Bangladesh: Thousands flee as Cyclone Remal threatens

TENS of thousands of Bangladeshis left their coastal villages Sunday (26) for concrete storm shelters further inland as the low-lying nation prepared for the expected landfall of an intense cyclone, officials said.
Cyclone Remal is set to hit the country and parts of neighbouring India on Sunday evening, with Bangladesh’s weather department predicting crashing waves and howling gales with gusts of up to 130 kilometres (81 miles) per hour.