Man dies as house collapses in cyclone

Mirzaganj and Patuakhali correspondents | Update:

People take refuge at a cyclone centre at Potkakhali Primary School at Barguna due to the approaching cyclone Bulbul on 9 Novemebr 2019. Photo: Prothom AloA man was killed at Mirzaganj, Patuakhali as his house collapsed while cyclone Bulbul hit the southwestern parts of the country on early Saturday.

The deceased Hamed Fakir was alone in the house said local union parishad member Mohammad Firoz adding that, the victim did not go the local cyclone shelter despite repeated attempts.

Officer in charge of Mirzaganj police station, MR Anwar Islam confirmed the death.

Cyclonic storm Bulbul has weakened into a deep depression and now lies over Khulna and adjoining northwestern parts of the country. Around 300,000 people were taken to safer places due to the storm.

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