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42 Thousand 959 Houses Destroyed by Cyclone “Hamun” in Cox’s Bazar

Cox’s Bazar: Due to the impact of severe cyclone Hamun, the Cox’s Bazar district administration has reported that 42,959 houses in 71 unions and two municipalities in nine upazilas of Cox’s Bazar have been damaged.

Among them, a total of 5,105 houses were entirely destroyed. Thirty-two thousand seven hundred forty-nine homes have been partially damaged. In total, 4,76,549 people in the district have been affected. Apart from residential buildings, the havoc caused by cyclone Hamun has severely affected the power distribution lines. In various upazilas of the district, 354 electrical poles have collapsed, and 23 transformers have been damaged. In addition, 496 locations have lost their connections, leaving approximately 800 sites with interrupted electricity supply.

Furthermore, up to the time of writing the report, Cox’s Bazar municipality, Maheshkhali, Kutubdia, Chakaria, and Cox’s Bazar Sadar upazila were without electricity. Due to this, mobile phone communications have also been disrupted in these areas. District Commissioner Mohammad Shahin Imran has confirmed the situation, and efforts are being made to assist those affected. He stated that the most significant challenge is to restore electricity and internet connections quickly, as the interruption of these two services has created difficulties for official activities and people’s daily routines. Every effort is being made to provide relief from this crisis as swiftly as possible.

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