Cyclone Sitrang hit Bangladesh: Cyclone Sitrang ploughed into heavily populated, low-lying parts of Bangladesh on night, killing at least nine people. The districts of Barguna, Narail, Sirajganj, and the island district of Bhol all reported death. Officials warned that as more casualties are reported from other districts, the death toll could rise.
Cyclone Sitrang hit Bangladesh: Key Points
- Cyclone Sitrang quickly degraded into a deep depression after crossing Bangladesh, and as of Tuesday morning, it had further degraded into a low pressure region.
- Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura may experience widespread moderate to heavy rainfall on Tuesday due to the system, which is now moving towards northeastern areas of India.
- Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department issued a warning for squally winds on Tuesday morning along and off the coast of West Bengal, with gusts up to 60 kmph.
- By afternoon, these winds will gradually weaken to 30 to 40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph. According to the IMD, Tuesday’s forenoon is predicted to see an improvement in the weather in south Bengal regions.
- In West Bengal’s coastal districts of South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, and East Midnapore, the cyclone caused moderate to heavy rain between 9.30 p.m. and 11.30 p.m. on Monday, dampening Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations.
Important Takeaways for All Competitive Exams:
- West Bengal Capital: Kolkata
- West Bengal Chief Minister: Mamta Banerjee
- Assam Capital: Dispur
- Assam Chief Minister: Himanta Biswa Sarma