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A tropical storm floods villages and cuts power to millions in parts of Bangladesh and India
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A tropical storm floods villages and cuts power to millions in parts of Bangladesh and India

2024-05-27 23:57 Last Updated At:05-28 00:01

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The weakening tropical storm Remal flooded dozens of coastal villages and left nearly 30 million people without power Monday in southern Bangladesh and eastern India. At least 10 people died in Bangladesh.

About 3.7 million people along the coast were affected, said Bangladesh’s junior minister for disaster management and relief, Mohibbur Rahman. More than 35,000 homes were destroyed and nearly 115,000 were damaged. Nearly 800,000 people were evacuated from vulnerable areas on Sunday.

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A damaged structure is seen during heavy rains caused by Cyclone Remal along the coastal areas at Bakkhali, South 24 parganas, West Bengal, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashim Paul)

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The weakening tropical storm Remal flooded dozens of coastal villages and left nearly 30 million people without power Monday in southern Bangladesh and eastern India. At least 10 people died in Bangladesh.

Trees swing during heavy winds and rains caused by Cyclone Remal along the coastal areas at Bakkhali, South 24 parganas, West Bengal, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashim Paul)

Trees swing during heavy winds and rains caused by Cyclone Remal along the coastal areas at Bakkhali, South 24 parganas, West Bengal, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashim Paul)

An evacuated woman and infant sit inside a shelter after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

An evacuated woman and infant sit inside a shelter after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A doctor attends to people who were evacuated due to Cyclone Remal at a shelter in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A doctor attends to people who were evacuated due to Cyclone Remal at a shelter in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

People who were evacuated watch the rains from inside a shelter after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

People who were evacuated watch the rains from inside a shelter after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A vessel stands in the Hooghly River in the backdrop of Hooghly Bridge in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A vessel stands in the Hooghly River in the backdrop of Hooghly Bridge in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Onlookers watch a raging Hooghly River with high wind in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Onlookers watch a raging Hooghly River with high wind in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A commuter walks holding an umbrella in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A commuter walks holding an umbrella in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A buoy stands amidst the thrush of water on the Hooghly River in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A buoy stands amidst the thrush of water on the Hooghly River in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

People holding umbrellas cross a railway line in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

People holding umbrellas cross a railway line in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Vehicles move through a waterlogged street in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Vehicles move through a waterlogged street in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A Bangladeshi man pushes his bicycle during a rain after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A Bangladeshi man pushes his bicycle during a rain after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A Bangladeshi woman walks holding an umbrella during a rain after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A Bangladeshi woman walks holding an umbrella during a rain after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A man crosses a waterlogged street in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A man crosses a waterlogged street in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Commuters wait during a traffic jam in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Commuters wait during a traffic jam in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Commuters travel in a crowded bus in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Commuters travel in a crowded bus in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Stranded passengers await transport in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Stranded passengers await transport in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Vehicles move through a waterlogged street in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Vehicles move through a waterlogged street in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescuers remove fallen tree branches on the roof of a house as they oversee damages in Cyclone Remal affected villages in West Bengal state, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (NDRF via AP)

India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescuers remove fallen tree branches on the roof of a house as they oversee damages in Cyclone Remal affected villages in West Bengal state, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (NDRF via AP)

India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescuers remove fallen trees as they oversee damages in Cyclone Remal affected villages in West Bengal state, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (NDRF via AP)

India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescuers remove fallen trees as they oversee damages in Cyclone Remal affected villages in West Bengal state, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (NDRF via AP)

A man salvages a recliner as strong winds caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal hit the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A man salvages a recliner as strong winds caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal hit the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Members of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society ask people to vacate as strong winds caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal hit the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Members of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society ask people to vacate as strong winds caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal hit the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Men salvage a refrigerator as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Men salvage a refrigerator as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Vendors run to salvage their belongings as strong winds caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal hit the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Vendors run to salvage their belongings as strong winds caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal hit the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Men move fishing nets as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Men move fishing nets as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

In this screen-grab taken from the website of India Meteorological Department, Government of India, cyclonic activity is visible over the Bay of Bengal on the eastern coast of India, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The India Meteorological Department says the cyclonic storm will cross Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal coasts around midnight Sunday. (India Meteorological Department via AP)

In this screen-grab taken from the website of India Meteorological Department, Government of India, cyclonic activity is visible over the Bay of Bengal on the eastern coast of India, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The India Meteorological Department says the cyclonic storm will cross Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal coasts around midnight Sunday. (India Meteorological Department via AP)

Men salvage a reclining chair and other material as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Men salvage a reclining chair and other material as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Strong winds hit Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal as Cyclone Remal advances in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Strong winds hit Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal as Cyclone Remal advances in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A boy stands on a broken signboard as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A boy stands on a broken signboard as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A man salvages a cart and other material as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A man salvages a cart and other material as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Bangladesh, a delta nation of nearly 170 million people, has a history of violent storms. Disaster preparedness programs have upgraded the capacity to tackle natural disasters, resulting in fewer casualties. Changing climate patterns have increased storms’ intensity, making preparations more urgent.

Remal weakened after making landfall in Bangladesh’s Patuakhali district early Monday, with sustained winds of 111 kilometers (69 miles) per hour. India's Meteorological Department said it was likely to weaken throughout the day, but warned of heavy showers over Assam and other northeastern states for the next two days.

India's Kolkata airport reopened after being shut Sunday. Bangladesh shut the airport in the country’s second largest city, Chattogram, and canceled all domestic flights to and from the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar. Loading and unloading at Chittagong seaport was halted.

Strong rain and winds battered the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka. Many roads were submerged. Authorities ordered all government officials to stay at their stations until the situation improved.

Aid agencies said they deployed thousands of volunteers in Rohingya refugee camps and other affected areas to provide emergency support. Bangladesh has sprawling camps housing more than 1 million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in Cox's Bazar.

In India's West Bengal state, thatched roofs on houses were blown away and electric poles and trees were uprooted in some coastal districts. Heavy downpours inundated streets and homes in low-lying areas of Kolkata. All schools in the region were closed until further notice.

AP video journalist Al-emrun Garjon contributed to this report.

A damaged structure is seen during heavy rains caused by Cyclone Remal along the coastal areas at Bakkhali, South 24 parganas, West Bengal, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashim Paul)

A damaged structure is seen during heavy rains caused by Cyclone Remal along the coastal areas at Bakkhali, South 24 parganas, West Bengal, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashim Paul)

Trees swing during heavy winds and rains caused by Cyclone Remal along the coastal areas at Bakkhali, South 24 parganas, West Bengal, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashim Paul)

Trees swing during heavy winds and rains caused by Cyclone Remal along the coastal areas at Bakkhali, South 24 parganas, West Bengal, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Ashim Paul)

An evacuated woman and infant sit inside a shelter after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

An evacuated woman and infant sit inside a shelter after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A doctor attends to people who were evacuated due to Cyclone Remal at a shelter in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A doctor attends to people who were evacuated due to Cyclone Remal at a shelter in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

People who were evacuated watch the rains from inside a shelter after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

People who were evacuated watch the rains from inside a shelter after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A vessel stands in the Hooghly River in the backdrop of Hooghly Bridge in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A vessel stands in the Hooghly River in the backdrop of Hooghly Bridge in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Onlookers watch a raging Hooghly River with high wind in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Onlookers watch a raging Hooghly River with high wind in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A commuter walks holding an umbrella in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A commuter walks holding an umbrella in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A buoy stands amidst the thrush of water on the Hooghly River in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A buoy stands amidst the thrush of water on the Hooghly River in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

People holding umbrellas cross a railway line in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

People holding umbrellas cross a railway line in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Vehicles move through a waterlogged street in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Vehicles move through a waterlogged street in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A Bangladeshi man pushes his bicycle during a rain after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A Bangladeshi man pushes his bicycle during a rain after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A Bangladeshi woman walks holding an umbrella during a rain after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A Bangladeshi woman walks holding an umbrella during a rain after Cyclone Remal lashed Bangladesh’s southern coast in Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A man crosses a waterlogged street in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A man crosses a waterlogged street in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Commuters wait during a traffic jam in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Commuters wait during a traffic jam in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Commuters travel in a crowded bus in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Commuters travel in a crowded bus in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Stranded passengers await transport in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Stranded passengers await transport in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Vehicles move through a waterlogged street in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Vehicles move through a waterlogged street in Kolkata, India, as rain continues after cyclone Remal made a landfall near Bangladesh-India border, Monday, May 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescuers remove fallen tree branches on the roof of a house as they oversee damages in Cyclone Remal affected villages in West Bengal state, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (NDRF via AP)

India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescuers remove fallen tree branches on the roof of a house as they oversee damages in Cyclone Remal affected villages in West Bengal state, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (NDRF via AP)

India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescuers remove fallen trees as they oversee damages in Cyclone Remal affected villages in West Bengal state, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (NDRF via AP)

India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescuers remove fallen trees as they oversee damages in Cyclone Remal affected villages in West Bengal state, India, Monday, May 27, 2024. (NDRF via AP)

A man salvages a recliner as strong winds caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal hit the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A man salvages a recliner as strong winds caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal hit the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Members of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society ask people to vacate as strong winds caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal hit the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Members of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society ask people to vacate as strong winds caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal hit the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Men salvage a refrigerator as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Men salvage a refrigerator as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Vendors run to salvage their belongings as strong winds caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal hit the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Vendors run to salvage their belongings as strong winds caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal hit the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Men move fishing nets as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Men move fishing nets as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

In this screen-grab taken from the website of India Meteorological Department, Government of India, cyclonic activity is visible over the Bay of Bengal on the eastern coast of India, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The India Meteorological Department says the cyclonic storm will cross Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal coasts around midnight Sunday. (India Meteorological Department via AP)

In this screen-grab taken from the website of India Meteorological Department, Government of India, cyclonic activity is visible over the Bay of Bengal on the eastern coast of India, Sunday, May 26, 2024. The India Meteorological Department says the cyclonic storm will cross Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal coasts around midnight Sunday. (India Meteorological Department via AP)

Men salvage a reclining chair and other material as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Men salvage a reclining chair and other material as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Strong winds hit Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal as Cyclone Remal advances in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

Strong winds hit Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal as Cyclone Remal advances in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A boy stands on a broken signboard as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A boy stands on a broken signboard as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A man salvages a cart and other material as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

A man salvages a cart and other material as water flows on to the Kuakata beach on the coast of Bay of Bengal caused by the advancing Cyclone Remal in Barisal, Bangladesh, Sunday, May 26, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdul Goni)

CHICAGO (AP) — Dallas Wings forward Maddy Siegrist broke a finger on her non-shooting hand in a loss at Minnesota, the latest setback for an injury-plagued 2023 playoff team near the bottom of this year's WNBA standings.

Siegrist sustained the injury to her left hand in the first quarter of Dallas' eighth consecutive loss Tuesday night but remained in the game and scored 17 points, tied for the team high.

There is no timeline on a return for the No. 2 overall pick in last year's draft, whose minutes and points are up significantly over her rookie season. Dallas continues a four-game trip at Chicago on Thursday night.

The Wings were the fourth seed in the playoffs last year and won a postseason series for the first time since moving to the Dallas area in 2016. The 90-78 loss to the Lynx dropped the Wings to 3-10, one win ahead of last-place Washington going into Wednesday.

The increased playing time for Siegrist came in part because of the absence of All-Star forward Satou Sabally, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and isn't expected back until after the Olympic break in August.

Siegrist, who was the 2022-23 NCAA scoring champion at Penn State ahead of runner-up Caitlin Clark, is averaging 14.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in 34 minutes per game. She averaged 3.7 points and 1.6 rebounds in 8 minutes as a rookie.

The Wings were already without guard Arike Ogunbowale in the loss to the Lynx because the league's second-leader scorer is dealing with Achilles heel soreness. Ogunbowale's season-opening streak of 11 consecutive games with at least 20 points ended in the previous game, an 85-67 loss to Connecticut.

Veteran forward Natasha Howard, a two-time All-Star, has been sidelined since breaking a foot in the opener.

Siegrist's injury left the Wings with just eight healthy players, so the club signed free agent Morgan Bertsch to a salary cap hardship contract.

The Wings signed Monique Billings to a hardship contract after Howard's injury. One of the hardship contracts must be terminated when an injured player is ready to return.

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Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) reaches a loose ball ahead of Dallas Wings forward Maddy Siegrist (20) during the second half of a WNBA basketball basketball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (24) reaches a loose ball ahead of Dallas Wings forward Maddy Siegrist (20) during the second half of a WNBA basketball basketball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, June 15, 2024. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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