At least five people have been killed in Bangladesh after cyclone Mora hit the country’s South-Eastern coast.

Most of them were killed by falling trees in the districts of Cox’s Bazar and Rangamati

According to officials, hundreds of houses were fully or partly damaged.

Significant damage is reported in refugee camps housing Rohingya Muslims from Neighbouring Myanmar.

Cyclone Mora made landfall at 06:00 local time between the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of up to 117 kilometers per hour.

Parts of eastern India are expected to be affected later on.

The Bay of Bengal is prone to storms, and Bangladesh is often hit by severe weather during the monsoon season from the middle to the end of the year.

Last year Cyclone Roanu hit coastal Bangladesh, leaving at least 24 people dead.

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