Cyclone Yaas: St. Martin didn`t witness such damage in 50yrs...

Dhaka, Wednesday   16 June 2021

Cyclone Yaas: St. Martin didn`t witness such damage in 50yrs

 Cox’s Bazar Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:02 PM, 27 May 2021   Updated: 04:02 PM, 27 May 2021

Extensive damage around St. Martin Island due to cyclone Yaas

Extensive damage around St. Martin Island due to cyclone Yaas

More than 2,570 houses have been damaged due to cyclone Yaas and full moon in Cox’s Bazar district, DC Mamunur Rashid told the media on Thursday.

Nur Ahmed, chairman of St. Martin UP in Teknaf, said the tide from the full moon and cyclone Yaas had caused extensive damage around the island. At least 10 places on the island have seen “serious erosion”.

“Such damage has not seen in the last 50 years,” he also said, adding that a mosque on the south side of St. Martin was severely damaged. At the same time, several boats and trawlers of the fishermen have been damaged due to the waves of the sea.

“Houses have been destroyed. The island’s only jetty has been collapsed by the tidal wave. It has become almost unusable,” chairman Nur Ahmed said.

St. Martin’s tourist jetty damaged by the cyclone

Meanwhile, work is being done at the field level to determine the extent of damage to salt, fisheries, agriculture, houses, embankments, betel leaf farm, forest resources and rural roads in Cox's Bazar district. The actual amount of damage will be known in three-four days.

The dams at Matarbari, Chaufaldandi, Kutubdia and Moheskhali in the district have been damaged. A project to build sustainable embankments at Moheskhali and Kutubdia is awaiting approval from the National Economic Council (ECNEC).

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