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Bangladesh, at least 5 people, including a 5-year old child, have been killed and another 6 are missing in southern coastal areas of Cox’s Bazar and Bhola, with Bay of Bengal cyclone ‘Komen’ expected to make landfall this evening. the child was killed when a wall collapsed in Moheshkhali island while 3 others died in a boat capsize in the same area. Another man was killed in St. Martin island, off Cox’s Bazar when a coconut tree fell on him. Meanwhile officials of the Ministry of Disaster Management & Relief have said that over 2,60,000 people have been temporarily relocated in 288 cyclone shelters in Cox’s Bazar. Bangladesh Inland Water Transpor Aauthority has suspended all operations on all water routes throughout the country. Ferries have been halted, river ports have shut operations, and marine ports of Chittagong, Mongla and Pyra have been put under danger signals. Meanwhile Bangladesh Meteorological Department Director Mohammed Shah Alam has said the intensity of the cyclon…