Bangladesh counts cost after cyclone

AFP-JIJI

Bangladesh and Myanmar cleaned up on Friday after a killer cyclone wrecked thousands of homes, relieved that the damage was not much worse after the storm weakened as it made landfall.

At least 40 people were either killed by Cyclone Mahasen or while trying to flee its impact, including 25 Muslim Rohingya whose bodies washed up on the shores of Bangladesh after their boat capsized while sailing from Myanmar. Mahasen lashed the southern coast with winds of up to 100 kph before being downgraded to a tropical depression.