Cyclone Bulbul: Bangladesh evacuates thousands ahead of storm
The authorities in Bangladesh have ordered the evacuation of some 100,000 people from coastal areas as Cyclone Bulbul is set to hit the country.
The storm - which is due to make landfall on Saturday evening local time - is expected to unleash surges as high as 7ft (two metres).
A dozen low-lying coastal districts are said to be in its path.
A number of sea ports, including Mongla and Chittagong, have been placed on high alert.
Bulbul is expected to make landfall near the Sundarbans, the world's largest mangrove forest and home to the endangered Bengal tigers.
It is set to reach wind speeds... read more
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