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PM witnesses Remal-hit Mathbaria, Pathorghata areas

Desk Report || risingbd.com

Published: 13:23, 30 May 2024  
PM witnesses Remal-hit Mathbaria, Pathorghata areas

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (May 30) undertook an aerial visit to Mathbaria and Pathorghata areas of Patuakhali district to see herself the trail of havoc caused by the recent Cyclone Remal.

She witnessed the super storm Remal-affected two areas from the helicopter that was hovering just over the ground at a slow speed on her way to Patuakhali from Dhaka.

The helicopter carrying with the prime minister landed at the helipad adjoining to Khepupara Govt Model Secondary School at Kalapara of Patuakhali district at 12:20pm today after around one and a half hour flying from Dhaka.

Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to distribute relief materials among the cyclone-affected people at the Government Mozaharuddin Biswas Degree College here.

Afterwards, she will visit the Shaheed Sheikh Kamal Bridge on Patuakhali-Kuakata road.

The premier will later exchange views with the divisional level officials.

The Patuakhali district administration and the ruling Awami League have taken all-out preparations over the premier's visit to Patuakhali.

After wrapping her day-long programme at Kalapara of Patuakhali district, Sheikh Hasina, also President of the ruling Awami League (AL), is scheduled to leave for Dhaka at 3 in the afternoon.

Severe cyclone Remal reportedly killed at least 13 people, destroyed over 35,000 homes, and seriously affected more than 37 lakh people in 19 districts of the country.

The storm made landfall near Khepupara of Patuakhali with the wind speed of up to 130kmph on Sunday evening.

As many as 327,000 people have so far been affected while some 235 houses were completely and 1,865 others were partially destroyed in the district, sources said._BSS.

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