MEDITATION OF WEEK
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INDIA & BANGLADESH – CYCLONE
Cyclone Fani has killed many people in Bangladesh and India and damaged tens of thousands of homes and hectares of agricultural land.
In Bangladesh the cyclone has left at least 13,000 homes and more than 36,400 hectares of agricultural land, according to government data collected this Sunday in a situation report from the UN office in the country.
An exact estimate of the damage caused in India is not known at the moment, but the same picture is estimated for the country, where the cyclone has also left people dead and injured.
In Bangladesh, the collapse of buildings and the fall of trees and lightning has left dozens injured, according to the General Directorate of Health Services.
As for the damage to the countryside, if the preliminary estimates of the Ministry of Disaster Management spoke of some 13,000 houses and nearly 21,500 hectares of crops affected, the Department of Agriculture raised the number of agricultural land damaged to just over 36,400 hectares, according to the report of the UN office.
Floods also occurred at some points, due to the breakage of river dams by strong winds and rising water levels.
Favor aid and relief to the victims and displaced for to alleviate their suffering and promote effective humanitarian aid and disaster prevention.