Maarutha weakens after landfall in Myanmar

Dhaka,  Sat,  29 April 2017
Published : 17 Apr 2017, 16:26:09
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Maarutha weakens after landfall in Myanmar

Tropical cyclone ‘Maarutha’ has weakened after landfall in Myanmar.

Though Myanmar Information Ministry’s Facebook page has posted pictures of demolished homes and light posts, the government is yet to release an official estimate of damages, reports bdnews24.com.

According to the Bangladesh Weather Office, Maarutha made landfall near Myanmar’s Sandow around 3 am on Monday.

The storm then weakened and became a depression, said the Weather Office.

As a result of the improvement in weather and sea conditions, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department has lifted its warning for the Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Paira areas.

It, however, has warned fishing boats and trawlers in the north of the Bay of Bengal to remain cautious while moving near the coast.

According to the Typhoon Warning Centre, the low pressure system developed in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday and grew into a depression and then a tropical cyclone on Friday.
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