Cyclone Mahasen crosses Bangladesh coast, two dead

Two people were reportedly killed in Bangladesh on Thursday after the Cyclone Mahasen crossed the country's low-lying coast, bearing down on the ports of Chittagong and Cox's Bazar. A falling tree crushed one of the victims, while the other died on his way to the shelter.Winds up to 100 kph (60 mph) lashed the coast and whipped up waves, with an expected 2.1 metres (seven feet) storm surge. Heavy rains and strong winds also lashed neighbouring Myanmar's northwest coast, home to tens of thousands of displaced Muslim Rohingya.