There would be no respite from the heat wave in the next few days, the Met office forecast yesterday.
The damage caused by cyclone Fani, which hit Bangladesh earlier this month, has been estimated to be Tk 536.61 crore, the government says.
The severe cyclonic storm Fani that hit the country's coastal areas on May 4 last damaged crops on some 63,063 hectares of land in 209 upazilas of 35 districts, Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak says.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the authorities to quickly assess the damage and provide assistance to cyclone Fani victims.
Cyclone Fani wreaked the most havoc on Narail’s cropland, damaging over 56,000 acres in its “weakened” state after entering Bangladesh.
Bangladesh government has reviewed its statistics on Fani’s devastation, raising the extent of damaged cropland to over 1.55 lakh acres.
Import-export and travel through Benapole Port saw a sharp decrease yesterday due to the impact of cyclone Fani.
It was only a few days to go until farmer Ruhul Amin’s crops would be ready for harvest, but during Cyclone Fani, everything got ruined.
By the time Cyclone Fani entered Bangladesh around 8:00am yesterday, it became much weaker and caused much less damage compared with that by cyclones Sidr and Aila.