Authorities in Bangladesh say more
than 3,100 deaths are being blamed on the cyclone that tore across
the country last week.
A spokesman for the army coordinating the relief and rescue work
says the count climbed past that mark as reports finally started to
come in from areas that had been largely cut off because of
washed-out roads and downed power lines.
The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, the Islamic equivalent of
the Red Cross, is saying the toll could hit 10,000 once rescuers
reach outlying islands.
The country's interim leader has toured some of the worst-hit
areas, handing out food to survivors.
Helicopters have been airlifting food to hungry survivors, while
rescuers have struggled to reach remote areas.