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Cyclone Sitrang claims 35 lives in Bangladesh, high alert in several districts of Bengal, Odisha

Cyclone Sitrang, which started from the Bay of Bengal, has now reached Bangladesh from West Bengal. According to media reports, about 35 people died there. The cyclone, which moved towards Bangladesh from north Bay of Bengal at a speed of 56 kmph, caused heavy rains in parts of West Bengal, Odisha and Assam.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

New Delhi: Cyclone Sitrang in Bangladesh has devastated the southern coast and central part of Bangladesh, killing about 35 people there. A Bengali daily newspaper Pratham Alo reported that Sitarang reached Bangladesh in the early hours of Tuesday and caused havoc there.

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According to media reports, the cyclone damaged houses and other properties. Along with disrupting the power supply here, the cyclone killed 35 people. Cyclone Sitarang has hit the Bangladesh coast near Barisal while crossing the West Bengal coast. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) gave this information on Tuesday.

Heavy rain in West Bengal due to cyclone
The IMD said that the weather in the districts of South West Bengal is likely to improve from the morning. Due to this weather system moving from North Bay of Bengal towards Bangladesh at a speed of 56 kmph, the coastal districts of South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas and East Medinipur in West Bengal received moderate to heavy rain level.

The storm hit the coast at a speed of 100 km
The Regional Meteorological Center in Kolkata said that Sitrang gusting to 100 kmph gusting to 80 to 90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph between Tinakona Island and Straits near Barisal in Bangladesh on Monday between 9.30 pm and 11.30 pm But collided. Bangladeshi media reported that due to the cyclone, there has been heavy rain in the southeastern parts. The IMD said that it is expected to weaken into a low pressure area by Tuesday evening.

Government advised people to be careful
The Meteorological Department said that on Tuesday morning, winds with a speed of 40 to 50 kilometers per hour have been warned around the West Bengal coast. Which can catch a speed of 60 kilometers per hour. However, later it will gradually reduce to a speed of 30 to 40 kilometers per hour and then it can catch a maximum speed of 50 kilometers.

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Cyclone likely to weaken into depression and then into low pressure by Tuesday evening
It is very likely to weaken into a depression and then into a low pressure by Tuesday evening, the IMD said. The weather office warned of squally wind with speed reaching 40 to 50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph along and off West Bengal coast on Tuesday morning, which will decrease gradually to 30 to 40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph by forenoon.

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