Bangladesh storm toll over 3,000

Super cyclone Sidr has killed more than 3,000 people in Bangladesh, Reuters reported on Monday, adding that rescuers are still struggling to get aid to millions of survivors in isolated areas along the country's coast.
The cyclone smashed into the coast of southern Bangladesh late on Thursday, with 250 kilometres-per-hour winds that whipped up a five-metre tidal surge.
The confirmed death toll from the cyclone reached 3,113 by Monday, but aid agencies have said the toll could rise beyond 10,000.
The storm was the worst to hit disaster-prone Bangladesh since 1991, when nearly 143,000 people died in a cyclone and the tidal surge it triggered.