A cyclone roared into the Bangladesh coast on October 25, 2022, killing at least 9 people.
Mass evacuations before Cyclone Sitrang made landfall on the west coast helped save lives.
The full extent of the casualties and damage would only be known after communications are restored.
The cyclone barrelled in from the Bay of Bengal early in the day.
Winds gusting up to 88 kph (55 mph) and a storm surge of about 3 m (10 ft) that flooded low-lying coastal areas.
Power and telephone links have been largely cut and coastal areas plunged into darkness.
Most of the people killed were crushed by falling trees.
Nearly 33,000 Rohingya refugees who have moved from the camps to a flood-prone island.
Heavy rain fell on the streets of the capital, Dhaka, causing some flooding and disruption to commuters.
The cyclone also affected the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.