The government has evacuated about 18.61 lakh people and 3.61 livestock to 14,636 shelter centres in coastal districts until Wednesday noon as super cyclone ‘Amphan’ is likely to make landfall this (Wednesday) evening.
“Until Wednesday noon, 18,61,060 people and 3,61,505 livestock have been taken to shelter centres,” said Ali Reza Majid, additional secretary to Disaster Management and Relief Ministry.
Considering the intensity of Amphan, the shelter centres have been increased to 14,636, he added.
According to UNB Khulna correspondent, thelocal administration has evacuated 4 lakh people against the target of 17 lakh in Khulna, Bagerhat and Satkhira districts until Wednesday noon.
“We’ve evacuated 4 lakh people to 3,007 shelters centres in Khulna, Bagerhat and Satkhira districts until Wednesday noon,” said Hossain Ali Khandaker, additional divisional commissioner, Khulna Divisional control room.
In Bhola, about 3.16 lakh people and 1.36 livestock were taken to shelter centres of Charfashion, Monpura and other remote islands, said Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Masud Alam.