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05 Mar 2003 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

15 Nov 2002 description

By Mohammad Nurul Islam

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Bangladeshi and Indian rescuers said on Friday they found the bodies of six more victims of a cyclone that lashed their coasts earlier this week, bringing the death toll to 17 and the number is expected to rise.

Hundreds are believed to be missing from the storm that hit on Tuesday and which has claimed 14 lives so far in Bangladesh and three in India's east.

Bangladesh authorities said five more bodies were fished out of the Bay of Bengal and 50 fishermen rescued from choppy seas, but many more were still …

15 Nov 2002 description

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13 Nov 2002 description

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Dhaka (dpa) - At least 34 fishermen were feared dead and 560 were reported missing in the Bay of Bengal after a cyclone ripped through the region on Wednesday.

In the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, at least 34 fishermen were presumed dead after their trawlers capsized in the Bay of Bengal after the cyclone hit on Tuesday, the United News of India (UNI) reported.

West Bengal's Fisheries Department Minister Kiranmoy Nanda said nine trawlers sank off the Digha coast during the storm, and only 66 fishermen were rescued.

30 Sep 2002 description

Main Source: India Meteorological Department.