eight districts, including Noakhali, Bhola and Lakshmipur that were among the places worst-hit by the cyclone.

The cyclonic storm battered the coastal districts of the country and destroyed hundreds of houses.

Sky in several parts of Bangladesh continue to remain overcast and rain and thunder showers with gusty winds is continuing across the country since Friday. Around 36 villages in Bangladesh have been flooded due to the cyclonic storm. The cyclone has destroyed more than 2,000 homes in Bangladesh.

The severe Cyclone Fani also caused destruction in India. The cyclonic storm, which made landfall at India’s eastern state of Odisha on Friday, unleashed copious rain and windstorm that gusted up to 200 kmph, blowing away thatched roofs of houses, swamped towns and villages. The death toll due to the calamity, which stood at eight on Friday, mounted to 12 with four fresh casualties reported from Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district.