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Bangladesh : Storm : 2005/09/20

GLIDE:  ST-2005-000162-BGD

Duration 2005/09/20
Country or District Bangladesh
Name Storm
Outline More than 3000 Bangladeshi fishermen are missing after severe storms with heavy rain triggered sea surges of up to 3m in the Bay of Bengal.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2005/09/21
Heavy rains from two major low pressures pounded coastal areas of India and Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal since last weekend. Reportedly, at least 33 people have been killed in Southern India and 16 fishermen are thought to be dead in Bangladesh. The weather office in the Orissa state in India forecasts more rain for the province in the next 48 hours.

The New Nation 2005/09/20
Nearly 800 fishermen have been reported missing and 15 feared drowned amid sea storms that unusually lasted more than 20 hours since Saturday night.

BBC News 2005/09/20
An estimated 1,000 fishermen are missing and 15 have drowned after storms hit the Bay of Bengal near the southern coast of Bangladesh. Saturday's storms brought heavy rains and caused the sea to rise up to 3m (10ft) in coastal areas.

Reuters AlertNet 2005/09/20
Approximately 100 boats with about 400 people were caught in the storm but only 52 people had returned by Tuesday morning, the leader of a local fishermen's association said.