Tsunami panic in Bangladesh

September 12, 2007
By

[Rezwan, Germany.]

According to weather office in Dhaka a Tsunami may hit Bangladesh coastal lines after Wednesday midnight following an earthquake measuring 8.2 in Richter scale near southern Sumatra of Indonesia. The earthquake was also felt in Comilla, Noakhali, Chittagong and neighboring districts in Bangladesh.

BDNews24 informs that the Malaysian authorities reported a tsunami measuring 1-3 meters in height and heading away from the epicenter of the quake. The region had been put on Tsunami alert.

The Bangladesh government issued a tsunami warning for all of it’s coastal regions, urging people to take shelter in safer ground. Reports in Bangladesh now says that around 3am this morning, a wave 2 to 3 ft higher than regular ones will hit Teknaf, Sandweep and neighboring areas.

Police have used loud-hailers from 8:00pm night (14:00 GMT) in Sandweep, a coastal island. AFP reports quoting the police chief of Sandweep that ao far some 70,000 people have been evacuated to cyclone shelters, colleges, schools and government administrative buildings.

The Pacific Tsunami warning center

One Response to Tsunami panic in Bangladesh

  1. vipti ahmed
    September 4, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    will it happen in dhaka? i know it will happen in bangladesh but will it happen in the district dhaka?

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