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Dhaka Monday,  Jul 23, 2018

Cyclone Mora weakens after landfall on Bangladesh coast


The powerful storm made landfall around 6am at Kutubdia, near the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar, said the Met office.

Five hours after hitting the coast, Shamsuddin Ahmed, a director at the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, told around 11:30am that the storm has started to weaken.

“It’s expected to weaken further and turn into a land depression in 12 hours,” he said adding the strong winds and heavy rains in Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong may continue for another 12 hours.

The disaster management ministry said the storm has damaged homes in Cox’s Bazar town, St Martin’s Island, Kutubdia and Teknaf, but there is no report of any casualties.

The local administration, however, reported the death of an elderly man at a cyclone shelter.

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