Cyclone Kills Hundreds
Posted on Nov 16, 2007
A deadly cyclone that made landfall in Bangladesh on Friday has displaced hundreds of thousands and killed at least 2,300 (updated), a number that is expected to rise because thousands remain missing and the true extent of the damage has not yet been determined.
At least 600 people are reported to have died after a powerful cyclone smashed into Bangladesh’s coast, levelling villages and uprooting trees.
Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated or sought safe shelter before the storm hit the coast from the Bay of Bengal, but some were left behind.
The true extent of the devastation remains unclear as the storm has blocked access to the affected areas.