Cyclone MAHASEN strikes Bangladesh coast (update)

Tropical cyclone MAHASEN struck the coast of Bangladesh with heavy rain Thursday. At least 4 people were killed and hundreds of thousands of people in vulnerable areas were relocated to safer ground ahead of the storm's arrival. Hundreds of houses were destroyed. There is a risk of flooding and landslides to densely populated, low-lying communities, as the storm moves inland. Travellers should continue to monitor local weather and emergency reports and seek shelter as the storm approaches.

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