Areas of Bangladesh under threat as cyclone hits

Areas of Bangladesh under threat as cyclone hits 01:12

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Some low-lying areas of Cox’ Bazar are already underwater due to an unusually high tide, state media reports.

The airports of Chittagong and Cox’ Bazar have also been closed; Cox’ Bazar indefinitely and Chittagong’ Shah Amanat International Airport un

til at least 2 p.m. local time (4 a.m. ET) Tuesday.

"We will reopen the airport if weather permits after 2 p.m. tomorrow... the suspension period will linger if the brunt of cyclone badly affects our airport infrastructure," CAAB - flight safety director Ziaul Kabir was quoted as saying.



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