Dozens dead, half a million flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

A rider with scales sits upon a black horse. This depiction is represenative of a scarcity of food and famine.

Cyclone Roanu

FRENCH PRESS AGENCY – AFP – May 21,2016

Thousands of Bangladeshis were left homeless on Sunday after Cyclone Roanu battered the impoverished southern coastal region, ripping apart flimsy houses and killing at least 24 people. The storm on Saturday ploughed through low-lying villages in the Chittagong and Barisal regions, where residents described seeing meters-high walls of water that caught some unaware. The cyclone damaged tens of thousands of mud-and-tin houses in the impoverished southern districts, with many low-lying villages inundated by a storm surge.

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