Half a million flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

665003303001_4905345490001_4905104971001-vsCyclone Roanu battered the coast of southern Bangladesh on Saturday, forcing half a million people to flee their homes and leaving 23 people dead in floods and rain-triggered landslides.

Authorities in low-lying Bangladesh¬†took more than 500,000 people into shelters as the cyclone made landfall just after midday local time (0600 GMT), packing winds as strong as 88km per hour.¬† Continue reading…

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