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Amphan hits Bangladesh hard incurred losses worth 11 billion taka

Bangladesh losses worth 11 billion taka due to cyclone Amphan caused damages to housing, infrastructure, fisheries, livestock, water resources and agriculture

Bangladesh Amphan hit

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 May 2020 10:45 AM GMT

Dhaka: Bangladesh has incurred losses worth 11 billion taka ($129 million) due to cyclone Amphan which has caused damages to housing, infrastructure, fisheries, livestock, water resources and agriculture, according to initial government estimates. Enamur Rahman, state minister for disaster management and relief, revealed the figure in a virtual press conference on Thursday, reports bdnews24. At least 26 districts across the country have been affected by the cyclone, the Minister said. The ministry has put the death toll from Cyclone Amphan at 10. Around 1,100 km road at 26 districts, including Bagerhat, Khulna and Satkhira, have been damaged by the cyclone. The storm also affected more than 200 bridges and culverts, 233 government infrastructures and sources of safe drinking water. (IANS)

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