People gather next to storm-damaged buildings and palm trees in Puri on Saturday. Agence France-Presse
Netizens have praised the lady officer on Twitter. One user who goes by the name, Sushree said, “Inspirational... made my day.”
Fourteen villages were inundated as a tidal surge breached flood dams. The dead included a minor in Barguna district on the coast and five others killed by lightening.
Cyclone Fani weakened to a depression as it barrelled into Bangladesh on Saturday after leaving a trail of deadly destruction in India, although a major human disaster looked to have been averted.
The total contributions to the ‘UAE for Rohingya Women and Children’ campaign reached AED 33 million in the first day of the campaign.
A volcano erupted on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, causing some overnight flight cancellations to and from Australia as an ash cloud rose into the sky, officials said on Saturday.
Dr. Rashad Salem, Vice Chancellor of Al Qasimia University, delivered a speech in which he thanked the Ruler of Sharjah on providing scholarships to students from various areas of the world to pursue their education in the the university.