Sunday, November 18, 2007

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Cyclone Sidr has devastated Bangladesh. The number of deaths is growing. Millions have been displaced. Bangladesh is racing against time to help the millions of victims. Look at the devastation of the Sidr Victims in Pictures presented by BBC. You can also click here to watch BBC's video coverage on Sidr's devastation. BDnews24 is updating the rescue efforts in Bangladesh. Come forward to help the Sidr victims in Bangladesh. We have provided a contact list at the end for you. Please Help Bangladesh to reach Sidr Victims. Let’s Humanity wins once again.

BDnews reports,
    Grieving survivors and rescuers picked through the rubble left in the wake of a super cyclone that battered Bangladesh as the death toll surpassed 2,200 Sunday and a government official declared the disaster "a national calamity". Mohammad Abdur Rob, chairman of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, said the overall death toll from the cyclone could reach 10,000. "Based on our experience in the past and reports from the scene I would guess the death toll may be as high as 10,000," he told reporters.

    Bangladesh officials also expected the death toll to rise as the search for hundreds of people missing after Thursday night's storm intensified. According to the latest tally released by the disaster management ministry, the death toll from the super cyclone reached 2,217. Local officials in affected areas say the death toll given by the ministry is far below the real numbers. "Some 2,000 people have died in my area alone," said Anwar Panchayet, chairman of Southkhali, in the district of Bagerhat.

    Military ships and helicopters were trying to reach thousands of people believed stranded on islands in the Bay of Bengal and in coastal areas still cut off by the devastating storm. A huge effort was underway to get food, drinking water and shelter to tens of thousands affected by the storm, the worst to hit disaster-prone Bangladesh since 1991 when nearly 143,000 people died.
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