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Cyclone Mocha hits Bangladesh, Myanmar

A Cyclone Mocha ravaged territory in Bangladesh

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A devastating cyclone, Cyclone Mocha has hit the coastlines of Bangladesh and Myanmar, thereby causing dangerous flooding around the Bay of Bengal.

Cyclone Mocha is bringing heavy rain and winds of up to 195kph.

According to the BBC, there have been fears of damage to the world’s largest refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar, home to nearly a million people.

It’s been speculated by forecasters that Cyclone Mocha could be the most powerful storm seen in Bangladesh in nearly two decades.

About 500,000 people have been evacuated to safer areas due to its devastating surge.

The BBC also quoted local media as saying that a 14-year-old boy was killed by a falling tree in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Writing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade