Ships are seen anchored in Karnafuli river before cyclone Mahasen approaches Chittagong May 16, 2013. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj
Cyclone Mahasen started crossing Bangladesh’s low-lying coast on Thursday, bearing down on the ports of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar, as tens of thousands of people huddled in shelters from a storm which the United Nations says threatens 4.1 million people.
Mahasen was moving northeast, into northeastern India, as it lost strength, meteorological officials said. So far, six deaths have been blamed on the storm.
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