Sidr Slams into Bangladesh

Cyclone Sidr, a Category Four tropical cyclone with 150 mile per hour winds, slammed into Bangladesh this morning, in what will likely be a devastating blow. Sidr is the second-strongest cyclone recorded to strike Bangladesh; the strongest, the 1991 Bangladesh Cyclone, killed 140,000 people, mostly due to storm surge.

Bangladesh has been bitterly described as "God's cruel joke," due to its extremely low-lying topography that makes it extremely vulnerable to flooding and storm surges. It's too early to tell how many Sidr has killed, but there is a strong potential the numbers will be catastrophic; at least 1,000 people are reported missing so far.

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