India - Cyclone Amphan: 83,000 homes destroyed in Khulna
'A thorough assessment of the damage caused by the cyclone will soon be made'
The extremely severe Cyclonic storm Amphan totally or partially damaged 83,560 homes in Khulna, during a storm surge that washed away several embankments in low-lying coastal areas between Wednesday evening and early hours of Thursday.
At least 400,000 people under 68 unions have been affected in nine upazila of the district, of which Koyra upazila was the worst hit among the rest, said district Relief and Rehabilitation Officer Md Azizul Haque Joarder.
Thousands of shrimp enclosures have been washed away, while numerous thatched house, trees, electricity and telephone poles, dykes and croplands were damaged and many villages were submerged by the tidal surge of the Amphan, he said.