People in Cox's Bazar flee the cyclone
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Bangladesh hit by Cyclone Mahasen

Cyclone Mahasen has begun crossing Bangladesh's southern coast, killing at least two people, as people packed into evacuation shelters.

The storm hit Patuakhali district on Thursday with winds of up to 100km/h (60mph), and was heading for the ports of Chittagong and Cox's Bazar in the south-east.

Sanjoy Majumder reports from Cox's Bazar.

  • 16 May 2013
  • From the section Asia
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