Cyclone Mocha hits Bangladesh, causes extensive damage to Teknaf and Saint Martin's Island
Cyclone Mocha, which hit Bangladesh, caused extensive damage to Teknaf and Saint Martin's Island regions in Cox's Bazar on Sunday, media reports said.
Sources told Dhaka Tribune that Saint Martin's Island, Teknaf Sadar and several other coastal areas have been affected by strong winds which uprooted trees, and blown away roofs of houses.
Locals were seen removing fallen trees from the road and helping people to shift in camps.
Teknaf Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Kamruzzaman told the newspaper that extensive damage has already been reported in Teknaf and Saint Martin's Island due to the cyclone.
“We have received news of several people being injured in these two areas,” he added.
Cyclone Mocha is bringing heavy rain and winds of up to 195kph (120mph), which could see dangerous flooding on land around the Bay of Bengal, reported BBC.
About 500,000 people were earlier shifted to safer areas.