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  • Bangladesh cyclone toll over 1000, many missing
    Saturday, November 17, 2007
    DHAKA, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Military ships and helicopters were trying on Saturday to reach thousands of survivors of a super cyclone that killed at least 1,000 people and pummeled the impoverished country with mighty winds and waves.

    Cyclone Sidr smashed into Bangladesh's southern coastline late on Thursday night with 250-kph (155 mph) winds that whipped up a 5-metre tidal surge. It was the strongest cyclone since a 1991 storm killed some 143,000 people in this country.

    Navy ships scoured coastal areas for hundreds of people reported missing and to clear river channels clogged with sunken vessels to restore normal navigation, officials said.

    Helicopters flew sorties to devastated areas, dropping food, drinking water and medicine for the survivors.

    The official death toll from the cyclone was nearly 950 but private televisions ATN Bangla and Channel-i on Saturday gave figures more than 1,300 and 2,000 respectively.

    An ATN reporter travelling the coast on Saturday said bodies littered the crumpled rice fields and that mourning relatives were joining "procession of deaths" as they try to bury them.

    Fakhruddin Ahmed, head of Bangladesh's army-backed interim government, asked officials in disaster areas on Friday to "ensure bodies are buried quickly" to avoid the spread of disease.

    "It will take several days to complete the search and know the actual casualty figure and extent of damage to property," said food and disaster ministry official Ayub Miah.

    The U.S. navy is reportedly ready to send two amphibious assault ships with helicopters to help in rescue efforts. Bangladesh had yet to receive a formal offer from the U.S. Navy, Foreign Secretary Touhid Hossain told Reuters. "If we have, we will consider and take a decision."

    The U.S. Navy helped after a devastating storm in 1991. Televisions showed on Saturday people in the cyclone-hit districts going back from shelters to what now looked like heaps of debris.

    "Where is my home? Where is my family?" wailed an elderly woman, showing the flattened remains of a house, covered with fallen tree branches.

    "Why have I come back? How shall we live?" said another woman in Mathbaria village.


    Aid officials described damage from the storm, which blew away homes and ripped out trees and power lines, as extremely severe. Most of the country plunged into darkness on Friday after the electricity grid was knocked out. Parts of Dhaka, the capital city of 10 million people, were still without power on Saturday.

    "Our relief teams have started emergency distribution, with an initial coverage of 100,000 people," said Vince Edwards, World Vision's Bangladesh national director. "However, several areas are inaccessible right now due to fallen trees," a World Vision statement quoted Edwards as saying on Saturday.

    In many areas, 95 percent of the rice crops awaiting to be harvested in a few weeks have been badly damaged, officials said. Hundreds of shrimp farms were washed away, while vegetables, rice and pulses were also damaged.

    "Many people are homeless, crops and livelihoods have been destroyed and this is going to put great pressure on the government, the economy, and the people themselves -- particularly as this comes only a few months after floods devastated the northern part of the country," said Suman SMA Islam, CARE's humanitarian assistance coordinator in Bangladesh.

    Germany has allocated $293,000 in emergency relief aid and the European Union has released 1.5 million euros ($2.1 million) in fast-track aid.

    "This is a major tragedy with hundreds already known to have died and hundreds of thousands suffering from this disaster," said Louis Michel, the European Commissioner responsible for Development and Humanitarian Aid.

    In New York, John Holmes, the U.N. undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, said his office would make available "several million dollars" in emergency aid.


    Red Crescent officials said some 1,000 fishermen were still unaccounted for in the Bay of Bengal, onboard about 150 boats.

    Fishing community leaders in Cox's Bazar and Barisal said they still expected some of the missing crew to return safely.

    In past storms, fishing boats took shelter in the Sundarban mangrove forests, said Shohel Ahmed, a Barisal fisherman.

    The Sundarban, home to the endangered Royal Bengal tigers and a World Heritage site, took the brunt of the latest storm and forest officials said many wildlife could have died.

    The Category 4 cyclone and the tidal surge it spawned devastated three coastal towns and forced 3.2 million people to evacuate, officials and aid agencies said.

    Aid workers said the death toll would have been far higher if not for the good preparations by skilled rescuers and a volunteer army who spread warnings and helped evacuate people.

    (Additional reporting by Ruma Paul, Nizam Ahmed and Serajul Islam Quadir)
    (Reuters alertnet)
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