COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A once-fearsome cyclone that was threatening Bangladesh and Myanmar dissipated quickly, causing some deaths but largely relieving authorities who had told more than 1 million people to leave vulnerable coastal areas in preparation for a far worse storm.
Posts Tagged Sri Lanka
SITTWE, Myanmar (AP) — A cyclone only a day away carries wind and rain that could become deadly. But in dozens of refugee camps that spatter Myanmar’s western coast, the order to evacuate ahead of the storm was met with widespread refusal.
Tags: Accidents and disasters, Asia, Bangladesh, Buddhism, By TIM SULLIVAN, Evacuations, Floods, General news, Myanmar, Natural disasters, Religion, Religious strife, Social affairs, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka, Storms, Weather