Sundarbans, its wildlife suffer aftermath of Cyclone Yaas

30th May, 2021

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Freshwater ponds in the Sundarbans have become salinated after tidal surges flooded most parts of the mangrove forest with seawater in the aftermath of Cyclone Yaas Dhaka Tribune

Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest located in the largest delta in the world, was badly damaged by the tidal waves and strong winds of Cyclone Yaas, during its landfall in the eastern Indian state of Odisha. Several ships, watchtowers, roundhouses in the forest, roads and foot rails were wrecked by 5-6ft high tidal surges. Meanwhile, at least four Chital deer were reported to have drowned in the tidal waters.

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