Bangladesh And Myanmar Coast Hits By Deadly Cyclone Storm
A powerful cyclone has hit the coastlines of Bangladesh and Myanmar after intensifying into the equivalent of a category-five storm.
Cyclone mocha brought with it heavy rain and strong winds, leaving residents in low-lying coastal areas with fears of losing their home.
As landslides and floods are also hitting the area.
Forecasters warned cyclone mocha could be the most powerful storm seen in Bangladesh in nearly two decades.
As the storm approached, police patrolled the coastline in the town of Cox‘s Bazar carrying loudspeakers, urging people to stay indoors.
Hundreds of people crammed into a school in the city, which had been turned into a temporary cyclone shelter.
Authorities here say more than 500,000 people were evacuated from their homes in the south-eastern stretch of Bangladesh.