孟加拉国气旋风暴罗纳24人死,50万人撤离

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气旋风暴“罗纳”星期六下午在横扫孟加拉国东南海岸后有所减弱。风暴引发了城市和村庄的洪水和山体滑坡,受灾地区有至少24人死亡。

据估计有50万人听从当局的警告,撤离家园前往安全庇护所。气旋风暴大约在当地时间中午时分登陆,风速达每小时90公里。强风吹倒树木,摧毁房屋,并干扰了电力供应和通讯。

根据达卡的灾难控制当局星期六发表的声明,在孟加拉国南部7个地区有至少24人死亡。

在巨浪冲破海堤淹没沿岸村庄后,吉大港地区有7人死亡。海水冲进哈蒂亚岛后有三人死亡,包括一名儿童。

航空公司取消了飞往吉大港的所有航班。吉大港是孟加拉国东南部一个有着250万人口的城市。当局星期六关闭了海上与内河港口,孟加拉国南部数百万人口依靠的基本交通运输工具--渡轮也停止摆渡。

500,000 in Bangladesh Flee Cyclone Roanu; at Least 24 Killed

Powerful Cyclone Roanu weakened Saturday afternoon after crashing into coastal Bangladesh, flooding towns and villages, triggering landslides and leaving at least 24 people dead across the region.

An estimated half million people fled their homes for cyclone shelters following warnings from the authorities. After the storm made landfall around noon local time, gusts reaching 90 kilometers per hour uprooted trees, destroyed houses, and disrupted electricity and communications.

According to a statement issued Saturday evening by the disaster management authority in Dhaka, at least 24 people died across seven districts in southern Bangladesh.

Seven people died in Banskhali in Chittagong district after a surge in the sea breached dikes and flooded coastal villages. Three people, including a child, drowned on Hatiya Island after seawater flooded their village.

Airlines canceled all flights to and from Chittagong, a city of over 2.5 million people in the southeast, and authorities shut down sea and river ports Saturday, halting the ferries that millions of people in southern Bangladesh rely on for basic transportation.