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Cyclone Amphan: Death toll rises to 31

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News Desk:
At least 31 people were killed by cyclone Amphan when the "extremely severe cyclonic storm" made landfall in Bangladesh on Wednesday evening.
According to our reports from districts, the death count at the hands of the cyclone stands at 31.
However, a notice signed by Dr Ayesha Akhter of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) in Dhaka reported 26 deaths due to the cyclone on Friday.
Among the deceased one is from Barisal, two were from Patuakhali, three from Bhola, one from Pirojpur, one from Khulna, one from Satkhira, 13 from Jessore, one from Jhenaidah, two from Chuadanga and one from Chittagong, according to the official notice of the DGHS.
Meanwhile, our district correspondents reported five other deaths, taking the death toll to 31 from 26 until filing of this report on Friday.
The five other deceased reported by our correspondents are: Jannat Begum, 35, from Chandpur, Monwara Begum, 42, from Rajshahi Shamsur Rahman, 60, from Satkhira, Delsat Ali, from Sirajganj, and one unidentified in Rangamati.
In Chandpur,  a 35-year-old woman named Jannat Begum died after being hit by a falling tree branch while she was out collecting mangoes during the storm in Radirpul area under Balia union of Sadar upazila, confirmed UP Chairman Tajul Islam.
In Satkhira, a 60-year-old man named Shamsur Rahman also died after being hit by a falling tree branch in Bankal area of Sadar upazila.
In Rajshahi, the body of a 42-year-old woman named Monwara Begum was found under a mango tree during the storm in Haridagachi village of Mohonpur upazila at around 3:30am on Thursday, said UNO Sanwar Hossain.
In Sirajganj, a 38-year-old man named Delsat Ali died while returning home during the storm at Projarpara village of Kazipur union, confirmed Kazipur police station OC AKM Lutfor Rahman.
In Rangamati, an unidentified body of a man was found in the Kaptai lake area near Karnafuli hydropower station.
Kaptai police outpost Officer in-Charge Ataul Haque Chowdhury said the man had been mentally unstable. People used to see him walking in Natunbazar and Jetighat areas.
At one point he fell into Kaptai Lake. Later, with the help of the local UP chairman, the locals buried the unidentified body in the Kaptai cemetery, he added.
Two others went missing in Bogra boat capsize during the cyclone
In Bogra, two people went missing, including a child, after a shallow boat sank in Sariakandi upazila.
The missing persons are Farid Uddin, 35, and Mim Akhtar, 12.
Sub Station Officer of Sariakandi Fire Service and Civil Defense Mozammel Haque said 10 passengers were able to swim to the shore, but two were still missing.
"There is a strong current flowing in the Jamuna. Still members of the fire service and the police are continuing with search operations in Kazipur area of Jamuna River in Sirajganj," he added.

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