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Launch services suspended due to Cyclone 'Sitrang'

Launch services suspended due to  Cyclone 'Sitrang'

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has suspended the operations of vessels on all waterways across the country due to inclement weather caused by Cyclone 'Sitrang'.

The suspension took effect at 10 a.m. today (Oct 24) and will remain in force till further notice, BIWTA public relations officer Mobarak Hossain told media.

Besides, the leave of all BIWTA officials have been cancelled, he added.

The cyclone may cross Barishal-Chattogram coast near Khepupara by Tuesday (Oct 25) early morning and because of the impact of the cyclone heavy rains would continue to lash the country, according to the latest bulletin of Bangladesh Metrological Department.