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Bangladesh evacuates 20 lakh people as cyclone hits

May 20, 2020 18:46 IST

Bangladesh evacuated over two million people to 13,241 storm shelters and deployed the military as cyclone Amphan hit the country. Authorities have raised the alert level to 'great danger' for some districts. It the most powerful storm to hit Bangladesh since cyclone 'Sidr' that killed nearly 3,500 people in 2007. According to the Bangladeshi govt, 1933 medical teams have been formed to provide emergency medical relief. The Navy has deployed 25 ships as part of three-tier efforts to conduct emergency rescue, relief and medical operations. The Army has prepared 18,400 packets of relief materials and formed 71 medical teams.

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